Amazon’s Grip On The Book World Could Silence The Stories That Matter

This morning, Amazon ― the online bookseller-turned-everything store ― opened the doors to its latest brick-and-mortar outpost in New York City’s Columbus Circle. The company added in-person retail to its arsenal of buying options in 2015, when it opened a store in Seattle. Beginning today, it occupies a space where a Borders once was. Unlike […]

At The World Coal Carrying Championships, The Winner Gets Sacked

A Durham farmer has beaten dozens of rivals to the title of World Coal Carrying Champion after charging through a northern England town with a 110-pound sack on his back. Andrew Corrigan collapsed on a bed of hay after completing Monday’s 1.1-km (1,200-yard) race in a time of four minutes, 31 seconds, receiving warm applause […]

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Had Boycotted For Fair Pay. Now They’re World Champs

The U.S. women’s national hockey team became the world champions Friday at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan. U.S. forward Hilary Knight scored the winning goal in overtime, ending the game with a 3-2 lead over Canada. The team’s stunning victory came less than two weeks after it won a more personal battle against […]

Australia Floats Plan To Keep Corals Cool In A Warming World

WASHINGTON — In a desperate attempt to protect Great Barrier Reef corals from bleaching, Australian researchers have come up with a plan to circulate cool ocean water onto a handful of critical reef sites. To be clear, no one is proposing this as a solution to what’s threatening Earth’s largest living structure, which has been hammered in […]

U.S. Wins First World Baseball Classic Title With 8-0 Rout Of Puerto Rico

Glory, achieved. https://t.co/OZAdjFwysD #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/2IhVTHugPs — MLB (@MLB) March 23, 2017 March 22 (Reuters) – The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday behind the stellar pitching of Marcus Stroman and a 13-hit attack. Puerto Rico came […]