Acceptance of climate science can reach saturation

Enlarge / The glaciers are in on the conspiracy! (credit: NOAA) The vast majority of scientists—by most measures, well over 90 percent—accept the evidence that humans are driving our current climate change. Among the public, however, that figure is much lower. One possible explanation for this discrepancy is that the public doesn’t understand just how […]

Labour’s 'TERF' war: Mass walkout threats over transgender acceptance

A radical feminist group in Labour is threatening to leave, after the party announced it would be backing trans people standing on women-only shortlists. The policy looks set to ignite larger divisions over gender recognition. The UK Labour Party has been papering over an internal rupture over whether or not transgender people can stand for […]

BAFTA 2018: Ridley Scott SWEARS at audience during live acceptance speech 'Are you bored?'

The English film director and producer was honoured with a fellowship for his outstanding contribution to film and television at the 71st BAFTA  Awards. However, his acceptance speech didn’t go quite to plan when he appeared to swear at a distracted audience member. The 80-year-old began his speech by saying: “It’s been 40-years in this […]

Watch: ‘Girls Trip’ Star Tiffany Haddish’s 18-Minute NYFCC Acceptance Speech

Tiffany Haddish had a heck of a year in 2017. After working on the stand-up comedy circuit and scoring small roles in films and television shows, the actress broke out in a huge way with her performance in Girls Trip last year. She was so good in that movie that the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle honored her with their Best […]

Watch Tiffany Haddish’s Epic Acceptance Speech at the NYFCC Dinner

When the New York Film Critics Circle namedGirls Trip co-star and scene-stealer Tiffany Haddish the year’s Best Supporting Actress, it put her into serious Awards Season contention – to everyone, perhaps, but Haddish herself. “I didn’t know that existed,” she told The New York Times, of the critics’ organization. “I had to ask people, ‘What […]

Can a Transgender Farmer Sow Seeds of Acceptance in This Red State?

Ashley Swartz lives in the house where she grew up, surrounded by 160 acres of corn and soybean fields her father tilled before her. She tried moving to the closest big city — Lincoln, Nebraska — but didn’t last six months, missing nights filled with buzzing crickets and effervescent stars. Like most farmers, Swartz worries […]

MORGAN STANLEY: ‘Bitcoin acceptance is virtually zero and shrinking’

Thomson Reuters The price of bitcoin is up over 250% since last year, but acceptance of the cryptocurrency as a form of payment among top merchants has declined. A research note out Wednesday by a group of analysts at Morgan Stanley led by James E Faucette said “bitcoin acceptance is virtually zero and shrinking,” despite its impressive appreciation.  […]

Sheriff David Clarke has reportedly withdrawn his acceptance of a Homeland Security job

David Clarke (Flickr) Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke will not join the Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary, his adviser Craig Peterson told The Washington Post on Saturday. “Late Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the […]

Beyoncé gave a poignant Grammys acceptance speech about representation and diversity

Kevin Winter/Getty The INSIDER Summary: • Beyoncé won the Grammy award for best urban contemporary album.• During her acceptance speech, she spoke about the lack of diverse representation in mainstream media.• She also said “It’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes.” Music’s biggest night was (rightfully) all about […]

Chance the Rapper shouts out SoundCloud in Grammys acceptance speech

After winning a Best New Artist Grammy earlier tonight, Chance the Rapper just snagged his second Grammy, for Best Rap Album. In his acceptance speech, Chance talked about the importance of remaining an independent artist, and others who had done it before him. Then, where other musicians might have thanked their labels, Chance name-checked a […]