The Daily Populous

Monday July 9th, 2018 evening edition

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And director James Mangold is worried about the effect it’ll have on the culture industry.

Taking to Twitter, Mangold (who always has interesting, if not uncontroversial, thoughts on pop culture media) shared his thoughts about the direction fandom has taken in 2018 and what the results of that will be.

He likens it to a religious fervor: say or do the wrong thing, and you might be seen as a blasphemer.

At io9, we’ve already talked about how fandom can have a detrimental effect on the industry when it gets nasty.

If we want a world of genre fiction that’s diverse, exciting, and relevant, it’s important to oppose and stamp out hateful, harassing behavior. »

Earth's Species Are Now Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Than The Natural Rate

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Extinction is, after all, inevitable in the natural world - some have even called it the "engine of evolution".

Studies of threatened species indicate that, by looking at their characteristics, we can predict how likely a species is to become extinct.

But secondly, fossil records show that current extinction levels are around 1,000 times the natural background rate. »

All-time hottest temperature records set all over the world this week

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Climate scientists are worried after several locations in the northern hemisphere saw record high temperatures over the past week.

Guinness World Records has said that in the town of Quriyet, Oman, on June 26, the lowest temperature over the 24-hour period was a sweltering 42.6C - making a new record for highest "low".

This summer is expected to match the record set 42 years ago, where at least one weather station recorded over 28C for 18 consecutive days. »