Large Mass Of Used Wet Wipes Forms ‘Island’ In Thames River

A huge mass of used wet wipes flushed down toilets has formed an “island” the size of two tennis courts in the Thames in London, causing the river as it flows through the city to change course. What do you think? “Hawaii’s out of the question, but this might be in my price range.” Charis … Read more

Xi’an shuts back down as China finds first cases of new Omicron subvariant

The city recorded 18 Covid infections from Saturday to Monday, all of which are of the Omicron BA.5.2 subvariant, according to local disease control officials. BA.5.2 is a sub-lineage of BA.5, which is already dominant in the US and appears to escape antibody responses among both people previously infected with Covid-19 and those who have … Read more

76 Million-Year-Old Gorgosaurus Skeleton To Be Auctioned In New York On July 28

This Gorgosarurus skeleton is 10 feet tall and 22 feet long. A huge skeleton of a Gorgosaurus is up for auction, according to an announcement made by auction house Sotheby’s. The Tyrannosaurus rex relative roamed the world around 76 million years ago. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will be the centerpiece of Sotheby’s natural history auction in … Read more

South Korea bets on nuclear power, restarting construction on two reactors

By 2030, the Energy Ministry wants nuclear to make up at least 30% of the country’s power generation — a step up from its previous goal of 27%. To meet this, South Korea is restarting construction on two new reactors at the Hanul Nuclear Power Plant on the country’s east coast. Construction on the two … Read more

Governor of Donetsk urges more than 350,000 residents to flee

The governor of Donetsk, the last remaining eastern province of Ukraine partially under Kyiv control, has urged more than 350,000 residents to flee. Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko told reporters on Tuesday evening that getting people out of Donetsk is necessary to save lives and enable the Ukrainian army to better defend towns from the Russian advance, … Read more