Portugal’s conservatives formed minority government without hard right but, as Chega rises in the polls, can it last?, When the March elections in Portugal saw the hard-right political party, Chega, quadruple its parliamentary representation from 12 seats to 50, one conclusion appeared overwhelmingly obvious. Overnight, it looked as if Europe’sContinue Reading

The UK and US have signed a landmark deal to work together on testing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and develop “robust” safety methods for AI tools and their underlying systems. “It is the first bilateral agreement of its kind,” reports the BBC. From the report: UK tech minister Michelle DonelanContinue Reading


A University of Louisville graduate student has exposed a comedy of errors by federal, state and local agencies that has allowed hazardous wastes to pollute the ground and, possibly, a nearby waterway. By James Bruggers LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responded to a “surface water pollution emergency” onContinue Reading


RuPaul’s Drag Race’s only two-time champ and soon-to-be Doctor Who sensation, Jinkx Monsoon, just spilled some exciting news! She’s chosen a new personal name, Hera Hoffer, on her incredible journey of gender self-exploration.  But not to worry, she’ll still be our beloved Jinkx Monsoon in the spotlight. Related | ‘DragContinue Reading