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Kilogram gets a new definition

Kilogram gets a new definition

Science
Scientists have changed the way the kilogram is defined. Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called "Le Grand K" which is locked away in a safe in Paris. On Friday, researchers meeting in Versailles voted to get rid of it in favour of defining a kilogram in terms of an electric current. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures.But some scientists, such as Perdi Williams at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, have expressed mixed feelings about the change."I haven't been on this project for too long but I feel a weird attachment to the kilogram," she said. "I think it is such an exciting thing and this is a really big moment. So I'm a little bit sad about [the cha...
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets mixed reviews

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets mixed reviews

Entertainment
The latest Fantastic Beasts film The Crimes of Grindelwald has earned mixed reviews from critics. It has a number of three-star reviews with suggestions that the plot is "overburdened" with details and preparing for future adventures. There is praise for the "vibrantly drawn" characters and Jude Law is highlighted for his performance as young Dumbledore.Many agree JK Rowling's imagination is "as awe-inspiring as ever."The second of five planned Fantastic Beasts films by JK Rowling also earns praise for its special effects.Ezra Miller stole the show at the Fantastic Beasts sequel's premiereCaryn James in the Hollywood Reporter called it a "vibrant, engaging improvement" on the first Fantastic Beasts film. "The sequel has better a...
Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Technology
Meal replacement drink Soylent will launch in the UK on Thursday with a different formula to its US equivalent.The firm has replaced seven ingredients and adjusted the mineral and vitamin content to comply with British regulations.Soylent was withdrawn from Canada in 2017 after reports that some people felt sick after drinking it.The firm said it was working with Canadian authorities to reinstate it.The Silicon Valley start-up became the largest crowd-funded food project when it launched in the US in 2013.It was marketed at busy professionals and the company originally suggested the product could replace meals regularly. It is named after a fictional artificial food called soylent that was featured in the 1966 sci-fi novel "Make Room! Make Room!".In the 1...
Charlie Riina in pictures: Playboy model gets wet n wild in 138 Water shoot

Charlie Riina in pictures: Playboy model gets wet n wild in 138 Water shoot

Entertainment
Polish-born babe Charlie Riina is well known for her glamour modelling in Playboy magazines across the world, as well as featuring in GQ and Maxim.With all the backlash at the beginning of this year after the Grid Girls were banned due to it being degrading to woman parading around scantily dressed in front of cars, many Grid Girls, glamour models and alike fought back.A statement from Formula 1 explained: “It does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern societal norms.”Glamour model Rhian Sugden made a stand on Instagram: “A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not want yourself.” Related Articles Proving posing for hot shoots is not all about beauty, Cha...
Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Sports
July 30 (UPI) -- Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson recently got called up to Major League Baseball in an interesting way. Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp had the honor of breaking the news to the right hander. Hudson was pitching in the first inning on Wednesday against the Salt Lake Bees during the sequence. He went three up and three down in the bottom of the first inning, quieting the Bees' bats. He then stepped up to pitch the second inning. Hudson walked Jared Walsh, before allowing a single to Jose Fernandez. Dustin Ackley was about to step into the box before Clapp walked out to the mound. Clapp got in a few words before handing a ball to the right hander. He then hugged Hudson as his teammates gave him a round of applause and shared more embraces in the dugout. "At first I did...