Fernando Alonso to make F1 comeback with titanium plates in his jaw

Fernando Alonso will make his Formula One comeback this season with titanium plates in his jaw. The double world champion had the plates inserted after a cycling accident in February, he revealed on the first day of testing in Bahrain. On track, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed the time sheets while Mercedes suffered a setback, […]


Non-surgical treatment quickly reduces arthritis knee pain and improves function

A non-surgical treatment for arthritis in the knee is safe and effective in providing immediate and long-term pain relief, according to a new study to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. Genicular artery embolization (GAE) reduces inflammation in the knee to improve function and quality of life for people with […]


China’s cashes in on steady online demand, beats market expectations

While China has largely emerged from coronavirus lockdowns with most businesses resuming production,’s domestic consumers continue to shop online for everything from daily groceries to luxury products. The Beijing-based company posted revenue of 745.8 billion yuan ($114.97 billion) for the year, beating analysts’ estimate of 740.81 billion yuan. In a pandemic-struck year, during which […]


Assassin’s Creed star’s new indie studio gets major EA funding

Silver Rain Games talks building a diverse team, and learnings from Ubisoft. Silver Rain Games, the new developer co-founded by BAFTA-nominated Assassin’s Creed star Abubakar Salim, will become the next team working under the EA Originals label. It means the studios’ debut project will be funded by EA and be shown on the same stage […]


Venezuelans apply for TPS, a game changer for undocumented asylum-seekers

MIAMI — Ana and her husband fled crisis-stricken Venezuela in 2018 with tourist visas. Once they were in the United States, Ana said a lawyer mistakenly advised them not to seek asylum. Ana, who is being identified only by her first name because of her legal status, had received a student visa but had to […]


Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes struggles during pre-season testing

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that his Mercedes car is far from optimised with the new Formula One season just two weeks away. The world champion lost time on Saturday after a spin put him off track and he conceded that they had yet to find the car’s “sweet spot”. Mercedes have not enjoyed their usual […]


Minimally invasive treatment provides fast pain relief for cancer patients

A minimally invasive treatment for patients whose cancer has spread to their bones provides quick and sustained pain relief and improves quality of life, according to a new study to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. The palliative treatment known as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is effective in providing relief in […]


Europe’s dividend outlook lags, U.S. payouts head back to record

Investors are piling into Europe’s energy-and-financials-heavy stock markets, yet dividend expectations remain far gloomier than in the United States, with payouts seen well below pre-pandemic levels for years to come. European markets are benefiting from investors rotating into “reflation” oriented sectors and cheaply-priced “value” plays, many of which are good at returning cash to shareholders. […]


Mario Maker 2 and Paper Mario: The Origami King are 35% off at the Nintendo eShop

Mario Day may have been and gone but the party hasn’t stopped at the Nintendo eShop where two of the mascot’s top Switch games are now reduced by 35 per cent. Both Super Mario Maker 2 and Paper Mario: The Origami King are now £32.49. It’s around the biggest discount we usually see for first-party […]