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Predators Have a Soft Side: Grey Reef Sharks Found To Form Long-Lasting ‘Friendships’ Says Study

A team of Florida scientists have recently discovered that grey reef sharks form long-lasting relationships with each other that straddle the line between friendships and business partners. “We don’t think of sharks as social animals, but they do have social groups,” says Yannis Papastamatiou, who was involved with the study. Averaging six feet, or two […]

Sport

Russell Okung: “I always expected to play”

Russell Okung said Tuesday he wasn’t thinking about opting out, or retiring, despite a recent report from ESPN. The Panthers left tackle, in his first videoconference interview since the initial report on Aug. 7, said it was never his intention to not show up. “I always expected to play,” Okung said, via David Newton of […]

Lifestyle

Grayson Perry: ‘As we come blinking into the light, leave a space in your life to make art’

We are often told that the arts are good for us: they improve our mental health; help us to empathise with different people; they entertain, educate, soothe and enthuse us; they make us better citizens. But who gets the most out of the arts? Is it the “creative industries”, the army of cultural workers who […]

Business

U.S. appeals court voids Tiffany’s judgment against Costco over fake ‘Tiffany’ rings

A federal appeals court on Monday overturned Tiffany & Co’s $21 million judgment against Costco Wholesale Corp over the warehouse club chain’s sale of generic diamond engagement rings bearing the “Tiffany” name. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court judge erred in finding Costco liable for selling the rings, […]

Technology

Facebook bans blackface and anti-Semitic stereotypes in hate speech update

Facebook has expanded its ban on racist writings and imagery, with new rules specifically prohibiting depictions of blackface and statements or images suggesting that Jewish people control the world or major institutions. Facebook already has a broad ban on hate speech, but the company also maintains a detailed list of prohibited language (like comparing a […]

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Selfless Teen is Local Hero After Daily Trips During Lockdown To Clean Dirty Road Signs And Cut Back Town’s Hedges

A teenage boy annoyed by road signs left dirty and hedges overgrown during lockdown has become a local hero after going on a mission to clean them all up. Joseph Beer noticed dozens of neglected street signs and hedgerows while out on his daily walks with his mom Lisa, 52. The 15-year-old soon decided he […]

Sport

Nick Chubb is in the concussion protocol

On Monday, the Browns evaluated running back Nick Chubb for a concussion. On Tuesday, coach Kevin Stefanski announced that Chubb is in the concussion protocol. By rule, Chubb won’t be permitted to practice until he obtains the appropriate clearances from neurologists. The NFL’s second-leading rusher in 2019, Chubb has become a key part of the […]

Lifestyle

‘Welcome to your ninth decade’: how I learned to embrace ageing and make time for my pelvic floor

The card dropped through the letterbox just as I was leaving for my regular coaching session at the tennis club. “Welcome to your ninth decade,” it said. I’d just turned 80 and was planning to celebrate by doing a tandem skydive for a local charity. I wasn’t shocked by the card’s message (no, really). I […]

Business

SoftBank builds $1.2 billion Amazon stake; invests in Netflix, Tesla

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has built a stake worth around $1.2 billion in e-commerce firm Amazon (AMZN.O), regulatory filings showed on Monday, as the tech conglomerate expands its investing activities beyond its recent focus on unlisted startups. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son last week announced a new investment management subsidiary that would park excess cash from […]

Technology

Reddit bans racist subreddit after co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls it out on Twitter

Reddit has banned another community dedicated to posting racist remarks on its platform — but only after co-founder Alexis Ohanian decided to report the subreddit. And not by actually reporting it to Reddit, but instead calling it out in a Twitter thread. Ohanian tweeted out his disgust for the subreddit to his nearly 340,000 Twitter […]