Sport

Zac Stubblety-Cook wins swimming gold for Australia after stunning last lap

The last time an Australian man won a breaststroke gold medal at the Olympics was in 1964 when the Games were being held in Tokyo. More than half a century later, in the same city, an Australian again dominated the four-lap discipline as 22-year-old Zac Stubblety-Cook won the men’s 200m breaststroke final and broke the […]

Lifestyle

Diabetes patients in high-deductible health plans 28% more likely to skip their medications due to cost: study

For Americans with diabetes, being enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) substantially increases the risk of not taking prescribed medications due to cost, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School that was published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. HDHPs, which now account for half of all […]

Business

Bad weather hits Rio Tinto’s qtrly iron ore exports ahead of results bonanza

Rio Tinto reported a 12% fall in quarterly iron ore shipments on Friday after storms affected its West Australian operations, but is expected to report bumper results this month on soaring prices for the steel raw material. Rio said it now expects to ship near the lower end of its range of 325 million tonnes […]

Technology

Twitter is testing notices that tell you if your account is suspended or locked

Twitter is testing new notices that tell you if your account has been suspended or locked and has been put in read-only mode for violating Twitter’s rules. The notices, announced Tuesday, will show up as a banner at the top of your feed. They are in testing across a small percentage of Twitter users on […]

News

I refuse to attend my brother’s wedding after his fiancée abandoned my toddler’

A mum was left horrified when she found out her sister-in-law had left her two-year-old daughter on her own in the park for two hours after losing her dog A mum has told how she’s refused to attend her very own brother’s wedding, after his fiancée abandoned her two-year-old daughter in the park. Taking to […]

Sport

Prendergast and Gowler win first gold for New Zealand at Tokyo Olympics

Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler have won New Zealand’s first gold of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s coxless pairs. The rowers overcame a slow start to take the lead shortly after the midway point, winning in 6:50.19, with the Russian Olympic Committee team and Canada taking silver and bronze. “I can’t believe it,” said […]

Lifestyle

Programmed cell death ligands are critical immune system molecules

T cells are a crucial part of the human adaptive immune system. In response to a foreign invader in the body, various subsets of T cells are responsible for several functions that include killing infected cells and secreting signaling molecules called cytokines that tell other immune cells where to go and what to do. Different […]

Business

China to order developers to disclose commercial paper debt every month

Chinese regulators want property developers to disclose details of rapidly growing commercial paper issuance in their monthly reports, said three sources, as part of Beijing’s move to rein in ballooning debt in the property sector as the economy slows. Real estate developers in the world’s second largest economy are major issuers in the commercial paper […]

Technology

Twitter hires the team behind news summary app Brief

Twitter will be bringing on the team building Brief, an app that summarizes news, the company announced Tuesday. The Brief team, which consists of four people, will work on projects that support features like Spaces and Explore, a Twitter spokesperson tells The Verge. Twitter declined to share details on the terms of the deal, but […]

News

Aldi insider sets record straight on the correct way to pronounce the shop’s name

An Aldi insider has addressed some of the myths surrounding the popular supermarket – and it turns out many shoppers have been pronouncing the name wrong There’s a few things you can always expect when shopping at Aldi: bargain buys, lightning-fast checkout staff, and coming out with something you never knew you needed from the […]