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Psychoanalyst Dr. Donald Moss writes article claiming whiteness is a malignant, parasitic like condition with no permanent cure and which triggers perverse appetites particularly targeting nonwhite peoples, published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Uttar Pradesh bride dies suddenly on wedding day, groom instead marries her sister on the same day with dead body of original betrothed lying in next room, family says change of plans was a tough call and that they have never witnessed such mixed emotions

Art school professor stages protest against Pablo Picasso outside Barcelona museum, claims to not believe in cancel culture but feels need to highlight artist's supposed sexism and abuse of women

Amazon unveils coffin-like wellness chamber to offer warehouse workers time to focus on their mental health, featuring potted plants, a small fan and a computer to watch relaxation videos, retail giant deletes Twitter clip unveiling chambers after online ridicule

More than 60 % of Nestlé's traditional food and drinks do not meet an internationally recognized health standard such as the Australian health star rating system and some of the companies categories and products will never be healthy no matter how much money is spent improving them, according to internal presentation to top executives

3,000 year old Scythian DNA could be used for human clones, suggests Russian defense minister Sergey Shoigu, magazine Popular Mechanics fears new army will be created consisting of genetically superior ancient warriors

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first transgender athlete in Olympic Games, competed as a man until gender transition in 2013, has since won multiple medals as a women despite attempts to ban her from competitions

German philosopher Juergen Habermas will not accept this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award from the United Arab Emirates, reversing an earlier decision, as reason he cites the very close connection of the institution with the existing political system there, the winners in each of the award’s eight categories are granted a prize of 750,000 UAE dirhams

Walter Mondale dies at 93, was US vice president under Jimmy Carter but became most known as presidential candidate in 1984 and for the huge margin with which he lost, 13 electoral votes against 525 for Ronald Reagan

Spock is not rational but terrible at making predictions, 83% of things he says are impossible happen and the more confident he is the more wrong he is, says Julia Galef after analyzing all Star Trek episodes and films

3,400-year-old golden city of Luxor discovered by archaeologists in Egypt containing stunningly preserved remains, built by 18th-dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III and abandoned by his son Akhenaten, archaeologist Salima Ikram says it’s a snapshot in time like an Egyptian version of Pompeii

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died, was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history

Medlar fruits are quietly sneaking back into public awareness in Europe largely thanks to the efforts of enthusiasts, the fruit is harvested in December and only becomes edible when they are overripe, in medieval winters it was one of the very few sources of sugar available

Neanderthals and Denisovans produced art of kinds which has previously only been attributed to Homo sapiens, according to archeologist Tom Higham who thinks cultural exchange between human subspecies about 50,000 years ago may explain proliferation of perforated teeth, shell pendants, color pigments, incised bones, carved art and cave paintings

Meditation is not always a harmless activity without negative side effects, sometimes leads to psychological destabilization which in turn can trigger psychotic episodes, naive enthusiasm and marketing expose sensitive individuals to serious risks

Israeli archaeologists discover pieces of biblical scroll dating back about 2,000 years, described as one of the most significant finds since the Dead Sea Scrolls, fragments include passages written in Greek from the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets, part of the Hebrew Bible

Blockchain certificates signifying ownership of digital artworks sell for ever higher amounts, so called NFT, Non-Fungible Tokens, is said to be new way for artists to monetize their works, skeptics warn of market manipulation and speculation bubbles, artist Beeple recently sold JPEG file for 69 million dollars through Christie's

74 year old Florida golfer drowns in pond, friends tell police he liked searching the course for lost balls

Six books by children's author Dr. Seuss will cease publication, publishing company saying books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong, discontinued titles include And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo and McElligot's Pool

Black woman glues her hair solid with Gorilla Glue and it remains so a month later even after she checked herself into a hospital, weighs legal options despite package stating "do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing", while some say racism forced her to use the product

Rod Stewart reaches plea deal to settle battery charges after thumping a security guard in the ribs and making a mock Nazi-era salute while partying on New Year's Eve 2019 at a luxury hotel in Florida wearing a gold lame jacket

