Sport

Why has rugby taken so long to wake up to what boxing has long known?

They hanged Del Fontaine at Wandsworth prison early on Tuesday 29 October 1935, three months and 19 days after he shot his girlfriend Hilda Meek having overheard her arranging a date on the phone and convinced himself she was seeing another man. Protesters picketed the prison the day they killed him, one told the papers […]

Lifestyle

Demographic requirements not improving enrollment of Black and Hispanic patients in acute leukemia clinical trials

Requirements instituted to address racial and ethnic disparities in clinical trial enrollment did not lead to increased inclusion of Black and Hispanic participants in clinical acute leukemia research, according to a new study in the journal Blood Advances. Researchers said the findings underscore the need to create targeted enrollment diversification strategies to ensure all patients […]

Business

Move over Clooney? Pitt lands starring role with Italy’s De’ Longhi

Brad Pitt followed in the footsteps of his Hollywood friend and Nespresso star George Clooney on Thursday by becoming a brand ambassador for coffee machine maker De’ Longhi. The Italian domestic appliances company said it had launched a global campaign for its home espresso coffee machines with a video directed by La La Land’s director […]

Technology

PlayStation Studios lands 14th studio with Playroom developer Firesprite

One of Microsoft’s and Sony’s prominent strategies in their current war for console dominance seems to be buying up as many studios as possible. PlayStation Studios just acquired Firesprite—its 14th developer added to the family. More may be better, but Sony has a long road to catch up with its rival after the ZeniMax coup, […]

News

Expert speaks out as people swear by using conkers to keep spiders out of homes

Putting conkers in the corners of your home is said to keep spiders at bay during mating season, but there is some debate around whether the old wives’ tale actually works Spider mating season begins in early September the eight-legged guests can often be found lurking in every corner of your home. And as panicked […]

Sport

Imperious Sarah Storey wins historic 17th Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain

In diabolical conditions on the foothills of Mount Fuji, Dame Sarah Storey completed a journey she began 29 years ago, as she won her 17th gold medal to become, outright, the most successful British Paralympian of all time. As rain lashed down and waves of fog rolled across the extended speedway circuit, the 43-year-old Storey […]

Lifestyle

A virtual ruler that estimates the size of colorectal polyps

Colorectal polyps—fleshy growths occurring in the lining of the colon or rectum—are an important risk factor for colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that doctors use to look for colorectal polyps using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end. Size is an important characteristic of polyps; doctors consider it […]

Business

U.S. labor market powers ahead as weekly jobless claims fall, layoffs hit 24-year low

The weekly unemployment claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy’s health, also showed the number of people on state unemployment rolls tumbling to a 17-month low in the third week of August. Declining layoffs should help to ease concerns about the economy even if August’s closely watched […]

Technology

Samsung made a stretchable display that gives new meaning to 3D content

Foldable displays are slowly becoming more mainstream, thanks in no small part to Samsung’s insistence that you should be able to have a large screen in a pocketable device. That said, the company is already working on stretchable displays, and a recent demo at the Global Tech Korea 2021 event shows an intriguing application of […]

News

Couple slammed for announcing their pregnancy at a friend’s engagement dinner

A pregnant woman and her husband are being criticised online, after it was revealed they chose a friend’s engagement dinner to announce they’re expecting a child When it comes to special occasions, such as birthdays, engagements and weddings, there’s more or less a set of unspoken rules surrounding not stealing focus from the main event. […]