A challenge to Facebook’s reach and power is long overdue

Mark Zuckerberg’s company feeds utopian delusions, but in reality it is just a billionaire’s media outlet grinding out a fortune As I look around and I travel around the world, I’m starting to see people and nations turning inward, against this idea of a connected world and a global community. I hear fearful voices calling…

CIA: Hundreds Of Agents Routinely Create ‘Fake News’

The CIA admitted as far back as 1975 that they routinely use agents to create “fake news” in order to influence the general public and manipulate the thoughts and values of Americans. The CIA Director admitted to the U.S. Senate that over 400 agents gave the corporate owned media “made-up stories”, including fake news about…

History of Drum and Bass

Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to DnB, D&B, Drum n Bass and Drum & Bass) is a type of electronic dance music.   Beginnings in the UK Main article: Oldschool jungle Drum and bass began as a musical paradigm shift of the United Kingdom breakbeat hardcore and rave scene of the mid 1990s; and over…

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Stephen Hawking We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town,…

Not in our bread

Campaigning to rid wheat of toxic chemicals With tests showing that nearly a third of the UK’s bread can contain weed killer, Soil Association campaigner Natasha Collins-Daniel explains why the charity is calling for a ban on the use of glyphosate.   Spraying a probable carcinogen on food crops to kill them so they can be…

What were all those MPs doing on their phones?

When Labour’s John McDonnell stood up to respond to the autumn statement on Wednesday, half his party’s MPs started noodling on their phones behind him. Was it the height of rudeness – or all part of a modern-day MP’s duties?     They filed into the House of Commons chamber to learn what Brexit means…