SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's iconic trees, the giant sequoias, may sail through the state's current extreme drought. The huge trees survived even drier conditions during their long lives, studies show. The oldest sequoias live for more than 3,000 years. But will giant sequoias still be around as California's climate shifts under the influence of global warming? It's hard to know — there are still too many unsolved mysteries about these massive trees, many scientists say. Even during California's last serious drought, in the 1970s, giant sequoias started growing faster, though no one is sure what is driving the gains. But climate models forecast even warmer and drier conditions by 2100 for California, which could make the sequoias' mountain soil too parched for the world's biggest trees . To better understand how to protect and preserve giant sequoias, scientists are looking at how sequoias live today, and where they lived in the past. "We're particularly concerned about … [Read more...] about Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change?
Microsoft is taking steps toward giving Windows 10 the refreshed design it has long needed. On the same day that new system icons Windows 10 were spotted , the company detailed a modern new font that it is now planning to roll out in the operating system. The newly spotted icons and font build on what Microsoft previously introduced to start the year , but this time reach a bit deeper into Windows 10. Fresher, previously unseen icons for common things like hibernation mode, networking, or even floppy drives can be found in the shell32.dll files in the latest Windows 10 Dev Channel preview builds, according to one Reddit user. As for the new font, Microsoft is updating the Segoe UI Variable in Windows 10. Now in testing with Windows Insider beta users, Microsoft says this is a fresh new take on the classic Segoe font. The font is more legible in small sizes and also has improved outlines. For now, it’s included as part of Windows 10, but the adoption will be ongoing. This … [Read more...] about With new fonts and icons, Windows 10 will soon finally get a fresh design
EXCLUSIVE : The life and death of Don Simpson , the producer behind American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, and Top Gun , is the subject of a new podcast series from iHeartRadio. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor Malaya Rivera Drew will host 24-episode series The Don , which will be exec produced by recent Academy Award winner Will McCormack and Snatch producer David Harris Kline. The series will investigate the bizarre circumstances surrounding Don’s fatal overdose and chronicles the sordid cast of drug dealers, Hollywood madams and crooked doctors who may have been complicit in his death. The first six episodes of the will launch on May 11. The anthology podcast will begin with Simpson’s early days fighting to break into the film industry through his rise as a blockbuster producer into the dark days after the failure of Days of Thunder and his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Related Story iHeartRadio & Double Elvis … [Read more...] about The Rise & Fall Of Producer Don Simpson Explored In 24-Part Podcast Series ‘The Don’ From iHeartRadio
This Halloween, the Muppets will have tricks and treats in store as Disney + unveils Muppets Haunted Mansion . The Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion will feature the Muppets cast, celebrity cameos and new music and spooky amusement for families to enjoy later this fall. Muppets Haunted Mansion will take place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one night in the night in The Haunted Mansion. While it may be the Muppets’ first stay at The Haunted Mansion, the iconic Disneyland ride has already taken center stage in Rob Minkoff’s 2003 film, starring Eddie Murphy. Nearly 18 years after the family adventure film debuted, Deadline learned exclusively that Dear White People creator Justin Simien will helm another movie based on the 51-year-old theme park ride. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce through their Rideback banner with Nick Reynolds of Rideback executive producing. Katie Dippold will pen the script. … [Read more...] about ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’: Disney+ Sets First-Ever Muppets Halloween Special Event
While we continue to ponder whether or not the Big Trouble in Little China remake starring Dwayne Johnson is a good thing, we now have something new and exciting to pore over from the original movie itself. As we approach the 30th Anniversary of Big Trouble in Little China , which was released July 2, 1986, we have a first look at the big coffee table book that explores the making of the movie. Along with the cover art, we also have two behind-the-scenes photos. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly , we get a sneak peek at this awesome tome from authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry . At the time of Big Trouble 's debut in theaters, the Fourth of July release date window wasn't what it has become today. And the movie didn't fare too well amongst other big summer blockbusters. Its box office reception was tepid, to say the least, pulling in just $11 million. Even though the movie is now a big cult hit, it also didn't fare well amongst critics during its initial run. … [Read more...] about First Look at Making of Big Trouble in Little China Book