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New Sims 4 update adds cart HUD element and For Rent bug fixes

The Sims 4’s classic HUD layout has been updated with a new feature in the form of a cart icon. Rather than going through the hassle of closing your game to browse the shop, this mechanic allows you to get exclusive packs in-game during your usual Sims binge season. A cart icon can be found near the upper-right corner, near all the traditional icons of Build Mode, Manage Worlds, and the Gallery. While there are some reservations about it from the fanbase, it is nice to have easy access to these goodies. Screenshot via…

Twisters Director Reveals The Key Element From The OG Film That Was ‘Essential’ For The Sequel

A new Twister sequel is spinning into theaters this July on the 2024 movie schedule, and if you're a fan of the 1996 original—which starred Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman and the late, great Bill Paxton as amateur storm chasers contending with a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma—we've got good news. According to Twisters director Lee Isaac Chung, the new disaster film will echo elements of its predecessor, as he recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly in an interview alongside the sequel's stars Glen Powell…

“Goldilocks” Element – Scientists Make Key Advance for Capturing Carbon From the Air

New research identifies vanadium as a promising element for carbon capture, thanks to its balanced reactivity and the ability of vanadium peroxide molecules to bind carbon dioxide efficiently. This work contributes to the global effort to develop direct air capture technologies, offering a new avenue for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and mitigating climate change.A chemical element so visually striking that it was named for a goddess shows a “Goldilocks” level of reactivity – neither too much nor too little – that…

Swiss startup believes this forgotten element is the key to safe nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is undergoing a renaissance. Across Europe, governments are pouring huge amounts of money into new power plants while startups are busily working on smaller, modular alternatives.  Most of these plants rely on uranium, the radioactive metal that fuelled the atomic age (and contributed to a couple of catastrophic meltdowns). However, Swiss startup Transmutex wants to reinvent nuclear energy using a lesser-known element called thorium.  Uranium’s forgotten cousin Thorium is a…

AJ Thomas – “If the narrative element is strong, the story will hold”

There could be various versions of books such as The Greatest Malayalam Stories Ever Told. Each editor will perhaps have a different selection. Don’t you think that titles such as these are at best an aberration? AJ Thomas, editor and translator, The Greatest Malayalam Stories Ever Told (Courtesy the subject) This is the title Aleph Book Company uses for their series. They already have The Greatest Stories… from 13 other literatures of India, such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Goan, Marathi,…

Charged Particles and Element Creation in Stars

A collaborative study has introduced a novel method for modeling essential low-energy nuclear reactions in stars. By examining the outcomes of these reactions, researchers have formulated a new predictive model, enhancing our understanding of elemental formation in the universe. New research offers an innovative approach to model star-based elemental formation, improving our grasp of nuclear reactions in the cosmos. New research from North Carolina State University and Michigan State University opens a new avenue for…

Study shows unexpected expansion of rare earth element mining activities in Myanmar-China border region

Surface mining extents for 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020 draped on 2020 Landsat 8 OLI natural color imagery. Credit: Remote Sensing (2023). DOI: 10.3390/rs15184597 As the demand for rare earth elements increases world-wide, so too do the mining activities associated with rare earth element extraction. Rare earth elements are listed as 15 elements on the periodic table constituting what is known as the lanthanide series, ranging…

‘The Marvels’ Supposedly Set To ‘Rip Off’ a Classic Comic Book Element of Its New Heroine

Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels will deliver a trinity of the MCU’s top heroines: Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan. There’s a huge gulf in experience and age between them, though each is possessed with incredible cosmic powers and together they’ll make for a formidable superhero team. Entertainment Tonight recently published a “new look” at the trio, so what better time than to get into the nitty-gritty of their costuming? Image via Twitter We can only concur. We also…

Hugh Jackman’s ‘Deadpool 3’ Costume Looks Great, but One Element Is Missing

After months of grueling anticipation, we have finally received our first glimpse of Hugh Jackman in costume as Wolverine for Deadpool 3. Days before that, MCU fanatics were rewarded with an exclusive glimpse at star Ryan Reynolds in costume, and now a fresh-faced photo revealing the two stars side-by-side in their respective costumes. But as fantastic as Jackman looks in costume, it’s hard to deny that there’s a noticeable piece of the ensemble missing. With the photo of Reynolds and Jackman in costume making its rounds…

Study Proves Existence of Key Element for Life in the Outer Solar System

Saturn’s moon Enceladus with plume. Through cracks in the ice crust of Enceladus, icy cryovolcanic jets erupt into space. The ice grains are generated from the global ocean under the ice layer that is a few kilometers thick. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. GillResearchers from Freie Universität Berlin have discovered phosphorus in the subsurface ocean of <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>Saturn</div><div…