Elon Musk: we must colonise Mars to preserve our species after a third world war โ€“ video

The Guardian

Humans must prioritise the colonisation of Mars so the species can be conserved in the event of a third world war, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk said on Sunday. 'It's important to get a self-sustaining base on Mars because it's far enough away from Earth that [in the event of a war] it's more likely to survive than a moon base," Musk said on stage at SXSW โ€“ just days after Donald Trump announced plans to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in an attempt to defuse rising nuclear tension


VIDEO: 'Real-life Rocky' eyes world title

BBC News

Films inspired by true stories are relatively common, but it is rare to find films inspiring real-life events. Tony Bellew played a world champion boxer on the big screen in the film Creed - and now he has got the chance to win a world title in real life.


Video referee technology influences its first World Cup goal

Engadget

When FIFA greenlit the use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup, there was one overriding question: how long would it take before the technology shaped an important call? Two days into the group stage, officiators have used VAR to call for a key penalty after Australia's John Risdon appeared to have fouled France's Antoine Griezmann with a sliding tackle, disrupting a charge toward a possible goal. Griezmann promptly scored on the subsequent penalty kick, giving France the lead. Tech played a crucial role later in the match, too. Goal-line systems once again helped France after a Paul Pogba shot bounced vertically off Australia's crossbar.



U.S. Probes Video Apparently Showing Shooting of Afghan Civilian

U.S. News

"I have reviewed the video and I am disappointed and also concerned that the American people, our Coalition partners, the Afghan government, and the Afghan people will believe that American service members are callous and indifferent to the horrors of war or the suffering of innocent people trapped in conflict," Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command, said in the emailed statement.