Steve April 6, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94.In a statement, her family said she died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, East Sussex.Blackman was also known for playing Cathy Gale in the 1960s TV series…

Steve April 6, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say Turkey’s measures do not go far enough Turkish authorities have imposed new measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections continues to rise sharply. Figures released on Sunday show the country has more than 27,000 confirmed cases, and 574 deaths.The country now has…

Steve April 6, 2020

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Off the open-air market in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city, armed soldiers and police controlled a modest queue of vegetable traders, scuttling people away as soon as they make their purchase. On a normal day, the marketplace would be a bustling hive of activity. But on Monday, as Zimbabwe entered its second week of…

Steve April 6, 2020

Bogota, Colombia – Richard de Jesus walked along a highway leading out of Colombia’s capital city, along with his pregnant wife. They carried their belongings on a small baby stroller covered by a sheet of cardboard that read: “We are going back to Venezuela … any help you can give us will be a great…

Steve April 6, 2020

Taipei, Taiwan – The United States is now urging people to wear face masks when they go outside amid growing evidence suggests that even a simple cloth mask can be an effective tool against the coronavirus if it is used correctly, according to health experts.   The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reversed its long-standing…

Steve April 6, 2020

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Kansas Supreme Court rules that state utilities cannot price gouge solar and wind users. Savannah becomes the fifth Georgia city to commit to 100% clean energy by 2050. Reminder: Science and green energy can be fun. Check out Mystery Science live on Tuesday. The Electrek Green Energy […]

Steve April 6, 2020

Back in 1996, the Tamagotchi was a triumph of hardware miniaturization. Nearly 25 years later, our expectations for commercially designed and manufactured gadgets are naturally quite a bit higher. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be impressed when somebody pulls off a similar feat in the DIY space. The Xling by [dsl] follows the classic […]

Steve April 6, 2020

Mormon church leaders tried to give followers hope during the coronavirus pandemic, but it somehow descended into a rant against “sinful” same-sex marriage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), commonly known as the Mormon church, live-streamed its biannual general conference last weekend due to social distancing rules. During the event, church elder […]