Category Archives: CNN – World

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

Since none of the assembled 99 senators* felt like spending the weekend in jail, they did as they were told and kept mum at their desks. The archaic machinery of the US Senate has swung into action for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The chamber thinks it is the world’s greatest deliberative body, so there’ll…MORE

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

Call him the extorter-in-chief. In the US Senate next week, Donald Trump will go on trial accused of dangling $400 million in military aid before Ukraine, in exchange for dirt on his political enemies. But it’s not just Kiev. Barely a day passes without a fresh glimpse of the President’s staggeringly transactional worldview, straight out…MORE

Wolf puppies, like domesticated dogs, love to play fetch

Wolf puppies, like domesticated dogs, love to play fetch

When you play a game of fetch with your dog, they’re picking up on a human social cue to retrieve the ball. Now, researchers have observed the same behavior in wolf puppies, meaning they also have the ability to understand human communication cues, according to a new study. A dog’s ability to play fetch and…MORE

Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

A 437-million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest known example of an air-breathing animal although Andrew Wendruff,…MORE

Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals were more resourceful and adventurous than they’re often credited with, according to a new study. An analysis of clam shells and volcanic rocks from an Italian cave shows that Neanderthals collected shells and pumice from beaches. And due to specific indicators on some of the shells, the researchers also believe Neanderthals waded and dove…MORE

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now, researchers have traced a second signal they believe belongs to a super-Earth orbiting the same star, increasing the intrigue of this neighboring planetary system and its potential. Proxima Centauri is the…MORE

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, can be a strange place. It’s notoriously hard to see, obscured from our viewpoint by clouds of gas and dust in one of the galaxy’s spiral arms. But 13 years worth of near-infrared wavelength data from the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has captured the bizarre…MORE

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Earth endured its second-hottest year on record in 2019, NASA and NOAA scientists announced Wednesday, capping a decade they say was the warmest in recorded history. The annual global climate assessment offers more evidence that the dangerous warming unleashed mostly by humans’ burning of fossil fuels is continuing virtually unabated. And combined with the recent…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ trailer is ablaze with star power

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ trailer is ablaze with star power

Hulu’s adaptation of “Little Fires Everywhere” is already sparking interest. That, of course, is inevitable with a cast that includes Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. But the first trailer, which was released on Friday, has bolstered anticipation for the drama, which premieres in March. On the show, Witherspoon and Washington team up in roles that…

Tyler Perry knows which part of ‘A Fall From Grace’ will have you yelling

Tyler Perry knows which part of ‘A Fall From Grace’ will have you yelling

Please don’t spoil Tyler Perry’s new movie on social media. The media mogul has a new thriller out on Netflix titled “Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace,” which debuted Friday. Perry told CNN he was concerned about people sharing an important plot twist and planned on taking to social media to ask viewers to not…

Hulu drops first trailer for Hillary Clinton docuseries

Hulu drops first trailer for Hillary Clinton docuseries

Hulu has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming four-part docuseries about former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. In “Hillary,” director Nanette Burstein sat down with Clinton for 35 hours and culled together more than 1,700 hours of behind-the-scenes footage for an intimate portrait of the one-time Democratic presidential candidate. The docuseries covers several periods…