Sport

Johnny Famechon, Australian boxing world champion, dies aged 77

Australian former featherweight world champion Johnny Famechon has died in Melbourne at the age of 77. The boxer’s most memorable victory was his world title win against the Cuban José Legrá at London’s Albert Hall in 1969. Famechon was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003 and was the third to […]

Lifestyle

Increase in BMI precedes unhealthy eating behaviors

Big children eat more than other children. Research has shown that overweight children are more likely to use food as a comfort or eat until the dish is empty, even though they may be full. But which comes first, eating behavior or high body-mass index (BMI)? A research group at NTNU has investigated this question […]

Business

Canada trade surplus widens on record energy exports, but seen narrowing

Canada’s trade surplus with the world widened to C$5.05 billion ($3.94 billion) in June as exports of energy products reached a record high but analysts said it would narrow in months to come thanks to lower crude prices. Statistics Canada said on Thursday that exports rose 2.0% in June, driven mainly by energy but also […]

Technology

Solana ecosystem hit by hack draining millions in crypto from 8,000 hot wallets

Hackers have targeted the Solana ecosystem, draining crypto funds from thousands of “hot” wallets connected to the internet. Such attacks are common among blockchain platforms, but the news is still significant given the praise Solana has attracted as one of the faster and cheaper ecosystems for trading digital assets. It seems hackers have been able […]

News

Homeless mum and kids kicked out of hotel to ‘make way for Commonwealth Games guests’

A homeless mum and her children have been told to move from a city following reports that the council are ‘clearing out families’ to allow space for Commonwealth Games visitors. Last week Birmingham City Council confirmed that up to 20 families were being moved out of temporary accommodation as hotels were unable to carry on […]

Sport

Adama Traoré: ‘The first time you hear racist abuse, you can’t believe it’

In the buildup to Barcelona’s Europa League meeting with Napoli in February there was a team talk, just not about tactics this time. They informed their opponents for a start, and this was bigger, the players discussing it in the dressing room and agreeing they would try something new: they were going to take the […]

Lifestyle

Earbuds may soon detect ear infections, other ailments

New University at Buffalo-led research shows how earbuds may soon be able to detect common ear infections and other ailments. A study published in June by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) describes what the research team is calling EarHealth. The system pairs Bluetooth earbuds with a smartphone that’s equipped with a deep learning platform. […]

Business

Russia ups stakes in Sakhalin energy standoff in sanctions retaliation

Russia increased pressure on investors in its two Pacific energy projects which once helped Moscow rebuild its economy, blaming ExxonMobil (XOM.N) for falling oil output at Sakhalin-1 and giving shareholders of Sakhalin-2 a month to claim their stakes. Western countries and allies, including Japan, piled sanctions on Russia after it sent troops into Ukraine in […]

Technology

Vergecast Work From Home: sailboats, solar generators, and Starlink

Every Wednesday and Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors make sense of the week’s most important technology news. On Wednesdays, editor-at-large David Pierce leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives — and which ones you should bring […]

News

Aunt says killer mum must be jailed after walking free for shaking baby to death

The great aunt of a 10-week-old baby shaken to death by her mum has vowed to challenge a judge’s decision to let the tot’s killer walk free. Lauren Saint George, 25, was found guilty of infanticide last week after she shook her 10-week-old baby Lily-Mai to death in 2018. She was found not guilty of […]