Political News & Social Views

Month: February 2023

Ukraine and Russia one year on: Part 2

In the second part of General Jonathon Riley’s review of Ukraine, Russia and the West one year since Putin’s invasion, he considers the involvement of the West, the limitations of Western hardware support for Ukraine and why calls for war with Russia ring hollow and would undermine Nato.

The Polar Wildlife Report.

Crockford’s report reveals that there were no reports in 2022 that would suggest that polar wildlife is suffering as a result of reduced sea-ice extent: no starving polar bears or walrus, no beach-cast dead seals, no marked declines in great whale numbers, no drowned penguin chicks.

The tiny diamond sphere that could unlock clean power

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), part of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, had done such experiments before, but this time the energy that came out of the reaction, was more than the laser power used to trigger it.

Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have announced a new deal, aimed at fixing post-Brexit problems in Northern Ireland.

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill placing Disney district under state control

Disney officially has a “new sheriff in town” after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday that placed the Mouse House’s special tax district under state control.

The Republican-backed bill rebrands Disney’s self-governed Reedy Creek Improvement District as the “Central Florida Tourism Oversight District.”