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New AI AlphaFold 3 ‘predicts all of life’s molecule structures,’ says Google spinoff lab

New AI AlphaFold 3 ‘predicts all of life’s molecule structures,’ says Google spinoff lab

[ad_1] Isomorphic Labs, a spinoff of Google and DeepMind, has developed a new AI model that reportedly is able to predict the structures and interactions of every life’s molecule with greater accuracy than current tools. DeepMind’s co-founder Demis Hassabis states that AlphaFold 3 “can predict the structures and interactions of nearly all of life’s molecules with state-of-the-art accuracy including proteins, DNA and RNA.” The interactions between proteins, which can range from enzymes vital to human metabolism to antibodies that combat infectious diseases, are crucial for drug discovery and development. DeepMind announced that the results, which were published in the research journal Nature on May 8, could significantly decrease the time and cost required to develop treatments that may change lives. “With these new capabilities, we can design a molecule that will bind to a specific place on a protein, and we can predict how strongly it will bind,” Hassabis said in a press statement. We’re excited to announce #AlphaFold 3 with @GoogleDeepMind in @Nature: our new AI model for predicting biomolecule structures with unprecedented breadth …

‘NCIS’ Spinoff Starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly Officially Has a Title: What We Know

‘NCIS’ Spinoff Starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly Officially Has a Title: What We Know

[ad_1] Tiva is back! The official name for the NCIS spinoff with Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly has been revealed.  The iconic TV duo — who play Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo — shared the news on Tuesday via a video posted on Paramount’s official Instagram account.  “This isn’t a drill! ???? NCIS: Tony & Ziva, starring Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo, is coming to #ParamountPlus! ????,” the caption read. In the video, de Pablo and Weatherly tease the news via Zoom. “We have a big announcement to make,” Weatherly says. “Do we know when we’re going to do it?” de Pablo asks.  Weatherly then reads the question fans have been wondering. “What’s the name of your new TV series?” he says.  The pair then begin to rattle off potential names. “Is it NCIS: Europe?” Weatherly asks. “Nope,” de Pablo says.  “NCIS: Trust No One,” Weatherly says.  “No, even though that’s a really good one,” de Pablo exclaims before finally sharing the name of the show. “NCIS: Tony & Ziva,” the pair say at the …

Tracy Morgan to Star in ‘The Neighborhood’ Spinoff at Paramount+

Tracy Morgan to Star in ‘The Neighborhood’ Spinoff at Paramount+

[ad_1] The world of CBS’ The Neighborhood is expanding. The network’s streaming sibling, Paramount+, has ordered a comedy series titled Crutch that stars Tracy Morgan and is set in the same world as The Neighborhood — albeit on the other side of the country. The show comes from CBS Studios, and The Neighborhood star and executive producer Cedric the Entertainer is among its EPs. Morgan will play Francois Crutchfield, aka Crutch, a cousin of Cedric’s Calvin Butler and Harlem widower whose adult son and daughter move back in with him. Morgan previously guest-starred in a 2022 episode of The Neighborhood as a different relative of Calvin’s — his younger brother Curtis. I’m excited to be expanding our The Neighborhood universe by producing a show with the legendary comedian Tracy Morgan,” Cedric The Entertainer said in a statement. “This new character is the close cousin to my character Calvin Butler, and you will enjoy some of their many similarities. Morgan plays Crutch, a ‘say-it-like-it-is’ widowed father who is challenged when his two adult children and a couple of …

NCIS star Michael Weatherly shares exciting new update on upcoming Tony/Ziva spin-off – details

NCIS star Michael Weatherly shares exciting new update on upcoming Tony/Ziva spin-off – details

[ad_1] Michael Weatherly has delighted NCIS fans with a new update on the upcoming Tony/Ziva spin-off, which will see the actor reunite with his co-star Cote de Pablo after a decade.  The ten-part Paramount + series will follow Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David as they go on the run across Europe, having spent the last few years raising their tween daughter Tali in Paris.  Taking to X on Sunday, Michael revealed that the show will soon be revealing its official title. “Getting ready to announce the Title of our new show… NCIS: Something,” penned the 55-year-old. “I’d love to hear what you think it might be.” Since the show was announced, it’s been given the nickname ‘NCIS: Europe’, with showrunner John McNamara previously declining to share the official title. “If I told you what it is, I’d be violating the Espionage Act,” he told TV Line.  Fans rushed to the comments section of Michael’s post, with one person suggesting the name, “NCIS TONY & ZIVA,” while another proposed: “NCIS: ON THE RUN”.  © Sonja Flemming/CBSCote …

Vera spin-off series: Everything we know amid Brenda Blethyn’s departure

Vera spin-off series: Everything we know amid Brenda Blethyn’s departure

[ad_1] Brenda Blethyn left Vera fans devastated this week when she announced her departure from the long-running detective drama. The 78-year-old actress will be hanging up DCI Vera Stanhope’s iconic trench coat for good at the end of series 14.  It’s not all bad news, however, as rumours of a potential spin-off series have been swirling around the internet since the news broke. So, can fans look forward to the show’s return? Here’s all we know… You may also likeWATCH: Vera actress Brenda Blethyn talks long filming schedule for ITV show Could there be a Vera spin-off series? Sadly, there have been no official announcements about a spin-off show. But this doesn’t mean it won’t happen.  The suggestion of a Vera offshoot was first made by Ibinabo Jack during an interview on BBC Breakfast following the announcement of Brenda’s exit.  © Stuart WoodBrenda Blethyn is leaving the show after season 14 The actress, who played DC Jacqueline Williams from seasons eight to 12, shared her hopes for a prequel series whilst chatting to hosts Sally Nugent and …

