Lifestyle

Using gene expression data to compare laboratory cancer models to real tumors

Cancer cell lines, grown from tumor cells and cultivated under laboratory conditions, are a mainstay of cancer research. They provide valuable insights into cancer genomics and biology, but for several reasons, scientists often struggle to compare data from cell line-based experiments with those from their complementary tumors, or select the best cell lines for modeling […]

Business

Dow, S&P 500 close higher, but pro-Trump protests weigh on gains

The Dow and the S&P 500 ended higher, soaring to all-time highs on Wednesday, as investors piled into financial and industrial stocks on bets a Democratic sweep in Georgia would lead to more fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending. But Wall Street pared earlier gains and the Nasdaq index closed lower after swarms of protesters stormed […]

Technology

Here’s our first look at Pokémon Go’s new collection challenges

Pokémon Go has been readying its new collection challenge gameplay for some time – and today we got a first look at how it’ll work. This new type of challenge will provide a literal checklist of Pokémon species to snag within a limited event window, with some more difficult to find than others. Collection challenges […]

News

This Lizard Has His Own Cookbook For Humans and it’s Utterly Adorable

Lenny, a one-year-old central bearded dragon, can be seen with tiny pots of soup, miniature biscuits, and dinky cheeses in his debut book ‘Chef Lenny: Cooking for Humans.’ The cookbook was the brainchild of Lenny’s owner Valerie Musser, a chef and lizard lover from Redmond in Washington state. “It was my quarantine project,” said Valerie, […]

Sport

Three things to know: Curry drops 62-point response to critics, then evokes Jordan meme

1) Stephen Curry has some words for his haters/doubters… 62 of themStephen Curry heard the criticism: He’s great with a bunch of All-Star teammates, but he can’t really lead a team. He’s overrated. He’s a shooter, nothing more. Some foolish fans seemed willing to toss out two MVP seasons and three rings (with five straight […]

Lifestyle

Single dose of the vaccine may be better than nothing at all

Researchers from Yale School of Public Health used a previously published model of a COVID-19 vaccination program to quantify the speed-versus-efficacy tradeoff of vaccination deployment. The model accounted for transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 disease severity, and recovery or vaccination leading to protective immunity. According to the authors’ analysis, a […]

Business

Oil drillers shrug off Trump’s U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge auction

The Trump administration on Wednesday found few takers at its sale of drilling leases in a pristine Arctic wildlife refuge, with an Alaska state agency emerging as the sole bidder for most of the acreage sold. The sale, which generated around $14.4 million in high bids, marked a rejection by the oil and gas industry […]

Technology

Epic Games buys shopping mall to convert into new headquarters

When most people pop to the shops, they pick up a few things. When Epic Games goes shopping, it buys the local mall. This week, Epic agreed to purchase the Cary Towne Center, a 980,000-square-foot site just down the road from its current home in Cary, North Carolina. The vast complex will become Epic’s new […]

News

Preschool Director With Big Heart Drives For Uber to Ensure Kids Get Holiday Gifts – So Community Rallies to Buy Her a Car

If we’re lucky, most of us remember that one special person from our school days who made us feel that we truly mattered: the English teacher who lifted up every child’s voice to be heard and acknowledged; the math teacher who made sure no student making a real effort failed on his watch; the coach […]

Sport

Nets star Kevin Durant reportedly out a week for contact tracing

Nets star Kevin Durant tested positive for coronavirus in March. He’ll still miss Brooklyn’s game against the Jazz on Tuesday due to “health and safety protocols.” That’s code for coronavirus contact tracing. Shams Charania of The Athletic: It is exceedingly unlikely Durant has coronavirus again. One researcher said making antibodies from a case of coronavirus […]