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by Pseudo-sciences - 2022-09-09 22:14
European Skeptics Congress 2022 Du 9 au 11 septembre 2022 à Vienne (Autriche) Évènement organisé par le Conseil européen des organisations sceptiques (ECSO dont l'Afis est membre). Trois jours de rencontres, de conférences et de débats (en anglais). Au programme : « Le mouvement Sceptique en Europe », « Gérer l'incertain en science », « Science et décision », « Scepticisme et éducation », « Substances addictives et politiques rationnelles », « Science et environnement », « Théories conspirationnistes »…. (...) Agenda de l'Afis

by Pseudo-sciences - 2022-06-16 18:45
Mairie du 5e arrondissement de Paris, 21 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris La mairie du 5ème arrondissement de Paris et l'Association Française pour l'Information Scientifique (AFIS) vous invitent jeudi 16 juin 2022, 18h45 Covid-19 : Deux ans d'épidémie, qu'avons-nous appris ? Par Arnaud Fontanet. Professeur à l'Institut Pasteur et au Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. Membre du conseil scientifique Covid-19. Depuis le début 2020, la pandémie de covid-19 a bouleversé nos vies. Prenons un (...) Agenda de l'Afis

by Buzzfeed - 2022-05-25 12:01
It's stylish enough to make a statement yet functional enough to prevent kitchen counter overflow.View Entire Post ›

by QZ - about 33 minutes
Tesla’s much-awaited new Asian Gigafactory is reportedly inching closer to reality—in Indonesia, and not India as was widely expected.On May 19, the Indonesian government confirmed a deal with the US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, revealing few details. Earlier, the company had set off rumours of nixing its India plans over tax issues after CEO Elon Musk met the Indonesian president.The company remains tight-lipped, not replying to Quartz’s queries. Nevertheless, if it does really make the shift, India’s nascent EV industry is likely to be disappointed.Read the rest of this story on qz.com. Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

by Journal du Lapin - about 34 minutes
Vu sur Twitter, un prototype d’iPod nano. Il s’agit d’un iPod nano 4G bleu, un modèle classique. Le dos indique EVT, mais les différences éventuelles ne sont pas visibles.

by Usbek & Rica - about 35 minutes
Comment réconcilier les jeunes avec la politique ? Entretien croisé avec Albane Branlant et Lumir Lapray, candidates aux législatives respectivement investies par Ensemble et la NUPES aux élections législatives du 12 et 19 juin prochains.

by Le Taurillon - about 1 hour
Après un comportement jugé plus attentiste que ses homologues étrangers, la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) réagit enfin à la hausse de l'inflation dans un contexte de grande incertitude et de croissance ralentie. Christine Lagarde, la Présidente de l'institution, annonce officiellement une hausse de ses taux d'intérêt au cours du mois de juillet 2022. Prolongation de l'atonie de la croissance au sein de l'Union européenne
Lundi 16 mai, la Commission européenne a publié ses prévisions économiques du printemps, qui marquent un net ralentissement de la croissance. Tandis qu'en février dernier, elle tablait encore sur 4% de croissance du produit intérieur brut (PIB) dans l'Union pour 2022, elle...

by France Inter - about 1 hour
"Top Gun Maverick" sort aujourd'hui en salles, 36 ans après le premier opus avec Tom Cruise en jeune pilote de l'armée de l'air américaine. Le film sorti en 1986 a inspiré des vocations et marque encore toute une profession.

by Courrier International - about 2 hours
Un adolescent de 18 ans a ouvert le feu mardi dans une école primaire à Uvalde au Texas, tuant 19 jeunes élèves et deux adultes. La presse américaine appelle la classe politique à agir.

by Le Monde - about 2 hours
L’armée russe tente toujours de prendre le contrôle total de la région de Louhansk. « Toutes les forces dont l’armée russe dispose encore ont été jetées là », avance le président ukrainien Zelensky.

