Sport

There was no magic’: Solskjær criticises Manchester United after shock defeat

Manchester United suffered a shock defeat against Sheffield United, the bottom-placed team claiming only a second win of the season and first at Old Trafford since 1973, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær criticising his side’s conceding of “two bad goals”. While victory still leaves Sheffield United 10 points from safety, this was United’s first defeat in […]

Lifestyle

Researchers find melatonin is effective against polycystic kidney disease

A hormone commonly associated with sleep-wake regulation has been found to reduce cysts in fruit flies, according to Concordia researchers. It’s a finding that may affect the way we treat some kidney diseases and reduce the need for kidney transplants. In a new paper published in the journal Molecules, alum Cassandra Millet-Boureima (MSc 19) and […]

Business

Private jet hire firm Wheels Up to go public in $2.1bn deal

Wheels Up, a private jet hire company backed by Serena Williams and Lance Armstrong, has announced plans to go public in a deal that will value the business at $2.1bn (£1.5bn). The company, which its founder describes as the “Uber of the sky”, said it had agreed a deal to float on the New York […]

Technology

Veterans more likely to lose limbs to disease than warfare

Google has released the latest version of Chrome OS, with a few new features for Chromebook owners to try out. If you’re a Chromebook owner, your device should have the newest version now or very shortly. First off, your Chromebook can now function as a smart display (like Google’s Nest Hub Max) when you’re not […]

News

Skier caught in avalanche on mountains near Utah resort, search underway

Authorities are working on a search and rescue operation for a skier who was buried under an avalanche in Park City, Utah. Two friends were skiing on a stretch of backcountry outside the Park City Mountain Canyons Village resort on Saturday when they triggered the avalanche, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said. After one of […]

Sport

John Chaney, Temple’s legendary basketball coach, dies at 89

PHILADELPHIA — John Chaney’s raspy, booming voice drowned out the gym when he scolded Temple players over a turnover – at the top of his basketball sins – or inferior effort. His voice was loudest when it came to picking unpopular fights, lashing out at NCAA policies he said discriminated against Black athletes. And it […]

Lifestyle

Two antiviral enzymes transform pre-leukemia stem cells into leukemia

Since stem cells can continually self-regenerate, making more stem cells, and differentiate into many different specialized cell types, they play an important role in our development and health. But there can also be a dark side—stem cells can sometimes become cancer stem cells, proliferating out of control and leading to blood cancers, such as leukemia […]

Business

UK betting faces bigger threats than losing its sport shirts

The long-awaited government review of Britain’s gambling laws is well and truly under way, with renewed warnings in recent days that the logos of betting firms are to be banned from the shirts of Premier League footballers and other sports stars. As the Guardian has previously reported, the gambling industry is now facing the prospect […]

Technology

Microsoft Q2 2021 earnings: strong Xbox and Surface growth

Microsoft posted the second quarter of its 2021 financial results today, reporting revenue of $43.1 billion and a net income of $15.5 billion. Revenue is up 17 percent, and net income has increased by 33 percent. We saw some impressive growth for Surface, Xbox, and cloud-related services in Microsoft’s previous quarter, and it’s very much […]

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Homemade remakes of cinematic classics star in Sweded Film Festival

For her remake of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” filmmaker Marissa Chastain didn’t have the big bucks that the original production spent on replica stunt cars for the famous scene in which parking attendants take a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for a joyride. Having lost her jobs as a comedian and yoga instructor during […]