Day: October 8, 2019

Extinction Rebellion vegans occupy Smithfield Meat Market in London covering stalls with fruit veg

Extinction Rebellion vegans have sparked fury by forcing out meat traders from London’s famous Smithfield Market, covering their stalls with fruit and veg and shouting ‘beef equals grief’ as they arrived at work. Activists from ‘Animal Rebellion’, an extreme vegan offshoot of the main environmental movement, occupied the iconic east London meat market yesterday evening.Staging a…

3 climate activists in Montreal bridge climb now in custody, day after dozens arrested in worldwide protests | CBC News

Three environmental activists surrendered and were taken into custody after climbing Montreal’s Jacques-Cartier Bridge in a protest Tuesday morning that prompted provincial police to close the structure off to traffic for about an hour.Firefighters stood by monitoring the situation while two women and a man unfurled a banner on Montreal’s Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Provincial police arrested the three climate activists.…

The Physics Nobel Goes to the Big Bang and Exoplanets

At 93 billion light years across, our observable universe seems full of unfathomable possibility. Today, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the physics prize to three researchers whose scientific discoveries have framed this cosmic vastness into a more comprehensible picture.This year’s award goes to a Canadian physicist, James Peebles, whose theoretical work underpins the current understanding…