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World’s Hunger Population Drops Below 800 Million – A First In 25 Years, But The Number Is Still Shocking

The world’s ‘hunger population’ has fallen below 800 million. While this is certainly a first in no less than 25 years since the UN started to keep track, the sheer volume of population that goes hungry is concerning. The report, called...Show More Summary

FCC Proposes Giving Consumers Right To Block Telemarketing Calls & Texts

You know what’s not awesome? Answering your phone only to be greeted by a prerecorded robocall telemarketing message. Even a decade after the establishment of the Do Not Call registry and rules banning certain types of robocalls, unwanted calls and messages still top the list of complaints to the FCC each year. Today, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler proposed closing some … [More]

Linking superconductivity and structure

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity -- maintain a flow of electrons -- without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then it can only be achieved under controlled conditions of low temperatures and high pressures. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: Palme predictions

The awards for the Un Certain Regard sidebar were announced last night, and the top prize went to "Rams," an Icelandic charmer about two sheep-breeding brothers who, despite their semi-estrangement from one another, stubbornly resist slaughtering their family flock amid an outbreak of scrapie, the lamb equivalent of mad-cow disease. Show More Summary

Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Rams’, ‘The High Sun’, ‘Treasure’ & More – Cannes

Isabella Rossellini’s Un Certain Regard jury has given its top prize to Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams (Hrutar). Set in a remote Icelandic valley, the comedy centers on two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years, but who must come together in order to save their prized sheep. Show More Summary

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Aishwarya, Hitchcock, Heelgate and Wajib

A still from Chloé Zhao's Songs My Brothers Taught Me Still a bit to go until the Palme d'Or and Un Certain Regard prizes are announced in Cannes, and speculations are aplenty regarding the winners. Some say the festival was devoid of...Show More Summary

Tim Roth’s Certain Regard For ‘Chronic’ Filmmaker Turns Into Ultimate Cannes Connection

The winner for Un Certain Regard,  the Cannes Film Festival’s second  most prestigious competition, will be announced on Saturday and if what has happened to 2012 winner  Michel Franco (for After Lucia) is any indication, that winner could be in for some big things ahead. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: "The Treasure"

The process of examination is central to the work of Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, and his latest feature film, “The Treasure” (which just premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section), serves as proof that the fascination hasn’t run dry. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: "Alias Maria"

Motherhood and combat are at the center of José Luis Rugeles' "Alias María,” a Colombian entry in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes. Set amidst a violent conflict between a right-wing militia and a group of leftist guerrilla warriors...Show More Summary

Fracking may affect air quality and human health

People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. read more

Is Sex And The City 3 Happening? This Photo Certainly Makes Us Think So

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Two days ago, Sarah Jessica Parker posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I’m under strict gag order until then.” Could it be Sex and the City 3?? Rumors […]

North Korea Tests Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile Capability, Now What?

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Kim Jung Un didn’t make the trip to Moscow as originally planned for Russia’s massive Victory Day parade, but he certainly enjoyed a victory of his own — overseeing North Korea’s first test of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). Read more...

Cannes Unveils Un Certain Regard Jury

Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour, Lebanese actress Nadine Labaki, director Panos H. Koutras of Greece and French actor Tahar Rahim will comprise the Un Certain Regard jury, overseen by president Isabella Rossellini. NineteenShow More Summary

Cannes Completes Official Lineup, Adds Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ In Midnight Screening

As promised, the Cannes Film Festival has added a handful of titles to the Official Selection, bringing the Compeition and Un Certain Regard lineups to a total of 19 films each. Notably making Thierry Frémaux’s extras today is Gaspar Noé’s Love. Show More Summary

Tehran talks fail to resolve UN nuclear watchdog questions

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The UN atomic agency failed during talks in Tehran Wednesday to resolve long-standing questions over Iran’s alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, an Iranian official said. “We discussed certain solutions to resolve the two outstanding questions, and it was decided to wind up...

Can we stop killer robots? UN meets to debate possible treaty

This week, the United Nations' Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons is once again hearing from technical and legal experts on the subject of killer robots

WiFi Basics Part 1: Frequencies and Channels

3 months agoTechnology :

In 1947, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency, designated certain bands of the RF spectrum as ISM. The idea was to have an international standard of frequencies that were reserved for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical equipment. Show More Summary

Bull Shark Rescued From Fishing Net By Florida Deputy, Wildlife And Oceanographic Officials

A nine-foot-long bull shark was rescued from almost certain death in a wayward fishing net earlier this week, when a deputy, a wildlife official, and oceanographic employees charged into the Florida surf to free the predator. The unusual rescue took place on Wednesday, near the Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, according to CBS 12. Show More Summary

Net neutrality will mean a UN takeover of the internet and other Republican myths

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, not a UN stooge. The Federal Communications Commission meets Thursday morning to vote on net neutrality, and will almost certainly vote to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications...Show More Summary

Eerie opening sequence from White God is online!

Talk about the dog days! Here is the opening sequence from WHITE GOD, an allegorical thriller about an uprising of dogs. The film won the prestigious Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes last year and is bounding its way toward U.S. and U.K. Show More Summary

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