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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... 
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... 
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... 
Betsy DeVos Fined Over Student Debt Processing

Betsy DeVos Fined Over Student Debt Processing

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education have been held in civil contempt by a federal judge and hit with a $100,000 fine for violating the judge’s order.... 
Scientists Teach Rats To Drive In Stress Study

Scientists Teach Rats To Drive In Stress Study

The results of a new study have found that learning to drive small cars helps rats feel less stressed. Scientists at the University of Richmond report successfully training the rodents to... 
Best Buy Announces Free Next Day Delivery For Holidays

Best Buy Announces Free Next Day Delivery For Holidays

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) will offer free next-day delivery in time for this year’s holiday season. According to the announcement, 99 percent of customers will be able to receive free... 
Scientist Detect Movement In Fault Line For 1st Time

Scientist Detect Movement In Fault Line For 1st Time

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have detected movement in a fault line that has never had movement detected before. The scientists, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion... 
Broadcom Ordered To Stop Exclusivity Deals

Broadcom Ordered To Stop Exclusivity Deals

The European Commission has ordered chipmaker Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) to stop applying certain exclusivity deals it has with six of its customers. The Brussels-based institution is... 
Fitbit Moving Manufacturing Out Of China

Fitbit Moving Manufacturing Out Of China

Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) has announced that it will stop making its health trackers and smartwatches in China starting in January. All of the company’s manufacturing operations in China... 
Toys R Us’ New Website Powered By Target

Toys R Us’ New Website Powered By Target

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and the parent company of the Toys R Us brand, TRU Kids, are partnering to relaunch ToysRUs.com. The newly revamped website is designed to be a resource for parents... 
First Game Addiction Clinic Opens In London

First Game Addiction Clinic Opens In London

England’s National Health Service (NHS) is opening the country’s first clinic designed to treat children and young adults aged from 13 to 25 who are suffering from video game addiction.... 
HP Inc. Announces Thousands Of Layoffs In Cost-cutting Plan

HP Inc. Announces Thousands Of Layoffs In Cost-cutting Plan

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is undertaking another massive restructuring of its business and will reduce its global workforce by about 16 percent as part of the plan. The company currently has about... 
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Underway

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Underway

After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is now doing its job. The project, started in 2013, consists of a floating barrier... 
Autism Funding Bill Signed By President

Autism Funding Bill Signed By President

President Donald Trump has signed a bill reauthorizing numerous programs across the country to ensure high quality service to people with autism. The Autism Collaboration, Accountability,... 
German Diesel Drivers Fight VW For Damages In Court

German Diesel Drivers Fight VW For Damages In Court

Volkswagen rejected a German judge’s plea to settle a mass lawsuit in Germany over its rigging of diesel emissions tests. The lawsuit, involving about 450,000 owners of diesel Volkswagen... 
Rent the Runway Hitting Pause On Business

Rent the Runway Hitting Pause On Business

After suffering major technical difficulties, Rent the Runway is briefly halting acceptance of new subscribers and issuing a delay notice for customers who’ve already subscribed. According... 
N.T.S.B. Faults Boeing In 737 Max Crash Investigation

N.T.S.B. Faults Boeing In 737 Max Crash Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the results of its review of potential lapses in the design and approval of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) 737 Max plane. The report come after...