Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis to replace Nets’ Kevin Durant in All-Star game

The NBA’s problem of being overrun with players who look like All-Stars is slowly solving itself. Though it’d help if Eastern Conference coaches and NBA commissioner Adam Silver did a better job selecting All-Stars. Nets forward Kevin Durant, who’d been out with a hamstring injury, will remain out through the All-Star break. His All-Star replacement? […]


New shape-changing 4D materials hold promise for morphodynamic tissue engineering

New hydrogel-based materials that can change shape in response to psychological stimuli, such as water, could be the next generation of materials used to bioengineer tissues and organs, according to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago. In a new paper published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, the research team—led by […]


Fossil fuel cars make ‘hundreds of times’ more waste than electric cars

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits. Only about 30kg of raw material will be lost over the lifecycle of a lithium ion battery […]


Sony plans to unlock PlayStation 5’s storage expansion later this year

There have been two kinds of waiting for Sony’s PlayStation 5. The first is getting your hands on one without paying the scalper fee and the second is being able to increase the console’s internal storage by slotting an m.2 drive in the expansion bay. For those in the latter club, the wait will soon […]


We were accused of murdering our own son – we’ve been through hell’

The elderly couple held on suspicion of murdering their son who disappeared 29 years ago say they went through “hell” after their arrest. Steven Clark was last seen near his home in Marske-by-the-Sea, N. Yorks., on Dec 28, 1992, when he was 23. His parents Doris and Charles Clark were arrested and questioned in September […]


South African Child Gauge tackles the slow violence of malnutrition

The Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) publishes the South African Child Gauge annually to review the status of children in South Africa and to inform policy and programming. The South African Child Gauge 2020 was launched on 18 February in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation-National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) […]


Aviva sets target for net zero carbon footprint by 2040

Aviva has become the first leading insurer worldwide to set a target to shrink its carbon footprint to net zero by 2040, a decade earlier than most banks. The firm, one of the UK’s top asset managers with £300bn of investments under management, said it had written to the 30 biggest CO2 emitters in its […]


Millions are flocking to Robinhood to trade cryptocurrencies

The big picture: Robinhood, the financial services company best known for offering commission-free trades of stocks and ETFs, added cryptocurrency to its platform nearly three years ago but it wasn’t until this year that the service really took off. The company this week revealed that it has welcomed more than six million new customers to […]


Hunt for ‘killer cab rider’ who ‘stabbed driver’ as family say they’ll ‘never recover’

A manhunt has been launched for an alleged killer minicab passenger who reportedly stabbed a driver to death. Private hire driver Gabriel Bringye, 37, was knifed in Tottenham Hale, north London, at 8pm on Wednesday, February 17. Gabriel, originally from Romania, was found dead inside his car after a passenger booked a fare through taxi-hailing […]