Art

The New Firehouse Hotel Makes Los Angeles’s Arts District the Place to Stay

The New Firehouse Hotel Makes Los Angeles’s Arts District the Place to Stay

By now it’s a classic, almost-cliche tale of urban revitalization: artists seeking dirt cheap studio spaces descend on a post-industrial, less-frequented part of town. They open a few galleries, a book store, a coffee shop. Then a groundbreaking new restaurant opens. Bam! Suddenly that under-the-radar, grimy stretch of warehouses is one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. Such is the trajectory of L.A.’s downtown Arts District, which began ... Full story

Education

Scientists take DNA test, learn they're cousins who've collaborated in science journal

Scientists take DNA test, learn they're cousins who've collaborated in science journal

When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met. But, it’s a bit different when you realize you have a cousin who works in the same field, shares some colleagues and friends, and once collaborated with you on research that appeared in a science journal back in the 1970s. Byron Rubin and Bruce Gaber aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill ... Full story

Economics

Unbanked 'pay £500 extra a year' for bills and services

Unbanked 'pay £500 extra a year' for bills and services

People who do not have access to a bank account pay an extra £485 a year for everyday bills and services, research from a challenger bank suggests. More than 1.2 million Britons do not have a bank account, so miss out on discounts reserved for those who pay bills by direct debit, said Pockit. This ramps up the cost of energy bills, broadband and phone contracts, it said. "For many of us, having a bank account is a basic fact of life," said ... Full story

Entertainment

AB6IX's Lim Young Min is up next in their 'Absolute Beginning' teaser

AB6IX's Lim Young Min is up next in their 'Absolute Beginning' teaser

AB6IX 's Lim Young Min has been visited by the same hooded figure in his groupmates' teasers. The hooded figure doesn't do much in Lim Young Min's teaser except show up, but he seems to throw Lim Young Min off a lot. The teaser ends with, like it has so far, the mysterious white doorway. There's only one more members 'Absolute Beginning' left to be released now. Are you excited for AB6IX's debut? Full story

Health

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics "trading on hope", the fertility watchdog has warned. Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using "selective success rates" to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful as a woman gets older. Since 2004 the number of women in their 40s undergoing fertility treatment has doubled to ... Full story

Law

Sri Lanka blasts updates

Sri Lanka blasts updates

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. Three Indians were killed in the serial bombings in Sri Lanka on Sunday, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter. An improvised pipe bomb discovered close to Colombo’s main airport was successfully defused by the Sri Lanka air force, police said. Full story

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Politics

The Mueller report concludes it was not needed

The Mueller report concludes it was not needed

How would you like to spend two years and $30 million assembling a report that concludes you were not needed in the first place? Voilà: the Mueller report . Nice work if you can get it. The report is appropriately thick, D.C. thick. It takes more than 400 pages to state the obvious: There was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians to swing the 2016 election. Zip. Nada. Nothing to see here. It goes on to tee up a question about ... Full story

Sport

Terror in Sri Lanka

Terror in Sri Lanka

A series of bombs ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds. Several of those bombs went off inside churches, during Easter services in three cities. Sri Lanka’s minority Christian community, which accounts for less than 10% of the country’s total population of 21.4 million, appeared to be the main target of the coordinated attacks. Though it wasn’t immediately clear who ... Full story

Technology

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

As an experienced cyber first responder, Julian Gutmanis had been called plenty of times before to help companies deal with the fallout from cyberattacks. But when the Australian security consultant was summoned to a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in the summer of 2017, what he found made his blood run cold. The hackers had deployed malicious software, or malware, that let them take over the plant’s safety instrumented systems. These ... Full story