Art

German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

Slideshow ( 4 images ). BERLIN (Reuters) - German police are investigating after dozens of priceless artefacts in some of Berlin’s most famous museums were daubed with an oily liquid by unkown vandals, causing possibly irreparable damage, officials said on Wednesday. The attacks took place during opening hours on Oct. 3 but were only made public late on Tuesday by newspaper Der Tagespiegel and broadcaster Deutschlandfunk, which called them one ... Full story

Education

Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to the tech industry – TechCrunch

Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to the tech industry – TechCrunch

Netflix is going back to school . Working with Norfolk State University, the alma mater of one of the company’s senior software engineers, and the online education platform, 2U , Netflix is developing a virtual boot camp for students to gain exposure to the tech industry. Starting today Netflix will open enrollment for 130 students to participate in a 16-week training program beginning in January. That program will be divided into three tracks ... Full story

Economics

A French alternative to Palantir would take two years to make, Thales CEO says

A French alternative to Palantir would take two years to make, Thales CEO says

PARIS (Reuters) - An alternative to tools provided by U.S. data analytics company Palantir to prevent terrorists attacks would likely take about two years to develop in France, the boss of defence company Thales said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Patrice Caine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace and defence group Thales, attends a news conference with Gemalto in Paris, France, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo. ... Full story

Entertainment

The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders – TechCrunch

The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders – TechCrunch

In ye olden days of piracy , RIAA takedown notices were a common thing — I received a few myself. But that’s mostly fallen off as tracking pirates has gotten more difficult. But the RIAA can still issue nastygrams — to the creators of software that could potentially be used to violate copyright, like YouTube downloaders. One such popular tool used by many developers, YouTube-DL , has been removed from GitHub for the present after an RIAA threat ... Full story

Health

U.S. NIH head Collins says Fauci demonization is distressing

U.S. NIH head Collins says Fauci demonization is distressing

FILE PHOTO: Dr Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss about vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2020. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said on Friday that ... Full story

Law

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 'Execution' video prompts war crime probe

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 'Execution' video prompts war crime probe

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Living

France becomes seventh country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases

France becomes seventh country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections jumped over one million on Friday, making France the seventh country to reach that milestone. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs an olfactory test to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in Nice, France, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard. Over the past 24 hours, France registered a record 42,032 new cases, taking the total to 1,041,075, ... Full story

Politics

US Election 2020: Biden campaign seeks to clarify comments on ending oil

US Election 2020: Biden campaign seeks to clarify comments on ending oil

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Sport

Windsor Castle: Changing hundreds of royal clocks

Windsor Castle: Changing hundreds of royal clocks

As the clocks go back this autumn, the horological conservator at Windsor Castle will be busy changing more than 400 clocks from the Royal Collection Trust. For those of us with smartphones and smartwatches, the change to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Sunday 25 October will happen automatically whilst we sleep. But for the hundreds of clocks in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, each one will need to be changed by hand to ensure accurate ... Full story

Technology

Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more – TechCrunch

Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more – TechCrunch

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week, a startup that’s using UAV drones for mapping forests, a look at how ... Full story