Sport

Minority hiring rate climbs for NFL in 2021

Despite lingering concerns regarding the number of minority head coaches in the NFL, the league saw a significant increase in the minority hiring rate when considering all categories of open positions. Via the Associated Press, the latest cycle resulted in the hiring of three minority General Managers, two minority head coaches, three minority offensive coordinators, […]

Lifestyle

Genes identified that increase the risk of obesity but also protect against disease

People living with obesity tend to have unhealthy glucose and lipid levels in their blood, as well as high blood pressure. As a result, they are more at risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. But scientists have observed that up to 45% of people living with obesity have healthy blood pressure and glucose and lipid […]

Business

Sea’s Shopee to enter Mexico online market with app launch

Shopee, the e-commerce arm of Southeast Asia’s Sea Ltd, has launched an app for Mexico, where it plans to offer online sales in what would be its second market in the Americas. Shopee, the largest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, according to market researchers, launched a small presence in Brazil in 2019 as a pilot […]

Technology

Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts

Twitter plans to introduce a way for you to automatically block and mute abusive accounts, the company announced at its Analyst Day presentation on Thursday. It appears the feature will be a toggle you can turn on in a new “safety mode,” according to a slide in the Analyst Day slide deck. Here’s Twitter’s description […]

News

Mum embarrassed as ‘brain eating worm’ in son’s ear turns out to be bit of tape

An embarrassed mum thought a piece of tape in her son’s ear was a brain eating worm. Gemma Tyson ‘felt sick’ as she used tweezers to pull out a long, sticky mass that ‘just kept coming and coming’ from son Ashton Horsfield’s ear. The at home operation had been carried out after the eight-year-old had […]

Sport

Bears cut Buster Skrine

The Bears are saying goodbye to their veteran nickel cornerback. Buster Skrine is being released, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Skrine played 52 percent of the Bears’ defensive snaps and 18 percent of their special teams snaps last season despite missing the final month with a concussion. By releasing Skrine, the Bears are saving more […]

Lifestyle

Using artificial intelligence to hunt for breast cancer

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are hormone-like substances that can have undesirable effects on health. For example, chemicals can increase the risk of breast cancer if they act in a manner similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. Animal experiments are still required to detect the hormonal effects of chemical substances. A test has now been developed […]

Business

China Manufacturing Weakens for Third Month in February

CHINA’S manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined, according to two surveys released Monday. A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by a prominent business magazine, Caixin, declined to 50.9 from January’s 51.5 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity accelerating. A separate PMI […]

Technology

How one of Google’s massive undersea cables detects earthquakes

The web of undersea cables that transmit data around the world could one day be used to track earthquakes and tsunamis, according to new research. During a test run last year, one of Google’s fiber-optic cables was able to successfully pick up on nearby earthquakes by detecting distortions in light pulses sent along the cable. […]

News

Paedophile faints after being caught trying to meet underage ‘boy’ at KFC

A predator was captured on camera fainting as he realised he had been caught trying to meet with a ‘boy.’ Teaching assistant Steven Johnson collapsed after he was busted arranging to meet with a what he thought was a 14-year-old at a KFC in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. It turned out ‘Oli’ was actually a police officer […]