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TUESDAY, 27 JULY 2021, 00:59

Politics

Malema vows to take bid to unseal CR17 bank statements to ConCourt

Yesterday at 17:26 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has vowed to lodge a direct appeal with the Constitutional Court to unseal the CR17 bank statements. The High Court in Pretoria dismissed the case with costs earlier this month.

Education

Did you solve it? Clueless sudoku

Yesterday at 17:59 PM, via The Guardian

The solutions to today’s puzzles

Earlier today I set you three ‘clueless’ Sudoku and an ‘almost clueless’ Killer Sudoku. For discussion and tips you can read the original column here.

For a printable page of all the puzzles click here. Scroll down for the solutions.

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Entertainment

Issa Rae is married

Yesterday at 18:15 PM, via CNN

We may still be waiting to see who (if anyone) her character on “Insecure” ends up with, but in real life, Issa Rae is now a married woman.

Entertainment

Olympic schedule and events to watch Monday

Yesterday at 16:55 PM, via CNN

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics continue Monday. Here just some of the events that viewers can enjoy watching. (Don’t forget: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the US.)

Science/Tech

Spotify launches “What’s New”

Today at 00:40 AM, via MyBroadband

Spotify has launched a new feature that serves as a personalised feed similar to Instagram and Facebook.

Science/Tech

Japan Pitches ‘Society 5.0’ To Keep Its Edge In Tech and Science

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

The Cabinet Office of Japan is co-hosting an event dedicated to “Society 5.0,” a future society the government believes Japan should aspire to. Defined by the Cabinet Office as “a human-centered society [helped] by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space,” Society 5.0 is a concept intended to broaden the discussion of innovation from science and technology to all of...

Science/Tech

Police Are Telling ShotSpotter To Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On May 31 last year, 25-year-old Safarain Herring was shot in the head and dropped off at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago by a man named Michael Williams. He died two days later. Chicago police eventually arrested the 64-year-old Williams and charged him with murder (Williams maintains that Herring was hit in a drive-by shooting). A key...

Science/Tech

Internal Documents Reveal NSA Cafeteria Sucks

Yesterday at 22:45 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: As reported by Motherboard, Emily Crose, a FOIA researcher, obtained emailed complaints showing how life at the NSA can be incredibly mundane:”The cafe menu items and pricing are out of control! Weighing the food to get more money, the scales are not properly adjusted, ripping us off. They stopped serving fried eggs at the OPS1 breakfast bar because it’s faster and...

Health

A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

About three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with A-fib, a heart-rhythm abnormality that’s on the rise. Here’s how to recognize the signs and treat it.

Health

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp

Yesterday at 01:06 AM, via BBC News

The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.