Ollie Mann and The Week dig into the headlines and argue about what’s really important.
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The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of gene editing in crops, in contravention of a Europe-wide ban on any genetic modification. Proponents of the method say it is more like accelerated breeding than genetic engineering and that it can help farmers grow more produce with less pesticides. But his opponents fear that it will pave the way for more risky experiments.
comedy in court
A landmark lawsuit began between the two stand-up comedians over who owns the rights to the comedy number. One of them hired Harbottle & Lewis, lawyers best known for representing the Queen, to argue his case. So, are we going to see a lot of comedians sue each other? And how do you even know who owns the joke?
A TikTok video with the hashtag “manifestation” has been viewed a whopping ten billion times on TikTok, making it the buzzword of 2021. This latest incarnation of “cosmic order” is the practice of asking the universe to provide what you expect from it, whether it’s success in an exam or romantic satisfaction. Is it just harmless fun or does it have a dark side?