Lifestyle

Uterine transplant research sees positive results

Progress is being made in research into uterus transplantation. Nine children have so far been born in Sweden to mothers with transplanted uteri. But to receive a transplanted uterus, it’s necessary to find a donor yourself, and recent research at Linköping University shows that this can create challenges. Asking someone, often your own mother, for […]

Business

LME plans to replace LMEselect with HKEX Orion trading platform

London Metal Exchange plans to replace its LMEselect trading system with its owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s Orion platform, CEO Matt Chamberlain said on Tuesday. LMEselect is an electronic member-to-member trading system. “We have already deployed our new multi-cast market data system LME Source, which is based on HKEX’s highly successful Orion market data […]

Technology

Pok Pok is a creative app for kids

Pok Pok is a playroom for kids, on your iPad or iPhone. The project has been incubated at the creative studio Snowman (who made games like Skate City), and it’s now live on the App Store. Buy the app and you get six interactive toys for kids to play with. They’re all open-ended with no […]

News

U.S. Suspends Oil and Gas Leases in One of Nation’s Largest Wilderness Areas

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced this week that it has suspended all oil and gas drilling activities established under the previous administration in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. One of nation’s largest undeveloped wilderness areas, the refuge is known for its fragile tundra, its coastal area underneath which 11 […]

Sport

Dak Prescott on personnel decisions: I trust the people who have those titles

Dak Prescott signed a big new contract from the Cowboys earlier this year, but a more prominent theme among quarterbacks this offseason has been dissatisfaction with their teams. While Russell Wilson‘s February comments about the Seahawks sparked trade speculation that’s died down, Aaron Rodgers remains on the outs with the Packers and Deshaun Watson‘s legal […]

Lifestyle

Tweaking gene therapy: Scientists experimentally boost red blood cells to aid sickle cell and other hemoglobin diseases

A series of laboratory studies is underway in the United States to improve gene therapy worldwide for sickle cell disease, a complex and sometimes deadly heritable blood disorder that dramatically affects the structure and function of oxygen-ferrying red blood cells. Sickle cell disease is a devastating disorder that largely affects people of African descent. The […]

Business

No commodities ‘super-cycle’ but copper demand from green economy bright

Commodities markets are unlikely to experience a “super-cycle” in the next few years, experts and audience polled at an online metals seminar on Tuesday said. “We’re not a huge believer in a super-cycle now. You’ve started to see some central bank starting to taper bond buying and if they are not tapering, they’ve started to […]

Technology

Do we give Nintendo’s bad business practices a free pass? It’s the Eurogamer News Cast!

Another week, another Eurogamer News Cast! Join Eurogamer reporter Emma Kent, news editor Tom Phillips and me in the video below for an action-packed show of thrills, spills and the odd mug check. We start with our usual catch-up on what we’ve been playing, and there’s plenty of Mass Effect Legendary Edition talk (sorry, Emma). […]

News

Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sister

In life and death situations, the instinct to save those we love can grant us near superhuman powers. On the eve of this past Memorial Day weekend, thanks to a small but mighty hero who rose to meet such a challenge, a father and little girl are alive to tell the tale. Chase Poust is […]

Sport

Eagles gain cap space this week, could get more by moving Zach Ertz

The Eagles start June with just under $4 million in cap space to put toward signing their draft picks, but they’ll have more of it at their disposal on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Malik Jackson and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery were designated as post-June 1 cuts when the team released them earlier this year. Once Tuesday […]