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Bollywood film 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' paints an ambivalent picture of sex workers' rights

Sep 20, 2022 06:19 am UTC| Entertainment

Earlier this year, the Bollywood film Gangubai Kathiawadi grabbed headlines for its bold portrayal of sex work in India. The film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, has been widely viewed on Netflix and...

‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ release date: Here’s when the Netflix anime series based on ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will premiere

Aug 31, 2022 10:09 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

While Cyberpunk 2077 players are still waiting for the games first expansion, they might want to check out the upcoming animated series based on the RPG. Netflix, the company that will exclusively stream the anime,...

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon confirms there will be no sexual violence on screen. Here's why that's important

Aug 15, 2022 17:50 pm UTC| Entertainment

HBOs fantasy series Game of Thrones dominated television and pop culture discourse for much of a decade. Its upcoming prequel series, House of the Dragon, is similarly generating conversation, although not in ways the...

Big Brother is coming back – the reality TV landscape today will demand a more caring show

Aug 10, 2022 15:32 pm UTC| Entertainment

ITV2 has announced the return of Big Brother to the UK with a promo trailer during this years Love Island final. Big Brothers successful format of putting a group of housemates together in a controlled environment as an...

It's Beyoncé's world. We're just living in it

Aug 03, 2022 00:59 am UTC| Entertainment

As Rolling Stone wrote last month, for at least the past decade, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has been the worlds greatest living entertainer. The African-American pop star has reached single-name fame status...

Exes, alcohol and loose historical licence: why Netflix's Persuasion is Jane Austen via Fleabag

Jul 14, 2022 15:36 pm UTC| Entertainment

Netflixs Persuasion is a surprisingly faithful adaptation of Jane Austens novel, in terms of plot structure. It follows the second-chance romance of Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) and Captain Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo...

'Stranger Things' shows how conspiracy theories take hold and do harm

Jul 11, 2022 05:38 am UTC| Entertainment

Note: The following article contains spoilers about Stranger Things. Stranger Things most recent season, which set Netflix viewership milestones and had an estimated budget of $30 million per episode, has a subplot...

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Economy

Elon Musk decided to go ahead with the acquisition of Twitter.

Elon Musk changes his mind again and will proceed with the acquisition of Twitter after a train of conflict. It was reported that the 51-year-old billionaire sent a letter to the management of the social media with a...

Hyundai Glovis buys GEAA car auction dealer to sell used vehicles online and expand its business in the US.

Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd. purchased a 100% stake in Greater Erie Auto Auction, a Pennsylvania-based vehicle dealer that operates a used car auction in the United States. The South Korean logistics company headquartered in...

Peloton is bringing its bikes to all Hilton hotels in the US through a partnership agreement.

Peloton has signed a deal with Hilton Worlwide Holdings Inc. to bring its exercise bikes to the hospitality firms hotels across the United States. The partnership will put at least one bike at each of the hotels being...

The Blazers are now looking for a replacement jersey patch sponsor.

The Portland Trail Blazers are terminating their multi-year jersey patch agreement with cryptocurrency firm StormX, signed last year and set to expire in 2026. The NBA team is now looking for a replacement jersey patch...

The deal is London-headquartered Plus500’s first with an American sports team.

Online trading platform Plus500 will see its logo featured on the Chicago Bulls warmup shooting shirts and jackets after inking a multi-year, global partnership with the NBA team. The deal is London-headquartered...

Politics

Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.

British interior minister Suella Braverman is reportedly set to propose a ban preventing migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum. This proposal comes as the government has been facing pressure to deal...

Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.

Ukrainian forces succeeded in reclaiming the strategic city of Lyman in the Donetsk region. As Ukrainian troops were collecting the bodies of their comrades, they reportedly did not immediately remove the bodies of Russian...

Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.

US President Joe Biden is set to announce a new set of guidelines this week that aim to protect the reproductive rights of women in the country. The announcement follows the overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling...

Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.

The war Russia has waged on Ukraine since invading back in February continues in its seventh month. Amidst the advances Ukrainian forces have made, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree that deemed potential peace...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

EU mandate will force Apple to ditch the Lightning port by late 2024

The proposed policy to standardize USB-C chargers for electronic products has been approved in a deciding vote by members of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Considering Apples long-running insistence on keeping the...

Sony will produce two million PS VR2 units in anticipation of higher demand

The next generation of PlayStation VR headsets will enter the market in a few months, and it is anticipated to be more popular than its predecessor. The high expectations for the product are reportedly evidenced by the...

This service allows users to control their avatar in a metaverse-based virtual model house.

The South Korean construction industry is using metaverse technology as an option for building and operating expensive real model houses and reaching a wider customer base Lotte Engineering Construction Co. rolled out...

Leaked Pixel Watch 'Active' bands will cost $49, but the more expensive metal bands will launch at a later time

Google was previously reported to be working on several types of bands for the upcoming Pixel Watch. And it appears that at least two of them have already leaked online with only a few days left before the Made by Google...
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