Ace adventurer Bear Grylls, on February 19, shared the first look of Superstar Rajinikanth in an episode of Into The Wild. He tweeted a 15-second-long motion poster of the episode, which instantly went viral. In the poster, the superstar was seen along with Grylls -- a wanderer, known for his daredevilry in traversing and surviving in some of the most treacherous terrains in the world. … [Read more...] about Superstar Rajinikanth on Into The Wild: Bear Grylls’ motion poster goes viral
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In a community called Goongerah, solar panels now power a community center that people living nearby can use for refrigeration, charging devices, and an internet connection; the area still doesn’t have phone service. In another rural area in New South Wales, an emergency communications tower now runs on solar. The system was installed in two days. Before it went in, firefighters had to rely on diesel generators, and refueling the generators could take as many as five hours a day. Generators are also expensive to use and, of course, they’re also highly polluting—adding to the climate pollution that is making both fires and severe flooding more likely in Australia. … [Read more...] about New microgrids are helping Australia get power back after the fires
In the United States, there’s a strong classical tradition in not just the capital but also in the South, where plantation owners were keen to build their mansions in the neoclassical style – and where this architectural tradition is still alive and well. For example, we see it in buildings like the recently completed Federal Building and Courthouse in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Yet it’s difficult to avoid the fact that many of these neoclassical estates – these purported symbols of democracy – featured separate quarters for slaves. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?