Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland

Enlarge / Lake Huila records centuries of environmental change in the Quijos Valley. (credit: Nicholas Laughlin) On the slopes of northern Ecuador’s Quijo Valley, perpetual clouds shroud the canopy of a seemingly pristine tropical forest. But the beauty of the cloud forest hides a violent, tragic history. A new study of sediments from the valley’s […]

Netflix Producing Mark Millar Movies & TV Shows, Including ‘Empress’, ‘American Jesus’, and More

Netflix purchased comic book writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last year, and they’ve already teamed up to release the streaming service’s first comic book, The Magic Order. But Netflix didn’t buy Millar’s company solely to make comic books: they’re in it for that sweet, sweet intellectual property. The first batch of Millarworld movies and TV shows […]

American Jews slam Israel’s ‘racist’ nation-state bill as thousands protest against it in Tel Aviv

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Israeli capital in protest against the so-called nation-state bill, which, they say, would enable ethnic segregation. The controversial bill also drew criticism from US Jews. Demonstrators marched through the streets of Tel Aviv chanting: “Full equality and no less,” “Jews and Arabs refuse to be […]

Investors are gorging on American assets

ECONOMISTS think prices, like spilt ketchup, are sticky. They move only slowly as firms digest economic conditions. Financial markets are an exception. Computerised trading by thousands of participants means prices, especially of currencies, can move in a McFlurry. Since The Economist last updated the Big Mac index (BMI), our lighthearted guide to currency valuation, burger […]

Donald Trump protest single American Idiot climbing UK charts: Can Green Day hit No1?

Donald Trump will arrive in the UK for his first official visit on Thursday evening, after claiming that the UK is “in turmoil.” While he is expected to avoid Central London and protesters, a giant balloon baby has been authorised by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly over Parliament Square Gardens. An online petition entitled […]

American Express Offering 3 Free Months of Amazon Prime (Targeted)

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‘American Psycho II’ Is the Kind of Sloppy Mess That Patrick Bateman Would Despise

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we find out what happens after Patrick Bateman realized he would never be caught or made to pay for his crimes.) The poster for 2002’s American Psycho II: All American Girl promises a killer […]

FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians

Enlarge / Kayenta, AZ – 25 July 2016: Poor rural housing estate of Native Americans at the Navajo reservation (Navajo Nation) in the Arizona desert. (credit: Bloomberg | Erik Tham) The Federal Communications Commission is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians. Under Chairman Ajit Pai’s […]

Spectacular Domestic American Airlines AAward AAvailability

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The American president is stirring up trouble in a volatile oil market

Losing room for manoeuvre IT USED to be said that America’s shale producers were the new “swing factor” in global oil markets. It turns out that role is being taken by America’s president. At a time when oil prices are at three-and-a-half-year highs, markets are being buffeted by three countervailing forces unleashed by President Donald […]