Inland flood threat increasing in South Florida

Inland flood threat increasing in South Florida

Top Story As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight saltwater intrusion, the threat of inland flooding will only increase, according to newly published research results. Although high groundwater levels in South Florida are a major contributor to inland floods, especially during the wet season or extreme rain events, traditional flood models don’t account for […]

The Incredible Linguistic Diversity of Tibet Is Disappearing

The Incredible Linguistic Diversity of Tibet Is Disappearing

Tibet may be best known for its bounty of ancient Buddhist monasteries and stark natural beauty—but it’s also blessed with a vast diversity of languages. The Tibetan Plateau is home to more than a dozen distinct local tongues, many of which come with their own elaborate character systems. Unfortunately, thanks to the growth of internet […]

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Football legend Gary Lineker has been hit with a fierce backlash after he condemned Israeli soldiers for locking Palestinian children in a cage. It comes amid mass protests against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The British pundit and ex-footballer is locked in a row over the situation in the Middle East, where […]

As Media Obsesses over Trump’s Diet, Israel is Dropping Bombs on Children

As Media Obsesses over Trump’s Diet, Israel is Dropping Bombs on Children

The mainstream media devoted a significant portion of its precious airtime to a groundbreaking report claiming that President Trump drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. While that could be considered news, it does not seem nearly as important as the news coming out of the Middle East in response to a recent decision […]

Donald Trump’s China Hawk Clown College Now in Session!

Donald Trump’s China Hawk Clown College Now in Session!

Donald Trump’s China Hawk clown college is officially in session!  The China hawks are getting their way on Korea, Australia, and Taiwan.  But look for US China policy to overpromise, underdeliver, and screw up in what we now love to call the Indo-Pacific Region. It’s hard to push around the People’s Republic of China.  Maybe […]

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama, after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, and narrows the Republican majority in the Senate […]

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Livin’ on a Prayer” rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Jon Bon Jovi performs at The Songwriters Hall of Fame 48th Induction […]

Apocalypse watchers complain Trump ‘dragging his feet’|Humor

Fundamentalist Christians in the US are becoming increasingly frustrated with President Trump’s lukewarm commitment to bringing about the End Times.  A White House spokesman is urging the faithful to be patient, explaining that the President has to concentrate on things such as dismantling Obamacare first. ‘After all’, a spokeswoman said, ‘we don’t want to leave […]

The beast of Bentonville battles Amazon, the king of the e-commerce jungle

The beast of Bentonville battles Amazon, the king of the e-commerce jungle

A BOA constrictor swallowing capitalism. A cyclone dragging the economy into its vortex. If you look back at how people described Walmart a decade ago, it is eerily similar to how Amazon is viewed now. The supermarket chain has “a scale of economic power we haven’t encountered before”, warned “The Walmart Effect”, a best selling […]