by Le Monde - about 2 hours
Un jeune homme armé a fait un carnage dans une école élémentaire de la ville d’Uvalde. Les victimes, dont le nombre pourrait augmenter, avaient entre 7 et 10 ans.

by France Inter - about 2 hours
Le nouveau ministre de l'Éducation nationale reçoit depuis hier et encore aujourd'hui les syndicats des personnels, qui ont beaucoup de messages à lui faire passer. Et le ministre a des urgences à traiter. La situation très tendue exige qu'il prenne certaines décisions en priorité.

by Courrier International - about 2 hours
La plus longue affaire d’asile diplomatique du monde semble toucher à sa fin, avec la perspective d’une libération de deux anciens hauts responsables du régime du Derg, reclus depuis trente ans dans l’ambassade d’Italie à Addis-Abeba.

by QZ - about 3 hours
Greetings, delegates and WEF watchers!We’ve reached the halfway mark: two days of discussions, prognostications, and billionaires’ dinner parties down; two to go. Today’s weather forecast looks a lot like yesterday’s, which is to say still very un-Davos like. Keep that umbrella handy.How detached are markets from economic reality? Less so now than a few weeks ago, certainly. But the question remained a compelling title for a panel Tuesday at the Congress Centre, where Goldman Sachs’ Kathryn Koch said now is no time to sell. “[T]his is the point where people inflict a lot of damage” on their portfolios by capitulating, she argued.Read the rest of this story on qz.com. Become a member to get...

by Buzzfeed - about 3 hours
Apparently spending your hard-earned money on useful things can actually be, get this, satisfying.View Entire Post ›

by Goalcast - about 3 hours
Is it a bad day, a rough patch, or depression? Many of us experience all three at different times.
The post Overcoming Depression: What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up appeared first on Goalcast.

by Courrier International - about 3 hours
L’ex-président sud-coréen a fait de belles promesses et suscité quelques rencontres historiques. Mais il n’a pas réussi le rapprochement intercoréen : aujourd’hui, les deux Corées ne se parlent plus. En cause : la stratégie de défense nationale de Moon dans le cadre de l’alliance avec Washington, estime ce journal sud-coréen.

by Courrier International - about 3 hours
La 25 mai 2020, la mort de cet Africain-Américain, tué par la police à Minneapolis, avait provoqué un mouvement de protestation de masse aux États-Unis contre les violences policières et le racisme systémique. Deux ans plus tard, peu de choses ont changé, estiment les médias américains, ni dans l’État du Minnesota ni dans les rangs de la police américaine.

by Le Monde - about 3 hours
Lors d’une brillante plaidoirie, mardi, Me Hugo Lemont s’est évertué à démontrer que les trois terroristes étaient montés sur le balcon de la salle de concert, et non pas deux d’entre eux, comme l’a conclu l’enquête.

by BBC - about 3 hours
It came hours after the US leader left Asia following a trip where he vowed to deter North Korea.

by BBC - about 4 hours
Nineteen children are shot dead by a teenage gunman, who is himself killed by law enforcement.

by HackAdAy - about 5 hours
Before you jump down to the comments to chastise us for misspelling graphene, note that graphyne is similar to graphene but not the same. Like graphene, it is a two-dimensional structure of carbon. Unlike graphene, it contains double and triple bonds and does not always form hexagons. Scientists have postulated its existence for decades, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have finally managed to pull it off. You can also download the paper if you want to wade through the details.
Carbon forms like fullerene and graphene are well-known and have many novel uses. Other allotropes of carbon include graphite and diamonds — certainly two things with wildly varying properties. Graphyne has...

by Le Monde - about 5 hours
Bruxelles doit présenter un dispositif qui permettra de saisir certains des yachts, villas et autres comptes en banque des plus de mille personnalités et oligarques russes visés par les sanctions européennes à ce jour.

by QZ - about 5 hours
A man shot and killed at least 19 children and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, the 27th school shooting in the US so far this year.The perpetrator, who was killed by the police, was identified as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old from the local community, which is some 80 miles west of San Antonio. The man entered the school with a handgun and possibly a rifle, although details of the weapons, and how he got them, are still to be confirmed.“What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas,” said governor Gregg Abbott. Last year, Abbott—an enthusiastic promoter of gun ownership who is scheduled to speak at the National Rifle...

