Day: February 20, 2020

China forfeits Davis Cup tie in Romania due to virus

China forfeited a Davis Cup tie on Tuesday because its men’s tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month. The International Tennis Federation cited “increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak” for the decision. China was to play in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on March 6-7 in a World Group I playoff. The ITF […]

Time of day affects global brain fluctuations

As the day progresses, the strength of the brain’s global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a study published on February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Csaba Orban and a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the Faculty of Engineering, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and N.1 Institute of Health […]

GFG Alliance to invest 2 billion euros in European steel operations

The investment is a leap of faith in a sector that is grappling with issues of over-supply and falling demand, expected to be made worse by the impact of the coronavirus. But it is also under pressure from investors worried about climate change when steel is responsible for an estimated 7% of all greenhouse gas […]

Windows 10 Your Phone app to support RCS messaging from your computer

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is supposed to replace the outdated SMS with one that’s similar to internet-based messaging services like iMessage or WhatsApp. Google was even able to finish rolling out RCS in the United States via the Android Messages application. However, it seems that Microsoft is adding RCS support to Your Phone, the built-in […]

Girl, 8, dies after being ‘raped by 16 men’

An eight-year-old girl allegedly raped by 16 men including some of her relatives has died in India. The child’s parents reportedly broke down the bathroom door in a house in Tamil Nadu after she passed out following complaints of stomach pain. She was rushed to hospital but tragically pronounced dead on arrival, according to local […]