How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

For example, South Australia passed koala protection laws in 1912, the same year they went functionally extinct. Photo courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales Eight years later, in 1927, the Queensland government allowed a final one-month open season on koalas.

'American Gods'' Biggest Battle Is Its Own Reincarnation

'American Gods'' Biggest Battle Is Its Own Reincarnation

The opening sequence, which traffics in the same saturated colors and low-angle distortions of episodes past, wastes little time in establishing the new gods' game plan: Mister World (Crispin Glover) tells Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) to find Media, his "best salesman" in recruiting firepower against Wednesday (Ian McShane), Shadow's benefactor.

There’s a Huge Snow Gear Sale This Weekend (Some Tech, Too)

There’s a Huge Snow Gear Sale This Weekend (Some Tech, Too)

We found some of the best markdowns on our favorite past-season gear, from heated ski boots to sustainable snowboards and more. K2 First Luv Skis and Bindings for $320 ($80 off) Outdoors Deals for Women Outdoors Deals for Men Outdoors Deals For Everyone!

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

Netflix In case you haven't heard, a primer: Last week, spread that legendary director Steven Spielberg is planning to propose a change in the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that would stop films that debut on streaming services, or that have limited theatrical runs, from awards contention.

Guild Wars Developer Layoffs Hit as Fortnite Launches Season 8

Guild Wars Developer Layoffs Hit as Fortnite Launches Season 8

Guild Wars Developer Layoffs Hit as Fortnite Launches Season 8 ArenaNet, the company behind Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns , suffered layoffs this week. Fortnite 's new season is here, y'all. It is a new season of Fortnite , and I'm ready to build.

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

The others include a hothead with super-accurate murdering skills, an adult trapped in a kid's body, and a mouthy addict with death-related powers played by Robert Sheehan, who had the same role in Misfits .

See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go

See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go

See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go Yes, sure, Nascar racing is all about adrenaline: speedy cars, sweaty pit stops, spectacular fender benders.

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino's History-Making Grammy Moment Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Atlanta 's Donald Glover, made history last night, becoming the first artist to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year for a hip-hop song, "This Is America." Glover wasn't on-hand to accept the awards.

Disney Won't Stop Deadpool From Dropping F-Bombs

Disney Won't Stop Deadpool From Dropping F-Bombs

The Walking Dead is getting (another) new season, Anya Taylor-Joy and Edgar Wright are teaming up, and Disney is going to keep the Deadpool movies R-rated.

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Night Shyamalan's trilogy-ending almost-superhero film Glass ruled the long-weekend box office, and Pixar lost a big director. Night Shyamalan's Glass won the box office, bringing in $47 million in North America during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

We Can Still Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's Deadly Flu Season

We Can Still Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's Deadly Flu Season

Getty Images As flu season nears its annual peak, between eight and nine and a half million people in the US have already been sickened by various strains of the respiratory virus, according to new estimates released Friday by federal health officials.

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has a Launch Date

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has a Launch Date

In today's news, HBO has finally coughed up a release date for the final season of Game of Thrones , Netflix is facing a lawsuit, and it looks like the Super Bowl won't be marooned without a halftime show act.

Today's TV Mom Is Raising Us for a More Real World

Today's TV Mom Is Raising Us for a More Real World

Her portrait, like that of Penelope (Justina Machado) on Netflix's fantastic Norman Lear reboot One Day at a Time or like Jane (Gina Rodriguez) on The CW's telenovela family saga Jane the Virgin , is more in line with a modern interpretation of mothers: These are women who color the world as it is, not as it should be.

The 12 Greatest TV Moments From the Endless 2018 Stream

The 12 Greatest TV Moments From the Endless 2018 Stream

After nearly a year struggling to keep her family together—amid Papi's drug dealing, Damon and Ricky's relationship, and Angel's affair with a married Trump employee—Blanca brings everyone home and defeats her rivals in the House of Abundance in the season's final ball.

As Snow Disappears, the Sierras and Rockies Are Shrinking

As Snow Disappears, the Sierras and Rockies Are Shrinking

“For the future, that percentage will keep increasing,” says Zeng, who presented his findings at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to Climate ChangeAt the same time, the length of the snow season shrank by 34 days for the snowiest regions.

The Good Place’s Janet Is the Most Optimistic AI on Television

The Good Place’s Janet Is the Most Optimistic AI on Television

The Good Place’s Janet Is the Most Optimistic AI on TVOver it’s three-season run, The Good Place has received near-universal acclaim for somehow making moral philosophy funny and upbeat, but one of the most powerful things about the show is its visionary depiction of Janet, an otherworldly virtual assistant.NBCScience fiction is where artificial intelligence goes to suffer.

