Astonishing Images of a Shark Frenzy In Western Australia

Photographer Sean Scott thought he was just heading to the Red Bluff beach on Quobba Station in Western Australia for some R&R with the family. But when he arrived, it was clear that something was amiss. “The first thing I noticed was this huge bait ball,” he writes. “I could see from the camp that there […]

China’s gene-edited babies experiment violated western ethics norms. But China is writing is own.

Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world with his recent claim that he modified the genes of two babies. However, his methods of achieving a medical breakthrough are consistent with China’s culture of innovation at any cost. While many scientists follow Western standards of medicine and innovation, China may decide to go […]

Death of GRU chief sends Western media and pundits into tailspin of conspiracy theories

The death of Igor Korobov, who led Russia’s top military intelligence agency, has sent conspiracy mongers into overdrive. Unwilling to believe the 62 year-old died of cancer, they are filling in the gaps with their own theories. Korobov died “after a long and serious illness,” the Defense Ministry announced on Thursday. Various sources have informed […]

The Coen Brothers’ ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is a Wild Western Treat

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a Netflix release, originally (and they say erroneously) reported as a television series. But it’s easy to understand the confusion; it’s an anthology film, the first they’ve ever made, six stories of varying length and tone, bound only by the shared setting of […]

Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

Enlarge / Navajo Generating Station and Navajo Mountain. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) outside of Page, Arizona, have decided to end talks without purchasing the coal plant. The 2.25 gigawatt (GW) plant is the biggest coal plant […]

Her Arab Twist on Iconic Western Art Is … Candy Wrappers

On first glance, Ghada al-Rabea comes off as orthodox and austere. The 40-year-old Saudi artist dresses from head to toe in an abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, and masks her entire face save the area around her kohl-lined eyes with a niqab. But one look at her paintings, crafted meticulously with candy and chocolate wrappers, […]

6.1 earthquake strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

Published time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:44 Edited time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:56 A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck some 31 kilometers from Javanrud, Kermanshah province, at a depth of 10 kilometers, USGS reports. There were […]

Western media frames jihadist-controlled Idlib as peaceful enclave under assault by Assad (VIDEO)

Western media reports denouncing the Syrian Army’s offensive to retake Idlib conveniently fail to mention that the area is controlled by warring jihadist groups that were designated as terrorists by the US State Department. Idlib province – located in northwest Syria – is the last major jihadist stronghold in the country, but you would never […]

Stockpiles of surrendered Western arms in Syria sign of 'gross interference' – Russia

The Western-made weapons surrendered by armed groups in Deraa are “material evidence of gross interference” in Syria, according to Russian Foreign ministry. The Syrian province was under militant control for years. “Enormous number of Western-produced modern weapons and equipment was handed over by reconciled militants to the Syrian army,” spokesperson Maria Zakharova told during her […]

6.0 quake strikes western coast of Mexico – USGS

A powerful 6.0 earthquake has struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the USGS reports. The quake, according to an initial reading, happened offshore at a depth of 10 kilometers, some 58 kilometers west of Cihuatlan, in the state of Jalisco. No tsunami warning has yet been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Let’s block […]