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Sam Ryder: A surfing accident changed my life

Sam Ryder: A surfing accident changed my life

Simon Emmet By Mark Savage BBC Music Correspondent Sam Ryder – Eurovision runner-up, human ray of light and possessor of pop’s most piercing falsetto – is a man who emanates serious surfer vibes. From his long blonde locks and laid-back demeanour to his tie-dye shirts and total lack of cynicism, he seems like he’d be perfectly at home performing a cutback or hanging 10...

Proposed legislation would force US higher education endowments to reveal where they invest

Proposed legislation would force US higher education endowments to reveal where they invest

In January, Missouri Representative Emanuel Cleaver will introduce the Endowment Transparency Act into Congress, a move that could, frankly, change everything. Cleaver’s proposed legislation seeks to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require universities and colleges to share information about how and whether they are allocating endowment investment funds to women- and minority-owned firms. These higher education institutions, which collectively manage more...

The Block founder says he’s exploring ways to get the publication into ‘trustworthy’ hands

The Block founder says he’s exploring ways to get the publication into ‘trustworthy’ hands

Crypto news publication The Block announced today that its CEO, Michael McCaffrey, has resigned after failing to disclose a series of loans from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s company Alameda Research. Axios first reported the news. The capital was used in part to finance an employee-led buyout of the company, among other more extracurricular activities. McCaffrey will be replaced by the company’s chief revenue...

Light-based computer could outpace traditional electrical chip designs

A computer that uses light rather than electricity to transmit and manipulate data could carry out the same tasks faster and using less power Technology 9 December 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Yi Zhang with the optical computer Yi Wang A new type of computer that uses light rather than electricity could perform calculations faster, using less energy and less space. Computer chips are made...

Endangered white rhinos’ cells turned into sperm and egg stem cells

Researchers hope producing embryos from adult cells in the lab could offer a way to save the northern white rhino, with only two females remaining Life 9 December 2022 By Carissa Wong Najin and Fatu, the last two northern white rhinos, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya McClatchy-Tribune/Alamy Cells with the potential to form sperm and eggs have been derived from northern white rhino...

Gift Guide: On-the-go fitness tech to boost their training anywhere

Gift Guide: On-the-go fitness tech to boost their training anywhere

Keeping fit doesn’t need a lot of technology. A decent pair of running shoes and an exercise mat might just do it. But of course sometimes a little extra tech can give an inspiring boost — so long as whatever it is is useful, accessible and can move with you. The smart spot for fitness tech is stuff that enhances and/or motivates training and...

Evercade EXP Review: Vertical Scrolling, Sub-Par Build

While this latter cohort is mainly focused on the Mega Man series, right down to the famously awful “realistic” US cover art for the games being used to highlight them in the library view, arguably the best inclusion is the first Breath of Fire game, Capcom’s brilliant but long-overlooked fantasy RPG series. That’s dozens of hours of classic turn-based combat and story-driven gameplay alone....

Slaves: British punk band change name to Soft Play after criticism

Slaves: British punk band change name to Soft Play after criticism

Getty Images British punk band Slaves have changed their name, saying it “doesn’t represent who we are as people or what our music stands for any longer”. The duo, who have had three UK top 10 albums and a Mercury Prize nomination, will now be known as Soft Play. They said their original name “was intended solely as a reference to the grind of...

Colorado’s New Wolf Plan Is Likely To Reignite Political Tensions

Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to release 30 to 50 gray wolves in sparsely populated areas of the state’s central mountains over the next three to five years, according to a draft plan released Friday. The long-awaited draft plan irons out the details of a politically contentious wolf reintroduction scheme triggered by a referendum in 2020. It also sets up the state for battles...

It’s the Bass That Makes Us Boogie

Woman dancing in a club with lasers. Credit: Getty Images / Tegra Stone Nuess Concert goers danced more when music was supplemented with low-frequency bass tones. Full Transcript Karen Hopkin: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Karen Hopkin. Hopkin: Ever notice that some music just really makes you want to dance? Well, a new study shows that it is, indeed, all about the...