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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 - 2022-05-26 05:05
A lack of gun control in response to school shootings in the US has created a new "normal" for students. It's sickening.View Entire Post ›

by Buzzfeed - 2022-05-26 04:15
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by QZ - about 15 minutes
I shouldn’t be writing this. Shouldn’t be writing it because my eyes are still red, my stomach still a pit. Shouldn’t be writing because I have no special claim to this latest mass shooting other than being a heartbroken mother in America.When I got the first news alert of the shooting at Robb Elementary, the photos of Sandy Hook first graders flashed through my mind, their beautiful smiles—teeth missing, just like my oldest. I was in the newsroom when Newtown happened; I sent those alerts.The first major mass shooting I helped cover as a journalist was Virginia Tech, but so many happened since and they all seemed to follow the same hellish script. Sandy Hook, it briefly seemed, would be different....

by New Yorker - about 40 minutes
The political theorist’s latest undertaking is to make the case for liberalism amid various accounts of its decline.

by The Verge - about 45 minutes
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft landing under parachutes in the New Mexico desert | Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls After spending a little less than a week at the space station, Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, returned to Earth this afternoon, landing intact with the help of parachutes and airbags in the New Mexico desert. The successful touchdown brings an end to a crucial test flight for Starliner, one that showcased the vehicle’s ability to launch to space, dock with the station, and then return home safely.
Shaped like a gumdrop, Boeing’s Starliner capsule was built in partnership with NASA in order to launch the agency’s astronauts to and from the International Space Station,...

by Hiram - about 59 minutes
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by The Verge - about 1 hour
Sony’s annual Days of Play usually brings sizable discounts. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony’s annual Days of Play promotion has kicked off once again, offering many quality discounts on PlayStation games and accessories. In the past, this event has even seen the launch of limited edition consoles, but that feels like a distant memory now — much like easily buying a console without an online queue. The good news is that you can save on some recent releases, like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, as well as Sony’s first discount across the full line of colorful DualSense controllers. These deals run through June 8th, with some accessory discounts lasting through June 11th or once they sell...

by The Verge - about 2 hours
Much easier than the format painter. | Image: Google Google Docs is getting an absolutely lovely feature that could cut down a lot of busywork when it comes to properly formatting your document: the ability to select multiple sections of text at once. If you’ve got two sentences separated by a heading, or want to apply the same effect to three different words throughout a paragraph, you can now do so by simply selecting the text all at once, and applying your changes.
Selecting multiple text sections is extremely simple: select the first bit of text however you would normally, then press either the Command (⌘) or Control key, depending on whether you’re using a Mac or Windows machine. Keep holding it...

by Hiram - about 2 hours
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by Hiram - about 2 hours
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by io9 - about 2 hours
Image: Warner Bros.As we’ve already discussed today, J.J. Abrams is a busy man. Between producing the next Star Trek and Mission: Impossible movies, along with whatever he’s got going on for Warner Bros., the man’s got quite a few projects he’s attached to serve as an executive producer on. Lest you think he would slow down, he’s now adding an adaptation of Speed Racer to his packed schedule.Reported by Variety, Abrams will serve as EP through his Bad Robot banner on a new, live-action version of the 1960s anime, itself based on Tatsuo Yoshida’s manga Mach GoGoGo. This’ll be the second time the series has been adapted for live action, with the previous version being the cult-beloved 2008...

by The Verge - yesterday at 23:58
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter will pay $150 million to settle a privacy lawsuit with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement, announced today, covers a complaint that Twitter deceptively used members’ email addresses and phone numbers for targeted advertising. On top of the fine, Twitter must also accept audits of its data privacy program among other restrictions.
The legal filing claims that Twitter misrepresented its policies to users between 2013 and 2019, violating both the FTC Act and an order from a previous settlement in 2011. The company encouraged users to add a phone number or email address to enable security measures like two-factor...

by The Verge - yesterday at 23:57
Image: Sony Sony’s correcting what it says was a “technical error” that resulted in users being charged a higher than expected price to upgrade to one of the new PlayStation Plus tiers. As the revamped subscription service went live in Asia on May 23rd, some users were reporting anyone trying to upgrade from a subscription they’d purchased at a discount was faced with paying back what they’d saved initially, plus the upgrade price for a new tier. Essentially, in order for consumers to take advantage of the shiny new PlayStation Plus, Sony was gonna get all their money.
There was also a similar situation happening for people who “stacked” PS Now subscriptions. PS Now, which allows streaming of...

