Art

Raúl Esparza Joins Jason Robert Brown for August SubCulture Residency Concert

Raúl Esparza Joins Jason Robert Brown for August SubCulture Residency Concert

Four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza will join two-time Tony Award–winning composer Jason Robert Brown August 9 for a one-night-only concert at downtown’s SubCulture. The concert marks the 51st engagement in Brown’s ongoing artistic residency with the music venue; the 50th was a concert at Town Hall featuring Brown and Stephen Sondheim in support of the Brady Campaign. READ: 9 Things You Missed When Stephen Sondheim Joined Jason Robert ... Full story

Education

2019 Email Deliverability Benchmarks Study

2019 Email Deliverability Benchmarks Study

2019 Email Deliverability Benchmarks Study - - - - - - - - - - -. Every year, nonprofits lose millions of potential fundraising dollars due to emails being filtered into spam folders and never reaching their intended recipients. In this annual study, we calculate the email deliverability rate for the previous year and how much potential revenue nonprofits lost due to spam. Email Deliverability expert Brett Schenker weighs in with how nonprofits ... Full story

Economics

Yes, we can reforest on a massive scale  substitute for slashing emissions

Yes, we can reforest on a massive scale substitute for slashing emissions

Tree restoration is being touted as the best climate change solution, in a new study, but its results should be interpreted with caution. Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented scale is “the best climate change solution available”, according to a new study . The researchers claim that covering 900m hectares of land – roughly the size of the continental US – with trees could store up to 205 billion tonnes of carbon, about two thirds ... Full story

Entertainment

Miley Cyrus on Her Marriage, Sexuality, and New Album

Miley Cyrus on Her Marriage, Sexuality, and New Album

Corset, Burberry. Tights, Wolford. Choker, Messika Paris. Bracelets, Cartier. Bangles, Tiffany & Co. Ring, Vram. Her own earrings, necklaces and bracelets (all jewelry worn throughout). Miley Cyrus wants to read me something she wrote. "I try to meditate the night before interviews on what my goal is, what I want this to say about me." We’re in the living room of the house she bought at 18, in the hills above the San Fernando Valley. At some ... Full story

Health

The reason for the non-existence of mosquitoes in Iceland

The reason for the non-existence of mosquitoes in Iceland

One of the most positive things about Iceland is that mosquitoes are not found here. That’s something we can be very grateful about, as those small flies are by far the most deadly animals on earth , spreading diseases that kill around 830.000 humans every year in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia. In other temperate and developed countries, mosquito bites have in recent decades mostly been an irritating nuisance ... Full story

Law

Ukraine to chemically castrate paedophiles and rapists in prison under new laws

Ukraine to chemically castrate paedophiles and rapists in prison under new laws

New laws in Ukraine will see convicted paedophiles and rapists forcibly castrated by chemical injection. The legislation will potentially apply annually to thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors. Paedophiles will face "coercive chemical castration" under the the new system. This "involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual ... Full story

Living

Isn't it time we redefine success in charities?  Yeoh

Isn't it time we redefine success in charities? Yeoh

If Passion drives, let Reason hold the Reins. Benjamin Franklin. Human beings are by nature emotional. When we see someone suffering, we are moved to act. That is what makes us human. Never in the history of humankind have we had more potential to act. There are more charities than ever, more people volunteering overseas, more crowdfunding campaigns to support at a click of a button. And Yet, Amongst All Of This Good Work, There Is The ... Full story

Politics

Netanyahu wary of West Bank-Gaza corridor in Trump peace plan

Netanyahu wary of West Bank-Gaza corridor in Trump peace plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers told Trump administration officials they have reservations about the proposal for a passage connecting the West Bank and Gaza as part of the White House Middle East peace plan, sources briefed on the matter tell me. Why it matters: The proposal was part of the economic portion of the U.S. plan. It was revealed by the White House to Netanyahu and his aides two weeks before the plan was ... Full story

Sport

Champions! Just | The Analyst at the Cricket World Cup on acast

Champions! Just | The Analyst at the Cricket World Cup on acast

A review of the greatest one day cricket match ever with Simon Hughes, Simion Mann, Ian Smith and Liam Plunkett For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Full story

Technology

Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

Image caption Artwork: The Spektr-RG mission is really two telescopes in one. One of the most significant Russian space missions in the post-Soviet era has launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Spektr-RG telescope is a joint venture with Germany that will map X-rays across the entire sky in unprecedented detail. Researchers say this information will help them trace the large-scale structure of the Universe. The hope is Spektr-RG can provide ... Full story