Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change

Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

A dentist at an immigration detention facility told inspectors he doesn’t have time for cleanings or fillings — but suggested immigrants floss with string from their socks if they’re ‘dedicated to dental hygiene’

Getty Images/John Moore A scathing watchdog report accused an immigration detention facility in California of providing substandard medical and dental care. One of the two dentists overseeing the 1,700 detained immigrants said he doesn’t provide cleanings or fillings because he doesn’t have time. The dentist suggested that immigrants who can’t afford floss from the commissary […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Birds of Prey’ Rumors, Bradley Cooper Doesn’t Want to Direct ‘Guardians 3’ & More

What’s the latest effort by fans to get James Gunn reinstated at Marvel? What is Tim Allen‘s problem with superheroes? Where is Spider-Man: Far From Home shooting now? Where is Batman during the events of Birds of Prey? Is Bradley Cooper interested in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? What comic book character does director […]

Toyota’s Sports Coupe Ambition Doesn’t End With the Supra

At Toyota all eyes remain on the upcoming Supra — a long-departed model returning to the automotive landscape with some help from BMW. The Supra, however, isn’t exactly a sports car for the masses. No more so than the co-developed BMW Z4 is. Once upon a time, Toyota fielded a slew of fun, compact coupes […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Need to Smile, ‘Spider-Man’ PS4 Breaks Records & More

How many copies did Spider-Man sell in the first three days of release? How did Brie Larson respond to fans who said Captain Marvel needs to smile more? How long is the runtime for Venom? Would you believe a Marvel executive has no idea what Anthony & Joe Russo are teasing in that Avengers 4 […]

‘Game of Thrones’ author George R. R. Martin doesn’t know why the show is ending after 8 seasons

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin discussed the last season of the popular HBO series at the 2018 Emmys. He said he doesn’t know why the show is ending after eight seasons — and that it could have lasted for at least five more seasons. “If you’ve read my novels, […]

‘Peaceful return of democracy?’ US doesn’t deny meeting Venezuelan military coup plotters

Washington still “prefers” a peaceful restoration of “democracy” in Venezuela, the White House has stated in response to a scandalous report about US officials’ contacts with Venezuelan military officers seeking to stage a coup. The US President Donald Trump’s administration has been holding meetings with a group of Venezuelan officers plotting to overthrow the Latin […]

‘He doesn’t represent Switzerland’: ex-Liverpool star on Xhaka’s Albanian roots

Former Liverpool and Switzerland defender Stephane Henchoz has slammed likely new Swiss captain Granit Xhaka by claiming he does not represent the “traditional” country – because of his Albanian roots. Arsenal midfielder Xhaka was born in Basel, Switzerland, to Albanian parents from Serbia and rose through the ranks of his local team FC Basel and […]