Art

Waterless Beauty Can Help Save The Planet, And Your Skin

Waterless Beauty Can Help Save The Planet, And Your Skin

Water is one of the most common ingredients found in beauty products. Known for its specific properties that “dissolve hydrosoluble solid or gaseous-active ingredients,” says Shanu Walpita, trend forecaster and founder of Futurewise Studio , it is often used as a solvent or as a means of improving product consistency and spreadability. Think – your cleansers , your serums, your gels, your fragrances . Read More. THE BLUE BEAUTY MOVEMENT: ... Full story

Education

Why did the A-level algorithm say no?

Why did the A-level algorithm say no?

Image caption A protest over A-level results gathered in Westminster. Accusations of unfairness over this year's A-level results in England have focused on an "algorithm" for deciding results of exams cancelled by the pandemic. This makes it sound Machiavellian and complicated, when perhaps its problems are really being too simplistic. There have been two key pieces of information used to produce estimated grades: how students have been ranked ... Full story

Economics

Kaplan: Consumers 'still spending', but shifts mean risks to service sector

Kaplan: Consumers 'still spending', but shifts mean risks to service sector

FILE PHOTO: Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaks during an interview in his office at the bank's headquarters in Dallas, Texas, U.S. January 9, 2020. REUTERS/ Ann Saphir/File Photo. (Reuters) - Economic data show “consumers are still spending,” though shifts in the patterns of consumption mean lower income workers in some sectors may face uncertain times ahead, Dallas Federal Reserve bank president Robert Kaplan said on ... Full story

Entertainment

Facebook launches support for paid online events – TechCrunch

Facebook launches support for paid online events – TechCrunch

Businesses will now be able to monetize online events on Facebook, thanks to a new feature that the social network is launching in the United States and 19 other countries today. In a call with reporters, Head of Facebook App Fidji Sumo said that Facebook’s Events feature was designed for in-person events, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing orders, the company “really quickly pivoted” to supporting online events. In ... Full story

Health

Canada says new waves of coronavirus could swamp healthcare system, send death toll soaring

Canada says new waves of coronavirus could swamp healthcare system, send death toll soaring

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is planning for a “reasonable worst case scenario” in which new waves of the coronavirus would intermittently swamp the public health system and send the death toll soaring, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam attends a news conference as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 23, 2020. ... Full story

Law

Clearview AI wins an ICE contract as it prepares to defend itself in court

Clearview AI wins an ICE contract as it prepares to defend itself in court

KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV via Getty Images. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week signed a deal with Clearview AI to licence the facial recognition company’s technology. According to a federal purchase order unearthed by the nonprofit Tech Inquiry (via The Verge ), an ICE mission support office in Dallas is paying $224,000 for “Clearview licenses.” Full story

Living

Argentina might delay formal bond revamp offer until next week: source

Argentina might delay formal bond revamp offer until next week: source

People are pictured outside a bank in Buenos Aires' financial district, Argentina October 18, 2018. Picture taken October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina might extend the deadline for its proposed bond restructuring beyond Aug. 24 and submit its amended offer to the U.S. securities regulator next week, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Bondholders will have 10 days to decide on ... Full story

Politics

US seizes millions of dollars of Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela

US seizes millions of dollars of Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela

Image caption Bella was one of four vessels that fuel was confiscated from. The US says it has taken control of four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela in the largest-ever seizure of its kind. About 1.1 million barrels of fuel were confiscated "with the assistance of foreign partners", according to the Justice Department. Washington said the shipments violated US sanctions. Iran's ambassador to Venezuela claimed that neither the ships ... Full story

Sport

Costs from weeks of protests take financial toll on cash-strapped cities across US

Costs from weeks of protests take financial toll on cash-strapped cities across US

From police injuries to financial losses from looters, the aftermath from weeks of cross-country protests is bringing some cities to their knees. All told, the unruly demonstrations following the deaths of George Floyd , Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery could make it one of the costliest displays of civil disorder in U.S. history. In many places, the financial fallout comes as cities and states have drained their coffers trying to fight ... Full story

Technology

NASA and SpaceX target October 23 for first operational astronaut launch – TechCrunch

NASA and SpaceX target October 23 for first operational astronaut launch – TechCrunch

NASA and SpaceX have set a specific target date for Crew-1, the first operational crewed mission for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Crew-1 will carry astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Oliver, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station, and will mark the first regular service mission of the Dragon spacecraft following its certification at the conclusion of its development and testing program. Crew Dragon’s final major ... Full story