by New Yorker - about 5 hours
As his invasion enters its fourth month, the Russian leader is preparing for the long haul. Meanwhile, the military is chattering about its losses, and putting out calls for supplies on Telegram.

by Goalcast - about 6 hours
Your best friend needs you, even when you can’t be there in person.
The post What Is Separation Anxiety in Dogs and How Do You Treat It?  appeared first on Goalcast.

by New Yorker - about 7 hours
Investors are fearful of a recession, but the White House says the economy is resilient.

by BBC - about 7 hours
Senator Chris Murphy delivered an emotional plea in the Senate following a school shooting in Texas.

by The Verge - about 7 hours
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge During its WWDC 2021 event, Apple laid down a slew of policy changes for the App Store, adjusting the rules for everything from bounty hunting to whether or not Roblox is a game. Now, with the WWDC 2022 event ready to start on June 6th, Apple is reminding developers that it’s ready to flip the switch on some policy updates that were previously delayed.
Two App Store rule changes that Apple is confirming will take effect as of June 30th: a requirement that apps offering paid online group services use its in-app payment system, and a requirement mandating that developers offer easy account deletions (including stored personal data) within any app that allows users to...

by io9 - about 7 hours
Image: Disney ParksDisneyland Paris is celebrating 30 years in a big way, announcing the opening of its own Avengers Campus this summer. The Marvel Studios-themed land in France joins its West Coast counterpart on July 20, expanding the theme park cinematic universe. Check out the announcement below delivered by Iron Man, who’ll be featured as an animatronic in Avengers Assemble: Flight Force, a roller coaster that will take you on a mission with Tony Stark and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.Flight Force is a re-imagining of the Rock n’ Roller Coaster, something Imagineer Björn Heerwagen talked about on recent a Disneyland Paris Imagineering panel. “We’re blessed with being able to come into an...

by The Verge - about 7 hours
The Echo Show 5 (left), Echo Show 8 (middle), and the Echo Show (right). | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s current Echo lineup offers a broad selection of smart speakers and displays that can fit just about anywhere in your home. Whether you want to place a voice assistant in your living room, replace the bulletin board in your office, or pick up a touchscreen-enabled device to showcase recipes in the kitchen, there's an Echo device for just about every occasion and use case. Regardless of why you might want one, there’s always a way to save on an Echo device, from the last-gen Dot to Amazon’s latest Echo Show 10. Even when they’re selling at full price, for instance, Amazon offers a 25...

by HackAdAy - about 8 hours
Conventional textiles made of woven threads are highly useful materials. [Sara Alvarez] has had some success creating fabric-like materials through 3D printing, and though they’re not identical, they have some similar properties that make them unique and useful.
Fabrics are made by the weaving or knitting together many threads into a cohesive whole. [Sara]’s 3D-printed fabrics are different, since the printer can’t readily weave individual fibers together. Instead, a variety of methods are used to create similar materials.
The simplest is perhaps the chainmail method, where many small individual links join together to make a relatively rigid material. Alternatively, G-code or careful modelling can be...

by The Verge - about 8 hours
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A lawsuit that accuses Tesla of fostering a workplace with “rampant” sexual harassment will continue in court after a California judge denied the company’s motion for arbitration, as first reported by Bloomberg. Although the female worker who brought up the case signed an arbitration agreement at Tesla, terminating her rights to sue, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kaus still moved forward with the decision on Monday. Jessica Barraza filed the lawsuit last year, claiming she was subject to catcalling, lewd comments, and inappropriate touching while working as a production associate at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory. At least seven more female...

by Buzzfeed - about 9 hours
It's time to own your hot messiness.View Entire Post ›

by Hiram - about 9 hours
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Cet article Les 250 ans de « La Zélée » de Bayonne est apparu en premier sur Hiram.be.

