Daily Archives: August 25, 2022

Dugongs, Beloved Vegetarian ‘Mermaids,’ Declared Extinct Near China

Pour one out for the dugong today—the bulbous yet endearing undersea mammal has hit a worrying new benchmark of species decline. Scientists have declared the animal “functionally extinct” in part of the South China Sea, in a study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Hunting, the fishing industry, aquaculture, and other human activity […]

Uvalde police chief fired for botched response to school shooting | Gun Violence News

A Uvalde police department officer, standing next to Uvalde CISD police chief Pete Arredondo, reacts during a press conference in Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde school board fires Pete Arredondo for his much-criticised handling of the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. A school board in the US state of Texas has fired a district police chief for his handling of the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers in the city of Uvalde […]

Was The Medieval Torture Rack History’s Most Brutal Device?

Rack Torture Device

Though it was an innocuous-looking wooden frame, the torture rack might have been the medieval era’s most brutal device — and it was used well into the 17th century. Originally believed to have been used in antiquity, rack torture is most often associated with the medieval times. At a time when executioners meted out creative […]

Tim Burton on Why Jenna Ortega Is the Perfect Wednesday Addams

Screenshot: Netflix On Wednesdays we wear black and watch the latest behind the scenes featurette for Tim Burton’s Netflix series centering on Wednesday Addams. In it, the master of cinematic oddities like Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands discusses Wednesday star Jenna Ortega’s take on the classic Charles Addams character. “Wednesday is the classic outsider, obviously. She […]

Guterres underlines need for peace as Ukraine marks six months of ‘senseless war’ — Global Issues

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine (on screen) addresses the UN Security Council meeting on Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine.

The “sad and tragic milestone” coincided with Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence, and Mr. Guterres congratulated the country’s people. Today marks a sad and tragic milestone – six months since Russia’s 24 February invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Millions have been displaced. The people of Ukraine and beyond need peace and […]

YouTube Smart Downloads Explained, How To Disable or Enable It?

YouTube Smart Downloads

What if we say that the videos you watch regularly will be automatically downloaded to your device? Amazing, right? Yes, we are talking about the YouTube Smart Downloads feature that enables the user to watch videos offline. Especially the regularly watched videos. It’s the smart way to download your favorite short video or a long […]

Nathan Gilmore Charged With Angela Bradbury’ Murder

Nathan Gilmore

Investigators found Satanic symbols and “significant” numbers in Nathan Gilmore’s house, as well as Snapchat messages that implied he’d killed someone. Iowa Department of Public SafetyNathan Gilmore allegedly murdered Angela Bradbury after the two met at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse in April 2021. On July 12, 2021, a teenager wandering through Greenbelt River Trail […]