Return to Paradise: everything to know about Death in Paradise’s next spin-off show

Return to Paradise: everything to know about Death in Paradise’s next spin-off show

[ad_1] We are loving Beyond Paradise’s return for season two, but the spin-off is getting us even more hyped up for the third show to enter the Death in Paradise cinematic universe; Return to Paradise! With casting announcements and plot details coming in thick and fast, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming BBC comedy-drama…  Who is the lead detective?  With Kris Marshall heading up Beyond Paradise, and Ralf Little (until recently) being the lead detective, this time we have our first female detective lead the way! The story follows a London Met police officer named Mackenzie Clark, who will be played by the former Home and Away star Anna Samson.  © John PlattAnna Samson as DI Mackenzie Clarke in Return to Paradise The Australian actress was originally born in the UK before growing up in Nigeria and eventually moving to Sydney as a teenager. She has some seriously impressive shows and movies in her filmography, including the HBO series The Leftovers, Dead Lucky, Hunters, Winners and Losers and Crime & Punishment.   Anna …

NFL star Travis Kelce: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend lands presenting role on celebrity spin-off of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? | Ents & Arts News

NFL star Travis Kelce: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend lands presenting role on celebrity spin-off of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Travis Kelce has landed his first TV presenting role – hosting the game show Are You Smarter Than A Celebrity? The American Football star – who has become more famous since he began dating Taylor Swift last year – plays for the Kansas City Chiefs and helped them win the Super Bowl for a second year running in February. Image: Kelce and Swift at Coachella. Pic: Jennifer Johnson/Shutterstock for Neon Carnival Their high-profile relationship has been credited with bringing NFL a legion of new fans, and causing a buzz every time they’re seen out together, including their recent date night at the Coachella music festival. The Prime Video production is a spin-off of the popular US game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, which first aired on Fox in 2007 and was hosted by US comedian Jeff Foxworthy. It was later revived by Nickelodeon in 2019, fronted by action star John Cena, and also spawned a board game and a book. In the UK, the show was remade as Are You Smarter …

NCIS star Cote de Pablo makes rare return to screens ahead of spin-off show – fans react

NCIS star Cote de Pablo makes rare return to screens ahead of spin-off show – fans react

[ad_1] Cote de Pablo delighted fans with a surprise return to screens in celebration of the 1000th episode of NCIS on Monday.  The actress, who played Ziva David in the long-running CBS drama, appeared in a video message aired on the CBS show The Talk to mark the special milestone.  “A thousand episodes. That’s a big number,” said the actress. “Congratulations to everyone involved, to directors, actors, guest actors, casting directors, but most of all to our beloved fans. Big kiss to them because without them, none of this is possible. © CBSCote de Pablo appeared in a video message to celebrate 1000 episodes of NCIS “We can’t wait, Michael and I, to make you happy yet again exploring the characters of Tony and Ziva,” she added. It’s safe to say fans were overjoyed to see Cote back on their screens. Taking to social media, one person wrote: “When I say I screamed when I saw #CotedePablo appear,” while another added: “It’s so great to see @M_Weatherly and Cote de Pablo back. Cote de Pablo …

Chance Perdomo death: The Boys spin-off Gen V star dies, aged 27

Chance Perdomo death: The Boys spin-off Gen V star dies, aged 27

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Chance Perdomo, the actor who appeared in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Gen V, has died aged 27. The news was announced by the star’s publicist, who said on Saturday (30 March): “On behalf of the family and his representatives, it is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Chance Perdomo’s untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident.” Details of the crash are yet to be announced, but nobody else was involved. The actor most recently appeared in Gen V, the spin-off to Prime Video series The Boys. Perdomo played Andre, a student at a university founded by the sinister organisation Vought International, where superheroes are permitted to train their powers. After news of Perdomo’s death was announced, the producers of the series posted a statement saying they were “devastated” by Perdomo’s “sudden passing”, which was shared by the cast of both shows. …

NCIS: Origins spin-off with Mark Harmon receives major cast update as new stars join – all the details

NCIS: Origins spin-off with Mark Harmon receives major cast update as new stars join – all the details

[ad_1] The upcoming NCIS prequel series, NCIS: Origins, has now padded out its cast with two more stars ahead of its release during the 2024-2025 broadcast season. Deadline announced in an update on March 26 that two new actors had been added to the series’ regular cast – Tyla Abercrumbie and Diany Rodriguez. Tyla is best known for playing the recurring role of Nina Williams on The Chi and boasts credits in shows like Shrink, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med, and has been racking up credits since 1998. © Getty ImagesTyla Abercrumbie She reacted to the news on Instagram, writing: “I am more than excited to share this news! I’m feeling so blessed, I’m always so grateful to the Highest.”  “God knows my heart, he hears my prayers and gifts me my dreams time and time again! So happy to join the NCIS FRANCHISE FAMILY with NCIS:ORIGINS!!!!!” Diany is most well-known for her recurring turn as Weecha Xiu on The Blacklist, and has also appeared in TV series like FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order: Organized Crime, …