Tag: norway

The Director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Will Explore a String of High-Profile Chinese Art Heists in His Next Film

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is adapting the story of a mysterious rash of Chinese art and antiquities heists for his next film. Warner Bros. will release The Great Chinese Art Heist, based on Alex W. Palmer’s 2018 GQ story of the…

/ February 26, 2021
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America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 2021
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A Viking Archaeologist Shares 6 of the Most Fascinating Finds From a Slew of Recent Discoveries Made in Melting Ice

Global warming has unlocked hundreds of Viking artifacts from the ice of the Norwegian mountains in recent years. In November, archaeologists from the Secret of the Ice project, part of Norway’s Glacier Archaeology Program, discovered 68 arrows spanning a period of 6,000…

/ January 27, 2021
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How Ireland Became 2020’s Fastest Growing Economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsBbOaBcBfwJoin the Trends Community today. Get your first week for just ONE dollar!👉 https://trends.co/economicsexplained to get started.▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀This is Ireland, or more specifically the Republic of Ireland which is a sovereign nation that is home to 5 million people who are…

/ January 3, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020
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The Paris Agreement 5 years on: big coal exporters like Australia face a reckoning

On Saturday, more than 70 global leaders came together at the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit, marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was denied a speaking slot, in recognition of Australia’s failure to set meaningful…

/ December 14, 2020

Australia’s credit rating is irrelevant. Ignore it

Australia guards its AAA credit rating with care. Successive governments from both sides of politics have framed federal budgets with one eye on the economy and the other on what ratings agencies such as Standard and Poor’s will do. Just…

/ December 7, 2020
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From permafrost microbes to survivor songbirds – research projects are also victims of COVID-19 pandemic

What do you do when COVID-19 safety protocols and travel restrictions mean you can’t do your research? That’s what these three scientists have had to figure out this year, as the global pandemic has kept them from their fieldwork. A…

/ December 7, 2020
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Eliminating most homelessness is achievable. It starts with prevention and ‘housing first’

The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways – is just the visible tip of the much larger crisis of homelessness in Australia. For every one of about 8,000 “rough sleepers”…

/ December 3, 2020
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After Biden’s win, Australia needs to step up and recommit to this vital UN climate change fund

Now Joe Biden is on track to be the next US president, there has been plenty of speculation about what this means for Australia’s policies on climate change. Biden promises to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and reach net-zero…

/ November 19, 2020
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

Two hundred years ago, on November 17, Connecticut ship captain Nathaniel Palmer spotted the Antarctic continent, one of three parties to do so in 1820. Unlike explorers Edward Bransfield and Fabian von Bellingshausen, Palmer was a sealer who quickly saw…

/ November 13, 2020
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There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war. But let’s not panic. These threats are best understood as psychological warfare, not a statement of reality. Last week Hong Kong’s…

/ November 12, 2020