Get This Handy Steam Deck And ROG Ally Charger Dock For Over 50% Off

Best Buy has a fantastic deal on the Asus ROG 65W Charger Dock ahead of Prime Day 2024. This deal was very popular when it was first offered back in May, so we’d recommend grabbing it while you can. You can get the official Asus ROG 65W Charger Dock for only $30 (was $65). It doubles as both an AC power brick and a docking station thanks to the HDMI adapter and USB 2.0 port. This deal is available alongside $100 discounts on the Asus ROG Ally Windows gaming handheld.

If you don’t yet own a ROG Ally, you’ll find it listed at Best Buy with a nice $100 price cut, bringing it to $400. The more premium version with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor is also seeing a $100 discount, though it’s a bit more expensive at $550.

Keep in mind that the ROG 65W Charger Dock quickly sold out in the past, and it’s very possible the same will happen with this new inventory. So if you’re interested in adding it to your collection, you’ll want to swing by Best Buy as soon as you can. If you miss out, consider looking at the JSAUX Docking Station on Amazon, which works for both Steam Deck and ROG Ally, also costs $30, and includes plenty of ports for your accessories.

Researchers discover a new neural biomarker for OCD

A recent study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital has identified a specific neural activity pattern as a novel biomarker to accurately predict and monitor the clinical status of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS), a rapidly emerging therapeutic approach for severe psychiatric disorders. The study, led by led by Drs. Sameer Sheth and Wayne Goodman along with co-lead authors, Drs. Nicole Provenza, Sandy Reddy, and Anthony Allam, was published in Nature Medicine.

“Recent advances in surgical neuromodulation have enabled long-term continuous monitoring of brain activity in OCD patients during their everyday lives,” said Dr. Nicole Provenza, an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and McNair Scholar. “We used this novel opportunity to identify key neural signatures that can act as predictors of clinical state in twelve individuals with treatment-resistant OCD who were receiving DBS therapy.”

DBS is emerging as an effective treatment for severe, treatment-resistant OCD

OCD is a common and debilitating mental health condition that affects 2-3% of the population worldwide. About two million people in the US suffer from OCD. In severe cases, patients spend an extraordinary amount of time performing repetitive, seemingly senseless compulsions and perseverating on intrusive thoughts. OCD has a huge toll on the well-being and quality of life of patients and their caregivers and can interfere with the ability to maintain employment and relationships. While psychotherapy and medications are effective in a majority of the affected individuals, approximately 20-40% of individuals with severe OCD are resistant to these conventional treatments.

Since the early 2000s, DBS therapy has been used to modulate neural activity in specific regions of the brain linked to OCD symptoms. Many patients who qualify for this therapy have not received sufficient benefit from conventional therapies. In this treatment-resistant population, roughly two-thirds of patients show significant improvement in OCD symptoms after DBS.

Much like how pacemaker devices regulate electrical activity in the heart, DBS devices regulate electrical activity in the brain. DBS devices carry electrical impulses from the generator, typically implanted in the upper chest, via a pair of thin leads (wires) to specific target regions in the brain. Precise tuning of the stimulation parameters allows the electrical pulses to restore a dysfunctional brain circuit to a healthy state.

DBS is an FDA-approved procedure commonly used to treat movement disorders such as essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease and is increasingly being used to treat severe OCD.

“We have seen remarkable progress in the field of DBS research, a technology that has been used for decades to treat movement disorders,” said Dr. John Ngai, Director of the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative (The BRAIN Initiative®) at the National Institutes of Health, which provided partial funding for this study. “The advance reported here represents just one on a growing list of success stories where the BRAIN Initiative has helped develop a new generation of DBS technologies, bringing treatments for conditions like OCD closer to the clinic.”

Need for a clinical biomarker to monitor OCD patient’s response to DBS

Defining the correct dose is oftentimes more difficult for psychiatric disorders like OCD than for movement disorders. “In patients with movement disorders, it is more obvious when stimulation delivery and tuning is correct because abnormal movements such as tremors or stiffness decrease right away,” said Dr. Sheth, professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, director of the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories, and investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. “However, it is much more difficult to achieve this level of precise DBS programming for OCD and other psychiatric disorders because there is a long delay between stimulation initiation and symptom improvement. It is difficult to know what particular adjustment led to a particular change months later. Our goal in undertaking this study was therefore to find a reliable neural biomarker to guide us during DBS management, and to remotely monitor changes in our patients’ symptoms. This is particularly important because several of our patients travel long distances from around the country or world to get DBS treatment, which for OCD is currently offered only in very few specialized centers.”

Targeting the root of the OCD problem

To identify an optimal target for developing a biomarker, the team focused on one of the most characteristic behaviors in OCD — the tendency for pathological avoidance. Individuals with OCD often suffer from difficult-to-control avoidance of potential harm or distress. In trying to avoid such perceived threats in daily life, they are often plagued by intrusive internal thoughts and irrational fears (obsessions), which lead to rigid routines and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).

The team’s goal was to understand how low-frequency brain oscillations in the theta (4-8 Hz) to alpha (8-12 Hz) range, which have been found by a large body of scientific literature to play a prominent role in cognitive processes, were altered in individuals with severe, treatment-resistant OCD. To do so, they took advantage of a novel feature of modern DBS devices — the ability to not only deliver stimulation but also record brain activity.

Usually, studies that monitor brain activity patterns are designed to be brief episodes that are conducted as participants perform a specific cognitive task. However, this study is unique because the researchers were able to use the DBS system to continuously monitor brain activity patterns in the background of everyday activities. This feature of the study brought the research into the natural lives of the study participants rather than confining it to unnatural laboratory settings.

Recordings started upon implantation of the DBS system. Because stimulation is typically initiated days to weeks later, the team was able to measure neural activity patterns in the severely symptomatic state. Interestingly, they found that 9 Hz (theta-alpha border) ventral striatum neural activity demonstrated a prominent circadian rhythm that fluctuated over the 24-hour cycle.

