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We Can Finally Stop Demonising Butter

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that — the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.


Free Game Friday: Gordon Ramsay Dash, Mimpi Dreams, OddPlanet

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


The Juiciest Parts Of The New Facebook Tell-All Book

In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. The book was finally released on June 28, and there’s a fair heap of dirt to be found amongst Martinez’s 528 pages chronicling his time at Facebook and his broader experience of working in Silicon Valley.


Aquaman And Cyborg Get Their Close-Ups In These Batman V Superman Behind-The-Scenes Photos 

The funniest comment I read about Batman v Superman was when someone said they loved the scene in the movie when Wonder Woman sat down and watched the trailer for Justice League. Thanks to that scene — and a new behind-the-scenes featurette — we finally have a closer look at Aquaman and Cyborg.


The Swiss Are Now Fighting Off Watch Counterfeiters With Holograms

As counterfeiters get better and better at faking expensive Swiss watches, the watchmakers themselves now have a new tool to help distinguish their genuine creations from fakes: Nanoscopic watermarks that are invisible to the naked human eye, and impossible to fake.


Netflix's Stranger Things TV Series Openly Worships At The Altar Of Spielberg 

Video: The debut of Netflix’s Stranger Things is just a few weeks away, and while this new trailer gives us a glimpse of its biggest-name star, Winona Ryder, it focuses on the four boys and mysterious girl who are the real focus of this E.T.-meets-Close Encounters of the Third Kind-meets-“basically everything Steven Spielberg was thinking about in the 1980s” story.


Pilgrims Travelling To Mecca Will Soon Have Electronic ID Bracelets

Beginning this year, Saudi Arabia will provide electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims travelling to Mecca. The bracelets, which are designed to promote safety, will include personal details and medical information.


Fatal Tesla Crash Proves Full Autonomy Is The Only Solution For Self-Driving Cars

The investigation into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash. But this was not a “self-driving car” that killed its “driver”. This was a human driving a semi-autonomous car. And this points to why fully autonomous vehicles are the only types of self-driving cars that make sense on our streets. Ever.


American Wizards Of The 1920s And George W. Bush Have Something Truly Bizarre In Common

It’s using a colour-coded threat level system to determine how much danger the world is in. Please send help to America’s wizards because they are not well.


Human Body Parts Wash Up Next To Rio's Olympic Beach Volleyball Venue

Amid the killing of its own Olympic mascot, the dysfunctional clean up of its polluted waters, the shutdown of its doping lab, the declaration of a financial emergency, the presence of the Zika virus and various other calamities, Rio’s Olympic ambitions are a disaster. And the latest news out of the city is just as bad: On Wednesday, a collection of body parts was found washed up next to the Games’ beach volleyball venue.


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