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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 […]

Sport

J.J. Watt suitors could be waiting to see who else will be available (and for how much)

Nearly two weeks into this 33-day head start on free agency, J.J. Watt has yet to sign with a new team. No reports have emerged regarding specific offers he has received from the various franchises that have expressed interest. Although the lack of a specific cap number could be a factor (the expected range has […]

Lifestyle

Researchers identify 127 glaucoma genes in largest study of its kind

In the largest genome-wide association study of glaucoma comparing the genes of 34,179 people with the disease to 349,321 control subjects, an international consortium of researchers identified 44 new gene loci and confirmed 83 previously reported loci linked to glaucoma. Loci are considered “genetic street addresses,” denoting a specific location on a gene. The study’s […]

Business

Roku adds more streaming audience to beat revenue expectations

Video-streaming device maker Roku Inc reported quarterly revenue above market expectations on Thursday, thanks to an influx of cord-cutting subscribers dropping their cable packages for streaming services. A pandemic winner, Roku’s aggressive push into original releases on its own app, Roku Channel, and subscriber boosts to the streaming platforms it hosts including Netflix, Prime Video […]

Technology

Bill Gates thinks Americans’ lives have to change to save the world. Here’s where to start.

Bill Gates doesn’t expect everyone to stop eating beef to fight climate change — though it would help. So the billionaire philanthropist is investing in plant-based alternatives in hopes that one day meat-eaters won’t be able to tell the difference. Gates, who has invested in plant-based Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, acknowledged that it will […]

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Woman left looking like ‘Barney the Dinosaur’ after hair dye job goes wrong

Since salons shut their doors once again in January, many of us have found ourselves in hairy situations. During the lockdown, many of us have turned to at-home hairdressing, and as a result, our barnets have never looked so unkempt. For some, things have turned so bad that we’ve been left mortified by the result […]

Sport

No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. No. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. The Razorbacks, once staples atop the Southeastern Conference standings, hadn’t beaten a ranked team in Fayetteville while they, too, […]

Lifestyle

Signal coupling between neuron-glia supernetwork may lead to improved memory formation

Tohoku University scientists have shown that neuronal and glial circuits form a loosely coupled super-network within the brain. Activation of the metabotropic glutamate receptors in neurons was shown to be largely influenced by the state of the glial cells. Therefore, artificial control of the glial state could potentially be used to enhance the memory function […]

Business

U.S. insurers brace for hefty claims from Texas storm once thaw sets in

U.S. property insurers are bracing for claims for damage from collapsing roofs, bursting pipes and lost business as Texas takes stock of its losses from a winter storm that has crippled its electrical grid. Insurers’ losses could stretch into billions of dollars, said Moody’s analyst Jasper Cooper. Insurers in Texas, the second-largest property insurance market […]

Technology

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites but attempted landing of booster fails

Running a day late because of bad weather, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday from Cape Canaveral. An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a row. Another Starlink launch, with another […]