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by Pseudo-sciences - 2022-10-20 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 20 octobre 2022, 18h45 Île de Pâques (Rapa Nui) : effondrement ou adaptation ? Par Nicolas Cauwe. Chef de Département et Conservateur (Océanie et Préhistoire) aux Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire de Bruxelles, Professeur de Préhistoire à l'UCLouvain (Belgique), Membre titulaire de l'Académie royale (...) Agenda de l'Afis

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 Buzzfeed - 2022-08-13 03:29
"The internet’s hottest trend is texting your mom if you got the polio vaccine."View Entire Post ›

by Buzzfeed - 2022-08-13 03:16
If you don't know who 3LW is, then you probably won't know who many of these people are.View Entire Post ›

by Buzzfeed - 2022-08-13 02:46
“As an adult I expected more buying whatever I wanted and less of my feet hurting.”View Entire Post ›

by Buzzfeed - 2022-08-13 00:01
Like a reusable pet hair remover and a tool that'll chop up all of your veggies in mere seconds.View Entire Post ›

by io9 - about 37 minutes
The logo for House of the Dragon, the new HBO prequel to Game of Thrones.Gif: HBOAt a glance:Based on the 2018 book Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, House of the Dragon is a new series set centuries before the events of Game of Thrones.The series has been confirmed to premiere on HBO Max August 21, 2022.Unlike the original Game of Thrones, this is expected to have a smaller, less expansive cast, focusing primarily on the titular House of the Dragon, the Targaryen family, and the immediate members of their court.If you can’t wait, Martin is working with authors Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson to create an illustrated history of the Targaryens based on the lore in Fire and Blood and beyond, due out...

by The Verge - about 45 minutes
Samsung’s latest version of The Frame is cheaper than ever right now. | Image: Samsung The future looks bright for those who are looking to nab a great TV at a substantial discount. Many manufacturers — including LG and Samsung — announced new versions of some of their most popular models earlier this year, ranging from The Frame and LG’s C2 lineup to Sony’s QD-OLED models. And now that manufacturers like Samsung and LG have officially launched their new TVs, we’re noticing prices falling on the last-gen, 2021 models. In some cases, we’re even beginning to see discounts on the newer 2022 models, including the aforementioned C2.
Right now, there are currently a number of discounted 4K TVs to...

by The Verge - about 56 minutes
The update is out now, but it doesn’t include Telemoji. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Telegram released a new update on Frida,y just one day after Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov said the update had been in Apple’s app review for two weeks without explanation. The update is packed with emoji-related features, but one is missing because Apple specifically requested its removal, according to Durov.
“After extensive media coverage of my previous post, Apple got back to us with a demand to water down our pending Telegram update by removing Telemoji — higher quality vector-animated versions of the standard emoji,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel on Friday. “This is a puzzling move...

by BBC - about 1 hour
The author, 75, has suffered years of Islamist death threats since writing The Satanic Verses.

by The Verge - about 1 hour
Twitch was all set to hold a giant maskless convention in San Diego this October in the midst of monkeypox and the continued threat of COVID-19 — but after an outcry that included both attendees and some of its own streamer partners, the platform has decided to require masks and proof of vaccination once again. “We’ve been listening to all of your feedback and know that many of you–especially those who are immunocompromised and the people who support them–want stricter health measures in place to help you feel safe attending TwitchCon San Diego in person,” reads the beginning of a major update to the company’s blog post announcing that tickets were on sale. To attend TwitchCon, attendees 5 years...

by Wired - about 1 hour
The popular video meeting app makes it easy to keep the software up to date—but it also introduced vulnerabilities.

by Torrentfreak - about 1 hour
WOW! is being sued by a group of movie companies including Millennium Media and Voltage Pictures. The filmmakers accuse the ISP of failing to disconnect the accounts of subscribers who were repeatedly flagged for sharing copyrighted material. They hold WOW! liable for these pirating activities, which could lead to millions of dollars in damages.
The ISP challenged the claims and filed a motion to dismiss the case. Among other things, the company argued that an IP address is not sufficient to prove that subscribers downloaded or shared any infringing material. The filmmakers opposed this motion, which has yet to be decided on by the Colorado federal court.
Filmmakers Want Subscriber Details
In the meantime,...