by Le Monde - yesterday at 23:52
« Les troupes russes ont avancé et sont si proches qu’elles peuvent tirer au mortier » sur la ville, a rapporté sur Telegram Serhi Haïdaï, le gouverneur de la région de Louhansk. Dans le même temps Vladimir Poutine signe un décret et envoi des passeports aux régions conquises ou sous contrôle prorusse.

by Le Monde - yesterday at 23:36
L’Espagnol, arrivé à Paris sans le moindre titre sur terre battue cette saison, s’est facilement défait du Français au deuxième tour, mercredi.

by QZ - yesterday at 23:27
The mass shootings that occurred this month in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York had several things in common. The shooters were both 18 years old, both used semi-automatic weapons, and both were wearing tactical gear.Salvador Ramos, the attacker in Uvalde, muscled his way past a school police officer and into an elementary school wearing a “tactical vest carrier,” Texas police lieutenant Christopher Olivarez told reporters. On May 15, Payton S. Gendron killed 13 people at a Buffalo supermarket while wearing body armor, tactical gear, and a helmet. Ramos took 21 lives, 19 of them young children. Gendron, who targeted Black people and was shot at and hit by a retired police officer on the scene, killed...

by New Yorker - yesterday at 23:25
At the start of the pandemic, the Trump Administration invoked an obscure provision called Title 42 to effectively stop migration. Even as other COVID restrictions are lifted, anti-immigration politicians insist that it remain in place.

by BBC - yesterday at 23:13
A boy who loved to dance and a teacher who shielded students from the gunman are among those killed.
by New Yorker - yesterday at 22:44
A fellow former hostage visits Cambodia to talk about the struggle to recover from a harrowing shared experience.

by io9 - yesterday at 22:38
Gif: LucasfilmBill Murray said it in 1978 and we’re still saying it today: “Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Give me those Star Wars! Don’t let them end.” Star Wars is everywhere these days, with movies and TV shows alike in the works from Disney and Lucasfilm. This article will give you the most up to date Star Wars release dates so you know exactly when every single new Star Wars movie or Disney+ show will be in your eyeballs.May has been a huge month for Star Wars news. It began on May 4 (when else?) with a brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer to watch and dissect. We celebrated the 45th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope on May 25. And in the lead up to Star Wars Celebration on May 26, a new...

by Le Monde - yesterday at 22:00
Les juges estiment que le maillot de bain non près du corps s’affranchit de la règle commune, ce qui remet en cause la neutralité du service public. Les avocats de la ville font appel.

by io9 - yesterday at 22:00
Image: Dropout TVWith each new season, Dropout’s Dimension 20 series takes viewers on a new adventure, played through either Dungeons & Dragons or another tabletop RPG. After going to space with the recently concluded Starstruck Odyssey, the popular webseries is pivoting to vampires for season 13.Announced earlier today, Coffin Run is a comedic road trip focused on four members of Dracula’s entourage, dubbed in the trailer as the “Fang Gang.” After the dark lord goes and gets himself almost killed, it falls to them to transport him back to his hometown in Transylvania to heal up. After all, if Dracula dies, then they all die, an experience that none of them are keen on experiencing. The cast is mostly...

by io9 - yesterday at 21:30
Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)Bad Robot, the production company where director and producer J.J. Abrams serves as co-CEO, is under scrutiny at Warner Bros. Discovery, according to sources who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter. The issue at hand appears to be a lack of return on Bad Robot’s $250 million deal with Warner Bros., which was signed back in 2019.A chunk of that deal has apparently gone toward Abrams’ sci-fi series Demimonde, which is intended for Warner Bros.’ streaming service HBO Max. As THR notes, “Abrams’ Bad Robot is eyeing a spend that’s north of $200 million. For comparison, the budget for HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is less than $200...

by New Yorker - yesterday at 21:20
Democrats have tried to keep up with Republican gerrymandering—and everyone is losing.

