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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 Buzzfeed - 2022-06-30 17:01
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by Buzzfeed - 2022-06-30 16:01
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by Buzzfeed - 2022-06-30 15:16
"My husband bought harmonicas for our kids, and now I need to find a new family."View Entire Post ›

by Wired - about 22 minutes
As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving.

by Wired - about 22 minutes
China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.”

by Wired - about 22 minutes
Plus: Google issues fixes for Android bugs, and Cisco, Citrix, SAP, WordPress, and more issue major patches for enterprise systems.

by Wired - about 22 minutes
Scientists show how microbes living in a salty spring near the North Pole might resemble those that could have survived on the Red Planet—or in ocean worlds.

by Wired - about 22 minutes
The movie takes itself far more seriously than the George Saunders story at its core.

by Toute l'Europe - about 37 minutes
Les informations présentées sur cette page, valables au 30/06/2022, 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. Avec la diminution des contaminations de Covid-19 en Europe depuis le début de l’année, les Etats ont progressivement abandonné les restrictions sanitaires à leur entrée. Depuis la France, seuls Malte et le Portugal continuent d’imposer des conditions modérées pour accéder à leur territoire. Certaines compagnies aériennes peuvent imposer des mesures de contrôle supplémentaires pour...

by Toute l'Europe - about 37 minutes
Les objectifs de la PFUE étaient jugés ambitieux, mais le bilan est positif six mois plus tard, avec “un total de 130 accords obtenus” - Crédits : ALDE Party / Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 “Malgré l’irruption de la guerre sur le continent, la France est parvenue à dérouler l’entièreté de l’agenda prévu fin 2021. Elle estime avoir atteint 97 % de ses objectifs”, introduisent Les Echos. Si la PFUE “a été marquée par la guerre en Ukraine”, “les partenaires de la France saluent l’adoption d’importants textes législatifs et du progrès sur des sujets de négociations clés”, poursuit France inter. “Organisé autour de trois axes - renforcer la souveraineté européenne, définir...

by The Verge - about 41 minutes
Amazon sponsors LGBTQ issues in the US, including this Pride float from NYC in 2018. | Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images Amazon has restricted search results and inventory related to LGBTQ topics in the United Arab Emirates after being pressured to do so by the government, reports The New York Times. Same-sex relationships and sex acts are illegal in the UAE, and are punishable by fines and imprisonment. A number of books related to LGBTQ topics were removed from sale in the UAE (including Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist and Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir), and search results have been hidden for more than 150 keywords. These include broad search terms like “lgbtq” and “pride,” as well as targeted...

by BBC - about 1 hour
Yair Lapid will take over until polls in November, with Benjamin Netanyahu aiming to return to power.

by Torrentfreak - about 1 hour
Over the past several years, The Football Association Premier League has been working hard to combat the availability of illegal match streams broadcast over the Internet.
Pirate IPTV services, web-based streaming sites, and a smörgåsbord of infringing apps all create issues for the world’s most famous football league. From a practical standpoint, it’s impossible to shut them all down. Instead, the Premier League employs a strategy to make it appear they’ve been shut down in the hope it will achieve a similar result.
Working closely with UK-based anti-piracy company Friend MTS, the Premier League uses a number of interesting techniques to detect where pirate streams are coming from and then passes this...

by QZ - about 1 hour
Good morning, Quartz readers!Here’s what you need to knowUS Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer is retiring. Joe Biden’s nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in today and take his seat on the bench. Read the rest of this story on Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

by New Yorker - about 1 hour
I never saw Dad again, but I was having too much fun to dwell on his disappearance for long.

by New Yorker - about 1 hour
For years, Kathy Lee, a professor at an evangelical university, kept her sexual identity a secret. Then she decided to come out.

by Goalcast - about 1 hour
Instead of placing an order, one TikToker surprised her barista with money for a car.
The post TikToker Pulls Into Starbucks Drive-Thru – Asks Struggling Barista a Question That Changes His Life appeared first on Goalcast.

