Sport

Sorry England slump to innings defeat inside three days against South Africa

England supporters were warned there would be days like this. And not just by Dean Elgar, the South Africa captain who spoke of the potential for “egg on faces” before his side’s thumping innings victory at Lord’s, but also Brendon McCullum. The New Zealander, high priest of the positive approach that returned four successive Test […]

Lifestyle

Eye movements in REM sleep mimic gazes in the dream world

When our eyes move during REM sleep, we’re gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but also into how our imaginations work. REM sleep—named for the rapid eye movements associated […]

Business

U.S. House chair demands Twitter answer whistleblower allegations

The chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security and a key subcommittee demanded on Thursday that Twitter (TWTR.N) Chief Executive Parag Agrawal address “disturbing whistleblower allegations regarding poor security and privacy practices.” Democratic Representatives Bennie Thompson and Yvette Clarke also asked Twitter in a letter to detail its preparations for the 2022 elections […]

Technology

The line between headphones and hearing aids is about to get way blurrier

Hearing aids will soon be able to be sold over the counter and without a prescription, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. A new final rule from the Food and Drug Administration created a new category for over-the-counter hearing aids — which wouldn’t need an exam or an expensive fitting. The devices could be in stores […]

News

National Dog Day has encouraged adoption since 2004

National Dog Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 26, was founded by an animal advocate in 2004 to encourage adoption. The holiday was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate and family lifestyle expert, and the date Aug. 26 was chosen because it is the day Paige adopted her first dog at the […]

Sport

Oleksandr Usyk lighter than expected before rematch with Anthony Joshua

Adept at defying expectations inside the ring, Oleksandr Usyk has now taken to doing so outside it as well after coming in at 221.5lb at the weigh-in ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua here on Saturday night. The Ukrainian was expected to be considerably heavier than when the pair met in Tottenham 11 months […]

Lifestyle

New gene therapy shows promise for treating age related macular degeneration

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that shows promise for treating the dry form of age related macular degeneration (AMD)—a progressive eye disease that affects up to 10% of adults over 65 years of age and is a leading cause of severe vision impairment and blindness in this age […]

Business

U.S. State Dept approves potential sale of military helicopters to Australia

The U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of military helicopters and related equipment to Australia for an estimated cost of $1.95 billion, the Pentagon said, as Australia seeks to boost its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia had requested to buy 40 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and the principal contractor will be Lockheed […]

Technology

Fortnite’s Dragon Ball event lets me live out my dreams of being a Super Saiyan

When we were kids, my friends and I used to play a game we called “Be Whoever You Want,” where we’d pretend to be our heroes from video games, TV shows, and movies. Goku, Vegeta, or other Dragon Ball characters were a popular choice — we’d imagine that we could fly great distances and launch […]

News

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in muddy pond

Firefighters in Britain came to the rescue of a 6-year-old horse found laying on his side while stuck in a muddy pond. The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Bollington Fire Station, Chester Fire Station and Lymm Fire Station responded to the pond in Manley, England, where a horse named Charlie was stuck […]