Daily Archives: August 27, 2022

Neil Gaiman Fended Off Bad Adaptions by Force

Photo: Jeff Spicer / Stringer (Getty Images) As The Sandman enjoys an astounding success on Netflix, Neil Gaiman has done an exceptionally in-depth interview with Rolling Stone, where he describes the arduous and sometimes underhanded methods it took to get the adaption made to his specifications. “I spent 30-something years battling bad versions of Sandman,” he […]

Sweeping Genetic Study of Ancient Eurasians Reveals Thousands of Years of History

The Sumerian Great Ziggurat temple, in modern-day Iraq.Photo: Asaad NIAZI / AFP (Getty Images) Three new scientific papers provide a fascinating and comprehensive analysis of the genomes of 777 humans who lived from the Neolithic period (about 10,000 years ago) to the Ottoman period (around 1700 CE). Altogether, the research adds nuance to the story […]

Six of 43 missing Mexico students were given to army: Official | News

Relatives of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa Teacher Training hold portraits of the students during a march

Six of the 43 students “disappeared” in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days then turned over to the local army commander who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a Truth Commission said on Friday. Interior undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made the shocking revelation directly tying the military to one of […]

Artemis 1 and the First Launch of NASA’s Megarocket: What to Know

Artist’s conception of an SLS launch. Image: NASA NASA’s most powerful rocket is nearly ready to send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a 42-day journey to the Moon and back, but this deceptively straightforward plan involves a ton of moving parts—including a harrowing 5,000-degree reentry through Earth’s atmosphere. Here’s what you can expect from this […]

Russia blocks final draft of nuclear disarmament treaty at UN | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Moscow objected to parts of the draft statement, which included concerns about Russia’s seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Russia has blocked the adoption of a joint declaration on the United Nations’ nuclear disarmament treaty, which criticised Moscow’s military takeover of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine. Igor Vishnevetsky, deputy director of the […]

Analytics, AI and robotics help MLB teams get a step closer to a perfect pitching machine – TechCrunch

Analytics AI and robotics help MLB teams get a step - Analytics, AI and robotics help MLB teams get a step closer to a perfect pitching machine – TechCrunch

The first pitching machine dates back well over 100 years. Obviously things have come a long way since that injury-inducing, gunpowder-fueled machine made its debut at Princeton University, but most modern systems are more or less the same. A ball is manually or mechanically dropped into a spinning wheel or wheels, which propel it toward […]

Read the [Redacted] Affidavit Justifying the FBI’s Search of Mar-a-Lago

Journalists gather outside the Paul S. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla., to read a heavily blackout document released by The Justice Department Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.Photo: Jim Rassol (AP) A redacted version of the affidavit justifying the FBI’s extraordinary actions at Mar-a-Lago has been released to the public […]

Hundreds of asylum seekers moved from squalid Dutch camp | News

Refugees wait outdoors on the damp ground at the main reception centre for asylum seekers, in Ter Apel, Netherlands August 17, 2022. More than a hundred people have spent nights outdoors, sleeping on the roadside with little or no access to shelter or food. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Dutch towns and cities have offered accommodation to Ukrainians fleeing war, but a similar welcome has not been extended to others. Dutch authorities have transferred about 400 asylum seekers from a makeshift camp outside an overcrowded migrant reception centre in the northeastern Netherlands where hundreds of people were sleeping rough. The move came after a […]