Can We Have Happy Cows and a Clean Climate?

If there’s one thing they don’t need, it’s more cowbells. Edith and Robert Albin’s tiny organic farm in the Swiss hamlet of Tersnaus is picture-postcard idyllic, with bell-bedecked cows roaming the Alps during the warmer months, then wintering in airy stalls. It’s a meat- and cheese-eater’s dream: Calm and happy livestock that spend their lives […]

Straight Outta the Bronx: A Cambodian Rickshaw Driver

Amid the throngs of tuk-tuk drivers competing for fares in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 49-year-old Luka Meas stands out. Largely because of his Bronx-accented English. After surviving the Khmer Rouge regime, Meas and his family immigrated to New York in 1981. He never became a U.S. citizen, so after serving time for a drug conviction, he […]

‘Hello, death’: Coca-Cola greets New Zealanders in marketing blunder

One of Coca-Cola’s marketing slogans in New Zealand did not go over well, turning into a humorous and embarrassing blunder for the company. The beverage firm ran a vending machine signage that read “Kia ora, mate.” The slogan was an attempt to mix a greeting from the island’s indigenous peoples’ language, te reo Maori, with […]

Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Earlier this week, Mitchell urged the European countries not to “deepen the energy dependence” on Russia, saying that supporting projects […]

Trump’s ‘withdrawal symptom’ & itch for ‘better deals’ destabilizes global order

By scrapping the crucial Cold War era nuclear agreement Trump is destabilizing global security, even if his ultimate goal is to negotiate a ‘better deal’ and to include other parties like China, geopolitical experts have told RT. “The United States would rather pull out because of China. Right now it cannot develop new intermediate-range missiles […]

‘Not satisfied’ after all? Trump wants more answers, but won’t scrap Saudi deals over Khashoggi case

After initially saying the Saudi version of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s accidental death seems plausible, Donald Trump now insists that he is not yet “satisfied” with their answer, but won’t pull out of trade deals with Riyadh. Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that the Washington Post columnist had died in an accidental “fistfight” that erupted inside […]

‘Inadequate’: Europe dissatisfied with Riyadh’s Khashoggi death story, Berlin talks arms sale freeze

Not satisfied with the Saudi story on how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in Turkey, EU leaders are demanding an in-depth probe, with Germany’s foreign minister saying that Berlin shouldn’t sell arms to Riyadh until it’s finished. Germany, France, and the EU all said they want more from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, demanding a full investigation […]

Trump ‘confirms’ he’s pulling US out of nuclear deal with Russia

Published time: 20 Oct, 2018 20:34 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2018 20:45 The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP has quoted President Donald Trump. He cited Russia’s alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to “develop the weapons.” Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Godzilla, Tardis & Einstein: NASA redraws constellations to map gamma-ray sky (IMAGE, VIDEOS)

It’s probably the only time Albert Einstein, Godzilla and the Incredible Hulk will ever share an accolade, but the iconic figures are now part of constellations of extremely high-energy light sources grouped by NASA. The US space agency has mapped gamma ray sources from across the universe such as pulsars, exploding stars and black holes into constellations […]

Godzilla, Tardis & Einstein: NASA redraws constellations to map gamma-ray sky (IMAGE, VIDEOS)

It’s probably the only time Albert Einstein, Godzilla and the Incredible Hulk will ever share an accolade, but the iconic figures are now part of constellations of extremely high-energy light sources grouped by NASA. READ MORE: Epic trip to hot planet: First Euro-Japanese space mission to unravel Mercury’s mysteries (VIDEO) The US space agency has mapped gamma […]