85-year-old Spanish woman believed to have died from Covid-19 returns to her care home in Xove where her husband also lives nine days after family were told she had been buried following a mix-up of names, due to coronavirus protocols the family were unable to attend the funeral

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launches LauncherOne rocket into space from a modified Boeing 747 at 35,000 feet before releasing ten Nasa satellites into orbit after lighting its NewtonThree engines to boost itself out of Earth's atmosphere, following two aborted attempts last year

Long-tailed macaques who steal from tourists in Bali temple are able to estimate value of loot, demand more food to return more valuable goods, primarily try to snatch phones, wallets and glasses, according to researchers who spent nine months filming thefts and ransom negotiations

In newly unearthed interview tapes from the 1970s Oshima Hiroshi speaks about his role aligning Japan with Germany, as the Japanese ambassador to Germany before and during World War Two he expresses regret for only taking military prowess into account and not consider the overall strength of countries, from economics to industry, expecting Germany to prevail in the war

Worlds first underwater roundabout opens 72 meters under Skálafjørður in Faroe Islands, part of tunnel system which connects most populated island Streymoy with second most populous Eysturoy, roundabout decorated with green and blue lights in artistic creation likened to a jellyfish

Cipher created by the Zodiac Killer cracked 51 years after it was sent to San Francisco newspaper, international team of cryptographers solved the riddle with help from specialized software, two of the serial killer's four coded messages remain to be decrypted

Russian outrage over recommendation to abstain from alcohol two weeks before and four weeks after Covid-19 vaccination, many claim Russians are unable to stay sober for so long, creator of Sputnik vaccine says a glass of champagne doesn't hurt and the important thing is not drinking for three days before and after each injection

USA and Israel is in contact with and cooperates with extraterrestial beings, says Haim Eshed who is retired general and former chief of Israel space security program, Donald Trump was on the verge of disclosing the secret but was stopped by Galactic Federation which does not think humans are ready to know the truth about space and spaceships

IKEA ends seven-decade tradition and discontinues its catalogue which was first published in 1951 and reached its peak in 2016 when more than 200 million copies were distributed to households and IKEA stores in more than 50 countries

Singapore approves, as first country in the world, the sale of meat made in a laboratory to consumers, the product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut as a chicken bite with breading and seasoning in a single restaurant priced similar to premium chicken

Diego Maradona dies at the age of 60 from a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home, one of the greatest players of all time was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup and won two Serie A titles with the Italian side Napoli

Josua Hutagalung becomes an instant millionaire after selling a meteorite which crashed through his roof, the sell price was worth 30 years of his salary allowing him to retire from his daily job as coffin maker and build a church in his village

Jeopardy!'s host Alex Trebek passes away at the age of 80, fought stage 4 pancreatic cancer since March 2019

Pig blood becomes protein powder by extraction using enzyme from papaya, finished product is white with neutral taste and can be used as additional nutrient in a range of food stuffs

On World Vegan Day, Britain's first permanent vegan butcher, Rudy's, opened, set to sell meat-free versions of traditional products such as baycon, soysage and turk'y, according to co-founder Matthew Foster people understand what it is they are selling and that all products are designed to emulate meat, taste like meat and have meat-like texture

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90

South Korea faces a kimchi crisis after the price of cabbage skyrockets 60% this year, an abnormally long monsoon between June and August topped by three typhoons in August and September destroyed cabbage fields needed to make kimchi

A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England if they maintain testosterone levels below a certain level for a year as it is claimed more evidence is needed to justify a full ban, Fair Play For Women, which campaigns against trans women in women’s sport, say the international ban put safety top of its agenda and ask why the same is not offered to amateurs

Rod Stewart ships his 124ft long and 23ft wide model railway replica of a 1940s US city from Beverly Hills to his English mansion in Essex, will be dismantled for the journey and put back together by the veteran singer and a team of craftsmen

12-year-old Jackson Oswalt has managed to build a working nuclear reactor making him the youngest on record to achieve this feat, he began building his own DIY nuclear reactor after being inspired by the previous Guinness World Record holder Taylor Wilson, who had managed to construct one by the age of 14

