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Director James Cameron to explore Earth’s deepest ocean trench

“Titanic” director James Cameron will try in the coming weeks to dive to the deepest place on Earth, further than any other human has on a solo mission, to return with specimens and images. Cameron would seek to accomplish his feat aboard a submersible “as futuristic as anything in his…

Brazil court refuses to stop work on Amazon dam

BRASILIA — A federal court on Wednesday rejected an appeal for suspending construction of Brazil’s controversial $11 billion Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon until after indigenous people have been consulted. The court, based in Brasilia, upheld a legislative decree that authorized construction, which is opposed…

Activists occupy site of huge Brazilian dam

SAO PAULO — More than 400 activists on Thursday occupied the site of Brazil’s $11 billion Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, demanding that construction be halted on the controversial project in the heart of the Amazon. “Everything was peaceful — there were no guards or workers,” a spokesman for the Indigenous…

First 3-D porn released in theatres beats ‘Avatar’ record in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AFP) – A Hong Kong movie billed as the world’s first 3D porn film has broken the city’s first-day box office record previously set by Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. “3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” took in HK$2.8 million ($360,000) on its first day last week, outpacing director James…

Director James Cameron: ‘Morons’ at BP turned me down

James Cameron, the director of blockbuster films such as Titanic, The Abyss, The Terminator and Avatar, can return to his deadly female cyborg script now that the “morons” at BP have turned down his offer to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “Over the last few weeks I’ve…

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