“Before DBS, we saw an extremely predictable and periodic neural activity pattern in all participants,” said Dr. Goodman, professor and D. C. and Irene Ellwood Chair in Psychiatry in theMenninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. “However, after DBS activation, as individuals began responding and improving symptomatically, we saw a breakdown in this predictable pattern. This is a very interesting phenomenon and we have a theory to explain it. Individuals with OCD have a limited repertoire of responses to any given situation. They often perform the same rituals repeatedly and seldom vary their routines or engage in new activities, which may result in high predictability of activity in this brain region. However, after DBS activation, their behavioral repertoire is expanded; they might respond more flexibly to situations and not be just driven by a strong desire to avoid OCD triggers. This expanded repertoire may be a reflection of the more diverse brain activity pattern. Thus, we think this loss of a highly predictable neural activity indicates that the participants engaged in fewer repetitive and compulsive OCD behaviors.”

“In summary, we have identified a neurophysiological biomarker that can serve as a reliable indicator of improvements in mood and behaviors in OCD patients after DBS treatment. We anticipate these findings to transform how patients are monitored throughout DBS therapy,” added Dr. Sheth, who is also a McNair Scholar and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair at Baylor College of Medicine.

“Incorporating this information into a clinician-facing dashboard, for example, could help guide therapy delivery, thus demystifying the process of DBS programming for OCD and making the therapy more accessible to a greater number of clinicians and patients. Moreover, we are excited by the potential possibility that such similar neural activity signatures may underlie other neuropsychiatric disorders and could serve as biomarkers to diagnose, predict, and monitor those conditions,” Dr. Provenza concluded.

DIY on Asian griddles

Going out to eat in Japan is a pantomime. Visit an authentic Japanese okonomiyaki restaurant; here actions speak more than words. An okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) course begins with asssorted bowls of ingredients like shredded cabbage (the Hiroshima version has par-boiled soba noodles), chopped up bits of raw seafood, juliennes of gari (pickled pink ginger) and katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna) flakes aka bonito being placed next to you by a courteous server. In front is a stainless-steel teppan grill sizzling away producing aromas more complex than a Japanese dictionary.

Instructions come in the form of animated gesticulations by the server. She urges: mix all the ingredients with a thick slurry of refined wheat flour, beaten eggs and water and place the sum total on the lightly oiled teppan. She stands by like a sentinel, making sure you coax the mixture into a circular shape with the help of two tiny, metallic spatulas. Once it is grilled to perfection on one side, you’ve to flip the pancake and cook till the other side is equally crispy and golden brown. Once ready, aonori seaweed flakes, and additional katsuobushi are sprinkled all over it. Lashings of special okonomiyaki sauce, made from tomato ketchup-soy sauce-Worcestershire sauce-honey and the sweetish Kewpie Japanese mayonnaise, anoint the final product with edible goodness. This delicious DIY savoury pancake dish, perfectly named okonomiyaki, translates from Japanese to English to simply mean “as you like”. The running joke in Japan is that you get the best service at an okonomiyaki restaurant. Because you do it all yourself!

To further improve your Japanese culinary powers, more DIY options exist. Like the highly fun-to-prepare shabu-shabu. Onomatopoeically named for the swishing sound that emanates from the dashi stock (made from bonito flakes, konbu or kelp, mirinor rice wine and soy sauce)-filled pot when thin slivers of meats like pork and beef are swirled around, this preparation is best enjoyed with a group of friends. There is Chinese cabbage, shiitake and enokitake mushrooms for vegetarians. Once cooked, the meat pieces are dunked into a bowl of a yuzu, a citrus-based ponzu sauce or goma (sesame seed) sauce and chased down with morsels of rice.

Over to Thailand next. Similar to shabu-shabu, a Thai suki is another Asian DIY-style communal dish found at almost every street-food market from Bangkok’s Yaowarat market in China Town to Chiang Mai’s famous Night Market. To prepare a suki, diners place slices of meat, a few bits of seafood such as prawn and squid, pork balls and assorted veggies in a pot of lemongrass-flavoured broth bubbling away at the table. Once cooked, the meat or veggies are dipped into a bowl of spicy suki sauce, called namchimsuki in Thai, first.

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Dr. Jaya Vasudevan is an Professor of Law at Manipal Law School (MLS) Bengaluru

Before joining MAHE, she had been Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Foreign and International Private and Business Law, the Heidelberg University and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative & International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany.

She holds Ph. D from the University of Delhi in International Commercial Arbitration Law.

Her teaching, as well as recent research, has been in the field of International Trade Law, including Dispute Resolution Laws & Conflict Management in Business, with a special focus on Commercial & Investment Arbitration Law.

Her recent research includes the GST law and Indirect Taxation and Comparative Law of International Commercial Arbitration in Europe and Asia.

Amazon deals on furniture: Enjoy up to 68% off on best sofas, dining tables, coffee tables and more; top 10 deals

Looking to upgrade your home with stylish and comfy furniture? Now’s the time! Amazon is offering incredible deals, with up to 68% off on some of the best pieces. Whether you need a new sofa, a versatile sofa cum bed, or a chic coffee table, Amazon has fantastic options that combine quality and affordability.

Save up to 68% with Amazon deals on furniture; hurry, top picks are going fast! (Pexels)

This is the perfect time to shop for furniture because you’ll find discounts on all kinds of pieces. Imagine sinking into a plush sofa after a long day or adding a sleek, modern coffee table to your living space. With these fantastic discounts, you can give your home a fresh new look without spending a fortune.

We’ve handpicked the top 10 deals to help you find the best bargains. From cosy sofas perfect for relaxing to practical sofa cum beds for guests, and stylish coffee tables that stand out, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on these amazing Amazon furniture deals. Check out our top picks and grab your favourites before they’re gone. Transform your home into a haven of comfort and style with these unbeatable offers. So, why wait? Dive into these incredible savings and elevate your living space today.

Top deals on beds on Amazon:

Upgrade your bedroom with the Wakefit Taurus Engineered Wood Bed, crafted from Columbian Walnut. This Queen-sized bed not only provides comfort but also offers efficient storage underneath. Designed for durability, it comes with a 1-year warranty, ensuring peace of mind. The modern aesthetic of the Taurus – Columbian Walnut finish enhances any bedroom decor. Currently available at an attractive 11% discount, this bed combines functionality with style, making it a practical choice for those looking to optimise space without compromising on quality. Enhance your bedroom ambiance with this sleek and sturdy bed, perfect for a restful night’s sleep.

