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Flywheel Sports Settles With Peloton Over Patent Infringement

Flywheel Sports Settles With Peloton Over Patent Infringement

Exercise company Flywheel Sports has settled with competitor Peloton to end a lawsuit that began back in 2018. Peloton sued Flywheel that September claiming corporate espionage and intellectual property theft. As part of the settlement,... 
SpaceX Embracing Space Tourism With Space Adventures

SpaceX Embracing Space Tourism With Space Adventures

SpaceX has signed an agreement with space tourism company Space Adventures to potentially use its Crew Dragon spacecraft take space tourists out of Earth’s atmosphere. Those spacecraft are the same ones that will be used by... 
Facebook Releases New App Similar To Pinterest

Facebook Releases New App Similar To Pinterest

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has released a new app that some are saying is remarkably similar to Pinterest. The new app is called Hobbi and it is an editor and organizer for hobbies and projects that the user is interested in.... 
Scientists Analyzing Repeating Radio Signal From Space

Scientists Analyzing Repeating Radio Signal From Space

Researchers have discovered a repeating radio signal that they have traced to a single source a half-billion light-years away. Researchers looking at data from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst... 
Pete Rose Gets Presidential Support For Reinstatement

Pete Rose Gets Presidential Support For Reinstatement

Former Cincinnati Reds baseball star Pete Rose has asked once again to be reinstated by Major League Baseball. Rose is petitioning to remove his name from Major League Baseball’s ineligible list and his campaign has the... 
Antarctic Peninsula Sees Record Breaking Temperatures

Antarctic Peninsula Sees Record Breaking Temperatures

It’s not typical for the temperatures in Antarctica to be nearly the same as those in Southern California, but that is what happened in the first week of February. That week, the weather in the Antarctic Peninsula reached a... 
Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Chinese Drone Deployment

Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Chinese Drone Deployment

Chinese authorities are now deploying drones to help in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak. Videos have emerged on the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform Weibo of interactions between citizens and the unmanned... 
Macy’s Launches New Cost-cutting Effort

Macy’s Launches New Cost-cutting Effort

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) is launching a new $1.5-billion cost-cutting plan to revive its business. Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette said in a statement, “We are taking the organization through significant structural change to lower... 
New Flavored Vaping Ban Has Big Loophole

New Flavored Vaping Ban Has Big Loophole

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is banning most flavored e-cigarettes, but the ban has a big loophole that some are saying defeats the main purpose of the ban. While the ban only allows menthol and tobacco flavors for refillable cartridge-based... 
Landmine Use Restrictions Lightened

Landmine Use Restrictions Lightened

A ban on the U.S. military’s use of anti-personnel land mines outside of the Korean Peninsula has been lightened by the Trump administration. A new Defense Department policy will be released detailing out how and when U.S. military commanders... 
Practice Fusion Settles Criminal And Civil Charges

Practice Fusion Settles Criminal And Civil Charges

Silicon Valley start-up Practice Fusion has agreed to pay $145 million in fines to resolve criminal and civil charges related to obtaining kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies for promoting their products and misrepresenting... 
Astronauts Fix Space Station’s Antimatter Detector

Astronauts Fix Space Station’s Antimatter Detector

Spacewalking astronauts finished repairs on a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station this weekend. The spacewalk officially started about 15 minutes late, at 7:04 a.m. EST (1204 GMT) Saturday and concluded... 
Ancient Viruses Discovered In Glacial Ice

Ancient Viruses Discovered In Glacial Ice

A team of scientists from the United States and China have discovered a multitude of new virus groups in 15,000-year-old Tibetan glacial ice. Their research uncovered 33 groups of virus genuses in the ice cores taken from the... 
Living Concrete Made From Bacteria And Sand

Living Concrete Made From Bacteria And Sand

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder have created a “living concrete” that can grow and regenerate itself. The concrete, a mixture of gelatin, sand, and cyanobacteria, is a potential breakthrough in the nascent... 
New York Mets Manager Carlos Beltrán Out Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

New York Mets Manager Carlos Beltrán Out Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets after being implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. Commissioner Robert Manfred recently announced findings that the Houston Astros illegally... 
Visa To Acquire Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Visa To Acquire Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has announced that it is purchasing financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion. Visa expects the acquisition to close in three to six months pending regulatory approval. Goldman Sachs was the exclusive... 
Too Many People Delay Knee Replacement Surgery

