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‘It parodies our inaction’: Don’t Look Up, an allegory of the climate crisis, lauded by activists

Adam McKay’s end-of-the-world film is a ‘powerful’ depiction of society’s response to scientific warnings, campaigners sayDon’t Look Up, the latest celluloid offering from the writer-director Adam McKay, has become Netflix’s top film globally despite dividing critics and viewers.The film, a satire in which two scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence attempt to warn an indifferent world about a comet that threatens to destroy the planet, is an intentional allegory of the clim...
Tags: Science, Jennifer Lawrence, Film, Environment, Australia news, Netflix, Culture, Leonardo Dicaprio, Adam Mckay, Climate Crisis


Natural History Museum identifies more than 500 new species in 2021

‘Hell herons’, metallic beetles, tiny shrimp – scientists have been busy describing unusual creatures despite Covid restrictionsSix new dinosaurs, an Indian beetle named after Larry the cat, and dozens of crustaceans critical to the planet’s carbon cycle were among 552 new species identified by scientists at the Natural History Museum this year.In 2021, researchers described previously unknown species across the tree of life, from a pair of giant carnivorous dinosaurs known as spinosaurs – nickn...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Plants, Dinosaurs, Endangered Species, Natural History Museum, Joseph, Larry


Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says CDC officials wouldn't follow the new guidance 'for their own family'

Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams.Win McNamee/Getty Images Dr. Jerome Adams criticized the CDC's decision to cut the isolation time from 10 days to five days. The change is for individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus but remain asymptomatic. Adams said that infected individuals should secure an antigen test and wait for a negative result. Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday spoke out against the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and P...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indianapolis, Cnn, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Adams, Fauci


World Health Organization warns 'tsunami' of Omicron cases will pressure hospital systems on the 'brink of collapse'

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images The WHO's Director-General says a 'tsunami' of COVID-19 cases will pressure already-stressed hospital systems.  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is concerned that Omicron cases are rising while the Delta variant is still out there.  The World Health Organization's warning com...
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World Health Organization says 'tsunami' of Omicron cases will pressure hospital systems on the 'brink of collapse'

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on December 20.Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images WHO's director-general said a wave of COVID-19 cases would strain already stressed hospital systems. He said he was concerned that Omicron cases were rising while the Delta variant remained prevalent. The World Health Organization's warning comes as the US is experiencing a surge in infections. The head of the World Health Organization said a "tsunami" of...
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CDC director says new COVID-19 isolation rules were based on 'what we thought people would be able to tolerate'

CDC director Rochelle Walensky testifying before the Senate on July 20.J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/via Getty Images New COVID isolation guidelines are based on what the CDC "thought people would be able to tolerate." CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the changes were made in the context of surging cases. The Omicron variant accounts for 59% of all COVID-19 cases in the US, according to CDC data. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday that the sh...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Senate, Isolation, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Jake Epstein, Scott Applewhite, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Speed desk



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