Joe Marchant tips Harlequins teammate Marcus Smith to shine for England

Not so long ago there was a regular reminder from Eddie Jones and his players that England wanted to put smiles on people’s faces amid the hardship of the pandemic. It was clearly a well-intentioned message but the problem was the quality of England’s performances last autumn and most of this year’s Six Nations did […]


Study finds variations in quantitative MRI scanners’ measurements

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used in medicine to detect, diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, while relying on experts’ interpretation of images. Quantitative MRI, which obtains numerical measurements during the scans, can now potentially offer greater accuracy, repeatability and speed—but rigorous quality control is needed for it to reach its full potential, […]


Bank dividend cap could be lifted in coming months, ECB’s De Cos says

The European Central Bank could lift a restriction on bank dividend payments in the coming months thanks to an improved macroeconomic scenario in the euro zone, ECB policymaker Pablo de Hernandez de Cos said on Friday. “Now the macroeconomic situation has changed and the arguments that would justify extending or maintaining the recommendation are progressively […]


Hundreds of medieval bodies unearthed at popular beach after storms reveals skulls

Hundreds of skeletons have been unearthed at a popular beach which was once home to the burial ground of a medieval chapel. Archaeologists have found the remains of around 200 people who are believed to belong to a Christian community which dates back to the sixth century. A six-week excavation is now well underway at […]


British teenager Emma Raducanu extends thrilling Wimbledon debut

In the 44 years since Virginia Wade became the most recent British woman to win Wimbledon, there have been many excellent performances from outstanding prospects at the All England Club. Not all of them have gone on to have big careers but in Emma Raducanu, we may just have uncovered the genuine article. The 18-year-old […]


Feedback activity in the visual cortex is necessary for the perception of objects

An important function of vision is to segregate relevant figures from the irrelevant background. A visual stimulus drives a cascade of neural activity from low-level to higher level visual brain areas. The higher areas also provide feedback to the lower areas, where figures elicit more activity than the background, as if figures in the brain […]


Supply constraints to slow U.S. auto sales growth in June – J.D. Power, LMC Automotive

Growth in U.S. new vehicle retail sales for June is expected to be lower than the previous month, despite strong consumer demand, as supply constraints and chip shortages have led to lean inventories, consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday. Retail sales for new vehicles in June are estimated to reach 1.1 million […]


Pinterest bans weight loss ads due to eating disorder concerns

Pinterest said Thursday it is updating its ad policies to “prohibit all ads with weight loss language and imagery.” The company said in a blog post that it developed its new policy with guidance from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), whose research shows there has been a rise in eating disorders and unhealthy eating […]


Tan-shamed mum leaves doctor’s office in tears after devastating warning

A mum with a tanning addiction who visits up to three sunbed parlours every day was crushed when doctors told her she was at “high risk” of skin cancer. Tracey Morgan, 44, was left in tears at the devastating warning following tests on her skin. Medics said she had exposed herself too much to harmful […]