Japan PM Kishida’s coalition to keep majority but lose seats – exit polls

The ruling coalition is expected to win 280 seats, down from its previous total of 305, weakening the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party in the parliament. Japanese premier Fumio Kishida said the forecasts based on exit polls showed the public has “trust” in his long-ruling LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito. (AFP) Japan’s […]


‘Dune’ leads North America box office despite drop in ticket sales

In its second weekend in theaters, “Dune,” which is also available on HBO Max, grossed an additional $15.5 million. Starring Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac, “Dune” follows a family in the distant future fighting for survival on a desert planet. (Chia Bella James / AP) Sci-fi thriller “Dune” has seen its ticket […]


Deadly Fungal Outbreak in Marine Mammals – It Came From Humans

In the early 2000s, a fungus infected hundreds of animals and people in British Columbia and Washington State. Scientists found that the disease also killed porpoises and dolphins in the Salish Sea–perhaps affecting cetaceans even earlier than people. A study published on October 21, 2021, in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms explores how human-caused changes on land can […]