Sport

After Doha double, Dina Asher-Smith has Olympic history in her sights

When Dina Asher-Smith ran her first cross-country race in primary school she hated it so much she nearly stopped – only for her parents to bribe her with an ice cream to keep going. It worked – and then some. Asher-Smith ended up sprinting through the field to finish fifth out of 400 and a […]

Lifestyle

One in five women planning a pregnancy smoke cigarettes, study finds

Most women still consume harmful substances like alcohol and caffeine while trying for a baby, suggesting low awareness of the risks, new research has found. Research published today in BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth led by King’s College London and UK pregnancy charity Tommy’s studied 131,182 women who used Tommy’s Planning for Pregnancy tool, which asks […]

Business

U.S. urges 50,000 Chevy Bolt owners to park outside because of fire risks

U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday urged about 50,000 owners of General Motors electric Chevrolet Bolt vehicles that were recalled last year to park outside and away from homes and other structures after charging because of fire risks. Earlier on Wednesday, GM made the same recommendation and added owners should not leave vehicles charging overnight. […]

Technology

Rivian raises another $2.5 billion as it looks to build a second factory

Electric vehicle startup Rivian has raised another massive round of funding, this time to the tune of $2.5 billion, bringing its total raised to date over the $10 billion mark. The funding round comes as Rivian recently confirmed it’s looking for a location to build a second factory — one that will also produce batteries […]

News

Woman left with ‘mini mohawk’ after hair snaps off during home bleaching fail

TikToker Emily McPherson was left with what her followers described as a ‘mini mohawk’ after trying to bleach her own roots at home, only for her hair to completely snap off A woman on TikTok has been left begging for help, after attempting to bleach her hair, only for a huge chunk of it to […]

Sport

‘Fishermen’s day’ must let women compete, German court rules

A German court has ruled that women cannot be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organises the town’s Fischertag, or fishermen’s day, must allow female members to participate in […]

Lifestyle

Discovery points to ketamine’s long-term antidepressant effects

Building on recent research confirming how ketamine induces rapid antidepressant action, Professor of Pharmacology Lisa Monteggia and her collaborators show how the molecular mechanism of the gene MeCP2 and associated synaptic adaptability are critical to the long-term antidepressant effects of ketamine. While MeCP2 has been shown to be important for typical antidepressants, this research indicates […]

Business

Hit by commodity inflation, Japan firms gradually pass on costs

Few Japanese firms are considering cutting prices of their main goods and services in the latter half of this year, whereas most would go ahead with price hikes or keep them unchanged, the poll showed. The Corporate Survey signalled a move away from a price-setting stance seen during nearly two decades of deflation in which […]

Technology

Oculus’ Passthrough API will enable experiences that mix VR and the real world

Facebook announced a new API that will let developers incorporate video from the Quest 2’s sensors into their games and applications, creating a mixed reality experience. With the Passthrough API, developers will not only be able to mix the black-and-white images from the headset’s sensors into their experiences, but they’ll also be able to customize […]

News

My sister-in-law threatens to cut contact if I don’t stop buying my kids expensive clothes’

Two sisters-in-law have come to blows after one asked the other if she’d stop her teenage daughters from wearing designer clothes, as it was making her own kids jealous Every parent wants to provide for their children to the best of their ability, so you can completely appreciate why parents who can afford to treat […]