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10 best PS4 games: From the ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ to ‘The Last Of Us’

The PlayStation 4 is a machine of real beauty. Released in 2013 to critical acclaim and noted for its glorious technical performance, it’s sold over 100 million units in under a decade. And while its successor, the PlayStation 5, launched last year and is expected to supersede the PS4 in sales, the PlayStation 4 still offers a vast and intricate library of excellent games which are, of course, compatible with the PlayStation 5.If you’re still searching for a PS5, you’re not alone. People up and down the country are still struggling to get their hands on the elusive console –...
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The evolution of good taste

Does evolution explain why we can't resist a salty chip? Researchers at NC State University found that differences between the elemental composition of foods and the elemental needs of animals can explain the development of pleasing tastes like salty, umami and sweet. Taste tells us a lot about foods before...

U.S. bans dogs brought in from 100 countries with rabies risk

The ban is being imposed because of a spike in the number of puppies denied entry because they weren't old enough to be fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. U.S. health officials Monday announced a one-year ban on bringing in dogs from more than 100 countries...

I Finally Hit the Road With My Trusty Toyota Hiace. I Hope I Can Find Who I Want to Be

Finally hitting the road—for real. At long last, I am on the road again. I spent longer than I’d hoped at my former home, muddling through moving out and fixing up the van, arranging care for my cat, selling my 1988 Honda Prelude Si, and generally trying to get myself ready to be nomadic. But I finished and my reward is the open road. This weekend I have spent in Dallas, meeting up with a few friends, sleeping indoors in the comfort of a close friend’s home, and getting to shower and relax before I set off, but I already have begun to feel better.

An unusual symbiosis of a ciliate, green alga, and purple bacterium

Dr. Sebastian Hess and his team at the University of Cologne's Institute of Zoology have studied a very rare and puzzling tripartite symbiosis. This consortium consists of a ciliate as host and two types of endosymbionts: A green alga and a previously unknown purple bacterium. Through genetic analyses of the pink-green ciliate, the researchers discovered that the endosymbiotic bacterium belongs to the so-called "purple sulfur bacteria" (family Chromatiaceae), but has lost the ability to oxidize reduced sulfur compounds, a hallmark of the other members of the Chromatiaceae. The genome of the purple bacterium is greatly reduced, suggesting that the bacterium became mainly specialized in carbon fixation through photosynthesis. It is probably no longer able to live outside of the host cell. Thus, the new bacterial species, Candidatus Thiodictyon intracellulare, is a notable exception among the known purple sulfur bacteria.
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Where to buy Xbox Series X: Restock updates and how to pre-order Microsoft’s latest console

We’re six months into the launch of the Xbox Series X, and Microsoft’s next-generation console continues to elude customers. While the cheaper, less powerful Xbox Series S is easier to find at most retailers, supplies of the X are sparse across the globe. Restocks are arriving with increasing regularity, but the consoles are snapped up almost as quickly they appear.Microsoft isn’t the only company with a supply chain problem. Rival Sony is also facing shortages of its PlayStation 5 console, with delays blamed on everything from organised scalpers hoarding the machines to resell for profit, to semiconductor shortages causing bottlenecks...
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Cardinals: 1 trade to make, 1 trade to avoid

The St. Louis Cardinals are running out of time to get things right ahead of the trade deadline. Things have to change quickly if the St. Louis Cardinals went to get back into the postseason mix. The Cardinals have unfortunately played some terrible baseball of late. They have lost nine...
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Is the Viral Story About the Whale Almost Swallowing the Lobsterman Fake?

Some experts are finding lobsterman Michael Packard’s whale of a tale about being chewed up and spit out by a humpback tough to swallow, per The New York Post. In case you’re not familiar, Packard claimed last week that he was almost swallowed by a humpback whale while diving for lobsters off the Cape Cod coast but suffered only a dislocated knee and soft-tissue damage after being spit out.

Formidable Asset Management LLC Has $42.49 Million Stock Position in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

Formidable Asset Management LLC trimmed its stake in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) by 1.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 316,016 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,596 shares during the period. The Procter & Gamble accounts for 9.2% of Formidable Asset Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its largest position. Formidable Asset Management LLC’s holdings in The Procter & Gamble were worth $42,494,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tiemann Investment Advisors LLC Buys 667 Shares of Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)

Tiemann Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,636 shares of the chip maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 667 shares during the period. Tiemann Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Intel were worth $1,641,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mount Sinai launches ad campaign to solidify brand identity

New York CIty-based Mount Sinai Health System on June 14 launched its largest ever awareness campaign to revamp its brand identity. The health system said the "We Find a Way" campaign seeks to show people in the New York City area and beyond that it "is setting a different healthcare standard and a Mount Sinai way."