Specifications of Wakefit Queen Bed:

Size: Queen (78 X 60 inches)

Material: Engineered Wood (Columbian Walnut)

Warranty: 1 Year

Storage: Yes

Colour: Taurus – Columbian Walnut

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Efficient storage underneath Assembly required
Durable engineered wood construction Limited warranty
Modern Taurus – Columbian Walnut finish  

2. Amazon Brand Solimo Petra Solid Sheesham Wood King Bed

Enhance your bedroom with the Amazon Brand Solimo Petra Solid Sheesham Wood King Bed in Teak Finish. Crafted from premium solid Sheesham wood, this king-sized bed offers both elegance and durability. The rich teak finish adds sophistication to any interior, while the sturdy platform ensures long-lasting comfort and support for restful nights. Designed with quality in mind, it requires assembly upon delivery and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty for added assurance. Currently available at an enticing 68% discount, this bed combines luxurious design with practicality, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a stylish and reliable addition to their bedroom.

Specifications of Amazon Brand Solimo Petra Solid Sheesham Wood King Bed:

Size: King

Material: Solid Sheesham Wood

Finish: Teak

Assembly Required: Yes

Warranty: Manufacturer’s warranty applicable

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Premium solid Sheesham wood construction Assembly required
Elegant teak finish Limited warranty
Sturdy and durable platform  

Top 3 features of the best beds on Amazon:

Best Beds Size Material

Special Features

Wakefit Queen Bed Queen Engineered Wood Storage under the bed
Amazon Brand Solimo Petra Solid Sheesham Wood King Bed King Solid Sheesham Wood Teak finish, elegant design

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Top deals on sofas on Amazon:


1. Sleepyhead Bae 3 Person Sofa

Considering a sofa set for your living room? Look no further than the Sleepyhead Bae 3-Person Sofa in Woody Brown fabric, now available at a compelling 29% discount. This sofa set combines comfort and contemporary design with plush cushions and a durable frame, ensuring long-lasting use and style. The Woody Brown fabric adds a touch of elegance and warmth to any decor, making it versatile for various interior styles. Whether you’re unwinding solo or hosting guests, this sofa set offers ample seating and cosy comfort. Ideal for those seeking affordability without compromising on quality, the Sleepyhead Bae sofa set promises to enhance your living space with both comfort and style.

Specifications of Sleepyhead Bae 3 Person Sofa:

Type: 3-Person Sofa

Material: Fabric

Colour: Woody Brown

Dimensions: Standard sofa dimensions apply

Assembly: Required

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Consider
Plush cushions for comfort Assembly required
Durable frame for long-lasting use Limited colour options (Woody Brown only)
Elegant Woody Brown fabric  

2. Amazon Brand Solimo Tulip Leatherette 3 Seater Sofa

Looking for a high-quality sofa set? Consider the Amazon Brand Solimo Tulip Leatherette 3 Seater Sofa in Grey, currently offered at an impressive 55% discount. This sofa seamlessly combines style and comfort with its sleek Leatherette upholstery and spacious seating for three. The modern grey colour enhances any living room decor, while its sturdy frame ensures durability and stability. Perfect for lounging or hosting guests, the Solimo Tulip Sofa provides ample seating space with plush cushioning for enhanced comfort. Easy assembly makes it convenient for immediate use upon delivery. Whether you’re upgrading your home or furnishing a new space, this sofa set offers a balance of affordability and quality, making it an excellent choice to enhance your living area with both elegance and practicality.

Specifications of Amazon Brand Solimo Tulip Leatherette 3 Seater Sofa:

Type: 3 Seater Sofa

Material: Leatherette

Colour: Grey

Assembly: Required

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Sleek Leatherette upholstery for modern look Assembly required
Spacious seating for three Limited colour options (grey only)
Sturdy frame for durability  
Plush cushioning for added comfort  

Discover the Amata Elegant 4-seater L-shaped sofa, ideal for enhancing your home office, living room, or accommodating guests. Upholstered in Cream1 fabric, this sofa offers comfort and elegance with two cushions included. The spacious L-shape design provides ample seating, combining functionality with modern aesthetics. Currently available at an attractive 52% discount, this sofa features a sturdy build and plush cushioning for relaxation and style. Perfect for creating a welcoming environment, whether for work or leisure, the Amata Elegant sofa promises comfort and durability at a great value.

Specifications of Amata Elegant 4 seater sofa:

Type: L-shaped 4-seater sofa

Material: Fabric

Colour: Cream1

Cushions: Includes two cushions

Assembly: Required

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Spacious L-shaped design provides ample seating Assembly required
Elegant Cream1 fabric upholstery adds a touch of sophistication Limited colour options (Cream1 only)

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Are you interested in giving your living room a versatile makeover? Consider the Adorn India New Aspen 3 Seater Sofa Cum Bed in Grey, currently offered at an enticing 48% discount. This multifunctional piece seamlessly transitions from a stylish 3-seater sofa to a comfortable 4X6 bed, making it perfect for both lounging and accommodating overnight guests. Crafted from sturdy wood, it ensures durability and stability, while the Grey upholstery adds a contemporary touch to any decor. Ideal for smaller spaces or homes that value practicality without sacrificing style, this sofa cum bed offers convenience and comfort at a great value. Whether you need extra seating during the day or a cosy bed at night, the Adorn India New Aspen combines functionality with affordability, making it a smart choice for modern living spaces.

