More than 50 years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since then, we’ve come a long way as a nation—just look at our new Congress—but we’ve still got a long way to go. Poverty rates among black and Latinx people in the U.S. are more than double those of their white peers. The most disenfranchised communities still lack opportunities to thrive, rather than merely survive.
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Powered by spite, Harry Brewis - better known as Hbomberguy - played Donkey Kong 64 live on stream for almost 60 hours. The world rallied around him and raised over $475,000 for transgender support charity, Mermaids.
A day later and the world continues to be a rad place in the wake of this gargantuan effort.
A pair of dueling Fyre Festival documentaries — one on Hulu and one on Netflix — are giving viewers a better idea of how a festival-turned-shitshow managed to so badly botch its spectacular promise of being one of the greatest events the world had ever known. While countless people were burned by the scam, Maryann Rolle’s story was one that stayed with viewers.
Now, a GoFundMe campaign trying to help right a wrong has raised more than $209,220.
With the swift success of Bird Box and You last month, in terms of viewership and cultural impact, Netflix showed its originals could create the type of water cooler talk that live TV was famous for. Netflix has reportedly said Bird Box was watched by 80 million households in its first month, and You by 40 million.
"For part of your Netflix subscription, you are in the zeitgeist," Netflix's head of content, Ted Sarandos, said recently. For the first time, I felt a tangible sense of FOMO before I'd watched these titles, and it wasn't because they were groundbreaking works of art, it was because of the power of Netflix's platform.
Despite reports that two genetically modified babies have been born in China I don’t think you’ll be seeing designer babies soon.
Evan Spiegel may be limiting his stepson's screen time, but he's not doing enough to protect kids on Snapchat.
That's according to Spiegel's old Stanford University professor, Jim Steyer, who now runs nonprofit organisation Common Sense Media, which helps parents and kids make smarter choices about tech.
Elon Musk has come out on on Twitter to say that the director of research lab CERN, Fabiola Gianotti, asked him about collaborating on a new particle collider. The new particle collider is slated to be four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider.
Musk said she asked him whether The Boring Company could build tunnels for proposed new collider. A CERN spokesman confirmed that Gianotti met Musk in July last year. The project is not yet set in stone, and a spokesman said that a decision would need to be taken "in the next few years."
The Star Wars galaxy is home to some of the most iconic starship designs in popular culture. We know the fabled wedge of the Star Destroyer roaring into view at the start of A New Hope, the legendary silhouettes of X-Wings and TIE Fighters are burned into our minds. But one oft-forgotten ship has made a bit of a resurgence, decades after its debut.
Video games have long been criticised for encouraging violence and antisocial behaviour. And parents often express concern that they could have detrimental effects on their child’s learning abilities.
But research has shown that off-the-shelf video games can also aid learning – particularly when it comes to the development of spatial skills.
Every starship must have a chief medical officer, and while Star Trek’s Bones McCoy may be the most iconic space doctor of all time, The Orville’s Dr. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald, a Deep Space Nine alum) has some valuable and unique skills to bring to the table.
As The Orville’s second season continues, we’re increasingly convinced that Dr. Finn is the ship’s real MVP.
Ever since Supergirl began, its heart has been centered around the most important relationship in Kara Danvers’ life — not her superheroic duties carrying on in her cousin’s shadow, not her myriad love interests, but the bond she’s shared with her adoptive human sister, Alex. Now, that relationship has gone through a hell of a change.
To live is to forget—account numbers, names, the precise locations of keys and wallets, friends from childhood, peripheral characters from prestige TV shows, inside jokes, past ambitions, history, much else. Goldfish with guns: that’s the human race. But every frailty, we know, serves some larger adaptive purpose. So it is worth asking, as we wrack our brains for whatever it was we know we were supposed to do today: why must things be like this? Why do we forget? We reached out to a number of neuroscientists and psychologists to find out.
An M. Night Shyamalan movie isn’t a proper M. Night Shyamalan movie without some kind of twist ending. Thankfully, his latest film Glass fits the bill and then some. In fact, Shyamalan may even out Shyamalan himself with a fascinating turn of events that we think is worth a much broader discussion. So, let’s do that, shall we?
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned chat service, has announced that it will cap the number of messages that can be forwarded at once to five, Reuters reported Monday. The move is WhatsApp’s latest effort to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its app.