by Hiram - about 9 hours
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Cet article La loi sicilienne sur la franc-maçonnerie « écrasée » est apparu en premier sur Hiram.be.

by KCRW - yesterday at 23:30
Velveeta, a dancer at Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, tells two different stories about her work. 
In the first, she is up on stage, bathed in purple light, feeling sexy and in control. When she looks up, the men in the room aren’t just paying attention to her, they seem genuinely moved by her performance.
“It's like basking in the limelight,” says Velveeta, who agreed only to use her stage name for this story. “I enjoy the attention personally. And I love to dance. And I think I have a great body … I feel confident up there.”
The other story Velveeta tells is darker. Customers are drunk, and their touching sometimes turns into serious aggression – repeated smacking or imminent...

by KCRW - yesterday at 23:30
As the cost of everyday goods rise, coupons could be a great option to save a few bucks on daily necessities, and it’s a lifestyle Karla Benavides swears by. She clips digital coupons to use at different stores around LA and teaches others how to save cash online. Today, she has nearly 1 million followers on TikTok and nearly 100,000 on Instagram. 
Benavides tells KCRW that she started couponing after the birth of her two kids, who were born one year apart. 
“I did not believe how expensive diapers were,” she explains. “I was in a position where I was struggling to make ends meet, and we couldn't afford these essentials. And with couponing, it just completely changed our income. It completely changed...

by KCRW - yesterday at 23:30
Fluttering monarch butterflies have been dwindling in population over the years, and so, the Monarch Fellowship has decided to take things into their own hands to save the species in California. 
The organization gives out milkweed seeds so people can create their own “hubs.” Monarchs need milkweed to lay their eggs, and the plant becomes food for monarch caterpillars. The Monarch Fellowship doesn’t stop there. They also give out nectar plant seeds that provide food for monarch butterflies, birds, and bees. 
Ari Silberman, founder of the Monarch Fellowship, says that planting milkweed and nectar plants is just one element of what’s needed to save monarchs, but it’s an important one. 
“Creating...

by The Verge - yesterday at 23:08
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of more than 40 Democratic members of Congress has asked Google to stop collecting and retaining “unnecessary” location data out of fear that it could be used to identify and prosecute people who have obtained abortions.
The request was made in a letter sent to Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday by members of the House and Senate, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and including well-known progressive representatives such as Ayanna Pressley, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“We believe that abortion is health care,” the letter states. “We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that it remains recognized as a fundamental right,...

by io9 - yesterday at 23:00
Image: BioWare/EA/LucasfilmFor much of Star Wars’ existence, the various heroes we’ve watched and played have been good people trying to make the galaxy a better place in some way, or at the very least, find their own place in the universe. The larger conflicts have always put our heroes up against seemingly insurmountable odds, be it an unending war, a magic cult, or dudes obsessed with doomsday weapons and cloning. One of the franchise’s upcoming Disney+ series, The Acolyte, is offering a sizable shakeup by putting making the villainous Sith the protagonists of its story.Speaking with Vanity Fair for its cover story on all things Star Wars, Acolyte creator Leslye Headland spoke at length about her...

by BBC - yesterday at 22:44
The outbreaks in Europe and America are not normal but remain containable, health officials say.

by Pseudo-sciences - yesterday at 22:35
« J'adore ne parler de rien car c'est le seul domaine où j'ai de vagues connaissances. » Oscar Wilde, Les Ailes du paradoxe, Livre de poche, 1996 « L'ignorance engendre plus souvent la confiance que ne le fait le savoir. » Charles Darwin, La Descendance de l'Homme et la sélection sexuelle, Edmond Barbier, 1891 Tous les ans, l'Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN), l'organisme public d'expertise et de recherche sur les risques nucléaires et radiologiques en France, publie un (...) Articles

by The Verge - yesterday at 22:22
This is supposed to be pink. | Image: u/A_Giant_Baguette on Reddit Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users aren’t impressed with Google’s $30 first-party cases. Looking at Reddit and reviews on Amazon, there are dozens of people complaining about the transparent plastic showing extreme yellowing, warping, or just plain not fitting the phone from the factory. Some users have posted some gnarly-looking pictures of their cases, saying that they degraded in anywhere from several months to just two or three weeks. An editor here at The Verge says that their case has also started to look “a bit dingy.”
While there are plenty of positive reviews for the cases, it’s hard to ignore the number of complaints. It also...

