1. We doubled human life expectancy over the previous century. 100 years in the past, the common human life expectancy was someplace in the mid-30s. In the United States throughout the final nice pandemic, it was 41. At present, world life expectancy is 72 years, and in some elements of the world, it’s approaching 90. We’ve mainly given ourselves a ...

When the interactive actuality TV recreation Rival Peak debuted on Fb Watch final December, it was a megahit. Customers streamed the sport—that allowed them to vote on how characters ought to act, thus influencing whether or not these characters could be eradicated within the Survivor-like competitors every week—from throughout the globe, racking up over 100 million minutes of views through ...

The Scripps Nationwide Spelling Bee is again this yr, celebrating practically a century of testing kids’s information of weird and obscure phrases, pulled from the furthest reaches of the vocabularic universe. The annual custom has lengthy been a vibrant spot in aggressive leisure, broadcasting live from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as celebrity grade-school spellers dazzle full-grown adults with ...

New Yorkers are fairly used to fireworks this time of yr, however that’s not stopping Macy’s from attempting to one-up the various beginner shows across the metropolis with its annual fireworks showcase on the East River. For fireworks lovers who can’t get sufficient, the present makes for the proper summertime rooftop viewing. And should you can’t see the show in individual, ...

After a 12 months when journey all however vanished from the planet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Individuals are actually rising from their houses, stretching their legs, and racing to hit the open street once more. Airbnb, the home-rental firm, is trying to additional coax the wave of journey in the post-coronavirus period. On Wednesday, the corporate introduced a ...

Because the delayed 2020 European Championships (aka the Euros) kick off on the finish of this week, American audiences might need to pay explicit consideration to Spain’s opening recreation towards Sweden on Monday, June 14. It’ll give them a head begin in understanding which gamers to look at as soon as Spain’s high league, La Liga, begins broadcasting on ESPN ...

As I used to be planting bulbs in my backyard final week, an aged neighbor came visiting to speak to me. We’re each absolutely vaccinated, however I wasn’t masked and she or he was. So I spent just a few awkward moments digging in my pocket for a bandana, which I used to cowl my face whereas we chatted casually. ...

After a COVID-19 hiatus, Google’s large I/O developer conference is again, and followers expect some large information from the tech big. The 2-day occasion, which is all digital this yr, begins as we speak (Tuesday, Could 18) with a keynote delivered by CEO Sundar Pichai at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Google is predicted to launch its Android 12 cell ...

This story is a part of Residence Certain, a sequence that examines Individuals’ fraught relationship to their properties—and the once-in-a-lifetime alternative to hit the reset button. Learn extra right here. The previous year has highlighted simply how a lot our properties matter—and simply how problematic the American concept of “house” is. Inside days final spring, our worlds shrunk and our ...

Resident artists for the San Francisco Opera will perform the first in a series of open-air concerts later this month at San Rafael’s Marin Middle. Will probably be one of the biggest live musical occasions within the Bay Space for the reason that coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with organizers. By the point they’re able to belt out enduring classics by ...