Scientists are developing a ‘human washing machine’ that uses AI to choose a relaxing video for you

If the bubbles, rose petals and scented candles aren’t enough to soothe you after a long day, your dream bath may be just around the corner. Scientists in Japan are developing a ‘human washing machine’ that cleans your body while playing a relaxing video chosen for you by artificial intelligence (AI). The ultrasonic bath will … Read more

USA’s Erin Jackson becomes first African-American woman to win Olympic speedskating gold

History is made! USA’s Erin Jackson becomes first African-American woman to win Olympic speedskating gold, as 29-year-old earns America’s first medal in the category since 2010 Erin Jackson became the first Black woman to win Olympic speedskating gold Jackson’s win was also the USA’s first medal in the category for over a decade  29-year-old previously … Read more

Five female Olympic ski jumpers are disqualified for suits that are ‘too baggy’ in chaotic final

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has come under fire after five female ski jumpers were disqualified from the first mixed team event at the Beijing Olympics for wearing jumpsuits that are ‘too baggy’ in a chaotic final. The suits were inspected during the competition and the FIS said five competitors were disqualified because their suits … Read more

Some carnivores, such as bears, cats and civets change their hunting schedule to avoid each other

Some species of carnivores, like bears, wild cats and civets may actually avoid each other in an effort to conserve resources and survive, a new study suggests. A group of researchers, led by those at Japan‘s Hiroshima University, looked at nine species (a bear, three different civets, two wild cats, a skunk, a mustelid and … Read more

US women fall in Olympic semifinals to underdog Canada, 1-0, on controversial penalty

American conservatives are celebrating Team USA’s loss to rival Canada in the semifinal round of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament — an upset critics say resulted from players’ focus on social activism.  It had been two decades since the United States lost a women’s soccer game to neighboring Canada and five years since the Americans dropped … Read more

Karriss Artingstall beaten in boxing semi-final by Japan’s Irie Sena following split decision

Karriss Artingstall beaten in boxing semi-final by Japan’s Irie Sena following split decision by judges and will have to settle for Olympic bronze By Peter Whitfield, Press Association Published: 06:57 EDT, 31 July 2021 | Updated: 07:07 EDT, 31 July 2021 Karriss Artingstall claimed Olympic bronze in the women’s featherweight category after being narrowly outpointed … Read more

Team GB women’s footballers fume at Olympics broadcasters for getting their names wrong

Britain’s footballers want to ensure everyone knows their names by the time they leave Japan. Team GB take on Australia in the quarter-finals on Friday, but stars Rachel Daly and Kim Little hit out before the fixture after the Olympic Broadcasting Services, who provided the feed for Eurosport, made a number of errors while commentating … Read more