'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market

“Brick-and-mortar stores will exist in the future but there will be fewer of them,” the report predicted. “A new model of delivering not only products, but also genuine brand experiences is emerging.

“People are social by nature and will be drawn to gathering places to share ideas and be entertained. It’s not just about making money. It’s about building trust. Retailers who tap into this trend will be rewarded.”

That means, for instance, that stores and banks could end up ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-03-26 21:24pm to the The Economy forum.

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs.
Submitted by owl at 2017-03-26 20:03pm to the Science forum.

Russians take to streets in thousands to oppose corruption


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In a first for Russia’s opposition movement, largely moribund since the police crackdown against the protests five years ago, protests spread beyond the Muscovite middle class to ...
Submitted by Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus at 2017-03-26 17:28pm to the The World forum.

Indonesians’ Taste for Dog Meat Is Growing, Even as Others Shun It

“The cruelty of the dog meat trade in Indonesia shocks me even after years of working on the anti-dog meat campaigns in South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines,” said Lola Webber, a co-founder of the Change for Animals Foundation, who is based in Bali.

Indonesia has a law against cruelty to animals, but it applies only to livestock, not dogs, cats or wild animals. Animal welfare activists here have all but given up campaigning against the dog trade on cruelty grounds, because “no one ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-03-26 13:48pm to the Food forum.

Fake Blood, You Scare Me Like The Real Thing

In this study we generate the first human immortalized adult erythroid line (Bristol Erythroid Line Adult; BEL-A), which provides a sustainable supply of erythroid cells.
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-03-26 3:46am to the Science forum.

Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started Bubbling With Methane Gas

Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia's Arctic regions that are bubbling "like jacuzzis" as a result of leaking methane gas.

It's been real, guys.
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-03-26 4:09am to the Science forum.

Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

The manager tells me to put my questions about Neil Heywood's death - to Neil Heywood.

“How can I talk to Neil Heywood when he's dead?” I ask.

He laughs and tells me to go to hell to look for Neil Heywood there.
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-03-26 2:35am to the Crime forum.

Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell quits party

Ukip’s only member of parliament, Douglas Carswell, has quit the party, announcing on his website that he will become an independent MP.

Carswell, who defected from the Conservative party to Ukip in August 2014, said he was leaving the party “amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won”.

Submitted by raith at 2017-03-25 12:37pm to the Politics forum.

Oh Man Like a, Like a Fucking Cessna Crashed Right Next to the Mall

A pilot was killed Friday after his small plane crashed near a Cobb County home, fire officials confirmed. The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Vistawood Drive in Marietta.
Submitted by Goofy Gorilla at 2017-03-25 5:28am to the Off Topic News forum.

Australia is not real, it's a hoax - Facebook star

Does Australia exist or is it a just a hoax?

This is the question winding Australians up after Swedish Facebook personality Shelley Floryd announced she refuses to believe the world's sixth-largest country exists.

An army of barely-literate Aussies have been hammering on their keyboards in response to her comments.
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2017-03-25 5:29am to the The World forum.

Trump Supporter’s Husband Faces Deportation

Beristain regularly checked in with immigration authorities to fill out applications to stay, but was detained during a visit last month.

Helen Beristain, his wife, says she supported President Trump but feels his policies shouldn’t apply to her husband because he owns a business and pays taxes.
Submitted by wintermute at 2017-03-25 4:31am to the Education forum.

Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency

"It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country.'

Fox News turns on the far right tea party elements of their party. This is great.
Submitted by wintermute at 2017-03-25 4:29am to the Politics forum.

Republicans bail on Obamacare repeal

In a humiliating setback, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their Obamacare repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the legislation Friday, threatening to leave Obamacare in place and move on to other issues if the vote failed. The bill was withdrawn minutes before the vote was to occur.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2017-03-24 20:53pm to the Politics forum.

Erstwhile errors in do-it-yourself English

If Kylie Minogue adopted this eccentric meaning of erstwhile and then talked it up on Parkinson- and Rove-style chat shows across the English-speaking world, then, yes, maybe her usage would have an influence on what comes to be deemed correct. Sad, but that's another of life's surprises
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-03-24 20:17pm to the Education forum.

Terror on Thursday

"I looked through one of the windows, there was a man with a rifle coming straight at me. I looked somewhere to hide but I couldn’t find anywhere to hide. I just went back into my office and sat down. I said that if anything is going to happen, they will find me here. I could not lock the door. It was glass-panelled office.”
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-03-24 20:03pm to the The World forum.

Neo-Nazi fears stabbing of black man may lead to ‘unfair’ discrimination against white supremacists.

In a letter Thursday, Anglin said “white supremacists are under no obligation to apologize for this attack.”

“White Supremacy is a religion of peace, and the overwhelming majority of White Supremacists are peaceful members of society who do not agree with stabbing random black people with swords,” he wrote. “The attack has nothing at all to do with the religion of White Supremacy.”
Submitted by Your_Goddamn_Honey at 2017-03-24 19:38pm to the Politics forum.

Scraping By On $500,000 A Year

I’ve highlighted in a previous article how living off $200,000 a year in an expensive city is really just an average lifestyle. In this article, I’ll discuss how one couple is living paycheck to paycheck while making a combined $500,000 a year. This example pertains to all couples living in expensive cities around the world.
Submitted by clonedrobojesus at 2017-03-24 19:49pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Cracker Barrel is being forced to answer for firing some random guy’s wife

It sucks any time someone loses their job. Even if it was out of management’s hands, or totally deserved, that’s someone’s livelihood, and it sucks.

Perhaps that is why people throughout the internet have responded to the plight of a man named Brad, whose wife worked at the Cracker Barrel for 11 goddamn years and then apparently got fired on Brad’s fucking birthday. Couldn’t they have waited until it wasn’t his birthday?
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 19:22pm to the Food forum.

TV show contestants spend year in wilderness – with no one watching

For the contestants of the Channel 4 programme Eden, coming back from isolation means not just coming to terms with 2017 but also the news that their year of toil in the wilderness barely made it on to television.

The programme, which first aired in July last year, was billed as a social experiment where 23 strangers were brought to the remote west Highlands of Scotland to build a self-sufficient community away from technology and modern tools. The year-long saga would be recorded by four crew ...
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 18:51pm to the Television forum.

Biologist's Uncanny Accuracy with Shotgun Saves Two Elk

(it's a video)
(sorry the RGJ's website is so janky)
Submitted by balistic at 2017-03-24 18:46pm to the Science forum.