Novartis AG’s (NYSE: NVS) Sandoz unit is halting
distribution of popular heartburn drugs containing ranitidine because they may
be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical. The company said that it is
Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
is done for the year after an injury has resulted in him needing season-ending
surgery. Roethlisberger, 37, sustained a non-contact injury to his right elbow
Google has settled a fiscal fraud probe in France after years
of fighting with tax authorities over the matter. As part of the settlement, Google
agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to French authorities, comprising a
Researchers have found a geological record of the most
pivotal moment in Earth’s history. Study lead author Sean Gulick, a research
professor at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, called the
finding “the most...
A European doctor is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
in an effort to continue providing abortion pills to American women over the
Internet. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who divides her time between Austria and the
President Donald Trump is tweeting more and it’s affecting the bond market. Since his election in 2016, Trump has averaged more than 10 tweets a day to his nearly 64 million followers. Early on in his tenure, Wall Street seemed...
The scientists who collaborated to produce the world’s first
image of a black hole have won the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Directed
by Shep Doeleman at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the team
Iran has now acknowledged for the first time that a rocket
exploded at the nation’s Imam Khomeini Space Center last week. Commercially
available satellite images taken of the site after the incident showed a black
plume of smoke...
Chinese scientists have uncovered a way to essentially regrow
human tooth enamel. Researchers from China’s Zhejiang University and Xiamen
University developed a gel that makes tooth enamel repair itself. Dr. Zhaoming
New research is showing that many donated kidneys are being
discarded in the United States when they could be used to save lives. According
to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical
The U.S. Cyber Command has caused considerable damage to
Iran’s cyber capabilities with a retaliatory strike after the Islamic Republic
shot down an American drone. The June 20th attack brought down a database used
by its Revolutionary...
A massive pumice raft composed of volcanic rock is currently
floating its way across the Pacific Ocean. Sailors first spotted the large mass
of hardened lava a couple of weeks ago about the same time as reports began to
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently conducted a study that appears to suggest that antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for cancer. The aim of the study, recently published online in the...
Billionaire David H. Koch has died at his home in
Southampton, N.Y. He was 79. His brother Charles G. Koch announced the death in
a statement. David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992. Surgery, along
with radiation and...
The Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple,
is now available in the United States. Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs
as its issuing bank and with MasterCard to provide the support of a global
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has reached a settlement
with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay a $1.5 billion civil fine to
resolve claims that the company overstated the quality of loans packaged into
The results of the NASA Twins Study have been published in
the journal Science, nearly three years after the experiments for the study
were completed. The goal of the study was to determine what changes the human
Several changes to the tax filing process will be coming in
the next year. The reforms are the result of changes to the tax code
implemented by the Trump Administration for the 2018 tax year. The rollout of
the tax reforms has...
NASA has announced the winners of its $100,000 competition
to make a full-scale Mars habitat using modeling software. Eleven groups
participated in the latest stage of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Three
Researchers have found a huge collection of data on Facebook
Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) users on Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud computing servers. According
to cybersecurity firm UpGuard, third-party Facebook app developers stored...
China has announced that all fentanyl-related drugs will
become controlled substances, effective May 1. Officials from three Chinese
agencies, including the National Narcotics Control Commission and the Ministry
of Public Security,...
Researchers have unearthed an astounding collection of
fossils that appear to date from the very day a meteor hit Earth millions of
years ago, wiping out nearly all life on the planet. The collection was discovered
at a site called...
Taxpayers facing unexpected penalties following the implementation
of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are getting some relief from the Internal Revenue
Service. Typically, taxpayers pay fines if they don’t pay at least 90 percent
NFL owners have voted to now allow replay reviews on pass
interference calls as well as non-calls. Both offensive and defensive pass
interference calls will now be challengeable, making them the first penalties
in the history...
Despite posting better-than-expected earnings results, Nike Inc.
(NYSE: NKE) shares fell after the company reported North American sales that
fell short of consensus expectations. Sales in North America, Nike’s largest
Levi Strauss & Company has started trading publicly
again, listing its shares under the ticker LEVI on the New York Stock Exchange.