by QZ - yesterday at 22:02
It was so important that George Soros said it twice: “Our civilization may not survive.”Soros was addressing his guests at the customary dinner-cum-speech he delivers at Davos during every World Economic Forum (WEF). The last time he spoke was January 2020, before the pandemic canceled the WEF for two-and-a-half years. But in a half-hour address that mostly ignored covid—and also climate change and inequality—Soros focused on the authoritarianism of Xi Jinping and the war-mongering of Vladimir Putin.In 2020, Soros had spotted small, hopeful shoots of popular rebellion against tyranny. This year, as his guests ate chicken and polenta, Soros could only pick out Western aid to Ukraine and the resistance...

by QZ - yesterday at 22:01
Deepinder Goyal is an investor in a dozen companies. But two particular investments—$100,000 in logistics startup Shiprocket and $94,000 in grocery delivery service Grofers (now Blinkit)—have sent alarm bells ringing.After Goyal backed these businesses, Zomato—the company he founded and heads—also pumped into money in them.Of the seven investments Zomato made in the year ending March 2022, two were Shiprocket and Blinkit, raising concerns that Goyal used his firm to boost his personal holdings in those businesses.Read the rest of this story on qz.com. Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

by HackAdAy - yesterday at 22:00
Soundcards used to be giant long 8-bit ISA things that would take up a huge amount of real estate inside a desktop computer. These days, for most of us, they’re baked into the motherboard and we barely give them a second thought. [Samsonov Dima] decided to whip up a cheap little sound card of their own, however, built around the STM32.
The soundcard is based specifically on the STM32F401. readily available on the “Green Pill” devboards. A digital-to-analog converter is implemented on the board based on two PWM timers providing high-quality output. There’s also a simulated software sigma delta ADC implemented between the audio streaming in via USB and the actual PWM output, with some fancy tricks used...

by io9 - yesterday at 22:00
Image: Tezuka Productions/Art by GurihiruThis unicorn may look cute—and he certainly is—but don’t let his whimsy fool you. Unico was created by Osamu Tezuka, the legendary “god of manga” and creator of Astro Boy, who gave this adorable unicorn an edge that captivated Japanese readers of the ‘70s—as well as author Samuel Sattin. Now Sattin, working with the artist team Gurihiru and with the blessing of Tezuka Productions, has launched a Kickstarter to bring Unico to a new generation. It’s very rare that Japanese companies allow Western creators access to their work like this, so we had to talk to Sattin to find out exactly how Unico: Awakening came about—and why this obscure little unicorn is...

by New Yorker - yesterday at 21:36
Eren Orbey talks about inequality in college admissions, and what it’s like to take the new digital SAT.

by io9 - yesterday at 21:17
Gif: Warner Bros.Marvel’s movies and shows may still grab most of the headlines, but the DC Extended Universe is only getting bigger and better. DC’s films and HBO Max series continue to get more robust, with a wide variety of projects far beyond just Batman, Superman, and the Justice League, which promise to include new and interesting takes on DC Comics’ stable of characters in the works.What follows is an up-to-date list of everything DCEU-related that’s on the way: DC movies, DC streaming shows, DC movies going to HBO Max and theaters. Last updated 5/24/2022.What’s the next DC Movie?DC League of Super-PetsRelease date: July 29 (in theaters)The DC film everyone has been waiting for! Well, not...

