How videogames took over the world

But other markets are also crucial, including free, micro-payment-based online gaming that has hundreds of millions of people involved, especially across Asia. The biggest example is Maple Story, a role-playing game with more than 100 million subscribers — these games are free or very cheap to play, but allow players to pay very small amounts […]

‘Google Maps’ of the night sky: Astronomers create a new ‘atlas of the universe’ featuring a MILLION previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way

‘ASKAP is applying the very latest in science and technology to age-old questions about the mysteries of the Universe and equipping astronomers around the world with new breakthroughs to solve their challenges,’ he added.

Lab-grown ‘chicken’ meat made without slaughtering any animals will go on sale in Singapore after gaining world-first regulatory approval

The team concluded that — if the demand for land for meat production could be drastically lowered — vegetation regrowth in these locations could help to sequester around 9–16 year’s worth of fossil fuel emissions by the middle of century.

Kolkata bids for 2017 World Chambers Congress

The WCC is an international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to exchange insights and address business issues. It attracts about 2000 business leaders from over 100 countries and can play a major role in placing Kolkata on the global investment map, a ICC statement said.

India makes its move, invites Boris Johnson to be Republic Day chief guest

According to people based in the UK familiar with the details, the conversation between the two PMs was very positive, with Johnson offering a free trade agreement with India and to deepen cooperation on climate change issues. The leaders discussed ways to boost the partnership and put up a strong anti-Covid-19 response.

Oceans key to solving climate crisis, say world leaders

The Ocean: Earth’s life support Warning signs But the ocean is under pressure. One of the most obvious examples being the increase of coral bleaching events in reefs around the world. Increased temperatures and pollution stress corals, causing them to expel a special kind of algae which allows them to grow and reproduce, leaving behind […]

HTLS 2020: Michelin star chefs Gaggan Anand, Massimo Bottura share how food eating will change in a post-Covid world

When one found it difficult to even cook eggs, Covid-19 pandemic made sure that it came with game changing skill which saw people baking their own bread in their kitchens amid the coronavirus lockdown and highlighting the same, Michelin star chefs Gaggan Anand and Massimo Bottura asserted at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times […]

Here’s Who Drives the Anti-LGBTQ Agenda in Poland Elections

Naturally, most attention focused on the two rivals in the runoff election, Duda and the more liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, who said he would stand up for minorities. Trzaskowski has taken part in LGBTQ Equality marches, but he also has said he would oppose adoptions by same-sex couples. This is 93-percent Catholic Poland, […]

Big Sur finally makes iPad apps useful on the Mac

Perhaps someone at Apple was listening to my ranting and raving in that article, because Music has been greatly improved in the full release of Big Sur. The biggest improvements come to the Radio tab, which was a real mess during the beta. Previously, this tab was dominated by two large buttons that were unintuitive. […]

Google Maps now lets you create Street View photos with just a phone

It opens up the Street View feature to many more areas, including hard to reach places that even Google’s Street View trekkers and cars haven’t visited. Google will also use this imagery to update Google Maps with information like new businesses or publicly posted open hours, and the company will apply its standard Street View […]