Entertainment 

SNES Classic Mini news: Super Nintendo stock update, new controller boost

For SNES Classic Mini console owners in the United States, there’s a new deal online. Unfortunately, though it’s a little more expensive than you would normally expect for the the Mini Super Nintendo. Walmart currently have a deal on their website which is offering a Nintendo hardware bundle. The new bundle costs just under $300 and comes with these items: a Nintendo SNES with Galaxy-Style 3DS XL and Mario Odyssey Amiibos. As you might notice, none of these items will actually work with each other, the amiibos appear to be…

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McKayla Maroney plunged into ’emotional abyss’ by abuse

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s mother says the gold medalist’s sexual abuse at the hands of a team doctor plunged her into an “emotional abyss” so deep the family feared she would kill herself. Erin Maroney and her daughter bared their anguish in letters to the federal judge who will sentence Larry Nassar on Thursday for possession of child pornography. The Maroneys are asking the court to give him the maximum punishment. McKayla Maroney prepares to compete at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Belgium in 2013. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty…

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Vladimir Putin seeks sixth presidential term to extend rule until 2024

Having been in power since 2000 as either president or prime minister, Mr Putin will now seek to extend his rule until 2024. He is expected to comfortably win the election. Over 53 percent of Russians would vote for Mr Putin, while his key opponents have less support than “I don’t know”, according to a Levada Centre survey of 1600 voters. The Russian leader first served as president from 2000-2008, in two consecutive four-year terms. His ally Dmitry Medvedev then ran for president in his stead in 2008, acting as…

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Could Patrick Stewart win an OSCAR for Logan? Best Actor nod at 2018 Critics Choice

It’s exciting times for comicbook adaptations. It’s not kjust that SFX have enabled almost anyting to be realised on screen to bombastic blockbuster effect, some of the darker, edgier storylines have actually made th biggest box office splash. While the weighty and worthy Justice League labours under poor reviews and a muddled production process, sharper, clearer movies like Logan took $616million worldwide and Deadpool bagged a remarkable $783million (on a $58millionbudget). Not only that, Logan has received some early awards season buzz after picking up several Critics Choice nominations in…

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Brown investigating alleged hazing on swim-dive team

Brown University is investigating alleged hazing on its men’s varsity swimming and diving team, officials at the Ivy League school said Wednesday, joining the growing list of colleges and universities that have taken action after recent reports of inappropriate behavior. The prestigious university, located in Providence, Rhode Island, said in a statement Wednesday that it was “deeply troubled by the allegations.” Hazing violates the school’s code of conduct and Rhode Island state law, the statement said. The investigation was launched after the student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, reported that…

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Technology 

Mysterious monster of a black hole puzzles scientists – CNET

This illustration shows what the supermassive black hole might look like. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science Beast. Goliath. Relic. Puzzling. These are all words scientists are using to describe the most distant supermassive black hole ever discovered. A team led by scientists from MIT, the Carnegie Institution for Science, NASA and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy released new research findings this week describing the mysterious black hole.  The black hole is located at the center of a quasar. NASA describes quasars as “the brightest objects in the universe.” Supermassive black…

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Science 

3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function

Hospitals are making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have developed a new system to reduce the time it takes to grow these brain models, which will give them the ability to screen drugs and study what’s behind disease-causing mutations more quickly.

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‘Historic day for Israel’ Benjamin Netanyahu praises Donald Trump over Jerusalem speech

Benjamin Netanyahu said in a pre-recorded video message that Trump’s decision had made for a “historic day” and was “an important step towards peace”. He added that any peace deal with the Palestinians would have to include Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and he urged other countries to follow the US lead by also moving their embassies to the city. He said there would be no change to access to Jerusalem’s holy sites, saying: “Israel will always ensure freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.” Posting on Twitter, he…

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