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How did Cassie lose her eyesight in ‘Madame Web’ and is she blind for good?

Warning: This article contains full spoilers for Madame Web. Now that the Spider-Man offshoot Madame Web has made its cinematic debut, a lot of people have questions about the ending. Well, not just the ending but the story as a whole. Questions like, “Why wasn’t Spider-Man in the movie?” and “Why did Sony make this and not Marvel?” (A: Sony owns Spider-Man, not Marvel). Another question: how did Cassie lose her eyesight and is she blind forever now? For those unfamiliar with the character in the comic books, Madame Web…

Is Madame Web Blind?

Madame Web tends to be a useful ally to Spider-Man, as she can help him with cases thanks to her power to see things other people can't. And she's not the first person within fiction to do this. In fact, the "Blind Seer" archetype is well-worn at this point, dating back to Greek mythology. In Homer's "Odyssey," Tiresias is a prophet blinded by the goddess Athena, who then grants him the power to gaze into the future. There's something inherently symbolic to have someone who can't see in a physical sense…

The quest to build more accessible music tech for blind and visually i

Stevie Wonder. Ray Charles. Andrea Bocelli. If you were to ask a random person to name a blind musician, one of those three would almost inevitably come up. Ask that same person about up-and-coming blind musicians, and they’ll likely draw a blank. That’s no accident, according to Athan Billias, president of the MIDI Association, the nonprofit organization in charge of the MIDI standard. “Music production is much more visually oriented,” than it used to be just a few decades ago, Billias says, which has made things a lot…

Blind Student Follows Professor’s Rules And Turns In A Black Piece Of Paper: “Well Played”

You have probably ended up with your foot in your mouth after saying something like “How is it going?” to a friend who is currently using crutches. A very human mistake. But sometimes people in positions of authority are a little more “blind” to others’ limitations and end up making worse mistakes.An assistant to a blind student witnessed a creative and clever bit of malicious compliance when the student did exactly as the professor asked. Netizens thought the tale was a hilarious case of a person getting exactly what…

Blind surfer Pete Gustin hits the waves to challenge himself

Surfing has a steep learning curve that has discouraged its fair share of newcomers. You may be tossed around by waves, yelled at by locals or hit by an errant surfboard.Pete Gustin experienced these usual surfing perils and overcame it all with an additional hurdle — he’s legally blind. Not only can he not see what’s coming but he also can’t study how others do it.“I learned it very slowly,” he said. “I didn’t watch surf videos growing up and had no idea what surfing was.”Despite all that, six years after his first…

Paul Mescal says he felt ‘blind panic’ before All Of Us Strangers | Culture

Paul Mescal has opened up on the "blind panic" he felt before filming began on All of Us Strangers.The film follows Adam (Andrew Scott), who develops a relationship with a neighbour played by the Normal People star.The Irish actor, 27, described the script as "one of the most beautiful" he had ever read as he spoke to reporters on the red carpet at the film's London gala screening.Mescal said: "The work becomes a hell of a lot easier when you're working with actors like Andrew and directors like Andrew Haigh." Paul…

Earth System Models’ Blind Spot on Permafrost Emissions

A commentary in Nature Climate Change raises concerns about how science funding affects Earth System Models, particularly in modeling permafrost emissions for climate predictions. The article emphasizes the need for longer-term funding and advanced resources to improve model accuracy and address the challenges of complex climate modeling. Credit: SciTechDaily.comFunding challenges and complexity have kept permafrost processes out of models that inform global climate targets.The way science is funded is hampering Earth…

Investors are ‘flying blind’ to risk of climate lawsuits, researchers say

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Polluting companies could be liable for trillions in damages from climate lawsuits. But few investors and regulators are taking these risks into account when evaluating companies' climate-related financial risks, according to new Oxford Sustainable Law program research published Jan. 11 in Science. The research calls for an overhaul in how climate litigation risks are assessed and provides a…

Netflix US February 2024 releases: The Last Prophet to Love is Blind Season 6 | Hollywood

Netflix's February lineup is ready to make your weekends surprising. Whether you crave cosmic conspiracies ("Raël: The Last Prophet), second chances at love (Love is Blind Season 6), or bending elements with blue arrows (Avatar: The Last Airbender), February's releases have something for every binge-watcher. Check out the whirlwind of romance with a skeptical journalist finding his heart in The Heartbreak Agency, or catch Channing Tatum's final lap in Magic Mike's Last Dance. Here is everything coming on Netflix in…

Google Pixel dominates MKBHD’s blind camera test: premium hardware matters?

In the fiercely competitive world of smartphone photography, Google’s Pixel devices have once again emerged triumphant in MKBHD’s blind smartphone camera test for 2023. The popular YouTuber conducted a comprehensive evaluation of 20 smartphone models across three key categories: Daytime, Low Light, and Portrait mode. Additionally, a notable ‘average ELO rating’ category was introduced, and to the surprise of many, Google Pixel devices dominated this category. In the daytime category of MKBHD’s blind camera test, the…