Following the path of the U.K. in their Brexit vote towards independence from the European Union, Catalonia held a referendum yesterday which was met by brute force when riot police began beating up defenseless voters lining up to cast their ballot. Young or old did not matter in the brutal onslaught of rubber bullets and sticks as police sought to seize ballot papers and prevent voters from making it to polling stations.
When it comes to New York, very few cities in America can capture the name its made for itself when it comes to innovative technology and forward thinking. However, what happens when these machinations begin to take a life of its own and even those in charge have very few answers their purpose.
From small business to corporate conglomerates, politicians have a tendency to play both sides of the fence when it comes to their campaigns. Both republicans and democrats are guilty of this facade since monopolies have graced all sides the spectrum and continue to prosper beyond public opinion or control.
While there are plenty of cases where airlines have not treated their customers with respect, the recent incident of a woman dragged off a flight brings up an important point on why forced freedom and "unity" will never be sunshine and rainbows in complicated world of rules. If you haven't seen the video yet it's posted below, but what is interesting about her reasons for protesting are dog allergies and the fact that others are utilizing their unique advantages to bring their pets onto the plane.
Filmmaker Ariel Martin tells the story of the iMom, a humanoid robot who transforms the way parents raise their kids. In the not-too-distant future, an infomercial touts the iMom -- she cooks, she cleans, she's the first fully-functional mother substitute.
Hampton Creek, a tech-food startup that aims to replace animal products in food with more sustainable plant ones, has recently faced a slew of negative coverage accusing it of classic Silicon Valley hubris and overreach.
From bio-weapons to genetically designed humans, there's plenty of controversy surrounding modern day research, yet plenty of curious people willing enough to look beyond. "Are people dying and suffering needlessly because of all these committees and all these rules?" asks Josiah Zayner, a scientist, bio-hacker, and founder of the biotech company The Odin, which supplies low-cost CRISPR kits for the consumer market.
In a recently aired clip on CBS, Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku talks about experiments that scientists have been doing with weather modification. The experiments that he discusses sound strangely similar to what we know about the HAARP facility in Alaska. These experiments seem to operate in the same way, by shooting lasers and nanoparticules into the sky.
The continent of Africa usually isn't considered by the world to be the most popular tourist destination nor the wealthiest, but many would be surprised at how rich it is in natural resources considering its size.
This video promotion produced by UNICEF Chile (United Nations Children's Fund) is supposedly meant to teach children that accepting others can lead to valuable experiences; a statement which most of us can agree with.
For those who haven't witnessed his abilities, most people consider Richard Turner to be the most talented card mechanic alive today. In this amazing video, he performs on the show "Fool Us" which Penn and Teller host to demonstrate exactly why many magicians still study his work even today.