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Sunderland given permission to speak to Preston boss Grayson

Sunderland are given permission by Championship rivals Preston to speak to Simon Grayson about their managerial vacancy.

Will Froome win fourth title? Tour de France route & challengers

We take a look at the route and the challengers as Chris Froome tries to cement his place as a Tour de France legend over the next three weeks.

Injured Murray pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up

Defending champion Andy Murray pulls out of his final warm-up match before Wimbledon because of a sore hip.

Vettel should not be punished over Hamilton clash - Button

Jenson Button believes Sebastian Vettel should not be punished further for his clash with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hunter leads England Women's World Cup squad

Holders England name an experienced 28-player squad, captained by Sarah Hunter, for August's Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

WA e-cigarette users may be unwittingly breaking smoking law

E-cigarettes that contain liquid nicotine are banned around the nation, and in WA it is illegal to supply non-nicotine e-cigarettes that resemble a tobacco product. Perversely, using non-nicotine e-cigarettes is legal in WA but they have to be sourced, along with flavoured liquid "vaping" cartridges, from elsewhere.

British and Irish Lions: 'Most nervous' team selection for Sam Warburton

Lions captain Sam Warburton says he faced the most nerve-wracking team selection of his career before being named in the starting XV for the second Test against New Zealand.

What are the issues in 21st Century Fox's Sky deal?

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will announce later whether she will allow Fox's takeover of Sky.

Nigel Benn & Steve Collins to fight again - 21 years after last bout

Boxing legends Nigel Benn, 53, and Steve Collins, 52, agree to a rematch even though neither has fought since the 1990s.

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

theodp writes: Noting that Apple CEO Tim Cook's advice for President Trump at last week's White House gathering of the Tech Titans was that "coding should be a requirement in every public school," the New York Times examines How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms (Warning: source may be paywalled). "The Apple chief's education mandate was just the latest tech company push for coding courses in schools," writes Natasha Singer. "But even without Mr. Trump's support, Silicon Valley is already advancing that agenda -- thanks largely to the marketing prowess of Code.org, an industry-backed nonprofit group." Singer continues: "In a few short years, Code.org has raised more than $60 million from Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Salesforce, along with individual tech executives and foundations. It has helped to persuade two dozen states to change their education policies and laws, Mr. Hadi Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, said, while creating free introductory coding lessons, called Hour of Code, which more than 100 million students worldwide have tried. Along the way, Code.org has emerged as a new prototype for Silicon Valley education reform: a social-media-savvy entity that pushes for education policy changes, develops curriculums, offers online coding lessons and trains teachers -- touching nearly every facet of the education supply chain.

Tiny 'tornado' boosts performance of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Adding the equivalent of a miniature tornado to the interface between electrospray ionization (ESI) and a mass spectrometer (MS) has allowed researchers to improve the sensitivity and detection capability of the widely-used ESI-MS analytical technique. Among the scientific fields that could benefit from the new technique are proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics – which serve biomedical and health applications ranging from biomarker detection and diagnostics to drug discovery and molecular medicine.

Image: The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often preoccupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars. However, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows one of the many examples from Mars where lava (when it was molten) behaved in a similar fashion to liquid water.

IS 'caliphate' crumbles as Iraq tightens noose on Mosul

Three years after IS proclaimed a "caliphate", Iraqi forces are ready to pronounce its death.

Smart detectors set to monitor urban bat life

The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in London is being monitored in real time using new, automated smart detectors.

Study finds global support for new UN framework for children's rights online

The global push for a new international framework governing the rights of children online has gained new momentum, after a multinational study found governments and NGOs are calling for formal assistance to recognise and address children's digital rights.

Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

The announcement puts the German chancellor on a collision course with US President Donald Trump.

Clean, electrically-driven process to separate commercially important metals from sulfide minerals in one step

MIT researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulfur-based minerals using molten electrolysis. This one-step, environmentally friendly process simplifies metal production and eliminates the toxic byproducts such as sulfur dioxide.

Scientists produce dialysis membrane made from graphene

Dialysis, in the most general sense, is the process by which molecules filter out of one solution, by diffusing through a membrane, into a more dilute solution. Outside of hemodialysis, which removes waste from blood, scientists use dialysis to purify drugs, remove residue from chemical solutions, and isolate molecules for medical diagnosis, typically by allowing the materials to pass through a porous membrane.

How Annie Conway went from weekend fun runner to world champion

How Annie Conway's husband's fitness drive kick-started her journey to the top of the long-distance running world.

British and Irish Lions: George North and Robbie Henshaw ruled out of tour

Wing George North and centre Robbie Henshaw will play no further part in the British and Irish Lions tour in New Zealand.

British and Irish Lions: Steve Hansen & Warren Gatland play down 'hostility' claims

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen criticises the media's coverage of Warren Gatland and says he has "a lot of respect" for the Lions coach.

Ronaldo confirms he is father of twins after Portugal defeat

The Portuguese footballer says he is "very happy" to be able to see his babies for the first time.

Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'

University of Florida scientists are working to breed the "cow of the future" by studying the more heat-tolerant Brangus cow—a cross between an Angus and a Brahman.

Spiderman star sends lookalike to premiere

Spider-Man star Hannibal Buress pays lookalike £380 to go to film's premiere in his place.

Inorganic biomaterials for soft-tissue adhesion

Researchers at Okayama University describe in Acta Biomaterialia a new type of biocompatible adhesive material. The adhesive, made from nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite, glues both synthetic hydrogels and mouse soft tissue, providing a promising alternative to organic materials currently in use for clinical applications.

Biodistribution of selenium highlights developmental exposure risks

ANSTO and Griffith University environmental researchers and imaging scientists have contributed to a better understanding of how pollutants accumulate and are distributed in amphibians during the larval and metamorphic stages of development.

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