Todays World News
Man dies in Brazilian police custody after being restrained in car filled with unknown gas
Fri, 27 May 2022 07:34:48 GMT
Protests were held in the Brazilian city of Umbauba on Thursday following the death of a man in police custody.
US and Taiwan could begin talks on closer economic ties 'in a few weeks'
Fri, 27 May 2022 09:03:28 GMT
Taiwan and the United States could begin talks to deepen trade and economic ties "in a few weeks," two senior Taiwanese government officials told CNN on Friday.
China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea for first time since 2006
Fri, 27 May 2022 07:26:26 GMT
Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea in a vote the US ambassador to the UN called dangerous, disappointing and likely to fuel Pyongyang's program to develop nuclear-capable missile systems.
Vietnam keeps its death sentences quiet. Rights groups say it's one of the world's biggest executioners
Fri, 27 May 2022 04:06:53 GMT
For months, Mai Linh prayed.
A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic
Mon, 23 May 2022 18:32:06 GMT
The Covid-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy.
The bull market minted millions of day traders. They're in for a rough ride
Mon, 23 May 2022 12:33:02 GMT
In early 2021, in the midst of speculative stock market euphoria, a pair of day traders went viral on TikTok with a video explaining their winning strategy.
Nissan is launching a comeback. Here's what it's like road tripping in its newest sports car
Sun, 22 May 2022 17:42:08 GMT
The new Nissan Z is one of the most important models in the car maker's recent history — not for any concrete business reason (two-seat sports cars aren't big sellers), but because even a car company needs a soul.
Inspired by spiders, one Japanese startup is inventing a new generation of textiles
Mon, 23 May 2022 02:19:39 GMT
Five times stronger than steel, spider silk's unique qualities were recognized by the Ancient Greeks — and more recently, scientists have looked at applications from medicine to engineering.
Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:54:24 GMT
Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.
These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:43:47 GMT
Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.
Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 07:01:50 GMT
As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.
Artworks challenge what it means to be from the United States
Sun, 22 May 2022 07:58:10 GMT
From the time the Continental Congress gave the stars and stripes its stamp of approval in 1777 amid the American Revolution, the flag of the United States of America has been an emblematic symbol of patriotism; an image of national pride displayed in front of homes, waved at parades and raised with solemnity in ceremonies. But, when flown upside down, burned, or manipulated in color and design, the flag can also send a far more subversive message.
Visiting Venice this summer? Don't miss this
Sat, 14 May 2022 10:05:25 GMT
The recently opened Venice Biennale -- an 8-month-long international festival of art and culture staged every other year (though it skipped 2021 due to the pandemic) -- is an opportunity to see some of the world's best artists all in one place.
Experiencing the tingling taboo of ASMR
Fri, 13 May 2022 08:11:12 GMT
ASMR -- short for autonomous sensory meridian response -- is a physical sensation that has dominated a corner of the internet for the best part of a decade. It has a dedicated following, with more than 14 million monthly searches on YouTube, and has launched entire careers, where digital creators ever so gently release ASMR-inducing content -- soap-cutting, slime-kneading and whispered role play all fall under the perplexing genre -- in the hopes of gaining loyal viewers.
How to dress for the office after years of remote working
Fri, 06 May 2022 10:24:34 GMT
If the thought of retiring your comfortable sweats and choosing a new outfit to leave the house in each morning is an intimidating prospect, you're in good company. For the better part of the pandemic, I've lived in a pair of stretchy, soft wool trousers in the cooler months, switching allegiance in summer to a white linen dress that my brother-in-law dubbed "the ghost dress" (likening its so flowy, so oversized shape to that of a large bedsheet with a hole cut out for my head).
Japanese photographer's family portraits are literally breathtaking
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 00:52:54 GMT
Having a family portrait taken by Haruhiko Kawaguchi comes with one unusual condition: That he wrap your entire house in plastic and then vacuum-seal you into an airtight bag.
Gianni Versace's lavish New York mansion is on sale for $70M
Wed, 04 May 2022 16:22:05 GMT
Gianni Versace's former townhouse in Manhattan has gone on sale for $70 million.
The volcanic paradise in the middle of the Atlantic
Thu, 26 May 2022 12:33:32 GMT
Traveling to a paradise on Earth doesn't necessarily require a long, arduous or perilous journey.
World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests
Tue, 24 May 2022 02:15:18 GMT
The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet.
She sat next to the annoying guy on the plane. Then they fell in love
Mon, 09 May 2022 10:43:30 GMT
The first time Krystina Burton met Gabriel Solberg, she rolled her eyes.