Burden of repaying IMF loans will fall on future generations of Ukrainians, warns Putin

The IMF’s approval of a new $ 3.9 billion loan for Ukraine has already been hailed as a victory in Kiev. It’s just enough to cover some pension payments but will take a long time to pay off, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. The executive board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) greenlighted a new 14-month […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Enterprise-D is coming to Bridge Crew

Red Storm Entertainment Red Storm Entertainment will soon add the ship and bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation to the Star Trek: Bridge Crew game, along with several other TNG-themed additions like the Borg. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Red Storm Entertainment designer Hunter Janes outlined all the new features and content coming as […]

Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria

Enlarge / Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli (E. coli), grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip. (credit: NIAID / Flickr) On February 24, 1988, Richard Lenski seeded 12 flasks with E. coli and set them up to shake overnight at 37ºC. But he seeded them with only enough nutrients to grow […]

Big body retrospective: 8 generations of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The S-Class, or Sonderklasse (aka, “special class”) is the top dog of the Mercedes-Benz sedan lineup, representing the leading edge of the German brand’s luxury and tech offerings. Though “S” badge designations officially started in 1972 (and have since sold 4 million cars), these flagships trace their lineage back to 1954 when the blocky “Ponton” […]

Superhero Bits: Marvel Generations, Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Eggs, Black Goliath & More

Are you ready for Marvel Generations? Did you catch some of the many Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter eggs? Where does Black Panther pick up after Captain America: Civil War? Will Ant-Man and the Wasp introduce the villain Black Goliath? Want yo have your heart touched by seeing Captain America use sign language at Disneyland? All that […]

Insomnia may actually be an age-old survival mechanism wired from generations

Varying sleep patterns among people of different ages evolved to protect against danger lurking in the shadows, they claim. For our ancestors who lived and slept in groups thousands of years ago, it paid to ensure that not everyone was deeply asleep while predators lurked in the shadows. It could be one reason why people […]