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Bride uninvites pal from engagement party for being rude about her £30,000 ring

Everyone knows that when it comes to weddings, there’s a lot more to it than simply confessing your love to one another for the world. There’s the perfect venue, the perfect dress and, not to mention the stress of cultivating the perfect guestlist. But, before you even get to all that, there’s the ring. When […]

Sport

‘I am staying’: Lukaku pledges future to Inter before Inzaghi signs as manager

Romelu Lukaku has said he will remain at Internazionale next season after helping them to their first Serie A title in 11 years, with the club announcing on Thursday that Simone Inzaghi has signed a two-year contract to replace Antonio Conte as manager. Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, is planning a move to bring the striker […]

Lifestyle

Phantom noises and hypersensitivity to sound: Tech to the rescue?

Imagine it’s night, you’re lying in bed, all is quiet. But you keep hearing what sounds like whistling, or buzzing, or sizzling. Or your partner is washing the dishes beside you and you find the clanking of the plates unbearable. In the first case, you probably have tinnitus; in the second, hyperacusis. Sylvie Hébert, a […]

Business

Dogecoin jumps on news of launch on Coinbase Pro

Dogecoin, a meme-based cryptocurrency popular among retail investors, surged on Wednesday, benefiting from news that digital asset exchange Coinbase will make the crypto unit available to its users on its trading platform. Coinbase said on Tuesday it will immediately accept inbound transfers of dogecoin Coinbase Pro, a trading venue for professional traders. Dogecoin rose 31% […]

Technology

Twitch chats are about to get more chaotic with animated emotes

Twitch is announcing some big updates to emotes on Friday, including that animated emotes will soon be available on the live-streaming platform. Emotes are a huge part of the experience of Twitch. They’re everywhere in Twitch chats, and Twitch partners and affiliates can offer custom emotes to subscribers that can be used in chats on […]

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Girl declared a genius at just two-years-old and boasts IQ to make Einstein blush

A young girl has been declared a genius at just two-years-old and she boasts an IQ so high it would even make Einstein blush. Kashe Quest, who goes by ‘Cash’, can recognise and name every US state, recite the periodic table, and knows almost every word to her favourite film – Frozen. Her intelligence was […]

Sport

Hélio Castroneves’ Indy 500 win at 46 shows getting old is far from a sin

“Dreeew!” howled the exultant man on my laptop from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center, filling the screen with the toothy, dimpled grin that leaves all who see it smiling almost as brightly. Such is the infectious effervescence of Hélio Castroneves, and on the Monday afternoon we finally connect this Roberto Benigni of the track […]

Lifestyle

Bacteria are connected to how babies experience fear

Why do some babies react to perceived danger more than others? According to new research from Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, part of the answer may be found in a surprising place: an infant’s digestive system. The human digestive system is home to a vast community of microorganisms known […]

Business

Stocks loiter around peaks as traders wait for data

Stocks chopped around record peaks on Tuesday, while the dollar was pinned near recent lows, as markets awaited U.S. jobs data and looked ahead to crucial central bank meetings in Europe and United States for guidance on the interest rates outlook. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan touched a three-month peak, before profit-taking […]

Technology

The tiny Playdate handheld gets a price bump but double the games

Panic is finally sharing some more information about its delayed Playdate, the tiny yellow handheld with a crank. The quirky little gadget is going up in price, launching at $179 instead of $149, but its first “season” of games that will be rolled out to the Playdate over time is being doubled from 12 to […]