New Pokémon mobile game, Pokémon Sleep, promises to turn sleeping into entertainment【Video】

Pikachu wants you to get some sleep, and the new Pokémon Home system will allow you to transfer Pocket Monster species from one game to another via cloud memory. At one point or another, just about every video game fan has been in a situation where they thought “I want to keep playing, but I […]

Godzilla drops the CG, straps on the suit for awesome old-school tribute video【Video】

Just before the release of the King of the Monsters’ latest CG slugfest, a team of practical effects geniuses take the kaiju back to his roots. In many ways, it’s a great time to be a Godzilla fan. 2016’s Shin Godzilla did a better job than any previous installment of presenting the kaiju as a […]

Former Chinese envoy to India promoted after helping to get ties back on track

China’s former top envoy to India Luo Zhaohui has been promoted to deputy foreign minister, as Beijing tries to forge better ties with New Delhi amid its escalating rivalry with Washington.The new appointment, reported on Wednesday, coincided with an announcement from the Indian foreign ministry that President Xi Jinping will visit India later this year […]

Vladimir Putin to roll out red carpet for Xi Jinping as Russia and China seek to move closer in face of growing US mistrust

President Xi Jinping will visit Russia next month, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as China seeks to cement ties with its most important strategic partner amid its escalating trade war with the US.The three-day state visit to Russia will start next Wednesday and was made at the invitation of Xi’s Russian counterpart Vladimir […]

Chinese viewers count down to US trade war television debate between CGTN and Fox anchors they can’t watch

Viewers in China might not be able to watch it live but they will be looking out for updates on a highly anticipated debate between a Chinese state media anchor and an American network host on Thursday morning.Liu Xin, a presenter on Chinese state broadcaster CGTN will appear on a prime time Fox Business show […]

Singapore, China deepen defence ties, plan larger military exercises including joint navy drill

Singapore and China have agreed to a “substantial programme” to deepen military ties after a Wednesday meeting between the two countries’ defence chiefs.Among the proposed enhancements to an existing defence cooperation agreement is a second bilateral naval drill to be held next year, after the countries held a similar drill in 2015.These exercises are significant […]

Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution?

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our primarily fruit-eating ancestors began eating aquatic life, and supplementing their diet with nutrients critical for brain development. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2EDXElK

Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart’s electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink. Two different commercially available energy drinks produced the same results, suggesting that energy drinks as a class should be consumed with caution. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2XcHZ40

AOC opens up about death threats after baseball team shows offensive video of her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened up about death threats on Twitter following a troubling video from a minor league baseball team.  The freshman congresswoman took to Twitter to level criticism at the team after the Fresno Grizzlies showed a video on their jumbotron on Memorial Day that compared Ocasio-Cortez to dictators Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Un.  […]

South China Morning Post bags three prizes and two honourable mentions at SOPA awards in Hong Kong

The South China Morning Post bagged a tally of three prizes and two honourable mentions on Wednesday at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence, the region’s top annual publishing awards.Held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, this year’s event attracted more than 800 entries in 17 categories […]

Hong Kong’s Basic Law allows for same-sex marriage restrictions, city’s lawyers argue in landmark LGBT court challenge

Lawyers for the government on Wednesday argued that Hong Kong’s constitution allowed for not recognising sex-same marriages and civil unions as the city’s first court challenge to secure marriage equality reached its second day.Barrister Stewart Wong Kai-ming SC, speaking for the Secretary for Justice, told the High Court that when the Basic Law, the city’s […]

Boeing 737 MAX unlikely to fly again before middle of summer air transport boss says, as China carriers estimate losses could hit US$580 million

Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft which was grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes killed 346 people is unlikely to return to service until at least August, the airline’s global trade body has said.A return to service was “a minimum” of 10 to 12 weeks away, Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) […]

Beijing rejects US warning to Hong Kong to avoid vessel carrying Iranian oil, saying energy relations between nations must be respected

Beijing has dismissed Washington’s warning to Hong Kong not to provide services to a vessel carrying Iranian oil, saying “normal energy dealings” between the international community and the Middle East nation are reasonable, lawful and should be respected.The spokesperson’s office of Chinese foreign affairs also reiterated its opposition to America’s “long arm jurisdiction” and “unilateral […]

Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel to raise tolls by as much as 8 per cent in eighteenth fee increase since launch

Tolls for Hong Kong’s most expensive tunnel will be raised by as much as 8 per cent from next month, the eighteenth fee increase since its launch in 1997.On Wednesday, fare rises of HK$5 to HK$15 were announced for the Western Harbour Tunnel after the government, facing opposition from lawmakers across the political spectrum, was […]

[Panda Arts] This Woman Created Wings That She Can Move At Will

http://bit.ly/2I6kCTg With events such as Comic Con becoming less of a geek party and more of an international pop culture phenomenon, it’s no wonder that cosplay’s becoming more and more popular. What was once a very niche interest dominated by what the rest of the society deemed as ‘geeks’ and ‘nerds’ has been rapidly leaking […]

“Review: Versailles — Visible / Invisible at the Château de Versailles”

On show until October 20, “Versailles — Visible/Invisible” marks the 12th installment of the Chateau de Versailles’s annual Contemporary art exhibitions. This year, five world-renowned photographers —Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Dove Allouche, Eric Poitevin and Viviane Sassen — have created original works for the occasion, exhibited in various locations around the Trianon estate.In their own […]