A wizard’s wishful thinking is as controversial as magic itself

Legacy of Hogwarts Hogwarts Legacy, a sprawling RPG that takes you back to Harry Potter’s 19th-century wizarding school, releases this week amid controversy and focused outrage. There are long calls to boycott the game in toto because of Potter creator JK Rowling’s alleged transphobia. Although Rowling was not directly involved in developing Hogwarts Legacy – … Read more

Deep-sea mining noise pollution threatens whales: study

Scientists warned on Tuesday that controversial seabed mining could pose a major threat to ocean ecosystems, particularly blue whales and other cetaceans already under stress from shipping, pollution and climate change. A study in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science found that commercial-scale extraction of valuable minerals from the ocean floor, which could begin later … Read more

This is your last chance to claim 19 free games

Sony PlayStation Plus Collection Games (Sony) Sony introduced a perk for owners of the new PlayStation 5 console in late 2020, called the Playstation Collection. However, you’d better hurry and claim it if you haven’t, because it’s being discontinued soon. The Playstation Collection is a selection of 19 games that represent some of the highlights … Read more

Deep sea mining could threaten whales and dolphins, scientists warn

The loud noise produced by deep-sea mining could pose a serious threat to whales and other sea creatures that use sound to communicate, scientists said. In a new report from the University of Exeter and Greenpeace, researchers have warned that constant man-made noise could disrupt the unique frequencies that whales, dolphins and porpoises use to … Read more