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

And with Season 7 arriving tomorrow, you'd be forgiven for having lost the thread along the way (or just wanting to know what your friends and/or relatives are talking about already).The GameplayFortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play game set on a large, varied island, seemingly abandoned except for the players fighting on it.

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling Got

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling Got

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling GotUS President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee in March.Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesThough sporadic hacker intrusions and phishing campaigns targeted political entities in the lead-up to November's midterm elections, things seemed pretty quiet overall on the election-meddling front in the US.

Security News This Week: Amazon Won't Say How Many Customer Emails It Exposed

Security News This Week: Amazon Won't Say How Many Customer Emails It Exposed

Yes, the Make-A-Wish site.Russia's elite hackers, meanwhile, have resurfaced, apparently with a new phishing trick in tow.

In data-scarce environments, disruptive thinking is needed: Freetown transport resilience

In data-scarce environments, disruptive thinking is needed: Freetown transport resilience

We had in mind three main ideas: (i) let’s understand how flooding impacts transport services; (ii) let’s compare how people move different in rainy season and out of rainy season (comparison of mobility patterns); and (iii) let’s analyze the changes on accessibility due to climate impact.

Australian Magpies Are the Real Angry Birds

Australian Magpies Are the Real Angry Birds

But nowhere is the “swooping season” as scary as in Australia, where cyclists and pedestrians alike live in sheer terror of one very angry bird: the Australian magpie.

The Flu Shot Needs Fewer Stats and More Stories

The Flu Shot Needs Fewer Stats and More Stories

But flu changes all the the time, mutating just enough from season to season that it requires a new vaccine formula, and a fresh shot, every year.The annual repetition means that people think about flu vaccines differently: less like a medical and legal necessity, and more like a seasonal product, the health care equivalent of a pumpkin spice latte, that they can take or leave.An optimistic view is that flu vaccine is only a failure compared to other vaccines.

'Warning of what has already arrived': Florence is a climate change triple threat | Michael Mann

'Warning of what has already arrived': Florence is a climate change triple threat | Michael Mann

If we don’t act on climate change, the destruction potential of slow-moving storms such as Harvey and Florence will only get worse

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Is Ryan Murphy’s 'Infinity War'—Here's a Primer

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Is Ryan Murphy’s 'Infinity War'—Here's a Primer

It’s impossible to know for sure, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you sit down to watch Apocalypse.Character ConnectionsSince the latest season of AHS is a crossover, there are a few faces definitely returning.

Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? Same Storm, Different Name

Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? Same Storm, Different Name

This week, Southeast Asia and southern China are bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.Cyclones in the Indian Ocean are classified according to two intensity scales depending on where they are, with names like “very intense tropical cyclone” and “super cyclonic storm.” Australia rates cyclones from categories 1 to 5.So why the three different words?

One of world's oldest beer varieties 'at risk from climate change'

One of world's oldest beer varieties 'at risk from climate change'

A joint project between the climate scientists Mark and Asa Stone and the Brussels brewery Cantillon found this limited brewing window has shortened from 165 days in the early 1900s to about 140, as temperatures have pushed it later into the autumn and brought the season prematurely to an end in early spring.

The 15 New Fall Shows We're Most Excited About

The 15 New Fall Shows We're Most Excited About

Carrey plays Jeff Piccirillo (or, as young fans of his' TV puppet show know him, "Mr. Pickles"), and things aren't great for Jeff; he lost one of his twin sons a year earlier, and is trying to navigate fraught relationships with his ex-wife (Judy Greer) and both his colleaugue/sister (Catherine Keener) and his producer/father (Frank Langella), all while remaining an icon of gentle positivity to the world at large.

10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

The show, which is written and directed by Crook (best known as Gareth from The Office, which you can also watch in a single weekend), won a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy yet also manages to be surprisingly moving… even if it moves at a delightfully glacial pace.Time Requirement: 9.5 hoursWhere to Stream It: Acorn TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix,One MississippiTig Notaro can’t be stopped.

Antarctic glacier collapse could leave British coastal towns UNDERWATER

Antarctic glacier collapse could leave British coastal towns UNDERWATER

“It’s not an emergency this year, but I’m very pleased we’re doing it [the project] this decade because we can’t wait too long.”Sam Gyimah, Science Minister, said: “Rising sea levels are a globally important issue which cannot be tackled by one country alone.“The Thwaites Glacier already contributes to rising sea levels and understanding its likely collapse in the coming century is vitally important.”

A world on fire – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

A world on fire – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The red points overlaid on the image designate those areas that by using thermal bands detect actively burning fires. NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application provides the capability to interactively browse over 700 global, full-resolution satellite imagery layers and then download the underlying data.

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