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The true story of the devastating 2015 Mariana dam disaster | Podcasts

Picks of the weekHear Me OutWidely available, episodes weeklyThis chatty theatre podcast from actor Lucy Eaton gives you a snippet of multiple stars’ dramatic talent. They each pick a favourite speech, then act it out, amid a personal chat that gives it a feel of Desert Island Discs for the stage. The first episode of the latest series hears Mark Gatiss perform Hamlet’s “yearning” and “angry” “speak the speech” soliloquy, as used in Jack Thorne’s The Motive and the Cue. Alexi DugginsDead RiverWidely available, episodes…

Uruguay wants to use gene drives to eradicate devastating screwworms

The situation is urgent. In July of last year, Panama declared a state of animal health emergency amid outbreaks of cattle screwworm throughout the country. And this February, more than 200 cases of screwworm attacks on animals were reported in Costa Rica, prompting the government to declare an emergency as well. In Uruguay, screwworm flies cost the livestock industry $40 million to $154 million a year. Agricultural export is the linchpin of Uruguay’s economy—over 80% of the goods the nation exports are agricultural…

‘Utterly devastating’: Guardian writers on their favourite breakup songs | Music

Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s OkayI never went to J-school, but I learned everything anyone needs to know about how to be an investigative reporter from Detective Whitney Houston. In just four short minutes, this song describes our hero’s Pulitzer-level investigation into a deadbeat lover: she looks through his phone, digs through the trash, and literally finds the receipts to prove once and for all that he’s a filthy, lying cheater. That’s a bummer, of course, but in the grand tradition of divas such as…

Near-100% Fatality Rate – The Most Devastating Viral Disease You Have Never Heard Of

The global outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) presents a critical challenge, threatening swine populations, food security, and socio-ecological systems, particularly in vulnerable communities. Urgent action and a shift in global priorities are essential to address the underrecognized impacts of ASF on global health and conservation. Credit: Graham UsherAfrican Swine Fever is causing widespread devastation in the forests and communities of Borneo.A virulent and highly infectious virus is rapidly spreading among domestic…

Heal your broken heart with science — plus ice cream and good wine

Anyone who's experienced the heartbreak of a relationship ending knows it can be emotionally devastating. But scientists have found that a breakup also has physical effects on our brains — and our bodies. In Love Hurts: The Science of Heartbreak, a documentary from The Nature of Things, Anthony Morgan speaks with researchers and scientists to discover the biological effects of a broken heart. In the documentary, Morgan meets a team researching Takotsubo syndrome, where the stress of heartbreak or loss can actually change…

Everything You Need to Know About Halo’s Dramatic, Devastating Fall of Reach

Screenshot: MicrosoftAlthough they didn’t appear in the original telling of the Fall of Reach as seen in the 2001, Noble Team—a squad of next-generation Spartan-III supersoldiers, the successors to the Spartan II program—were the primary protagonists of the version of the Fall of Reach depicted in Halo: Reach. There were six members of the team—Carter, Kat, Jun, Emile, Jorge, and Noble Six, Reach’s customizable player character—and spoiler, but unsurprisingly so given everything you’ve read here so far, all but one of

I Saw the TV Glow review – devastating tale of identity, fandom and obsession | Sundance 2024

The post-Get Out influx of “elevated” horror films, more focused on the construction of a smug metaphor than coherence or cohesion, has become a blight on an already blighted genre. It’s an incredibly difficult web to weave - even Jordan Peele himself facing the odd stumble since his ground-shifting breakout – yet still so many keep trying, dissertations clumsily disguised as films.But in I Saw the TV Glow, a buzzy, brilliant new film premiering at the Sundance film festival, the writer-director Jane Schoenbrun has made…

Just How Bad Was Star Trek’s Most Devastating Battle?

Screenshot: ParamountThe Battle of Wolf 359's legacy goes much further than just “The Best of Both Worlds,” both in and out of the text of Star Trek itself. The trauma of the incident follows Picard throughout the remainder of TNG, brought up explicitly in episodes like the following season’s “Family” and “The Drumhead,” and of course in Star Trek: First Contact and its renewed engagement with the Borg in Sector 001, set just six years after the events of “The Best of Both Worlds.”It touches other important Star Trek

Surreal Photos Show Exactly Where the Earth Shifted During Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquake

The earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023 caused widespread devastation and killed more than 50,000 people. Now, a team of geoscientists have released striking images and drone footage of the fault line that shifted the ground across the region, and used it to map how the quake started and spread.Published today in the journal Science, the research details how ruptures on Earth’s surface propagated along the quake fault lines. The team notes that the initial quake occurred on the Dead Sea fault zone,…