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SEGA Acquire Rovio Entertainment Angry Birds
SEGA Corporation announced today that it will officially acquire Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment for $775-million USD. The company plans to take-in Rovio’s live-operated mobile game development capabilities, as well as expertise in mobile game operation, to accelerate the development of mobile-compatible and multi-platform-supported version of SEGA’s existing game IPs.

Gold Miner Canada Yukon Baby Woolly Mammoth
Gold miners in Canada’s Yukon discovered a near complete baby woolly mammoth that has been frozen for over 30,000-years. It was found in the Klondike gold fields within Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory while the miners were excavating through the permafrost. Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Elders named the female mammoth calf Nun cho ga, which translates to “big baby animal” in the Hän language.

Apple Watch SOS Woman Columbia River
The Apple Watch SOS feature may rarely be used by most users, but it did happen to save one woman’s life after she fell into the Columbia River. How does this feature work? Emergency SOS basically uses your Apple Watch to automatically call local emergency services and then shares your location with them. She managed to get her foot stuck under a rock in the freezing river and approached exhaustion before the rescue operation.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU Computex 2022
After numerous leaks, the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors have been officially revealed at Computex 2022. These CPUs are based on 5nm “Zen 4” architecture and feature double the amount of L2 cache per core, higher clock speeds, as well as provide a 15% uplift in single-thread performance versus its predecessor. A pre-production Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processor was clocked at a blazing fast 5.5 GHz throughout AAA game play.

Boeing Starliner Launch Orbit International Space Station
Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
The Boeing Starliner spacecraft has successfully launched atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and has entered orbit. This uncrewed capsule is set to dock with the International Space Station at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May 20. It’s transporting over 500-pounds of NASA cargo as well as crew supplies to the ISS and will return to Earth with nearly 600 pounds of cargo.

NASA Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) Empire State Building Earth
NASA has confirmed that asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3), which is larger than the Empire State Building in New York City, is hurtling towards Earth. Thankfully, this 1600-foot space rock is expected to pass 3.5-million miles away, but should still be considered a threat. It’s set to make a close approach at 5:18pm ET on May 16th at a speed of just over 18,000 miles per hour.

Supermassive Black Hole Center Milky Way Galaxy Event Horizon Telescope
Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, has been imaged for the first time by a research team using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Despite not being able to see the the black hole itself due to it being completely dark, we do see the glowing gas around, which reveals a a dark central region (shadow) surrounded by a bright ring-like structure.