California’s wildfires are driven by climate and human error

California’s wildfires are driven by climate and human error

David McNew, Reuters By Michael Marshall A STRING of wildfires is raging in California. Six separate blazes have together scorched more than 55,000 hectares of land. As of 8 December, nearly 200,000 people had been evacuated. The largest blaze is the Thomas fire (pictured), which has burned around 45,000 hectares. The long exposure in this […]

Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths

Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths

Gone but not forgottenChronicle/Alamy Stock Photo By Fred Pearce Who killed the giant ground sloth? Or the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat, come to that.  Was it humans or a natural event, like the end of the last ice age? The question is endlessly debated. But the answer, at least in the Caribbean, now seems certain: […]

House Cats Have Begun Stealing Human Souls|Humor

House Cats Have Begun Stealing Human Souls|Humor

BOSTON, MA – House cats have begun stealing human souls as part of the final phase of their plan to conquer Earth. “Meow, meowww, meow,” said cat Commander, Miser Friskypants. “Meow. Meooooooowwwwow. Meeeeow.” Last week, house cats began stealing the souls of sleeping humans. To steal the souls, cats climb on to the chest of […]

European Human Rights Court sees no politics in Navalny brothers embezzlement case

European Human Rights Court sees no politics in Navalny brothers embezzlement case

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:45 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 12:07 The European Court of Human rights (ECHR) has refused to recognize the embezzlement case against Russian activists Aleksey and Oleg Navalny as politically-motivated. The ECHR’s decision in the case of the Navalny brothers against Russia was released on the court’s website on Tuesday. […]