The leaders of Catalonia say they're ready to secede from Spain if they win an independence referendum this September. But even if Catalans vote yes, the Spanish government is dead set against any breakup.
We need to be moving to a model where activists demand "no representation without conversation," said Zeynep Tufekci in a discussion about privacy, social media censorship, hashtag activism and global youth protests at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
Europe issued a ban on leaving dead livestock in the fields to prevent the spread of mad cow and related diseases, but that measure has caused some unintended problems for Spain's vultures: they're starving,