Shedding light on how bacteria communicate their way to causing infection

Jun 14, 2022

Graphic depicts group vs. self sensing. Credit: Parker Smith and Martin Schuster, OSU. Oregon State University scientists have identified proteins that prevent a bacterial cell from becoming misguided by its own messaging, allowing it to instead wait for collective communication from its group. The research is important because understanding this type of signaling, known as quorum sensing and integral to bacterial pathogens, opens the door to potential new drugs that can disrupt it ...read more

BitCoke Established Investment Arm by Rolling out 300 Million USD Eco Fund

Jun 14, 2022

HONG KONG, CHINA, June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crypto exchange BitCoke on June 9 announced the launch of BitCoke Ventures – its affiliated investment arm, and a $300 million investment fund to foster exchange outreach.  With notable backers, the fund will focus on investing in startup projects in the field of infrastructure blockchain, wallet, Gamefi, NFT, Web3 and other areas critical to the business and ecosystem of BitCoke Exchange. On top of financing, BitCoke Ventures will also ...read more

BlockFi, the Peter Thiel-backed crypto lending start-up, cuts 20% of its staff as bitcoin plunges

Jun 14, 2022

The logo of cryptocurrency platform BlockFi. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Crypto lender BlockFi is cutting around 20% of its staff as the company reckons with a dramatic downturn in digital currencies and heightened concerns about a weakening economy. CEO Zac Prince said in a tweet Monday that BlockFi has been impacted by the “dramatic shift in macroeconomic conditions,” which have had a “negative impact” on growth. Backed by venture capit ...read more

‘I’m no hero’: Andrew Redmayne enters history books as Socceroos reach World Cup

Jun 14, 2022

Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne was the reluctant hero as Australia stunned Peru to clinch a place at a fifth straight World Cup with a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout victory in the intercontinental playoff in Qatar. The Sydney FC keeper, brought off the bench by coach Graham Arnold moments before the end of extra-time following 120 goalless minutes at Al Rayyan Stadium, made a decisive dive, low down to his right, to deny Alex Valera with the 12th kick of the shootout. The defining ...read more

Writing a book in a day to get more kids reading

Jun 14, 2022

A charity in South Africa is holding hackathons to write children’s books in just 12 hours. Book Dash is trying to tackle low levels of child literacy and it has distributed millions of books. Find out more on the People Fixing the World podcast. DOWNLOAD Reporter: Myra Anubi. Producer: Richard Kenny. Camera: Wesley Fester. Source: https://warritatafo.com/writing-a-book-in-a-day-to-get-more-kids-reading/ ...read more

8 States Where Gas Now Costs $6 a Gallon or Close to It

Jun 14, 2022

l i g h t p o e t / Shutterstock.com This last weekend marked a historic moment at the gas pump — for all the wrong reasons. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas crossed $5 for the first time ever, sitting at $5.01 as of Monday, according to AAA. But things are even worse in three states. At least one area in each of those states now has an average gas price that tops the once unfathomable $6-per-gallon mark. Following are the three states — and the metro areas within ...read more

US Open tee times for first and second rounds at The Country Club

Jun 14, 2022

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 13: A flag blows in the breeze on the second green during a practice round prior to the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club on June 13, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) The 2022 US Open tee times have arrived and we know when Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and more will hit The Country Club. We’re onto the third major championship of the season as the 122nd US Open will take place at The Count ...read more

“Lance Lynn is dogs**t” – Chicago White Sox fans are sorely disappointed after Lance Lynn gets rocked by the Detroit Tigers in first start of the season

Jun 14, 2022

This is the last thing Chicago White Sox fans wanted to see. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn — the team’s ace — returned from a knee injury tonight after being sidelined for over two months. He had one of the easiest matchups possible, the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander hadn’t pitched since early April when he threw his final Spring-Training start. The rust showed. In the first inning, the Tigers mashed four hits and two runs against Lynn. Tigers shortstop Willi Castro took Lynn deep wi ...read more

Nations League: Croatia beat France to raise holders' relegation woes

Jun 14, 2022

France's Nations League woes were worsened as their winless start continued with a 1-0 home defeat to Croatia, while Denmark recovered to beat Austria 2-0. France remain bottom of Group A1, two points adrift of third-placed Austria, with Luka Modric's fifth-minute penalty enough to seal victory at the Parc des Princes. The game came almost a month to the day before the fourth anniversary of the pair meeting in the 2018 World Cup final, with Croatia finally able to get revenge and move three poi ...read more

"Not a good time to make that decision" - Sean O'Malley gives his opinion on Joanna Jedrzejczyk's retirement

Jun 14, 2022

UFC bantamweight 'Suga' Sean O’Malley has weighed in on Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s decision to retire from the sport of MMA. Jedrzejczyk, a former UFC women’s strawweight champion, is widely regarded as a bona fide MMA legend. Joanna Jedrzejczyk hadn’t competed as frequently over the past few years. Having last fought in March 2020, she returned to the octagon at this past Saturday’s UFC 275 event. Jedrzejczyk faced fellow former strawweight champion Zhang Weili in a rematch of their all-ti ...read more