Japanese tire company’s trendy tire print yukata prints rev back into the limelight

Far from their traditional association with burnt rubber, squealing brakes and gritty endurance, tires lend a spot of delicate geometry to these kimono prints. May tends to mark the end of spring in Japan, which in many parts of the country means the slow but inevitable climb upwards to the muggy, steaming climes of summer. […]

Badly Burned Puppy Found In Trash After Passerby Heard Her Cries

On May 5th, someone rummaging through the trash in Coachella, California heard the cries of a puppy. Inside a plastic Walmart bag they found a badly burned five-week-old pit bull mix puppy. They brought the injured puppy to a local jewelry store for help. Alejandra Espinoza Zazueta’s mother works at the jewelry store and immediately […]

Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person’s willingness to disclose private information online? Does the on-screen appearance of a public location’s online ‘terms and conditions’ have an effect? According to researchers, the answer to both questions is ‘yes,’ especially if the user has a tendency to instinctively distrust public […]

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Scientists yield novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for assembly of multiple proteins and also other materials to enhance properties of traditional therapies. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2WEjegM

Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein controls blood feeding

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers developed a transgenic approach to inactivating the mosquito salivary protein AAPP. Transgenic mosquitoes showed significantly longer probing and prediuresis times, and worse feeding success and meal sizes compared with their wild-type counterparts. Although malarial parasite development was unaffected by these behavioral changes in a laboratory setting, real-world stresses associated with parasite burdens would […]

Paddy Jackson’s revived rugby career is a backward step for feminism | Lara Whyte

Jackson was acquitted of rape last year, but he is a misogynist and should be banned from professional sport The rugby team London Irish announced this week that Paddy Jackson will join their squad ahead of a return to the English premiership next season. Jackson, 27, who has previously played for Ulster and represented Ireland, […]

Cheese Omelet

This cheese omelet is filled with fresh herbs, goat cheese, Gruyère, and sour cream. A classic that’s easy, simple, and satisfying any time of day. Here’s how to make it. Adapted from Maria Zihammou | French Bistro | Skyhorse Publishing, 2014 This magnificently indulgent cheese omelet for two that’s loaded with butter, cheese, and creme […]

Hong Kong confirms first case of African swine fever – and orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse

Hong Kong confirmed its first case of African swine fever on Friday and ordered the cull of at least 6,000 pigs at a government-owned slaughterhouse.Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-che announced the finding late on Friday and detailed the government’s plans to tackle the disease, which is highly infectious to other swine but […]

Anglican Church’s plan for 25-storey hospital in Central clears huge hurdle as Town Planning Board rejects proposal for lower height limit on site

Hong Kong’s Anglican Church cleared a major hurdle in its bid to build a 25-storey private hospital in the city’s business hub, after the town planning watchdog on Friday shot down a government proposal to impose a lower height limit on the building.The Town Planning Board agreed to stipulate a height limit equivalent to around […]

As US elections near and trade war rages on, analysts say China card cannot be played to anyone’s advantage

While US President Donald Trump this week used his trade war with China to attack a Democratic front-runner, suggesting that Beijing would prefer to wait out his presidency to strike a more favourable deal with Joe Biden, Chinese analysts worried that the election season would complicate the trade talks.As the US approaches the 2020 presidential […]

China’s whistle-blower judge in custody of anti-corruption agency and facing accusations of theft and fabrication

The Chinese supreme court judge at the centre of a judiciary scandal was on Friday accused of theft and fabrication, state media reported, after police in Beijing wrapped up their investigations.Wang Linqing, the assistant judge of the Supreme People’s Court, is now in the custody of Beijing city’s anti-corruption agency, Xinhua reported.The scandal involved the […]

Donald Trump tweets: No need to rush to a trade deal with China

United States President Donald Trump has said there is “no need to rush” to reach a trade deal with China because of the “massive payments” being generated from the US tariffs on Chinese products.In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump refuted concerns that the collapsed trade talks would affect US agriculture, suggesting the government […]