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Scientists discover the secret of Galápagos' rich ecosystem

New research has unlocked the mystery of how the Galápagos Islands, a rocky, volcanic outcrop, with only modest rainfall and vegetation, is able to sustain its unique wildlife habitats.

Report: Astros re-sign four-time All-Star OF Michael Brantley to two-year, $32M deal

That Brantley is returning to Houston is stunning, as just hours ago it appeared he would join friend and former Astros outfielder George Springer in Toronto.

Amazon offers Biden resources for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Following Joseph Biden’s swearing in as the 46th president of the United States, Amazon is offering help in the administration’s stated goals for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. In a letter provided to TechCrunch, Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark congr

African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago. Other pa

Curtsy, a clothing resale app aimed at Gen Z women, raises $11 million Series A

Curtsy, a clothing resale app and competitor to recently IPO’d Poshmark, announced today it has raised $11 million in Series A funding for its startup focused on the Gen Z market. The app, which evolved out of an earlier effort for renting dresses, now

A Short Film Chronicles Mural Fest Kosovo, Void Projects’ Initiative to Infuse a War-Torn City with Public Art

 “At that time it wasn’t easy for me to be in the public with my camera because the country was very sensitive to reporters like me,” photojournalist Hazir Reka tells a group of muralists. “Being in the public with a camera was no diffe

BoJo says ‘nothing wrong with being WOKE’ after being pressed on Joe Biden’s set of values

In an unlikely admission from a man once dubbed the “British Trump,” Boris Johnson has admitted that he thinks there’s “nothing wrong with being woke,” before quickly describing himself as a man of tradition. Read Full Article at

Grizzlies-Blazers game postponed due to COVID-19

The NBA has confirmed that Wednesday's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers scheduled to occur at Portland's Moda Center has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues.

The day in pictures: Biden and Harris get a star-studded and joyful inauguration

Glory, glory. It was a beautiful, if cold, day in Washington, D.C., as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were inaugurated. Let’s take a look at a few images of the lovely ceremonies their team put together despite the pandemic precaution

Bracket for first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic revealed

The battle lines have been drawn in the fight for the first-ever Women's Dusty Cup. 

Scale of disaster site after fatal Madrid explosion revealed in aerial footage filmed by Spanish police (VIDEO)

Footage filmed from a police helicopter above the scene of Wednesday’s gas explosion in downtown Madrid captured the extent of the damage inflicted in a blast that has killed three people. Read Full Article at

Truncated Rolex 24 build up “complete chaos” admits Taylor

WTR, which has won three of the last four editions of the Rolex 24, has this year switched from the Cadillac DPi-V.R to Acura’s ARX-05, which won the last two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship titles with Team Penske.WTR’s single-car entry will be r

How HBO's The Flight Attendant and Dear White People changed Griffin Matthews - CNET

On CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast, the wonderful actor, artist and activist opens up about both shows. He also explains why he thought it was a good idea to raise chickens during a pandemic.

Hear American Anthem, the patriotic song Biden quoted during inauguration - CNET

The lyrics from Gene Scheer's contemplative song anchored an address focused on unifying a divided country.

Watch poet Amanda Gorman's stirring Inauguration Day reading - CNET

«There is always a light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.»

This is probably the new Toyota 86's front bumper - Roadshow

We already saw the new Subaru BRZ, so its Toyota twin likely isn't far behind.

During inauguration, 'modern technology' of fast photos wows politicians - CNET

Just wait until Congress discovers the existence of Polaroids.

Struggling New Orleans Pelicans need to trade Lonzo Ball

What we do know is that the Pelicans have a fellow point guard in Eric Bledsoe who seems to have meshed better with Williamson and Ingram.

SpaceX is about to run its final test of Starship SN9 before 1st launch

SpaceX plans to test-fire its enormous Starship prototype's engines in Boca Chica, Texas at some point today (Jan. 20).

NBA postpones Wednesday’s Trail Blazers-Grizzlies game due to COVID-19

The Blazers and Grizzlies are scheduled to play again in Portland on Friday, so unless the NBA’s contact tracing investigation resolves quickly, that game may be in danger of being pushed back as well.