by KCRW - yesterday at 21:00
An 18-year-old used a rifle to fatally shoot at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. 
Those who died included 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, whose grandmother told ABC News that her grandson was the life of the party and loved making TikTok videos with his mother; 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza, whose father told the New York Times that his daughter loved Play-Doh, was full of life and jokes and smiles; 10-year-old Jose Flores, Jr., who loved baseball and video games, and received an honor roll award just hours before his murder; and fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles, who reportedly died trying to protect her students.
To process the grief and trauma, KCRW turns to...

by KCRW - yesterday at 21:00
Amid the news of the leaked Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, a 25-year-old George Carlin’s routine — about abortion, the death penalty, and more — went viral. Known for his caustic social and political commentary, his comedy is the subject of a new HBO documentary called “George Carlin’s American Dream.” KCRW talks to its directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio.
Carlin died in 2008, but Apatow says much of what Carlin says rings true today. He says his intentions as a comedian were to not only entertain, but  to let people know he was thinking. 
“He warned people about the danger of neglecting the environment. He told people about financial interests controlling the...

by KCRW - yesterday at 21:00
As mass killings keep happening in America, they send people into their predictable political corners. Democrats push for gun restrictions and assault rifle bans. Republicans insist that more gun regulation won’t work, and it’s better to add more security at schools or arm teachers. What solutions could actually work? 

by New Yorker - yesterday at 20:43
Anxiety shrouds a routine activity.

by HackAdAy - yesterday at 20:30
Living and working in a remote rain forest may sound idyllic to those currently stuck in bland suburbia, and to be sure it does have plenty of perks. One of the downsides, though, is getting new materials and equipment to that remote location. For that reason, [Digital Naturalism Laboratories], also known as [Dinalab], has to reuse or recycle as much as they can, including their scraps of acrylic leftover from their laser cutter.
The process might seem straightforward, but getting it to actually work and not burn the acrylic took more than a few tries. Acrylic isn’t as thermoplastic as other plastics so it is much harder to work with, and it took some refining of the process. But once the details were ironed...

by Courrier International - yesterday at 20:30
Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée russe redouble d’efforts dans le Donbass et progresse peu à peu. En Occident, certaines voix appellent déjà à un gel du conflit. Une solution impensable pour le gouvernement ukrainien, qui assure préparer la riposte.

by Le Monde - yesterday at 20:01
L’adolescent avait écrit sur Facebook, dans des messages privés, qu’il allait s’attaquer à une école. Il avait acheté deux fusils semi-automatiques et 375 balles juste après avoir fêté son 18e anniversaire. Le puissant lobby pro-armes, la NRA, dénonce « l’acte d’un criminel isolé et dérangé ».

by Courrier International - yesterday at 20:00
Quel rêve trop longtemps différé pourrais-tu maintenant réaliser ?

by Wired - yesterday at 19:59
Mifepristone and misoprostol are a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy, but many people around the world still don’t know these drugs exist.

by Le Monde - yesterday at 19:57
Lors d’une conférence de presse, mercredi, les représentants de la gauche pour les législatives ont détaillé leur proposition alternative, à l’heure où le gouvernement d’Elisabeth Borne prépare une loi sur le sujet.

by Torrentfreak - yesterday at 19:57
This week marked the 10th anniversary of Google’s important decision to begin publishing DMCA takedown notices sent to the company.
Over the last decade, online platforms including Twitter, Wikipedia, Medium and Github joined this transparency movement by submitting their notices to the Lumen Database. This archive not only allows rightsholders to monitor trends relevant to them, but also shines light on how copyright can be abused to impede the free flow of information.
A DMCA notice we’re highlighting today is available thanks to Github’s transparency. The notice, sent by anti-piracy company Irdeto on behalf of Blizzard Entertainment, is verifiably legitimate and addresses a genuine case of copyright...

by Courrier International - yesterday at 19:55
“The Washington Post” a recueilli les récits de proches et de camarades de classe de Salvador Rolando Ramos, l’adolescent de 18 ans qui a tué 19 enfants et 2 adultes dans une école primaire, le 24 mai.

