(1)一个陌生人第四位。A creepy New Year’s countdown heralds the third season of奇怪的事情。
(2)世特粉笔UP较少的英国观众。“Ratings Low for Time-Shifted ‘Doctor Who’ Festive Special”saysThe Hollywood Reporter.
But its overnight viewings in the U.K. were anything but stellar, with 5.15 million tuning in on the BBC, a 22.4 percent share, according to reports, half a million less than Idris Elba’s return asLutherthe same evening. The figure — which is before consolidated views have been included — marks the lowest for anyDoctor Whofestive special since the series returned in its modern form in 2005, and also Whittaker’s second-worst episode this season. By contrast, David Tennant’s first special landed 9.4 million overnight views, Matt Smith’s 10.3 million and Peter Capaldi’s 6.3 million. However, these were all broadcast Christmas Day.
(3)AQUAMAN.He’s doing the backstroke to the bank:“潜水侠游过去Wonder Woman at global box office, could pass Batman v Superman next “。
该图中上面放置小馅饼詹金斯特征Wonder Woman，这在2017年lassoed超过8.21亿$一点它的戏剧性运行期间就国内而言，Aquamanalso broke the $200 million mark in North America, but it still needs $197 or so million to beatWonder Woman的美国的4.12亿$总建筑。
(4)WU AND ARISIA.During Brianna Wu’s 2018 congressional race she focused on issues with wide appeal, and on attracting attention from major media. But the在Facebook上一天she returned a fannish subject, the forthcoming Arisia convention:
If you attendArisia公司今年，我不会和你说什么 - 但我绝对会想你少。
A convention that had multiple sexual predators at senior leadership levels and ignored the rape of a teenager is not a convention you should support. You cannot attend Arisia and also also support women.
I will not be buying your books. I will not support your art. I will never do you a favor.
(5)黑色镜面金融时报。马丁·莫尔斯伍斯特偷看背后Financial Times付费墙，在他们的覆盖报告Black Mirror’s“想象猛兽”的插曲。
In the December 29Financial TImes, Shannon Bond interviews “Black Mirror” showrunners Charlie Brooker and Anabel Jones about the forthcoming episode of Black Mirror called “Bandersnatch” which will be interactive. It’s about a choose your own adventure writer who gets trapped in “a branching set of storylines that descend down rabbit holes exploring free will and mind control.”
“‘We didn’t know what the story would be and we were like, ‘Wouldn’t that just be a gimmick?’ said Mr Brooker.
But once the pair hit upon a plot with the right themes, they were quick to embrace the opportunity, said Ms Jones,
‘It’s absolutely baked into the story this idea of freedom of choice and control and the illusion of control and the illusion of choice. Once you’ve got that as the basic conceit and you have the protagonist and you can give them multiple endings but these endings only build to reinforce the whole, then that’s delicious,’ she said.”
They could call it “Choose Your Own Adventure–To Despair!” says Wooster. “Good times!”
(6)当心BIRD BOX挑战。伊桑阿尔特，在“Netflix to Fans: Don’t Be Like Bullock And Avoid BIRD BOX Challenge,”says that Netflix is telling fans to avoid a viral challene to do things while blindfolded just like Sandra Bullock does in BIRD BOX, saying they could hurt themselves and Bullock announced she bumped into the Steadicam several times while doing her blindfolded scenes.
(7)ROBERTS OBIT.BBC reports“网的创始父亲拉里·罗伯茨博士死了81岁”
Dr Roberts is recognised as one of the four founding fathers of the internet along with Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf and Len Kleinrock.
The son of two chemists, Dr Roberts reportedly chose electronics as a field of study because it was more forward-looking.
[Compiled by Cat Eldridge.]
- 生于1920年1月2日–Isaac Asimov.我不可能在这里总结一下他，所以我不会。我最喜欢的小说由他的原Foundation小说非常紧随其后的是他的银河帝国series andI, Robot。我也还是喜欢Robot系列了很多，我知道我读过很多他的短篇小说。（死于1992年。）
- 生于1929年1月2日–Charles Beaumont.He is best remembered as a writer of suchTwilight Zoneepisodes such as “The Howling Man”, “Printer’s Devil”, and the “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You”, but he also penned the exemplary7 Faces of Dr. Laoscreenplay, and红死病的面具, a horror film with Vincent Price which is rather good. (Died 1967.)
- Born January 2, 1978—芮妮·埃莉斯·戈尔兹伯里，41. Currently Quellcrist Falconer in theAltered Carbon她的第一个角色SF系列已经艇员凯利的“Vox的索拉”插曲星际迷航：企业。I认为她唯一的其他流派的外观是丹尼斯·沃特金斯在漫长的题为“在纽约的事情时做你认为你是死”的插曲火星上的生命series. I’ve read the entireAltered Carbonseries but not seen the series, so how is it?
- Born January 2, 1979–Tobias Buckell,40. I read and enjoyed a lot hisXenowealth这既是原件及管理系列很好地包裹。不要注意，“炼金术士和的Executioness“，中篇小说，他与后者写的，并且是后者的组成部分Tangled Lands Universe绝对值得追逐出去读书
- 生于1983年1月2日—Kate Bosworth,36.不是一个长期的简历类型我给予你,但her Lois Lane inSuperman Returnscertainly was impressive and she’s was recently in a series that I’m looking forward to seeing no matter how depressing it probably is, an adaptation of Len Deighton’sSS-GB, and she’s gotThe I-Land，一个网编这听起来比SF即将更恐怖。
（9）最后，他们受审科学。The popular theory about learning-by-guess was always wrong:“Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It”。
Harper attended a professional-development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools. The teachers were talking about how students should attack words in a story. When a child came to a word she didn’t know, the teacher would tell her to look at the picture and guess.
