Sport

Jonny Hill’s double leads holders Exeter to win over Lyon in Champions Cup

The leading French clubs may be looking ominous but Exeter are not about to relinquish their European title meekly. Even without a raucous home crowd there are no soft knockout assignments in Devon and Leinster will find their hosts scenting further blood when they travel across the Irish Sea for next weekend’s tasty-looking quarter-final. Not […]

Lifestyle

Do you ‘wolf down’ your food? Speedy eaters may pack on more pounds

Are you the type to linger over a meal, or do you tend to eat quickly without giving it much thought? New research confirms that you’re better off going the slow route, because fast eaters tend to consume more and be more vulnerable to gaining weight and becoming obese. And it uncovers a new wrinkle: […]

Business

U.S. dollar share of global FX reserves in fourth quarter hits lowest in 25 years

The U.S. dollar’s share of currency reserves plunged in the fourth quarter last year to its lowest since 1995, International Monetary Fun (IMF) data showed on Wednesday, but some analysts said the drop was due in part to valuation adjustments. Global reserves, which are reported in U.S. dollars, are assets of central banks held in […]

Technology

Microsoft support pages for Surface Laptop 4 suggest imminent launch

A pair of Microsoft support pages have appeared for the unannounced Surface Laptop 4, suggesting a launch may be imminent. One is a placeholder for an AMD version of the laptop, while the other is for an Intel model. Both were spotted by WalkingCat, an often reliable source of gadget leaks, who speculates that we […]

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Sister of woman raped and drowned in bath begs for murderer not to be released

The sister of a woman who was raped and drowned has called on the parole board to keep her murderer behind bars. Michael Wade was jailed for life for raping vulnerable mum Jean Whitfield before drowning her in a bath at her home. Having now served the 20 year minimum term of his sentence he […]

Sport

Solving the Neymar question is crucial to PSG’s Champions League fortunes

The same procedure as last year? The same procedure as every year. But for how long? At some point, Paris Saint-Germain will win the Champions League and the world will be able to stop wondering if this could finally be their season. And so we go through the familiar rigmarole and ask, could this be […]

Lifestyle

New test to study language development in youth with Down syndrome

Expressive language sampling (ELS) is a useful tool for measuring communication development in youth with Down syndrome, a new multi-site study has found. The study, co-led by Angela Thurman and Leonard Abbeduto from the UC Davis MIND Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focused on language as an outcome measure to detect […]

Business

Exxon Mobil signals first profit in five quarters on price gains

Exxon Mobil Corp could post its first profit in five quarters on improved results across its businesses, with higher oil and gas prices providing a lift of as much as $2.7 billion, offset by costs from a February deep freeze. The largest U.S. oil producer last year posted consecutive quarterly losses as falling oil prices […]

Technology

DJI Air 2S with improved camera sensor leaks in new images

DJI’s unannounced Air 2S drone has leaked in a series of images posted by TechnikNews and WinFuture’s Roland Quandt. The images come after the drone was listed in an FCC filing last month, suggesting that a launch can’t be far away. The DJI Air 2S is expected to be an upgraded version of last year’s […]

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Moors fires are a burning issue – they destroy our precious wildlife habitats’

It has been a lively few days in my email inbox. Last week I reported on a battle raging in North ­Yorkshire between gamekeepers burning heather to boost grouse populations and campaigners who say the practice is creating an ecological disaster. Many people wrote praising the Mirror. There were others sticking the knife in. The […]