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Egypt’s media line up behind state against Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s media, both public and private, have lined up behind the government in portraying its fight against the Muslim Brotherhood as a “war on terror” and vilifying foreign journalists. As police and troops chase down members of the Islamist group, from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails, the media have…

German chancellor Angela Merkel to make historic visit to Nazis’ Dachau camp

Angela Merkel will become the first German chancellor to visit the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau as she steps up warnings about the far-right threat while campaigning for a third term. Ahead of an evening election rally in Dachau, northwest of Munich, Merkel will arrive at the memorial at 1645…

Gender pay gap widens as men’s bonuses twice as big as women’s: study

The gender pay gap in Britain is widening as male managers earn more than twice as much in bonuses as their female counterparts, a study published Tuesday said. The average bonus for male managers totalled £6,442 last year compared with £3,029 for women, while their basic salaries were almost 25…

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas arrested at UK fracking protest

A prominent Green Party MP was among some 30 demonstrators arrested at anti-fracking protests outside a drilling site in Sussex. Caroline Lucas had been sitting with protesters outside the entrance to energy firm Cuadrilla’s test drilling site in Balcombe on Monday, as police said hundreds demonstrated against the controversial extraction…

300 tonnes of radioactive water is worst leak yet at Japan’s Fukushima

Some 300 tonnes of radioactive water is believed to have leaked from a tank at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, the worst such leak since the crisis began, the operator said Tuesday. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said the leak was believed to be continuing Tuesday at Fukushima and it had…

Russian runners astonished by ‘gay kiss’ claims

Two Russian female gold medal winners at the Moscow World Athletics Championships expressed bewilderment Tuesday over media claims that their passionate podium kiss was a symbol of gay defiance against a new Russian law banning homosexual “propaganda”. Kseniya Ryzhova and Yulia Gushchina, who kissed each other on the lips after…

Elon Musk making $1 Tesla salary, but $4.3 Million on Model X planning

Here’s a fun fact: Elon Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, has an annual salary of $1 at Tesla. However, that doesn’t tell the full story. The 21st century Renaissance man gets a bit more for meeting specific performance…  …

More than 50 percent of electric cars sold in the U.S. are in 5 cities

You have probably heard of certain cities which have particularly high electric car ownership rates, often due to their generous incentives. Can you name which five cities have over 50% of the electric cars sold in the US? Here’s the list: Los Angeles…  …

‘The Internet Police’ shines a light on the online surveillance state

When Ars Technica editor Nate Anderson sat down to write The Internet Police (W.W. Norton & Company, 320 pp.), Edward Snowden hadn’t yet decided to add some excitement to the National Security Agency’s summer by leaking a trove of surveillance secrets…  …

Scientists have uncovered evidence early humans lived in North China 1.6 million years ago

p class=”rpuSnip”> A team of scientists say they have uncovered evidence of early humans in China dating back at least 1.6 million years, the oldest signs of early humans in North China. In a paper published in the scholarly journal Scientific Reports, Chinese Academy…  …

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