World's first animal was a pancake-shaped prehistoric ocean dweller

World's first animal was a pancake-shaped prehistoric ocean dweller

The strange sea creatures known as Dickinsonia, shown here in fossil form, lived 558 million years ago. Fossil imprints that resemble the rippled underside of a mushroom’s cap are remnants of the oldest-known animals in Earth’s history. The finding, published in Science on 20 September1, is based on a chemical analysis of fatty molecules preserved […]

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

On Monday morning, in the ramshackle suburb of Al-Asif Square in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, local headteacher Syed Mustafa was organising a party. The night before, the newly elected prime minister, Imran Khan had promised on national television to grant citizenship to the Pakistani-born children of the country’s roughly 2.5 million Afghan […]

Reality Check: Officials say water supply at World Equestrian Games is safe

Reality Check: Officials say water supply at World Equestrian Games is safe

Food vendor Jeremiah Jackson said two men with the water supply tank company told him he needed to dump his potable, or drinking, water because of safety concerns. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) TRYON, N.C. (WLOS) —  World Equestrian Games food vendor Jeremiah Jackson said business has been anything but good. He said low spectator turnout […]

How Astros' World Series replica rings became hottest ticket in town

How Astros' World Series replica rings became hottest ticket in town

For a sixth time this season, tens of thousands of Astros fans will line up Sunday morning outside Minute Maid Park to receive a 2.5-ounce chunk of zinc alloy and acrylic that likely cost less to manufacture than the price of a ballpark beer or a hot dog. In the eye of the beholder, however, […]

TAG Heuer Launches World's Most Expensive Smartwatch

TAG Heuer Launches World's Most Expensive Smartwatch

TAG Heuer launches second generation of smartwatch, Connected Modular 45. Illustration: TAG Heuer Sept. 20, 2018 5:38 p.m. ET The second generation of TAG Heuer’s smartwatch, the Connected Modular 45, has added many advanced technological features. However, what’s more appealing and true to its luxury image might be its new look: a case made from titanium, […]