by The Verge - about 1 hour
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A security researcher has found a way that an attacker could leverage the macOS version of Zoom to gain access over the entire operating system.
Details of the exploit were released in a presentation given by Mac security specialist Patrick Wardle at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas on Friday. Some of the bugs involved have already been fixed by Zoom, but the researcher also presented one unpatched vulnerability that still affects systems now.
The exploit works by targeting the installer for the Zoom application, which needs to run with special user permissions in order to install or remove the main Zoom application from a computer. Though the installer...

by New Yorker - about 2 hours
Electric cars are nearly silent; that’s a problem sound designers can fix. Plus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning climate journalist on what the Inflation Reduction Act means for the planet.

by HackAdAy - about 2 hours
We’ve seen enough DIY robotic platforms here on Hackaday to know that most of them take the literal and figurative path of least resistance. That is, they tend to be some type of wheeled rover. But of course, there are plenty of other forms of locomotion, should you want to take on something a bit more challenging.
This biped robot from [Tast’s Robots] is a perfect example. While it’s still technically wheeled, its self-balancing nature makes things quite a bit more complex. It doesn’t just stand upright either, it also has a unique ability to crouch down by rotating its motorized knees and hips. As demonstrated in the video below, it can even navigate relatively uneven terrain — pulling off such a...

by io9 - about 2 hours
Image: GKidsFrom acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Crybaby Devilman, Lu Over the Wall, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!), comes Inu-Oh, a historical anachronism that blends glam rock with Noh theater, creating a delightfully flamboyant and vibrant film that merges myth, history, and music. The film is eccentric and expansive, following the semi-folkloric artist Tomona from a child to his time as biwa priest, and finally to a rock star in his own right.Along the way to fame, Tomona breaks from the order of biwa-playing priests and sets out to find his own style, helped in no small part by the mysterious singer/dancer/frontman, Inu-Oh. Although Inu-Oh was cursed with supernatural body differences, as he performs...

by QZ - about 2 hours
Covid forced many restaurants to shut down. But those that pulled through are facing a new challenge: extreme heat. Read more...

by The Verge - about 2 hours
Peloton’s Bike Plus will return to its original $2,495 pricing from $1,995. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy had his job cut out for him when he took over the helm in February as the company laid off 2,800 employees. Now, roughly six months later, McCarthy has sent out a memo to staffers warning the company plans to eliminate an additional 784 jobs in a third round of layoffs, reports Bloomberg. Peloton will also increase the prices of the Bike Plus and Tread, while shuttering retail showrooms starting in 2023.
Peloton spokesperson Ben Boyd confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge, writing: “Peloton, today, took several steps to further advance our...

by io9 - about 3 hours
Nikki (Ginger Gonzalez) and Jen (Tatiana Maslany) chill out in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.Image: Marvel StudiosAt one point in the upcoming pilot to Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) sneaks into the bathroom of a scummy bar. She’s been in an accident. She’s bloody, bruised, and four women she doesn’t know walk in. What happens next may not seem like a crucial moment in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but, for head writer and executive producer Jessica Gao, it was a crucial moment for her show.“That scene was so important to me, and there were so many times it was on the chopping block because a lot of people didn’t understand it,” Gao said...

by New Yorker - about 3 hours
From The New Yorker’s archive: the novelist, who was stabbed on Friday as he was about to deliver a lecture in western New York, recalls the religious death sentence and period of hiding that followed the publication of “The Satanic Verses.”

by BBC - about 3 hours
The Ministry of Defence says the blasts have "significantly degraded" Moscow's Black Sea Fleet.

