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New Dinosaur Species Identified In Canada

New Dinosaur Species Identified In Canada

A new cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex has been recently rediscovered by a Ph.D candidate studying at the University of Calgary. The species is now known as Thanatotheristes degrootorum,... 
Facebook’s Official Social Media Accounts Hacked

Facebook’s Official Social Media Accounts Hacked

The official Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) Twitter and Instagram accounts have been hacked by Saudi hackers. The Dubai-based hacking group OurMine was able to post to the social media accounts,... 
Alphabet’s Jigsaw Releases Doctored Images Tool

Alphabet’s Jigsaw Releases Doctored Images Tool

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Jigsaw division has unveiled a free tool that could help journalists identify doctored photographs. Doctored and misleading images are becoming more common as... 
New Missile Deployed By Pentagon

New Missile Deployed By Pentagon

A new, nuclear-armed, submarine-launched, low-yield ballistic missile warhead has now been deployed by the Pentagon. The weapon, called the W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile,... 
Ford Struggles In Fourth Quarter

Ford Struggles In Fourth Quarter

Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE: F) latest earnings report shows that the company struggled against numerous headwinds in the fourth quarter. Costs related to vehicle launches and a new labor... 
‘Deceptive’ Marketing To Cost Johnson & Johnson $344 Million

‘Deceptive’ Marketing To Cost Johnson & Johnson $344 Million

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has been ordered to pay almost $344 million in penalties for deceptively marketing its pelvic-mesh products. San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon... 
Apple Closes China Stores And Offices Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple Closes China Stores And Offices Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple stores in mainland China have been temporarily shut down for the next week. All of its official stores and corporate offices in mainland China will be affected. In its announcement,... 
Five Companies Sued By Justice Department Over Robocalls

Five Companies Sued By Justice Department Over Robocalls

Five U.S. companies and three individuals have been sued by the U.S. government for making hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. The action comes after President Donald Trump signed... 
DNA Testing Company 23andMe Announces Lay-offs

DNA Testing Company 23andMe Announces Lay-offs

23andMe, the home DNA-testing company, has announced that it is laying off about 100 people, roughly 14 percent of its workforce. The layoffs were company-wide, particularly impacting its... 
Montana School Choice Case Reaches Supreme Court

Montana School Choice Case Reaches Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could make it easier for Americans to use public money to pay for religious education. Their decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department... 
Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Second Bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Second Bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource has announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time. Payless filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February of last year, shuttering... 
Pacific Hot Water Patch Blamed For Seabird Deaths

Pacific Hot Water Patch Blamed For Seabird Deaths

Between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, thousands of penguin-like birds called “common murres” were found dead on Pacific beaches from Alaska all the way down to... 
Earth’s Oldest Solid Material Discovered In Meteorite

Earth’s Oldest Solid Material Discovered In Meteorite

The oldest solid material ever found on Earth has been discovered in a meteorite that fell in Australia nearly five decades ago. Researchers at the University of Chicago have been studying... 
Naturally Occurring Protein Mimics Effects Of Working Out

Naturally Occurring Protein Mimics Effects Of Working Out

A naturally-occurring protein has been found to mimic the effects of working out in experimental animal trials carried out by researchers at the University of Michigan. These findings could... 
NASA Intern Discovers Rare New Planet

NASA Intern Discovers Rare New Planet

A high school student who had an internship with NASA has discovered a rare exoplanet orbiting two stars. Scarsdale High School student Wolf Cukier, 17, an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space... 
Verizon Ends Internet And TV Contracts

Verizon Ends Internet And TV Contracts

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is shaking up the pay-TV industry by eliminating traditional cable bundles and annual contracts. The telecommunications company will now allow their... 
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop On Coal Decline

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop On Coal Decline

According to an analysis published by private data analytics firm the Rhodium Group, greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped an estimated 2.1 percent in 2019 after rising sharply... 
Mercedes-Benz Issues Car Recall

Mercedes-Benz Issues Car Recall

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 750,000 cars in the United States because the sunroof glass panels can separate from their frames. According to filings with the National Highway Traffic... 
Mysterious Drone Sightings Have Rural Residents On Edge

Mysterious Drone Sightings Have Rural Residents On Edge

Local and federal authorities in rural Colorado and Nebraska are investigating multiple sightings of mysterious drones that have been appearing in the night sky. Sheriff’s departments... 
New Injection Method Boosts TB Vaccine Efficiency

New Injection Method Boosts TB Vaccine Efficiency

Researchers have found that a nearly century-old vaccine is far more protective when injected into a vein rather than just under the skin. In tests on monkeys, scientists from the University... 
Seattle Public Schools Requiring Vaccination For Attendance

Seattle Public Schools Requiring Vaccination For Attendance

Students who are not properly vaccinated will not be allowed back to school following Christmas break, says an announcement from Seattle Public Schools. Students that are not in compliance... 
ToTok Chat App Used For Spying

ToTok Chat App Used For Spying

A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family has been outed as a spying tool used by the government to track its users. ToTok,... 
IAC To Spin Off Match Group

IAC To Spin Off Match Group

Technology holding company IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) has announced that it intends to fully spin off its Match Group unit (NASDAQ: MTCH). Last October, IAC submitted a proposal to... 
U.S. Steel Idling Michigan Plant

U.S. Steel Idling Michigan Plant

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) has announced that it will indefinitely idle major operations at its Great Lakes Works facility in a plan that includes layoffs for 1,545 workers. The... 
Facial Recognition Technology Not As Accurate For Minorities

Facial Recognition Technology Not As Accurate For Minorities

A report published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is showing that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person’s race, gender,... 
Bed Bath & Beyond Embarks On Another Leadership Shakeup