‘Get rid of that bull***t!’ Annoyed to see Trump legacy persist, liberals freak out at SPACE FORCE FLAG at Biden inauguration

The sight of a US Space Force flag at Joe Biden’s inauguration irked Trump critics, with some of them calling for the military branch created by the former president to be thrown in the dustbin along with the rest of his legacy. Read Full Article at

Nick Wright loses Bills bet to Colin; talks Mahomes concussion protocol ahead of AFC Championship | THE HERD

Nick Wright joins Colin Cowherd to pay off the bet he lost to Colin once the Buffalo Bills made the AFC Championship. Additionally, Nick talks of Patrick Mahomes clearing steps for concussion protocol.

Offseason Options: Candidates to start in LF for 2021 Twins

The Minnesota Twins will need to replace Eddie Rosario in left field this season. Who are the candidates?

Chiefs' Mahomes practices in limited capacity, remains in concussion protocol

By practicing in a limited capacity Wednesday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes raised hopes that he'll play in the AFC title game.

Guru Raaj talks about being India’s first high-flier: WWE Now India

Guru Raaj talks about being India’s first high-flier: WWE Now India

IRFC's Rs 4,500-crore IPO subscribed 3.7 times on the final day

Market players said the response was lukewarm when compared to some of the recent issues

Sensex rises 394 points to 49,792, Nifty at 14,645; RIL jumps 1.9%

«Janet Yellen's statement that the United States needs a big stimulus push has pumped markets across the globe, including India,» said Ajit Mishra, vice president, research at Religare Broking

Gold and Brent crude rise over 1% after Janet Yellen's 'act big' call

Spot gold gained 1.18 per cent to $1,862.10 per ounce by 8.20 pm IST, having risen 1 per cent to a near one-week high earlier

Biden to review Trump's changes to national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmen

Biden-Harris team moves quickly to address environmental issues, especially the climate crisis

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden will sign a broad executive order mandating that the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement and restore greenhouse gas limits that Donald Trump has weakened. Gina McCarthy, Biden's national c

Media & Democrats praise Biden’s ‘greatest since JFK’ inaugural speech, but defeated Republicans appear unconvinced

President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, filled with appeals to “unity” and “decency” if all Americans fall in line with his policies, had a Fox News host gushing with praise but didn’t seem to win over rank and file conservatives. Read Full Articl

Kia will lead Apple Car project work under Hyundai Motor, report says - Roadshow

A Korean report placed Kia as the brand that will lead Apple Car work amid rumors Hyundai Motor is close to finalizing a partnership with the tech giant.

‘I have so much to do, but fights are not in those plans’: UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov hints that he will stay retired (VIDEO)

Combat sports retirements can often be temporary but reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has given the strongest suggestion yet that he intends to stay retired from the UFC, as he says he has «no plans» to fight. Read Full Articl

‘Next superspreader event?’ Americans fret over slipping masks & lack of social distancing at Biden inauguration

Liberals spent last year bashing Donald Trump’s rallies as “superspreader” events, and potential coronavirus catastrophes. But some commenters spotted danger at Joe Biden’s muted inauguration ceremony. Read Full Article at

Thousands of Israelis test POSITIVE for Covid-19 despite receiving Pfizer/BioNTech jab

More than 12,400 people in Israel have tested positive for coronavirus after being vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, including 69 who had received their second dose, the country's Health Ministry said. Read Full Article at

Amazon offers Biden resources for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Following Joseph Biden’s swearing in as the 46th President of the United States, Amazon is offering help in the administration’s stated goals for rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine. In a letter provided to TechCrunch, Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark congr

No new COVID-19 cases among remaining NFL playoff teams

The Washington Football Team, however, is dealing with positive COVID-19 cases that are linked with a gathering that occurred after Washington's loss to Tampa Bay on Jan. 9.

Live coverage: Celebration of the Biden-Harris inauguration continues, and the work begins

President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden make their way to the freshly deep-cleaned White House at 3 PM ET, walking from 15th Street with an escort in which every branch of the military is represented. At 3:15 PM, the traditional Inauguration Day parade is replaced w

Surreal Scenes and Pixelation Overlay Vintage Artworks in Hybrid Oil Paintings by André Schulze

André Schulze scours dusty thrift store bins and private advertisements for vintage paintings and photographs created in the first half of the 20th Century. The German artist restores the found artworks and then dramatically alters them by working directly o

NFL Films releases definitive Philip Rivers trash-talking highlight reel

Even with clocking in at over five minutes, the footage unearthed by NFL Films hardly provides for a complete compilation of Rivers’ gift of G-rated gab.

TikTok’s new Q&A feature lets creators respond to fan questions using text or video

TikTok is testing a new video Q&A feature that allows creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions with either text or video answers, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The feature works across both video and livestreams (TikTo
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