Police cordon off street after woman dies in house fire

A woman has died in a house fire this morning, with police cordoning off the street. The woman in her 70s was confirmed dead at the scene with emergency services rescuing “a number of dogs”. Fire crews rushed to Mallorie Road in Norton in Stoke-on-Trent at around 11.20am this morning. Paramedics were also dispatched, but […]


NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 14 (before MNF)

The NFL playoff picture is taking shape. Here’s how it looks after the latest slate of games: AFC Chiefs (12-1) Clinched the AFC West. Steelers (11-2) Clinched playoff berth. Bills (10-3) Big lead in the AFC East. Titans (9-4) Owns the division record tiebreaker over Indianapolis. Browns (9-3) Closing in on a return to the […]


Study finds that by age 3 kids prefer nature’s fractal patterns

Before their third birthdays, children already have an adult-like preference for visual fractal patterns commonly seen in nature, report University of Oregon researchers. That discovery emerged among children raised in a world of Euclidean geometry, such as in houses with rooms constructed with straight lines in a simple nonrepeating manner, said Kelly E. Robles, a […]


Chinese state-owned companies are in trouble. That could hurt the global recovery

Chinese state-owned companies are starting to default on their debts. It’s a problem that could ripple through the country’s financial system, threatening to slam the brakes on the nation’s economy and hobble the global recovery from the pandemic. State firms defaulted on a record 40 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) worth of bonds between January and […]


Samsung reveals its 110-inch MicroLED 4K television

Samsung’s MicroLED-packed The Wall modular TV has been on many people’s “things to buy when I win the lottery” list for years. Now, the same technology is being used in a television that’s slightly more traditional—i.e., not modular—but still measures a massive 110 inches and promises some amazing features.Samsung first introduced the 146-inch Wall TV […]


RAF mechanic and wife who dreamed of travelling killed while crossing road in US

An RAF mechanic and his wife who dreamed of travelling the world together died in a car crash in California, an inquest heard. Sean Cooper, 32, and his wife Lucy Cooper, 28, were crossing the road on Avenue L in Los Angeles County when they were hit by a car. A friend of the couple, […]


Fewer than 2 percent of OB-GYN doctors can prescribe life-saving opioid treatment

The number of obstetrician-gynecologists who are able to prescribe a lifesaving opioid addiction medicine called buprenorphine to their patients is woefully small, comprising less than two percent of the 31,000-plus doctors studied across the country, according to new analysis. This is especially concerning as the proportion of those expecting to give birth who are using […]


Burger King’s India franchise soars 125% on stock market debut

Burger King’s Indian franchise has pulled off a whopper initial public offering. Shares in Burger King India opened at 112.5 rupees ($1.53) per share on their first day of trading Monday in Mumbai, nearly double the IPO price of 60 rupees (about 80 cents). The stock later shot up even further, closing at 135 rupees […]


AOC unveils 49-inch 120Hz curved monitor

With the launch of a new generation of graphics cards, powerful gaming rigs are within reach of more people than ever before—assuming you can find one of Nvidia’s or AMD’s latest products. But much of that power goes to waste when using a 1080p/60Hz monitor. To get the most out of today’s PC hardware, you […]