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Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Published 14/08/2017

Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. [more…]

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Published 14/08/2017

Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired. [more…]

Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

Published 13/08/2017

The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat. [more…]

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Published 12/08/2017

Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won a preliminary round in a federal court trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, as the judge dismissed the DJ's rival claim accusing the singer of wrongfully getting him fired. [more…]

Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

Published 11/08/2017

A founding member of Jefferson Starship may pursue part of his lawsuit seeking to stop former bandmates from using the rock group's name, a federal judge ruled on Friday. [more…]

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Published 11/08/2017

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. [more…]

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Published 10/08/2017

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. [more…]

Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

Published 10/08/2017

Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead. [more…]

Art, or just a bunch of, er, balloons?

Art, or just a bunch of, er, balloons?

Published 10/08/2017

Art is well known for its power to move people, but a new installation in London can move itself - it comprises a series of autonomous floating spheres, that interact with visitors and the space on their own. [more…]

Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Published 10/08/2017

The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed Alesi that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like. [more…]