Specifications of Adorn India New Aspen 3 Seater Sofa Cum Bed:

Product Name: Adorn India New Aspen 3 Seater Sofa Cum Bed 4X6 (Grey)

Type: 3 Seater Sofa Cum Bed

Material: Wood

Colour: Grey

Dimensions: 4X6 (when extended as a bed)

Assembly: Required

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Versatile 3-seater sofa cum bed Assembly required
Sturdy wood construction for durability Limited colour options (Grey only)
Stylish grey upholstery complements modern decor  

Top 3 features of the best sofa sets on Amazon:

Best Sofa Sets Type Material

Special Features

Sleepyhead Bae 3 Person Sofa 3-person sofa Fabric Woody Brown colour
Amazon Brand Solimo Tulip Leatherette Sofa 3-seater sofa Leatherette Modern design, Grey colour
Amata Elegant 4 Seater Sofa L-shape, 4-seater Fabric Cream1 colour, Perfect for home office guests
Adorn India New Aspen 3 Seater Sofa Cum Bed 3-seater sofa cum bed Sheesham Wood Natural finish, Converts to a bed (4X6)

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Top deals on dining tables on Amazon:

Looking for a stylish dining table set that combines durability and elegance? Discover the SONA ART & CRAFTS Modern Furniture Solid Sheesham Wood Dining Table Set, featuring a natural finish and 4 cushioned chairs. Perfect for dining rooms, homes, hotels, or offices, this 4-seater set offers exceptional quality with solid Sheesham wood construction. Currently available at an incredible 64% discount, this dining set promises both comfort and sophistication, ideal for everyday meals or entertaining guests. Upgrade your dining area with this versatile and beautifully crafted set, designed to complement any interior with its rustic charm and enduring appeal.

Specifications of SONA ART & CRAFTS Modern Furniture Solid Sheesham Wood Dining Table:

Material: Solid Sheesham Wood

Finish: Natural Finish

Seating Capacity: 4 Seater

Included: 4 Cushion Chairs

Ideal For: Dining Room, Home, Hotel, Office

Reasons to Buy Considerations
Solid Sheesham wood construction for durability and rustic charm Assembly required
Natural finish enhances the aesthetic appeal of any dining space Limited seating capacity (4 seater)

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Discover the elegance and craftsmanship of the Porash Furniture Sheesham Wood 4 Seater Dining Table Set, designed to enrich your living room, home office, or dining area with its exquisite CNC design and Honey finish. This sofa set includes a sturdy dining table and four cushioned chairs, crafted from premium Sheesham wood for durability and a timeless appeal. Perfect for family gatherings or hosting guests, the cushioned chairs ensure comfort while complementing the aesthetic of any space. Currently available at an enticing 37% discount, this dining table set combines functionality with style, making it a practical investment for your home. With a 1-year warranty included, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your furniture is backed by quality assurance.

Specifications of Porash Furniture Sheesham Wood 4 Seater Dining Table:

Material: Sheesham Wood

Finish: Honey Finish

Seating Capacity: 4 Seater

Design: CNC Design

Included: 4 Cushion Chairs

Warranty: 1 Year

Reasons to Buy Considerations (Reasons to Avoid)
Elegant CNC design enhances aesthetic appeal Assembly may be required
Made from durable Sheesham wood with a honey finish Limited seating capacity (4 seater)

Top 3 features of the best dining tables on Amazon:

Best Dining Table Sets Material Seating Capacity

Special Features

SONA ART & CRAFTS Modern Furniture Dining Table Solid Sheesham Wood 4 Seater Natural Finish, Suitable for dining rooms, homes, hotels, offices
Porash Furniture Sheesham Wood 4 Seater Dining Table Sheesham Wood 4 Seater Honey Finish, CNC Design, Suitable for living room, home office, dining room

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Top deals on coffee tables on Amazon:

Explore the elegance of the AAFIYA HANDICRAFTS Metal Round Set Of 2 Coffee Tables, designed to enhance your living room decor with style and functionality. This set features two round coffee tables crafted from durable metal, perfect for adding a contemporary touch to any space. Ideal for use in living rooms, these tables offer versatility and convenience for placing drinks, snacks, or decor items. With a sleek design and a 30% discount currently available, these coffee tables combine aesthetic appeal with affordability. Enhance your home with these metal round coffee tables, where modern design meets practicality for a stylish living room setting. Add these elegant metal round coffee tables to your home and transform your living room into a stylish and functional space.

Specifications of AAFIYA HANDICRAFTS Metal Round Set Of 2 Coffee Table:

Material: Metal

Quantity: Set of 2

Shape: Round

Ideal For: Living room decor

Usage: Suitable for placing drinks, snacks, or decor items

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Modern industrial design complements various room decors Chipboard tops may not be as durable as solid wood
Nesting feature provides flexibility and space-saving benefits Metal frame may scratch easily
Sturdy construction ensures durability Assembly required

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The Priti Coffee Table Set features nesting side tables with chipboard tops and a sturdy metal frame, designed to add a touch of modern industrial charm to your living space. Perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and apartments, these tables offer both style and functionality. The nesting design allows for versatile placement and easy storage, making them ideal for compact spaces. The chipboard tops provide a sleek, smooth surface for drinks, decor, or other items, while the robust metal frame ensures durability and stability. With a 61% discount, this coffee table set is an excellent value for anyone looking to enhance their home decor without breaking the bank. Elevate your interior with the Priti Coffee Table Set, combining contemporary aesthetics with practical design.

Specifications of Priti Coffee Table Set:

Material: Chipboard Tops, Metal Frame

Design: Nesting Side Tables

Style: Modern Industrial

Ideal For: Living Room, Bedroom, Apartment

Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
Modern industrial design complements various room decors Chipboard tops may not be as durable as solid wood
Nesting feature provides flexibility and space-saving benefits Metal frame may scratch easily
Sturdy construction ensures durability Assembly required

Top 3 features of the best coffee tables on Amazon:

Best Coffee Tables Material Quantity

Special Features

AAFIYA HANDICRAFTS Metal Round Set Of 2 Coffee Tables Metal Set of 2 Round shape, Modern design
Priti Coffee Table Set Chipboard Tops, Metal Frame Single table Nesting feature, Modern industrial design, Sturdy construction

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FAQs on the Amazon deals on furniture items:

1. Are the furniture items on Amazon genuine and of good quality?

Yes, Amazon ensures that all products listed, including furniture, meet quality standards. Verified sellers and customer reviews help ensure authenticity.