by Courrier International - about 1 hour
Une nouvelle loi va permettre au ministère de l’Immigration de renforcer sa capacité à sélectionner les demandeurs de résidence permanente à partir du système Entrée express. Objectif : répondre aux besoins pressants de main-d’œuvre.

by Courrier International - about 2 hours
Début juillet 2021, un incendie avait détruit 90 % de ce village du sud de la Colombie-Britannique. Depuis, Lytton n’a toujours pas été reconstruit, et les experts s’inquiètent pour la suite, rapporte la presse canadienne.

by Les Décodeurs - about 2 hours
EN UN GRAPHIQUE – Le mois de juillet est synonyme de vacances, de Tour de France et souvent de sieste digestive devant la Grande Boucle. Grâce à notre guide, conciliez repos et intérêt sportif.

by The Verge - about 2 hours
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Developers of apps released in Apple’s South Korean App Store no longer have to use the company’s own in-app payment system, the iPhone maker has announced in a developer update. Instead, developers will be able to take payments using the third-party service providers pre-approved by Apple.
The change comes in response to an amendment to South Korea’s Telecommunications Business Act passed last year, which prevents large platform holders like Apple and Google from forcing developers to use their first-party in-app payment systems. Both Apple and Google opposed the legislation, with Apple arguing that it would make it harder for its users to manage their purchases,...

by BBC - about 2 hours
He says Hong Kong has "risen from the ashes" but critics accuse China of crushing the main freedoms.

by Le Monde - about 2 hours
Quelques jours après des perquisitions menées aux domiciles de plusieurs de ses membres, l’hôtel et les véhicules de la formation cycliste bahreïnie ont fait l’objet d’une perquisition, jeudi, au Danemark.

by QZ - about 2 hours
Today, Rwanda is a melting pot of official languages. Although more than 99% of Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda—a Bantu language and the country’s mother-tongue—Rwanda has three other official languages: French, English, and Swahili.How did the Central African nation end up with four official languages? Looking at the country’s language policies and history can help us to decode the linguistic trends. As a researcher in these fields, I’ve found that though transitions have overlapped, and that various languages are now used interchangeably, Rwanda’s melting pot of languages has also brought various benefits.Rwanda’s colonial historyRead the rest of this story on Become a member to get...

by Le Monde - about 2 hours
Les combats terrestres se concentrent autour de la raffinerie de Lyssytchansk, alors que Vladimir Poutine a accusé l’OTAN et les pays occidentaux de chercher à « affirmer leurs ambitions impérialistes » à travers le conflit.

by HackAdAy - about 2 hours
News just in from the folks at Raspberry Pi: the newest version of their Pico has WiFi and is called, obviously, the Pico W. We were going to get our hands on a sample unit and kick its tires, but it’s stuck in customs. Boo! So until it shows up, here’s what we can glean from the press releases and documentation.
The Pico is, of course, the Raspberry Pi microcontroller dev board based on their RP2040 microcontroller. This in turn has two Cortex M0+ cores and a good chunk of onboard RAM, which has made it a popular target for MicroPython. They had some extra real estate on the PCB, so they’ve added an Infineon CYW43439 WiFi chip, and voila: Pico W.
As of now, the WiFi is supported in both the C SDK and...

by The Verge - about 2 hours
I-81 in Syracuse was responsible for the displacement of hundreds of Black residents when it was built in the 1960s. | Image: Getty Images The Biden administration announced a $1 billion effort to rectify racist infrastructure decisions of the past, such as highways that were built by bulldozing Black communities. The program, which the Department of Transportation is calling “Reconnecting Communities,” will in some cases tear down highways that were built with the expressed purpose of creating physical barriers between mostly Black and minority communities. Other projects will focus on building new infrastructure, like greenways to promote cycling and walking or transit programs, like rapid bus lines to...