Slovenian Tadej Pogačar set to be the youngest winner of Tour de France in 111 years after turning a 57-second deficit to favourite and fellow countryman Primož Roglič into a 59-second lead on the penultimate stage, will also claim the King of the Mountains jersey and the young riders' white jersey

Two strict vegan parents plead guilty to negligently causing serious injury after their baby developed cerebral palsy, they repeatedly ignored medical advice that their plant-based diet would not sufficiently nourish their young child, the father made his own vegan formula out of dates, fruit and other vegetables, he has now adjusted his own diet and eats meat

Oscars introduce diversity requirements for films that wish to be eligible for the Best Picture Award, needing to hire more black, female, LGBT or disabled cast and crew or address themes that affect those communities, new rules to be introduced in 2024

Liberty Minecraft announces end of project, libertarian game server will be online until June 2021 but will not receive any updates, founder Nathan Dempsey thanks players for five wonderful years

BBC sends TV licencing letter to Kew Palace in Richmond whose last resident was King George III and family in 1820, as free licences for over 75s are scrapped in Britain

A wooden statue honouring the 1980s movie Rambo First Blood has been erected in Hope, British Columbia, actor Sylvester Stallone was quite pleased with the statue before it went up in the city where the 1982 action movie was filmed

The vegan community was dominated by wealthy white women but black and racialized vegans want to take over, black people make up the fastest growing vegan demographic, unlike whites who had to culturally appropriate foods to fit a vegan agenda vegetable-rich diets are not new for people of colour

British farmer Stuart Baldwin in Wigan deposits 421 tyres on front yard of man who was caught on CCTV dumping them on Baldwin's land, had given the culprit a deadline to come and collect the tyres

Yvel is creating the world’s most expensive coronavirus mask with a price tag of USD 1.5 million, the 18-karat white gold mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds, the buyer specifically requested it would be the priciest in the world, designer Isaac Levy said he would not wear it himself but he was happy the work was able to provide for his employees during very challenging times

George W. Bush publishes book with portrait paintings of 43 immigrants as well as biographical essays he has written about them, purpose is to campaign for liberal immigration laws but publication has been intentionally delayed to after the 2020 presidential election

Movement of "sovereign citizens" grows world-wide according to BBC, consists of individuals who do not see themselves as obligated to follow laws or pay taxes after using legal means to exist contract relationships with states, habit of challenging laws and regulations in court described as paper terrorism

Poppy Lekner wins the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize of 25 000 NZD, her winning piece of art featuring thousands of forward-slash characters on an A4 piece of paper was created the day before entries closed using a typewriter, Charlotte Davy, head of art at New Zealand's national museum explained the reasoning for the decision, "It's such a beautiful... minimal work where she's really exploring a kind of meditation of process, literally just repeating forward-slash over and over again ... creating a beautiful woven pattern,"

Terunofuji wins historic summer basho in Tokyo after major injury problems, first wrestler ever to have fallen as far down the divisions and then climb back up to lift the Emperor's Cup, won his first tournament as an Ozeki in 2015 before dropping out of the Makuuchi division in 2018

Afrofuturist pioneer Sun Ra articulated negative theology pointing to vacuum at core of African American experience, challenged black people to turn marginalized position into creative opportunities, portrayed by Ming Smith in photographs featured in upcoming book

Arbiom trials a new plant-based protein based on fermented and broken down wood claiming a very easily digestible, high protein content, antibiotics free, environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative made from dead trees and wood manufacturing scraps for both humans and livestock, the larger food manufacturing community has reacted mostly positive to the new ingredient

Director Joel Schumacher dead at 80 from cancer, got famous for directing the successful movies St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys and Flatliners, also directed Falling Down, A Time to Kill, Phone Booth, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

Singer Vera Lynn dies at 103, became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two with her song We’ll Meet Again and was known as the Forces’ Sweetheart

Maya inspired prophecy of world ending in December 2012 based on confusing Julian and Gregorian calendars, tweets scientist, ancient calendar actually ends on June 21, 2020

