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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 […]

Sport

How LaVar and LaMelo Ball outsmarted the student-athlete industrial complex

Late last Sunday, as we the punters were still smarting from the chaos of the NCAA tournament’s opening rounds, came more distressing news from the NBA: LaMelo Ball, the Charlotte Hornets’ dazzling young point guard, was in danger of missing the rest of the season after fracturing his wrist. As upsets go this was way […]

Lifestyle

Exercise can improve sleep quality even when you don’t perceive a difference

Physical exercise has long been prescribed as a way to improve the quality of sleep. But now, researchers from Japan have found that even when exercise causes objectively measured changes in sleep quality, these changes may not be subjectively perceptible. In a study published this month in Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Tsukuba […]

Business

Central bankers note costs of climate action in cautious report

Central banks need to fight climate change but all policy options on the table come with costly drawbacks, so steps need to be gradual and cautious, an umbrella group of central bankers said on Wednesday, even as the ECB made a plea to act. With climate change posing a growing risk to financial stability, central […]

Technology

Hackers pushed malware to PHP repositories to open a “backdoor” to websites

PHP is an open-source scripting language web developers embed in HTML to manage dynamic content, databases, and other everyday tasks. The PHP project maintains its repositories on its own git infrastructure. Over the weekend, someone pushed malicious commits that may have allowed hackers to attack websites that use the PHP repositories. Over the weekend, attackers […]

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Pharrell Williams says cousin was shot, killed by police during Virginia Beach violence

Musician Pharrell Williams said Monday night that his cousin Donovon Lynch, 25, was killed by police during a chaotic night of violence in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday. Police said there were three shootings, and two people, Virginia Beach resident Lynch and 29-year old Deshayla E. Harris, were killed and eight injured. “The loss of […]

Sport

Germany players add support over human rights before Qatar World Cup

Joachim Löw said Germany’s players had made an important statement on Thursday by displaying support for migrant workers building 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar and the coach added that the team stand for human rights, “no matter the location”. Germany lined up before kick-off in their opening Group J qualifier against Iceland at Duisburg […]

Lifestyle

Independent of cholesterol, gene variants raise risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure

High cholesterol is the most commonly understood cause of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that likely plays a causal role in coronary artery disease independent of cholesterol levels. The […]

Business

Bitcoin can prosper without becoming a major currency: SkyBridge’s Scaramucci

Bitcoin doesn’t need to become a widely-used form of payment to succeed and could prosper solely as a store of value, SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci said on Wednesday. Designed as a way to pay, bitcoin is still little use for commerce – though in a major step Tesla Inc said on Wednesday customers can […]

Technology

Virgin Galactic unveils its flashy next-generation spaceship, the VSS Imagine

When the world first envisioned the future of space travel decades ago, our collective imaginations conjured up images of shiny, sleek shuttles capable of transporting us far beyond our solar system. While we’re still quite a ways from achieving the latter, Virgin Galactic is already working toward the former with its all-new class of eye-catching […]