Sport

Report: Backups were beating starters, talking trash when James Harden threw ball at teammate

Jimmy Butler, trying to force a trade, famously led the third-stringers over the starters at a 2018 Timberwolves practice. James Harden, who wants the Rockets to trade him, seemingly followed the practice-intensity precedent. He reportedly threw a ball at Houston rookie Jae’Sean Tate during one of multiple arguments in the last week. Except the context […]

Lifestyle

How our brains track where we and others go

As COVID cases rise, physically distancing yourself from other people has never been more important. Now a new UCLA study reveals how your brain navigates places and monitors someone else in the same location. Published Dec. 23 in Nature, the findings suggest that our brains generate a common code to mark where other people are […]

Business

UK tech firms attract record $15bn in venture capital funding

UK technology companies attracted a record $15bn (£11.2bn) in venture capital funding in 2020, including the creation of seven “unicorn” firms valued at more than $1bn. The firms raised more money from VC investors than the rest of Europe combined, according to research by the data provider Dealroom. The $15bn total compares with the previous […]

Technology

Games gave me the variety 2020 could not

Looking down at my games of the year list, I quickly realised that finding an overarching theme was going to be a challenge. Everything I enjoyed had been so remarkably different, on a real range of platforms. It was then I realised that perhaps the theme was the variety. Having spent most of the year […]

News

Brit arrested over murder of teen who was stabbed in heart on the Costa Del Sol

A British man who was the subject of an international manhunt after the death of a teenager in the Costa Del Sol, has been arrested in a shopping centre in Leeds. The 21-year-old unnamed man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Ulrich Perez who was stabbed in the heart in Spain. […]

Sport

Jimmy Butler leaves game with stiff ankle, Heat hold on to beat Pelicans

The Miami Heat came out on Christmas with a chip on their shoulder. All preseason long they heard pundits rank them third or lower in the East, saying their trip to the Finals was a one-off, an odd situation where they thrived. It was not a fluke, but there are doubts they could repeat their […]

Lifestyle

Researcher uses machine learning to demonstrate that DNA impacts cancer risk

Lifestyle—or put another way, ‘bad habits’—is one of the textbook explanations for why some people are at higher risk for cancer. We often hear that smoking increases our risk of developing lung cancer or that a high-fat diet increases our risk of developing bowel cancer, but not all smokers get lung cancer and not all […]

Business

Islington records UK’s highest house price growth of 2020 at 13.4%

London boroughs take nine of top 20 places, with Leeds and Wolverhampton second and third Islington in north London has shown the fastest house price growth over 2020, with the average property rising 13.4% to £727,922, according to the estate agent Halifax. At the other end of the table, the price of an average home […]

News

Mass flooding destroys homes as woman, 86, rescued after spending hour in freezing water

An 86-year-old woman spent almost an hour in freezing floodwater as heavy rain took hold in parts of England last night. Patrick Lloyd said he woke up to find much of his home had been submerged in water, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. The 27-year-old from Peterborough added that he had to help […]