Sport

World Cup offers ‘unique platform’ to pursue Ukraine peace, claims Fifa chief

The head of football’s world governing body, Fifa, issued a plea on Tuesday for a ceasefire in the war in Ukraine for the duration of the World Cup, calling for all sides to use the tournament as a “positive trigger” to work towards a resolution. Gianni Infantino, speaking during a lunch with leaders of the […]

Lifestyle

Genetic lineage tracing identifies cardiac mesenchymal-to-adipose transition in an arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy model

ACM is a hereditary cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrofatty replacement of the ventricular myocardium, a high risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, and progressive heart failure. However, the cellular origin of cardiac adipocytes in ACM remains largely unknown.In a study recently published in Science China Life Sciences, a research team established an ACM mouse […]

Business

Norway’s Equinor-owned Aasgard B oil and gas platform shut after fire

Gas production at Norwegian energy firm Equinor’s (EQNR.OL) Aasgard B gas processing platform was shut on Sunday and could remain offline until Nov. 15 following a fire in a transformer, the company said on Monday. Output at the field has been cut by 19.8 million cubic metres, Aasgard’s pipeline operator Gassco said in a regulatory […]

Technology

Nerf’s first League of Legends blaster is a $170 dart-flinging fish

If you’ve been to a toy aisle recently, you’ve probably seen how cartoony Fortnite renditions of real-world guns dominate the shelves. Now, Hasbro is licensing the blasters of another mega-hit video game: League of Legends. But if you or your giftee has a LOL obsession, know that the starting price of a Nerf object of […]

News

Escaped mustang captured after swimming across bay in Wisconsin

Authorities in Wisconsin said they captured a loose horse that ran wild on several roads and even swam across a bay. The Door County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the horse said the animal was a wild mustang and warned members of the public should not attempt to capture it. The mustang was spotted […]

Sport

US Latinos are soccer-mad. Why isn’t that reflected in the World Cup squad?

Spanish-speaking soccer fans of a certain age have grown up listening to broadcasters refer to the US men’s national team as “el equipo de todos” – everyone’s team, representing the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up America. But the 26-player US squad for this year’s World Cup, which kicks off on 20 November, has just […]

Lifestyle

Blinding eye disease strongly associated with serious forms of cardiovascular disease

Patients with a specific form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, are also highly likely to have either underlying heart damage from heart failure and heart attacks, or advanced heart valve disease, or carotid artery disease associated with certain types of strokes, according to a new study […]

Business

Saudi wealth fund, BlackRock to jointly explore Mideast infrastructure projects

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and BlackRock (BLK.N) have signed an agreement to jointly explore infrastructure projects in the Middle East, focused on Saudi Arabia. The Public Investment Fund (PIF), which manages more than $600 billion in assets, said their non-binding memorandum of understanding will serve as the anchor for BlackRock’s Middle East infrastructure strategy. […]

Technology

Binance, Crypto.com execs tell investors to ‘ask me anything’ following the fall of FTX

Both Binance and Crypto.com hosted live question-and-answer sessions on Monday morning in an attempt to reassure investors that the cryptocurrency exchanges won’t meet the same fate as FTX, which suffered a sudden and catastrophic collapse last week. FTX, formerly the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, filed for bankruptcy after Binance walked back on its […]

News

Chimpanzees Share Experiences With Each Other ‘Just Because’–A Trait Once Thought to Be Only Human

When you’re out with your friends, how often do you want to share an experience by saying something like, ‘Wow, look at that’? Now we know that chimpanzees do this too—a behavior once thought unique to humans. Scientists recently observed a young chimp nagging its mom for attention for the sole purpose of showing her […]