Technology

TuSimple finds a partner to help it build a fleet of robot semi trucks

US truck maker Navistar is joining forces with TuSimple, a leading autonomous vehicle startup, to build a self-driving semi truck that can operate without a human driver on highways and local roads. As part of the deal, Navistar is taking a minority stake in TuSimple — though neither company would disclose the size of Navistar’s […]

News

Tasmania shark attack: boy survives being ‘grabbed’ by a shark from a fishing boat

A boy who was grabbed by a shark from a boat off Tasmania’s north-west coast has suffered arm, head and chest injuries. The 10-year-old was taken to hospital on Friday afternoon following the attack near Stanley. “The boy … was aboard a six-metre vessel on a fishing expedition about 5km from shore with his father […]

Sport

UFC on ESPN 13 in tweets: Pros react to Calvin Kattar’s win over Dan Ige

The UFC’s second event on Fight Island is officially in the books. With fighters making the walk to the octagon just four days removed from the historic UFC 251 card, fans were hoping to pick things up right where they left off. In the night’s main event, fans witnessed a technical masterpiece between featherweight contenders […]

Lifestyle

Credit-card sized tool provides new insights into how cancer cells invade host tissues

A group of researchers from the University of Toronto have developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis. The device, described in a paper published today in Science Advances, reproduces various environments within the human body where breast cancer […]

Business

IMF chief warns global economy ‘not out of the woods,’ dangers lurk

Global economic activity is picking up after an unprecedented decline this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a second major wave of infections could trigger more disruptions, the International Monetary Fund’s top official said. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the fiscal costs of actions aimed at containing the pandemic and mitigating its economic […]

Technology

Mozilla’s VPN launches out of beta on Windows and Android

Mozilla’s VPN service has officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. The service is available for $4.99 a month, and, like other VPNs, it’s designed to make your web-browsing more private and secure. As part of the […]

News

‘I am Germany’: Berlin Alexanderplatz gets new hero in cinematic adaptation

The story of a man who tried to be good “but then ran out of money”, Alfred Döblin’s classic novel Berlin Alexanderplatz has been described as a parable about the futility of ambition and morality in the twilight years of the Weimar Republic. However, a cinematic reinterpretation premiering in Berlin this week finds more hopeful […]

Sport

Calvin Kattar picks up statement win following five-round slugfest with Dan Ige in UFC on ESPN 13 main event

If featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is looking for contenders, Calvin Kattar is volunteering for duty. Following a highlight-reel knockout in his last performance, Kattar showed poise under fire, a powerful striking game and conditioning enough to push the pace for all five rounds to earn a unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the UFC […]

Lifestyle

Pets provide comfort for ‘Ruff’ quarantine time

For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family’s pets—a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish)—eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this spring. “Those early days were so surreal. There was not a lot to do other than to sit in the house and worry,” […]

Business

ECB to go all the way on stimulus even as economy recovers, Lagarde says

The European Central Bank will use its stimulus firepower fully even as the euro zone economy shows some signs of rebounding from its pandemic-induced recession, ECB President Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. Tackling the biggest economic collapse in living memory, the ECB is buying massive amounts of debt and paying banks to lend out its […]