Lifestyle

Researchers identify an Achilles’ heel in neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops from neural cells on the adrenal glands, accounts for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Almost half of children with high-risk neuroblastoma harbor extra copies of the gene MYCN (MYCN amplified), the primary driver of neuroblastoma and its resistance to therapy. “Treating neuroblastoma by directly targeting MYCN has been challenging,” […]

Business

China’s EVE to supply BMW with large Tesla-like cylindrical batteries in Europe

China’s EVE Energy Co Ltd (300014.SZ) will supply BMW (BMWG.DE) with large cylindrical batteries for its electric cars in Europe, two people with knowledge of the matter said, as the German automaker follows Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in adopting the new technology. EVE has signed contracts to be BMW’s primary supplier of the battery cells in […]

Technology

TV viewing among younger adults drops by two-thirds in a decade, over 65s now watch for longer

It’s no secret that today’s younger adults tend to opt for online content over traditional television, but the size of the fall in TV viewing time among 16 to 24-year-olds over the last decade might come as a surprise. It’s a contrast to the over 65s, who have slightly increased their television viewing compared to […]

News

Texas dad wrangles alligator before daughter’s first day of school

A Missouri City, Texas, man was forced to wrangle an alligator after it blocked his front door ahead of his daughter’s first day of school. Mike Trinh, who owns a seafood restaurant when he is not wrestling wildlife, told Houston’s KPRC-TV that his daughter found the alligator right outside of their home, preventing her from […]

Sport

Packers cut Steven Wirtel, Osirus Mitchell

The Packers dropped a pair of players from their 90-man roster on Wednesday. Long snapper Steven Wirtel and wide receiver Osirus Mitchell have both been waived. Mitchell was waived with an injury designation and will revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed. Wirtel started last season on the practice squad, but wound up appearing […]

Lifestyle

Researchers Develop Contact Lens That Could Help In Cancer Diagnosis And Screening

Researchers have developed a contact lens that can catch and identify exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles prevalent in human fluids that have the potential to be diagnostic cancer biomarkers. The study led by Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) and the findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. The lens was designed with microchambers bound […]

Business

‘You’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower’: The tweets of Elon Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric automaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and rocket company SpaceX, on Tuesday tweeted that he was buying soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N), before posting later that he said it as a joke. Musk has a history of being unconventional, posting irreverent tweets. It is often not clear if he […]

Technology

India blocks downloads of VLC player

TechSpot lists VLC Player as an essential app to install on a PC or Mac, but one of the world’s most populous countries has tried to ban it. The attempt may be due to regional tensions, but it’s likely impossible to block all access to a piece of PC software. The official website for VLC […]

News

National Roller Coaster Day celebrates America’s amusement parks

National Roller Coaster Day is celebrated every year on Aug. 16, highlighting the loops, twists and drops that have people flocking to amusement parks every summer. Aug. 16 has been selected as the attraction’s national day since 1986. The date was chosen because that is the day back in 1898 that the first looping roller […]

Sport

John Harbaugh: David Ojabo swears he’ll be back on the field by mid-season at the latest

Ravens rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo tore his Achilles tendon at Michigan’s Pro Day and hasn’t been able to do any on-field work in the five months since then, but he appears to be making steady progress. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said Ojabo is feeling confident in his recovery and expects to make a […]