Ein Forscherkollektiv jagt den mysteriösen All-Besucher

Nach der Entdeckung eines Besuchers aus den Tiefen des Alls, gehen Forscher jetzt auf die Jagd. Ein Verbund aus Astronomen und Ingenieuren will dem extrasolaren Asteroiden ‘Oumuamua eine Sonde hinterher schicken. Aber ‘Oumuamua ist schnell und verlässt unser Sonnensystem bereits wieder — ihn einzuholen, wird eine immense Herausforderung.

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North Korean soldier who defected ‘nice guy’ who likes ‘CSI,’ pop music

Dramatic footage of the soldier’s daring defection to South Korea was released earlier this week.

Surgeon John Cook-Jong Lee told the Reuters news agency this week that the North Korean defector, a young soldier who is recovering in a Seoul hospital and has only been identified by the name “Oh,” admitted to liking the comedy film Bruce Almighty starring Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman and the gritty crime television series CSI.      READ FULL POST

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp impressions: Nintendo should be ashamed

Lots of good AC series content, but core experience is too low on free-to-play scale.

There simply wasn’t much to do in a given day after fishing, fossil scavenging, and running basic errands. That was the point. You were supposed to hop in, do your daily virtual regimen, leave notes for other players in the same household, and come back in a day or two. That formula has since shone for over a decade, with follow-up entries adding online support that essentially expands that “cozy little household” feeling without breaking the game’s core loop.     READ FULL POST

Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete’s fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013.

FILE – In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)      READ FULL POST