Sport

Knicks make NBA’s biggest jump in nationally televised games

The Knicks are seventh in the Eastern Conference. They could make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They have an All-Star. That’s enough for the NBA to give New York – a market that gets every benefit of the doubt – many more nationally televised games in the second portion of the […]

Lifestyle

Open data on malaria genomes will help combat drug resistance

Genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites from 28 endemic countries is released today in Wellcome Open Research. It has been produced by MalariaGEN, a data-sharing network of groups around the world who are working together to build high-quality data resources for malaria research and disease control. This open data release represents the […]

Business

Stocks fall as risk appetite sours; oil rally stalls

A gauge of global equity markets fell for a third straight session on Thursday, dragged lower by weakness on Wall Street on views the market has climbed too high to soon, while a rise in weekly jobless claims pointed to a fragile recovery in the U.S. labor market. Investors took profits on technology shares and […]

Technology

“We need hundreds of Elon Musks” to combat climate change, Bill Gates says

Bill Gates praised the “wild ideas” of fellow billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk for helping confront the climate crisis by pushing other companies to adapt to greener technologies. The two have previously made public statements at odds about electric vehicles. “He’s contributed in many ways,” Gates told “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor […]

News

Demonic’ cat looks so creepy an exorcist urged his owner to ‘cage him and pray’

A Cornish Rex cat, named Pixel, pulls such “creepy” facial expressions that some people believe he’s possessed. Even an exorcist was concerned by the feline and warned his owner, Alyson Kalhagen, that the animal was being used as a puppet by a demon and that he should be “caged and prayed over”. But Alyson, 39, […]

Sport

Devin Booker replacing Anthony Davis in All-Star game

Suns guard Devin Booker was a borderline All-Star candidate. He’s getting treated like one. Coaches didn’t select him as a 2020 Western Conference All-Star reserve. But Booker will replace injured Lakers big Anthony Davis in Atlanta. NBA release: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los […]

Lifestyle

Older women who ate more plant protein had lower risk of premature, dementia-related death

Postmenopausal women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease and dementia-related death compared with women who ate less plant proteins, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. Previous research has shown […]

Business

Internet groups, U.S. Chamber sue Maryland over digital advertising tax

A group representing Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others in filing suit on Thursday to challenge Maryland’s first-in-the nation new digital advertising tax. The Chamber, the largest U.S. business group; the Internet Association, which represents dozens of tech companies; the Computer & Communications Industry Association; and […]

Technology

Bitcoin prices top $50,000 for the first time

The surge in Bitcoin prices continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency topping $50,000 for the first time, up from $10,000 a year ago and a jump of almost 200% in the last three months alone. Bitcoin is rallying as more companies signal the volatile digital currency could eventually […]

News

Dad captures horrifying footage of toddler being ‘pulled under the bed’ by ‘ghost’

A dad captured the horrifying moment he claims his toddler was “pulled under the bed” by a ‘ghost’. Footage from a camera in a baby’s bedroom shows the little girl lying at the end of her bed playing with her toys when at 11:37pm – according to the timestamp on the video – something odd […]