Sport

Germany face questions that cut to heart of identity before Costa Rica tie

Very few Germans seemed to take much pleasure from their 2-1 defeat against Japan in the opening game of the World Cup. One notable example, however, appeared to be the country’s far-right AFD party, for whom the surprise result – coupled with the decision to make a protest in support of LGBTQ+ rights before the […]

Lifestyle

Early life experiences can have long-lasting impact on genes

Early life experiences can impact the activity of our genes much later on and even affect longevity, finds a new study in fruit flies led by UCL researchers. In the study published in Nature Aging, the scientists report that gene expression ‘memory’ can persist across the lifespan, and may present a novel target for improving […]

Business

Deere’s strong earnings aided by pricing boost, shares hit record high

Deere & Co (DE.N) on Wednesday posted a quarterly profit that easily beat Wall Street estimates with strong sales accelerated by price hikes for its agriculture and construction equipment, sending its shares to a record high. Despite supply chain challenges, the world’s largest farm equipment maker reported a 75% increase in profit for its final […]

Technology

Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster over presale disaster

A group of 26 Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster following last month’s ticketing fiasco that left frustrated users unable to buy tickets for Swift’s The Eras Tour (via Deadline). In a lawsuit submitted to a California court, the fans accuse Ticketmaster’s parent company, LiveNation, of “anticompetitive conduct” that let scalpers snap up a surplus […]

News

More than one million families to receive £324 cost of living payment from today

More than one million families claiming Tax Credits are starting to receive their £324 cost of living payment from today. This is the second half of the £650 cost of living cash that was promised to households on certain means-tested benefits. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) says the payments should arrive between November 23 and […]

Sport

Wales fans feel pride and despair but not anger after swift World Cup exit

It felt a little like a bride walking down the aisle on her special day, only for her dearly beloved to be staring at the reams of toilet paper that were stuck to her shoes. After all the hype and expectation, it wasn’t meant to be like this. A must-win game against our next door […]

Lifestyle

Finding molecular secrets hidden in premature aging diseases and cancer using AI

New research published in Cell Death & Disease covers the first batch of results from collaborative work directed to perform multi-omics-based analyses in the context of age-related diseases using an AI-driven target and drug discovery pipeline. The findings were developed by Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, with support from […]

Business

Bank deposit rates lag changes in Fed policy rate, NY Fed analysts say

U.S. savers are being left behind by the Federal Reserve’s aggressive campaign of interest rate rises, and that’s unlikely to change soon. New research from the New York Fed says bank deposit rates have long failed to catch up with changes in short-term rates. And in the current cycle of swift short-term rate hikes, this […]

Technology

Fortnite: Chapter 4 has a new island, dirt bikes, and Geralt of Rivia

Following a live event that saw the previous version of the island explode, Fortnite: Chapter 4 is now here — and it includes plenty of big changes for the long-running battle royale. The most notable change is the brand-new island, which includes a number of new points of interest such as a citadel housing a […]

News

Mum finds blood-stained bed sheets during Travelodge stay ‘like Bushtucker trial’

A mum-of-three was mortified when she found what appeared to be blood stains on her hotel room bedding during a “beyond shocking” stay, which she said was “like a Bushtucker Trial”. Gill Craddock, 56, booked four rooms at the Retford Markham Moor Travelodge when she came down from North Yorkshire for her daughter Amy’s wedding. […]