2. How can I find the best deals on furniture items on Amazon?

You can find the best deals by regularly checking Amazon’s Deals page, subscribing to notifications, and exploring limited-time offers and discounts.

3. Are there warranties available for furniture items purchased on Amazon?

Many furniture items on Amazon come with manufacturer warranties. Check the product details or contact the seller for specific warranty information.

4. Can I return furniture items if they don’t meet my expectations?

Yes, Amazon generally offers a return policy for furniture items. The specifics, including return window and conditions, can vary by product and seller.

5. How can I ensure the furniture item will fit in my space?

Check the product dimensions provided on Amazon’s product page. Additionally, reviews and customer photos can provide insights into real-life dimensions and appearance.

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Flagship raises $3.6B for biotech investing

Dive Brief:

  • Flagship Pioneering said Wednesday that it’s added another $3.6 billion to its capital base, bringing the total raised since 2021 to $6.4 billion.
  • The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said $2.6 billion will be allocated into its eighth venture fund, while another $1 billion is set for other uses, including sector-specific strategic partnerships. In November, Flagship told regulators it planned to raise $3 billion for Fund VIII.
  • Meanwhile, Flagship announced more than a dozen promotions and new hires in its leadership ranks. The changes include the promotions of Lovisa Afzelius and Paul Biondi to general partner and the addition of Dina Ciarimboli as general counsel and executive partner.

Dive Insight:

Flagship’s robust funding round highlights a general recovery in biotech investment. A number of venture capital firms brought in fresh cash this year, including Foresite Capital, Sands Capital, Scion Life Sciences and a life sciences arm of Goldman Sachs. Arch Venture Partners is also raising a new $3 billion fund.

Still, investors are now often looking for more proven commodities rather than the preclinical startups that easily raised cash in 2020 and 2021. Activity in initial public offerings in the sector remains spotty, too.

Flagship offers institutional investors the chance to buy into a diverse universe of biotech companies. Launched in 2000, Flagship has created more than 100 scientific ventures and currently counts 40 companies in its portfolio, including COVID vaccine maker Moderna. All told, Flagship now has an aggregate capital pool of $10.9 billion and $14 billion of assets under management.

Flagship said the latest financing will support the creation and development of about 25 “breakthrough companies” in health, sustainability and artificial intelligence. In the company’s release, CEO Noubar Afeyan highlighted the potential for AI to “transform drug discovery” as Flagship propels new companies forward.

The company’s in-house drug development unit, Pioneering Medicines, now includes more than 100 employees with a pipeline of 10 experimental therapies. That division leads partnerships with major industry players including Pfizer, Novo Nordisk and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

While Flagship can point to Moderna as a signature success, the company has also seen some of its incubated companies stumble in a tough biotech market. Evelo Biosciences announced in November it would shut down after failing to recover from disappointing study results for its lead drug candidate. And both Seres Therapeutics and Sana Biotechnology were forced to lay off staff last year.

Stop the boats!

Building homes is restricted mainly by planning red (and green) tape, high taxation, government munificence, and not being able to easily build what the market wants and/or can afford. Now that is off my chest – hopefully for the last time for a while – let me outline why stopping overseas migration isn’t really a…

The story behind the viral photos of Lionel Messi and a baby Lamine Yamal

“It was a difficult photo to take,” Joan Monfort tells The Athletic. “We can say I sweated some blood to take it.

“(Lionel) Messi is still shy now; he was much more shy when he was starting out and he finds himself there with a tiny baby in a plastic bath full of water. And with his mother. At the start, there was not much interaction. It was difficult for all of them. But, bit by bit, it started to happen and in the end, it’s a pretty good photo.”

In December 2007, Monfort took a photo of a 20-year-old Lionel Messi, who had begun his legendary Barcelona career just over four years earlier, and Lamine Yamal — who was just six months old.

It was published in a 2008 charity calendar organised by Barcelona’s club foundation and Catalan newspaper Diario Sport, with the money raised going to charitable organisations including UNICEF and different NGOs around Catalonia.

Members of the Barcelona squad were photographed alongside children. Hundreds of families collaborated with the initiative for a number of years and most of the photos have now been forgotten, outside of the families of the children who have treasured private memories.

It just so happens that Yamal, Barca’s teenage star of the future, ended up paired with the man who would go on to win the Ballon d’Or eight times.

The bathing photo, as well as a number of other images from the shoot, including one where Messi is seen cradling a baby Yamal in a towel and another where his mother Sheila Ebana helps wash her son, have returned to public view because one was posted on social media on Thursday night by Mounir Nasraoui, the father of Barca’s Yamal — the record-breaking 16-year-old who is starring for Spain at this summer’s European Championship.

“It’s something incredible,” Monfort says. “Back then, nobody could imagine that this baby would be who he is now — and you could not have known that Messi would become who he became, either.

“We are talking about 2007. Messi was only beginning at Barca then. Destiny plays an important role in these things.”

In December 2007, Messi had already won two La Liga titles and a Champions League, but was still just an emerging talent in a squad full of established stars including Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry and many other household names.

“They gave you a list of players — 12: one for each month,” Monfort says. “You have to take your time. Often footballers come in and say, ‘Let’s go, let’s do it. I’m in a rush; what do you want to do?’.

“It can be a bit cold, especially in a photo where you need interaction between two people who do not know each other. Then, when one is six months old and the other is 20, it can get difficult, but it turned out pretty well.

“The mother helped a lot. Her presence was super necessary, so the baby did not feel it was too strange. You look for a tender image — something sweet and nice.”

Lamine Yamal has been a revelation for Spain at Euro 2024 (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Monfort says he always tried to make sure each family got a copy of the photos he took to keep themselves, especially in this case given the effort Yamal’s mother made to take him to Camp Nou from the town of Mataro, north-east of Barcelona.

“I’d always want to give them a photo; it makes them really happy,” Monfort says. “The player might not be too worried but the parents of the kids would be very excited. They lived in Mataro, 40km away from Barcelona. Not everyone would do that, with a young baby too. They would have to make the trip, then wait for the player to arrive; for everything to be set up.”

