Solium Infernum Is A Grand Strategy Game For The PC Set In Hell

Image: Solium Infernum I know a lot of people who would say a grand strategy game set anywhere would be hell, but those people don’t know what they’re missing out on. Solium Infernum was announced overnight, and it’s the next game from League of Geeks, the team behind the long-running and very good Armello. Its … Read more

U.S. stock futures rise ahead of Fed decision

U.S. stock indexes rose on Wednesday, ahead of another expected sharp interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve and after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war against Ukraine. How are stock indexes trading The Dow Jones Industrial Average  DJIA, +0.54% rose 143 points, or 0.5%, to 30,853 The S&P 500  SPX, +0.57% gained 18 … Read more

Ray Dalio says watch out for rates reaching this level, because Wall Street stocks will take a 20% hit

After that CPI shock earlier in the week, Wall Street is bracing for a fresh batch of data including retail sales, on Thursday, with a deepening yield curve inversion between 2- and 10-year bonds giving off ever gloomier economic signals. There’s good news though, as a disastrous rail strike may be averted. There’s no cheering … Read more

Kobo’s Clara 2E E-Reader Aims to Beat Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5

The $100 Kobo Nia is one of the cheapest ad-free e-readers for digitizing your reading library, but it lacks many features that can greatly improve your reading experience. For just $30 more, the new Kobo Clara 2E brings better screen lighting that’s easier on the eyes, plus two important upgrades that should put a dent … Read more

Explosive Report Claims a Leading Alzheimer’s Theory May Use Fabricated Results

A seminal 2006 study of Alzheimer’s disease might contain fabricated results, an investigation from Science magazine found. The investigation uncovered evidence suggesting several instances of image manipulation in the work of Sylvain Lesné, a researcher working at the University of Minnesota and an author of the 2006 study.   The paper, which is cited by more than 2,200 … Read more

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program.   However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one … Read more

Optical Illusion: Is the black hole expanding, or is it staying still? | Trending

Optical illusions have been around forever and are fun to solve. They trick our eyes and brains into seeing something that doesn’t exist in reality. While some of them are headscratchers, others are entertaining. In fact, there is no dearth of optical illusion images and videos on the internet. The latest viral illusion intriguing people … Read more

In a Wild Twist, Physicists Have Revived an Alternative Theory of Gravity

Out in the dark depths of space, our models of the Universe get messy. A new study looking at the ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy AGC 114905 has revived a controversial theory (or more accurately a hypothesis) of gravity, and given us more questions than answers about what’s making our galaxies tick.   It all starts with dark … Read more

International Paper Co. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

Shares of International Paper Co. IP, + 2.91% rose 2.91% to $ 46.70 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, + 0.40% rising 0.40% to 34,721.12 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.27% falling 0.27% to 4,488.28. The stock’s rise … Read more

The Hidden Ways Companies Raise Prices

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc., a Chicago-based restaurant group, has added a 3% “processing fee” to checks at many of its restaurants. Harley-Davidson Inc. added a charge last year to its motorcycles to cover rising material costs. Peloton Interactive Inc. in January began charging $ 250 for delivery and setup of some of its indoor … Read more