If Brendon McCullum’s bold new era is an illusion it is a persuasive one

Shortly after half past five a wild and barbarous noise consumed Headingley, the sort that brings local residents to their windows and the day-trippers in the hospitality boxes streaming out on to the balconies. A few of the dozing members in the pavilion may even have been stirred from their evening slumbers. Out in the […]


Dysfunctional gene discovery leads to potentially treatable hearing loss

Researchers at the John T. Macdonald Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that inherited mutations in the MINAR2 gene caused deafness in four families. The gene variation mostly affects the inner ear hair cells, which are critical to […]


U.S. pending home sales unexpectedly rebound in May

Contracts to buy U.S. previously owned homes unexpectedly increased in May after declining for six straight months, but higher mortgage rates are cooling demand for housing. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on signed contracts, rose 0.7% last month to 99.9, rebounding from a two-year low […]


UK Payments Firm SumUp Reaches €8 Billion Valuation

SumUp has achieved an 8 billion euro ($8.4 billion) valuation in its latest funding round, raising 590 million euros in a deal split between debt and equity in a bid to develop new products and gain clients. SumUp was considering raising a fresh round of funding. People with knowledge of the matter said at the […]


Airbnb guest claims host kicked her out after she complained about mouldy sandwich

An Airbnb guest says she was left ‘terrified’ and in tears after the furious host booted her out ‘because she complained about a mouldy sandwich in the bin’. Kristin Eardley had booked the two-night stay while in Los Angeles, California for a work trip, from April 26 to 28. However, she alleges her stay soon […]