1. The Dallas Buyers Club piracy case has been dropped
The two-year case against illegal internet downloads of the 2014 film has been ruled out in federal court. The DBC LLC prosecutors were targeting nearly 5,000 Australian iiNet customers who had unlawfully downloaded the film, but the internet service provider refused to hand over their details. DBC LLC have opted not to appeal the ruling.
2. Proenza Schouler move towards post-show e-commerce
Following Burberry and Tom Ford's recent announcements that they will be selling clothes straight after they've shown on the runway, American design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have confirmed to Dazed that they will be following suit.
3. Einstein's gravitational waves are detected for the very first time
It's been over 100 years since Einstein general theory of relativity was proposed, but for the first time ever, his last unproven theory has been detected. Described as tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time, scientists confirmed the detection of gravitational waves caused by two black holes merging around 1.3 billion years ago.
4. Meryl Streep weighs in on #OscarsSoWhite
In a press conference for the Berlin Film Festival the actress responded to questions of racial diversity in the film industry by saying, "There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we're all from Africa originally. Berliners, we're all Africans really."
5. A study proves that LSD might be useful in reducing domestic violence
According to researchers from the University of Alabama and University of British Columbia, hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms can be linked to increased feelings of "compassion and kindness" in men towards their partners. The study was based on a sample of 302 men in the criminal justice system.