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Two dead after ‘stolen’ BMW hits oncoming car in horror M60 smash following police chase

Two men aged 18 and 77 have died in a horrific crash on the M60 near Stockport after a “stolen” BMW travelling on the wrong side of the carriageway, hit an oncoming car. Police had been pursuing the black BMW but they are not believed to have been following it in the moments before the […]

Sport

Chelsea win Champions League after Kai Havertz stuns Manchester City

When Thomas Tuchel was given the job of reviving Chelsea at the end of January, he wanted to return them to next season’s Champions League via a top-four Premier League finish. The notion that he might actually win the thing for only the second time in the club’s history was ludicrous. Not any more. On […]

Lifestyle

Researchers create new CRISPR tools to help contain mosquito disease transmission

Since the onset of the CRISPR genetic editing revolution, scientists have been working to leverage the technology in the development of gene drives that target pathogen-spreading mosquitoes such as Anopheles and Aedes species, which spread malaria, dengue and other life-threatening diseases. Much less genetic engineering has been devoted to Culex genus mosquitoes, which spread devastating […]

Business

Expanding Latin American gym chain SmartFit files for IPO

Latin American gym chain SmartFit has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise funds for its expansion, a Brazilian securities filing showed. The planned IPO move comes as many fitness chains have been forced to close gyms during coronavirus lockdowns. SmartFit has used the period to embark on acquisitions and increase its footprint […]

Technology

BMW i4 sedan and BMW iX crossover expand pure electric offerings to a broader audience

BMW has always toyed with electrification through plug-in hybrids, the city-friendly i3 compact and the eye-catching i8 sports car, but these two new pure EVs are taking aim at the mainstream market, with vehicles that can be appreciated by anyone, anywhere. BMW unveiled a pair of electric cars today, known as the BMW i4 and […]

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Mum transforms her plain new-build into multicoloured paradise – all through upcycling

A creative owner totally transformed her unremarkable new build into a multi-coloured home after going on an upcycling spree. Adele Thomas, 50, used her skills over the course of four years to give her once ‘boring’ house a new lease of life. The drab new build now has genuine character with people even mistaking it […]

Sport

Crazed conductor Pep Guardiola sees Champions League dream fall apart

At the final whistle in the Estádio do Dragão, as the air whooshed out through the stadium roof and the night sky crackled with a weird, irresistible energy, Pep Guardiola wandered off into a patch of green space and stood watching. He edged away from the capering figures skirting him tactfully like a hazard in […]

Lifestyle

Same difference: Two halves of the hippocampus have different gene activity

A study of gene activity in the brain’s hippocampus, led by UT Southwestern researchers, has identified marked differences between the region’s anterior and posterior portions. The findings, published today in Neuron, could shed light on a variety of brain disorders that involve the hippocampus and may eventually help lead to new, targeted treatments. “These new […]

Business

EOS Hermes says yet to decide on MUFG climate shareholder resolution

EOS at Federated Hermes has yet to decide if it will back a shareholders’ resolution sponsored by activists seeking to push Mitsubishi UFJ Group to align itself with global climate change goals, the asset manager said. EOS Hermes, which is in talks with the bank, spoke exclusively to Reuters after MUFG said this week that […]

Technology

Microsoft France claims Dolby two-year exclusivity deal for Xbox Series X but quickly backpedals

A pitfall of large companies is that sometimes communication lines can get crossed, especially with overseas counterparts. Microsoft seemed to have had this problem yesterday when its French blog moderators posted “inaccurate information” about Xbox Series X|S having exclusive rights to Dolby Vision and Atmos. Last month, Microsoft announced that Dolby Vision is coming to […]