Sport

Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics

History and controversy is expected to be made at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after the transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a place in the women’s super heavyweight category. While the 43-year-old has not yet been named in the New Zealand team, an International Weightlifting Federation insider confirmed to the Guardian that she […]

Lifestyle

Computational model demonstrates similarity in how humans and insects learn about their surroundings

Even the humble fruit fly craves a dose of the happy hormone, according to a new study from the University of Sussex which shows how they may use dopamine to learn in a similar manner to humans. Informatics experts at the University of Sussex have developed a new computational model that demonstrates a long sought […]

Business

Verizon explores sale of media assets, including Yahoo and AOL

Verizon Communications Inc is exploring a sale of its media assets, including Yahoo and AOL, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The sales process, which includes private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc, could yield a price of $4 billion to $5 billion, report said. Yahoo and AOL […]

Technology

44 state Attorneys General are pressuring Facebook to cancel its ‘Instagram for kids’ project

Facebook is often the subject of scrutiny from privacy organizations, its own users, government agencies, and lawmakers. Now, though, the social media giant is facing pressure from a whopping 44 state Attorneys General, who are all hoping to convince Facebook to drop its plans to launch “Instagram for kids.” This news comes directly from New […]

News

Scottish five-year-old lays into Amazon Alexa as bot fails to understand accent

A hilarious video shows the moment a young girl started shouting at an Amazon Alexa when the bot failed to understand her Scottish accent. Millie Kilpatrick can be heard politely saying ‘Alexa’ twice but the virtual assistant remains unresponsive as the child’s temper starts to boil. The five-year-old from Stenhousemuir, near Falkirk, Scotland, then begins […]