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"If Not Now, When?": Pandemic Investigator Urges Reforms

05/12/21 4:45 PM

Panel member Michel Kazatchkine, a French diplomat and former director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, called for immediate action to ensure the world must never again face...

"One Of The Most Kind People You Would Ever Meet": She Escaped The Holocaust But Not The Pandemic

01/06/21 12:24 PM

Malvina Shabes escaped Poland during World War II and found refuge in Canada. A COVID-19 outbreak in a retirement home killed her.View Entire Post ›

"Reason That India Is In Dire Straits...": What Dr Fauci Told US Senate

05/12/21 1:01 PM

India made the "incorrect assumption" that it was finished with the COVID-19 pandemic and opened up prematurely that has left the country in such "dire straits", America's top infectious disease...

'You’re toxic!' Can TV shows survive when their star becomes a scandal?

05/12/21 12:29 PM

From Jeffrey Tambor to Joss Whedon, high-profile accusations of improper behaviour are a minefield for TV makers – especially if the A-listers go rogueIn 2018, HBO breathlessly announced a brand-new drama from one of television’s most celebrated auteurs. The network was, it said, “honoured” to be providing a home for The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s long-awaited return to the small screen. A complex Victorian-era fantasy led by tormented female protagonists with supernatural powers, it had the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator’s fingerprints all over it. Whedon would be writer, director and executive producer, and described his “odd, intimate epic” as “the most ambitious narrative” he had ever created.Then, in November the same year, Whedon abruptly abandoned his passion project. He attributed his exit to tiredness (“I am genuinely exhausted, and am stepping back to marshal my energy towards my own life”). In a statement, HBO said: “We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of The Nevers and look forward to its premiere.” But behind the scenes, a reputation-destroying storm appeared to be brewing. In July last year, the actor Ray Fisher claimed Whedon had been abusive while directing the blockbuster Justice League. Then he was accused of being “casually cruel” and perpetuating a “toxic” atmosphere on the Buffy set by the actors Charisma Carpenter and Amber Benson. Michelle Trachtenberg, who was 14 when she was cast as Buffy’s younger sister, claimed that Whedon was not allowed to be in a room alone with her. (In February, HBO’s chief content officer Casey Bloys said that the company had received “no complaints or no reports of inappropriate behaviour” against Whedon. Representatives for Whedon did not immediately respond when approached for comment for this piece.) Continue reading...

10 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

03/26/21 7:22 PM

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.View Entire Post ›

2 Brazilian states suspend giving Covid-19 vaccines to expectant mothers after death of pregnant AstraZeneca recipient

05/11/21 3:52 PM

The Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have excluded pregnant women from their Covid-19 vaccine rollouts after the medicines regulator published new advice following the death of an expectant mother. Read Full Article at

2020 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record. Global Warming Is To Blame.

01/14/21 8:38 PM

NASA found 2020 tied as the hottest on record. NOAA found it came in a close second.View Entire Post ›

21 Disturbing Historical Facts That I Kind Of Wish I Hadn’t Heard

02/28/21 1:25 PM

Yep, there's no way I'm sleeping tonight.View Entire Post ›

22 Fascinating Facts About Space That Gave Me A Healthy Dose Of Existential Dread

02/08/21 11:25 AM

The biggest star known to man is 1,700 times larger than the sun!View Entire Post ›

3 Leopards Escaped A Chinese Zoo. The Zoo Didn’t Tell Anyone For Weeks.

05/10/21 2:50 PM

Hangzhou Safari Park denied the escape even after surveillance video caught one of the large cats roaming a nearby residential area.

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