is just under five months to go before the scheduled opening of the Summer
Olympics in Tokyo, but now the coronavirus outbreak is threatening to derail what
is the world’s largest sporting event. The Olympics are set to...
president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91, the country’s state-run TV has
announced. Egypt held a military funeral for Mubarak, with current
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi briefly leading...
wave in Antarctica melted about 20 percent of an Antarctic island’s snow in only
nine days. Images released by NASA showed Eagle Island on the northeastern
peninsula of the continent at the start and end of the heat wave....
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,...
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...
central bank has implemented a new strategy to reduce further spread of the novel
coronavirus: deep cleaning and destroying potentially infected cash. According
to an announcement from the People’s Bank of China, all...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...
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
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
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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 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