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30+ Bay Area events, festivals and things to do this spring 2024

From food and film to art, music and nature, here’s an epic sampling of ways to have some Bay Area fun this spring and beyond. Cirque du Soleil presents ‘KOOZA’: Now through March 10, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. This cirque show combines acrobatic performance with the art of clowning while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. Sit back and watch as The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises. Tickets starting at $72.…

Lake bottom testing shows plastics migrating down into sediment layers

Conceptual representation of MP particles distribution and concentration within lake sediments. Credit: Science Advances (2024). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adi8136 A team of environmentalists, geographers and ecologists affiliated with several institutions in Europe has found that microplastics have migrated into multiple sediment layers in three lakes in Latvia. In their study, published in the journal Science Advances, the group…

Infinix shows off its color-changing phone concept at MWC

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is going on right now, and some of our favorite brands but showing off the latest and greatest devices, technology, and concepts. Infinix is a brand it’s not known by too many people, but it made an appearance at the show. According to a new report, Infinix showed off its color-changing concept phone at MWC. And, looks pretty cool. Not too many people know about Infinix in the West, but it definitely deserves more recognition. The company made the Infinix Note 30 Pro, a very well-reviewed…

Viking Therapeutics weight loss drug shows promising trial results

Cr | Istock | Getty ImagesShares of Viking Therapeutics soared more than 80% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company's experimental weight loss drug showed promising initial results in a mid-stage trial. Viking Therapeutics is one of several small obesity drugmakers hoping to enter the budding weight loss drug industry, which analysts say could grow into a $100 billion market by the end of the decade. But it may not join that space on its own: Analysts have suggested that larger pharmaceutical companies such as…

Samsung shows off Cling Band, a smartphone you can wear

Samsung always showcases some innovative display concepts and prototypes at major global tech events. The company brought a handful of such futuristic display products to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. The most eye-catching of the lot was the Cling Band, a bending smartphone that you can wear on your wrist. Samsung hints at the future of phones with its Cling Band The Samsung Cling Band is sort of a smartphone and smartwatch combined into one device. It features a flexible OLED display as big as a regular…

New analysis shows anti-vaccination conspiracy theories gain political weight due to social media

Distribution of the percentage of anti-vaccine information spreading accounts in the friend list. Credit: Journal of Computational Social Science (2024). DOI: 10.1007/s42001-023-00241-8 Heightened use of social media during the coronavirus pandemic brought with it an unprecedented surge in the spread of misinformation. Of particular significance were conspiracy theories surrounding the virus and vaccines made to combat it.…

Robert Downey Jr. shows Mel Gibson some love in his SAG speech

More than a decade after Robert Downey Jr. asked Hollywood to forgive Mel Gibson for his controversies, this year’s frontrunner for Oscar’s supporting actor award again showed his loyalty to his famously embattled friend in his SAG Awards speech. While accepting the award for his performance in “Oppenheimer,” Downey took a moment to shout out the names of actors who positively impacted his career, ranging from the 1980s to his “Oppenheimer” co-stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Kenneth Branagh and Alden Ehrenreich. Tucked…