Sport

‘It’s mind-blowing’: GB’s Dan Bigham blasts to new hour cycling record

Britain’s Dan Bigham smashed the hour record when he completed a distance of 55.548 kilometres around the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland on Friday. Bigham, an aerodynamics specialist and race engineer for British cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, paced himself to perfection on his prototype Pinarello track bike, going almost half a kilometre further than Belgium’s […]

Lifestyle

New guidance to address new nonstatin therapies

To address the current gaps in expert guidance related to the recent development and commercial availability of newer nonstatin agents, the American College of Cardiology published today an expert consensus decision pathway on the role of nonstatin therapies for LDL-C lowering in the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk reduction. The document provides guidance […]

Business

U.S. retailers slash clothing prices as shoppers cut purchases

Inflation-weary U.S. shoppers have been skimping on clothing purchases, prompting retailers to slash prices to clear inventory off the racks. Gap was the latest retailer to report a slump in apparel shopping for the second-quarter, saying on Thursday that net sales slumped 8% from a year earlier to $3.86 billion. Earlier this month, executives at […]

Technology

American Airlines places order for 20 supersonic jets from Boom Supersonic

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it has placed an order for up to 20 supersonic aircraft from Boom Supersonic, with an option for an additional 40 jets. American is the second major airline to bet on the return of ultra-fast air travel in just two years. The amount of money exchanging hands was not disclosed, […]

News

Thai zoo holds escape drill with employee in ostrich costume

A Thai zoo’s escaped animal drill is going viral after photos and videos emerged showing a zoo employee in an ostrich costume fleeing from keepers. The Chiang Mai Zoo posted photos to Facebook showing the employee, dressed in an ostrich costume and makeup, being chased through the facility’s Africa Zone by zookeepers after simulating an […]

Sport

Dina Asher-Smith praised for shattering ‘massive taboo’ around periods in sport

Dina Asher-Smith’s relay teammates have praised her for shattering the “massive taboo” around periods in sport – and urged the government and sports bodies to invest far more in research to tackle the issue. Speaking after Britain’s women’s 4x100m women qualified fastest for Saturday’s final, Imani-Lara Lansiquot bravely revealed that she was currently on her […]

Lifestyle

What makes the human brain different? Study reveals clues

What makes the human brain distinct from that of all other animals—including even our closest primate relatives? In an analysis of cell types in the prefrontal cortex of four primate species, Yale researchers identified species-specific—particularly human-specific—features, they report Aug. 25 in the journal Science. And they found that what makes us human may also makes […]

Business

Shipping container suppliers abandon $987 mln deal after U.S. probe

Global shipping container suppliers China International Marine Containers and Maersk Container Industry in a joint statement on Thursday said they have abandoned a merger plan, citing significant regulatory challenges. China International Marine Containers (CIMC) (000039.SZ) in September had agreed to buy the Danish shipping company AP Moeller – Maersk’s (MAERSKb.CO) refrigerated containers maker for $987.3 […]

Technology

Alienware’s new high-speed gaming monitors have a place to hang your headphones

Alienware is releasing a pair of new gaming monitors, including a 25-incher with a 360Hz variable refresh rate and a 27-inch Quad HD option that can overclock to 280Hz. Both monitors sport leaner designs than the brand’s other recent offerings, with smaller bases and slide-out headset stands, giving users more desk real estate for massive […]

News

British stunt driver breaks parallel parking world record

A stunt driver at the British Motor Show broke two Guinness World Records — one for parallel parking, and another for doing donuts around a motorcycle. Paul Swift took on the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park in an electric car twice during the British Motor Show in Farnborough, England. Swift’s first attempt, […]