What made Beethoven sick? DNA from his hair offers clues

Malte Boecker, Director Beethoven Haus on the genome sequencing project of world-renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven by an international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge, Tuesday 21 March 2023. Scientists extracted Beethoven’s genome from the strands of her hair to look for clues about her many health problems. | Photo credit: AP … Read more

Engwe M20 e-bike review: a budget Super73

“An affordable Super73 alternative,” is how Shenzhen-based Engwe markets its new M20 e-bike. True to its word, the M20 mimics the California cafe racer’s hip design, disregard for European e-bike laws and liberal use of zip ties, while costing less than half the price. $1,149.99 / €1,149. But the M20 also gives you a second … Read more

PFC partners with IISc. for new energy research building in Bengaluru

A file photo of the carbon dioxide-based Brayton Test Circuit facility, at the Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. | Photo credit: K. MURALI KUMAR Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) for the construction of a new Energy Research Building to … Read more

Luis Caffarelli wins Abel Prize for maths

Luis Caffarelli. Photo credit: Nolan Zunk/University of Texas at Austin The Abel Prize in mathematics was awarded on Wednesday to Argentine-American Luis Caffarelli, an expert in “partial differential equations” that can explain phenomena ranging from the way water flows to population growth. A University of Texas professor, Mr. Caffarelli, 74, was honored for his “fundamental … Read more

HBO Succession Season 4: Which Roy will win the show’s last season?

Note: This article contains spoilers for the first three seasons of Succession. When we last saw Kendall, Shiv and Roman Roy, they were reeling from both parents’ betrayal. It’s usually just their father, Logan, who slips the knife between their ribs. There have been countless backstabbings Succession, but none like the one that punctuated the … Read more