Technology

Tunic still lacks a release date, but already has speedrunners interested

Tunic, the tiny fox adventure which recently gained a great demo on Steam and Xbox, still lacks a release date. Alas, despite having a long chat about game secrets with Tunic’s creator Andrew “Dicey” Shouldice, I could not uncover the date we will all explore Tunic’s world further. But there are promising signs Tunic – […]

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Dad who was told inoperable cancer has spread desperate for last Disney trip with family

A dad who has been given the devastating news that his cancer has spread to his brain says he would love to take his family on a Disney cruise. John Holmes, who has an inoperable oesophageal tumour, worked as a floor layer before he was diagnosed with cancer in November last year and he now […]

Sport

Tour de France withdraws lawsuit against spectator who caused crash

Tour de France officials have withdrawn a lawsuit against a spectator who caused a mass crash during the opening stage of the race. The spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, was in custody at a police station in Landerneau, Brittany, the northwest French region where the world’s biggest cycling event held its first four stages. She […]

Lifestyle

Neuroscientists uncover neuronal circuitry controlling auditory sensory perception

A team of neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, led by Baher Ibrahim and Dr. Daniel Llano, has published a study in eLife that furthers our understanding of how the brain perceives everyday sensory inputs. “There is a traditional idea that the way that we experience the world is sort of […]

Business

U.S. labor market healing; businesses boost spending as profits rebound

The economy appears to be at cruising speed more than half way through the second quarter, with other data on Thursday showing strong growth in business spending on equipment in May. While the goods trade deficit widened, that was because of an increase in imports as businesses desperately try to keep up with robust demand. […]

Technology

Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh cast in Netflix’s upcoming live-action Witcher prequel

Will star as sword-elf Scian. Netflix’s upcoming live-action Witcher prequel, Blood Origin, has confirmed another new cast member, with Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh now set to appear as sword-elf Scian. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a new six-part series set 1,200 years before Netflix’s Henry-Cavill-starring main Witcher show and will chart the creation of […]

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Britain’s ‘most hopeless guard dog’ is scared of water and other puppies

A pooch has been labelled the most hopeless guard dog in the UK due to her fear of water and puppies. Ruby the Cavapoo was given the embarrassing title after beating over 100 other canines in a competition to find the wimpiest mutt around the country. The nervous pooch, aged five, looks like a real-life […]

Sport

Arsenal agree to sign Benfica’s Tavares and close on Anderlecht’s Lokonga

Arsenal have secured a deal to sign the left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for an initial €8m (£6.9m) and are close to buying the Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. The club will finalise the purchase of Lokonga for an initial €17.5m provided agreement is reached over what percentage of any future sale would be due […]

Lifestyle

Increased use of household fireworks creates a public health hazard, study finds

Fireworks are synonymous in the United States with the celebration of Independence Day and other special events, but the colorful displays have caused a growing risk to public safety in recent years, according to a study by environmental health researchers at the University of California, Irvine. Relying on real-time air quality measurements crowdsourced from a […]

Business

Robinhood CEO calls for changes to exchange pricing rules

U.S. securities rules should be changed to allow stock exchanges to quote bids and offers in price increments of less than a penny so they can better compete with wholesale brokerages for retail orders, Robinhood Chief Executive Officer Vlad Tenev said on Thursday. Retail trading volumes have soared over the past year-and-a-half, fueled by the […]