India‘s richest man Mukesh Ambani moves into £630m home [via The Daily Telegraph]
Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani has just moved into his new home, a 27-story Mumbai skyscraper that cost £630 million — just over $1 billion. It features a gym, dance studio, ballroom, a range of lounges, 50-seat cinema, elevated garden with high ceiling to accommodate trees, three helipads and underground parking for 160 cars, all in just under 400,000 square feet with a staff of 600. And no, that’s not a typo.
Whitney is ‘Whitey’ on some ballots [via The Chicago Sun-Times]
A Green Party candidate for governor in Illinois, Rich Whitney, has had his name unfortunately misspelled on some ballots in Chicago as “Rich Whitey.” The kicker is that half of the two dozen affected wards are in predominantly African American neighborhoods — and officials say there’s no way to update and test all of the electronic voting machines before Nov. 2. “I don’t want to be identified as ‘Whitey.’ If this is happening in primarily African-American wards, that’s an even bigger concern,” Whitney told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I don’t know if this is machine politics at play or why this happened.”
New species discovered on damaged Easter Island [via LiveScience]
“Scientists recently uncovered a new species of tiny insect in a cave on Easter Island. The find is exciting because most of the island’s native life has gone extinct, researchers said.” The island’s human population was ravaged in the 19th century by the arrival of European diseases; intense farming and the introduction of non-native species condemned most of Easter Island’s animal species. “That’s why this is really interesting from a scientific standpoint,” researcher Jut Wynne said. “Maybe we can find more organisms that are residual fauna that have been able to weather the environmental degradation on the island by retreating to caves.”