Six and a half years later, Yamal started to get the train regularly from Mataro when he joined Barca’s La Masia academy.



What makes Lamine Yamal such a special footballer?

His progress has been phenomenal: a La Liga debut aged 15 in April 2023, an international debut at 16 last September, and now Yamal is a key part of the Spain side which on Friday beat Germany 2-1 to make the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

“It’s a one-in-a-million chance that this could happen,” Monfort says. “It’s such good fortune.

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Lionel Messi is currently playing for Argentina at the Copa America (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

“These days, it happens a bit more as people have their phones and share photos, but this is like the photo of Guardiola as a kid applauding (former Barcelona and England manager) Terry Venables being carried on players’ shoulders. When Venables died, Pep posted the image.”

This photo of a 15-year-old Guardiola, himself then a La Masia student and Barca ball boy, later a Barca player and coach, and now Manchester City manager, is from April 1986. Englishman Venables was then midway through his three-year spell as Blaugrana coach and was hoisted aloft by players Paco Clos and Migueli after the team came from 3-0 down and then won a penalty shootout in a European Cup semi-final against Goteborg.

Monfort is still taking photos, these days for Madrid-headquartered Diario AS. He was surprised when a former colleague from Diario Sport contacted him after the photo of Messi and Yamal was posted and went viral.

“He asked me, ‘Was this my photo?’,” Monfort says. “I said ‘yes’. He sent me the photo and I asked him, ‘Who is the baby?’ and he started to laugh, and said ‘Lamine, Lamine’.

“He told me the father had put it on social media. In Sport, they could hardly believe it. They had just realised too.

“It’s been really surprising, all this. We take so many photos, so many images. Some of them will remain.

“For Lamine to grow up to be a footballer, and to have this photo, I’m just really happy it happened. It’s especially nice in today’s football, when so much is to do with money and power.”



Spain’s Lamine Yamal passes school exams during Euro 2024

(Top photo: Diario Sport/Joan Monfort)

The 6 Key Differences Between the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Fold 5

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 might not seem like a big upgrade over the Z Fold 5, but Samsung has improved the hardware and added some nifty features to deliver a better experience. Below, we’ll look at the main differences between them.

1 The Z Fold 6 Is Lighter and Slimmer

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 is noticeably lighter and slimmer than the Fold 5. To be specific, it’s 1.3mm slimmer when folded (0.5mm thinner when unfolded) and 14 grams lighter. While it’s not the thinnest foldable on the market, it’s the slimmest foldable Samsung makes.

The lighter body will allow you to use the Z Fold 6 more comfortably with one hand. Extended gaming sessions on the big inner screen wouldn’t also be as fatiguing. Similarly, the slimmer design should allow the phone to slip into your pocket easily.

2 Minor Display Improvements

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 unfolded on white table
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A book-style foldable is all about its big inner folding screen. And the Galaxy Z Fold 6 packs two key improvements over the Fold 5 in this area.

While the display size remains the same across both models at 7.6 inches, the Fold 6’s inner screen can reach a peak brightness of 2,600 nits. For comparison, the Fold 5’s display tops out at 1,750 nits. The higher brightness should improve the screen’s visibility when using the phone outdoors under direct sunlight.

The Fold 6’s folding display is also more durable thanks to its “enhanced layers.” Essentially, Samsung has replaced the ultra-thin glass on the folding panel with a foldable thin glass, which is slightly better at withstanding sharp objects and external forces.

The Fold 6 packs one key improvement for the outer display. It has a slightly wider 22.1:9 aspect ratio, making it feel less cramped and ideal for one-handed use. For comparison, the Fold 5’s cover screen measures 6.2 inches with a 23.1:9 aspect ratio,

This is a welcome change since the cramped outer display has been a big issue with previous models. However, the OnePlus Open and the Google Pixel Fold pack an even wider cover display, and Samsung has plenty of room to improve in this area.

3 More Powerful With Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Like the best Android flagships launched in 2024, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. Qualcomm claims this chip is 20 percent more efficient and delivers 30 percent faster CPU performance than its predecessor. This should bode well for the Z Fold 6’s battery life, especially since its capacity remains unchanged at 4,400mAh.

Additionally, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s GPU is 25 percent faster and more efficient than the 8 Gen 2 in the Z Fold 5. And to keep the chip cool, the Z Fold 6 packs a 1.6x larger vapor chamber compared to the outgoing model, meaning thermal throttling shouldn’t be a problem despite packing a more powerful chip.

However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is still a powerful chip, and you might notice the Fold 6’s faster performance only in heavy workloads. RAM and storage options across the two foldables remain the same: 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.

4 Better Durability With IP48 Rating

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 in-hand (navy)
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A major issue with all foldables is their durability. Due to moving parts and the fragile folding screens, they cannot withstand the same daily abuse as typical smartphones. Samsung has made notable progress in this area over the years.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has an IPX8 rating, meaning it’s water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in freshwater up to 1 meter. However, Samsung achieved an IP48 rating with the Z Fold 6. The newer model provides limited protection against 1mm or greater solid dust ingress.

While not as good as IP68 certification on today’s flagship smartphones, this is still a notable improvement. If anything, it takes Samsung one step closer to achieving an IP68 rating on its future foldables.

That’s not it, though. In addition to a more durable chassis made with “enhanced Armor Aluminum,” Samsung has strengthened the folding edge to better distribute shocks during a drop or fall.

5 Longer Software Support

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 in Silver and Pink on wooden table
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The Z Fold 6 ships with Android 14-based One UI 6.1.1 and packs some new Galaxy AI features. Earlier in 2024, Samsung rolled out Android 14-based One UI 6.1 to the Galaxy Z Fold 5, which brought Galaxy AI features from the S24 Ultra. And according to SamMobile’s report, Samsung is planning to bring Z Fold 6’s new Galaxy AI features to the Z Fold 5 as well.

Where the two phones differ in software is long-term support. Samsung promised four years of Android upgrades and five years of security updates when it launched the Z Fold 5. So, the phone should receive updates until 2028. However, with the Z Fold 6, Samsung promises seven years of OS and security updates, just like it did for the Galaxy S24 series.

