Sequel Bits: ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Labyrinth 2’, ‘Top Gun 2’, ‘Tintin 2’, ‘Lethal Weapon 5’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Tom Hanks gets emotional about the Toy Story 4 ending. Fede Alvarez says that despite recent reports, the Labyrinth 2 script isn’t done. Tom Cruise is allegedly learning to really fly fighter jets for Top Gun 2, because of course he is. Peter Jackson says Tintin 2 might film next year, but we’ll believe it […]

Michael Avenatti takes a victory lap after Wall Street Journal reports Trump directed an effort to keep Stormy Daniels silent earlier this year

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, took a victory lap on Tuesday in response to a Wall Street Journal report saying Trump directed his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen and his son Eric Trump to coordinate a legal effort to keep his client quiet. “Once again, we have been […]

Silent Raptor Kawhi Leonard happy, healthy ahead of camp, says GM

Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthy, says Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. Leonard, the centrepiece of one of the NBA's biggest off-season trades, has yet to address the Toronto media. But Ujiri talked about the two-time defensive player of the year on Tuesday, a week before the Raptors open training camp in Vancouver. ​"Everything to […]

Silent Running: Ford Sought Exception on Federal Noise Requirements for Hybrid Cars, EVs

One of the benefits touted by early electric car advocates was a reduction in noise pollution stemming from automobiles. Electric motors have the potential to run far quieter than their internal combustion rivals, which could result in softer-sounding roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation started seriously worrying about the safety implications of silent-running vehicles back in […]

‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

Gerry Broome/AP A Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was toppled during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage. Once it was on the ground, demonstrators kicked it and cheered. UNC leaders previously said state law prevented the […]

ISIS kidnappings soar in Iraq, despite declared victory over militants, but ‘media stays silent’

Despite the Western Coalition declaring victory over Islamic State in Iraq last year, the militants’ activity is surging. More Iraqis are kidnapped every month, as state media stays silent, a government security adviser told RT. The Western Coalition declared Iraq “completely liberated” from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in December, but the militants’ activities didn’t […]

Shhh… Nasa’s supersonic silent aircraft gets name reflecting long QueSST to make it

After decades in the making, NASA’ s silent supersonic aircraft seems to have reached the stage it deserved a name. The plane is designed to travel over cities faster than the speed of sound and as quietly as a mouse. The moniker X-59 QueSST was given to the experimental aircraft by the US Air Force, […]

What is a silent heart attack? HALF of us are missing the signs

A silent heart attack is defined as a heart attack you didn’t realise you had.  Also known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), they are said to account for about half of all heart attacks, but are mistaken for less serious conditions. The symptoms can feel mild, lacking the intensity of classic heart attack signs […]