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Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Every now and again incredible stories emerge of heroic dogs saving their owners from house fires. This isn’t one of those stories. A husky has become the unlikely cause of a house fire after turning on a microwave with food inside it, according to fire services in England. The fire began on Monday afternoon at…MORE

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

NATO is having an unhappy birthday. Champagne corks ought to be popping as leaders of the world’s most powerful military alliance meet outside London this week. Founded in 1949 by countries mustering for a fight against Soviet communism, NATO won that victory 30 years ago, when the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse…MORE

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover. By replicating the sounds of healthy reefs, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the scientists used a process called “acoustic enrichment.” They…MORE

COP25 really is the ‘point of no return’ in the climate emergency. Here’s why

COP25 really is the ‘point of no return’ in the climate emergency. Here’s why

It’s a summit that could make or break the world’s climate commitments. Around 25,000 people from 200 countries are descending on Madrid this week to attend the COP25 climate change conference. They include dozens of heads of state and government, business leaders, scientists and, of course, activists — including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. United Nations…MORE

Sperm whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

Sperm whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

A young sperm whale that died after becoming stranded on a Scottish island last week had a ball of debris weighing roughly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) in its stomach, according to an organization that carried out a postmortem on the animal. The juvenile male whale died Thursday on Seilebost beach on the Isle of Harris…MORE

Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames actor for Amazon forest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames actor for Amazon forest fires

Brazil’s President blamed an unusual candidate this week as a cause of the Amazon forest fires: actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. President Jair Bolsonaro made the claim Thursday on a webcast, arguing that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) contributed to the forest fires that ravaged the Amazon rainforest earlier this year. “The NGO people, what did they…MORE

A Canadian city with a toxic name searches for a new identity

A Canadian city with a toxic name searches for a new identity

It turns out that naming a city after a toxic substance may also be toxic to its tourism and business endeavors. The City of Asbestos in Quebec, Canada, announced on Wednesday that it will change its moniker because the negative connotation hinders its ability to develop economic relationships abroad, the city said in a news…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Emma Stone and ‘SNL’ writer Dave McCary are engaged

Emma Stone and ‘SNL’ writer Dave McCary are engaged

Emma Stone has a rock on her finger. The star of “La La Land,” “The Favourite” and “Zombieland” was pictured in an Instagram post Wednesday night smiling alongside her boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” segment director Dave McCary. Also in the picture is Stone’s left hand donning what appears to be an engagement ring. It is…

Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’ never quite gets off the ground

Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’ never quite gets off the ground

The wide-open skies turn oddly claustrophobic in “The Aeronauts,” a fact-based story about 19th-century exploration that never quite gets off the ground, despite the pairing of Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as the intrepid pioneers. Set in 1862, the film begins in the middle, with Jones’ balloon pilot Amelia Wren and James Glaisher (Redmayne) —…

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ could use some new material in its third season

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ could use some new material in its third season

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has received plenty of ovations since its premiere, including the best comedy Emmy for its first season. The Amazon series returns with its breezier charms intact, but, in this third go-round, feeling like it could use some new material. The relationships and situations do continue to advance in this period comedy…