Day: February 20, 2020

Norway’s Casper Ruud wins 1st title at Argentina Open

Norwegian Casper Ruud clinched his first title by beating lucky loser Pedro Sousa 6-1, 6-4 in the Argentina Open final on Sunday. The 21-year-old Ruud didn’t face a break point in his nine service games and broke his Portuguese opponent three times. Eighth-seeded Ruud reached the final in Buenos Aires after beating Argentine Juan Ignacio […]

Study reveals how too much fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling. Fluoride is a naturally occurring […]

Germany faces sluggish growth in 2020: DIHK

Germany’s DIHK Chambers of Industry and Commerce said on Wednesday it expected Europe’s largest economy to grow by 0.7% this year, up slightly from 0.6% in 2019, with export growth stagnant in the face of trade conflicts and Brexit. A large part of the expected growth is due to four additional working days this year, […]

Mysterious repeating deep space signals ‘may have been produced by aliens’

Earlier this month astronomers found strange repeating signals emanating from deep space. Now a top astronomer has said there’s a possibility they were produced by an alien civilisation. The transmissions are called fast radio bursts and are similar to other signals which have been spotted before. But the recent burst is believed to be the […]

Thief stole bike used in cyclist’s funeral procession from outside the church

A heartless thief stole a bike that was being used during a cyclist’s funeral procession from a church as mourners paid their respects inside. Daniel Burgess’ coffin was flanked by eight of his closest friends as he made his final poignant journey around Bournemouth, Dorset, last Friday. After the procession ended, they left their bikes […]