Microsoft to reportedly broadcast big Bethesda briefing

Microsoft will reportedly hold a video presentation this Thursday, 11th March, to detail how Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax will be folded into its portfolio of Xbox studios. That’s according to a Venturebeat report, which states Microsoft will soon confirm the event publicly. The event is not described as a games showcase – so […]


‘We all know the benefits of IPL’: Jos Buttler defends his involvement

With England’s run of limited-overs fixtures in India – five Twenty20 games and three one-day internationals – ending on 28 March and the Indian Premier League starting less than a fortnight later and continuing until the end of May, Jos Buttler’s recent trip home, which ruled him out of the last three matches of the […]


Rare mutations may have big impact on schizophrenia pathology

Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that disrupts brain activity producing hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive disturbances. Researchers have long searched for genetic influences in the disease, but genetic mutations have been identified in only a small fraction—fewer than a quarter—of sequenced patients. A new study now shows that “somatic” gene mutations in brain cells could […]


Thorntons: Chocolate maker to close all shops putting 600 jobs at risk

The decision to close its 61 shops will put more than 600 jobs at risk. The company said it had been badly hit by the pandemic, which forced its stores to shut their doors during the crucial Christmas and Easter holidays. “The obstacles we have faced and will continue to face on the High Street […]


Germany wants to add loot box warning to video game ratings

The Bundestag has amended its announcement about the passing of reform of the Youth Protection Act to remove mention of loot boxes. It appears the Bundestag made a mistake with its own announcement of the legal reform. The announcement, which can be viewed on the Bundestag’s website, no longer includes the line: “It is also […]


Shamima Begum’s startling new look as she battles to return to Britain from Syrian camp

With her fashionable sunglasses, styled hair and casual clothes, she looks almost unrecognisable. But this young woman is 21-year-old jihadi bride Shamima Begum, posing in western clothing in a bid to reinvent herself as she fights to return to Britain. She agreed to be photographed at the weekend after she was tracked down to the […]


Joey Benjamin, former England, Surrey and Warwickshire bowler, dies aged 60

The former England fast bowler Joey Benjamin has died at the age of 60 Benjamin was born in St Kitts but made his name in English cricket, signing for Warwickshire at the age of 27 after a spell in the minor counties before enjoying a succesful stint at Surrey between 1992 and 1999. At the […]


Neural mechanism that senses body position in space is present soon after birth

A team of researchers from the University of Turin, New York University and University Hospital of Lausanne, has found that newborn babies have the ability to sense where their body ends and the rest of the world begins in ways similar to adults. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, […]


Elon Musk changes job title to ‘Technoking of Tesla’

Mr Musk will still retain his position of chief within the company, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing said. Tesla’s chief financial officer, Zach Kirkhorn, has the new title of Master of Coin. This may refer to the company’s $1.5bn (£1.1bn) purchase of Bitcoin this year. Neither Mr Musk or Mr Kirkhorn have […]


Respawn details Apex Legends frame-rate and resolution on Switch

Apex Legends is finally getting its Switch port later today, and ahead of its release we now have some idea how it will run on the platform. In an interview with Famitsu, game director Chad Grenier along with Andy Boggs and Dan Hanhberg of Panic Button (the studio responsible for the port) spoke a little […]