Winds of Winter: George RR Martin SPEAKS OUT on future sample chapters

The author made the announcement on his blog and has since been responding to fan questions in the comments section. While some sample chapter have been released before, he’s not going to do anymore for The Winds of Winter. He wrote: “I think I have probably released too many sample chapters already. “Put them all […]

Russian curler Krushelnitsky’s B sample tests positive for meldonium – OAR

Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 11:36 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2018 11:43 The doping violation committed by Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been confirmed by the Russian Olympic Committee website, which announced on Tuesday that his B sample revealed the presence of a banned substance. Krushelnitsky and his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, who secured Russia’s first […]

Chicago: Sample the sights, sounds and tastes on a gourmet trip to the fabulous U.S city

Throw in visits to some of the city’s best restaurants and our taste buds were tingling. We flew from Heathrow with British Airways and, although the plane could do with an upgrade, we were really impressed with the cabin crew service, allowing us plenty of time to relax. On arrival in Chicago we headed for […]

China accused of ‘unjustifiable’ DNA sample collection

China has been quietly collecting biometric data from millions of people in Xinjiang, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). Since February, authorities have been gathering DNA samples, fingerprints and eye scans of those in the region, which apart from Tibet is the only region where ethnic Han Chinese are not in […]

Instead of sipping, here’s what you should do when your waiter serves you a sample glass of wine

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider There’s a certain etiquette that diners should follow when ordering a bottle of wine at a restaurant. Rules that commonly get broken include sipping the wine when you should be smelling it, and sending a bottle back simply because you don’t like it. We talked to a sommelier to get his tips for […]

We Sample Infiniti’s Variable-Compression-Ratio Engine

– Every new electric-car announcement is touted as another nail in the coffin of the internal-combustion engine. But the internal-combustion engine keeps fighting back. The latest counterpunch comes by way of the new 2019 Infiniti QX50, expected to hit the market in early 2018. It will be powered by a technically fascinating engine that promises […]

Indy core sample shows 108 years of hard-core racing history

Road surfaces inevitably break down and need to be repaved. That’s true of any road, be it a city street, interstate or even a race track. Cars and trucks barreling around the same piece of pavement for miles and miles and miles take their toll. In the 108-year history, the track surface has changed and […]

Right Said Fred SPEAK OUT on Taylor Swift I’m Too Sexy sample in Look What You Made Me Do

The bizarre interpolation comes in Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do – which came out last night. Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli are credited alongside Swift and Jack Antonoff on the track, destined to become a global No1. Taking to Twitter, the group praised the unlikely move. “Thank you @taylorswift13 [love heart],” […]

Sample the Sweet Sounds of Summer

OZY Fest 2017, which takes place on July 22 in Central Park, will be a feast in many forms. We’re talking mental nourishment from the likes of Katie Couric and Malcolm Gladwell and satisfying sustenance with chef Eddie Huang. But OZY Fest is also about the music or, as we like to call it, soul […]

Akonni Biosystems Awarded Grant to Validate TruTip® Sample Preparation Technology for Use in Low Resource Settings

PRESS RELEASE: Grand Challenges grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks a novel sample preparation technology to become a “universal method” for Low and Middle Income Countries FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 6, 2017– Akonni Biosystems, a molecular diagnostics (MDx) company that develops, manufactures, and intends to market advanced MDx systems, today announced it […]