Switzerland’s Sommer saves Mbappé’s penalty to send France crashing out

Kylian Mbappé was France’s sure thing. That is why he was fifth in their list of penalty takers and is why, when he stepped up to keep them in Euro 2020, the thought he might miss felt like too heady a twist in the narrative. Things like that have simply not happened to Mbappé during […]


Melatonin in mice: There’s more to this hormone than sleep

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and the RIKEN BioResource Research Center in Japan, along with collaborators at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have created a mouse model that allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. Published in the Journal of Pineal Research, these first experiments using the new mice […]


Cathay working with Airbus on single-pilot system for long-haul

Cathay Pacific is working with Airbus to introduce “reduced crew” long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time, industry sources told Reuters. The programme, known within Airbus as Project Connect, aims to certify its A350 jet for single-pilot operations during high-altitude cruise, starting in 2025 on Cathay passenger flights, the […]


Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall comes to Roblox

Starcourt Mall, the central location from season three of Stranger Things, is now a playable location in Roblox, the company announced today. The level includes four mini-games based around the Netflix show, as well as quests that reward players with Stranger Things-themed cosmetic items like a Scoops Ahoy costume, Dustin’s Hat, or Eleven’s Headgear. The […]


Woman makes ‘revenge necklace’ to expose love rat boyfriend in front of entire family

A scorned woman has commissioned a ‘revenge necklace’ from a jewellery business, to be adorned with the three names of the women her boyfriend of six years cheated on her with. The unnamed woman ordered from jewellery maker Liv Portilo, 20, who claims the girlfriend plans to give it to her love rat boyfriend as […]


Raiders’ Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” said Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that […]


‘Patriotic’ school anthem is pure anathema

Required gym and dance wear at my grammar school in the 1950s and 60s was a garment called a Ritzo, consisting of a square-necked top, attached to a box-pleated “skort”. This had to measure exactly four inches from the floor when kneeling. Most girls were still wearing the same item in their fifth form, when […]


Bird and Spin release new electric vehicles amid pressure to catch up to Lime

Two of the top shared electric scooter companies in the US, Bird and Spin, are releasing new vehicles today. Spin is revealing a new, more rugged electric scooter, which it is building in-house for the first time. Meanwhile, Bird is showing off a new electric bicycle with a baby blue paint scheme. Both companies are […]


Man who lost 14 stone feels ‘awful’ as loose skin leaves him with ‘melted’ body

A man who shed 14-stone feels “awful” about his body due to loose skin which makes him look like he has “melted”. Josh Smyth started his weight loss journey after he and a friend went to Amsterdam and realised they were the fattest people there. In the four years since, the 26-year-old has managed to […]


Argentina see off Paraguay as Uruguay earn Copa América draw with Chile

Papu Gómez scored in the 10th minute as Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 and secured their place in the Copa América knockout stage. The result at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia moved Argentina to the top of Group A with seven points from three matches. The game also gave Lionel Messi a record 147th cap […]