Japanese sweets feud ends as Kyoto court allows Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten to continue informing customers about founding of company in 1689, competitor Izutsuyatsuhashihonpo, founded in 1805, sued on grounds that highlighting longer manufacturing tradition falsely implies better products, defense attorney Orita Yasuhiro admits that the conflict probably is comprehensible only to the people of Kyoto

Miss Hitler beauty pageant contestant Alice Cutter is jailed for three years and her former partner Mark Jones for more than five for being members of banned group National Action, court admits Cutter never held a leadership role and she denies ever being a member

Serial burglar Jake Fletcher in South Wales is caught mid-burglary when squawking parrot wakes its owner who stops the thief from getting away with her daughters rucksack, video games, a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of gin, the burglar is jailed for two years

German low-cost carrier Eurowings resumes services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, is forced to turn around at its destination as the Olbia Airport is still closed to commercial traffic

Parrot to give evidence at trial of men who raped and beat woman to death in Argentina, police officer standing guard outside the murder scene claims to have heard the bird repeat the victim's last words "no, please let me go"

South Korean fotball club FC Seoul apologizes after replacing supporters with apparent sex dolls in stadium stands, some of the dolls held signs mentioning adult sites, doll manufacturer say dolls were not for sexual use

Sumo wrestler Shobushi dead at 28 due to multiple organ failure caused by Covid-19, is thought to be the first person under 30 to die from the virus in Japan

Jerry Stiller dead at 92 from natural causes, most known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld

Elon Musk can't name his son X Æ A-12 as California's computer system can only handle the 26 English alphabet characters plus an apostrophe, bill to allow for more characters was dropped in 2014 due to the system upgrading costs being too large, according to family law attorney David Glass

Elon Musk and Claire Boucher announce birth of son X Æ A-12, Musk's sixth son after twins and triplets from his previous marriage

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider dies from cancer at 73, the German quartet set the template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs like Autobahn and The Model

Icelandic Game of Thrones actor and strongman Hafþór Björnsson beats Eddie Hall's deadlift world record by lifting 501 kg with straps, says he believes he could have done more but that he and his family were happy with breaking the 2016 record by 1 kg

Raven in Bashkortostan, Russia uses plastic lid as snowboard, four runs caught on film as it grabs the lid with beak after descending hill to fly up and go again, watching raven appears disinterested

American actor Brian Dennehy dies at 81 of natural causes, won two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe and earned six Emmy nominations, had roles in films such as First Blood, Cocoon and F/X

Several cyber-attacks thwarted in the Czech Republic, Prague Airport detects attack on homepage in preparatory phases and several hospitals successfully blocks cyber intrusion, malware used designed to damage or destroy victims’ computers according to researchers

64-year-old retired man ejected by mistake from Rafale-B plane at 2500 feet while grasping for ejector handle during ascent at 47 degree angle, loses helmet not fastened properly and lands in field next to German border with minor injuries, the man had never expressed desire for such flight but got it as surprise present and found it hard to decline, pilot lands safely despite system intended to eject both seats

New edition of Mine Were of Trouble, Peter Kemp’s narrative of the Spanish Civil War from the Nationalist side, the book exposes knowledge not commonly known and provides a vivid description of the Nationalists entirely different from the dominant Leftist caricature

Pope Francis accused of comparing convicted, now acquitted, child abuser Cardinal Pell to Jesus after comments during mass and on Twitter saying we have witnessed the persecution that Jesus underwent and how he was judged ferociously even though he was innocent

UFC President Dana White plans on renting private island to host events during the Covid-19 pandemic starting with UFC 249 on April 18, says the location is still top secret but that the deal is very close

European football championship Euro 2020 postponed until summer 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Uefa decides during emergency video conference on Tuesday, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year

Hundreds of crab-eating macaques swarm the streets in Thai city of Lopburi in search of food during current drought crisis, the infamously naughty macaques are a great nuisance in parts of Thailand and the yearly city festival serving the monkeys a buffet exacerbates the problem, authorities began a program in 2014 where gibbons and langurs were trained and deputized to control the monkeys

