Teen star wins new fans for Japan’s ‘game of generals’

Teen star wins new fans for Japan's 'game of generals'

Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the “game of generals”, is enjoying a wave of popularity in its homeland thanks to a teenage prodigy with a rock-star following. Shogi is played on a plain wooden board with pieces distinguished by painted Chinese characters. It has existed in its current form for about 400 years.

Earth Factories Creating Elements From Nuclear Transmutation

Earth Factories Creating Elements From Nuclear Transmutation

Cross-section of the Earth’s interior: crust, upper- and lower-mantle, and outer- and inner-cores. Credit: Mikio Fukuhara, Alexander Yoshino, and Nobuhisa Fujima Rather than being created solely during supernova explosions, chemical elements could also be produced deep within the Earth’s lower mantle. It has long been theorized that hydrogen, helium, and lithium were the only chemical … Read more

Streamers See ‘Unlimited Potential’ in Search for Next ‘Squid Game’

Streamers See 'Unlimited Potential' in Search for Next 'Squid Game'

If the unexpected success of Netflix’s Korean sensation “Squid Game” has taught the TV industry anything, it’s that the next breakout hit can come from anywhere at anytime. That’s given international producers more leverage than ever before, as global streaming services ramp up their commission and acquisition of scripted hits from around the world. The … Read more

Tyson Fury: Joe Rogan claims ‘corruption’ played part in win over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury: Joe Rogan claims ‘corruption’ played part in win over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury benefitted from “error or corruption” in his thrilling knockout victory over Deontay Wilder, UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan has claimed. Fury defeated Wilder to defend his WBC heavyweight title and complete the pair’s trilogy in an instant classic in Las Vegas last weekend. The ‘Gypsy King’ knocked Wilder out in the 11th … Read more

UK schools are using facial recognition to take pupils’ lunch money

UK schools are using facial recognition to take pupils’ lunch money

A group of nine schools in the UK have started using facial recognition to verify children’s payments for school meals. The schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland claim that using the technology is faster and more hygienic than taking payments using cards or fingerprint scanners, but privacy advocates warn that the move is normalizing biometric … Read more

Netflix Picks Up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Lost Daughter’ for U.K., Germany

Netflix Picks Up Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Lost Daughter' for U.K., Germany

Netflix has picked up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut “The Lost Daughter” for additional territories, snapping up U.K., Benelux and German rights to the Venice-premiering feature. The streaming service struck the deal with Entertainment One, which had previously secured the rights for the markets from Endeavor Content. The platform already had the majority of worldwide rights … Read more