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Dead Island 2’s new expansion sees Coachella meet zombies

Deep Silver has confirmed a new story expansion for Dead Island 2, with SoLA set to overrun the ultimate Californian music festival. The SoLA expansion is the second DLC available for Dead Island 2 and will be available April 17, bringing a new storyline to the action role-playing game. SoLA will take place at a “visceral, gore-drenched music festival in the heart of LA” and see players contend with “the sound of The Beat, which threatens to turn the living into zombies, and has the potential to be heard across the…

Scientists Have Discovered an Underwater Ancient Island Paradise in the South Atlantic Ocean

Samples were collected during expeditions conducted in 2018 by researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and the University of Southampton (UK). This dark-gray rock is a volcanic basalt deposit. Credit: IO-USPThis section of the South Atlantic seabed harbors abundant cobalt, nickel, and lithium, along with tellurium and various rare earth elements crucial for the energy transition. The researchers intend to further investigate its natural processes.Research conducted by scientists from the…

The story of Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando’s enchanting island laboratory

It wasn’t like Marlon Brando to go spilling his private beans to the world about the life he had spent his years protecting. American actor Marlon Brando, circa 1965, about a year before he bought Tetiaroa. (Screen Archives / Getty Images) But about Tetiaroa — the Tahitian atoll of his childhood yearnings, and the refuge of his adult life — he did.We were friends for the last years of his life, and one day in 1997, at his house on the crown of Mulholland Drive, he said to me something he’d never…

Scientists Discover Evidence of Human Activity on This Small Caribbean Island 850 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

New findings by researchers from Simon Fraser University and the NAAM Foundation reveal that Curaçao was settled by humans up to 850 years earlier than previously believed, offering new insights into Caribbean pre-Columbian history and emphasizing the importance of archaeological fieldwork and community engagement. The image above depicts a rusty shipwreck on the island.New research establishes that humans occupied Curaçao between 5735 and 5600 calibrated years before present (cal BP). This finding suggests that the…

PS Plus Extra and Premium March 2024 line-up – God of War and Dead Island 2 lead the way | Gaming | Entertainment

PS Plus subscribers are counting down to the March 2024 Extra and Premium games reveal, which takes place later this week. Indeed, if you subscribe to PlayStation Plus Extra, Premium, or both, then you'll find out what's coming next when Sony unveils the next batch of PS5, PS4 and Classic PlayStation games on March 13 at 4.30pm GMT UK time. The games will join PS Plus less than a week later, on the morning of March 19. Needless to say, without any leaks to speak of, fans have been attempting to predict the PS Plus Extra…

iPhone 16 CAD Renders Tip Vertical Rear Camera Island, Two New Buttons and More

iPhone 16 lineup is widely expected to come with additional buttons and a camera makeover. Apple is believed to pack a Capture button in the lineup for capturing videos. The CAD (computer-aided design) sketch of the iPhone 16 has recently surfaced online, highlighting the design elements of the vanilla model. The renders indicate a vertical slim camera layout on the iPhone 16 instead of the current diagonal one. An Action button and a rumoured Capture button have been shown in alleged…

Humpback whale numbers fall 20% but scientists aren’t worried yet

A sprawling international study of humpback whales in the northern Pacific has found their population has shrunk significantly since 2012 — despite the once-endangered species' remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. The new research, published in Royal Society Open Science journal on Wednesday, estimated a roughly 20 per cent drop in the cetacean species' numbers over a decade.But despite that, one of the study's nearly 75 listed authors said the findings are not yet cause for alarm.Thomas Doniol-Valcroze is…

How documenting the disappearance of the great auk led to the discovery of extinction

Quirks and Quarks17:24How documenting the disappearance of the great auk led to the discovery of extinctionWhen species cease to exist, we often say they went "the way of the dodo." But it might be more fitting to say they went "the way of the great auk" because it was the Icelandic bird's disappearance that led to the discovery that humans activities could make a species go extinct.In his book The Last of Its Kind: The Search for the Great Auk and the Discovery of Extinction, Gísli Pálsson retraces a 1858 trip two…

New Rust update adds a tutorial island for new players

Since releasing to early access over ten years ago, Rust has become one of the most famous online survival games in the current era. I say “famous” when I really mean “infamous” because, as anyone who’s played the game knows, it’s hard as frick. What we really need is a tutorial. Ta-da! As of now, the latest patch for Rust has started rolling out which, low and behold, implements a Tutorial Island, perfect for getting to grips with the fundamentals. According to a post over on Steam, the island offers a way of adding a…

Red Island review – cocktails, colonialism and comics in 70s Madagascar | Drama films

At the fraying tail end of French colonialism, at an army base in early 1970s Madagascar, the soldiers and their families cling to an expat lifestyle that will soon be relegated to the past. Cocktails and parties set against the tropical sweep of this bewitching island; churning undercurrents of sexual tension: all of it is observed by the keen eye of eight-year-old Thomas (Charlie Vauselle), a comic-book-obsessed spy on a thorny adult world that he doesn’t fully comprehend.Director Robin Campillo draws on his own…