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Month: November 2018

Bring in the ads—YouTube may let everyone watch Original shows, films

Instead of throwing more money into original content, YouTube is shifting focus. Enlarge / Welcome to the story of Cobra Kai. Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy! (credit: Overbrook Entertainment/YouTube) Going against the grain, YouTube is reportedly scaling back its…

No pints, no pulling: does the death of the pub spell the end of sex?

The decline of the British boozer is coinciding with another downturn: young people are having less sex. But is the loss of the local really calling time on romance? The decline of the British boozer is coinciding with another downturn:…

From Lady Gaga to Ocasio-Cortez: why the pantsuit is making a comeback

Women and suits have a long, curious history, taking in the suffragette suit and the zoot suit. Now, after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election defeat, the two-piece is getting a rebrand. Women and suits have a long, curious history, taking in…

Central Italy from space

Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a striking view of Central Italy from space. The images, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite, show the beauty and diversity of the region’s landscapes. Dual Polarization Radar technology…

‘You need to prepare yourselves’: how a good review can destroy a restaurant

A US food critic has revealed how his power list of burgers led to the closure of the restaurant at No 1. It’s an experience his fellow critics can relate to In a piece on the website Thrillist headlined: “I…

Netflix’s anime announcement frenzy, capped off by live-action Cowboy Bebop

Enlarge / Original production company Sunrise is attaching this image to its announcements about the new live-action Cowboy Bebop. But does that mean the series will look anything like this? There’s no telling at this point. (credit: Sunrise) We only…