Biden and Harris dress to reassure that normal service is restored
The optics of this inauguration were serene, respectful and quietly joyous, with US designers centre stage
theguardian | Top Stories | 1 hrs ago
Brexiter Roger Daltrey criticises restrictions for musicians touring Europe
The Who frontman has been accused of hypocrisy after signing an open letter decrying the government’s position
reddit | UK | 1 hrs ago
JD Wetherspoon doesn't need any more beer money from Sunak | Nils Pratley
While smaller pubs ‘hang by a thread’, big chains amass war chests to capitalise on likelihood of those threads breaking
theguardian | Business | 1 hrs ago
Facebook rival MeWe gains 2.5M members in a week as users seek privacy
The social network MeWe gained 2.5 million new members in the last week as social media users flock to privacy-focused apps.
reddit | Technology | 1 hrs ago
A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details
Chinese hackers are gathering passenger details from airlines across the world to track high-value targets' movements.
reddit | Technology | 1 hrs ago
Marijuana abuse by youth with mood disorders linked to suicide attempts and death, study finds
Heavy use of marijuana by teens and young adults with mood disorders -- such as depression and bipolar disorder -- is linked to an increased risk of self-harm, suicide attempts and death, a new study has found.
reddit | Science | 1 hrs ago
Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the...
reddit | World | 1 hrs ago
Biden's bold pledge to vaccinate 100m Americans in 100 days faces stern test
New president warns of ‘toughest period of the virus’, with more than 400,000 American deaths from Covid
theguardian | Top Stories | 1 hrs ago
The origins of money: Researchers found that 70% of certain bronze objects from the early Bronze Age (3000-2100 BC) are indistinguishably the same weight, implying they were created to be interchangeable. Shaped like rings, ax blades, and ribs, they are thought to be the first evidence of currency.
Researchers from the Netherlands may have uncovered the origins of currency using a subfield called "psychophysics."
reddit | Science | 1 hrs ago
Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites stunning poem at Biden inauguration
Amanda Gorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, recited a powerful poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
reddit | Entertainment | 1 hrs ago
NHS confirms London hospital Covid death toll as inpatients hits a record high
The latest figures coincide with a record number of London hospital admissions
mylondon | UK | 1 hrs ago
Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada
Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant
independent | World | 1 hrs ago
Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser
It’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers with little programming experience. It works well with 2D projects and has an approachable drag-and-dro ...
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
Saga cruises says all customers must be vaccinated in 2021
Holidaymakers in 2021 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the over-50s travel firm says.
bbc | Business | 2 hrs ago
Why EFF Doesn’t Support Bans On Private Use of Face Recognition
Government and private use of face recognition technology each present a wealth of concerns. Privacy, safety, and amplification of carceral bias are just some of the reasons why we must ban government use.But what about private use? It also can exace ...
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
Joe Biden is now president, but Trump has changed the US for a generation | Martin Kettle
Biden’s warm inauguration words will not reset the dials. The era of US global leadership can’t be rebuilt quickly, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle
theguardian | Politics | 2 hrs ago
Covid: Llangollen 'Pimm's and Hymns' reaches Brazil
Online audiences for singalongs in the Llangollen church have "exploded", Father Lee Taylor says.
bbc | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
Woman pregnant with twins survives COVID-19 after 7 weeks in hospital, special therapy
The future mother underwent an intensive therapy called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which is used for COVID-19 patients who are out of other options.
reddit | World | 2 hrs ago
The Guardian view on Joe Biden's inauguration: democracy prevails - for now | Editorial
Editorial: The passing of power from a dangerous man to one set on healing his country is a relief. But American democracy remains in peril
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
Brexit: NI hauliers raise concerns over 'competence' of new customs agents
The Road Haulage Association say some newly trained agents advising businesses are "not competent".
reddit | Politics | 2 hrs ago
‘America is back’: World leaders react to Biden’s inauguration
‘A great day for democracy,’ says Italian PM Giuseppe Conte
independent | World | 2 hrs ago
Croydon gym gets police checks despite not breaking rules
Police were satisfied "staff were complying with all current covid regulations" when they visited
mylondon | UK | 2 hrs ago
The Guardian view on Brexit and bureaucracy: the cost of absurdity | Editorial
Editorial: Conservatives continue to obsess about the burden to business of red tape, except where it is real – at the EU border
theguardian | Politics | 2 hrs ago
The Hill We Climb: the Amanda Gorman poem that stole the inauguration show
The 22-year-old poet wowed the crowd with her reading during Joe Biden’s swearing-in. Here’s the transcript of her text
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
Lockdown rules will still apply to those who have been vaccinated
The shielding and strict lockdown measures have to continue
mylondon | UK | 2 hrs ago
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