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Sri Lanka vs England live commentary: Joe Root’s side need three more wickets as rain stops play in Kandy – live updates

Sri Lanka vs England live commentary: Joe Root’s side need three more wickets as rain stops play in Kandy – live updates

Sports
OVER 65: SRI LANKA 226-6 (Dickwella 27, Dilruwan 2) – It’s all happening now. Moeen gets one to jag back in at Dilruwan and it pops up off his bat/pad. They appeal loudly, asking for either. Erasmus doesn’t fancy it and Root decides not to send this one upstairs. A well-run two off the last as Dickwella goes hard with the reverse-sweep, to big cheers from the home contingent. Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots

Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots

Finance
ALMOST to the day 17 years ago Steve Ballmer, then boss of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software firm, called Linux a “cancer”, meaning that the open-source operating system would spell the death of proprietary software. On June 4th, his successor, Satya Nadella, announced that the firm would take over GitHub, the main source of such tumours today, for $ 7.5bn. The deal is yet another sign of Microsoft’s startling recent metamorphosis.GitHub is no household name, but among programmers it is as important as Facebook—which explains the impressive price tag for a firm that earned only an estimated $ 200m of revenues last year. More than 28m developers globally keep their code on the website, which offers all kinds of tools and services. Most important of these ...
Roots of modern virus can be traced to the earliest vertebrates

Roots of modern virus can be traced to the earliest vertebrates

Science
April 4 (UPI) -- Most modern viruses have ancient roots. New research suggests RNA viruses are millions of years old, many tracing their evolutionary histories back to the earliest vertebrates. Some viruses may be as old as the first animals.In an effort to find new RNA viruses, a team of researchers from Australia and China examined 186 vertebrate species most ignored as potential viral hosts. Their search yielded 14 novel RNA viruses -- viruses with RNA, or ribonucleic acid, as its genetic material.Scientists located the viruses in seemingly healthy amphibians, reptiles, lungfish, ray-finned fish, cartilaginous fish and jawless fish.The research, detailed in the journal Nature, puts the evolutionary origin of RNA viruses -- a family that includes human pathogens such as influenza virus -...