Clarence Williams III, who starred in films such as Purple Rain, Sugar Hill and Reindeer Games, has died at the age of 81. The actor passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Friday after a bout of colon cancer, his manager said on Sunday. He was born in New York in 1939, the
A team of scientists from Bengaluru’s Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a device that can emulate the cognitive actions of a human brain, and is more efficient than conventional techniques. The new AI technology enhances computational speed and power consumption efficiency. The team fabricated an artificial synaptic network (ASN), resembling the
Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has accused Boris Johnson of being “missing in action” on the issue of border controls in Northern Ireland. The Labour minister told Sky News the government must sort out the border in the Irish Sea which is “causing absolute havoc” and warned ministers they have a responsibility to ensure any
Skygazers will be treated to a partial solar eclipse over the UK this week – as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. On Thursday morning, it will be possible too see nearly a third of the sun being blocked out by the moon in what is known as an annular eclipse. These
1:21 AM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Somewhere in Miami, Floyd Mayweather is laughing. A lackluster eight-round exhibition that went the distance with no official winner was an appropriate end for Sunday night’s Mayweather-Logan Paul showcase. Everything about this bout was a circus, and the redeeming hope of a viral knockout to make it all
A team of scientists in Namibia, in southwest Africa, has recorded a phenomenal cosmic explosion, the brightest so far, of gamma radiation from a collapsing star. They said usually these explosions occur when a massive star — five or 10 times the mass of the Sun – abruptly detonates and turns into a black hole.
Britain’s lowest-paid workers are most at risk of unemployment when the government’s furlough scheme ends later this year, according to a new study. They were also three times more likely to have already lost their jobs during the pandemic, after a “rollercoaster” year, researchers at the Resolution Foundation said. The think tank, which focuses on
Actress Lisa Banes is in a critical condition after being involved in a hit-and-run on the streets of New York, her manager has said. The 65-year-old, who is best known for roles in Gone Girl and Cocktail, was said to walking on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near the Lincoln Centre on Friday evening
Six people, including four children, have died in Kentucky after a car being driven the wrong way on a highway hit another vehicle. The driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of the Interstate 75 when she crashed with a car carrying five people in Lexington on Saturday, killing all six involved. A statement
NASA’s Juno will come within 645 miles (1,038km) of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede and gather significant observations. On Monday, June 7, at 1:35pm EDT (11:05pm IST), the flyby will be the closest a spacecraft has come to the solar system’s largest natural satellite since NASA’s Galileo in May 2000. NASA said that besides the striking imagery,
US regulators could approve the first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s in more than a decade, possibly paving the way for it to be used in the UK. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is due to decide on Monday whether to approve Biogen’s aducanumab drug for use in the US. Aducanumab targets amyloid –
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a study on renewable energy policies for cities last month. The reason for the focus on cities is due to their ability to scale up renewables and meet emission-reduction targets. Large cities have the revenue bases, regulatory frameworks, and infrastructure to support this while smaller ones usually don’t.
At least 30 people have been killed after two express trains collided in southern Pakistan. Rescuers and villagers have been working to pull injured people and bodies from the wreckage, and as many as 20 passengers are feared to be trapped. Railway officials said about 1,100 people were on board the two trains at the
YouTuber Logan Paul avoided a knockout and managed to drag Floyd Mayweather to the final bell during their boxing match in Miami. Neither man was judged the winner, as per exhibition rules, but Paul emerged with dignity from his bizarre clash against the boxing great. Paul’s only previous boxing match was a loss to fellow
7:17 PM ET Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio — Patrick Cantlay delivered a clutch birdie late in the round and a 12-foot par putt in a playoff to win the Memorial on a Sunday filled with drama, a little rain and no Jon Rahm. Cantlay closed with a 1-under 71 and won the Memorial for the
8:01 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Yuka Saso birdied the third playoff hole to beat Nasa Hataoka on Sunday and become the second teenager to win the U.S. Women’s Open after Lexi Thompson collapsed down the stretch. Saso overcame back-to-back double bogeys early in the round to make the playoff. She then won
8:26 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — As golf attempts to get back to normal, you would have been hard-pressed to think things were not as they always were Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club for the final round of the Memorial Tournament. Jack Nicklaus, tournament founder, host and 18-time major champion, took up his usual
With declining technology costs and increasing renewable deployment, energy storage is poised to be a valuable resource on future power grids — but what is the total market potential for storage technologies, and what are the key drivers of cost-optimal deployment? In the latest report from the Storage Futures Study (SFS), Economic Potential of Diurnal Storage
Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.By Mitchell Bernard Today’s unemployment numbers out of Washington affirm what the country’s experiencing on Main Street: a grinding climb from a devastating pandemic that’s taking a continuing toll on the economic security of our people. It’s great news that unemployment is falling. But 9.3 million Americans remain out of work.
The leader of Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram is dead, according to reports. News agency Reuters said it had heard an audio recording made by Boko Haram’s rivals The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), which said Abubakar Shekau died around 18 May. He died after detonating an explosive device, according to a person