Man jailed for killing cat by dumping a pavement slab on it twice

A man has been jailed for three months after he killed a cat by dropping a pavement slab on its head twice. Carl Dyson, 40, from Blackpool, wrapped his friend’s pet in a pink blanket before dumping the slab on its skull in a bid to put it out of its misery. The animal was […]

Italy bans fans from all matches until April 3

The Italian government’s latest decision to combat the spread of COVID-19 will have a massive affect on Serie A and UEFA for the next month. In a decree issued on Wednesday, the Italian government ruled that all sporting events in Italy would be played behind closed doors until April 3, and all managers, players, and […]

How our brains create breathing rhythm is unique to every breath

Breathing propels everything we do—so its rhythm must be carefully organized by our brain cells, right? Wrong. Every breath we take arises from a disorderly group of neurons—each like a soloist belting out its song before uniting as a chorus to harmonize on a brand-new melody. Or, in this case, a fresh breath. That’s the […]

Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland who sued company steps down

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) said on Wednesday its U.S. sales chief, Reid Bigland, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Bigland, who has been with Fiat Chrysler for 22 years, sued the company last year, claiming it withheld 90% of his 2018 compensation because he cooperated with a regulatory probe into its sales practices. […]

Goodyear’s newest smart-tire concept ‘prints’ tread on the fly

Tire manufacturers come up with a lot of creative ideas for moving your car down the road, even if most never see the light of day. Five years ago, Goodyear had a concept for a tire that would charge electric vehicles as they moved. Last year it came up with the Aero, a unibody tire-wheel […]

Five-year-old’s prank call led to police finding mum’s cannabis plants

A five-year-old girl’s prank call led to police discovering her mum’s cannabis plants. The youngster rang the emergency services in the early hours of Tuesday morning and asked for the police before hanging up. The call prompted concerned officers to head to the property to check if anyone needed help. When they arrived at the […]

Agent Jorge Mendes, major Portuguese clubs under investigation

Portuguese authorities conducted extensive raids Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected tax evasion in soccer transfers. The attorney general’s office said in a statement that 76 searches were being carried out. According to public statements, some of those searches included soccer agent Jorge Mendes’s home, the offices of Benfica, Porto, and Sporting Lisbon, […]

Artificial sweeteners combined with carbs may be more harmful than those sweeteners alone

The influence of artificial sweeteners on the brain and ultimately metabolism has been hotly debated in recent years. Some studies have found adverse effects on blood sugar and insulin levels, while others have not. In a study publishing March 3 in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers say the discrepancies in these studies may be due […]

U.S. service sector races to one-year high in February

U.S. services sector activity accelerated to a one-year high in February, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite the coronavirus outbreak, which has triggered financial market fears of a recession and led to an emergency interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Wednesday its non-manufacturing activity index […]

Analogue brings back its premium NES clone for one last run

Dubbed the Nt mini v2, the new console features an updated and “perfected” NES cartridge slot as well as a refreshed user interface. Buyers also get updated branding, new packaging and a new 8BitDo 2.4g controller bundled in. Aesthetically, you’re looking at an aluminum anodized chassis with a gun metal finish, gold-plated I/O ports and […]