Business

Twickenham Studios unveils £15m investment plan

Twickenham Studios has unveiled a £15m investment plan to rejuvenate the business. The money has been put into the 100-year-old site by The Creative District Improvement Company, owned by producers Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird. Investment: Films that have used Twickenham Studios over the years include Layer Cake (starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller, above) […]

Sport

Bueckers’ 30 points lead No. 3 UConn to 87-58 win over Marquette

MILWAUKEE — Freshman Paige Bueckers scored 30 points to lead No. 3 UConn to an 87-58 win on Friday night over Marquette in a battle for first place in the Big East. Bueckers, who was coming off a season-high 32 points in a win Wednesday over St. John’s, has scored at least 20 points in […]

Lifestyle

New tool facilitates inclusion of people of diverse ancestry in large genetics studies

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have typically excluded diverse and minority individuals in the search for gene variants that confer risk of disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other institutions around the world have now developed a free-access software package called Tractor that increases the discovery power […]

Business

Short sellers face derision, death threats and unexplained pizza

Making money by betting a company’s shares will sink in value has become more challenging in recent weeks as markets rocketed higher and a growing wave of investors became ready to take on short sellers at almost any cost – even threatening their lives. Short sellers – contrarian investors who bet against rising stocks, such […]

Technology

Soaring to new heights with The Climb and Free Solo

2020 was a strange year for us all but, speaking personally, I didn’t have “start to appreciate rock climbing” on my bingo card. You’d have never caught me doing it; heights are not my friend and that’s especially true outdoors. When that cold wind hits, consider me gone. Actually, that might explain this new fascination […]

News

Army veteran who put gun to his head in Iraq says MoD ‘in denial’ about mental health

Up to 400,000 armed service veterans may be suffering from mental health problems, the Sunday People can reveal. Charities Mind and the Mental Health Foundation say 16% of the UK population has a mental health issue at any one time. That is equivalent to nearly 400,000 of our 2.4 million veteran population. Both the NHS […]

Sport

No. 6 Stanford finally home, avenges earlier loss to Buffs

STANFORD, Calif. — Finally playing back on campus after more than two months as nomads, Stanford hardly delivered its best game. The Cardinal still won on their home court in Maples Pavilion, and that meant a lot. Fifth-year senior Anna Wilson had 11 points and four steals with her Seattle Seahawks quarterback big brother Russell […]

Lifestyle

Research identifies frequent genetic causes of cerebral palsy

Researchers have discovered a strong link between genetic changes known to cause neurodevelopmental disabilities and cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy affects movement and posture and often co-occurs with other neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder. Individual cases of cerebral palsy are often attributed to birth asphyxia, although recent studies indicate that asphyxia […]

Business

Prada CEO sees revenues rising to 5 billion euros in 4-5 years

Italian luxury group Prada sees revenues rising to 5 billion euros ($6.1 billion) in four to five years, its chief executive said on Thursday. “We will reach five billion euros … in a matter of four to five years. COVID-19 has given a strong shock to the whole system, we will see a strong acceleration […]

Technology

Nintendo Switch has now outsold 3DS

Switch Lite alone almost equals Wii U. The latest Switch sales figures are in, and the momentum behind Nintendo’s hybrid console is clear. Nintendo Switch is now on 79.87m consoles sold, enough to beat the lifetime total of the mighty and long-lived Nintendo 3DS, which recorded 75.94m over its years on sale. In the three […]