Scrutinize finds 2019 was a ‘banner year’ for female filmmakers

Women directed more of the most popular movies in 2019 than in any year beforeBy JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterJanuary 2, 2020, 9:28 PM4 min readNEW YORK — Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director’s chair. In 2019, women directed more of…

Unique Zealand chief finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past, but now its tourism industry is being boosted by Stephen ColbertBy NICK PERRY Associated PressDecember 5, 2019, 8:14 AM2 min readWELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the…

A cosmic ‘blob’ finds a neutron star that was lacking for an extended time

A cosmic dust cloud’s bright spot — nicknamed the blob — hints at the presence of a neutron star. Credit: Phil Cigan Astronomy and astrophysics 26 November 2019 A celebrity supernova’s absent feature has stumped astronomers for more than 30 years. Astronomers might have found the long-lost cinder of a conflagration that left them spellbound…

Spotify finds the final decade’s most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ariana Grande and Drake were the most-streamed female and male artists of the decade Spotify has revealed its biggest songs, albums and artists of the last decade, with Drake emerging as the most-streamed artist of the 2010s. The Canadian star has racked up more than 28 billion streams, with…

‚World of Warcraft: Shadowlands‘ trailer finds a spooky attempting expansion

By Kellen Beck2019-11-01 18:52:26 UTC After Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft is heading in a new direction with the expansion Shadowlands. WoW players may recall the game’s third expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, which saw the fall of the Lich King Arthas in Northrend. Arthas was replaced by another person, Bolvar Fordragon, but…

Girl finds her childhood e-book in museum

Image copyright Museum of English Rural Life Image caption Zoe identified her childhood copy of The Secret Garden by the hieroglyphics inside When a little girl wrote her name in hieroglyphics in a front cover, she didn’t realise it would reunite her with the book decades later.As children in Reading, England, Zoe Andrews and her…