Mining companies back away from Brazil’s Indigenous areas:

Mining companies back away from Brazil’s Indigenous areas:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and have repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas. The Brazilian Mining Association (Ibram), which represents around 130 companies, conducted an internal … Read more

What comes next in Alberta? No one knows.

What comes next in Alberta?  No one knows.

Kenney immediately announced he was stepping down. Within 24 hours, he emerged from caucus with a letter clarifying that he’ll officially resign “upon the election of a new leader:. ” On Friday, Kenney welcomed reporters into the Cabinet room for a short statement on the spring agenda. His tone suggested business as usual, but politics … Read more

Kirill Serebrennikov Interview at Cannes: ‘Fuck the War, I Hate You’

Kirill Serebrennikov Interview at Cannes:  ‘Fuck the War, I Hate You’

Cannes: “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” director Kirill Serebrennikov disputed boycotts of Russian filmmakers, but said he was relieved to be out of the country. Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov has premiered three films in Cannes competition, but walked the red carpet at the festival for the first time this week. In 2017, Serebrennikov was convicted by Russian authorities … Read more

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11:

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11:

You’ll never see a Microsoft Windows upgrade that isn’t met with vociferous negative reactions, and while Windows 11 hasn’t encountered as much vitriol as some past versions of the operating system, that doesn’t mean it’s all rosy. The main beef has been about its hardware requirements. Lesser complaints about interface changes amount to “someone moved … Read more

Kirill Serebrennikov Interview at Cannes: ‘Fuck the War, I Hate You’

Kirill Serebrennikov Interview at Cannes:  ‘Fuck the War, I Hate You’

Cannes: “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” director Kirill Serebrennikov disputed boycotts of Russian filmmakers, but said he was relieved to be out of the country. Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov has premiered three films in Cannes competition, but walked the red carpet at the festival for the first time this week. In 2017, Serebrennikov was convicted by Russian authorities … Read more

Oracle’s Larry Ellison joined Nov. 2020 call about contesting Trump’s loss:

Oracle’s Larry Ellison joined Nov.  2020 call about contesting Trump’s loss:

Placeholder while article actions load: Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder and chairman of the software company Oracle and the biggest backer of Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover, participated in a call shortly after the 2020 election that focused on strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the vote, according to court documents and a participant. The … Read more

Why Future Space Farms Depend on Plants Grown in Antarctica:

Why Future Space Farms Depend on Plants Grown in Antarctica:

Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions. But this is not … Read more

The Daily Horoscope For Each Zodiac Sign On Saturday, May 21, 2022:

The Daily Horoscope For Each Zodiac Sign On Saturday, May 21, 2022:

Your daily horoscope for May 21, 2022, is here with an astrology forecast for all zodiac signs starting on Saturday. Depending on where you are the Sun is either entering Gemini or just recently made its entrance into the sign of the Twins. The Sun will be in Gemini for the next 30-days, which brings … Read more

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11:

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11:

You’ll never see a Microsoft Windows upgrade that isn’t met with vociferous negative reactions, and while Windows 11 hasn’t encountered as much vitriol as some past versions of the operating system, that doesn’t mean it’s all rosy. The main beef has been about its hardware requirements. Lesser complaints about interface changes amount to “someone moved … Read more

Webb Space Telescope Nearly Set to Explore the Solar System:

Webb Space Telescope Nearly Set to Explore the Solar System:

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the next of NASA’s Great Observatories; following in the line of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. JWST combines the qualities of two of its predecessors, observing in infrared light, like Spitzer, with fine resolution, like Hubble. … Read more