The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 17th, 2019 night edition

image for Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' (Exclusive)

Script development concerns caused Akira to push back its shooting start, and while some of those have been addressed, say sources, the dates were now too close for comfort.

Several sources have said that Warners is keen on keeping Waititi involved for the long term and hopes to see him pick up Akira after Thor 4.

Waititi brought his own stamp to the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, infusing the movie with an idiosyncratic wit evident in his previous work like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Audiences responded to the tune of almost $854 million worldwide while critics’ raves put the movie at 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his career-defining role as the Asgardian god of thunder.

Next up for Waititi is Jojo Rabbit, a unique Nazi-era satire he directed for Fox Searchlight, which opens Oct. 18.

Scarlett Johansson stars in the picture alongside Waititi, who portrays a boy's imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. »

Women's Pockets are Inferior.

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There are few things more frustrating than collecting your belongings only to realize that the pockets in your pants are too small to hold them.

Afterall, men’s pants pockets are basically the pockets of our dreams.

We measured the pockets in both men’s and women’s pants in 20 of the US’ most popular blue jeans brands. »

Girls’ superb verbal skills may contribute to the gender gap in math

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According to a study published today in the journal PNAS, many girls who do every bit as well as their male peers in mathematics may still decide on more humanities-centric careers—because their verbal skills outshine their already high marks in math.

However, experts caution that the findings should not be interpreted as a reflection on innate differences in ability between the genders.

Such an approach could end up being a boon for those hoping to tackle the stubborn gender gap in math. »