by HackAdAy - about 3 hours
We’re all familiar with solar cells, be they photovoltaic, or for heating water. But they are only the more common ways of converting the sun’s energey into usable power, and to the extended list there is now an addition courtesy of [Dennis]. He’s using the sun to drive the pyrolysis of biomass waste, releasing hydrogen fuel.
For those who aren’t familiar with the chemistry, pyrolysis refers to chemical reactions triggered by heat. In this case, when organic biomass is heated in the absence of oxygen it breaks down and releases the gaseous products of that breakdown as well as a mass of carbon. The idea behind this pyrolysis cell is that a Fresnel lens will focus the sun on a reaction chamber,...

by Le Monde - about 3 hours
La Nouvelle Union populaire écologique et sociale considérait que la monétisation des RTT n’avait pas sa place dans une loi de finances rectificative.

by io9 - about 4 hours
Image: Titan ComicsKamen Rider’s long history in the world of Japanese superheroes has a bit of a gap. After exploding in the ‘80s, Kamen Rider largely vanished from screens outside of a few movies for nearly a decade, while its sibling superhero franchise Super Sentai resurged in popularity. That all changed with the dawn of the 21st century—and the arrival of a legendary new Kamen Rider.Kamen Rider Kuuga marked the franchise’s return to regular TV screens in Japan in January 2000. The 10th Kamen Rider series overall but the very first of the Heisei period, Kuuga was a standalone series that revitalized and re-imagined what the character could be in the 21st century. Clearly, it worked; 22 years...

by New Yorker - about 4 hours
So immersed are the youth in bucket hats and Harold Styles that they have forgotten simple gestures of politeness.

by Wired - about 4 hours
FBI agents reportedly searched Mar-a-Lago for “nuclear documents.” That can fall into one of these four categories.

by Pseudo-sciences - about 4 hours
La fission nucléaire utilisée dans les réacteurs produisant de l'électricité consiste à casser (fissionner) des noyaux lourds en éléments plus légers par absorption de neutrons. Cette réaction émet de nouveaux neutrons, de la chaleur et des rayonnements ionisants. Les neutrons produits permettent d'entretenir la réaction (en chaîne) et la chaleur générée est utilisée pour produire de la vapeur et faire tourner une turbine entraînant un alternateur produisant de l'électricité. La réaction de fission génère en (...) Articles

by QZ - about 4 hours
For weeks, Republicans and conservative commentators have been declaring the US is in a recession, warning that it’s careening towards a worst case scenario of runaway prices and cratering economic activity.Read more...

by New Yorker - about 4 hours
“There’s math, there’s science. Not gonna happen,” the ex-President said.

by CIBDI - about 4 hours
Candela Sierra est née à Ronda, en Espagne. Installée à Madrid, elle gagne sa vie comme illustratrice indépendante et professeure de dessin. Elle a étudié les Beaux-Arts à Grenade, Bruxelles et Québec. puis obtenu un Master 2 en bande dessinée à l'ÉESI d'Angoulême.
Elle a été résidente à la Fundación Antonio Gala para jóvenes creadores (2013) et bénéficiaire des aides INJUVE pour la création, grâce à laquelle son livre Lo sabes aunque no te lo he dicho sera publié en 2023 chez Astiberri. Ce livre est un (...) -
auteurs en résidence

by Courrier International - about 5 hours
Peu avant une conférence aux États-Unis, le célèbre romancier américano-britannique d’origine indienne, a été agressé au couteau, vendredi 12 août, près de Buffalo dans l’État de New York. Il était menacé de mort depuis une fatwa lancée contre lui par l’Iran en 1989. On ne connaît pas encore la gravité de ses blessures.

by Courrier International - about 5 hours
Un an s’est écoulé depuis les feux tragiques de Tizi Ouzou, en Kabylie. En proie aux flammes, la région a vu sa population endeuillée et sa végétation disparue. Dans un reportage faisant office d’état des lieux, “Reporters” revient sur la tragédie “pour qu’elle serve de leçon aujourd’hui et demain”.

