Sport

The people making a difference: the football coach bringing generations together

In February 2015, Niyah Campbell was studying for a master’s degree in health psychology at Aston University in Birmingham. His supervisor suggested that, for his research project, he might like to carry out a study into whether walking football – which plays the game at a slower pace – made sport accessible for older adults. […]

Lifestyle

Rapid whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis in critically ill infants on a national scale

Children who are born severely ill or who develop serious illness in the first few weeks of life are often difficult to diagnose, with considerable implications for their short and longer-term care. But whole genome sequencing (WGS), carried out rapidly, can provide an accurate diagnosis and therefore lead to improvements in their clinical care. Results […]

Business

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors in Moscow under new […]

Technology

This smart basketball hoop ensures you never miss a shot

Engineer Shane Wighton has created a smart basketball goal designed to ensure that every shot you throw up goes through the hoop. At its heart, the contraption is a room-scale, cable-operated robot with six degrees of freedom that moves the backboard and hoop using a system of pulleys. Six 8HP motors were deployed to operate […]

News

Tourist slams ‘rip off’ cliffs in Tripadvisor review – but is soon corrected

A spokesperson for Cliffs of Moher has come forward to defend the popular Irish attraction after a disappointed visitor blasted it as a “tourist trap”. One of the most beloved beauty spots in Ireland, the majestic Cliffs of Moher, along the dramatic coastline of County Clare, offers breathtaking views of the Aran Islands and Twelve […]

Sport

County cricket: Lancashire and Surrey on top as T20 Blast delivers thrills

Ball one: Roses match provides treats for everyoneLancashire stayed top of the North Group after a Headingley Roses match that (not for the first time) showcased exactly why the ECB was lauded for its imagination when it invented – OK, adapted from recreational cricket – the Twenty20 format in 2003. There was a big crowd, […]

Lifestyle

Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline

A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach. Doctors from Shinshu University observed associations of sagittal vertical axis (SVA) anteriorization and higher age with lower cognitive function. The results of their study are published in Scientific […]

Business

LG Energy Solution to invest $568 million in South Korean factories

LG Energy Solution (373220.KS) said on Monday it will invest 730 billion won ($567.76 million) to expand its production capacity at its Ochang production site in South Korea. The South Korean battery maker, which counts Telsa Inc (TSLA.O), General Motors Co (GM.N) and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) among others as customers, said it planned to invest […]

Technology

USB-C will become mandatory for all new phones launched in the EU after fall 2024

USB-C cables are extremely versatile, being able to simultaneously transfer data, carry a video signal, and charge electronics at up to 240W. While most devices already use the popular standard, there are still a few holdouts, like Apple’s iPhones. Today, lawmakers in the European Union have finally reached an agreement requiring all phones, tablets, and […]

News

Paranormal expert ‘crying in fear’ after ‘tricking’ ghost into posing for photo

A ghost hunter believes he’s captured the famous Black Monk of Pontefract on camera after sneakily “catching him out”. John-Paul Newlands – who said he was left “almost in tears of fear” after seeing the image – claims he tricked the monk by taking a photo of his reflection in the mirror. The paranormal investigator […]