Art

Mushroom design: From homes to shoes, London exhibit explores possibilities

Mushroom design: From homes to shoes, London exhibit explores possibilities

In 1864, Jules Verne's sci-fi novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" imagined explorers walking beneath a forest of 30-foot mushrooms "crowded together like the round roofs of an African city.". Lewis Carol's "Alice in Wonderland" and H.G. Wells' "The First Men in the Moon" followed, employing towering fungal forests as literary allusions to Victorians' experimentations with opium. But it wasn't until 2007 that it was proven such forests ... Full story

Education

Final week to score $50 student passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 – TechCrunch

Final week to score $50 student passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 – TechCrunch

Class is about to be in session, students. If you’re passionate about mobility and transportation tech and hungry to learn from the visionaries, makers and investors who are building the future today, don’t miss out on TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on October 6-7. We support you, the next generation of mobility tech leaders, so take advantage of our $50 student pass — a $145 savings. But don’t delay. The price increases on October 5. TC Sessions: ... Full story

Economics

JPMorgan agrees to pay $920 million to settle market manipulation charges

JPMorgan agrees to pay $920 million to settle market manipulation charges

FILE PHOTO: A J.P. Morgan logo is seen in New York City, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo. (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N has agreed to pay more than $920 million and admitted to wrongdoing to settle federal U.S. market manipulation probes into its trading of metals futures and Treasury securities, the U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The landmark multi-agency settlement lifts a regulatory shadow that has hung ... Full story

Entertainment

Hugo Boss claims Scouse slogan infringes copyright

Hugo Boss claims Scouse slogan infringes copyright

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Health

Beyond Meat triples distribution of plant-based burgers at Walmart stores

Beyond Meat triples distribution of plant-based burgers at Walmart stores

FILE PHOTO: A guest wears a hat during the Beyond Meat IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York, U.S., May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. (Reuters) - Beyond Meat Inc BYND.O said on Tuesday its burger patties will be available at more than 2,400 Walmart Inc stores from next week, as it triples distribution with the retailer to tap into the growing demand for its plant-based meat products during the pandemic. Demand for fully cooked ... Full story

Law

Russia jails Gulag historian for 13 years, overturns earlier sentence

Russia jails Gulag historian for 13 years, overturns earlier sentence

Slideshow ( 3 images ). MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court abruptly handed Yuri Dmitriev, a historian of Stalin-era crimes, a 13-year jail term on Tuesday after overturning an earlier sentence on charges that his supporters say were fabricated to punish him for his work. Dmitriev, 64, was found guilty in July of sexually abusing his adopted daughter and sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison by the Petrozavodsk city court in Russia’s northwestern ... Full story

Living

Palm scanner launched for 'secure' payments - BBC News

Palm scanner launched for 'secure' payments - BBC News

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Politics

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion. Slideshow ( 5 images ). Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the wealthy oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. His designated successor is his brother, ... Full story

Sport

Covid-19: Milestones of the global pandemic  News

Covid-19: Milestones of the global pandemic News

The Covid-19 pandemic began last year in a city in central China, but has since grown to affect nearly every country on earth. The virus has put world leaders in hospital while exposing inequality. It has asked major questions of governments and encroached on the daily lives of billions. And it shows no signs of ending any time soon. As the number of deaths passes one million, we take a look at some of the landmarks along the way. 9 JANUARY ... Full story

Technology

Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

(Reuters) - Out with grimy microwaves and sticky coffee machines with worn-out buttons, in with stylus pens, QR codes, no-touch water coolers and mobile apps that pick what brew the machine will make for you. Ericsson's cafeteria, with social distancing signage to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen at its office in West Gate Business Park in Bucharest, Romania, in this July 30, 2020 handout image. Genesis ... Full story