The most important thing was for the child to understand the meaning of the story, not the exact words on the page. So, if a kid came to the word “horse” and said “house,” the teacher would say, that’s wrong. But, Harper recalls, “if the kid said ‘pony,’ it’d be right because pony and horse mean the same thing.”
(10)OLD TECH MADE NEW.NPR“Climate Change Is Bad For Peru’s Pastures … But There’s A 1,200-Year-Old Fix”
Climate change, vanishing ice and erratic rain patterns are causing the wetlands in two Andean communities to shrink — and that’s a big problem for the communities of Miraflores and Canchayllo. The villagers depend on the puna, a set of alpine ecosystems above 13,000 feet that include grasslands and wetlands to graze sheep, cows, alpacas, llamas and vicunas — animals that provide them with their livelihoods.
Instead of looking for modern solutions to improve access to water, the villagers turned to an old one: centuries-old hydraulic systems that dot the Nor Yauyos Cocha Landscape Reserve, a state-protected natural area seven hours east of Lima. These ancient systems have been used to help irrigate the reserve’s pastures and provide nutrient-rich soil for hundreds of years.
So in 2013, the communities teamed up with scientists from U.S. nonprofit The Mountain Institute (TMI) and reserve authorities to devise plans to revive their historic waterways, including canals, lakes and reservoirs. In addition to providing water, the project would also help mitigate the effects of climate change on the landscape, which has been degraded by grazing, melting glaciers and erratic rainfall.
(11)THE SPEED OF DARK.真实的世界移动超过月球的小说：“该公司其工作人员都是孤独症”。
On first inspection it seems like any other Los Angeles-based company, with tasteful art on the white walls and calm-inducing diffusers dotted about.
Peter describes the working atmosphere as “quiet, but fun”, and especially likes the fact that there is no pressure to socialise, while Evan says of his employers that they are “very accommodating and understanding”. Brian describes his office as “unique”.
Auticon is one of only a handful of companies that cater exclusively for employees who are on the autistic spectrum.
Formerly known as MindSpark before being acquired by German-based Auticon, the firm was founded by Gray Benoist who, as the father of two autistic sons, saw few options in the workplace that could cater for their needs.
(12)BETTER FUZZY PIXELS.“新地平线：NASA探测幸存飞掠天涯海角的”- 英国广播公司的故事。
The encounter occurred some 6.5bn km (4bn miles) away, making it the most distant ever exploration of an object in our Solar System.
New Horizons acquired gigabytes of photos and other observations during the pass.
It will now send these home over the coming months.
The radio message from the robotic craft was picked up by one of Nasa’s big antennas, in Madrid, Spain.
China is preparing to make the first attempt at landing robotic spacecraft on the Moon’s far side.
Authorities have not specified the exact time of the attempt to touch down in the Von Kármán crater. But a report in the state-run China Daily newspaper suggests Chang’e-4 could begin descending on its thrusters sometime from 2-3 January.
（14）ORBITAL OBSTETRICS.大西洋组织reports a proposed experiment:“Imagine Giving Birth in Space”。
“SpaceLife Origin, based in the Netherlands,wants to senda pregnant woman, accompanied by a “trained, world-class medical team,” in a capsule to the space above Earth. The mission would last 24 to 36 hours. Once the woman delivered the child, the capsule would return to the ground. “A carefully prepared and monitored process will reduce all possible risks, similar to Western standards as they exist on Earth for both mother and child,” SpaceLife Origin’s website states. The company has set the year 2024 as the target date for the trip.
“The concept raises a host of questions—we’ll get to those later—but perhaps the most immediate may be this:为什么？“
（15）JEOPARDY!Direct from Andrew Porter’s living room, tonight’s sff reference on危险！
Wrong questions: “Who is Churchill?”, “Who is Christopher Tolkien?”
（16）HERTZ PENS COOLEST VERSE.John Hertz cheered me up after reading my complaint about a cold house —
We all of us knew you were cool,
But now it seems too you are cold.
We’ll hope that you had a good Yule
And were safe while Old/New Year change rolled.
But we still don’t see a new header,
Or does some worse thing mean you can’t?
I join my small voice to the others
Who wish you bothgood和the best。
You know that if we had our druthers
You’d not go through any such test.
（17）火山岩KIMCHI治愈。But if I need it,LAist师爷“泡菜锅，火山韩国炖，可以杀死感冒”。
When the winter sun sets before 5 p.m. and you’re nursing a nasty case of the sniffles, there’s a piping-hot Korean stew that provides the perfect antidote to illness和hunger. Huge, hearty and volcanic red, kimchi jjigae can blaze the mucus out of your body better than a Neti pot.
韩国菜被一些人认为是起源于中期朝鲜时代，期间或1592年壬辰战争后不久，1598年，日本侵略朝鲜并带来葡萄牙商人辣椒与他们。也有人认为辣椒已在韩国养殖1500年历史, after it was brought to the region millions of years ago by birds. Still others believe the chili came from China, thanks toIndian and Arab traders peddling the seeds along the Silk Road。
Whatever kimchi jjigae’s origins, it lets thrifty Korean cooks use super-ripe kimchi that’s not ideal to eat on its own. With the kimchi’s intensity mellowed by pork, tofu, gochugaru (chile pepper flakes), garlic, ginger, scallions and broth, the spicy stew has become a year-round favorite. During long, harsh winters, like the kind we have here in Los Angeles, jjigae with pork has a reputation as an almost magical antidote to winter colds….