Shares opened at more than 30 percent above the company’s IPO price of $17,
For years, physicians and patients alike believed low-dose aspirin
would prevent any number of heart-related illnesses, like heart attacks,
strokes and other cardiovascular disease. Doctors readily recommended a
Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) has won a significant victory
in its ongoing legal battles with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), after a jury in
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California found that Apple
The number of teens reporting mental health issues has risen
significantly over the last decade and experts are pointing to social media use
as one of the culprits. Recent studies have shown that higher rates of social
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is taking steps to get more users on
its platform and one of those steps is to give customers more options. As part
of that goal, the company has announced the launch of four new devices for
A recently released scientific statement says that smoking
tobacco in windpipes, water pipes or hookahs is not safer than smoking
cigarettes. In fact, the statement’s authors say that hookah smokers may be inhaling
Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) self-driving car unit,
Waymo, has announced plans to begin selling its laser-mapping sensors to
other companies. According to a Waymo spokesperson, the company is now in
talks with dozens...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new
drug to treat depression that is derived from an old and widely used
anesthetic, ketamine. The new nasal spray treatment, called esketamine, was developed
by Janssen Pharmaceuticals...
Scientists have discovered a way to give ordinary rodents the
ability to see infrared light. The experiments were led by two researchers in
the U.S. and China: Tian Xue of the University of Science and Technology of
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has made the surprising announcement
that it will soon break into two companies. The Old Navy brand will be spun off
as a separate company from Gap’s remaining brands, which will be held under a yet-to-be-named
In a new breakthrough discovery, scientists have found a way
to turn CO2 gas into solid flakes of carbon. A research team led by RMIT
University in Melbourne, Australia, created a method that uses liquid metal
Israel’s privately-built Beresheet lunar lander has entered
space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch from Cape Canaveral Florida
was successful and the lunar lander is scheduled to reach the Moon on April 11.
A new study is raising troubling questions about the safety
of the herbal supplement kratom. The supplement is primarily sold through smoke
shops and supplements websites which advertise it as a way to relieve pain and
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) posted surprisingly strong results
for its holiday quarter. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, the
company reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.41, ahead of analysts’
estimates of $1.33....
The results of a NASA study involving twin astronauts are
allowing scientists to formulate new questions about the impact that traveling
in space has on the human body. The NASA Twins Study, involving NASA astronaut
A new software program has been developed that can produce
authentic-looking fake news with just a few pieces of information. Created by OpenAI,
an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, the
Insect populations are plummeting worldwide, sparking alarm
amongst scientists studying the problem. According to the first global
scientific review of insect population decline, more than 40 percent of insect
species are dwindling,...
A two-year government experiment in Finland has found that
giving residents a guaranteed income produces mixed results. The trial found
that the guaranteed money made the recipients happier, but didn’t make them more
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will begin adding pricing
information for its medicines to television commercials by next month. Ads for
the popular blood thinner Xarelto will be the first to display the new
In a bizarre turn of events, Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX says that most of $190 million in client holdings are stuck in cold storage after the exchange’s founder died without disclosing the only passwords to...
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has issued a statement saying that
it is fixing a bug in FaceTime that allows eavesdroppers to listen in on calls
and see through front-facing cameras secretly. The issue was brought to the
Reports have emerged that the Department of Energy (DOE) has
shipped about a half-ton of weapons-grade radioactive plutonium from a site in
South Carolina to a new location in Nevada. The disclosure was made as part of
Joshua Tree National Park in Southern
California may take hundreds of years to recover from damage sustained during
the partial government shutdown. The country’s many national parks were left
open during the shutdown, but they...
After years of being accused of exposing people to
misleading information, YouTube – a division of Alphabet Inc.’s Google – has announced
that it is retooling its recommendation algorithm to prevent the promotion of false
A massive data leak of mortgage and loan data has exposed
highly sensitive information from tens of thousands of people who obtained
loans and mortgages over the past decade. The leaked documents include
financial agreements between...