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Legend’s plea to confront game’s ‘heinous’ side

Former Socceroos captain Craig Foster has urged the Australian football community to confront its demons while condemning the “heinous” actions of some Sydney United 58 fans on Saturday night. Football Australia is investigating the ugly scenes from sections of the crowd at the Australia Cup final, won 2-0 by Macarthur FC at CommBank Stadium in …

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Bombers whacked over controversial new CEO

The appointment of new Essendon chief executive Andrew Thorburn is tearing the club apart after it was revealed he is also a chairman of a church organization that denounces homosexuality and likens abortion to the operation of concentration camps. Thorburn’s recruitment was described by president David Barham as “bold and decisive” but high profile members …

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Koroisau cops phone call from Tigers over jibe

Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis said the wooden-spooners reached out to Api Koroisau’s management following the premiership winning hooker’s comments after Penrith’s grand final victory. Koroisau’s move to the Wests Tigers was ruthlessly mocked by his Penrith teammates in a video released on social media, where the hooker was showing off his three premiership rings …

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Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders

Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders

With a growing number of patients in states that now prohibit abortion traveling for the procedure, Planned Parenthood says it will soon open its first mobile abortion clinic in the country, in southern Illinois. A rendering from Planned Parenthood shows the design for a new mobile clinic expected to begin providing abortion pills in Illinois …

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The Surprisingly Enjoyable Rise of the Streaming Meta-Comedy

The Surprisingly Enjoyable Rise of the Streaming Meta-Comedy

“Let’s remake something original!” a grinning Hulu executive says in the pilot episode of Hulu’s new series Reboot. He’s in the middle of greenlighting a remake of a corny early 2000s sitcom, and he couldn’t be more pleased with himself. He’s been charmed by the pitch for a gritty update on the family-friendly series from …

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A Huge New Data Set Pushes the Limits of Neuroscience

A Huge New Data Set Pushes the Limits of Neuroscience

So neuroscientists use an approach called “dimensionality reduction” to make such visualization possible—they take data from thousands of neurons and, by applying clever techniques from linear algebra, describe their activities using just a few variables. This is just what psychologists did in the 1990s to define their five major domains of human personality: openness, agreeableness, …

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