Cell "is a 2016 American science fictionhorror film based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King.
The film is directed by Tod Williams with a screenplay by King and Adam Alleca.
The film stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman."
"When an electronic signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users are instantly and dangerously re-programmed into rabid killers. Heading north through New England to find his estranged wife and son, Clay Riddell is joined by a group of survivors to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as their world descends into apocalyptic madness." (Wikipedia)
US Congress Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill- Text + Audio + Photos - 29 September 2016
"The U.S.Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill.
The legislation gives courts power to consider cases against foreign states that support terrorist acts on U.S. territory.
Obama opposed the measure because it limits the legal idea of sovereign immunity."
'The Adventures of Indiana Jones' by Patrick Schoenmaker
"Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the tv series to make all other tv shows redundant: "The Adventures of Indiana Jones"!"
Read Animated Indiana Jones Fan Film
Precision forestry with drones
"DroneSeed offers full lifecycle services for forestry management.
From planting to harvesting, we help our customers maximize the value of their forestland.
An efficient, cost-competitive fleet of drones reduces reliance on manual labor."
New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade - 29 September 2016
"Around 1,800 orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas were seized in 23 different countries since 2005, the figures show.
Since 90% of the cases were within national borders they didn't appear in major data records, which only contain international seizures."
American Businessman Announces Plans for Mars Colony - Text + Audio - 29 September 2016
"American businessman Elon Musk has announced plans to build a colony on Mars.
Speaking in Mexico, Musk said he is building reusable rockets and spaceships to eventually carry as many as a million people to the red planet."
Israel’s Shimon Peres Dies at 93- Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 28 September 2016
"The world is mourning the death of Israel’s Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday at age 93.
His death came two weeks after he suffered a severe stroke.
Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, held nearly every major political post in Israel, including prime minister twice, and the presidency." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
New Tech Tools Might Help Americans Choose a President - Text + Audio + Video - 29 September 2016
"Many people still do not know who they want as U.S. president. There are new tech tools to help them choose.
They make information about the candidates and issues easily accessible. And they provide an online platform for public debate."
US Presidential Debate Shows Disagreement on Asia Policy- Text + Audio - 28 September 2016
"American presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump showed sharp difference on allies in East Asia in their first debate Monday night.
Clinton criticized Trump’s calls for a possible U.S. military withdrawal from the area if America’s allies fail to pay a bigger share of defense costs."
"South Korean Marines take part in a U.S.-South Korea joint exercise last year.
The two allies have held joint exercises to several times this year including naval drills."
Russian Culture Rooted in San Francisco - Text + Audio + Video - 28 September 2016
"Some people call San Francisco “the Paris of the West,” but the city has many Russian connections."
THE CHOICE 2016- 27 September 2016
"FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
— where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable."
David Hockney on what turns a picture into a masterpiece - Article + Pictures + Video - 26 September 2016
"Rembrandt’s perfect drawing, Caravaggio’s invention of Hollywood lighting, Monet capturing a moment in time.
David Hockney and critic Martin Gayford discuss the craft behind the greatest art."
(theguardian.com) Thanks to Isabelle D.
What are the universal human rights?- a lesson
"The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are or where we are born, is entitled to the same basic rights and freedoms.
That may sound straightforward enough, but it gets incredibly complicated as soon as anyone tries to put the idea into practice.
What exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them—and how?
Benedetta Berti explores the subtleties of human rights."
American College Students Know Little of World Events - Text + Audio - 28 September 2016
"Young people in the United States do not have a strong understanding of the world and their place in it.
In a recent survey, only 30 percent of young people knew that the only part of the U.S. government that can declare war is Congress."
Inside a Russian billionaire's $300 Million yacht
"Designed by Philippe Starck, the "A" has quickly become the most loved and loathed ship on the sea.
WSJ's Robert Frank takes an exclusive tour of Andrey Melnichenko's 394-foot mega-yacht."