By Morgan Sung
When Brazil was hit with heavy rains a few weeks ago, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Água rivers overflowed into the rainforest surrounding it.
The flooded forest created an underwater paradise that looks like it’s straight out of a fantasy video game. Unlike most murky floodwater, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Água’s water is crystal clear.
Waldemilson Vera, a park guide at the Rio da Prata Ecological Recanto, captured this mesmerizing video. According to the video’s description, this is pretty rare and water levels had returned to normal by the end of the day. …
about Brazil, Rainforest, Floodwaters, Culture, and Climate Environment
By Shannon Connellan
Stormzy is one of the hottest grime artists in the UK. Live at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, he took aim at Prime Minister Theresa May for her response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people.
The 24-year-old winner of both Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist used his tense live performance at the awards to deliver a livid, exceptional freestyle.
Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Owuo, criticized May for the government’s management of the fire that broke out in London at the 24-story Grenfell Tower public housing flats in June 2017. …
about Entertainment, Uk, Brit Awards, Uk Politics, and Theresa May
By Johnny Lieu
There’s a bunch of things you’d expect to be submerged in a city harbour: Garbage, the odd shopping trolley, a car wreck or three.
But perhaps not an undetonated World War II-era bomb.
That’s what divers discovered lurking beneath Sydney Harbour in Australia on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in police and the military called to inspect the relic.
Speaking to the …
about Australia, Sydney, Bomb, World War Ii, and Sydney Harbour
By Brian Koerber
In the wake of a school shooting which left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, the White House held a listening session with President Trump and the victims and parents of gun violence in schools on Wednesday.
Apparently, Trump needed some notes on how to sound like a compassionate human.
While it’s not uncommon for a president to have notes, especially during a sensitive session such as talking to survivors of a deadly mass shooting, Trump accidentally flashed one of the sheets to the room, and it was essentially a list of compassionate responses written by someone other than the president. (Trump …
about Politics, Donald Trump, Gun Violence, Culture, and Politics
By Karissa Bell
Twitter is stepping in to deal with the “targeted abuse and harassment” facing many of the survivors of the Parkland shooting.
Since the teens have emerged as powerful voices on social media following last week’s shooting, they’ve had to face what many other high profile Twitter users before them have dealt with: abuse and harassment.
This time, the social media platform is wasting no time in addressing the issue which “goes against everything we stand for at Twitter.” The company says it’s “actively working on” responding to reports of abuse and harassment. …
about Tech, Twitter, Social Media, Twitter Abuse, and Parkland Shooting