Category Archives: CNN – World

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

Since none of the assembled 99 senators* felt like spending the weekend in jail, they did as they were told and kept mum at their desks. The archaic machinery of the US Senate has swung into action for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The chamber thinks it is the world’s greatest deliberative body, so there’ll…MORE

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

Call him the extorter-in-chief. In the US Senate next week, Donald Trump will go on trial accused of dangling $400 million in military aid before Ukraine, in exchange for dirt on his political enemies. But it’s not just Kiev. Barely a day passes without a fresh glimpse of the President’s staggeringly transactional worldview, straight out…MORE

Wolf puppies, like domesticated dogs, love to play fetch

Wolf puppies, like domesticated dogs, love to play fetch

When you play a game of fetch with your dog, they’re picking up on a human social cue to retrieve the ball. Now, researchers have observed the same behavior in wolf puppies, meaning they also have the ability to understand human communication cues, according to a new study. A dog’s ability to play fetch and…MORE

Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

A 437-million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest known example of an air-breathing animal although Andrew Wendruff,…MORE

Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals were more resourceful and adventurous than they’re often credited with, according to a new study. An analysis of clam shells and volcanic rocks from an Italian cave shows that Neanderthals collected shells and pumice from beaches. And due to specific indicators on some of the shells, the researchers also believe Neanderthals waded and dove…MORE

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now, researchers have traced a second signal they believe belongs to a super-Earth orbiting the same star, increasing the intrigue of this neighboring planetary system and its potential. Proxima Centauri is the…MORE

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, can be a strange place. It’s notoriously hard to see, obscured from our viewpoint by clouds of gas and dust in one of the galaxy’s spiral arms. But 13 years worth of near-infrared wavelength data from the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has captured the bizarre…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Could a baby be on board?  Justin Bieber might be a father soon.  His wife, Hailey, is said to be in the early stages of pregnancy. Taylor Swift’s mother, Andrea, has a brain tumor.  Taylor says that they aren’t sure of what treatment they are going to choose just yet. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle…

Friday’s Dirt

It doesn’t matter who you are, you will embarrass your teenager.  Coldplay’s Chris Martin said that he went to see his 15 year-old daughter at work and she was mortified.  He says that he was going to buy something but when she saw him in her line she told him to ‘get out.’  He says…