IN CASE YOU MISSED IT–Schedule of Reuters features from this week
May 11 (Reuters) - Every week, Reuters journalists produce scores of multimedia features and human-interest stories from around the world.
Below are some stories from this week selected by our editors, as well as explanatory context and background to help you understand world headlines. For a full schedule of and events, please go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect.
How to build a giant? Sauropod dinosaurs did it 36 different ways
WASHINGTON - Sauropods, those familiar plant-eating dinosaurs with long , long tails and four pillar-like legs, were the biggest land animals in Earth's history, reaching 100-120 feet (30-36 meters) long and weighing as much as a tractor-trailer. A study has calculated for the first time the of different sauropod lineages that achieved whopping proportions - 36 of them in a span of about 100 million years bridging the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. (SCIENCE-SAUROPODS/ (PIX), 644 words)
Spanish scientists seek to crack mystery of Canaries skeleton cave
LAS PALMAS, Spain - Archaeologists on Spain's Gran Canaria island are puzzled: who were the six young men whose skeletons were found face-down, hands tied and covered with stones in a cliff-side cave? (SPAIN-ARCHAEOLOGY/ (PIX, TV), 224 words)
Human genome reboot better reflects global population
WASHINGTON - Scientists have unveiled a accounting of the human genome that improves on its predecessor by including a rich diversity of people to better reflect the global population - a boost to ongoing efforts to identify genetic underpinnings of diseases and ways to treat them. (SCIENCE-GENOME/ (PIX), 684 words)
Webb telescope spots three debris belts around luminous star Fomalhaut
WASHINGTON - There has been plenty of excitement in recent decades about planets detected orbiting various stars beyond our solar system. But planets provide an incomplete picture of the complex framework that exists around stars, leaving out components like the belts of rocky and icy debris orbiting our sun. Scientists have unveiled observations by the James Webb Space Telescope showing details about such features. (SPACE-EXPLORATION/FOMALHAUT (PIX), 656 words)
Dolly Parton reveals starry list of collaborators for first rock album
U.S. country music star Dolly Parton has teamed up with the likes of former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, veteran singers Elton John and Sting as well as her goddaughter Miley Cyrus for her upcoming record "Rockstar," her first rock album, which will be released in November. (MUSIC-DOLLY PARTON/ (PIX), 257 words)
‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ reconfigures for diverse cast
LOS ANGELES - The Paramount Pictures “Transformers” film franchise has switched gears in its latest installment by adding more diversity to its lead roles, “In the Heights” actor Anthony Ramos and “Swarm” TV series actor Dominique Fishback. (FILM-TRANSFORMERS/ (TV, PIX), 335 words)
Halle Bailey 'honored' to play Ariel in 'Little Mermaid' remake
LOS ANGELES - Black American singer Halle Bailey said she is "honored" to play Ariel in the live action remake of "The Little Mermaid", adding that she hopes to inspire children of colour with the iteration of the beloved Disney animation classic. (FILM-THE LITTLE MERMAID/PREMIERE (TV, PIX), 316 words)
Bollywood film on Islamic State recruits sparks debate in India
MUMBAI - A low-budget Bollywood film about young women recruited by the Islamic State has stirred up passionate debate, helping to make it an instant box-office hit in India. (INDIA-FILM/POLITICS (PIX), 300 words)
US airlines thrown a curveball as consumer habits change post-pandemic
CHICAGO - Shifting travel patterns by consumers in a post-pandemic world are forcing airlines to guess at what is the " " as they seek to adjust by cutting flights, revamping and packing even more passengers into planes. (USA-AIRLINES/DEMAND (FOCUS, PIX), 820 words)
You're late on your taxes. Now what?
NEW YORK - For most Americans, this past April 18 was a day to get those tax forms in and perhaps reluctantly write some checks. For others, that day came and went like any other – and they are in a bit of a pickle. (MONEY-TAXES/ (PERSONAL FINANCE, PIX), 753 words)
EXPLAINER-The U.S. COVID health emergency is ending. What changes?
FACTBOX-An overview of Donald Trump’s legal troubles
TIMELINE-Events leading up to Donald Trump sexual abuse verdict
EXPLAINER-How Disney's and DeSantis' dueling lawsuits might play out
FACTBOX-When is Cannes Film Festival 2023 and what can we expect?
NEWSMAKER-Imran Khan, the cricket star who ditched playboy image to rule Pakistan
(Compiled by Mark Porter and Patrick Enright)
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