by QZ - about 2 hours
Startup tracker, Africa: The Big Deal’s figures show that since 2019, west African startups have hauled in $4.2 billion, representing 41% of the total funds logged in Africa in that period.“Startups in the region have attracted more funding than in northern and eastern Africa combined during the period,” its weekly analysis read in part.This is in part thanks to Nigeria which gobbled up over 86% of the funds raised in west Africa, during the period, making the populous nation the continent’s most vibrant VC market.Read the rest of this story on Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

by CIBDI - about 3 hours
Venez profiter du vernissage de l'exposition "Fabcaro sur la colline" au musée de la bande dessinée ! expositions, food trucks, DJset... une belle soirée d'été pour toute la famille ! -
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by Toute l'Europe - about 3 hours
Le Premier ministre espagnol Pedro Sánchez a accueilli les 30 pays membres de l’Otan à Madrid du 28 au 30 juin, dont le président des Etats-Unis Joe Biden - Crédits : Otan Réunis en sommet à Madrid, les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement des pays membres de l’Otan ont adopté le nouveau “concept stratégique” de l’Alliance. “La Fédération de Russie constitue la menace la plus importante et la plus directe pour la sécurité des Alliés et pour la paix et la stabilité dans la zone euro-atlantique”, peut-on lire dans ce document destiné à définir les activités politiques et militaires de l’Otan pour les 10 prochaines années. La Chine est pour la première fois mentionnée dans le...

by The Verge - about 3 hours
Samsung employees hold up 3nm wafers at the company’s production line. | Image: Samsung Samsung has started producing 3nm chips, beating rival chip manufacturer TSMC to the more power efficient fabrication process, Bloomberg reports. TSMC’s 3nm process isn’t expected to go into mass production until the second half of 2022. Samsung says the new fabrication process is 45 percent more power efficient than its previous 5nm process, has 23 percent higher performance, and 16 percent smaller surface area. In the future, it hopes its second generation 3nm process can reduce power consumption and size by 50 percent and 35 percent respectively, and increase performance by 30 percent.
The announcement is a key...

by Le Monde - about 3 hours
Le parquet de Paris a ouvert une enquête préliminaire pour tentative de viol contre le ministre des solidarités, après le dépôt d’une plainte par une femme, la troisième à l’accuser d’agression sexuelle.

by Courrier International - about 3 hours
À l’approche des fêtes du bicentenaire de l’indépendance du Brésil, le 7 septembre prochain, le président Jair Bolsonaro a obtenu des autorités portugaises le prêt de la relique du premier souverain du pays, qui régna au début du XIXe siècle. Mais les motivations du dirigeant d’extrême droite posent question.

by Courrier International - about 3 hours
En Égypte, une étudiante a été poignardée en plein jour par un prétendant dont elle refusait les avances. Son assassin a été condamné à mort après un procès expéditif. Ce féminicide a eu un écho considérable dans l’ensemble du Moyen-Orient et a relancé le débat sur les violences faites aux femmes.

by Courrier International - about 4 hours
Gestion du Covid, préférence nationale à l’embauche et sentiment anti-étrangers plus fort que jamais : autant de raisons qui peuvent conduire les expatriés à choisir d’autres destinations.

by Korben - about 4 hours
— Article rédigé en partenariat avec WebAnyOne — Mautic c’est quoi ? Aujourd’hui, j’aimerais vous présenter un logiciel libre dont on parle trop peu à mon goût : Mautic. Alors Mautic c’est quoi ? Et bien il s’agit d’un logiciel libre et gratuit permettant de faire ce qui s’appelle du « marketing automation » (automatisation marketing). L’automatisation marketing permet d’automatiser les tâches répétitives telles que le marketing par e-mail, la publication sur les médias sociaux et parfois les campagnes publicitaires. L’objectif est de gagner du temps et d’être plus efficace. C’est très utilisé par les grosses sociétés, mais un peu moins par les indépendantes et...

by Korben - about 4 hours
Si vous passez beaucoup de temps dans votre boite mail, vous aimez sûrement recevoir des petites newsletters bien fraîches comme la mienne. Mais pour aller encore plus loin, il existe un service nommé MailBrew qui permet de concevoir votre newsletter à la demande. Ainsi, vous structurez votre résumé d’actu quotidien avec différents modules. Vous pouvez ajouter la date du jour, la météo, votre agenda, puis commencer à agrémenter de résumés d’actu en provenance de YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, mais également de n’importe quel podcast ou flux RSS. Vous saupoudrez d’un peu de cours de crypto, de Google news et de vidéos YouTube et hop, vous choisissez une heure d’envoi et surtout une...

