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LeBron James, others around NBA speak out after death of George Floyd

George Floyd died Monday while saying “I can’t breathe” as a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and put his knee on his neck for an extended time. A video of Floyd’s death prompted a severe backlash, including the firing of four police officers, FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigations, and […]

An analysis of psychological meta-analyses reveals a reproducibility problem

Meta-analysis research studies in psychology aren’t always reproducible due to a lack of transparency of reporting in the meta-analysis process, according to a new study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Esther Maassen of Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Meta-analysis is a widely used method to combine and compare […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the ‘right reflex’

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the “right reflex” for a government worried about censorship. “I’ll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing […]

Researchers claim new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps

Researchers based out of Australia’s Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities say they’ve set a new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps, according to a paper published in the open-access journal Nature Communications. That’s theoretically enough speed to download the contents of more than 50 100GB Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in a single second. What’s interesting […]

British diplomat still missing after going for a jog three weeks ago

Police searching for a prominent British diplomat who disappeared after going for a run have today released two new pictures of him. Richard Morris, 52, was last seen on the morning of May 6 after leaving his £1m detached home in the village of Bentley, near Alton, Hampshire, to go jogging. Mr Morris had been […]

Basketball Hall of Fame delays enshrining Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett

The Basketball Hall of Fame originally planned to induct Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in August. But coronavirus interfered. Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the board of the governors for the Hall, told ESPN Wednesday that enshrinement ceremonies for the Class of 2020, one of the most star-studded lineups ever which includes Tim […]

A few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease

Scientists who’ve taken the first look at bacteria in young and healthy vapers’ mouths say that the potential for future disease lies just below the surface. The collection of oral bacteria in daily e-cigarette users’ mouths is teeming with potent infection-causing organisms that put vapers at substantial risk for ailments ranging from gum disease to […]

Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, a day after Twitter Inc for the first time added a fact-checking label to some of his tweets about mail-in ballots. The regulation of big technology companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google has been a hot button issue […]

Pac-Man will be playable on Twitch starting this June

Pac-Man will be a playable game on Twitch starting this June, Bandai Namco and Amazon Games announced today. To play the Twitch version of the game, called Pac-Man Live Studio, you’ll just need to navigate to the dedicated Twitch channel for the game when it goes live, though you’ll only be able to play it […]

Heroin worth £8.5 million stashed in fruit and nut boxes at Heathrow Airport

Heroin worth more than £8.5million has been found stashed in boxes of fruit and nuts at Heathrow Airport. Border Force officers found 170kg hidden in envelopes that were concealed in the walls of a consignment of 630 boxes on May 21. Two men, aged 36 and 51, were arrested near Bradford on suspicion of importing […]