Bizarre Self-Mutilation in Mothers Linked to Cholesterol

Bizarre Self-Mutilation in Mothers Linked to Cholesterol

Like many octopuses, the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) declines and dies shortly after breeding. Credit: Tom Kleindinst, Marine Biological Laboratory Changes in cholesterol production lead to a tragic octopus death spiral. New research finds remarkable parallels in steroid hormone biology across cephalopods, mice, and humans that can have dire consequences when disrupted. Despite their … Read more

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – On a recent nighttime visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader’s lieutenants have quarantined hundreds of thousands of suspected COVID-19 patients and urged people with mild symptoms to take willow leaf or honeysuckle tea. Despite what the … Read more

profits plunge amid China Covid lockdowns, regulation

profits plunge amid China Covid lockdowns, regulation

Signage for Tencent Holdings atop an office building in Shanghai, China, on March 22, 2022. China’s Tencent reported on Wednesday its quarterly profit halved from a year ago and revenues stagnated, blaming cuts in advertising spending by consumer, e-commerce and travel businesses for its worst performance since it went public in 2004. Qilai Shen | … Read more

Huawei Mate XS2 hands-on preview

Huawei Mate XS2 hands-on preview

The whole smartphone world is slowly “unfolding” as every major brand out there is trying to hop on the flexible screen train. Meanwhile, Huawei is aiming to perfect what the company has already achieved, being one of the pioneers and forerunners in this race. Back in 2020, the company launched the Huawei Mate XS – … Read more

North Korea’s suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

North Korea’s suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million – a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population. The country is also trying to prevent its fragile economy from deteriorating further, but the … Read more

Tether (USDT) redemptions fuel fears about stablecoin’s backing

Tether (USDT) redemptions fuel fears about stablecoin’s backing

Tether has faced repeated calls for a full audit of its reserves. Justin Tallis | AFP via Getty Images Investors have withdrawn more than $ 7 billion from tether since it briefly dropped from its dollar peg, raising fresh questions about the reserves underpinning the world’s largest stablecoin. Tether’s circulating supply has slipped from about … Read more

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Russian military said Thursday that more Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered, bringing the total who have left their stronghold to 1,730, while the Red Cross said it had registered hundreds of them as prisoners of war. The International Committee of the Red Cross … Read more

Cannes Film Festival Opens With Zelenskyy Video Address

Cannes Film Festival Opens With Zelenskyy Video Address

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators like Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more