by QZ - yesterday at 19:37
Gun and ammo stocks tend to rise after the most widely-covered mass shootings. Today was no exception. Shares of top gun and ammunition companies soared the morning after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left at least 20 people dead.Investors anticipate that the violence—and the political rhetoric about gun control that inevitably follows—will prompt more people to buy guns and stock up on ammunition. It’s true gun sales typically rise after a mass shooting as more people arm themselves, ostensibly, to defend themselves against future shooters (although there’s no clear evidence that using a gun in self-defense reduces the likelihood of being injured in an attack). Others rush to buy guns in...

by BBC - yesterday at 19:03
Stricter gun control in the US is unlikely despite the grief and anger, the BBC's Sarah Smith writes.

by HackAdAy - yesterday at 19:00
I’ll confess. Although printf-style debugging has a bad rep, I find myself turning to it on occasion. Sure, printf is expensive and brings in a lot of code, but if you have the space and time to use it while debugging you can always remove it before you are finished. However, what if you don’t have an output device or you are using it for something else? If you are using most modern ARM chips, you have another option — a dedicated output channel that is used for several things, including debugging output. I decided I wanted to try that on the Blackpill running mbed, and found out it isn’t as easy as you might think. But it is possible, and when you are done reading, you’ll be able to do it,...

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 18:52
Laurent Gaudé, écrivain et dramaturge, auteur de “Nous, l’Europe, banquet des peuples” À LIRE AUSSIQuand le théâtre percute : “Qui sommes-nous, nous les Européens ?” Thibault Vinçon – acteur et comédien dans “Nous, l’Europe, banquet des peuples” À LIRE AUSSIThibault Vinçon : “l’Union européenne est fille de l’histoire du continent européen” Pascal Lamy – Directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce de 2005 à 2013. Président du Forum de Paris sur la Paix depuis 2019 Ulrike Guerot – Politologue allemande Valérie Drezet-Humez – Cheffe de la représentation permanente de la Commission européenne à Paris Arnaud Ngatcha – Adjoint à la Mairie de...

by Courrier International - yesterday at 18:44
Le Premier ministre a participé à neuf des quinze événements examinés par la haute fonctionnaire Sue Gray dans son enquête administrative. Mais les conclusions publiées le 25 mai n’apportent pas réellement de nouveaux éléments, constate la presse britannique.

by QZ - yesterday at 18:41
Twenty-three years ago, members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) were forced to confront the optics of holding their annual meeting just days after a mass school shooting in Columbine, Colorado had horrified the US and the world.“At that same period where they’re going to be burying these children, we’re going to be having media…trying to run through the exhibit hall, looking at kids fondling firearms, which is going to be a horrible, horrible, horrible juxtaposition,” NRA lobbyist Jim Baker said in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, according to private recordings published by NPR last year.That same horrible juxtaposition—images of dead children contrasted with the...

by QZ - yesterday at 18:34
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by BBC - yesterday at 18:28
Severodonetsk under constant shelling but a vital artery into the city is still open, Ukraine says.

by Courrier International - yesterday at 18:23
Tenir une pancarte avec des astérisques, brandir un paquet de jambon ou s’afficher avec un exemplaire de “Guerre et Paix” : voilà trois motifs suffisants pour faire l’objet d’une arrestation en Russie. Dans cette vidéo traduite par “Courrier international”, le “Wall Street Journal” montre comment le Kremlin réprime toute forme de contestation − même supposée − de sa population au sujet de la guerre en Ukraine.

by Usbek & Rica - yesterday at 18:15
Vous scrollez votre playlist favorite sur votre smartphone à la recherche de vos morceaux préférés parmi des millions de titres disponibles que vous écoutez avec des écouteurs sans fil. Il y a à peine un siècle, pour écouter vos morceaux favoris, vous n'auriez eu d'autre choix que de l'écouter sur les premiers phonographes. Vous comprenez alors à quel point l'expérience de la musique a opéré une transformation vertigineuse. Usbek & Rica était aux premières Rencontres de l’Innovation dans la musique organisées à Caen par le Centre national de la musique (CNM) le 17 mai pour faire l'état des lieux de cette relation fusionnelle entre innovation et musique.

by Wired - yesterday at 18:13
Today, AI can take control of characters in Minecraft. Soon, it could help you control your whole computer.

by France Inter - yesterday at 18:09
Quelques heures après une nouvelle tuerie de masse dans une école du Texas, le président américain Joe Biden a exhorté à un "sursaut" concernant la régulation des armes à feu dans le pays. Selon une ONG de référence, elles ont causé 119 décès par jour depuis le début de l'année 2022, dans le pays.

by Goalcast - yesterday at 18:00
Obi-Wan Kenobi is not only a Jedi Master, he's also a master with words, responsible for some of the best quotes in Star Wars.
The post 12 Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes to Make You More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine appeared first on Goalcast.

