Welcome back to the week. To help you recover, here's your Monday edition of the Enstars Rundown.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a picture of an emaciated polar bear that's making the rounds on Facebook. Posted late last month by photographer Kerstin Langenberger, the photo was snapped in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, which is famous for as a locale spotting polar bears. In her comments accompanying the image Langenberger writes that she's been seeing thinner and thinner bears, particularly females and mothers, which she cites as being caused by the retreating pack ice (the natural hunting ground for the bears). "Climate change is happening big deal here in the Arctic," Langenberger writes. "And it is our decision to trying to change this."
Listen To This: NPR's This American Life tackles what it's like to create a world of make believe by profiling a father's elaborate navy fantasy AND an FBI informant who let a couple documentary filmmakers film him while he worked on a ridiculously bad attempt to sting a Muslim for terrorism.
Tony Abbot, the long mocked and ridiculed Prime Minster of Australia is out…because parliamentary reasons.
Egyptian security forces fired on a caravan of tourists on Sunday, killing a dozen tourists from Mexico. The joint military and police operation reportedly believed that the group were terrorists tied to the militant Islamic insurgency. Mexico's president demanded a thorough investigation, while else is wondering just what Egypt does with suspected terrorists.
The Taliban successful broke out over 350 inmates from a prison in the Afghan city of Ghanzi.
Read This: The New York Times has an in-depth profile of the death and post-mortem journey of Kim Suozzi, who died at 23 from cancer and chose to have her brain cryogenically preserved in the hope that someday science and technology may be able to revive her consciousness.
Over the weekend, the California legislature legalized doctor-assisted suicides. Under the new law, terminally ill patients can have a physician's help in taking their own lives, but with certain caveats: at least two doctors most confirm that they have six month or less to live, they must be physically able to swallow the medication that would end their lives and they need to be found having the mental capacity to make their own medical decision. The bill just needs to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown to officially become a law. It would make California the fifth state (after Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana) to allow physician-assisted suicides.
Them's fighting words! Matt Damon, who is currently shooting his return to the neo-spy thriller Bourne franshise, recently told an inquiring reported that "Jason Bourne would kick the s--t out of Batman-absolutely!" Moviegoers with a semi-decent memory will recall that Damon's Good Will Hunting co-star and screenwriting partner (and buddy) Ben Affleck will be playing the Dark Knight in the latest entry. How do you like them apples?
Watch This: John Oliver frighteningly explains the horrible state of public defenders In America.