EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe… at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, said they wouldn’t support the latest version of the proposal. European Parliament Member Julia […]

Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen

Enlarge / Natural gas meters are fixed to the outside of residential townhouses and apartments (credit: Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Three natural gas distributors issued a report this week detailing plans to convert the UK’s residential gas system to a hydrogen delivery system. UK firms Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, as well as Norwegian […]

Federal, provincial governments reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid

The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on.  The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]

Utter lunacy? ‘Moonmoon’ naming proposal for moons of moons proves divisive

Astronomers think it’s possible that moons can have their own mini-moon – but the scientific suggestion that they should be called ‘moonmoons’ is not going down well among those with a more poetic inclination. READ MORE: NASA administrator shows off historic spaceship…made of Lego The term ‘moonmoons’ started with astrophysicist Duncan Forgan, reports ScienceAlert, who […]

Goldman, JPMorgan object to Russian proposal to limit their ability to move money out of the country

A total of 15 foreign lenders are protesting against a new plan proposed by the Russian central bank to reduce the amount of cash they can move abroad from their units located in Russia. Russian subsidiaries of banking majors, including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Raiffeisen, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and HSBC Holdings, have voiced their objections to […]

Steven Universe Video: Watch Cartoon Network's First Same-Sex Proposal

Inclusivity has been a consistent theme throughout Steven Universe‘s five-season run, but the Cartoon Network series took that commitment to the next level this week in an episode appropriately titled “The Question.” Wednesday’s installment — the third in a five-part “Heart of the Crystal Gems” event — found characters Ruby and Sapphire, who themselves are […]

Superhero Bits: Deadpool Meets The Proposal, Nightwing Casting Rumor Debunked & More

Who is not the front runner to play Nightwing? What is the Rotten Tomatoes score for Deadpool 2? Who has been controlling Stan Lee‘s social media accounts? Have you played the Avengers: Infinity War mash-up with Fortnite before it ends tomorrow? What new characters are coming to the new season of Young Justice? What is […]

NHTSA proposal would override California’s tougher emissions rules

The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about wanting to roll back emissions and fuel economy guidelines, but there’s been a key obstacle to that: California. It has a waiver permitting it to apply tougher emissions standards, and that (combined with support from 12 other states) effectively dictates the rules for automakers across the US. Officials […]

'Very damaging' or inevitable? Lawyers assess US proposal to rummage through visitors' social media

The proposal for visa applicants to surrender 5 years of their social-media history will have a “huge impact” on travel to the US and could be “very damaging” for those seeking to come to America, an immigration attorney told RT. While diplomats and travelers facing medical emergencies are expected to be exempt from the new […]