Team GB to have male and female flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics

Team GB will have male and female flag bearers at the Tokyo Games for the first time in Olympic history. The move, which has been encouraged by the International Olympic Committee as part of its plans for gender equality, has been embraced with enthusiasm by the British Olympic Association. Only three British women have carried […]


Safety, efficacy of vadadustat explored for CKD

Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according to two studies published in the April 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Glenn M. Chertow, M.D., M.P.H., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in […]


AT&T beats revenue estimates as reopening helps phone sales

AT&T Inc beat Wall Street revenue targets as the reopening of the U.S. economy following pandemic-linked restrictions boosted smartphone sales and the media business. Shares of AT&T surged 5.3% to $31.70 in morning trading. The company said on Thursday it added 595,000 net wireless phone subscribers in the first quarter, more than double what analysts […]


Microsoft is changing the default Office font and wants your help to pick a new one

Microsoft is changing its default Office font next year and wants everyone to help pick the new default. While there are more than 700 font options in Word, Microsoft has commissioned five new custom fonts for Office, in a move away from the Calibri font that has been the default in Microsoft Office for nearly […]


Mum who lost children in house fire and told she would never walk takes first steps

A mum who suffered horrendous injuries escaping a house fire that tragically killed her two children has miraculously managed to walk again. Jade Horton had been warned she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after she threw herself out a second-floor bedroom window to escape the fire. She lost children Isaac, […]


PSG 1-2 Manchester City: player ratings from the semi-final first leg

Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3) Keylor Navas Made a near-post save from Silva but allowed De Bruyne’s high ball to go directly in. 4 Alessandro Florenzi Right-back was keen to get at Cancelo but will be disappointed with City scoring twice in second half. 5 Marquinhos Scored a fine opener but was then part of a powder-puff […]


New, rapid CRISPR/Cas9 method identifies key genes in zebrafish spinal cord regeneration

A new, rapid screening approach uses CRISPR/Cas9 technology to identify immune system-related genes that play a crucial role in repairing zebrafish spinal cord injuries. Marcus Keatinge and Themistoklis Tsarouchas of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics. In humans and other mammals, severed spinal-cord nerve connections […]


U.S. existing home sales drop to seven-month low

U.S. home sales fell to a seven-month low in March, pulled down by an acute shortage of properties, which is boosting prices and making owning a house more expensive for some first-time buyers. Existing home sales dropped 3.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.01 million units last month, the lowest level since August […]


CES will return to Las Vegas as an in-person event in 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is officially returning to an in-person format in Las Vegas in 2022, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today, marking the return of the largest tech conference in the world next year. “We’re thrilled to return to Las Vegas – home to CES for more than 40 years – and […]