The SRSLY Podcast: This Country / The Bisexual / Doctor Who

The pop culture podcast with Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz. Welcome to the early access, ad free edition of the SRSLY podcast. You have a few options as to how to listen. 1. In your browser You can use this player to listen in your browser: 2. In your podcast app Click here if you’re on a mobile device, and most smartphone podcast apps should automatically open and subscribe you to the early access feed so you receive the episodes as soon as they’re available each week. Alternatively, copy and paste this link manually and use the “subscribe to this podcast” option in your app (often found in the settings… Read More

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Bill Gates says he’s ‘heartbroken’ by the death of his Microsoft cofounder in an emotional statement

Bill Gates is “heartbroken” by the death of his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Gates said Allen helped change the world with the creation of the personal computer. Bill Gates has said he is “heartbroken” by the death of his childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Allen, who also owned the NFL Seattle Seahawks and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, died on Monday afternoon after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family confirmed to Business Insider. He was 65. Gates said Allen helped change the world with the creation of the personal computer. He added that his life was marked by a “second act” in which he attempted to improve… Read More

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A woman won a Nobel Prize, but science is still sexist

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that she’s only the third female physicist to receive the award, after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer 60 years later. Though biochemical engineer Frances Arnold also won this year, for chemistry, the rarity of female Nobel laureates raises questions about women’s exclusion from education and careers in science. Female researchers have come a long way over the past century. But there’s overwhelming evidence that women remain underrepresented in the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Jamal Khashoggi’s family says they are ‘sadly and anxiously’ awaiting official word on the fate of the Saudi journalist who disappeared 2 weeks ago

The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said they are “sadly and anxiously” waiting on official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, over two weeks ago Turkey alleges Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives at the consulate The family of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who hasn’t been seen since walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, said Monday night that they are “sadly and anxiously” waiting for official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi went inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2 to obtain legal documents for his… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has died at 65 after a battle with cancer. A childhood friend of Bill Gates, it was actually Allen who came up with the name “Micro-Soft.” Jeff Bezos said that today’s internet is a “confirmation bias machine” that could help autocratic regimes. The Amazon CEO weighed in on the current state of social media at the Wired 25 conference on Monday. Facebook is banning any kind of hoaxes about voting, like false reports of violence or fake photos of long lines. The move is intended to address hoaxes like telling certain users they… Read More

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday. 1. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman “flatly denied” any involvement in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. President Trump also suggested that “rogue killers” may be responsible. 2. UK Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say when the “Brexit backstop” – designed to stop a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic – would end when Britain leaves the EU. May is just days away from a crucial summit with EU leaders in which both sides hope for a divorce deal. 3. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at 65 after battle with cancer. Allen officially left his day-to-day role at Microsoft in 1983, but stayed on… Read More

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