Chevrolet Corvette documentary: The story of designing the mid-engine C8
Chevrolet Corvette documentary: The story of designing the mid-engine C8
Despite a 3-1 win over the Braves on Monday, a visibly shaken Luis Rojas took to the podium after Kevin Pillar was hit in the face by a Jacob Webb fastball in the seventh inning.
Clover Biopharmaceuticals (Clover), a global clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates to address the world's most life-threatening diseases and public health threats, today announced positive preclinical data from its second-generation, protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a modified B.1.351 Spike (S)-Trimer (B.1.351 S-Trimer). B.1.351 S-Trimer demonstrated broad neutralization against the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and variants of concern, specifically the South African variant (B.1.351), Brazil variant (P.1), and UK variant (B.1.1.7). The complete manuscript "Broad neutralization against SARS-CoV-2 variants induced by a modified B.1.351 protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate" is available for pre-print on bioRxiv and will be submitted for peer-review publication in a scientific journal.
Laughing is one of the best feelings in the world. It's a sign of happiness and it has some serious health benefits to boot. We tend to associate laughter with humans and possibly primates, but we're far the only mammals that enjoy a good chuckle. A new study by scientists at UCLA reveals that there are dozens of animal species that laugh and managed to tally a full 65 different creatures that laugh in the way that we think of it. There are many animals on the planet that vocalize in ways that sound like laughter. However, not all of these vocalizations are linked to playing. Playfulness is a key in differentiating vocalizations that are similar to human laughing and those that merely sound like laughter. After all, if an animal "laughs" when they are in danger or to scare off a predator, they're probably not enjoying themselves. The researchers draw some very interesting conclusions in their work, including a link between laughing and panting. It's been theorized that laughing "evolved" from heavy breathing during play. We laugh today as a way of signaling that we enjoyed something, and animals tend to pant and breath heavy during spirited bouts of play, sometimes incorporating similar vocalizations. The researchers write: Our review indicates that vocal play signals are usually inconspicuous, although loud vocalisations, which suggest a broadcast function, are present in humans and some other species. Spontaneous laughter in humans shares acoustic and functional characteristics with play vocalisations across many species, but most notably with other great apes. Play vocalisations in primates and other mammals often include sounds of panting, supporting the theory that human laughter evolved from an auditory cue of laboured breathing during play. The researchers analyzed previous research on a variety of species to compile their list of animals that vocalize in a way that could be considered laughter. The list is long (you can view the full list here) and includes animals across a wide range of groups, including several cat and dog species, rats, many different primates, several species of mongoose, dolphins, orca whales, elephants, and even domestic cows. "When we laugh, we are often providing information to others that we are having fun and also inviting others to join," Sasha L. Winkler, lead author of the research, said in a statement. "Some scholars have suggested that this kind of vocal behavior is shared across many animals who play, and as such, laughter is our human version of an evolutionarily old vocal play signal."
The quest for the Stanley Cup is underway. Here are the 2021 NHL playoff dates, times, television and results.
Tropical Cyclone Tauktae killed at least 16 people in India after making landfall in Gujarat Monday, packing 100mph winds, and sweeping across Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, per Reuters. The big picture: The storm unleashed heavy rains and winds as authorities continued to grapple with surging infection rates and deaths from COVID-19. Over 200,000 people were evacuated from Gujarat, and ports, airports and vaccination centers shut in the state and Mumbai, Reuters reports. Tauktae weakened from a Category 3 storm into a "severe cyclonic storm" Tuesday morning local time.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Winds of Cyclone Tauktae from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) at 1:03 UTC, May 17, 2021. Winds as high as 81 knots (93 mph) were measured; JTWC and IMD rated Tauktae as stronger. See my post: https://t.co/QXhN03M4mN pic.twitter.com/m2CY5E0xS8— Jeff Masters (@DrJeffMasters) May 17, 2021 Waves lash over onto a shoreline in Mumbai on May 17, as Cyclone Tauktae, bears down on India. Heavy rains and powerful winds downed trees and caused power outages in Gujarat, according to Reuters. Photo: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP via Getty Images A truck loaded with oxygen cylinders gets stuck as trees fall due to the approaching cyclone near Mahuva, in Gujarat state, western India. Per meteorologist Jeff Masters, it's the fifth-strongest cyclone on record in the Arabian Sea. Photo: Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images Trucks are stranded on a flooded highway near Diu, western India, on May 18. Photo: Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty Images Rescue personnel evacuate a resident through a flooded street in a coastal area of Kochi, southwest India, after heavy rains from the cyclone on May 14. Photo: Arunchandra Bose/AFP via Getty ImagesMore from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
May 17—At 24, Marta Moya is a mother, a bubbly board-game aficionado, an outdoor enthusiast and a seasoned food-service worker. As of Tuesday evening, she'll be a GED certificate recipient, on track to work in the medical field, after taking classes through Santa Fe Community College's Academic Career Education program. "I guess I have to thank the pandemic for that," she said in an interview ...
Jordan Binnington (St. Louis Blues) with a Spectacular Goalie Save vs. Colorado Avalanche, 05/17/2021
Crews are battling a second wildfire in New Jersey on Monday night.
