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The RetroBeat: Summer Games Done Quick 2021 runs to watch

Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. I always love Games Done Quick, which hosts two speedrunning marathons each year that raise millions of dollars for charity. From July 4 to July 11, it’ll be time for Summer Games Done Quick, which will be taking…

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UEFA Euro 2020 bracket, schedule, live stream: Italy send Belgium home, Spain survive penalties

The quarterfinals are underway at UEFA Euro 2020. A frantic round of 16 kicked off the knockout stage and saw many big names crash out of the tournament. France were stunned by Switzerland, Belgium knocked out Portugal and the Czech Republic took down the Netherlands while England sent Germany packing, with eight advancing in the competition:…

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Science & Nature
Microbes in cow stomachs can break down plastic

Plastic is notoriously hard to break down, but researchers in Austria have found that bacteria from a cow’s rumen – one of the four compartments of its stomach – can digest certain types of the ubiquitous material, representing a sustainable way to reduce plastic litter. The scientists suspected such bacteria might be useful since cow…

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Thomas, Gorsuch, say court should revisit libel standard for public figures

Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch disagreed with the high court’s decision to turn away a case that challenged libel protections for journalists and the media.Both justices said today’s news media environment played a role in their view the court needed to reassess libel protections.  A landmark 1964 case determined that public figures had…

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Entertainment
Chanel Hosts A Chengdu Electro Music Party For Watch Launch

The Social Edition is our weekly series which deep dives into luxury initiatives in China’s social media landscape. Every week, we highlight brand campaigns distributed on Chinese digital platforms — WeChat, Weibo, Tmall, Douyin, and beyond.Our coverage spotlights global luxury brands, global beauty brands, and local Chinese brands. The latter gives insight into some of China’s…

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Warburg Pincus Targets Shanghai, Beijing Redevelopment Deals with $7.7B Platform Launch

InSpace is Golden Union’s first acquisition in Beijing After having set up successful China real estate ventures in the logistics, residential and hotel sectors, US private equity giant Warburg Pincus is targeting redevelopment opportunities in the mainland’s largest cities with an urban renewal platform launched this week. The New York-based firm announced on Thursday that…

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Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic suspension over weed is beyond stupid

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who set a world record in the women’s 100m last month at the U.S. Olympic trials, has effectively lost her ability to compete in all individual races in Tokyo after testing positive for cannabis. She now waits to see whether she’ll be able to compete at all. Speaking to the TODAY Show…

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Science & Nature
Crystal structure of a key enzyme for anaerobic ethane activation

How to feed an enzyme ethaneWhen released from ocean floor seeps, small hydrocarbons are rapidly consumed by micro-organisms. Methane is highly abundant and is both produced and consumed by microbes through well understood biochemical pathways. Less well understood is how ethane, also a major natural component of gaseous hydrocarbons, is metabolized. To understand how microbes…

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Toronto’s Motorcycle Shop, OTOMOTO, Is Revolutionizing the Industry with their Bespoke Motorcycle Winter Storage Solutions

With Otomoto’s winter storage option for motorcycles, after winter season is finally over, you can gear up, start your bike, and zoom off without worrying about the condition of the electrical components, oil levels, tires, battery, and even the paint. In some parts of the world, biking season has an end and a beginning, and…