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...
Swedish researchers claim to have found genetic factors that
determine whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your
body. After conducting a study of more than 360,000 volunteers, the researchers
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced the removal of
hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts from its platform after the social
network detected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” from them. The social media
Relativity Space has reached an agreement with the U.S. Air
Force to create a launch facility for its rockets at Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station in Florida. The company said it had received a “Statement of
Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) has announced its intentions to
buy smaller rival Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) in a deal valued at $10 billion.
According to published reports, Newmont is offering 0.3280 of its shares and
$0.02 for each Goldcorp...
Streaming service users who share passwords may soon be in
for a rude awakening. A new service from U.K.-based software maker Synamedia
has been unveiled that uses machine learning to detect shared passwords on these
Scientists have released some alarming new findings that the
world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought. According
to a new analysis published in the journal Science, researchers have found that
J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) announced that its holiday sales
fell more than expected during the crucial holiday season period. The company
reported that its same-store sales fell 3.5 percent on an adjusted basis for
the nine weeks...
The data of hundreds of Germany’s most powerful leaders was posted
online in the days before Christmas. Some of the stolen information was freely
available online for weeks before the attack came to prominence. Politicians...
A 911 from space had security teams at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas in a scramble to respond. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station when making a call...
Scientists in Antarctica have accessed a lake buried under
more than 3,500 feet of ice. The Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access
(SALSA) researchers drilled into the Mercer Subglacial Lake on Dec. 26 after about
The HealthPlus Surgery Center, located in Saddle Brook, NJ, has been in contact with more than 3,700 patients to inform them that they may have been exposed to infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV at the center. Officials...
Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) photo-sharing social network Instagram was pilloried online after a bug fix switched its scrolling feature to horizontal instead of vertical. The momentary change sparked widespread outrage among users...
AT&T (NYSE: T) phones will start showing a controversial “5G E” icon in the coming months. The company announced that it will be replacing the LTE indicator on its smartphones with a 5G E symbol in markets that support...
Scientists researching the formation of tornadoes have made a surprising discovery. They found that instead of funnel clouds gradually descending until they make contact with the ground, tornadoes may form from the ground up. The team...
One of the most impressive features of Saturn is its iconic rings, icy bangles that stretch nearly 175,000 miles. Unfortunately, those rings won’t be around forever, according to new research released by NASA. In fact, the rings...