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Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day twoEngland 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113West Indies 44-1West Indies trail by 470 runsScorecardAlastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England's declaration at 514-8.Dawid Malan, looking to secure a place at number five, scored 65, his maiden Test half-century.West Indies had reached 44-1, 470 behind, when rain forced the players off with 26 overs left to bowl.Cook absolutely critical to Ashes hopes - AgnewMalan 'knew it was going to turn around'TMS podcast: Vaughan reviews...
GM pigs take step to being organ donors

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Health
The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people.The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts said it was a promising and exciting first step. The study, published in the journal Science, started with skin cells from a pig.Tests identified 25 Pervs - porcine endogenous retroviruses - hidden in the pig's genetic code.Experiments mixing human and pig cells together showed those viruses could escape to infect human tissues.But the researchers then used the game-changing gene-editing t...
How to research company culture — before you take the job

How to research company culture — before you take the job

Finance
Asking for a raise: Women vs. menThere's a lot you can't see during the job interview process. Maybe you've visited the office. Maybe you've lunched with some potential new coworkers. But have you talked with colleagues about pay? Sat in on a meeting? Scoped out the C-suites? InHerSight, a Glassdoor-like site for women to review different companies, gives female job-seekers options to explore these questions. "There's so much talk about finding a supportive workplace as a woman," says the site's founder, Ursula Mead. "And it's really important that you've done yourhomework." Especially for young women researching their first jobs, doing the homework becomes more important than ever. As high-profile companies like BBC and Uber roil with reports of pay disparity and harassment, women are ...
How much taxes will take if you win Friday's $323 million Mega Millions

How much taxes will take if you win Friday's $323 million Mega Millions

Finance
The Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to $ 323 million, after Tuesday's drawing failed to yield a winner for the top prize.If the prize amount doesn't go up before the 11 p.m. ET drawing Friday, it will be the 10th largest Mega Millions jackpot (although, only the 29th largest in U.S. lottery history).The most recent big Mega Millions win — $ 536 million in July 2016 — was the third-largest in the game's history, and the seventh-largest in U.S. history. It was the most ever awarded to a single Mega Millions winner, and the highest cash-value jackpot awarded to a single winner in a U.S. lottery.Of course, if you are lucky enough to pick the winning combo for this weekend's drawing, you won't walk away with the full amount.Lottery site USAMega.com estimates the federal tax withholding on the
Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

World
Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers. The wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez posted what appeared to be video of him being taken from their home after midnight. "They've just taken Leopoldo from the house," Lilian Tintori wrote on Twitter. "We don't know where he is or where they're taking him." Allies of former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma posted video online of a man who appeared to be the opposition leader being taken by state security as a woman screams for help for neighbors. "They're taking Ledezma!" she cries. "It's a dictatorship!" Lopez w...