Too Many People Delay Knee Replacement Surgery

With an aging population, more and more Americans are undergoing knee replacement surgery. More than 600,000 knee replacements are done each year in the United States and that number is expected to rise to 1.28 million by 2030,... 
Chinese Paddlefish Declared Extinct

Chinese Paddlefish Declared Extinct

One of the world’s largest freshwater fish has just been declared extinct. The Chinese paddlefish, or Chinese swordfish, apparently succumbed to the overfishing, habitat fragmentation, and loss of biodiversity in its native... 
Hackers Take Down Airport Currency Exchanges

Hackers Take Down Airport Currency Exchanges

The world’s largest foreign currency exchange, Travelex, has been forced offline by a ransomware attack. The London-based currency exchange company immediately took all its systems offline after detecting the software virus... 
Fake Draft Texts Prompt Warning From Military

Fake Draft Texts Prompt Warning From Military

The U.S. Army is warning Americans about a wave of “fraudulent text messages” being sent that falsely say that they’ve been drafted into military service. The messages appear to have been sent to individuals nationwide... 
Colgate To Launch Plaque-detecting Toothbrush

Colgate To Launch Plaque-detecting Toothbrush

Leading global consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) has announced that it will soon be launching its own unique take on improving consumers’ tooth brushing experience. The Colgate Plaqless Pro smart electric... 
Roasted Vegetables Proven Part Of Ancient Diet

Roasted Vegetables Proven Part Of Ancient Diet

A new paper published by archaeologist Lyn Wadley of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and her colleagues in the journal Science presents rare proof of prehistoric humans’ consumption of carbohydrate-rich... 
New Year Brings Increased Prescription Drug Prices

New Year Brings Increased Prescription Drug Prices

Leading drug makers celebrated the New Year by once again raising the list prices of their drugs. The price hikes applied to a range of medications, including blood thinners, cancer therapies, and treatments for respiratory conditions,... 
Mosquitoes Develop Ability To Resist Toxins With Legs

Mosquitoes Develop Ability To Resist Toxins With Legs

Mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticides that were previously effective at killing them. Now, researchers believe they have identified a new way by which the mosquitoes become insecticide-resistant,... 
Facebook Buys Cloud Gaming Startup PlayGiga

Facebook Buys Cloud Gaming Startup PlayGiga

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced its acquisition of PlayGiga, a Madrid-based company that specializes in cloud gaming. A Facebook spokesperson asked to comment on the purchase said, “We’re thrilled to welcome PlayGiga... 
Robinhood Fined Over Trade Execution Violations

Robinhood Fined Over Trade Execution Violations

Robinhood Financial has been fined $1.25 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over what the agency calls “execution violations” tied to customer equity orders, along with other supervisory failures.... 
World’s Oldest Fossil Forest Discovered In Upstate New York

World’s Oldest Fossil Forest Discovered In Upstate New York

Scientists have unearthed evidence of the world’s oldest forest in a quarry in the town of Cairo, New York. The fossilized forest, dating back nearly 400 million years, is believed to be 3 million years older than the previous... 
Two Apples Daily Could Prevent Heart Attack

Two Apples Daily Could Prevent Heart Attack

The classic idiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be more correct than previously thought. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating two apples a day may help lower high... 
3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline In The Works

3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline In The Works

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously voted to proceed with a proposal to set up a new hotline for suicide prevention and mental health. The proposal calls for the agency to set up a 3-digit number, similar... 
Lots of Sleep Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

Lots of Sleep Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

A new study out of China appears to show that lots of sleep has been associated with an increased risk of having a stroke. The study, conducted by Xiaomin Zhang, MD, PhD, of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan,... 
Saudi Aramco Now Largest Listed Company In World

Saudi Aramco Now Largest Listed Company In World

Saudi Aramco, which just launched the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO), is now the largest listed company in the world. Aramco’s public debut listed 1.5 percent of its shares on the Saudi Tadawul, which were sold... 
Russia Banned From International Sports Events For 4 Years

Russia Banned From International Sports Events For 4 Years

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from major international sports events for the next four years over a longstanding doping scandal. The sanctions are because of the extensive fabrications WADA investigators... 
Ford To Make Car Parts Out Of McDonald’s Coffee Waste

Ford To Make Car Parts Out Of McDonald’s Coffee Waste

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is forming a partnership with McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) to turn waste from coffee production into a new type of plastic. Ford is planning to use the new composite for interior car components and under... 
Winter Flu Season Is In Full Swing

