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NASA Twins Study Sparking New Questions

NASA Twins Study Sparking New Questions

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 Scott Kelly... 
New Software Writes Convincing Fake News Articles

New Software Writes Convincing Fake News Articles

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 software... 
Mass Insect Deaths Alarm Scientists

Mass Insect Deaths Alarm Scientists

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,... 
Finland’s Basic Income Trial Produces Mixed Results

Finland’s Basic Income Trial Produces Mixed Results

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 likely... 
Johnson & Johnson Adding Prices To TV Ads

Johnson & Johnson Adding Prices To TV Ads

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 information. The... 
$190 Million In Clients’ Money Stuck After Crypto Exchange Founder Dies

$190 Million In Clients’ Money Stuck After Crypto Exchange Founder Dies

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... 
FaceTime Bug Causing Big Problems For Apple

FaceTime Bug Causing Big Problems For Apple

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 public’s... 
Weapons-grade Plutonium Shipped From SC To NV

Weapons-grade Plutonium Shipped From SC To NV

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 a federal... 
Joshua Tree National Park Recovery May Take Centuries

Joshua Tree National Park Recovery May Take Centuries

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... 
YouTube Making Changes To Its Recommendation Algorithm

YouTube Making Changes To Its Recommendation Algorithm

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 information.... 
Highly Sensitive Documents Exposed In Loan Data Leak

Highly Sensitive Documents Exposed In Loan Data Leak

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... 
Study: Body Fat Storage Determined By Genes

Study: Body Fat Storage Determined By Genes

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 reportedly... 
Facebook Finds More Russian-linked Accounts To Block

Facebook Finds More Russian-linked Accounts To Block

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 company wrote... 
Relativity Space Building Launch Facility At Cape Canaveral

Relativity Space Building Launch Facility At Cape Canaveral

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 Capability” from... 
Newmont Mining Planning To Acquire Goldcorp

Newmont Mining Planning To Acquire Goldcorp

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... 
New Software Targets Streaming Service Password Sharing

New Software Targets Streaming Service Password Sharing

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 types of... 
Oceans Warming Faster Than Previously Thought

Oceans Warming Faster Than Previously Thought

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 the... 
J.C. Penney Reports Disappointing Holiday Sales Numbers

J.C. Penney Reports Disappointing Holiday Sales Numbers

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... 
Hundreds Of German Politicians Hacked

Hundreds Of German Politicians Hacked

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... 
911 Call From Space Station Sparks NASA Response

911 Call From Space Station Sparks NASA Response

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... 
Antarctic Lake Beneath 3,500 Feet Of Ice Subject Of Study

Antarctic Lake Beneath 3,500 Feet Of Ice Subject Of Study

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 two days... 
New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

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... 
Instagram Horizontal Scrolling Sparks Fierce Backlash

Instagram Horizontal Scrolling Sparks Fierce Backlash

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 Facing Criticism For ‘5G E’ Plan

AT&T Facing Criticism For ‘5G E’ Plan

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 Make New Discovery On Tornadoes

Scientists Make New Discovery On Tornadoes

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... 
Scientists Discover Saturn’s Rings Disappearing

Scientists Discover Saturn’s Rings Disappearing

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... 
LVMH Reaches Deal To Buy High-end Hotels

LVMH Reaches Deal To Buy High-end Hotels

One of the largest luxury brands has announced plans to buy some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and restaurants. French luxury-goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has agreed to acquire London-based Belmond... 
Virgin Galactic Reaches The Edge Of Space

Virgin Galactic Reaches The Edge Of Space

Virgin Galactic’s milestone test flight for its supersonic space plane officially reached the edge of space before turning around and touching back down to Earth. The rocket-powered plane, VSS Unity, reached a maximum altitude... 
CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

It’s that time of year again, the time when many families break out their Christmas cookie recipes and make goodies for the ones they love. Sadly, many Christmas cookies never make it from the mixing bowl to the oven, eaten as raw... 
ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