Extended software support is one of the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s best features, as it easily trumps even its competitors with superior hardware and design in this area.

6 Higher Price Tag and New Color Options

Despite all the modest improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 has a $100 higher price tag. The base model with 256GB of storage now costs $1,899 instead of $1,799. The same $100 price hike applies to the higher storage variants.

With no significant hardware upgrades, the price increase on the Z Fold 6 is hard to justify. You can take advantage of various offers that Samsung runs occasionally to get a better deal, including boosting trade-in values of older devices.

As for colors, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is available in five colors, all different from the Fold 5. This includes Pink, Navy, Silver Shadow, White, and Crafted Black, with the last two being exclusive colors you can only purchase from Samsung’s website.

If you own the Galaxy Z Fold 5, upgrading to the Fold 6 makes little sense. The improvements are modest and do not immediately stand out. The lighter, more durable chassis, brighter display, and better performance are welcome changes, but they won’t radically improve or benefit your workflow. I’d wait till 2025 to see what Samsung has in store for the Z Fold 7.

How the Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting prosecution collapsed

The spectacular collapse of New Mexico’s criminal prosecution of Alec Baldwin in the deadly “Rust” movie shooting laid bare nearly three years of errors by state officials who were eager to prove themselves on a world stage.

Legal experts had long said it was a risk to charge Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter, a felony, for the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, whom the actor accidentally shot while preparing for a scene with a firearm. Baldwin had been told — incorrectly — that his prop gun contained no actual ammunition.

New Mexico First Judicial District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer threw out Baldwin’s charge late Friday following a day-long hearing in which defense attorneys alleged Santa Fe County deputies and a special prosecutor concealed potential evidence — a bag of bullets an Arizona retired police officer turned in after the incident — that may have proved helpful to Baldwin’s case.

Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer, center, questions special prosecutor Kari T. Morrissey, second from left, Friday in Santa Fe, N.M., about evidence not turned over to defense attorney Alex Spiro, second from right, during actor Alec Baldwin’s trial alleging involuntary manslaughter during filming of the movie “Rust.”

(Eddie Moore / Associated Press)

“If this conduct does not rise to the level of bad faith, it certainly comes so near to bad faith to show signs of scorching,” Marlowe Sommer said, directing her scorn at prosecutor Kari T. Morrissey.

Baldwin, who had been facing an 18-month prison sentence if convicted, sobbed as he heard the decision.

Legal experts were stunned at what they said was the prosecution’s botching of the case. “What a catastrophic end to this case for the special prosecutor,” said Santa Fe attorney John Day, who was not involved in the case. “It was a disaster — a complete train wreck.”

Three days into the trial, Baldwin’s high-powered legal team had successfully steered the case away from issues Morrissey wanted to explore, including evidence Baldwin may have pulled the trigger. They focused on an investigation that failed to answer a central question in the “Rust” shoooting: Where did the live rounds originate?

The Baldwin criminal case may have been doomed from the start.

Santa Fe Sheriff's Office Lt. Brian Brandle testifies during the trial

Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Brandle testifies during the trial of actor Alec Baldwin on Friday at Santa Fe County District Court in Santa Fe, N.M.

(Ramsay de Give / Associated Press)

Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies arriving at western movie location Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021, were rattled by the mayhem. Two victims lay bleeding on the floor of an old wooden church, Hutchins and director Joel Souza. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed appeared to be having a panic attack. Baldwin declined a deputy’s invitation to sit in a patrol car, saying he was smoking a cigarette.

Law enforcement officers were gobsmacked: How could two people filming a movie be shot with a prop gun held by one of Hollywood’s most famous actors?

As journalists from around the world descended on Santa Fe, the sheriff and district attorney projected swagger. The sheriff was preparing for a reelection fight. At a news conference six days after the shooting, Dist. Atty. Mary Carmack-Altwies was asked whether Baldwin might be charged. “All options are on the table,” she told the crowd.

Pressure quickly mounted after Baldwin told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that he didn’t pull the trigger. Gun enthusiasts howled, saying that gun model doesn’t fire on its own.

The set of "Rust" at Bonanza Creek Ranch has several buildings and vehicles nearby.

Bonanza Creek Ranch one day after Halyna Hutchins died on set.

(Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal)

By year’s end, sheriff’s detectives had made mistakes that would haunt the case.

The movie’s prop master threw bullets from other actors’ weapons into the trash. The “Rust” prop truck, which held guns and ammunition, wasn’t searched for nearly a week. And it took another month before detectives showed up with a warrant at the Albuquerque prop house of weapons and ammunition provider, Seth Kenney.

The deputies found the military green ammo box they were looking for — Thell Reed, the armorer’s father, told investigators it contained live bullets that may have been the same batch as those on “Rust” — but it was empty.

Baldwin’s team asserted it was Kenney who co-mingled real bullets with dummies — an allegation that Kenney has denied, including while testifying Friday.

Adding another wrinkle, violent tests of Baldwin’s revolver at the FBI Laboratory in Virginia in mid-2022 fractured key gun components.

“I don’t think anyone would say this was a good, clean law enforcement investigation,” Day said. “And the prosecutors compounded the problems with their own missteps and poor judgment calls.”

After more than a year of investigating, the sheriff shipped the case to prosecutors so they could make charging decisions. The D.A. had hired a special prosecutor to help. It looked like a powerful team.

Carmack-Altwies was a progressive Democrat. The first special prosecutor, Andrea Reeb, was a Republican who championed gun rights.

But emails between the pair, later turned over to Baldwin’s team, revealed that Reeb had joked that prosecuting Baldwin could boost her state House campaign. To some, the disclosure made it look like Baldwin’s prosecution was politically motivated because many conservatives dislike Baldwin, who lampooned former President Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Further, prosecutors blundered in January 2023 by adding a “gun enhancement” when filing involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed. The enhancement carried a mandatory five-year prison sentence but wasn’t on the books at the time of the “Rust” shooting, forcing prosecutors to scale back.

Reeb stepped down and Carmack-Altwies soon followed. That’s when Morrissey, a respected Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer, dug into the case.

