Road tripping in a Ferrari 488 GTB: Worth the wait

661-horsepower, very clever aerodynamics, and a joy to drive even at legal speeds. But the 800-pound gorilla in the supercar market is Ferrari. It might not have been the first Italian company to stick a powerful engine behind the cockpit and wrap it all up in a pretty shape, but 70 years of heritage on […]

Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

Stargazers will get the opportunity to spot shooting stars during the annual Perseid meteor shower. The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. Astronomers say hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around […]

Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie are testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against Cincinnati Public Schools and school officials cites repeated examples of Gabriel […]

Smart Cities in Deutschland: So digital sind unsere Städte wirklich

Laut der Digitalen Agenda soll Deutschland zum Vorzeigeland der Digitalisierung werden. Aber wie sieht es in den Städten aus? Intelligente Ampeln für weniger Staus und kluge Verkehrsleitsysteme für stressfreies Parken in den Innenstädten: Technologie, die es bald überall in Deutschland geben wird? Wohl eher nicht, denn Deutschland hinkt bei der Digitalisierung seiner Städte im Vergleich […]

No Man’s Sky version 1.3 is live, adds “joint exploration,“ more [updated]

“Atlas Rises” follows seemingly endless ARG that included real-life escape rooms. Arguably the most intriguing update is the new “joint exploration” mode. However, be warned that this is not necessarily full-blown multiplayer. Instead, this adds visual and voice indicators whenever more than one person is traversing the same planet in the game while connected online. Any other […]

Virginia governor urges people to avoid alt-right rally

Far-right activists to descend on Charlottesville for rally against the removal of a Confederate statue. Virginia’s governor has urged people to stay away from a planned weekend rally of far-right and white supremacist groups in the university town of Charlottesville. Charlottesville, an otherwise sleepy city of 46,000 in central Virginia, is bracing for an influx […]

Tottering piglets can’t walk at first but learn super-fast

Video analysis shows that it only takes piglets 8 hours to learn to gain full control over their limbs, allowing them to walk as confidently as adult pigs Limited VIP tickets remaining – Book now Newborn piglets may totter slowly to begin with, but within 8 hours they are trotting with confidence. New evidence suggests […]