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Man’s handwritten note hidden under floor in 1917 finds its way to granddaughter

A milk bottle containing hand-written letters and rare coins has been discovered more than a century after being hidden. The capsule, which was found buried under the floor in the Roslyn Grist Mill in New York by a team working to renovate the building, dates back to 1917 when it was installed during a restoration […]

Sport

A.J. Bouye facing PED suspension

The Broncos are reportedly going to lose cornerback A.J. Bouye‘s services for a while. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Bouye is facing a suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The length of the suspension is not known, but anything of four games or more will bring his season to an end. He […]

Lifestyle

Predicting epilepsy from neural network models

Within the staggeringly complex networks of neurons which make up our brains, electric currents display intricate dynamics in the electric currents they convey. To better understand how these networks behave, researchers in the past have developed models which aim to mimic their dynamics. In some rare circumstances, their results have indicated that ‘tipping points’ can […]

Business

‘On a knife edge’: Britain and EU in last-ditch trade talks

Britain and the European Union will make a last-ditch attempt to strike a post-Brexit trade deal this week, with probably just days left for negotiators to avert a chaotic parting of ways at the end of the year. Ireland’s prime minister, whose country would face more economic pain than any of the other 26 EU […]

Technology

First major Xbox Series X/S update adds more dynamic backgrounds, Game Pass preloading

Xbox’s November system update began to roll out last night, making it the first major update to include the new Xbox Series X/S consoles alongside Xbox One. It introduces a couple of nice additions to the UI and dashboard: including more dynamic backgrounds, useful library tags, and the option for players to preload Game Pass […]

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Woman’s ‘genius’ hack of cutting cake with wine glasses sparks furious debate

A woman’s inventive – yet very controversial – cake cutting technique has divided people’s opinions online. While some people cut their cake in half, then in half again, repeating the method until it’s sectioned into identical triangles, others like Kylie Jenner – who was called a “literal psychopath” by fans for her technique – prefers […]

Sport

NFLPA: No decision on postseason bubble, but it’s a “big ask”

The 49ers were forced into something of a local bubble in Arizona after Santa Clara County tightened COVID-19 protocols that included a ban on contact sports. But the NFL has resisted local bubbles for teams this season and still has managed to get through 13 weeks (after tonight’s game). NFL commissioner Roger Goodell all but […]

Lifestyle

Metabolic confusion diet won’t boost metabolism – but it could have other benefits

The “metabolic confusion” diet is one of the latest fad diets to be blowing up on social media. Like many fad diets, it promises you can lose weight while still eating what you want. Fans of the diet claim that by switching between very low calorie days and high calorie days, you can lose weight […]

Business

Foley-backed blank-check acquisition firm nears $9 billion Paysafe deal

A blank-check acquisition firm backed by veteran investor Bill Foley is nearing a deal to merge with Paysafe, valuing the payments company at around $9 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Paysafe’s merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp II will result in the London-based company listing in New York, according […]

Technology

Nintendo Switch update lets you transfer screenshots to your smartphone

Nintendo has today dropped a Switch system software update with a couple of nice features, and an ugly new home screen icon you can’t get rid of. First off, there’s the ability to transfer captured screenshots and videos from your Switch to your smartphone. You’ll need to scan a QR code using your phone when […]