Winter Flu Season Is In Full Swing

The U.S. winter flu season is getting an early start this year. Health officials tend to consider a flu season to be officially underway when a significant percentage of U.S. doctor’s office visits are due to flu-like illnesses... 
Banks Can Treat Hemp Industry Like Normal Companies

Banks Can Treat Hemp Industry Like Normal Companies

United States regulators have clarified that hemp businesses should not be treated with any more suspicion than other bank customers. In a joint statement, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the... 
U.S. Navy Places Nuclear Submarine Order Worth $22 Billion

U.S. Navy Places Nuclear Submarine Order Worth $22 Billion

The U.S. Navy has announced the awarding of the largest shipbuilding contract in the service’s history. The Navy will spend about $22 billion to purchase nine new nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarines, with an option of... 
Scientists Find Tiny Puppy Preserved In Ice

Scientists Find Tiny Puppy Preserved In Ice

Researchers have found a tiny puppy remarkably frozen in time in the permafrost of Siberia. They now believe that the puppy might be the world’s oldest domesticated dog or a halfway creature from the time when some wolves were... 
Researchers Find Drugs In Donated Blood

Researchers Find Drugs In Donated Blood

Researchers using “pure” human blood serum from various medical suppliers that had been sourced from multiple donors found that all contained caffeine or other drugs when conducting their mass spectrometry research. Biomedical... 
Life Expectancy Falling For Americans Across The Board

Life Expectancy Falling For Americans Across The Board

According to a recent study out of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University, life expectancy rates in the United States continue to drop across the board. Although earlier research emphasized rising... 
SpaceX Starship Fails During Test

SpaceX Starship Fails During Test

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype suffered considerable damage after experiencing a major failure during scheduled pressurization testing. The Starship Mk-1 prototype partially burst apart during ground tests at the company’s... 
Scientists Developing Shark-proof Wetsuit

Scientists Developing Shark-proof Wetsuit

Scientists in Australia are developing a “shark-proof” wetsuit designed to save lives by reducing blood loss and other injuries caused by shark bites. Researchers at Flinders University, Australia, are testing two new lightweight... 
CDC Issues New Report On Drug-resistant Superbugs

CDC Issues New Report On Drug-resistant Superbugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their latest report on the state of drug-resistant “superbugs” in the United States. The news is not good. According to the report, drug-resistant superbugs... 
Study Charts Massive Insect Declines Around The World

Study Charts Massive Insect Declines Around The World

A new report issued by ecologists at Sussex University shows a devastating decline of insect life around the world. The researchers, carrying out an investigation for the Wildlife Trusts, found that 40 percent of the one million... 
Concerns Raised Over Army’s TikTok Recruiting

Concerns Raised Over Army’s TikTok Recruiting

Lawmakers are expressing concerns that the U.S. Army is using the massively popular Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok to recruit young people into the military. The Army launched a social media blitz this... 
Gender Bias Allegations Swirl Around Apple Card

Gender Bias Allegations Swirl Around Apple Card

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) are under fire after allegations of gender bias were levied against the companies by customers who applied for the Apple Card. The Apple Card is branded and marketed... 
New Zealand Makes Big Carbon Neutral Pledge

New Zealand Makes Big Carbon Neutral Pledge

New Zealand lawmakers have approved a bill that commits the country to being carbon neutral in the next three decades. The bill would require nearly all greenhouse gases to be reduced to net-zero by 2050. The bill had sweeping... 
Changes Made To Retirement Account Limits

Changes Made To Retirement Account Limits

Americans will be able to save a bit more in some of their retirement accounts next year. The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2020. Here are some of the changes to... 
AT&T Fined $60 Million Over ‘Unlimited Data’ Throttling

AT&T Fined $60 Million Over ‘Unlimited Data’ Throttling

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) that will see the company pay $60 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully throttled customers’ data. The settlement resolves a... 
Florida State Lets Coach Willie Taggart Go

Florida State Lets Coach Willie Taggart Go

Florida State has fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart, ending his tenure with the Seminoles after only 21 games. Taggart, a 43-year-old Florida native, was 9-12 at Florida State and is 56-62 as a head coach. Florida... 
New Alarming Measles Complication Found

New Alarming Measles Complication Found

A pair of new studies have found that an infection by the measles virus cripples the immune system in a profound and lasting way. The studies, published in the journals Science and Science Immunology, details how the virus sneaks...