Hunt for four men after racist coronavirus attack on student

Police are hunting four men after an Asian student was battered by racists saying they ‘don’t want your coronavirus’. Jonathan Mok, 23, was punched and kicked by a group of three or four men and a woman as he walked along Oxford Street last Monday, February 24. The Singaporean, who has lived in London for […]

Aston Villa announce $89 million loss despite sale of stadium

Aston Villa announced this week a loss of $89 million while en route to winning Premier League promotion last season, despite raking in $73 million ($46 million profit) for the sale of Villa Park. While Villa Park is no longer property of the club, it is owned by NSWE Stadium Limited, which is a company […]

Scientists shed new light on neural processes behind our desire for revenge

New insight on the neural processes that drive a desire for revenge during conflict between groups has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. The study suggests that the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin is increased during conflict between groups and influences the medial prefrontal cortex, the section of the brain associated with our decision-making activity. […]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $1.7 million to three Australian women in pelvic mesh class action

An Australian court on Tuesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay three women a total of A$2.6 million ($1.7 million) plus legal costs as compensation for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of its pelvic mesh implants. The Federal Court of Australia awarded the three lead applicants in the class action lawsuit between A$555,555 […]

Dell video reveals 10th-gen Comet Lake desktop CPUs are on their way

In a clip for Dell’s XPS Tower and XPS Tower Special Edition, it’s stated that they feature “10th Gen Intel Core Processors,” marking the first time we’ve seen the non-mobile version of these chips. Sadly, the video has just been set to private, but you can view a screen grab of the reveal above. There […]

Pictured: ‘Beautiful girl’ stabbed to death as man is charged with murder

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after a ‘beautiful girl’ was stabbed to death. Bhavini Pravin was found seriously injured by East Midlands Ambulance Service at a property in Moores Road, Leicester, at 12.39pm on Monday, Leicestershire Police said. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Jigukumar Sorthi, 23, of East Park […]

Kane eyeing late-season return, will ‘definitely be at EURO 2020’

Harry Kane is eyeing a return from a torn hamstring at the tail end of the Premier League season to prove his fitness and claim his place in the England team for this summer’s 2020 European Championship. Kane spoke on Tuesday for the first time in weeks and provided a first-person update on his road […]

Influenza: Combating bacterial superinfection with the help of the microbiota

Researchers from the Lille Centre for Infection and Immunity (CNRS/INSERM/Institut Pasteur de Lille/University of Lille/CHU Lille), INRAE and from Brazilian (Belo Horizonte), Scottish (Glasgow) and Danish (Copenhagen) laboratories have shown for the first time in mice that perturbation of the gut microbiota caused by the influenza virus favours secondary bacterial superinfection. Published in Cell Reports […]

Bayer’s top seed faces U.S. soybean challenge from Corteva

Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto has been beset by problems, and now a decades-long dominance of the $4 billion U.S. soybean seed market is under threat from rival Corteva Inc. Bayer (BAYGn.DE) told Reuters it expects plantings of its genetically modified Xtend soybean seeds to flatline this year for the first time, after three years […]

Control and Death Stranding dominate Bafta Awards with 11 nominations each

Eleven nominations is a record for the Bafta games awards, but Death Stranding isn’t competing for the Best Game award. In addition to Control, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Untitled Goose Game are all up for the most coveted prize of the night. Picking the Best Game won’t […]