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 17:45
Les informations présentées sur cette page, valables au 25/05/2022, sont susceptibles d’évoluer. Le texte et la carte sont intégralement mis à jour de manière hebdomadaire. Outre l’Union européenne, le Royaume-Uni et les pays de l’Espace économique européen sont également couverts dans cet article. La Commission européenne a proposé le 17 mars 2021 la mise en place d’un certificat numérique commun afin de faciliter les déplacements en Europe. Depuis le 1er juillet, ce “pass sanitaire européen” permet de prouver qu’une personne est vaccinée contre le Covid, qu’elle a été testée négative ou qu’elle a connu une guérison de la maladie.  Tous les pays de l’Union européenne...

by France Inter - yesterday at 17:44
Le ministère de l'Intérieur a publié la liste officielle des candidats aux élections législatives des 12 et 19 juin prochains. Noms, prénoms, âges, professions... France Inter a passé au crible les 6293 candidats en lice pour le premier tour.

by HackAdAy - yesterday at 17:30
Golf is a sport that has always enjoyed a good gadget or eight. Whether it’s something to measure the wind, or the latest putter guaranteed to save your game, golf enthusiasts have always flocked to such toys. [Nick O’Hara] has something that might just be a little too exciting for the golf set, though, in the form of his golf club launcher.
The golf club launcher essentially takes the role of a normal golf bag, with a rotating magazine containing all the necessary clubs for a day out on the green. The magazine is rotated into position on request, and the required club is launched out towards the player thanks to a pneumatic cylinder fired at 120 psi. A compressor in the base keeps the system charged with...

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 17:10
Enrico Letta au bar du Théâtre de l’Atelier à Paris, le 19 mai 2022, avant de participer à la pièce de théâtre “Nous l’Europe, banquet des peuples” en tant que grand témoin - Crédits : Toute l’Europe Cette vaste fresque politique qui revient sur les grands événements de l’histoire de l’Europe inclut maintenant la guerre en Ukraine. A cette occasion, l’actuel secrétaire du Parti démocrate italien et président de l’Institut Jacques Delors nous livre son regard sur l’actualité qui secoue le continent depuis le mois de février et sur les perspectives d’élargissement de l’Union européenne. À LIRE AUSSIQuand le théâtre percute : “Qui sommes-nous, nous les...

by KCRW - yesterday at 17:00
David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 25, 2022.

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 16:51
Les informations présentées sur cette page, valables au 25/05/2022, sont susceptibles d’évoluer. Depuis que la pandémie de Covid-19 a touché le continent européen début 2020, les mesures de restriction prises par les Etats membres ont évolué au rythme de sa propagation. Alors que les confinements, les couvre-feux et la fermeture de nombreux établissements ont d’abord marqué la plupart des pays européens, les progrès de la vaccination ont peu à peu permis d’assouplir, dans l’ensemble, ces restrictions sanitaires. Si la majorité des lieux de vie ont alors pu rouvrir en Europe, le nombre de contaminations continue d’évoluer à la hausse ou à la baisse selon les pays et les périodes de...

by Toute l'Europe - yesterday at 16:44
Les informations présentées sur cette page, valables au 25/05/2022, sont susceptibles d’évoluer. La pandémie de Covid-19 perdure en Europe, tout comme les mesures sanitaires pour la contenir. L’une d’elles s’est un temps généralisée sur le Vieux Continent : le pass sanitaire. Assoupli en France et dans de nombreux pays, ce document conditionne encore l’accès à certains lieux (restaurants, cinémas, salles de sport…) dans certains Etats membres. Celui-ci atteste d’une vaccination contre le Covid-19, d’une guérison de la maladie ou d’un dépistage négatif récent. Dans d’autres, un pass vaccinal a été instauré : seules les preuves de vaccination ou de rétablissement sont alors...