African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed on Monday on a farm near the village of Więckowice near Poznań in western Poland, less than 150km (93 miles) from the border with Germany.potential to transmit to humans. There is an ongoing outbreak in China that has already already wiped out 40% of pigs in […]

Every Big Question That

We know Sheela was indoctrinated as a teenager, and that Jane and Philip were among the many escaping humdrum lives as housewives or overworked attorneys. And then there were the trendy Hollywood weirdos and homeless men and women exploited for their numbers at the voting booth. But there were less spotlighted individuals like Rajneeshpuram municipal […]

Shocking video shows tourists feeding caged tigers with FISHING POLES at a Chinese zoo

Viral video emerged on Monday shows a group of tourists – some are children – leaning against a balcony while swinging their fishing poles attached with raw meat to attract the tigers on the ground. It remains unknown when the video was filmed

Poaching, not coronavirus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert

On the reported spurt in poaching due to lockdown, Conservator of Forests T. Balachandra who is also the Director of Bandipur Tiger Reserve said there was no known case of poaching in protected areas where fire guards supplemented the field staff. The one reported from Bandipur took place in an adjoining reserve forest. This being […]

Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important

I look at Junior, our cat, asleep on the corner of the table, his head resting on my lap. He is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. We are so lucky to have him in our lives. Junior is one of two house cats, both recent rescues. This past three weeks […]

Southern Resident Killer Whale Population Drops to 73 as 3 Orcas Are Presumed Dead

“We are saddened to report that three adult killer whales (orca) are missing and presumed dead as of July 1, 2019,” the center explained in a release on Tuesday. “These whales are from the extremely endangered Southern Resident killer whale population, that historically frequent the Salish Sea almost daily in summer months.”

Professor Josh Davis answers your questions on the fight against COVID-19

A. There are mild coronaviruses that cause the common cold and severe ones that cause SARS and MERS. Research has been done in the severe coronaviruses (MERS and SARS) but the numbers of people affected by these were not that high – basically SARS and MERS went away before we had time to develop effective […]

Hugo Awards Nominations Include Avengers: Endgame, Watchmen and More

On Tuesday, the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award For Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer were announced by CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, on the convention’s YouTube Channel. Nominees include Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form and two episodes […]

The Weeknd Goes Track-by-Track (Almost) on ‘After Hours’

Please!There are 67 versions of “The Hills,” arguably one of my biggest songs — sixty-seven! Why? I premiered [a demo] at a South by Southwest [party in 2015] as part of the rollout of “Beauty Behind the Madness.” I played it over the speakers, I was like “Let’s play it, just for fun, to get […]

Life in the times of lockdown: A cup of tea is just like Hygge. Here’s why

There is no better word to describe my morning cup of tea, and that’s hygge. Perhaps it’s not even a word as much as it’s a sentiment, a feeling that only a fellow tea-lover will understand. From taking the first sip as the flavours hit my tastebuds to planning my day to just mulling over […]