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Five year-old raises cash for Leeds Cares charity with 100 mile cycle challenge

Penny Gladman, from Boston Spa had only learned to ride a bike a few weeks before deciding that she wanted to cycle 100 miles with the aim of raising a pound per mile for charity to help children who had been affected by coronavirus. So, the youngster, who is a pupil at Strawberry Fields Primary […]

Sport

Fans may be able to help make crowd noise for Orlando restart broadcasts

There will be crowd noise on the broadcast of games from HP Field House and The Arena when the NBA restarted in Orlando — but that noise may be of cheering fans at home. As opposed to using pre-recorded crowd noise from other games being added to the broadcast — as has been done with […]

Lifestyle

Prenatal stress can cause long-term behavioral deficits in mice

Prenatal stress is associated with neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring, including anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorders. A new mouse study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine suggests that a complex interaction between maternal microbes, inflammation and serotonin metabolism regulates the emergence of behavioral […]

Business

U.S., Brazil protest Thailand’s pesticide ban over impact on wheat, soy exports

The United States and Brazil lodged separate protests with Thailand over its ban on two farm chemicals earlier this month, documents reviewed by Reuters show, saying the “restrictive” and “serious” move could hurt key agricultural exports. Bangkok’s pesticide ban could hit U.S. and Brazilian exports of wheat and soy that are worth more than $1 […]

Technology

WeTransfer’s updated PowerPoint competitor, Paste, saves you time from futzing with layouts

WeTransfer is launching the next version of its Paste slideshow app today with new tools intended to make it easier to quickly build good-looking slide decks. If you’re not familiar with Paste, the PowerPoint competitor was first released in 2017 by FiftyThree, maker of the Paper drawing and sketching app for iOS. WeTransfer acquired FiftyThree’s […]

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Praying mantis practices Kung Fu positions

Amusing footage from Argentina shows a praying mantis posing in a Kung Fu stance. Mariano del Giovannino from Buenos Aires said he thinks the mantis is trying to taunt him into a duel. He said: “I was catching some sun in the garden with my dog when I found the little green creature on the […]

Lifestyle

The brain’s functional organization slows down following a relationship breakup

During a person’s life, the experience of a stressful life event can lead to the development of depressive symptoms, even in a non-clinical population. For example, a relationship breakup is a fairly common event and is a powerful risk factor for quality of life, in addition to increasing the risk of a major depressive disorder. […]

Business

‘Total disaster’: Phantom billions plunge Wirecard into chaos

Wirecard said on Monday that 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) it had booked in its accounts likely never existed, a black hole that threatens to engulf the payments company and tarnish the reputation of Germany’s financial watchdog. The one-time investor darling is holding emergency talks with its banks, which are owed roughly 1.75 billion euros, […]

Technology

Dropbox officially launches its own password manager and a secure vault for your files

Dropbox is launching a bunch of new features today, many of which are security-focused, including the password manager that was first spotted earlier this month; a “vault” within your files intended for storing documents like birth certificates; and a new way to backup your computer to your Dropbox account. The password manager, called Dropbox Passwords, […]

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Dog keeps better balance than most humans when surfing across owner’s pool

Abby the rescued black labrador showed off her surprising balance skills when surfing across her owner’s pool in New Jersey. The sweet video was caught on camera today (June 21). Her owner commented: “To gain Abby’s trust, i intruded her to bodyboarding in the pool. “Abby is not good motivated. However, she will do anything […]