Sport

NFL to alter schedule to give every team one home preseason game

The NFL is set to announce that the first and fourth week of the preseason schedule has been scrapped, which doesn’t come as a great surprise given recent indications that things were moving in that direction. One of the reasons for the change is to give teams more time to work on their own after […]

Lifestyle

Understanding molecular mechanisms of air pollution’s impact on ILD critical

More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ILDs […]

Business

U.S. employers announced more job cuts in June

U.S. employers announced an additional 170,219 job cuts in June as the recession caused by the COVID-19 depresses demand and pushes companies into bankruptcy, a report showed on Wednesday. Though the layoffs reported by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas were down 57% from May, they jumped 306% compared to June last year. The […]

Technology

Westworld creators tapped to develop Fallout show for Amazon

Joy and Nolan, the younger brother of filmmaker Christopher Nolan, are perhaps best known as the creators of HBO’s Westworld, a series based on a 1973 movie by the same name. The critically acclaimed first season was absolutely brilliant although some (myself included) felt things went a bit off the rails in the second and […]

News

Hunt continues for rapist who targeted 83-year-old woman in her own home

Police are continuing to hunt for a rapist who attacked an 83-year-old woman in her own home. The pensioner did not suffer any serious physical injury but officers said she was left extremely distressed by the horrific ordeal seven days ago in Glenrothes, Fife. Detectives have renewed pleas for witnesses to come forward, especially dog […]

Sport

California restricts activities in 19 counties for at least three weeks

California has experienced a resurgence of the coronavirus, and so the state that houses three NFL teams is taking more aggressive measures to slow the spread. Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a shutdown in 19 counties of indoor operations at theaters, restaurants, wineries, museums, etc. for at least three weeks. Bars must close all operations, […]

Lifestyle

B cells and their function in the immune system

Whenever a germ gets into the human body, the immune system usually responds immediately to fight off the enemy attacker. One of our defense system’s most important strategies involves B lymphocytes, also known as B cells, which produce antibodies that target and neutralize pathogens. B cells play a central role in adaptive immunity and, together […]

Business

Strong bookings boost Ryanair’s hopes of return to normal

Ryanair reported “very strong” bookings from holidaymakers as it relaunched its network with 1,000 flights on Wednesday, the start of a summer that Group Chief Executive Michael O’Leary hopes will restore Europe’s confidence in air travel. Europe’s largest low-cost carrier has been flying a skeleton service since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down much of Europe […]

Technology

A record amount of e-waste was generated in 2019

Electronic waste is a generalized term that collectively refers to all discarded electrical and electronic devices, not just stuff that ends up in landfills. According to the GESP, only 17.4 percent of e-waste in 2019 was formally documented and recycled. Considering the high-value metals like copper, gold and iron that can be extracted from old […]

News

Sick moment man spits blood in police officer’s eye as she arrests him

This the vile moment a man spits blood in a police officer’s eye at the height of the UK’s pandemic. Temisan Oritsejafor, 41, launched the attack on PC Annie Napier as she arrested him for assaulting a neighbour. Officers were called to his flat in Coventry on April 18 – when the UK recorded 888 […]