16 Jun 2018

Sea creatures fall from sky during insane storm

These images show the extraordinary moment an octopus and starfish fell from the sky after being sucked up by a powerful storm.

The sea tornado fizzled out before making landfall on the coastal city of Qingdao, China, but the marine creatures which had been whirling around in the storm cloud were suddenly spat out.

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16 Jun 2018

Deepfake Videos Are Getting Impossibly Good

Fake news sucks, and as those eerily accurate videos of a lip-synced Barack Obama demonstrated last year, it’s soon going to get a hell of a lot worse. As a newly revealed video-manipulation system shows, super-realistic fake videos are improving faster than some of us thought possible.

The SIGGRAPH 2018 computer graphics and design conference is scheduled for August 12 to 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, but we’re already getting a taste of the jaw-dropping technologies that are set to go on display.

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16 Jun 2018

Man asks black woman if her daughter bathed before going in hotel pool, sparks outrage

A white man confronted a black female swimmer at a ritzy California hotel’s pool on Monday, questioning whether she bathed before taking a dip, according to video of the incident.

The man insisted he was perfectly within his rights to ask such an intrusive question at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena, footage posted Wednesday by the woman, Texas resident Carle Wheeler, showed.

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16 Jun 2018

Teacher busted in car with teen he met on Grindr: police

An arts teacher at a private school in Missouri was arrested after being caught in a car with an underage boy he met through the dating app Grindr, authorities said.

Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives, a 47-year-old teacher at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, was pulled over early Wednesday in a gray Chevrolet Malibu after running a stop sign. A deputy from the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office then noticed a boy who was mumbling and rambling inside the car, according to court documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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