Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? – BBC News

Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? – BBC News

Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? – BBC News

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is presiding over the impeachment trial

On the first day of the Trump impeachment trial, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts uttered the word “pettifogging” to

The Indian journalists fighting fake news

The Indian journalists fighting fake news

Indian journalist Bharat Nayak knows misinformation can have dangerous consequences. He’s witnessed it too often in his home state of Jharkhand, India. 

According to Bharat, “Indian society has been gravely affected by ‘fake news’, which has  contributed to a rise

How Likely Is The Worst-Case Climate Scenario?

How Likely Is The Worst-Case Climate Scenario?

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As a climate reporter, I’m not used to reporting any remotely good news on a global scale. But according to a new comment in Nature, things might be looking up a bit. This (potential) good news is super

Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Microsoft disclosed a troublesome vulnerability in Internet Explorer last week, affecting various permutations of Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 across Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 (as well as various editions of Windows Server). The bad news is that

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

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As of Friday morning, the coronavirus outbreak in China has resulted in at least 26 deaths and 800 others sickened by the illness, according to local health officials. Currently, there is one confirmed case

Faked Traffic Jams, Soaring Tesla Stock, and Other Auto News

Faked Traffic Jams, Soaring Tesla Stock, and Other Auto News

For a while there, the federal government was very hands off with autonomous vehicles. But this week, the Department of Transportation made some tweaks to its vehicle design rules when it said it would allow the robotic delivery vehicle company

The Iowa Caucus Debacle Leads This Week’s Internet News Roundup

The Iowa Caucus Debacle Leads This Week’s Internet News Roundup

This last week, like many before it, was jam-packed with news. The coronavirus continued to spread; President Trump restricted New York residents from entering into trusted traveler programs; actor Kirk Douglas died; Jameela Jamil came out as

Apple News adds coverage of 2020 U.S. presidential election, including guides to candidates, issues & news literacy

Apple News adds coverage of 2020 U.S. presidential election, including guides to candidates, issues & news literacy

As it has done in previous election years, Apple today has added special coverage of the 2020 US presidential election to its Apple News app. The coverage includes curated news, information, and data related to the election from ABC News,

How to Spot Fake News on Social Media

How to Spot Fake News on Social Media

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The news keeps getting more upsetting: there are bushfires in Australia, earthquakes in Puerto Rico and a powderkeg situation in Iran, and that’s just been the past few days. With the deluge of terrifying world events,

How to Watch the News When You Don’t Have Cable

How to Watch the News When You Don’t Have Cable

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2020 is off to an incredibly shitty start—what with the destructive bushfires in Australia, ramped-up tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and ongoing earthquakes in Puerto Rico. If you’re someone who enjoys staying on top of world