Sport

Bills confirm there will be no new Buffalo lease without a new Buffalo stadium

It had been so widely reported that it had been regarded as a given. Now, it’s been said. On Thursday, an executive from Pegula Sports and Entertainment publicly confirmed that the Bills won’t sign a new lease at their current stadium in Buffalo without an agreement in place to build a new stadium there. “No, […]

Lifestyle

Measuring the ‘reality’ in virtual reality

You are on a Zoom call when suddenly the audio lags behind the video. Your colleague’s lips move, but it looks like a dubbed movie—a minor inconvenience. Yet this minor issue is quite detrimental for scientific experiments using virtual reality (VR). For example, if you are a researcher employing VR to reproduce the cognitive benefits […]

Business

China’s August services activity slumps into contraction

Activity in China’s services sector slumped into sharp contraction in August, a private survey showed on Friday, as restrictions to curb the COVID-19 Delta variant threatened to derail the recovery in the world’s second-biggest economy. The Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 46.7 in August from 54.9 in July, plunging to the lowest […]

Technology

TimTheTatman, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, moves to YouTube Gaming

Tim “TimTheTatMan” Betar, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, is leaving to stream exclusively on YouTube Gaming. His move comes just days after another big streamer, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, announced that he’d be switching from Twitch to YouTube as well. Betar’s first stream will take place on September 2nd. In moving from Twitch, […]

News

Man credits $100,000 lottery win to a little voice inside his head

A Maryland man said he was about to leave a store when a voice inside his head told him to buy the scratch-off lottery ticket that earned him a $100,000 prize. Nolan Steele, 78, of Sykesville, told Maryland Lottery officials he was preparing to leave the High’s store in Carroll County after talking to a […]

Sport

Ravens put in waiver claim on Royce Freeman

After J.K. Dobbins tore his ACL in the Ravens’ final preseason game, head coach John Harbaugh said that he has “full confidence” in the ability of the team’s remaining running backs to handle the job. The confidence they have in Gus Edwards, Ty’Son Williams, and Justice Hill didn’t stop the team from considering another option […]

Lifestyle

Urging clinics to take responsibility for IVF add-ons

A new study by Queen Mary University of London, published in Social Science and Medicine warns both private and publicly funded clinics should take responsibility for what IVF add-on treatments they offer and how these are framed to patients. Those that do not do so could cause increased emotional and financial burden, during an already […]

Business

Australia c.bank to stick with tapering plans, or maybe not

Analysts are split on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will delay tapering plans at its September policy meeting next week, as a faster roll out of coronavirus vaccines offsets a harder-than-expected economic blow from lockdowns. Some 36 of 37 analysts polled by Reuters expect the cash rate to stay at 0.1%, where it […]

Technology

League of Legends is getting a virtual interactive heavy metal concert

Yet another big game is jumping into the world of virtual concerts. League of Legends creator Riot is partnering with “virtual entertainment” company Wave for an upcoming event centered on the game’s in-universe heavy metal band Pentakill. The concert is set to take place on September 8th at 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET, and it’s […]

News

Bengal tiger briefly escapes from enclosure at Indian zoo

Officials at a zoo in India confirmed a royal Bengal tiger escaped from its enclosure, leading to an evacuation of the facility. The Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar said a tiger named Suraj escaped from the Tiger Safari exhibit by breaking through a rusted section of wire. Visitors were quickly evacuated from the zoo, and […]