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Steelers to sign kicker Sam Sloman

The Steelers are bringing a second kicker to training camp. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Steelers are planning to sign kicker Sam Sloman, pending a physical. A

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SpaceX’s Starlink expects it can provide global coverage around September

Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, expects to be able to provide continuous global coverage by around September but will then need to seek regulatory approvals, its

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Nexus Mods will no longer allow authors to delete mod files

Nexus Mods has announced that mod authors will soon be unable to delete mod files from the website, a change being made ahead of the introduction of its new collections

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Thug smashes Porsche bonnet with wrench – but police say owner agreed to damage

A thug has been filmed smashing the bonnet of a Porsche 911 with a wrench in front of shocked onlookers. A clip captured on Folkestone Road in Dover, Kent, shows

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Tyrann Mathieu: Mike Hughes has shown why he was a first-round pick

The Chiefs didn’t have to give up much to acquire cornerback Mike Hughes in a trade with the Vikings this offseason and the low price was a reflection of how

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Mental health around pregnancy differs depending on how couples conceived

Couples who conceived through IVF and other fertility treatments have opposite mental health trajectories around the time of pregnancy to couples who conceived naturally, according to a new study by

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Ivermectin treatment in humans for reducing malaria transmission

Malaria still kills millions. Researchers are excited by a new intervention: giving people a drug which kills mosquitoes that bite them. Incredibly, this is a reality, as the drug ivermectin,

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The loot box problem

Individuals with gambling problems and excessive gamers spend more on loot boxes than their peers, new research published in International Gambling Studies confirms. Loot boxes are virtual treasure chests—a randomised

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Wondering how to stay cool in a heatwave? Here’s what the experts say.

Dueling heatwaves on the East and West coasts of the United States have left millions of people baking in record-setting temperatures—and exposed to the potential harms of heat-related illnesses. To

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A good night’s sleep key for children with autism, study shows

A University of Canterbury (UC) study has found that a reduction in sleep problems for children on the autism spectrum vastly improves those children’s behavior and their parent’s wellbeing. The

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