Sport

Matt Nagy: I’m not opposed to giving up playcalling, but right now I don’t need to

The Bears’ offense has been even worse with Nick Foles starting at quarterback than it was with Mitchell Trubisky, and that has some folks pointing the finger at the head coach, who also happens to be the offensive playcaller. So should Matt Nagy give up playcalling duties? He said today that he’s willing to do […]

Lifestyle

Skin breaks down with prolonged AL/CVL use in neonates

Neonates with prolonged arterial line (AL)/central venous line (CVL) use have fewer skin breaks and have significantly larger thalamic volumes early in life compared with those with restricted line use, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Neurology. Emma G. Duerden, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues serially scanned two international […]

Business

Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, PM pledges

Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has said the country will become carbon neutral by 2050, heralding a bolder approach to tackling the climate emergency by the world’s third-biggest economy. “Responding to climate change is no longer a constraint on economic growth,” Suga said on Monday in his first policy address to parliament since taking office. […]

Technology

Apple’s HomePod will soon support Dolby Atmos with the Apple TV 4K

Apple’s HomePod is getting a lot more useful as a home cinema speaker for Apple TV 4K owners. Apple has confirmed that an upcoming software update will let the speaker output Dolby Atmos audio as well as 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio from Apple’s streaming box. The feature will work best when you have two […]

News

In Philadelphia, another night of protests after fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

The city of Philadelphia saw a second night of protests Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of a Black man the day before. Some looting was again reported Tuesday, despite pleas from the man’s family for an end to any violence or looting. Other demonstrations Tuesday were described as peaceful, including one that drew as […]

Sport

Washington puts Landon Collins on IR

Safety Landon Collins confirmed that his season was over on Tuesday and the Washington Football Team moved him off the active roster later in the day. Washington announced that Collins has been placed on injured reserve. Collins will have surgery on his Achilles on Monday after tearing it in last Sunday’s win over Dallas. “It’s […]

Lifestyle

Type 1 diabetes: Tannic acid encapsulation protects transplanted islets from rejection

Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer swings in the levels of glucose in the blood that impact life expectancy and increase risks of cardiovascular disease, neuropathies and kidney failure. One therapy is promising—transplanting pancreatic islets from […]

Business

‘We do not get a chance at happiness’: the Bangladeshi fishermen caught by debt

Kalam Sheikh’s life revolves around the few months when he goes in search of Bangladesh’s prized hilsa fish. When he gets a good catch, he can make enough money to live on for the rest of the year. He can pay off some of his debts and even improve his home. But this fragile annual […]

Technology

Uber is spamming users with political push notifications ahead of a key gig worker vote

Unwanted smartphone notifications are always a pain in the app, but not often are these messages so nakedly political as the latest batch sent out by Uber in California. Uber is one of a number of gig economy firms currently waging a $186 million campaign against a Californian state law that requires them to classify […]

News

NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Keith Raniere, who ran a cult-like group that kept women as virtual sex prisoners to service him in upstate New York, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Raniere was convicted on federal sex trafficking, racketeering and possession of child pornography charges last year for his role in the alleged sex cult called […]