Lionel Messi, Argentina’s pavement artist who sees shapes before others

The thing that made the goal was the touch; one of those touches where Lionel Messi doesn’t so much trap the ball or kill it but lets it come and nestle, falling asleep on his toe like a fond old cat. There were still six more touches to go before the ball would be left […]


Computerized decision support system helps to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes

Compared with team-based care alone, the addition of a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) significantly reduced cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes. These findings may have important public health and clinical significance in low- and middle-income countries where there is a lack of diabetes specialists to manage patients. Diabetes has become a major […]


Analysis: Markets sigh with relief after Powell speech, but more turbulence likely ahead

A rally in U.S. stocks and bonds powered ahead after a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday, but some investors believe a looming recession could cap gains in both asset classes. Though asset prices have been battered by the Fed’s rate rises this year, momentum has been on the side of the […]


England’s Jordan Pickford spotted carting PC setup abroad to play Fortnite

Fortnite continues to be a fixture of England’s World Cup squad, four years after the popular battle royale’s celebration dances became a common sight on Russia’s pitches. This week, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was shown footage of himself lugging a monogrammed computer case to 2022’s controversial Qatar tournament, as part of an official interview released […]


Horrifying moment disqualified driver motors in wrong direction down busy road

A motorist has been jailed after being caught on camera careening down a main road for three miles in the wrong direction – while disqualified from driving. Gregory Taylor, 35, was sentenced to two years in prison for offences including dangerous driving when he appeared in court, having admitted the offences at a previous hearing. […]