Sport

Denver has no answer for Donovan Mitchell, who drops 51 in Utah win

In the series opener, Donovan Mitchell put up 57 on a Denver team that still got the win anyway. Mitchell wasn’t done — and this time he wanted to make sure his team got the win. Mitchell joined some elite company Sunday with a 51-point performance — and the Jazz needed all those points to […]

Lifestyle

Socially isolated elderly more likely to use hospital and emergency room resources

Those over age 65 who self-reported as socially isolated were more likely to have a future hospital admission or emergency room visit. The study is published in the peer-reviewed journal Population Health Management. “These results are novel for 2 reasons,” states David Mosen, Ph.D., MPH, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, and coauthors. “It is […]

Business

American Airlines to cut 19,000 jobs in October without aid, workforce shrinking 30%

CHICAGO – American Airlines said on Tuesday its workforce will shrink by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, in October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on air travel, unless the government extends aid for airline employee payrolls. Airlines received $25 billion in U.S. government stimulus funds in March meant to cover payrolls and protect […]

Technology

Minecraft Education is perfectly suited for this surreal back-to-school moment

A different way to learn about bees, space stations, and human eyeballs When the pandemic hit this spring, a lot of teachers turned to Minecraft during their mad scramble for tools that could make remote learning work. Earlier this year, Microsoft added an “education” section to the Minecraft marketplace, and since March, 63 million pieces […]

News

Duck! Sydney’s new ferries won’t fit under bridges with passengers on the poop deck

Someone appears to have forgotten their ruler when ordering the new ferries for the Parramatta River – it’s been found passengers will have to duck or move to a lower level when the boats pass under certain bridges. The New South Wales government confirmed on Monday that for its 10 soon-to-arrive river ferries, passengers on […]

Sport

Lakers light up Trail Blazers in Game 4

LeBron James took one step inside the NBA’s small midcourt logo, picked up his dribble and rose for a heat check on behalf of the entire Lakers team. Of course, he made it. LeBron’s DEEP 3-pointer gave the Lakers 91 points in just 27 minutes. From there, Los Angeles cruised to a 135-115 win over […]

Lifestyle

Scientists identify the cognitive limitations that hamper our decision-making

The chances of a commercial airliner crashing are vanishingly small—and yet many people are uncomfortable flying. Vaccination for many common childhood diseases entail almost no risk—but parents still worry. Human perception of probabilities—especially very small and very large probabilities—can be markedly distorted and these distortions can lead to potentially disastrous decisions. But why we distort […]

Business

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs on trade, vaccine developments

NEW YORK – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time closing highs on Tuesday, but a drop in Apple stock capped gains from positive developments in U.S.-China trade and fresh progress in the medical battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The Dow, which has yet to reclaim its February high, ended the session lower. Apple […]

Technology

Swipe left, Elon stans: that Tesla dating app is a joke, for now

Tesla lonely hearts will just have to use Hinge or Bumble like the rest of us drivers Despite several news articles that seem to suggest otherwise, a dating app just for Tesla owners isn’t real — at least not yet. The brainchild of Canadian developer Ajitpal Grewal, the Tesla Dating Co. website says it’s “an […]

News

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel surpasses men’s record for most English Channel crossings

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has crossed the English Channel for the 35th time – surpassing the men’s record for the most crossings from England to northern France. The 35-year-old left Dover about 5am (AEST) before reaching France in 10 hours and 40 minutes. Prior to the 35-kilometre swim, McCardel’s tally for Channel crossings was equal […]