Day: August 23, 2019

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say

The Amazon is burning — and humans are likely to blame. Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to clear and utilize the land, emboldened by the country’s pro-business president. “The vast majority of these fires are human-lit,” said Christian Poirier, […]

WHO says eradicating malaria ‘can be done’, but first aim is to control it

Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it. Launching the findings of a three-year long analysis of the global fight against malaria, WHO experts said that while ending the mosquito-borne […]

Great moments in PC gaming: When Dark Souls finally ‘clicks’

I picked up Dark Souls at the urging of friends convinced it was some eldritch god’s gift to PC gaming. And folks, I hated it. By Seath’s scaleless posterior, I really hated it. Never made it past Undead Burg, as I would repeatedly get my entire ass handed to me by the Taurus Demon and […]