Sport

USA women’s team beat ROC for 3×3 basketball’s first-ever Olympic gold

Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from glittering college careers and some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they all have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The US team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young took an early lead against the team from Russia, then […]

Lifestyle

Physical pain is a key factor in alcohol consumption relapse after a period of abstinence

The study has also shown changes in an area of the brain related to motivation for drug intake, and in a second experiment they have shown that the kappa-type opioid receptor (a protein) is key to causing these animals to relapse. Research by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology and Parasitology of the University […]

Business

Exxon hiring more temporary workers as Texas refinery lockout continues

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it will begin hiring additional temporary operators of its Beaumont, Texas refinery as a lock out of 650 union-represented workers runs into its 11th week. Exxon said it took the decision to hire the new workers after four meetings with the United Steelworkers (USW) union local 13-243 failed to […]

Technology

Robinhood’s IPO roadshow answered questions I wasn’t asking

“What’s your favorite planet?” is a real question that Robinhood execs really picked to answer during the Q&A section of its retail investor roadshow. “Definitely Pluto,” says long-haired CEO Vlad Tenev. He is having a good time. He goes on to explain that there will be a great view of Venus tonight after sunset. Many […]

News

The First Amateur Astronomer to Ever Discover a New Moon – And it’s Orbiting Jupiter

One might think that since we can take detailed images of galaxies millions of light years away, there’s no way something as significant a moon could exist within our solar system without our knowledge, but not only are there moons we don’t know of yet, but they are being found by amateur astronomers. In the […]

Sport

Simone Biles receives praise for prioritising her mental health

Mental health campaigners have applauded Simone Biles for prioritising her wellbeing after the world’s top gymnast withdrew from the women’s all-around gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles, 24, pulled out of the competition after a medical evaluation determined that she was not ready to compete, following her decision to leave the women’s team event […]

Lifestyle

Homelessness linked to emergency hospital admissions

Patients experiencing homelessness use hospital services, especially emergency admissions, at much higher rates than housed patients according to new research published this week. The study’s authors believe the research indicates the need to improve access to primary care, including GPs, along with implementing other interventions for people experiencing homelessness. The research was led by Charlie […]

Business

U.S. Treasury pays out $15 bln in Child Tax Credit installment

Treasury said that the July payments went to families with nearly 60 million eligible children. Eligible families received an initial monthly payment of up to $300 for each child under 6-years-old and up to $250 for each child age 6-17. The ARP made half of the tax credit for the 2021 tax year payable in […]

Technology

The Steam Deck has an ‘optional built-in FPS limiter’ for better battery life

When Valve and IGN revealed last Thursday that the new Steam Deck handheld will target 30Hz gameplay, not everyone was impressed with that low bar — but Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais has taken to Twitter to clarify his original comment, and reveal a new feature of the portable console. “The ‘30 FPS target’ refers to the […]

News

Israeli Woman Donates Her Kidney to a 3-Year-old Palestinian Boy in Gaza

When armed conflict is a way of life, a lasting resolution may seem beyond reach. And yet, while small acts of personal courage may not ultimately shape the larger outcome, there are some people on both sides who continue reaching for peace nevertheless. Israeli kindergarten teacher and mother-of-three Idit Harel Segal wanted to do something […]