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Biden Scapegoats the Saudis for an Energy Crisis He Created
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Biden Scapegoats the Saudis for an Energy Crisis He Created

The Biden administration plans to “re-evaluate” America’s eight-decade-old alliance with Saudi Arabia because of last week’s OPEC+ decision to cut oil production. But the White House posturing looks like a bid to distract from the effects at home of Washington’s failure to pursue a successful transition to clean energy. Blaming Saudi Arabia, or OPEC+, or...

Thousands vote in southern Africa’s small kingdom Lesotho
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Thousands vote in southern Africa’s small kingdom Lesotho

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Thousands of voters in Lesotho are casting their ballots in the country’s general elections. The elections are a tight race between the top three parties out of a field of more than 60 registered political parties. Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu of the Democratic Congress party is running against his...

Three-dimensional fossil algae more than 541 million years old reveal modern-looking ancestry of the plant kingdom
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Three-dimensional fossil algae more than 541 million years old reveal modern-looking ancestry of the plant kingdom

Reconstruction of a cross-section through Protocodium sinense, showing likeness to modern Codium. Credit: Shu Chai Paleontologists have identified a new genus and species of algae called Protocodium sinense that predates the origin of land plants and modern animals and provides new insight into the early diversification of the plant kingdom. Discovered at a site in...

King Charles III May Keep His Head—His Kingdom Is Another Story
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King Charles III May Keep His Head—His Kingdom Is Another Story

King Charles and the Queen Consort, Camilla, arrive at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast for a service honoring Queen Elizabeth on September 13, 2022. (Gregorio Borgia / AP) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up....

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” launches May 12, 2023
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“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” launches May 12, 2023

What just happened? Nintendo’s long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild finally has a firm launch date. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will arrive on the Switch on May 12, 2023. Nintendo announced the launch date and revealed the game’s title as part of a teaser video that premiered during today’s Nintendo...