by KCRW - yesterday at 21:00
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced Californians could face mandatory water restrictions later this summer if conservation efforts don’t improve. He’s already called for a 15% voluntary reduction, which goes into effect on June 1. In Southern California, that means 6 million residents in LA, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties will be restricted to one-day-a-week watering, while other parts of LA are already restricted to watering just twice a week for eight minutes at a time. How could mandatory water restrictions impact our gardens and yards? They could shift us away from relying on water-hungry plants and allow us to rethink our landscaping decisions, says Evan Meyer, the executive director of the...

by KCRW - yesterday at 21:00
A new biography about music star Bobby Brown debuts on May 30 on A&E. It includes the new reality show “Bobby Brown: Every Little Step,” which launches on May 31. Brown caught attention in summer 1983 when he led a boy band named New Edition, and their song “Candy Girl” topped the R&B Billboard chart. At the time, he was 14 years old and looking for a way out of the Boston housing project he lived in. He found it with New Edition and then a hugely successful solo career. Brown’s life has made tabloid headlines, from his marriage to Whitney Houston, to a string of arrests, to the tragic deaths of two of his children.  
“I think the rightful description of Bobby Brown is he is someone who helped...

by New Yorker - yesterday at 20:55
The former N.B.A. coach and player is threatening to sue the producers of “Winning Time” for how he was depicted in the series.

by HackAdAy - yesterday at 20:30
These days, streaming services are a great way to listen to music or podcasts on your computer or on the go. However, they lack one feature of the MP3 players and streamers of old: visualizations! [mircemk] is a fan of those, and has built a hardware spectrum analyzer that pumps with the music.
The build relies on a 20×2 character VFD display that looks great, with high brightness and excellent contrast. It can be easily driven from a microcontroller, as it has a controller on board compatible with the typical HD44780 command set. On Arduino platforms, this means the display can easily be driven with the popular LiquidCrystal library.
The Arduino Nano inside takes in the audio signal via its analog inputs. It...

by Langue Sauce Piquante - yesterday at 20:22
ILS citèrent Baudelaire, Saul Bellow, Proust, Kant, souvent Camus (Albert), Raymond Aron… Une petite vingtaine d’avocats vinrent à la barre, ce lundi 23 mai, la première, Me Frédérique Giffard, pour dire « l’effraction inouïe » que furent les attentats du 13 novembre 2015, qu’un très grand nombre de parties civiles n’ont pas exercé leur droit à être là, vu « la masse » des victimes, « victimes de hasard », et qu’allait se dérouler « une forme inédite » de plaidoiries : « nous allons plaider pour toute la communauté des parties civiles », des parties civiles chez lesquelles existent « les mêmes clivages, les mêmes lignes de faille que dans la société en...

by Torrentfreak - yesterday at 20:19
Exactly ten years ago, Google expanded its transparency report with a new section dedicated to DMCA takedown requests. For the first time, outsiders were able to see what URLs copyrights holders targeted and in what quantity.
The decision to make this information public was in part triggered by a rapid increase in removal requests. This was having an impact on the “free flow of information”, according to the search engine.
“We believe that openness is crucial for the future of the Internet. When something gets in the way of the free flow of information, we believe there should be transparency around what that block might be.”
According to Fred von Lohmann, Google’s Senior Copyright Counsel at the...

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 19:10
Le Pacte de stabilité et de croissance astreint les Etats membres à contrôler leur dette et déficit publics - Crédits : gaffera / iStock Le Pacte de stabilité et de croissance (PSC) instaure un ensemble de critères que doivent respecter les Etats membres pour assainir leurs finances publiques et coordonner leurs politiques budgétaires en contrôlant les déficits excessifs et en réduisant les dettes publiques trop élevées. Il reprend les principes édictés dans le traité de Maastricht, qui pose les jalons de la monnaie unique : les Etats s’engagent à maintenir leur déficit en dessous de 3 % du PIB et leur dette publique à un niveau inférieur ou égal à 60 % de leur PIB. Souvent critiquées...

by Le Monde - yesterday at 19:07
Retrouvez dans ce tableau les noms dévoilés des 6 293 candidats qui se présentent aux élections législatives des 12 et 19 juin.