You are weak’: floodgates open as more Christchurch victims come forward

Court hears a mixture of defiance, anger and sadness on third day of hearing to decide gunman’s sentence, with more victims choosing to speak On the first day, many of those coming to address the terrorist in court seemed hesitant. The next day, the mood seemed to change as more victims appeared emboldened to speak […]


Houston takes playoff record 58 threes but goes cold, Oklahoma City evens series

Live by the three, die by the three. Houston was launching them at a record pace and living well for much of the game, shooting 18-of-32 (56.3%) from beyond the arc at one point in the third quarter, and the Rockets were up by 15. Then the tap ran dry. The Rockets shot 5-of-26 the […]


Researchers show potential for subseasonal forecasts to predict dengue outbreaks

A new study demonstrates for the first time that subseasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict outbreaks of dengue fever by estimating mosquito abundance. Climate models are often applied to future predictions, but one of the most reliable ways to improve and test the capabilities of these models is to look to […]


Stocks rise as U.S.-China phone call boosts optimism, euro gains

NEW YORK – The euro rose on better-than-expected German business morale data on Tuesday while global equity markets gained, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq setting new closing highs, after a phone call cooled a recent flare-up in U.S.-China trade tensions. Gold prices fell as the call, the first formal dialogue between top U.S. and […]


Hear our reviews of Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch 3

It’s like a Vergecast audio review This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast, The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn, Becca Farsace, and Dan Seifert log into a Zoom meeting to discuss their reviews of the next line of Samsung hardware on the market: the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Watch 3. […]


Pakistan floods: at least 90 killed in monsoon rains

Streets and homes flooded with sewage in Karachi as downpours overwhelm outdated waste system in country’s largest city Three days of monsoon rains have killed at least 90 people and damaged at least a thousand homes across Pakistan, the country’s national disaster management agency has said. Streets and homes were flooded with sewage water in […]