The tiny algae at ground zero of Greenland’s melting glaciers

Far from being barren places, glaciers represent more than 10% of our landmass and are teeming with biodiversity. They are spawning and breeding places not just for the familiar species like whales, arctic hares and foxes, polar bears, seals and muskoxen but also for bacteria, fungi and algae that have a vital role in the […]

Stuff Travel’s offers of the week: From Great Walks to great rates

Get up to 30 per cent off a fully guided three-day Great Walk experience on the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks with Trips & Tramps. These premier walks pass through spectacular scenery, from native forests, lakes and rivers to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys. Relax in Te Anau each night at the accommodation […]

Air New Zealand offering ‘Mystery Break’ packages for guests who don’t really care where they go

DOD, United Airlines say masked passengers ‘extremely unlikely’ to catch COVID-19 U.S. Department of Defense and United Airlines conduct study and find the risk of exposure to coronavirus on commercial airlines is ‘virtually nonexistent’; Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas reports.

Vegas cops blame crime spike on cheap hotel rates attracting tourists: reports

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s Convention Center Area Command, which includes the Strip, reported 353 aggravated assaults though the week ending Oct. 10, 2020, up from 258 in 2019, a 36.82 percent increase. Assaults involving firearms climbed by more than 80 percent this year to 89 – as opposed to 49 in 2019.

NBCUniversal Selects Classes For Female Forward And Emerging Director Program

Related Story NBCU Parent Comcast To Take $700M In Severance, Restructuring Charges This Year As More Layoffs Loom Female Forward and the Emerging Director Program will become building blocks for a cross-functional directors initiative under the Global Talent Development & Inclusion team that will service the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, the entertainment television networks, streaming […]

Victor Davis Hanson: COVID has radically disrupted American habits and behavior. What’s next for us?

When institutions and politicians cannot accommodate radically changed circumstances, people will no longer value institutions and politicians. In their place, citizens will seek to ensure their own livelihoods, leisure and safety in ways that are more reliable and affordable — with their circumstances in their own hands rather than in those of distant others.

Qantas plans ‘flight to somewhere’ following success of ‘flight to nowhere’

But October’s “flight to nowhere” had taken to the sky before Australia relaxed its interstate travel restrictions between New South Wales and the Northern Territory, and now Qantas is hoping to get travelers excited at the prospect of traveling “somewhere” — specifically, Uluru.

First drive: The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is futuristic, but familiar

If VW’s goal was to create a vehicle that is both futuristic and familiar it accomplished that. The ID.4 is not is what you’d call fun, but that can be said for most compact crossovers in its price range, which is below $30,000 in some states that offer generous local incentives on top of the […]

Over 40 States Are Seeing Coronavirus Spikes With Days to the Election

The pandemic is one of the key issues surrounding the upcoming election. President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the virus earlier this month, has consistently downplayed the virus, attributing the increase in cases to an increase in testing. While cases continue to rise, the president has held numerous rallies, packing thousands of people together.