by HackAdAy - about 5 hours
In honor of our recently announced 2022 Cyberdeck Contest, we decided to do things a little differently for this week’s Hack Chat. Rather than pick just one host, we looked back through the archive and selected some of the most impressive builds we’ve seen and asked their creators if they’d like to take part in a freewheeling discussion about their creations and the nascent community surrounding these bespoke computing devices.
Despite conflicting time zones and at least one international vacation, we were able to put together an impressive panel to helm this special Cyberdeck Brainstorming Hack Chat: [bootdsc] – Creator of the VirtuScope, and founder of the Cyberdeck Cafe
[Back7] –  Speaker during...

by Le Monde - about 5 hours
La vague de chaleur devrait se conclure dimanche avec des orages sur la majeure partie de la France, accompagnés de fortes précipitations localisées.

by Courrier International - about 5 hours
Athènes entend maintenir son emprise sur la nomination des responsables religieux musulmans en Thrace occidentale, dans le nord du pays, dans un contexte de regain de tensions avec Ankara autour des droits maritimes.

by New Yorker - about 5 hours
“How’s the summer reading going?”

by Toute l'Europe - about 5 hours
Deuxième région française la plus peuplée, l’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes compte 7,9 millions d’habitants. Elle figure également au troisième rang en termes de superficie. Le territoire couvre le nord des Alpes françaises à l’Est, et le nord du Massif central à l’Ouest. Il est traversé sur l’axe nord-sud par la Saône, le Rhône, la Loire et l’Allier. Avec un taux de chômage à 7 % au 4e trimestre 2020, la région retrouve un niveau proche de la fin d’année 2019, avant la crise sanitaire. Cela situe l’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes à un point en-deçà du taux de chômage national, qui est à 8 %. Son Produit intérieur brut (PIB), qui s’élève à 270 milliards, est comparable à celui du...

by BBC - about 6 hours
A decisive shift in southern Ukraine is unlikely in the coming months, says a top UK intelligence official.

by HackAdAy - about 6 hours
This week, Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Assignments Editor Kristina Panos convened in a secret location to say what we will about the choicest hacks of the past week. We kick things off by discussing the brand new Cyberdeck contest, which is the first of it’s type, but certainly won’t be the last. In other contest news, we recently announced the winners of the Hack it Back Challenge of the Hackaday Prize, which ran the gamut from bodysnatching builds to rad resto-mods and resto-recreations.
IBM’s Linkway, French edition. Très tubulaire, non?
Taking top honors in wow factor this week is [Stuff Made Here]’s jigsaw puzzle-solving robot. This monster can currently tackle small laser-cut puzzles,...

by Wired - about 6 hours
Ken and Roberta Williams, the cofounders of Sierra Online, have created a remake of the genre-defining Colossal Cave Adventure.

by Le Monde - about 6 hours
Salman Rushdie a été visé par une fatwa de l’ayatollah iranien Ruhollah Khomeyni en 1989 après la publication de ses « Versets sataniques » l’année précédente, livre que de nombreux musulmans considèrent comme blasphématoire.

by Courrier International - about 6 hours
Le volume des échanges commerciaux entre Ankara et Moscou a explosé ces derniers mois, signe d’une importante activité de transit pour aider la Russie à échapper aux sanctions internationales.

by Courrier International - about 6 hours
Des combats font rage depuis quelques jours dans la province de Chabwa entre sécessionnistes du Sud, des unités proches des Frères musulmans et des troupes des Émirats arabes unis. Tous appartiennent pourtant théoriquement au même camp, celui du tout récent Conseil présidentiel, qui avait été créé dans l’espoir de cimenter l’unité de ces différentes factions face aux rebelles houthistes.

by BBC - about 7 hours
The Rhine is a key shipping route for Germany and Europe - so what happens if it's too shallow to use?

