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Blind black cat reunited with owners 11 years after vanishing over garden fence

A blind black cat has been reunited with his owners 11 years after he disappeared over the garden fence. And amazingly Dexter was found wandering the streets just a mile from where he had vanished. Julie Gibbons, 56, had taken in the rescue animal and his sister Daisy in 2010. But just weeks later daredevil […]

Sport

Texans: No player has had greater impact on our franchise than J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt broke the news that he asked to be released by the Texans on Friday morning and the team has confirmed that he will be released. Watt won three defensive player of the year awards while with the Texans and he was also named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his work […]

Lifestyle

Tailor-made drugs to treat epilepsy or cardiovascular diseases

In order for a drug to be effective at the right places in the body, it helps if scientists can predict as accurately as possible how the molecules of that drug will interact with human cells. In a joint research project, scientists from Collaborative Research Centre 1423 at Leipzig University and the Chinese Academy of […]

Business

Stocks hit record highs, bitcoin surges after Tesla news

Major U.S. stock indexes registered all-time closing highs on Monday amid optimism over U.S. fiscal stimulus, and bitcoin jumped after Tesla revealed it had purchased $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency and would soon accept it as a form of payment. The world’s most widely-held cryptocurrency, bitcoin touched a record high following the Tesla Inc disclosure, […]

Technology

Go read this New York Times investigation of the location tracking data of the Capitol rioters

You’re being tracked — around the web, sure, but also in real life: the apps on your smartphone are constantly feeding data into the digital advertising market, where it’s bought and sold by hedge funds, financial institutions, and marketers. A new report in The New York Times underscores the horrifying implications of the system, featuring […]

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Woman terrified she’d die as jealous boyfriend stabbed her in back with machete

A brave woman has relived the horrifying moment her jealous boyfriend stabbed her with a machete before going on a drug-fuelled rampage. Chelsey Morris, 21, had been in a relationship with Ryan Abbott, 28, for three-and-a-half years when he launched the vicious attack on her in his flat. Abbott appeared “jealous” and ran at Chelsey […]

Sport

Deshaun Watson: Any team in the NFL will be better with J.J. Watt

Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has been released, and the other star who wants out of Houston has some thoughts about that. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wrote on Twitter that he has loved playing with Watt for the last four seasons and thinks the team that acquires him will be lucky. “I appreciate you for […]

Lifestyle

Choir singing can improve cognitive functioning among the elderly

Alongside the effects of lifestyle, including physical exercise and diet, on aging, research has increasingly turned its attention to the potential cognitive benefits of musical hobbies. However, such research has mainly concentrated on hobbies involving musical instruments. The cognitive benefits of playing an instrument are already fairly well known: such activity can improve cognitive flexibility, […]

Business

Apple positioned to offer cryptocurrencies

Apple Inc has a “clear opportunity” to offer a buying and selling mechanism for cryptocurrencies, a move that would allow the company to immediately gain market share, according to a research report on Monday from RBC Capital Markets. With its access to world-class software and a secure ecosystem, Apple could tackle the problem individuals face […]

Technology

Justice Department closes criminal probe of Ford emissions testing

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has closed a nearly two-year investigation into the process Ford uses to evaluate the emissions of its vehicles, the automaker disclosed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ford says it “cooperated fully” with the probe, but no action was taken. Ford originally disclosed the investigation […]