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Donald Trump Tours ‘Beautiful’ Plane He Vowed to Never Fly On

Yesterday, US President Donald Trump took a break from screaming at random reporters to tour Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. That’s despite the fact that he tweeted (as, regrettably, he so often does) about never flying on the plane. Read More >>

movies
Hollywood’s Secret Republicans of the 1950s 

These days, Hollywood has a reputation for being politically liberal. But you’d be surprised how many conservatives there are in Hollywood. Or, maybe you wouldn’t, if you remember that Hollywood is just like any other major industry in the US. But what about the secret Republicans of the 1950s? Read More >>

politics
‘President Supervillain’ Puts Trump’s Quotes in Red Skull’s Mouth, and It’s Disturbingly Perfect

He’s barely been in office for a month, but already Donald Trump has given the world a fearsome amount of wild, delirious quotes. They’re sentences that not even the best satirical writer could come up with—and weirdly enough, they make for uncomfortably believable quotes for Marvel’s premiere fascist supervillain. Read More >>

politics
Leave Voters Don’t Trust Politicians or… Scientists

Research into the varying mindsets of people who voted either Leave or Remain in last year's EU referendum shows quite a range of differences in trust between the two camps, with those who voted Leave less likely to trust anyone across the board. Read More >>

science
Winston Churchill Believed In Aliens, Lost Essay Reveals

A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals that the former-PM "reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of life on other planets". Read More >>

politics
Russia’s New Missile Violates a Cold War Treaty But We’re Sure Trump Will Tell Putin What’s What

According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now that Trump is in office, there’s speculation about what the new administration will do about it. Read More >>

politics
Trump’s UK Visit May Be Moved From London to Birmingham

Ah, the West Midlands. Home to many things: canals, the Black Country, a bull made entirely of jelly beans. It's also a Brexit stronghold, with some of the highest percentages of Leave voters in the whole of the UK. Read More >>

animals
Animal Welfare Reports and Abuse Data Wiped From USDA Website

Animal rights advocates are angry over the United States Department of Agriculture’s sudden decision to remove the publicly available results of inspection reports about animal treatment at research laboratories and private facilities. The agency says the data will only be available through Freedom of Information Act requests. Read More >>

politics
Silicon Valley Innovators Disrupt Trump Administration by Drafting a Cool Letter

In the last few days, word started circulating that tech’s very big, very powerful companies were weighing sending a joint letter to US President Donald Trump concerning the Muslim Ban. A letter, apparently, that would make it painfully clear they intend to do nothing to stop him. Read More >>

reddit
Reddit Says Goodnight to ‘Alt-Right’ Community

Yesterday Reddit banned r/altright, the primary community on the site for the so-called “alt-right.” And for a variety of reasons, that’s about all we know. Read More >>

politics
Counter-Terrorism Programme That Partners With Facebook to Refocus Its Efforts Only on Islam

The latest development in Donald Trump’s controversial treatment of the Muslim community is a new plan to rename the “Countering Violent Extremism” programme to “Countering Islamic Extremism.” The plan calls for the programme to no longer focus on all terrorist groups—like white supremacists—and solely target potential Muslim extremists. Read More >>

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MPs Launch “Fake News” Inquiry

Parliament is launching a serious inquiry into the world of fake news, with a Culture, Media and Sport Committee set to examine whether or not making stuff up for clicks and likes is really having any tangible effect on society. Read More >>

politics
That Photo of Trump in the Oval Office Is Totally Fake

Back in September 2016, two months before the election, The New Yorker ran an article imagining the worst possible future: a Trump presidency. The article was accompanied by a mocked-up photo of Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Well, that darkest possible future really happened. And oddly enough, ABC News just accidentally used the fake photo for a TV promo. Read More >>