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 […]


In-utero exposures associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer

A recent study by prof. Tone Bjørge, University of Bergen, and her team shows that thyroid cancer is related to in-utero exposures. Thyroid cancer is diagnosed at a younger age than most other malignancies and the incidence is higher in women than men. “The only established modifiable risk factors for thyroid cancer are childhood exposure […]


Blackstone-backed Patria could reach $1.6 billion valuation in IPO

Brazilian asset manager Patria Investments Ltd, which is backed by Blackstone Group Inc, is likely to reach a valuation of between $1 billion and $1.6 billion in its planned initial public offering on Nasdaq, Banco BTG Pactual SA said in a note to clients. Patria , which has $13 billion under management in private equity, […]


Runescape is 20 years old today

Long-lived online fantasy game Runescape celebrates its 20th birthday today. Developed by Jagex, the aging MMO first launched on 4th January 2001 – making it older than Neverwinter Nights, World of Warcraft (and indeed Wikipedia, where I’m now checking all of these dates). Jagex today said the game had been played non-stop for 7306 days […]


A Rare ‘Triple Conjunction’ Of Planets Will Crown the Night Skies This Weekend

Look up at the night sky on January 10 to see a rare ‘triple conjunction’ of planets, as Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury form a tight triangle in the sky. The best time to see this phenomenon will be around 45 minutes after sunset on Sunday, by looking low in the sky toward the southwest horizon. […]