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Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Published 17/10/2017

Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time. [more…]

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

Published 17/10/2017

The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition. [more…]

Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

Published 16/10/2017

Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person. [more…]

Lin-Manuel Miranda`s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda`s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Published 16/10/2017

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart. [more…]

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

Published 16/10/2017

The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod. [more…]

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Published 16/10/2017

Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook. [more…]

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Published 15/10/2017

Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday. [more…]

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Published 15/10/2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades, a sharp smack for a Hollywood mogul known for powering a string of films to Oscar gold. [more…]

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Published 14/10/2017

The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist. [more…]

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

Published 13/10/2017

The Pink Raj, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world's largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month. [more…]