by BBC - about 5 hours
Salah Abdeslam and 19 others convicted over the 2015 attacks which killed 130 people across Paris.

by Journal du Lapin - about 5 hours
En octobre dernier, je parlais de la dernière campagne du retour du Nabaztag, avec le financement d’une nouvelle carte NFC pour remplacer cette d’origine du Nabaztag(tag) (ou pour en ajouter une dans un Nabaztag). Et la mienne est arrivée. D’un point de vue pratique, j’ai donc reçu une carte NFC (pour remplacer l’originale) et dix tags NFC décoré avec la tête du lapin. L’installation dans mon Nabaztag(tag) était simple : j’ai ouvert le lapin (quatre vis sous la base), dévissé la carte originale (deux vis) et mis la nouvelle carte à sa place. Simple, rapide. C’est un peu plus long pour un modèle de première génération (qui n’a pas de NFC au départ) mais c’est bien expliqué...

by BBC - about 6 hours
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr succeeds Rodrigo Duterte after a historic election win in May.

by Le Monde - about 6 hours
Le député de Seine-Saint-Denis, membre de la Nupes, l’a emporté jeudi face à son concurrent du Rassemblement national, Jean-Philippe Tanguy. La majorité obtient la présidence des sept autres commissions permanentes.

by HackAdAy - about 6 hours
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but the most likely eventual conclusion of changing it from one form or another will be relatively useless heat. For those that workout with certain gym equipment, the change from chemical energy to heat is direct and completely wasted for anything other than keeping in shape. [Oliver] wanted to add a step in the middle to recover some of this energy, though, and built some gym equipment with a built-in generator.
Right now he has started with the obvious exercise bike stand, which lends itself to being converted to a generator quite easily. It already had a fairly rudimentary motor-like apparatus in it in order to provide mechanical resistance, so at first glance it...

by Buzzfeed - about 7 hours
An ingenious table / cooler combo, some cozy string lights, an inflatable pool, and other things that'll give your patio a major level up.View Entire Post ›

by Goalcast - about 7 hours
Social media has amplified vanity to historic levels.
The post How Much Vanity Is Healthy? You May Be Shocked By The Answer appeared first on Goalcast.

by Le Monde - about 8 hours
Si l’accusé a été condamné à la peine la plus lourde du code pénal, ce n’est pas pour l’assassinat de 130 civils. En droit, seule la tentative de meurtres sur des policiers commise par ses complices au Bataclan justifiait la perpétuité réelle.

by BBC - about 8 hours
According to US intelligence assessments, Russia's invasion is likely to grind on for some time.

by The Verge - about 9 hours
Image: Substack Substack is the latest tech company to announce layoffs, with the company’s CEO Chris Best tweeting on Wednesday that he’s letting 13 workers go. According to Axios, that’s around 14 percent of Substack’s workforce. In his letter and follow-up tweets, Best cites “market conditions” as the reason behind the layoffs.
He also admits that the move may be a surprise to some employees. “Not so long ago, I told you all that our plan was to grow the team and not do layoffs,” he says, also noting that the company is “still hiring for specific key roles” and has money saved. However, Best says that the company needs to change tactics, as it could be facing “an extended period”...

by HackAdAy - about 9 hours
How can a few grams of battery, geared motor, and some nifty materials get a jumping robot over 30 meters into the air? It wasn’t by copying a grasshopper, kangaroo, or an easily scared kitty. How was it done, then?
It’s been observed that of all the things that are possible in nature, out of all the wonderful mechanisms, fluid and aerodynamics, and chemistry, there’s one thing that is so far undiscovered in a living thing: continuous rotation. Yes, that’s right, the simple act of going roundy-round is unique to mechanical devices rather than biological organisms. And when it comes to jumping robots, biomimicry can only go so far.
With this distinct mechanical advantage in mind, [Elliot Hawkes] of the...

