Camp Fire to be adapted for film by Jamie Lee Curtis

The bravery of Paradise residents amidst the destructive Camp Fire is coming to the big screen with the help of Jamie Lee Curtis. Deadline reports that Lizzie Johnson's book, "Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire" is going to be adapted into a feature film through Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis' production company, Comet Pictures. She will also be teaming with Blumhouse Pictures to develop the story.
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Octopus brain and human brain share the same 'jumping genes'

The octopus is an exceptional organism with an extremely complex brain and cognitive abilities that are unique among invertebrates. So much so that in some ways it has more in common with vertebrates than with invertebrates. The neural and cognitive complexity of these animals could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain, as discovered by a research paper recently published in BMC Biology and coordinated by Remo Sanges from SISSA of Trieste and by Graziano Fiorito from Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples.
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GLOW UP ALERT: Jordyn Woods Secures Lucrative Partnership With Playboy Magazine

Former Kardashian-Jenner clan bestie Jordyn Woods has remained in the public spotlight even after the family of cultural appropriators tried to have her canceled in 2019. Woods’ latest endeavor had tongues wagging all over Beyoncé’s internet. The 24-year-old beauty has partnered with the recently rebranded Playboy Magazine,...

California plan to combat climate change pleases few

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals. “I think every single...
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Drought watch: Keep your trees alive with careful watering plan

As Californians slog their way through a third year of drought, they are being told to reduce their use of water. In June, tough new state emergency drought rules were implemented. They prohibit the use of drinking water for irrigating “nonfunctional turf” at commercial, industrial and institutional properties. “Nonfunctional” means solely ornamental and not regularly used for recreational purposes, or community events.

The Other Guy Behind ‘The Shoe Surgeon’ – Dallas Imbimbo

Most people know the creative Dominic Ciambrone behind the famous custom shoe brand, but did you know his business partner Dallas Imbimbo? The serial entrepreneur played a vital part in ‘The Shoe Surgeons’s success story, with the venture not being his only one. Chances are, you know Dallas...

Olivia Rodrigo

Clara Amfo introduces Olivia Rodrigo's set on the Other Stage. The 19-year-old Californian made UK chart history last year when she had three tracks in the Top 5 in the same week.

On this day: Pierce, Jefferson, Allen, Bradley drafted; Jones born

On this day in Boston Celtics history, the 1998 NBA draft was held in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and in it, the Celtics took only one player of note. The Celtics selected forward Paul Pierce out of Kansas with the 10th overall pick of the draft, a team the Californian was no fan of as a youth.

New Research Show a Molecular Analogy That Could Determine the Intelligence of Octopus

A recent study suggests a molecular similarity between the human brain and the octopus' neurological and cognitive complexity. The study demonstrates that the same "jumping genes" are active in the brains of two different species, the common octopus Octopus Vulgaris, and, the Californian octopus, Octopus bimaculoides. The intelligence of an...