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Beyond Sherlock Holmes: five Victorian detective stories you must read

Jan 03, 2022 12:09 pm UTC| Entertainment

In December 1893, just six years after his first appearance and at the height of his popularity with the late-Victorian reading public, Sherlock Holmes, the worlds most famous fictional detective, was killed off by his...

Is The Matrix a trans film? Revisiting the Wachowskis through a trans lens

Jan 03, 2022 12:04 pm UTC| Entertainment

With Lana Wachowskis The Matrix Resurrections about to hit theatres, were going to see a lot of criticism interpreting siblings Lana and Lilly Wachowskis body of films through a trans lens. Im really looking forward to it:...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE price leaks, and it’s reportedly just $100 cheaper than Galaxy S21

Dec 03, 2021 12:07 pm UTC| Technology Entertainment

With the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launching in a month, more details about the anticipated mid-range phone have leaked once again. This time, the devices introductory price in the United States has been...

‘The Matrix Awakens’ for PS5 made with Unreal Engine 5 leaks ahead of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ premiere

Dec 03, 2021 08:24 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

The highly anticipated sequel film The Matrix Resurrections will premiere in a few weeks, but that may not be the only thing that sci-fi fans should expect. A promotional image for The Matrix Awakens recently leaked, and...

‘Mass Effect’: Amazon Studios is reportedly close to getting a deal to produce a TV series adaptation

Nov 24, 2021 08:32 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

Video game fans can expect to see more famous video game IPs get TV series adaptations in the future. For one, Amazon Studios is reportedly close to getting a deal with EA to produce its take on the sci-fi series Mass...

Netflix' One Piece' live-action adaptation introduces Straw Hat cast; Eiichiro Oda says production is 'making steady progress'

Nov 10, 2021 10:16 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

The live-action series adaptation of the extremely popular anime franchise One Piece has finally introduced the actors that will play the roles of the beloved Straw Hats. Meanwhile, mangaka and series creator Eiichiro Oda...

Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental destruction wrought by the colonisation of Africa

Oct 31, 2021 23:38 pm UTC| Entertainment

Director Denis Villeneuves most recent sci-fi epic is the latest attempt to tell the story of Frank Herberts acclaimed 1965 novel, Dune. The film is set millennia in the future when the galaxy is ruled by a class of family...

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Economy

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

South Korea's kimchi exports reach $159.9 million in 2021 to register trade surplus for first time in 12 years

South Koreas kimchi exports last year reached US$159.9 million, up by 10.7 percent from the previous year, sustaining the increase for the past six years, according to Korea Customs Service. With last years kimchi...

Adidas puts up floating tennis court in Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness on ocean pollution

Adidas built a giant, floating tennis court made of recyclable plastic materials just off the coast of Australia to raise awareness against the dumping of plastic in the worlds oceans. The full-size court, built on a...

Nike, Rolex, Hermès post highest resale value gains in 2021

Brands like Nike, Rolex, Bottega Veneta, Chrome Hearts, and Hermès were the top five brands with the biggest resale value gains in 2021, according to The RealReals 2022 Luxury Consignment Report. The annual...

Politics

Donald Trump 'lied his derriere off' for two months, says GOP attorney

As the investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection continues, the congressional committee appears to be closing into high-profile allies of former President Donald Trump. GOP attorney George Conway weighed in on...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US Secretary of State warns Russia could launch attack on short notice

The US is continuing diplomatic efforts to scale down the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned during his visit to Kyiv that Russia may decide to launch an attack on short...

Nancy Pelosi says those who support the filibuster 'dishonor' MLK's legacy

Voting rights are the main agenda in Congress as Democratic lawmakers seek to pass the voting rights bills in the midst of Republican opposition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently ripped into those who support the Senate...

Joe Biden makes 400 million N95 masks available for free

Following the ruling by the Supreme Court against vaccine mandates, US President Joe Biden and his administration are resorting to other options to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration is set to make...

Science

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

Technology

Snapchat updates Quick Add to make it harder for strangers to find users under 18 years old

Snapchat released another Safety Impact blog post on Tuesday, announcing an update to the social media apps Quick Add feature. The company said it had added a new safeguard that should make it harder for strangers to find...

‘Battlefield 2042’ is finally getting the highly requested Scoreboard in February

DICE will introduce adjustments to the way Battlefield 2042 players gain Portal XP in Update 3.2, scheduled to go live on Thursday. The developer also revealed some early details for Update 3.3, including improvements...

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ suffers massive leak with more than a week before launch

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is currently trending on various online platforms, but not for the reason that Nintendo would like. The game has suffered massive leaks over the last day, leading to the early revelation of...

Apple to reportedly launch an M2-powered MacBook Pro in late 2022

A new MacBook Pro is reportedly one of the Mac devices Apple plans to launch later this year. And it is expected to be one of the first Apple computers to ship with the new M2 chip. Apple fans will find three models of...

‘Elden Ring’ leaked videos reveal more terrifying NPCs

There is only a little more than a month left before Elden Ring officially arrives, but that does not stop the release of gameplay video leaks online. Recently, a YouTube channel has been pumping out videos from an early...
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