Leicester will not be ‘exploited’ despite transfer unrest, insists Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has insisted Leicester will not be “exploited” as Premier League rivals continue to chase their players. Chelsea intend to test Leicester’s firm stance that Wesley Fofana is not for sale and Newcastle plan likewise with James Maddison, having had a bid rejected last week of about £40m. Rodgers said that “might just cover […]


How do epidurals work? And why is there a global shortage of them?

40% of people in Australia who access pain relief during labor use epidurals. That amounts to around 92,000 epidurals a year. They’re also used for pain relief outside obstetrics. However, Australia is feeling the effects of a global supply shortage of particular brands of epidural kits. While this shortage was expected to be resolved at […]


Some investors doubt summer surge in corporate bonds will last

A roaring rebound in U.S. corporate bonds is being met with skepticism by some investors, who believe the gains may be short-lived as recession fears dampen the outlook for the $10 trillion market. Hopes that the Federal Reserve will be less aggressive than previously anticipated in its fight against inflation helped drive a powerful rebound […]


Amazon Drive is shutting down at the end of 2023

Bad news for the (presumably few) people out there who have relied on Amazon Drive for storing their important files in the cloud: Amazon is shutting down the service. On the plus side, you’ve got well over a year to figure out an alternative and get everything moved over. The company says Amazon Drive will […]


First Europe, next the world: Lionesses set their sights on global domination

The Lionesses have set their sights on winning the World Cup next August after securing England’s first major trophy since 1966. With the silver confetti barely settled on the Euro 2022 triumph, Chloe Kelly, whose goal earned England a historic 2-1 win over Germany, said: “One is not enough – we want more.” Shortly after […]


New therapeutic approach could prevent injury to fragile transplanted lungs

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a potential therapeutic target in the donor lung that can prevent primary graft dysfunction (PGD) in lung transplant recipients, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI). GR Scott Budinger, MD, chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine and the Ernest S. Bazley […]


European shares rise as upbeat earnings offset gloomy data

European shares rose on Wednesday as a slate of upbeat earnings from companies including Infineon (IFXGn.DE), AXA (AXAF.PA) and Just Eat Takeaway (TKWY.AS) offset some fears of a slowdown following gloomy business activity data from the region. The STOXX 600 index (.STOXX) gained 0.5%, recouping losses from the last two days. The pan-European benchmark fell […]


Kylie Jenner can’t save Instagram forever

In early May, the Meta executive in charge of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, shared some news: the social media app’s main feed would start looking dramatically different to some users. For those in a small test group, the feed they’d been using for a decade would be replaced with an “immersive viewing experience” containing full-screen photos […]


Four men play 2,097 miniature golf holes in 24 hours for world record

A quartet of miniature golf enthusiasts broke a Guinness World Record in Kentucky when they putted 2,097 holes in 24 hours. Cole Hetzel, Chris Hetzel, Tony Centers and Bob Schoettinger began their attempt at 8 a.m. Sunday at Putt-Putt Golf of Erlanger and finished at 8 a.m. Monday. The team putted a total 2,097 holes […]