Sport

Four-times champion jockey Richard Johnson announces retirement

As it so often does, for jump jockeys above all, the news that Richard Johnson had decided to hang up his boots came out of the blue. Some riders wake up one morning and realise they cannot face the physical demands for even one more afternoon. In Johnson’s case, it arrived after the second-most successful […]

Lifestyle

Patchwork’ tumors prevalent across multiple cancer types

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, as part of an international collaboration of scientists through the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium, have analyzed the whole genomes of tumor samples from over 2,600 patients with different types of cancer. They identified a high prevalence of genetic diversity within individual tumors, which they further characterized. Their […]

Business

Vote count in pivotal Amazon union election likely to start next week

Workers at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse in Alabama will likely have to wait until next week for a vote count that could result in the online retailer’s first unionized facility in the United States and mark a watershed moment for organized labor. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board is sifting through ballots in a closed […]

Technology

Polestar is building a zero-emissions car without ‘cop-out’ carbon offset

Swedish electric performance automaker Polestar says it will build the world’s first truly zero-emissions vehicle without relying on carbon offsets, which it described as a “cop-out.” The company, which was spun out of Volvo and Volvo’s parent company Geely, framed its effort to cut carbon emissions by changing the way its cars are made as […]

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Woman, 18, fighting for life after being shot in chest ‘with double-barrel gun’

The 18-year-old was taken to hospital after a firearm was discharged in Wolverhampton, at around 4pm yesterday. The victim remains in a critical but stable condition, officers confirmed. Cops found the weapon – believed to be a double-barrel shotgun – in a nearby street and launched an investigation, Birmingham Live reports. The probe is ongoing […]

Sport

Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus fire Manchester City to win over Leicester

By the time you read this, Benjamin Mendy may have tweeted to declare himself the new Sergio Agüero and, in fairness to the fun-loving French defender, he did produce a classy finish to fire Manchester City closer to another title. Leicester held off the champions-elect for nearly an hour but a win for the imperious […]

Lifestyle

The structure and function of cortical brain cells modulated by attention

To effectively perform any daily task, the human brain needs to process information from the outside world using various cognitive functions. This cognitive processing passes through a dense interconnected network of cells whose physiology is specialized. The interconnected cell network needs to perform this processing of information efficiently and interact cooperatively to provide us, in […]

Business

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Would Lead to Excessive Data Collection, Consumer ‘Stalking’: CCI tells HC

The new privacy policy of WhatsApp would lead to excessive data collection and “stalking” of consumers for targeted advertising to bring in more users and is therefore, an alleged abuse of dominant position, competition regulator CCI told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The submission was made before Justice Navin Chawla by senior advocate Aman […]

Technology

Sennheiser’s new microphones play well with phones and cameras alike

Sennheiser is introducing some new mics for creators to use on consumer-level cameras and phones, including an update for its popular camera-mounted MKE 400 shotgun microphone and new phone-friendly lavaliere microphones. The updated MKE 400 shotgun microphone looks to be an upgrade in many ways from the previous version — it’s got a new design, […]

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Footballer who died four times on pitch back playing again after teammates saved life

A grandfather who died four times on a football pitch has praised his teammates for saving his life. Roland ‘Roley’ Thompson, 72, was playing walking football for his team The Ancient Mariners, based in Grimsby, when he suffered a heart failure, which resulted in his heart stopping four times. Following the incident last April, Roly […]