Kazakhstan says 164 were killed in a week of bloody protests only quelled after the threat to shoot demonstrators on sight and the arrival of Russian troops

Official figures state 164 people have been killed in protests, up from the previous figure of 44. The office of the Kazakh president has said about 5,800 people have been detained by police.  Russian military units have entered to assist Kazakh forces in quelling the unrest. Loading Something is loading. Kazakhstan’s health ministry has confirmed…

Disney patents metaverse technology for theme parks that would track visitors while projecting personalized 3D images for them

Disney is one step closer to creating its own theme-park metaverse.  The entertainment company was recently approved for a “virtual-world simulator” patent.  The tech includes a tracking system and 3D image projector — here’s what it might do.  Loading Something is loading. Disney park visitors could soon be riding through the metaverse as the entertainment…

Why I went from being an actor to a clowndoctor

Image source, Kelman Greig Kicks / Hearts and MindsImage caption, Carmen Pieraccini brings joy to sick kids as Dr SqueegieScottish actor Carmen Pieraccini is best-known for hard-hitting storylines and heartbreaking scenes in TV drama River City.But the role she has found most rewarding is not as Shieldinch’s Kelly-Marie Adams, but as a children’s clown.The 42-year-old…

HS2: Vast Roman settlement found by archaeologists

Image source, HS2Image caption, James West said this was one of the most impressive sites that had been discovered during HS2 excavationsArchaeologists working on the route of the HS2 high-speed railway have found a vast wealthy Roman trading settlement.The discovery was made during excavations at the site in south Northamptonshire.A team of about 80 archaeologists…