by io9 - about 11 hours
Image: Disney Parks and ExperiencesYes, you read that headline correctly: a $5,ooo drink. It comes served in a camtono, the bounty hunter accessory container most recently featured on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett—which you can find it on Ebay for far less. So why is this drink, served only on the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Wish, so special?Camtono aside, that’s still a mystery—as are the ingredients in the drink, dubbed “the Kaiburr Crystal,” which, again, goes for $5,000 and can only be ordered if you already happen to be sailing aboard the Wish. Star Wars fans with money to burn in this economy can take a taste of what one could assume to be rejuvenating Grogu blood for...

by New Yorker - about 12 hours
A community near Scottsdale, Arizona, is running out of water. Amid the finger-pointing, the real question is: how many developments will be next?

by New Yorker - about 12 hours
“Using ketchup is a disgrace, and it should never be allowed to happen in our country,” the former President said.

by HackAdAy - about 12 hours
While some decent lasers are out there for under $400 USD, they tend to be a little small. What if you wanted something a little nicer but didn’t want to jump to the $2,000 category? The answer for [Owen Schafer] was to build it with parts he had lying around and a few strategic purchases.
While he was initially planning on using a diode laser, doing anything more than engraving is tricky. He purchased a cheap 40 W CO2 laser tube, but it meant that he needed water cooling, mirrors, and more complex stuff that a diode doesn’t need. The frame is aluminum extrusion held together with 3D printed plates. Given there was a powerful laser bouncing around with mirrors, a plywood box formed the enclosure.

by io9 - about 12 hours
Tessa Thompson as Valykrie in Thor: Love and Thunder.Image: Marvel StudiosWith the return of Jane Foster, the addition of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and a villain as evil as Gorr the God Butcher, Thor: Love and Thunder has a lot going on. That’s why, while Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie is, indeed, queer in the new film, it doesn’t sound like it’s a big part of that story.“It becomes the only storyline, particularly in a movie like this where you don’t, frankly, have a lot of room for storyline,” Thompson told Yahoo. “So there was a lot of conversation in terms of how to treat that with Valkyrie. And I feel really good, personally, about where we got to.”Back in 2019, when news first...

by Hiram - about 13 hours
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by Hiram - about 13 hours
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by io9 - about 13 hours
Image: Prime Video/AmazonHere’s everything you need to know about Prime Video’s Paper Girls, the highly anticipated sci-fi YA adventure show adapting the Image Comics series from Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The streamer recently debuted an exciting first look at the show, which arrives next month. Keep reading for a quick crash course!What is Paper Girls about?In the late ‘80s, a group of teen girls encounter a band of teenage boys who don’t look like they’re from their town of Stony Stream, or even from their time. Erin, who’s new to the girls’ paper delivery route, doesn’t know who to trust as the group is thrust into danger and into the future when they stumble across a time machine...

by New Yorker - about 13 hours
Jia Tolentino and Stephania Taladrid on the confusing and chaotic post-Roe landscape.
by KCRW - yesterday at 23:30
Los Angeles has a brand new professional women’s soccer team: Angel City Football Club. Their home field is Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park — where a local pro men’s team, LA Football Club, launched three years ago.
Despite soccer being a popular sport in Southern California and globally, it’s been 12 years since LA had a women’s pro team. That was the LA Sol, which only lasted one season before folding.
Women’s professional sports teams often struggle to remain viable, but Angel City has some big-name investors and owners, like Natalie Portman, Mia Hamm, and Serena Williams. In its first season, the team says it is already averaging more than 18,000 fans in the stands at each game....

by KCRW - yesterday at 23:30
The City of LA might ban the construction of new gas stations to fight climate change and move away from dependency on fossil fuels. City Councilmember Paul Koretz is working to make it happen. Some cities have already done this, including Petaluma, and LA would be the largest city to do so if Koretz’s proposal passes. 
Governor Gavin Newsom says that by 2035, California will no longer sell gas-powered cars. Koretz says the state needs to start phasing out current gasoline infrastructure and not build any new ones.  
“We have absolute saturation of gas stations [in Los Angeles]. I mean, you go a few blocks, any direction from virtually anywhere, and you run across a gas station,” Koretz says. “So...