A special delivery has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) just in time for the holidays. A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivered more than 5,600 pounds of fresh supplies, including a variety of holiday treats. The spacecraft... 
‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

Tumblr, owned by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary Oath, has announced that it will begin banning “adult content” from its service starting Dec. 17. CEO Jeff D’Onofrio said in a blog post that the site would no longer allow adult... 
Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has expanded the testing of its cashierless checkout technology. The online retail giant is reportedly experimenting with the technology in Seattle, Washington in a large space formatted like a big store.... 
Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning users of a particular type of male enhancement supplement of potentially life-threatening health issues associated with the product. Users of Rhino male enhancement supplements... 
Abercrombie & Fitch Delivers Strong Results For Third Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch Delivers Strong Results For Third Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) reported quarterly earnings and sales for the third quarter of its fiscal year that topped Wall Street expectations. CEO Fran Horowitz was happy with the results, saying during the earnings announcement,... 
Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed cases of a rare, polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has now risen to more than 100 nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest update “So far in 2018, there are 116... 
Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

A University of Maryland freshman has become the 12th victim to die of complications from Adenovirus. Olivia Paregol has been named in reports as the student who died. The University of Maryland issued a letter acknowledging the death,... 
‘El Chapo’ Guzman Trial Begins In Brooklyn Court

‘El Chapo’ Guzman Trial Begins In Brooklyn Court

The trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has begun in a Brooklyn court after the successful completion of the jury selection process. His day in court comes nearly two years after his extradition from Mexico. The trial... 
VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

A government agency is under fire over its use of dogs in some controversial experiments. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently has nine studies involving dogs occurring at four of its facilities. The tests have been opposed... 
Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has debuted its new Portal products, a line of smart displays enhanced for video calling. The company says that the Portal is designed to bring you closer to your closest Facebook contacts, providing you... 
USA Gymnastics Targeted For Shut Down By USOC

USA Gymnastics Targeted For Shut Down By USOC

The United States Olympic Committee is taking action to take over the operations of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body. Under its bylaws, the USOC has the power to review all matters related to the continued recognition of... 
NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

Two of NASA’s most ambitious missions ended this week. The Kepler space telescope mission came to a conclusion this week after the telescope ran out of fuel. The Kepler telescope had the largest digital camera ever outfitted for... 
New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

Researchers have announced a plan to DNA sequence all known species in the United Kingdom, excluding its overseas territories. The initiative has been named The Darwin Tree of Life project. The project is part of the Earth BioGenome... 
Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison said its equipment likely sparked one of the two starting points for the blaze. Witnesses reported a fire igniting along Koenigstein Road in Santa Paula near a SCE power pole. The other starting point for... 
Latest Investment Round For Epic Games Boosts Valuation To $15 Billion

Latest Investment Round For Epic Games Boosts Valuation To $15 Billion

Epic Games, the creator of video game sensation “Fortnite”, has completed its latest investment round with a valuation of nearly $15 billion. The value of the firm has risen threefold in six months. The company was estimated... 
New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

The nation’s top scientists are proposing some ambitious plans to reduce global warming by midcentury. They say that nations need to limit the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius within a few decades. Temperatures... 
Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

A rare rectangular iceberg has been found in Antarctica floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf. The huge, flat iceberg has perfect right angles in a unique geometric shape. NASA shared an image of the rectangular iceberg... 
New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

A new study takes a close look at how Tyrannosaurus Rex’s arms would have functioned, a question that has been hotly debated for years. By studying the limbs of two distant modern relatives of the extinct theropod, the researchers... 
NBA G League Creates New Path For Elite Prospects

NBA G League Creates New Path For Elite Prospects

The NBA’s G League has created a new professional path for the best American basketball prospects. Starting in the summer of 2019, “Select Contracts” worth $125,000 will be offered to elite prospects who are at least... 
Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

The US Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that requires Conagra Brands and Sherwin-Williams Co. to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation. Sherwin-Williams and units of Conagra had contested the ruling in separate... 
Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law in a high-profile event at the White House. H.R. 1551, known formally as the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act”, was written to update music copyright law...