Saturday, November 5, 2016

See 'Forrest Gump' as an 8-bit game with lots of running

When life's not like a box of chocolates, it's sometimes like an old-school video game. Okay, not really-but this 8-bit retelling of Forrest Gump will make you wish it was.

Our CineFix series, 8-Bit Cinema, "gamifies" your favorite movies and TV shows into '80s arcade- and NES-inspired action. 

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Monday, October 3, 2016

'Indiana Jones' shark gains protection at Cites meeting

Known for its long whip-like tail, the threatened Thresher shark is among a number of marine species given extra protection at the Cites meeting.

Friday, September 9, 2016

US judge refuses to block oil pipeline near tribal lands

A judge rules that construction on a controversial oil pipeline can continue just as the federal government requests that construction voluntarily be halted.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ticks found on 'one third' of dogs, researchers say

Scientists working on the largest study of ticks in dogs have found that almost one third of dogs checked at random across the UK were found to be carrying a tick.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Juno mission: Jupiter probe on course for orbit manoeuvre

The US space agency says its Juno probe is in good shape as it prepares to orbit Jupiter and begin a survey of what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

2,500 scientists implore Australia to protect the Great Barrier Reef

More than 2,000 coral reef scientists have sent a letter to the Australian government pleading for it to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Warning that Australia is perceived as a "laggard" on climate action, the letter was sent Saturday after the conclusion of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Addressed to Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, it was sent on behalf of the International Society for Reef Studies, which represents more than 2,500 coral reef scientists, managers and policy makers.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

1865: Haunting portraits of the Lincoln assassination conspirators


Lewis Powell, also known as Lewis Payne, who attempted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward.

Image: Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress

On April 14, 1865, at the climax of a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., actor John Wilkes Booth entered Abraham Lincoln's private balcony and shot the president in the back of the head. He leaped to the stage below, shouting “Sic semper tyrannis” - “thus always to tyrants" - before fleeing into the night

Booth's brazen murder of the president was the only successful part of a larger, hastily organized conspiracy to kill the president, vice president and secretary of state simultaneously, with the aim of throwing the Union government into disarray just as the Civil War was ending. Read more...

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