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Brandon Jacobs: Three teams have shown interest in me as a defensive end

Former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs said last month that he wants to make an NFL comeback as a defensive end and it sounds like he may get that chance this summer. Jacobs turns 39 next month and last played in 2013, but he said he thinks he “can be one of the best in […]

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Mouse brain imaged from the microscopic to the macroscopic level

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have leveraged existing advanced X-ray microscopy techniques to bridge the gap between MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and electron microscopy imaging, providing a viable pipeline for multiscale whole brain imaging within the same brain. The proof-of-concept demonstration involved imaging an […]

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Canada’s climate plan charts hard road ahead for high-polluting oil sands

Canada has set ambitious targets for slashing emissions to fight climate change, but faces a stiff challenge: not only is its economy dependent on oil production, but the Canadian oil industry’s carbon emissions are among the world’s highest for every barrel of oil it pumps. The Canadian oil patch exemplifies the most vexing problem of […]

Technology

Looks like Call of Duty: Warzone’s controversial Roze skin is finally properly nerfed

It looks like Call of Duty: Warzone’s controversial Roze skin is finally, properly nerfed. Developer Raven made a change to the skin for the start of Season 4, and it has brightened up what was a very dark outfit for operator Roze. Activision’s battle royale has for months come under fire for a particular skin […]

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Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The […]

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Cam Jordan “more rejuvenated than ever before” entering 2021

As the Saints begin a new era at quarterback, one of their longtime defensive players is hoping to continue executing at a high level. Defensive end Cam Jordan recorded 7.5 sacks last year — his first time finishing below double digits since 2016 — but still was named a Pro Bowler. He’s entering his 11th […]

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Researchers discover unique immune response by cells critical to lung health

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have discovered that a specific type of lung cell exhibits unconventional immune properties and may contribute to the outcome of respiratory viral infections. The researchers focused on type II alveolar (AT2) cells, which are non-immune cells of the lung that are critical for basic lung health and tissue […]

Business

China’s regulators struggle to sway companies on currency risk

China’s financial regulators are cajoling companies to protect themselves against currency risks as the central bank gradually loosens its reins on the yuan, but are struggling to convince local businesses to hedge. Senior regulators have used every public occasion to stress the importance of being “risk-neutral” in the foreign exchange market, and also forced commercial […]

Technology

Fortnite’s giant UFO now hosts a low-gravity loot dungeon

Since the start of its new season, Fortnite’s island has lain in the shadow of a giant UFO mothership. Today, you can beam aboard and explore. Get beamed up and you’ll find yourself in a mini dungeon filled with locations from the past to hop around in low-gravity. (I am delighted to see the return […]

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Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter

Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange to have the cow sent to the Farm Sanctuary north […]