Do all space satellites orbit the earth in the same direction?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts
'There's a romanticism about nighthawking, but it's theft': when metal detectorists go rogue. Anyone who digs up valuable treasure is supposed to report the find, not hang on to it or sell it to the highest bidder. But even under lockdown, crime continues
Smoking Gun review – week-long interactive whistleblower thrillerAvailable online Participants delve into the dodgy dealings of a Tory MP and big pharma in this clever blend of theatre and gaming * Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
Isaac Newton proposed curing plague with toad vomit, unseen papers showNotes made in the shadow of a devastating outbreak show the great scientist sketching out some distinctly queasy remedies
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Fiction for older children reviews – monster quests and inner challengesYoung heroes and heroines battle adversity in the shape of undersea beasts, homophobes and fitting in at time-travel school
The 'Glee' star accused Michele of making her time on the show a 'living hell' through a series of 'traumatic microaggressions'.
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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch onlineFrom live-streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon – this page is updated daily
In a huge new wrinkle to the labyrinthine “Tiger King” saga, Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin won a lawsuit against her imprisoned nemesis Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage and was granted control of the Garvin County, Oklahoma property at the center of the hit Netflix docu-series.As detailed in “Tiger King,” Baskin had already won a trademark infringement lawsuit against Exotic in 2011, and Exotic was ordered to pay her $1 million. But prior to the judgement, Exotic transferred ownership of the 6.2 acre Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park property to his mother, which meant that Baskin could not take ownership of the zoo as payment for that judgement.But in the subsequent lawsuit, filed in 2016, Baskin alleged that Exotic had transferred had fraudulently given the property to his mother in order to evade his creditors, something his mother later admitted to under oath, according to the suit. And on Monday, a federal judge in Oklahoma city agreed, ruling that the transfer was “fraudulent,” and that Baskin had “sufficiently traced funds to allow for the imposition of a constructive trust under Oklahoma law.”Also Read: Facebook Staff Stage Virtual Walkout Over Inaction on Trump PostsJudge Scott Palk has given the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, the company that operates the facilities on the land, 120 days to vacate and to hand over title to the land, as well as control of all portable buildings and several vehicles. Greater Wynnewood Development Group must also remove all animals currently on the property, though the ruling did not provide any guidelines for doing so.The development is unlike to make much of a difference to Exotic, who is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for hiring a hitman to murder Baskin.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story ‘Tiger King': Judge Grants Carole Baskin Control of Joe Exotic’s Former Oklahoma Zoo At TheWrap
Bringing the stage to the airwaves: David Greig's romance for our timesThe playwright and the director Elizabeth Newman on how they reimagined their new theatre production for radio in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Minor Detail by Adania Shibli review – between-the-lines horrorAn atrocity by Israeli troops begins a sophisticated, oblique novel about empathy and the urge to right wrongs
Australia's arts support package in limbo as meeting of ministers ends in stalemateA unpublished communique details a teleconference where arts ministers discussed extending the jobkeeper subsidy to the cultural sector * Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email * Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications
Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show on Monday to two crises, one personal and one national. Promising a “different kind of show,” the host told viewers he would “start personally and then expand out” because “that’s where we all need to start with ourselves.” “I had to really examine myself in the mirror this week because a story came out about me on SNL doing an impression of Chris Rock in blackface,” he said of the two-decade-old sketch that resurfaced on Twitter. “And I was horrified. Not of people trying to ‘cancel’ me or cancel this show, which is scary enough. The thing that haunted me the most was, how do I say I love this person?”“I respect this guy more than I respect most humans,” Fallon said of his fellow SNL alum. “I’m not a racist. I don’t feel this way.” Instead, he said he “kept getting advised” to “just stay quiet and not say anything” because “we’re all afraid.” Initially, he took that advice, then released a written statement. But the anti-police violence protests over the past week made him realize he needed to do more. Stephen Colbert Compares Trump to Hitler in His ‘Underground Bunker’George Clooney: America’s Greatest Pandemic Is Anti-Black Racism“I realized that I can’t not say I’m horrified and I’m sorry and I’m embarrassed,” Fallon said. “I realized that the silence is the biggest crime that white guys like me and the rest of us are doing, staying silent. We need to say something. We need to keep saying something. And we need to stop saying ‘that’s not OK’ more than just one day on Twitter.” Speaking more broadly, Fallon said, “We cannot try to bury this again. It’s not going to get buried. It’s not going away.” Alluding to the way he has addressed difficult subjects in the past, he said, “You can’t just hope everyone loves each other. We can’t say ‘be the change’ and just sit around tweeting ‘be the change, be the change.’” With that, instead of hosting Lady Gaga, who was originally scheduled to be his guest Monday night, Fallon welcomed NAACP President Derrick Johnson, who applauded the “courage” of his apology, and CNN host Don Lemon to help school him on what he should be doing differently if he wants to be a true ally. “Let’s figure out how we’re going to get along with each other,” Fallon said. “Let’s figure out how we’re going to stop this senseless violence that erupts and disrupts the entire country and now the world. The world is screaming and it is angry and we all need to figure out a way to take the anger, which of course is just sadness and fear, and do something with it.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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The Duke and Duchess recorded a message to commemorate the Commonwealth country's inaugural Thank a First Responder Day.
At a press conference held by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday, the city's police chief, Michel Moore, initially sought to place blame on those fomenting violence. "Last night," said Moore, "just under 700 arrests. Of that, just under 70 were for looting and burglarizing." Of the incident that sparked the protests, the death […]
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