On the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Here’s Where the World Stands With Nuclear Weapons

Smith suggested that China’s logic makes sense, noting that if it were to eventually join, that would signal that the other nuclear-armed powers should join as well. “China’s nuclear stockpile remains a small fraction of either Russia’s or the USA’s and its bombs and warheads are not operationally deployed, unlike a large proportion of U.S. […]

Programming languages: Julia touts its speed edge over Python and R

A recent update to Julia has improved multi-threading to offer more speed enhancements, and that’s what Julia developers argue is giving it a sizable edge over Python and statistical programming language R at the task of parsing CSV files for data analysis. 

C++ is now the fastest-growing programming language, report says

The index ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The programme’s hits on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.

Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

Two of the personal pieces in “Not a Novel” are haunted by the death of Erpenbeck’s mother. As she warms to a reminiscence about the old woman’s cookware, the daughter admits the piece cast a spell. “I get the idea that I should bury the pot. A quiet burial on our land outside the city,” […]

Job cuts forecast as UK furlough program poised to end next month

The Labour Party’s Anneliese Dodds, the shadow chancellor, told The Telegraph newspaper that there was “still time for the chancellor to make his wage support programs more ‘flexible’ and ‘targeted’. She said: “If he carries on with this one-size-fits-all approach, we risk another huge spike in unemployment this autumn.”

Sony World Photography Awards submission dates announced, introduces new categories

The World Photography Organisation has started taking submissions for the 14th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards starting July 1, 2020. The organisation has also introduced new categories and added application features for the awards this year. Participation in Sony World Photography Awards is totally free and participants for the first time this year […]

Save a few national peculiarities, colours evoke same emotions for people around the world

However, by using an in-depth analysis that included the use of a machine learning approach developed by Oberfeld-Twistel, a computer program that improves itself as the database grows, the scientists have already discovered that the differences between individual nations are greater the more they are geographically separated and/or the greater the differences between the languages […]

North American qualifying for 2022 World Cup delayed

ZURICH (AP) — The start of World Cup qualifying for lower-ranked teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean was postponed Tuesday until next year, which means there aren’t enough remaining dates in the current FIFA calendar to complete the program.

World-class wine-tasting event coming to Ningxia in 2021

“This is the second time that this kind of international wine event has been held in China. After Beijing, we are heading for Ningxia, China’s most promising wine region, which most certainly has some amazing surprises in store for us,” said Thomas Costenoble, CEO of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.