Month: September 2018

30 Sep by admin

Nationals GM expects Martinez to return as manager

Dave Martinez is expected to return as manager for the Washington Nationals next season, general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday. Sep 21, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez (4) looks on from the dugout against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports “We haven’t […]
30 Sep by admin

How to visit the world’s most beautiful islands

It is a region which is never entirely out of focus – even if the mind’s eye seems to view it in a swirl of heat haze, shimmering far, far beyond the horizon. The South Pacific is a destination which crops up in travel fantasies – palm trees whispering above beaches of a fine powder; […]
30 Sep by admin

Five breakthroughs in restoring mobility | Technology

Epidural stimulation This week, two paraplegic patients were able to take steps again after researchers implanted an electrical device in their lower backs. Teams from the University of Louisville and the Minnesota Mayo Clinic used electrical stimulation to excite the spinal cord, helping signals from the brain reach the affected muscles. The brain implant detects […]
30 Sep by admin

Tesla ‘very close’ to profitability, Musk declares in staff note

A Model 3 at Tesla’s delivery center in Marina Del Rey, Calif., on Sept. 29. Tesla increased Model 3 output in the third quarter to over 51,000 vehicles. Elon Musk told Tesla Inc. employees that the company was on the cusp of making money, hours after he and the carmaker reached a settlement with the […]
30 Sep by admin

How the Protests Against Brett Kavanaugh Reached the National Stage

When the doors to the Hart Senate Office Building opened at 7:30 A.M. last Friday, a few protesters making a final show of opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh were waiting to be let in. As they waited, a woman named Maria Gallagher, with dark hair and glasses, introduced herself to me. […]
30 Sep by admin

Lewis Hamilton wins the Russian Grand Prix – as it happened | Sport

2.21pm BST14:21 Well … thank you for joining. It has been wonderful. It wasn’t the most exciting race overall but some lovely team order and Verstappen subplots to keep us interested. Until we meet again. 2.13pm BST14:13 Verstappen: “The goal was always to be fifth but the way we did it, I can be pleased […]
30 Sep by admin

Deaths of ‘zombie’ raccoons continue in Central Park

Over 100 raccoons have died thanks to a virus that makes them act like zombies.  (iStock) The blight of the living-dead raccoons isn’t over. At least 176 Central Park raccoons have now perished in an outbreak of a virus that causes them to act like “zombies” – and three more from Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx […]
30 Sep by admin

SEC forces Tesla board into overdue moves to dampen Musk’s dominance

Tesla’s settlement with the SEC is a shakeup that’s long overdue to many investors, proxy advisers and academics who’ve blasted the company’s board for being rife with conflicts and serving as an inadequate check on the CEO and co-founder, Elon Musk. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG A run-in with the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to […]
30 Sep by admin

Russian GP: Lewis Hamilton wins to extend F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton (no 44) overtook fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas under team orders on his way to a decisive victory in the 2018 F1 title race as he extended his advantage over Sebastian Vettel to 50 points. Lewis Hamilton led from pole position in his famous No.44 Mercedes and took his seventh victory of the […]
30 Sep by admin

Why Nobel prizes fail 21st-century science | Science

A small group of scientists will achieve international stardom this week. They will learn they have won Nobel prizes in physiology, chemistry and physics, and their lives will be transformed. Each will win hundreds of thousands of pounds and they will be feted as infallible sages on science – and other topics outside their expertise. […]