This past July seems to have been the hottest month in recorded human history, and anybody else living in New York can attest to August being, unbelievably, even more of a hellhole. Relief from the heatwave is needed wherever we canShow More Summary
For Netflix's hit drug thriller "Narcos," history is its biggest spoiler. In the months leading up to season two, the show's advertising has centered on one line: "Pablo dies." And Netflix's latest teaser trailer is focused entirelyShow More Summary
It has been 10 years since "Snakes on a Plane" hit theaters after generating gigantic buzz in the months leading up to its release. Here is a look back at the cult film.
Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already,...Show More Summary
The penultimate go-round of one of the most beloved series in television history may still be several months away, but if you think we're gonna wait that long to start talking about Game of Thrones Season 7, you're crazier than a grieving...Show More Summary
In four months Star Wars: Rogue One will hit cinema screens. It will be the biggest risk in the forty year history of the franchise. It'll be the first movie in the series which does not revolve around lightsabres, the Force or the Skywalker family. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the Bank of England did something never before seen in its 322-year history. It cut its key interest rate to just 0.25%. A few years ago, this might have been remarkable. It means banks in the UK can borrow moneyShow More Summary
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Authorities have branded it ‘satanic’ but the augmented reality game could help Russians reconnect with history, argues The Calvert Journal While much of the world has been enthralled by the charms of Pokémon Go for the past month, there have been certain international pockets of resistance. Related: How Pokémon Go takes us back to the real world Continue reading...
This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. Show More Summary
July was the hottest month recorded on our planet.
After the UK voted to leave the European Union in June, the pound promptly had its worst day in history against other major currencies. (Yes, ever.) Almost two months on from the referendum, sterling is about 13% weaker against the dollar and near a three-year low versus the euro. Show More Summary
“Musicians of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra last month overwhelmingly approved a strike authorization for the first time in the symphony’s 87-year history. That raises the possibility that a strike could be approved between Dec. 31, when the contract expires, and the start of the 2017 season in June.”
Two months ago, the bond manager of what was once the world's biggest bond fund had a dire prediction about how "all of this" will end (spoiler: not well). Gross: Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of neg. Show More Summary
by Wm. Steven Humphrey From The Atlantic Last month when The Atlantic's Alana Semuels wrote her piece The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America, it caught the attention of a lot of people around town—especially those who aren't exactly comfortable with the subjects of gentrification and racism. Show More Summary
For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the [...]
One of the worst kept secrets in Lego Dimensions' brief history is finally confirmed. After a few months of speculation about how and when Supergirl would join the game's expanding roster, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive have finally...Show More Summary
July 2016 is the hottest month ever recorded, smashing the previous record set in July 2011 as Earth hurtles towards 1.5 °C limit
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Earth just broiled to its hottest month in recorded history, according to NASA, which calculated that July 2016 was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1950-1980 global average. July was also about 0.18 degrees warmer than the previous record of July 2011 and July 2015, months that were...