Teenager in Leeds sent home from school for selling hand sanitizer to fellow students for 50 pence per dose, his mother has trouble disciplining him as father calls him a legend, culprit himself plans to use profits to buy kebab

Test subjects notice no difference when 25% of butter in cake is replaced with larva fat, if ratio is increased to 50% they report an unusual taste and say they would not buy the cake, according to Belgian researchers hoping to find ways to increase consumption of insect food

Actor Max von Sydow dead at 90, appeared in several landmark films and TV series over several decades with iconic roles in for instance The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist

900-strong Hungarian vigilante grouping "Easy Riders" pit biker brawn against against domestic abuse, one phone call summons legion of wind-browned bikers to your residence, Easy Riders also offer counselling services for those who wish to extricate themselves from abusive relationships, existing civil organizations against domestic abuse largely ineffective says female member Vera Mero

Wuhan stages perfunctory grocery deliveries just in time for Sun Chunlan's Premier progress through Wubei province, entourage of Party sycophants stand by in mute admiration as couriers defy infection hazard for the good of the nation, 15-second video clip of residents jeering "It's fake!" from rooftops trends briefly on Weibo before vanishing without trace Friday

61 year old woman in Ireland spends 20 years cutting down non-native spruces planted by the state and replacing them with indigenous trees, convicted for stealing logs but claims she has only fulfilled civic duty to protect environment and biodiversity

Jack Welch dead at 84, was CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001 and one of the iconic big business leaders of his generation

Music activists makes computer generate all possible melodies formed with twelve notes with eight different tones, copyrights all of them under permissive license to prevent musicians being sued for copying them in the future

Freeman Dyson dead at 96, was leading theoretical physicist and mathematician, pioneered important concepts in space exploration and several other areas, worked at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton from 1953 to his death

Hans-Hermann Hoppe answers questions from Jeff Deist in in-depth interview, topics include his family background, views on Christianity, the controversy about physical removal, anarchy, immigration and the future of the West

Vladimir Putin denies rumours he uses doppelganger in public appearances, TASS reporter hazards "Are you real?", to which Putin replies "Yes", concedes rumours are true inasmuch as the FSB suggested Putin use a body double in the early 2000s, claims he gracefully declined

62-year-old former Marine George Hood sets world record by staying in the abdominal plank position for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, has trained an average of 7 hours per day for the last 18 months to regain the record he lost to Mao Weidong from China in 2016, now aims to beat the world record of 2,806 pushups completed in one hour

Skylines of African cities transformed by buildings funded, designed and built by Chinese actors who now have 40% of Africa's construction markets, transnational Sino-African architecture expected to link cultures for many decades to come

LEGO Chief Designer Jens Nygaard Knudsen dead at 78, created the iconic minifigure and was behind many of the classic themes such as Space and Pirates

Self-taught engineer and daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes dead at 64 after crashing in a steam-powered rocket during filming of Science Channel series Homemade Astronauts, Hughes who reached 419 meters in a self-built rocket in 2014 also failed a 2018 rocket launch aimed at proving the Earth's frisbee shape and has held the limousine ramp jumping world record since 2002

Chess reborn as esport with more, faster and more entertaining games, new generation of chess pros build careers on Twitch and YouTube and world championships expand audience by millions online

Vegan activist Joaquin Phoenix rescues cow and calf from Los Angeles slaughterhouse, names them Liberty and Indigo before relocating them to sanctuary for liberated farm animals

Animal welfare organisations slam Pigeons United To Interfere Now's protest where pigeons with MAGA hats were released in Las Vegas prior to the Democratic debate, say the birds are likely suffering and that it's no laughing matter, one pigeon fitted with blonde Trump wig instead of a hat

Walking is a radical act of rebellion against modernity's obsession with speed, promotes clarity of thought and creativity says Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge who has travelled by foot to the North Pole, the South Pole and Mount Everest

Ghost ship runs aground in Ireland after drifting without crew over the Atlantic for 18 months, was hijacked while being towed to Guyana after crew abandoned ship near Bermuda, owner of vessel remains to be determined