Sport

Emma Raducanu and one of the most astonishing breakout years in sport

The first senior grand slam experience of Emma Raducanu’s career played out on court 18 in the quiet west side of the Wimbledon grounds this year. The crowd, not too familiar with the No 338, were drawn to Raducanu only by the flag beside her name. Raducanu faced the Russian Vitalia Diatchenko, the 150-ranked qualifier, […]

Lifestyle

Study: Brain mechanisms involved in learning also drive social conformity

Some of the same brain systems known to play a role in learning from trial and error also are engaged when people conform to social norms, scientists report in a new study. The findings are important, the researchers said, because changing one’s behavior to align with one’s peers can contribute to community-building or—depending on the […]

Business

China’s Tsinghua Unigroup says creditors back restructuring plan

China’s debt-laden Tsinghua Unigroup on Wednesday said creditors had backed a draft restructuring proposal for the chip conglomerate after local media reported that a strategic investment of 60 billion yuan ($9.42 billion) was on the way. Creditors representing more than 90% of outstanding claims voted in favor of the draft restructuring proposal at an investors’ […]

Technology

Amazon briefly banned itself on Twitch after rogue host exposed herself on air

In a weird internet mix-up, it looks like Amazon briefly suspended its Spanish-language Prime Video Twitch channel on Sunday after a host exposed herself on-air, according to a report from the BBC. The ban was lifted after less than 24 hours, according to Android Police, and the broadcast appears to have been deleted from the […]

News

I refuse to let my neighbours’s Christmas guests park on my drive – I don’t know them’

A man who is fed up by his neighbours’ requests to use his driveway, he’s decided to put his foot down and implement a strict rule this Christmas – but his assertion has split opinion A homeowner with a huge driveway has split opinion by putting his foot down, banning neighbours and guests from parking […]

Sport

Gabriel Martinelli double helps sink Leeds to continue Arsenal’s upturn

The Premier League show staggers on and, amid a decimated schedule, Arsenal stole it to strengthen their hold on fourth place. They made mincemeat of a weakened and thoroughly disorientated Leeds, effectively winning the game by half-time and threatening enough goals to fill an entire Match of the Day schedule on their own. A closer […]

Lifestyle

Mechanism that impairs cancer cell proliferation and induces their death

UAB and Vall d’Hebron researchers identified the mechanism by which inhibitors of the ERK5 protein kinase impair the proliferation of cancer cells and induce their death. The results, obtained using human cancer cell lines, demonstrate that ERK5 inhibition activates cytotoxic autophagy, a process that triggers cancer cell death, without affecting healthy cells. A combination of […]

Business

U.S. goods trade gap hits record; pending home sales slip

The goods trade deficit widened last month by 17.5% to $97.8 billion from $83.2 billion in October, Census Bureau data showed. That exceeds the previous record deficit set in September of $97 billion and may damp optimism that trade might finally add to U.S. economic growth this quarter for the first time in more than […]

Technology

Level’s planning a very visible keypad for its very invisible smart locks

Level teased a new keypad product on its website today (via HomeKit News) that will give owners of the company’s elegant and discreet Level Touch smart locks another way to access their homes. The Level Keypad will also apparently work with previous models, including the original design that hid inside existing deadbolt hardware. A keypad […]

News

Top cleaning hack for getting tough grease off extractor fan – for as little as 34p

A Facebook group dedicated to cleaning tips has agreed on the best way to clean grubby kitchen extractor fans – and it doesn’t involve splashing out on fancy products The kitchen’s extractor fan gets a lot of use in the average household – for those of us who cook a lot, anyway. It gets a […]