Baldwin’s lead attorney, Luke Nikas, flew to New Mexico. He gave Morrissey evidence that he said showed Baldwin’s gun had been modified before arriving on set, according to court filings. With little time before a pivotal hearing, Morrissey dropped charges against Baldwin.

Attorney Luke Nikas rubs his eyes during actor Alec Baldwin's trial while other people are seated next to him.

Attorney Luke Nikas reacts during Baldwin’s trial for involuntary manslaughter Friday at Santa Fe County District Court in Santa Fe, N.M. The judge threw out the case against Baldwin in the middle of his trial and said it cannot be filed again.

(Ramsay De Give / Associated Press)

The “Rust” star immediately traveled to Montana to finish filming the movie. Meanwhile, Morrissey ordered more tests to determine whether Baldwin’s gun had a hair-trigger, as the defense team suggested.

Arizona gun expert Lucien Haag rebuilt the revolver, and ultimately concluded the gun hadn’t been modified. He was also convinced Baldwin pulled the trigger.

By last summer, tensions between Morrissey and Baldwin’s team were growing. But Morrissey offered Baldwin a deal in October to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor, and receive a suspended sentence. Weeks went by with no answer. Then Morrissey learned Baldwin’s team had shared the plea details with NBC News and planned to sue the state of New Mexico. Baldwin also allegedly pressured a crew member to be interviewed in a documentary Baldwin commissioned about himself, according to an April court filing by the prosecutor.

Morrissey withdrew the offer, sending the case to a grand jury. Baldwin was indicted in January and pleaded not guilty.

The trial, which began Wednesday, was to be the most-publicized court action in New Mexico’s 112-year history. Legal experts saw it as a huge gamble by the prosecution.

“This case clearly should not have been criminally brought,” New York defense attorney Duncan Levin said Thursday. “The shooting was a tragic mistake but mistakes are not crimes.”

It wasn’t long before the case brought by Morrissey and fellow prosecutor Erlinda O. Johnson started to fall apart. Baldwin’s team filed a motion to dismiss the case after the second day of testimony. Marlowe Sommer called an 8:45 a.m. hearing Friday for the lawyers and told the jury to report by 9:30 a.m.

Spiro began Friday’s hearing by accusing Morrissey of signaling directions to her witnesses. Nikas then launched into a litany of alleged evidence violations, stemming from a bag of bullets that Troy Teske, a retired police officer who lives in Arizona, turned over to the Sheriff’s Office in March — potential evidence that was not disclosed to the defense.

Actor Alec Baldwin closes his eyes as he sits between his attorneys.

Actor Alec Baldwin, center, reacts as he sits between his attorneys Alex Spiro, left, and Luke Nikas after the judge threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against him Friday.

(Ramsay de Give / Associated Press)

Morrissey insisted the envelope contained nothing of “evidentiary value” because the bullets remained in Arizona — far from the “Rust” set.

“This defies everything they teach you in law school, and when starting out as a prosecutor,” University of New Mexico law professor Joshua Kastenberg said. “Prosecutors should never determine what evidence is relevant — that’s up to a judge.”

With a stern look, the judge donned blue latex gloves and opened the evidence envelope with scissors.

Marlowe Sommer directed crime scene technician Marissa Poppell to categorize the bullets.

Gasps rippled through the courtroom when it was revealed that three bullets had casings stamped with Starline Brass — the identifying marker of the deadly bullets on “Rust.”

Furious, the judge scrapped the day of testimony and sent home the jurors who had been waiting in a back room. Johnson, the new prosecutor, resigned from the case and took a seat on a bench reserved for the public.

Special prosecutor Kari T. Morrissey holds out her hands while standing and looking at a laptop screen in court.

Special prosecutor Kari Morrissey talks about evidence not turned over to the defense during actor Alec Baldwin’s trial Friday.

(Eddie Moore / Associated Press)

The two sides clashed over the value of the Teske bullets. Teske was a former friend of Kenney, the ammo provider, and a current friend of Thell Reed. Baldwin’s lawyers argued the bullets might show a connection to Kenney, one of Morrissey’s main witnesses.

Morrissey disagreed, saying the bullets only pointed to Thell Reed. She has alleged his daughter brought some to the “Rust” set.

The judge also was deeply troubled that sheriff’s deputies logged the Teske bullets under a different case number, not the one for “Rust” evidence, making it impossible for defense attorneys to find on their own.

Marlowe Sommer grilled the lead detective, Alexandria Hancock. The judge asked whether Morrissey had participated in discussions this spring about the Teske bullets.

“Yes,” Hancock said. Louder gasps were heard in the courtroom.

At the end, Morrissey took to the witness stand to defend her conduct in the case. The judge was not swayed.

“There was no excuse for what happened from a prosecutorial standpoint,” Kastenberg said. “The recriminations are just starting.”

Hilaria Baldwin speaks to husband, Alec Baldwin, and wraps her arms around his neck while he looks down.

Hilaria Baldwin, right, speaks to her husband, actor Alec Baldwin, at his trial Friday.

(Ramsay de Give / Associated Press)

“Rust” legal wranglings are not over.

Certain civil lawsuits against Baldwin and the producers, including from Hutchins’ family members, remain unresolved.

“We respect the court’s decision,” said Brian Panish, lawyer for Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, after the judge dismissed Baldwin’s criminal case. “We look forward to presenting all the evidence to a jury and holding Mr. Baldwin accountable for his actions in the senseless death of Halyna Hutchins.”

Actor Alec Baldwin hugs wife Hilaria Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin hugs wife Hilaria Baldwin after District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against Baldwin on Friday.

(Luis Sánchez Saturno / Associated Press)

Gloria Allred, who represents the victim’s Ukranian family, added: “The dismissal of the criminal case against Alec Baldwin is in no way, shape or form an exoneration of him.”

Others took a more charitable view, including LeAnn Brightwell, 80, who moved to Santa Fe two years ago from Palm Desert.

“I never thought he was guilty of murder; they shouldn’t have charged him,” Brightwell said. “What a horrific thing to know that you killed someone — that’s punishment enough.”