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How Scientists are Managing to Trap the World’s Coldest Plasma in a Magnetic Bottle

Physicists have discovered a way to trap the world’s coldest plasma in a magnetic bottle, a technological achievement that could advance research into clean energy, space weather, and astrophysics. “To understand how the solar wind interacts with the Earth, or to generate clean energy from nuclear fusion, one has to understand how plasma—a soup of […]

Sport

Weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet: from despair to an Olympic dream

The weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet stood on the edge of a cliff in Sussex contemplating whether to take his own life. Having left the Athletes’ Village at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he feared for his safety if he were to return to his native Cameroon. Tchatchet had been forced to live rough in Brighton […]

Lifestyle

Researchers discover how cancer cells that spread to lymph nodes avoid immune destruction

Lymph nodes are critical to the body’s immune response against tumors but paradoxically, cancer cells that spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes can often avoid being eliminated by immune cells. Recent experiments by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Boston University School of Medicine provide insights on the details behind this immune evasion, which […]

Business

U.S. job openings edge higher in May, hiring slips

U.S. job openings rose slightly to a new record high in May and hiring dipped, a sign that the economy could still be struggling with labor shortages as coronavirus restrictions eased across the country. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, rose by 16,000 to 9.2 million on the last day of May, the Labor […]

Technology

Microsoft threatens to resurrect Clippy as an Office emoji

Microsoft is threatening to bring back its annoying loveable Clippy character. The software giant claims it will replace the paperclip emoji in Microsoft Office with Clippy if the tweet below gets 20,000 likes. The tweet has already surpassed that number, so it seems Clippy could be about to return as a more innocent emoji — […]

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Waitress in Tears After Receiving Thank You Note From Widow Eating Alone

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been tons of stories making the media rounds about crazy-generous restaurant customers leaving behind outrageously large tips to the amazement of stunned and deliriously happy waitstaff. While it’s true that an extra—or even extravagant—monetary tip is always a nice bonus, sometimes a heartfelt show of appreciation can […]

Sport

Baseball and softball prepare to pitch in at Olympics after 13-year absence

Baseball, which was formally added as a medal sport in 1992, and softball, which joined it four years later, became the first sports in seven decades to be eliminated from the Olympic programme following the 2008 Beijing Games. The surprise vote by an International Olympic Committee that is typically broken toward expansion has been generally […]

Lifestyle

For concussion patients, CTs offer window into recovery

CT scans for patients with concussion provide critical information about their risk for long-term impairment and potential to make a complete recovery—findings that underscore the need for physician follow-up. In a study led by UC San Francisco, researchers looked at the CT scans of 1,935 patients, ages 17 and over, whose neurological exams met criteria […]

Business

Atlantia considers Hochtief stake non-strategic and may sell it

Italy’s Atlantia (ATL.MI) considers its 16% stake in German builder Hochtief (HOTG.DE) non-strategic and may sell it in the future as it gears up to rejig its investment portfolio after agreeing to sell its Italian motorway unit, three sources said. “The Hochtief stake is not strategic .. and the group is considering getting out of […]

Technology

The company that graded the million-dollar copy of Super Mario 64 has a new owner

Wata Games, the company that graded the recent record-breaking copies of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64, has been acquired by Collectors Universe, which grades coins, trading cards, and other collectibles and memorabilia. The purchase signals video games’ growing prominence in the world of collectibles, which has seen significant interest recently due to […]