"Dear Melania- We know what you’re thinking. What you’re feeling. You are quaking w anticipation. Shuddering w a strange, newfound courage. Come. Come over to the light. We will welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible. And then do SNL w me. Sincerely, Alec," wrote the actor who plays Trump on the show.
In a follow-up tweet, which included a picture of the first lady and Baldwin at an event, he wrote, "We have a chair waiting for you in the @nbcsnl make-up room."
We hope Melania accepts. It could be outrageously funny. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
(Axios) The predictions of the world's leading climate scientists have come true, with dire consequence for the planet.
In the 30-year period prior to Hansen’s testimony, the Earth’s surface was, on average, less than 0.2°F warmer than the 20th-century average. In the 30 years since, the planet’s surface has, on average, undergone a six-fold temperature increase.
Hansen's temperature projections weren't exactly on target, since he projected a slightly higher amount of warming than what has occurred, but about two-dozen climate scientists told Axios that overall, his main conclusions were right. Read more from Axios
(The Verge Video) Your phone is the most important gadget in your life, so it's important to pick the right one. The best phone to buy right now is expensive, but it's worth it for the best overall package. But if that's not your cup of tea, we have some great alternative picks as well.
(National Geographic Viceo) From an iceberg to human error, a confluence of factors led to the sinking of the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic. Learn about the series of events leading up to the disaster, the laws that followed, and the discovery of the wreckage nearly 75 years later.
(National Geographic Video) In the rolling countryside near Gloucester, England, stands the now-famous Cooper's Hill. One day each spring, people send large wheels of artisanal Double Gloucester cheese down the hill at speeds up to about 70 miles per hour. Chasing each wheel is a pack of contestants. Some of them roll, while others just fall over. Long a contained, local affair, over time the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake (meaning festival) started drawing international crowds to watch or compete in this seriously risky game. In the May 2018 event, Chris “King of the Hill” Anderson set the all-time record, with a career total of 22 cheese wheels. Ending the day without mishaps, although the longtime cheese racer has been injured in past years. And Flo Early, winner of the 2018 women's competition, did dislocate her shoulder. No longer officially supported because of increased crowds, the cheese race continues on its own momentum.
(National Geographic Video) This baby elephant may be swinging its trunk around because it's feeling "awkward." This seemingly strange behavior is actually common among young calves. It’s most often seen when they're still learning to control their trunks. Elephant expert Joyce Poole says that it could be a type of displacement behavior. She states that the elephant may not be quite sure about the social dynamics of the wallow. Young elephants swing their feet and twist their trunks when they are unsure of their next move.