by HackAdAy - about 7 hours
What if you could effectively prevent someone from recording your voice? This is the focus of a study by Guo et al. (2022) at Michigan State University, in which they use a dynamically calculated audio signal that effectively cancels out one’s voice in a recording device. This relies on an interesting aspect of certain micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones, which are commonly used in smartphones and other recording devices.
Pressure sensitivity of a MEMS microphone. (credit: Brian R. Elbing)
A specially crafted ultrasound signal sent to the same microphone which is recording one’s voice can result in the voice audio signal being gone on the final recording. The approach taken by the authors...

by KCRW - about 7 hours
Disney+ raises subscribers to 152 million, beating expectations, but they will charge $3 more per month for ad-free content.

by Buzzfeed - about 8 hours
You are going to sleep so restfully with these comfy $20 sleep headphones you might become too powerful for your own life.View Entire Post ›

by Wired - about 8 hours
The only thing better than a long walk on the beach is a long run. These kicks held up best against the sand.

by Wired - about 9 hours
Whether you’re biking to the office or schlepping a camera to a shoot, a laptop bag is your constant companion. These WIRED-reviewed packs do the job.

by Toute l'Europe - about 9 hours
Les écosystèmes des Alpes sont fragiles et touchés par le changement climatique : les glaciers alpins auraient perdu environ la moitié de leur volume de glace depuis 1850, selon l’Agence européenne de l’environnement (image d’illustration) - Crédits : grafxart8888 / iStock Quel est le point commun entre l’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes en France, le Piémont en Italie, le Tyrol en Autriche et le nord de la Slovénie ? Toutes ces régions font partie d’un même espace : les Alpes. Les acteurs locaux et régionaux qui partagent cette somptueuse chaîne de montagnes se sont regroupés en 2015 dans un même programme européen, baptisé “EUSALP”. EUSALP est l’une des quatre “stratégies...

by Les Décodeurs - about 9 hours
La période de sécheresse actuelle est la plus intense que le pays ait connue depuis le milieu du XXᵉ siècle.

by Les Décodeurs - about 9 hours
L’image de deux animaux sauvés des flammes et blottis l’un contre l’autre attendrit les internautes. Mais il s’agit d’un cliché pris en 2009 et le « chaton » est en fait un bébé lynx.

by Le Monde - about 10 hours
Huit incendies touchent actuellement le pays. Depuis le mois de janvier, plus de 48 500 hectares ont brûlé dans le pays, soit trois fois plus que la moyenne annuelle des dix dernières années.

by QZ - about 11 hours
African soccer is getting a new annual club competition that may generate money for participants at a scale never seen before in the continent.Read more...

by Toute l'Europe - about 11 hours
Comme lors de la pandémie de Covid-19, l’Union européenne a commandé des doses de vaccin pour lutter contre le virus - Crédits : Cristian Storto Fotografia / iStock Apparue début mai sur le continent européen, la variole du singe s’est depuis propagée à l’ensemble des Etats membres. En peu de temps, l’Europe est même devenue l’épicentre de l’épidémie, selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). L’institution a depuis déclaré que le virus constituait une “urgence de santé publique de portée internationale”. D’où vient l’épidémie et comment s’est-elle propagée ? Si peu de gens en avait entendu parler avant 2022, l’apparition du virus responsable de la maladie...

by BBC - about 11 hours
The animal was found incapacitated after consuming hallucinogenic rhododendron honey.

by Paul Jorion - about 11 hours
Le 12 août 2022 : The Guardian : Le FBI a fouillé le domicile de Trump à Mar-a-Lago pour trouver des documents secret-défense sur les armes nucléaires – rapport
La présence présumée de tels documents pourrait expliquer pourquoi le ministre de la Justice des États-Unis a ordonné à des agents du FBI de pénétrer dans la maison d’un ancien président.
Le 9 août 2022 : Vidéo – La chute de la météorite Trump « Qu’est-ce qui justifie que dans un pays où la moitié de la population – allez, disons 30 à 40% de la population – vont crier au coup d’État et à la tyrannie si le Ministère de la Justice vient perquisitionner chez un ancien Président ? Il faut qu’il y ait des...