Nick Jonas returned to The Voice for the live semi finals Monday night, following a reported on-set accident and subsequent hospitalization late Saturday night. While it isn't known what project Nick was working on, the youngest JoBro did reveal what injuries he sustained and how he did it, when he shared, "I'm feeling okay. I've been better, but I'm doing alright. Cracked rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises, but I just want to go ahead and say that in case I'm not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am." Jonas then joked, "Blake, please don't make me laugh too much, because it kind of hurts a lot." Blake Shelton replied, "You're just trying to get sympathy votes on the show." Viewers were glad that Nick's injury wasn't too bad, and some were even surprised that Jonas had been in such a serious accident. One person tweeted: "I didn’t even know the level of severity that Nick had injured himself. That could’ve been a whole lot worse. I’m so thankful you’re okay, @nickjonas!!" (@resendez_briana) Nick is set to host the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, so we're glad he is in good spirits and we're wishing him a speedy recovery.
A family's heartbreaking journey between two cities to find a bed for a gasping Covid-19 patient.
For Memorial Day 2021, Overstock is hosting a huge blowout sale, with amazing discounts on everything from kitchen storage carts to patio furniture.
The filing shows he and his wife earned $607,336 last year, compared with $985,223 a year earlier.
May 17—RACINE — Kyler Rogers and David Shaver will address the Southern High School Class of 2021 as Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively, during Sunday evening's graduation and commencement exercises. Rogers, the son of Misty Fields and Richard Rogers, is the Southern High School Class of 2021 Valedictorian. He plans to attend Ohio University to major in social studies education, ...
May 17—GALLIPOLIS — National Drug Take Back Day was recently observed with multiple organizations working together to offer drive-thru events in Gallia, Jackson, and Meigs counties, creating a local presence for the drug take back observance. According to a news release from Holzer Health System, six locations were set up to officially receive outdated or unused prescriptions. These locations ...
May 17—OHIO VALLEY — Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported in the area over the weekend. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported five additional cases on Monday in Mason County. Three additional COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend in Gallia County, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Here is a closer look at COVID-19 cases in the region and ...
Multiple injuries have been reported after an apartment building elevator plunged multiple floors on Monday night in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Police are investigating after an 80-year-old man was shot while standing at an intersection in the Bronx.
A more aggressive offensive approach, shutting down the Alexander Ovechkin line and Taylor Hall coming up clutch were pivotal factors in the Bruins' overtime win against the Capitals in Game 2.
Set to grow by USD 3.05 billion during 2021-2025, Technavio's latest market research report estimates the CBD oil market to register a CAGR of almost 27%. The rising millennial population in key cannabis markets will be crucial in driving the growth of the market. Besides, the health benefits of CBD oil and the increasing number of new product launches will have a positive impact on the growth of the market.
(Bloomberg) -- iFast Corp., an online brokerage that’s been Singapore’s best-performing stock over the past year, is betting on China and a retail-trading frenzy to help it grow assets by more than fivefold by 2028.Although the firm’s Chinese operations are loss-making, Chief Executive Officer Lim Chung Chun said the nation is poised to become the wealth-management platform’s fastest-growing market and is key to the group’s goal of reaching S$100 billion ($75 billion) of assets under administration by 2028. Investors have bought into that vision, with iFast shares soaring more than 500% in the past 12 months -- beating all members of the FTSE ST All-Share Index.“The potential of the China market is immense, and the kind of losses we are generating today are a very manageable amount considering the size of the market,” Lim said in an interview. iFast’s shares rose as much as 4.7% on Tuesday.Singapore-based iFast has benefited from a surge in retail trading by stuck-at-home investors trying their hands at equities, which helped the firm more than double net income last year. But to achieve the S$100-billion goal, first stated in 2018, assets will need to expand at a compounded annual rate of 27% through 2028, Lim said. That compares with an annualized rate of 34% the past two years.“The group continues to be in investment mode which it expects will help reap benefits at a later stage,” Krishna Guha, an analyst at Jefferies Financial Group LLC, wrote in a note last month, referring to iFast’s China business.iFast has good “growth momentum” in China, Lim said, though it reported S$4.9 million in losses in that market last year. The CEO said there is “no timeline for breaking even.”iFast, which counts Singapore as its biggest market, initiated private-fund management in China this past February. The broker relies on other businesses including financial advisers and internet firms to sell its funds in the large Chinese market, Lim said, adding that about 80 such companies are being used to make those connections.The broker remains focused on expansion. In addition to being registered as a private-fund manager in China, iFast also won a contract for Hong Kong’s pension fund platform and started stockbroking activities in Malaysia over the past year. It’s also applying as part of a consortium for a digital-banking license in Malaysia -- though the firm lost out on getting one in Singapore last year.Even after the market-leading rally the past year, iFast shares are poised for further gains, according to analysts who cover the stock. All five of them have a buy rating and their consensus price target implies a gain of about 25% more over the next 12 months, compared with an estimated 13% rise in the broader FTSE gauge, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.(Adds Tuesday performance in third paragraph; updates prices throughout.)More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.