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Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever...

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that...

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further....

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Capitol rioter charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ New York congresswoman

Garret Miller of Texas faces five criminal charges stemming from the Capitol insurrection, including trespassing offenses and making death threats. Miller allegedly tweeted,...

Alleged Capitol rioter Scott Fairlamb’s brother is a Secret Service agent who once led Michelle Obama’s detail

Preston Fairlamb III, the brother of Scott Fairlamb -- a man who faces five charges connected to his alleged role in the Capitol...

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies

King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired...

CDC reviewing new data that suggests coronavirus variant identified in UK could be more deadly

"The CDC has reached out to UK officials and is reviewing their new mortality data associated with variant B.1.1.7," a CDC official told...

Sports

Chelsea sacks manager Frank Lampard

Lampard's last game in charge was Sunday's 3-1 victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round.Considered one of the greatest players...

Tyrrell Hatton wins Abu Dhabi Championship as Rory McIlroy fades on the final day

England's Hatton had battled with Rory McIlory at the top of the leaderboard throughout the week, but a closing 72 saw McIlory finish...

Mesut Ozil joins Fenerbahce from Arsenal as he vows to be a ‘Gunner for life’

Ozil, who scored 44 goals in 254 appearances for the Gunners, has been frozen out of Mikel Arteta's squad in recent months with...

Tech

tristin harris: A 15-year-old influencer can now reach as many people as a newspaper but with none of the responsibility: Former Google exec Tristan...

In The Social Dilemma, the documentary that’s kickstarted a very important conversation on social media’s harmful effects on society, Tristan Harris not only...

festive sales: Covid-hit banks offer cracking deals on ecommerce during the festive period

An unsteady revival of the consumer economy has set off a discounting war among leading banks in partnership with online platforms and brands,...

Razorpay: GIC, Sequoia in Razorpay’s $100 million round; valuation may hit $1 billion

Payments company Razorpay has closed a $100 million financing round co-led by GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, and existing investor Sequoia...

Disney: Walt Disney restructures entertainment businesses to focus on streaming

Walt Disney said on Monday it had restructured its media and entertainment businesses to accelerate growth of Disney+ and other streaming services...

e-commerce: Online brands see higher growth on own channels, apps

ETtechIllustration: Rahul Awasthi Brands that sell directly to consumers are seeing higher growth in sales via their own websites and apps, compared to when...

Science

What happened to the promised applications of graphene and related materials? Thanks to initiatives like the European Union's Graphene Flagship and heavy investments...

Business

Funding: FreshToHome in talks for a fresh $130 million funding

ThinkStock Photos FreshToHome is finalising a $130 million funding round from a clutch of investors, including Investcorp, Saudi corporate venture capital firm Raed Ventures,...

future of work: WeKan looks to incubate, fund 20 Indian startups

ETtechIllustration: Rahul Awasthi New York-based product accelerator WeKan plans to incubate and fund about 18-20 startups in the ‘future of work’ space in India. “We...

augmented reality: Avataar.me raises $7 million from Sequoia India

Avataar.me, a 3D and Augmented Reality software that helps enterprise customers create immersive shopping experiences for end-users, has raised $7 million from Sequoia...

Funding: Startup funding, jobs to touch pre-Covid level by Dec: Study

Indian startups are seeing a faster recovery in funding and job creation than expected, with both expected to match and surpass pre-Covid numbers...

Travel

What it’s like to be a 21st century lighthouse keeper

(CNN) — Caroline Woodward wakes each morning to the sound of waves crashing onto the rocks that surround her home, tiny Lennard Island,...

Anguilla’s luxury Caribbean ‘vacation bubble’: What it’s like inside

Anguilla (CNN) — Why on Earth would you take two kids younger than 3 to a remote island in the middle of a...

The Seychelles drops quarantine requirement for Covid-vaccinated travelers

(CNN) — The Seychelles has reopened its borders and dropped quarantine requirements to all travelers who've been vaccinated against Covid-19.Fully-vaccinated visitors are now...

Europe’s Star Cities, marvels of Renaissance engineering

(CNN) — They're scattered all over Europe but their perfect geometrical beauty can only be fully admired when seen from above. Like snowflakes...

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