Australians are playing through a record-breaking Christmas heat wave

Don Arnold/Getty Images Temperature records have been smashed as a Christmas heat wave has the southeastern corner of Australia in a stranglehold. The hottest place in the country, Marble Bar in the Pilbara of Western Australia hit an all-time heat record of 120 degrees Fahreneit (49 degrees Celsius) on Thursday. December and Christmas are only […]

Eyedrops, helmets & 2.5kg vests: Journalists prepare for new wave of French protests

Covering Yellow Vest protests is a hard job for reporters as they often find themselves amid heavy clashes and clouds of tear gas. Look how RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij is getting ready for the sixth weekend of rallies. “At RT we believe the best way to tell a story is to get to the heart of […]

Green wave: Record spending makes 2018 US midterms ‘most expensive ever’

Democrats are pouring record amounts of money into congressional midterm elections this year, hoping to gain control of the House and the Senate, with the GOP close behind. But will big spending translate to ballot box victory? Democrats are pinning their hopes on a “Blue Wave” that would give them control of both the House […]

Pokemon Go news: Halloween 2018 update, Gen 4 wave 2, Community Day event

Wave 2 of the Pokemon Go Gen 4 release looks set to begin later this week. Trainers are expecting an announcement regarding a new Halloween event in the coming days, although it would be kicking off later than last year’s. Pokemon Go news regarding Halloween 2018 and the release of the next wave of Gen […]

Telltale Games begins wave of layoffs, cancels Stranger Things game [Updated]

Enlarge / If today’s news about Telltale Games’ closure is true, that “final” season description may prove more accurate than Telltale originally intended. (credit: Telltale Games) Update, 5:49 p.m. ET: Telltale Games has issued a statement to Ars Technica confirming that the game maker has begun taking steps to shut down completely. The full statement, […]

Korean Shipbuilders Ride Wave of Success

After years of struggling to stay afloat, the South Korean shipbuilding industry is preparing for the return of growth. As signs of a global recovery emerge, the country’s big three shipbuilders — Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries — have also cleaned up their balance sheets through tough restructuring. […]

Transplanted mammals take a century to learn to “surf the green wave”

Enlarge / That is an aptly named sheep. (credit: California Department of Fish and Game/Tim Glenner) In many areas of the globe, native species have been wiped out of large areas of their range even though some habitats that could support them were left intact or later restored. That has allowed conservationists to reintroduce these […]