Australia’s surfers seek to justify Olympic selection after rocky start to WSL

The day after Sally Fitzgibbons watched Cathy Freeman win the 400m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics, the nine-year-old donned her wetsuit and sprinted around town. Wearing neoprene in place of Freeman’s iconic space-age suit, Fitzgibbons imagined herself representing Australia at the Olympics. “It sounds bizarre, because there was no pipeline for representing Australia in […]


Study examines movement in children with autism

For more than a year, researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Stanley E. Fulton Gait Research & Movement Analysis Lab in the College of Health Sciences have been using real-time 3-D animation to investigate motor impairments in children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their aim is to understand how children with […]


S&P 500, Nasdaq open higher; Amex, Honeywell weigh on Dow

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes opened higher on Friday, while a fall in shares of American Express and Honeywell weighed on the Dow as investors awaited business activity data to gauge the pace of economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) fell 11.4 points, or 0.03%, at the open to 33804.52. The […]


House price surge as average home tops £200,000 in 70% of England and Wales

Fewer than a third of electoral wards across England and Wales have an average house price below £200,000, analysis has found. This makes life tougher for first-time buyers, as the average price of a first home is only slightly below the £200,000 mark, according to estate agent Savills, which carried out the research. Ten years […]


Anwar El Ghazi strike lifts Aston Villa and dents Everton’s European hopes

The story of Everton’s season can be told in their last two games. After the historic away win came a demoralising home defeat. After progress came regression. After an opportunity was created, it was wasted. Everton have triumphed at Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal but they have a solitary win in 10 league outings at Goodison […]


Health ads in users’ customized online sites may evoke negative reactions

Tweaking the look of a social media profile may subtly alter a person’s reaction to the health messages that appear on that site, according to researchers. They add that these reactions could influence whether the users heed the advice of those messages. In a study, the researchers found that people who gained a feeling of […]


Netflix’s Reed Hastings exercised $612 mln from stock options in 2020

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) co-Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings realized $612.13 million from exercising his stock options in 2020, a year of bumper subscription growth for the video-streaming giant. The company, which crossed 200 million subscribers last year as people sought entertainment from home, saw its shares rise more than 67% in 2020. Hastings purchased over […]


Chia crypto mining spurs 500% jump in Adata SSD sales, warranty warning from Galax

As if the GPU/CPU shortage wasn’t enough of a headache for PC owners, it appears concerns that Chia mining would impact the storage industry were warranted. According to a new report, Adata has seen its solid-state drive orders increase 500% this month, with large-capacity SSDs experiencing exceptionally high demand. The Chia blockchain uses a ‘proof […]


Family flee home fire in middle of night as garden engulfed by flames killing guinea pig

A family fled their home in the middle of the night after a devastating fire destroyed their back garden and killed their pet guinea pig. Laura McLaughlin woke up at 2am to see her garden engulfed in flames during the terrifying incident, and gathered her children before the fire could spread to the house. The […]