Category Archives: World

  • Why Idaho Hasn’t Stopped Shaking Since March 31

    Why Idaho Hasn’t Stopped Shaking Since March 31

    On March 31, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rolled through Idaho’s Sawtooth mountain range, northeast of Boise. It was the second largest earthquake to strike Idaho, according to the Idaho Statesman. (The strongest temblor in Idaho history, 1983’s Borah Peak earthquake, registered as a ...
  • Australia Has a Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Problem

    Australia Has a Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Problem

    About a week after Steven Mikac began taking antibiotics for the strange spot on his leg, the flesh around his ankle started to tighten and swell. The moist orifice of a wound opened up and took the form of a small bullet hole. A plug of tissue had gone missing—dissolved into pus and slime. ...
  • Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same. It Could Be Better.

    Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same. It Could Be Better.

    The pandemic crushed the tourism industry in Venice and other overtouristed cities. But many see this as an opportunity to rethink a “tourism monoculture.” Long before Venice became the destination of choice for millions of international holidaymakers, locals had a tradition of flânerie, an ...
  • As lockdown eases, illegal raves take off across Europe

    As lockdown eases, illegal raves take off across Europe

    From the housing blocks of London to the beaches of Portugal, thousands of young people are holding illegal raves and parties across Europe, yearning for contact and bursting with energy after the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown. While many revellers are simply seeking some fun after ...
  • One day ago Space expert says 110 people is ‘minimum number’ to start life on Mars

    One day ago Space expert says 110 people is ‘minimum number’ to start life on Mars

    If you’ve ever wondered how many people it will take to start a new civilization on Mars, you’ve got your answer. Space expert Jean-Marc Salotti estimates it will take at least that many people to start a new civilization on the Red Planet, according to a study he published earlier ...
  • Coronavirus was already in Italy by December, waste water study finds

    Coronavirus was already in Italy by December, waste water study finds

    Italian scientists say sewage water from two cities contained coronavirus traces in December, long before the country’s first confirmed cases. The National Institute of Health (ISS) said water from Milan and Turin showed genetic virus traces on 18 December. It adds to evidence from other ...
  • Putin says Russia dealing better with virus than US

    Putin says Russia dealing better with virus than US

    President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview Sunday that Russia had been more successful in dealing with the coronavirus than the United States. He contrasted the situations in the two countries, saying in Russia, “We are exiting the coronavirus situation steadily with minimal ...
  • India denies visas to US panel on religious freedom

    India denies visas to US panel on religious freedom

    India has turned down a travel request for members of a US government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens. The visa snub to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on ...
  • How Britain’s oldest universities are trying to protect humanity from risky A.I.

    How Britain’s oldest universities are trying to protect humanity from risky A.I.

    Oxford and Cambridge, the oldest universities in Britain and two of the oldest in the world, are keeping a watchful eye on the buzzy field of artificial intelligence (AI), which has been hailed as a technology that will bring about a new industrial revolution and change the world as we know it. ...
  • Traffic Is Way Down Because Of Lockdown, But Air Pollution? Not So Much

    Traffic Is Way Down Because Of Lockdown, But Air Pollution? Not So Much

    With traffic dramatically down in recent months, the United States is in the middle of an accidental experiment showing what happens to air pollution when millions of people stop driving. The air is clearer. But the pollution declines aren’t nearly as large as early indications suggested, ...