Sport

Bears coaches to huddle on quarterback decision tonight

Bears coach Matt Nagy made a quarterback change on Sunday based on a gut feeling. His next move will be more deliberate. Nagy spoke to PFT by phone after Sunday’s come-from-way-behind win over the Falcons, and he addressed among other things the decision to remove starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky for backup Nick Foles. “Sometime, you […]

Lifestyle

Puerto Rico school relies on holistic methods to teach, inspire

Justo Méndez Arámburu’s idea to start a nonprofit alternative school in Puerto Rico came to him in a dream. His 15-year-old daughter, Ana Mercedes, who had died in a car accident a few months earlier, appeared to him and encouraged him to open a school. “How would I do that?” asked the confused father, who […]

Business

Sell the day and go away? U.S. stock returns come overnight

Mornings have been lacking in joy this month for investors seeking returns in U.S. stocks. So far in September, regular-hours trading has featured consistent selling, according to data from Bespoke Investment Group. On average, losses on the benchmark S&P 500 index have been steepest between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Eastern (1400-1500 GMT), and every […]

Technology

Hello Games teases No Man’s Sky’s Origins update, out next week

Space exploration sim No Man’s Sky is expanding once more, with developer Hello Games now teasing its mysterious new Origins update, due to arrive on PC and consoles next week. There’s little in the way of specifics regarding the update at present, but Hello Games calls it “the beginning of something new, as No Man’s […]

News

Protests flare in Papua as students demand independence referendum

Unrest has flared in the restive Indonesian region of Papua with police firing shots during a protest by hundreds of university students in the provincial capital, Jayapura. The group was demonstrating against plans to extend a special autonomy law that protestors say has not done enough to help people in one of the country’s poorest […]

Lifestyle

Fine-tuning stem cell metabolism prevents hair loss

A team of researchers from Cologne and Helsinki has discovered a mechanism that prevents hair loss: hair follicle stem cells, essential for hair to regrow, can prolong their life by switching their metabolic state in response to low oxygen concentration in the tissue. The team was led by Associate Professor Sara Wickström (University of Helsinki […]

Business

China Evergrande shares jump on debt reduction progress

China Evergrande Group 3333.HK said its debt-cutting measures were working and the Hong Kong bourse had approved its spinoff plan, sending the property developer’s shares up as much as 14% after a selloff last week. Investors dumped China Evergrande’s shares and bonds on Friday after a leaked document – later dismissed by the company as […]

Technology

Ubisoft is bringing Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell to VR

In news both theoretically exciting and so detail-deficient it barely constitutes news, Ubisoft has announced it’ll be bringing its Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed franchises to VR. Ubisoft made the reveal as part of Facebook’s VR event earlier this week (where it was promptly superseded by other, considerably more substantial bits of news, hence why […]

News

Syrian rebel fighters prepare to deploy to Azerbaijan in sign of Turkey’s ambition

Syrian rebel fighters have signed up to work for a private Turkish security company as border guards in Azerbaijan, several volunteers in Syria’s last rebel stronghold have said, at a time when the long-running conflict between Baku and neighbouring Armenia is showing dangerous signs of escalation. The potential deployment is a sign of Turkey’s growing […]