Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China NOW WATCH: Here’s why so many nations want to control the South China Sea — and what China wants to do See Also: Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign […]

Panasonic completing 3 new cell production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory

Enlarge / An automobile chassis sits on display inside a Tesla Motors Inc. store in Munich, Germany, on Monday, March 30, 2015. (credit: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In a Tuesday interview with Bloomberg, the head of Panasonic’s Automotive Division said that the company was on track to complete an additional three battery-cell production lines at […]

I’ve been on the front lines of the devastating wildfires sweeping the US — here’s what you should know about fighting them

Wildfires are burning over 1.2 million acres in the US across much of the west, Alaska, and Florida. California’s drought has killed more than 100 million trees, which can create a more intense fire — dead needles on coniferous trees act as fuel. The US Forest Service estimates that more than one-third of all US homes […]

If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying?

Enlarge / Vizaline owners Scott Dow and Brent Melton (right), standing in front of a sample Viza-plat property outline. (credit: Chuck Cook) When does drawing a digital line on a satellite map cross an ethereal threshold into the centuries-old practice of licensed land surveying? This is the existential question now before a Mississippi state court. […]

What to Do if You Can’t Get Through the AA Elite Phone Lines

Here’s What To Do If You’re Having Issues Calling the AA Elite Desk Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). […]

Duterte will ‘go to war’ if China crosses ‘red lines,’ Philippine FM claims

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to go to war with Beijing if it crosses ‘red lines’ and unilaterally claims natural resources in the disputed South China Sea, the country’s foreign minister has warned. The Philippines will go to war to protect its rights in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter […]

‘Beirut’ Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Isn’t Impressed by Good Lines [Interview]

27 years after Tony Gilroy wrote Beirut, it’s finally reaching theaters. Long before his time on the Bourne franchise, directing Michael Clayton and Duplicity, and his work on Rogue One: A Story Wars Story, Gilroy penned a story about Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a troubled, grieving, and alcoholic negotiator who returns to Beruit 10 years after a personal tragedy […]

John Krasinski Lines Up ‘Life on Mars’, His Sci-Fi Follow-Up To ‘A Quiet Place’

Former The Office star John Krasinski surprised a lot of people – us included – with A Quiet Place, his terrific new horror film that cost $ 17 million to make but has already grossed $ 85 million worldwide. We expect Paramount to green light a sequel any day now, but Krasinski isn’t interested in waiting […]

Optical illusion BAFFLES the internet – can YOU spot the straight parallel blue lines?

This optical illusion is confusing the internet, as its confusing shape and colours make it hard to look at. Posted on the Imgur social sharing platform, it has caused a storm, with some claiming it affects their eyes, while others say it makes them “freak out”. But you will find it hard to look away […]