Sport

Hereford’s Josh Gowling: ‘Gaming gives the lads a chance to shoot me’

The first nine months of Josh Gowling’s managerial career may, he accepts, have brought on a few grey hairs. “I’m glad I’ve been through it, though,” says the Hereford manager. “I’ve learned more in this period than I would in many years of football. There have been so many facets to this season but it’s […]

Lifestyle

Preventing limb deformities after pediatric fractures

Orthopaedic researchers are one step closer to preventing life-long arm and leg deformities from childhood fractures that do not heal properly. A new study led by the University of South Australia and published in the journal Bone, sheds light on the role that a protein plays in this process. Lead author Dr. Michelle Su says […]

Business

Teslas can now be bought for bitcoin, Elon Musk says

Tesla Inc customers can now buy its electric vehicles with bitcoin, its boss, Elon Musk, said on Wednesday, marking a significant step forward for the cryptocurrency’s use in commerce. “You can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin,” Musk said on Twitter, adding that the option would be available outside the United States later this year. […]

Technology

Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon for charity is set for July

Summer Games Done Quick, the mid-year installment of the semiannual video game speedrunning marathon, now has a firm schedule. The flagship event will kick off on July 4 and run non-stop through July 11. Due to ongoing safety precautions related to the pandemic, the event will again be held entirely online, with participants streaming from […]

News

Maryland mom accused of trying to kill her 3-year-old daughter

If officers had not performed life-saving measures, the child’s wounds would have been fatal, hospital officials said. The girl’s mother faces multiple charges. A Maryland woman has been accused by police of trying to kill her 3-year-old daughter, and officers responding to a call are being credited with saving the child’s life, authorities said Monday. […]

Sport

Chess: Magnus Carlsen’s recent failures should be just a blip on his record

Magnus Carlsen has now gone six tournaments in a row without a first prize, his longest such sequence since he won the world crown in 2013. However, his current setback (maybe “humiliation” was a bit strong) looks just a blip in comparison with his several impressive winning sequences in the past decade. Carlsen is virtually […]

Lifestyle

Saunas sustain performance for Olympic and everyday athletes

From ice baths to sauna training, if you’re watching the world’s top sportspeople prepare for the Olympics, you’re sure to see them engage in one or more of these extreme activities. While the debate continues over the pros and cons of ‘fire’ or ‘ice’ training techniques for Olympic hopefuls, new research at the University of […]

Business

Tesla urges court to reinstate hike in emissions penalties

Tesla Inc is pressing a U.S. appeals court to immediately reinstate a 2016 Obama regulation more than doubling penalties for automakers who fail to meet fuel efficiency requirements, according to court filings. The Trump administration on Jan. 14 delayed the start of higher penalties until the 2022 model year. Tesla told the Second Circuit U.S. […]

Technology

Bang & Olufsen’s new wireless gaming headset is the same price as an Xbox Series X

How much cash would you shell out for a pair of high-quality gaming headphones? A couple hundred dollars — maybe even $300? What about $500? That’s how much luxury consumer electronics maker Bang & Olufsen expects you to pay for its first-ever wireless gaming headset, the Beoplay Portal. The Portal was, according to B&O, designed […]

News

Mount Rushmore closed, 400 homes evacuated due to South Dakota fires

NEMO, S.D. — Three separate wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota have forced evacuations of more than 400 homes northwest of Rapid City and shut down Mount Rushmore, authorities said. A fire that started near Schroeder Road in the Nemo area, about 15 miles northwest of Rapid City, had burned as much as […]