Bed Bath & Beyond Embarks On Another Leadership Shakeup

New Jersey-based Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) has overhauled its leadership ranks ahead of the new year. According to Mark Tritton, CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond, a half-dozen senior... 
Scientists Develop New Bacteria-resistant Film

Scientists Develop New Bacteria-resistant Film

Canadian scientists at McMaster University have developed a new self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria. The research was led by engineers Leyla Soleymani and Tohid Didar,... 
University Of Phoenix To Settle Deceptive Ad Charges

University Of Phoenix To Settle Deceptive Ad Charges

The University of Phoenix and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, have agreed to settle allegations of deceptive advertisement brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The... 
IHOP Launching New Restaurant Idea

IHOP Launching New Restaurant Idea

IHOP has announced that it is launching a new fast-casual restaurant concept next year. The restaurants will showcase speedy to-go spins on IHOP’s signature dishes. Flip’d by IHOP... 
Exercise Helps Women Live Longer

Exercise Helps Women Live Longer

A new study suggests women who can exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and other potentially fatal health problems. The study, conducted... 
Chinese Scientists Create Pig-monkey Hybrids

Chinese Scientists Create Pig-monkey Hybrids

The world’s first ever monkey-pig hybrids have been created by Chinese scientists. A team from the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology in Beijing was able to produced... 
Numerous Changes Proposed For Higher Education Debt

Numerous Changes Proposed For Higher Education Debt

The newest report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that the student debt crisis is only getting worse. The average college graduate leaves school with $30,000 in debt, up from... 
Hospital Groups Sue To Overturn Price Transparency Rule

Hospital Groups Sue To Overturn Price Transparency Rule

A coalition of major hospital groups is suing to overturn a new federal rule requiring them to disclose the prices they privately negotiate with insurers. The Federation of American Hospitals,... 
FBI Warns About FaceApp, Other Russian-developed Apps

FBI Warns About FaceApp, Other Russian-developed Apps

The FBI has classified FaceApp as a counterintelligence threat due to its ties to Russia, along with any other app developed in the country. In a letter dated November 25th to Senate... 
Scientists Puzzled By New Black Hole Discovery

Scientists Puzzled By New Black Hole Discovery

Scientists recently found a black hole so big that current knowledge says it shouldn’t exist. An international team of scientists led by China say they have discovered a stellar-mass black... 
Daimler Cutting 10,000 Jobs Over Next Three Years

Daimler Cutting 10,000 Jobs Over Next Three Years

Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it will be cutting 3 percent of its workforce, including 10 percent of worldwide management positions, over the next three years.... 
LVMH Agrees To Buy Tiffany In $16.2 Billion Deal

LVMH Agrees To Buy Tiffany In $16.2 Billion Deal

European conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton SE has agreed to buy Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) in a deal worth about $16.2 billion. The deal values Tiffany at $135 a share, a... 
Education Department Releases Updated College Scorecard

Education Department Releases Updated College Scorecard

The United States Department of Education has released an updated College Scorecard with new information that will be better at helping students evaluate their education choices. For the... 
Miscalculation Reduces Johnson & Johnson Fine By $107 Million

Miscalculation Reduces Johnson & Johnson Fine By $107 Million

An Oklahoma judge has reduced the fine Johnson & Johnson must pay the state by $107 million after admitting to making a mathematical mistake. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman... 
Amazon Challenging Pentagon-Microsoft Contract

Amazon Challenging Pentagon-Microsoft Contract

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is challenging the awarding of a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) in court. The company announced the filing of a notice... 
Trump Administration Tackles Hospital Pricing Transparency

Trump Administration Tackles Hospital Pricing Transparency

The Trump administration has announced a new rule that would require hospitals to publicly disclose the discounted prices they negotiate with insurance companies. Under the final rule, hospitals... 
Costa Rica Wants To Stop Animal Selfies

Costa Rica Wants To Stop Animal Selfies

Costa Rica is known for being home to some of the world’s most adorable animals. Unfortunately, an increasing number of tourists are now coming to Costa Rica in pursuit of social media... 
NASA Unveils New Electric Plane

NASA Unveils New Electric Plane

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a number of experimental aircraft over many decades for many purposes. The agency has now unveiled an early version... 
WeWork Announces Divestment Of “Non-core Businesses”

WeWork Announces Divestment Of “Non-core Businesses”

WeWork has published a detailed plan to divest itself of non-core businesses and implement internal layoffs. The divestitures and layoffs are part of a 90-day plan to turn the company around.... 
Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) employees and a Saudi national have been charged with helping the Saudi Arabian government spy on dissidents who used the social network. Two of the... 
Science Can Now Define Foods That Are Too Delicious

Science Can Now Define Foods That Are Too Delicious

Researchers headquartered at the University of Kansas have provided a concrete definition for hyper-palatable foods, which are foods that are designed to make us eat more of them than we... 
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook Removed Over Relationship

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook Removed Over Relationship

After conducting a thorough review, McDonald’s board has voted to remove CEO Steve Easterbrook over his engagement in a consensual relationship with an employee. The fast food giant said... 
Facebook Sued Over Gender And Age Discrimination

Facebook Sued Over Gender And Age Discrimination

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has been sued in California over gender and age discrimination pertaining to financial services. The complaint was filed in San Francisco federal court by 54-year-old... 
Juul Faces Allegations Of Selling Contaminated Pods

Juul Faces Allegations Of Selling Contaminated Pods

E-cigarette company Juul has been sued by its former senior vice president of global finance for wrongful termination after the employee allegedly raised concerns that the company was selling... 
Facebook Launches Personal Digital Healthcare Tool

Facebook Launches Personal Digital Healthcare Tool

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced the launch of a new tool called “Preventive Health” on its popular social media platform. The tool was developed with the input of the American...