NASA has announced the selection of three American firms to
send instruments and other scientific equipment to the Moon in anticipation of
a crewed lunar mission in the future. According to a press release, the U.S.
The results of a new clinical trial is providing new hope to
women diagnosed with an aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. Researchers
at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) has announced that
it will be closing three more of its flagship stores. The company will be
closing a Hollister store in the SoHo neighborhood in New York; an Abercrombie
store in Milan,...
Over the past few years, many smokers have switched to
e-cigarettes, believing that they are not as risky as smoking regular cigarettes
because they are avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Little
is known about...
Arcadia Group has announced plans to close all of its Topshop stores
in the United States as part of its filing for bankruptcy protection. The move
comes just 10 years after Topshop’s glitzy, celebrity-filled launch in...
Scientists at the University of Maryland have created a new
type of wood that radiates heat into space. The hi-tech wood was found to absorb
heat and provide a passive cooling effect to buildings using it. The scientists
Colorado has become the first state in the country to pass
legislation to cap the amount that residents must pay out-of-pocket to obtain
insulin. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law capping insulin
co-pays at $100...
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a ruling saying that Qualcomm
Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) must change how it does business and renegotiate its license
deals with its customers. Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling: “Qualcomm’s
Taco Bell, owned by Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has
announced its (temporary) entrance into the hotel industry. Starting in June,
fans of the brand can reserve a room at The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort
for stays starting...
SpaceX is ready to take its next step in its plan to
overhaul internet delivery. The company will deliver a batch of 60 satellites
into low-Earth orbit as the first set for a constellation of satellites the
company is calling...
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA)
have announced a deal for Disney to purchase Comcast’s stake in Hulu that will
allow Disney to take “full operational control” of the streaming service, effective
The fastest bullet train in the world is now being tested in
Japan. The ALFA-X, projected to hit speeds of up to 249 mph, began a
scheduled three years’ worth of testing at the end of last week. The goal for
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has announced a plan to donate
drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 11 years. The
initiative is expected to last until Dec. 31, 2025, with the possibility of
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has decided to make a large leap
into the pet care industry. According to an announcement from the company,
Walmart will be launching a new online pet pharmacy and will be adding
veterinary clinics to...
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly on a business buying
spree, snapping up between 20 and 25 companies in the last six months,
according to a statement from CEO Tim Cook. That is a significant jump
from last year, when...
A landmark European study is showing that compliance with
HIV treatment can be effective in preventing sexual transmission of the disease
to non-HIV infected persons. According to the results of the study, the risk of
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has barred a number of high-profile
people from its platforms after designating them as “dangerous”. All of the
accounts, fan pages, and groups associated with the individuals have been
Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will be rolling
out a new Airbnb-like rental service, called Homes & Villas by Marriott
International. Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott’s chief commercial officer, said in
Nearly 300 students and staff at two major southern California universities are under quarantine after potentially being exposed to measles. The order was issued in connection with the University of California, Los Angeles, and...
China plans to build the first-ever moon base within
the next ten years. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to
build a scientific research station near the Moon’s south pole. Zhang Kejian,
the head of...
Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported
a sharp drop in quarterly net income for the first quarter of its fiscal year. The
company reported that net income for the quarter was $127.9 million, compared
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google unit has announced that it
will no longer be allowing sign-in attempts that don’t take place within a
dedicated web browser. According to the company, the change will start in June
Many popular notions about sleep have little basis in fact, but
we tend to accept them as fact. Now, researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School
of Medicine have conducted a study to debunk the most common sleep myths. The
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is teaming up with KIDBOX for a
subscription service that will create and deliver packages of kids’
clothing and accessories to customers across the nation. KIDBOX is an online
A newly released study has found that the active ingredient
in most over-the-counter dental whitening strips may be damaging teeth more
than previously believed. The study, led by Kelly Keenan, an associate professor
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is facing an antitrust probe in
the Netherlands into whether Apple abuses a dominant market position by
favoring its own apps over those of its rivals. A statement from Netherlands’
Authority for Consumers...
Shoppers might soon encounter robots gliding up and down the
aisles of their local Walmart (NYSE: WMT) store. Walmart has announced that it
will be expanding the use of robots in stores as part of its effort to control
A study by the University of Michigan is suggesting that taking
a short walk in nature may be helpful in preventing burn-out from stress. According
to the new study, spending 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower a
Google has cancelled its AI ethics panel one week after it was announced. The move comes after a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The participants of its Advanced Technology External Advisory...
Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) has reached a deal to sell its Keebler
cookies brand and numerous other assets to Nutella maker Ferrero for $1.3
billion. According to reports, the deal is expected to close by the end of July.
A federal judge in Connecticut has advanced a class-action
lawsuit claiming that Poland Spring water doesn’t come from an actual spring. The
bottled water company’s owner, Nestle SA, advertises the brand as “100% Natural
The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported
that the number of cases in the latest Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 1,000. The
number of cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable.
Rockland County in New York has issued an order barring minors
who are not vaccinated against measles from public places for the next thirty
days. The order, issued by county executive Ed Day, bars anyone unvaccinated who
Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) has lost a second case involving
allegations that its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer has caused cancer in a
user of the product. A U.S. jury ruled unanimously in 70-year-old Edwin
Social networking site Myspace has admitted to a massive
loss. The company has reportedly lost more than a decade’s worth of music
uploaded to the site due to an error that occurred during its latest server
Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, has
launched a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and three users of the social
media platform for defamation. The complaint was filed in Henrico County
Circuit Court in...
A major blow has been dealt to the firearms industry as the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that Remington can be sued and potentially held liable in the 2012 mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The...
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) has announced plans
to pull hunting gear from approximately 125 Dick’s stores starting around
August. Dick’s defines the hunting gear category as rifles and ammunition, plus
The Volkswagen Group’s (VLKAF) ambitious plans for the
future will focus on electric cars, according to a recent announcement by the
company. The group now is planning to build 70 new electric models over the next
This flu season is now in decline, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials at the agency say there is
a 90 percent chance that the flu season has reached its peak. Widespread
In just the second case ever, an HIV-positive adult has been
cleared of the virus. Testing by HIV scientists and doctors show that the
infected man now has no signs of the virus in his blood. The patient’s name,
Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is adding new shopping ad features
to Images that let brands target shoppers at the point of inspiration. According
to Google, half of online shoppers look for and are then inspired by images
Lyft Inc. has filed publicly for an initial public offering
(IPO). The application to the Securities and Exchange Committee reveals everything
about the planned IPO but the actual share price. Lyft is apparently seeking a
Scientists have discovered four new genetic variants that
increase risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. An international
consortium of researchers discovered that the new genes -IQCK, ACE, ADAMTS1 and
A three-judge panel on a federal appeals court has ruled in
approval of AT&T’s (NYSE: T) merger with Time Warner. The decision from the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ends a long legal battle between
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) posted
a $25.4 billion loss in the fourth quarter in a rare net loss for the company. According
to a statement from the company, the loss was driven by big price declines...
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly planning to release
a new credit card that works with the iPhone as part of a partnership with Goldman
Sachs (NYSE: GS). According to sources familiar with the matter, the companies are
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning
against treatments or procedures that involve transfusions of plasma from young
donors. Injecting plasma from young blood donors is being marketed as a way to
Uber reported another loss for the fourth quarter of the
2018 fiscal year when it released limited financial results this week. On an
adjusted basis, the company’s losses for the quarter were 88 percent higher
than the previous...
NASA has officially ended its quest to revive the Mars rover
Opportunity after losing contact with the device last June. The rover has now ignored
more than 830 rescue commands beamed from mission control. NASA declared the