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Advice For Growing A Better Organic Garden

  Contrary to popular belief, growing an organic garden doesn’t mean you’re one step away from joining a commune or living off the land. It just means you want healthier food, bereft of the harsh chemicals that are used by mass-producing farms. Here are some tips to ensure that your garden will always grow. Include […]

Sport

Michael Jordan: Bulls teammates used to drink beer at halftime

Michael Jordan loves telling on his former teammates. Of course, there was the cocaine story. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s documentary on the 1997-98 Bulls, also showed Scottie Pippen objecting to being filmed drinking beer in the training room after a game. Ron Harper and Jordan – drinking with Pippen – expressed no such qualms. Jordan, […]

Lifestyle

Testing, prescribing increase after change to TSH reference range

A minor planned decrease in the upper limit of the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) resulted in an increase in levothyroxine prescriptions and more TSH measurements, according to a study published in the May 4 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Christopher Symonds, M.D., from the University of Calgary in […]

Business

VW sees multi-speed coronavirus rebound led by China

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) sees demand rebounding in China, helped by new buyers switching from public transport and sales of premium vehicles, but warned business would not recover from the coronavirus crisis as quickly in other parts of the world. Sales of passenger cars in China were above year-earlier levels in the last week of April, Volkswagen […]

Technology

Apple’s virtual WWDC begins June 22

Apple hasn’t hosted WWDC this late in the month in well over a decade but given the unique circumstances in play this time around, it is understandable. The tech giant didn’t say how long the virtual conference would last, either, although typically, it runs for five days. Apple on Tuesday confirmed that its annual Worldwide […]

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Massachusetts State Police trooper helps wife deliver baby on side of highway

A Massachusetts State Police trooper helped his wife to deliver their new baby boy on the side of a highway last month. Officials said Trooper George D’Amelio was on duty on the night of April 17 when his wife called to say she was going into labor. D’Amelio, who is assigned to the barracks in […]

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Michael Jordan: Isiah Thomas second-best PG ever, but would’ve affected Dream Team’s harmony

Isiah Thomas remains the most controversial exclusion from the Dream Team. Even decades after the 1992 Olympics, Michael Jordan is still explaining it. Thomas was a reasonable omission on merit. He wasn’t as accomplished as the players – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Jordan – who made it on career achievements. On a sharp decline from […]

Lifestyle

Combining mouse and human data uncovers new gene regulating cholesterol

Precision medicine has the potential to tailor treatments to a patient’s unique genetic sequence. But achieving this precision—or developing new drugs—requires knowing which genes are involved in disease. “Unfortunately, we don’t really have a good understanding of how these genetic differences can derive differences in traits, whether that’s cholesterol or obesity,” says Brian Parks, a […]

Business

Samsung heir Lee apologises over succession, won’t hand control to children

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, embroiled in a bribery scandal, on Wednesday made a rare apology over controversial succession plans and said he will not hand over management rights to his children at the family-controlled conglomerate. His first public statement in five years came after the Supreme Court in August overturned an appeals court […]

Technology

Extraterrestrial life could survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world

Of course, what astronomers are looking for is arguably just as important as the gear they are using to find it. And in the hunt for alien life forms, they believe it is important to consider environments that aren’t only dominated by nitrogen and oxygen like here on Earth. Astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of […]