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Ghost-hunters claim to capture spirit warning them to ‘get out’ of haunted cave

Nobody who’s ever watched the classic horror film Poltergeist could ever forget the moment the family are forced to flee their home by the horrifying spirit that takes over. But one couple had a frightfest moment of their own when they say they were warned to ‘go away’ by a ghostly apparition when they visited […]

Sport

Night riding, no rest days: Lachlan Morton takes on Tour de France alone

Lachlan Morton, the maverick Australian adventure racer signed to the EF Nippo team, will ride every stage of this year’s Tour de France – including all transfers between stages – not among his peers, but on his own behind the race convoy, with the aim of reaching the Champs Élysées in Paris on 18 July […]

Lifestyle

Are we ready? Advances in CRISPR means the era of germline gene editing has arrived

Quick, accurate and easy-to-use, CRISPR-Cas9 has made genomic editing more efficient—but at the same time has made human germline editing much more feasible, erasing many of the ethical barriers erected to prevent scientists from editing the genes of heredity. “The ethical debate about what is now called human gene editing has gone on for more […]

Business

U.S. Supreme Court tosses class action ruling against Goldman Sachs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) another chance to avoid an investor class action lawsuit accusing the bank of hiding conflicts of interest when creating risky subprime securities before the 2008 financial crisis. The justices threw out a decision by the Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last […]

Technology

Nothing’s debut wireless earbuds will be announced on July 27

Tech startup Nothing will announce its debut pair of true wireless earbuds, the Nothing Ear (1), at 9AM ET on July 27th, the company’s founder Carl Pei announced today. The launch comes around a month later than the June launch window Nothing previously announced, after Pei tweeted that the company was delaying the launch because […]

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Woman dresses up as a goth for date after man tells her not to dress ‘like a witch’

A famous saying claims “there’s someone for everyone”. But finding that person can be hard work. One would-be Romeo recently fell short in the romance department after he instructed a woman on how she should dress for their date. Form a queue, ladies of Tinder. In addition to your quest for the perfect partner, you […]

Sport

Demi Vollering wins La Course by Le Tour de France in sprint finish

Demi Vollering of the Netherlands took her first victory in La Course, outsprinting a select group of eight riders at the top of the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups, overlooking Landernau in Brittany. Vollering held off Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and the evergreen Marianne Vos to claim the win in 2hr 50min 29sec […]

Lifestyle

Hard-working enzyme keeps immune cells in line

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have shed light on a process in immune cells that may explain why some people develop cardiovascular diseases. Their research, published recently in Genome Biology, shows the key role that TET enzymes play in keeping immune cells on a healthy track as they mature. The scientists found […]

Business

Top Endeavor execs leave Live Nation board under antitrust pressure

Two top executives of Endeavor Group Holdings (EDR.N), including chief executive Ari Emanuel, have stepped down from the board of directors of entertainment giant Live Nation (LYV.N) because of antitrust concerns, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Emanuel has been on the Live Nation board of directors since 2007 while Mark Shapiro, president of […]

Technology

Sony acquires Returnal developer Housemarque, hints Bluepoint is next

Sony has acquired Housemarque, the Finnish studio behind recent PS5 exclusive Returnal, the company announced today. It was announced with a tweet which suggests Sony might also be about to acquire Bluepoint Games, the studio behind the recent Demon’s Souls remaster. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst said that […]