Category Archives: CNN – World

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, August 7

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, August 7

More than 19 million people around the world have now been infected with the coronavirus, and 715,024 have died. The number of new daily cases has topped 200,000 — a level not seen before July — for 23 days in row. In India, the number of infections surpassed 2 million today. The speed at which…MORE

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform. In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a “negative.” In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed…MORE

Scientists have unraveled the riddle of a real-life sea monster

Scientists have unraveled the riddle of a real-life sea monster

For more than a hundred years, the fossil of the Tanystropheus has puzzled scientists. The strange reptile — resembling a real-life Loch Ness Monster or a prehistoric crocodile crossed with a giraffe — was first described in 1852 and first reconstructed in 1973. Palaeontologists have long known that the species once lived in Switzerland’s Monte…MORE

Prehistoric ‘hell ants’ hunted their prey with unusual headgear

Prehistoric ‘hell ants’ hunted their prey with unusual headgear

Sometime during the Cretaceous period, 99 million years ago, a prehistoric hell ant trapped a tasty treat — a relative of the cockroach — in its scythe-like jaw and protruding horn. It’s still there. The act was captured in tree resin and later unearthed in amber in what is now Myanmar. The unusual find shows…MORE