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No steering wheel or pedals on self-driving car cleared by US government

No steering wheel or pedals on self-driving car cleared by US government

That’s right the first self-driving vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals as well as no side or rear view mirrors has been cleared by the US government to be used on US streets. Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up, based in... 
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Downgrades Casio Computer (OTCMKTS:CHYCY) to Underweight

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Downgrades Casio Computer (OTCMKTS:CHYCY) to Underweight

Casio Computer (OTCMKTS:CHYCY) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, The Fly reports.   About Casio Computer Chiyoda... 
Not Surprisingly, New Study Determines that Dining Out is Almost Always Unhealthy

Not Surprisingly, New Study Determines that Dining Out is Almost Always Unhealthy

The average American adult gets about 20 percent of their calories—that is one in five—from some kind of food service establishment (typically a restaurant).  While this is certainly a tasty way to get to know your... 
Special Color-Changing Bandages Could Sense and Treat Difficult Bacterial Infections

Special Color-Changing Bandages Could Sense and Treat Difficult Bacterial Infections

When doctors first started prescribing Penicillin in the 1940’s it led the charge for placing antibiotics at the center of modern medicine.  After all, this drug alone has saved millions of lives over the better... 
UPS Announces New Partnerships Aimed To Add Electric Fleet and Drone Delivery

UPS Announces New Partnerships Aimed To Add Electric Fleet and Drone Delivery

It has been quite a few years since UPS started hinting a transition—at least, in part—towards an electric, autonomous fleet of delivery vehicles (or drones).  It appears the delivery giant has finally taken a few... 
New immune cell discovered accidentally could be ‘cure-all’ for cancer

New immune cell discovered accidentally could be ‘cure-all’ for cancer

A team of scientists has discovered a new immune cell that is able to kill many different types of cancer cells and they are hoping that this immune cell referred to as a T-cell could one day become a ‘one-size-fits’ all... 
Under Armour unplugs its UA Record app that connected its Health Box devices

Under Armour unplugs its UA Record app that connected its Health Box devices

In the tech world it is well known that any device you connect can be unconnected at the source end and when that happens there’s nothing you as a user can do. And that’s what’s about to happen to users of Under Armour’s... 
Over 500,000 servers, routers, loT devices hacked and passwords leaked

Over 500,000 servers, routers, loT devices hacked and passwords leaked

Over 515,000 servers, routers and IoT (Internet of Things) smart devices had their Telnet credentials published in a massive list by a hacker this week. Telnet is a remote access protocol service that can be used to control... 
Alcohol-Related Deaths in the US Have Doubled Since the Turn of the Millennium

Alcohol-Related Deaths in the US Have Doubled Since the Turn of the Millennium

The annual number of American deaths from alcohol-related problems more than doubled between 1999 and 2017.  According to a new study, this estimate may actually be lower than the actual rate.  For this study,... 
Running Your First Marathon Could Add Years to Your Life

Running Your First Marathon Could Add Years to Your Life

The term “artery age” has been determined to define the relationship between actual age and the stiffness at three points of the aorta—the largest artery in the body.   A new study has observed that running... 
Gold Soars As Tensions Brew in the Middle East

Gold Soars As Tensions Brew in the Middle East

The price of commodity metal gold made a major advance on Monday—to start off the year—climbing to its highest value in nearly seven years, as investors fled from riskier assets over rising tensions between the United States... 
Southwest Airlines ranked last among US airlines for safety on a technicality

Southwest Airlines ranked last among US airlines for safety on a technicality

A study was conducted by AirlineRatings which reports that Southwest Airlines, is the worst among US carriers as it earned only three out of seven possible stars. Some of the US carriers which did earn seven out of seven stars... 
Mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak in China

Mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak in China

Authorities in China have begun an investigation into an outbreak of a mysterious viral pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan where dozens of people have been infected. Chinese officials reported on Friday, Jan. 3, that a... 
Could Caffeine Help Protect Against Holiday Diet Pitfalls?

Could Caffeine Help Protect Against Holiday Diet Pitfalls?

With a week left before the New Year, many will be concerned over all the indulgent food and festivities that typically accompany the holiday. And with that, of course, will come a resolution to be healthier—and probably shed... 
Exercise Shown To Reduce Risk for Seven Types of Cancer

Exercise Shown To Reduce Risk for Seven Types of Cancer

It should come as no surprise that yet another study points to exercise as a means to improve health outcomes. However, the newest research attests that consistent exercise—and not even that rigorous—has the potential to significantly... 
Pending Home Sales in US Jump in November

Pending Home Sales in US Jump in November

Contracts for the sale of previously owned homes in the United States jumped in November, largely driven by a bigger jump in new contracts.  According to the National Association of Realtors, the pending home sales index... 
FedEx Shares Dive On Missed Earnings and Lower Guidance for 2020

FedEx Shares Dive On Missed Earnings and Lower Guidance for 2020

It has been a tough year for FedEx.  Shares tanked almost 7 percent in extended trading on Tuesday this week, after the shipping giant lowered its guidance for the rest of its year on weaker-than-expected second quarter... 
Could Too Much Sleep Increase Stroke Risk?

Could Too Much Sleep Increase Stroke Risk?

Getting enough sleep is important for optimal health but it turns out that too much of a good thing might not be all that good after all.  A new study advises that sleeping more than 9 hours a night, or taking extended... 
Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk, Study Attests

Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk, Study Attests

It would probably not shock you to hear that regular alcohol consumption could increase certain health risks.  That in mind, researchers in Japan announced, this week, the discovery of a link between lifelong drinking... 
FDA Investigating Potential Carcinogen in Metformin

FDA Investigating Potential Carcinogen in Metformin

The United States Food and Drug Administration is investigating a common diabetes drug over concerns that it may contain a potentially cancer-causing chemical.   The diabetes drug in question is known as Metformin;... 
Could Two Brain Circuits Be Linked To Suicidal Thoughts (and Tendencies)?

Could Two Brain Circuits Be Linked To Suicidal Thoughts (and Tendencies)?

Scientists are saying they have definitely identified two brain circuits that appear to be active among people who have suicidal thoughts. They now say this could raise hopes for helping those who are most at risk of killing themselves.   Suicide,... 
Could Hydromethylthionine Be An Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Could Hydromethylthionine Be An Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Alzheimer’s disease continues to be at the center of medical research, with breakthroughs in its source and cause helping to advise potential new treatments.  This week, one of these treatments has emerged from... 
US Manufacturing Slumps for Fourth Straight Month

US Manufacturing Slumps for Fourth Straight Month

Factory activity in the United States has contracted for the fourth consecutive month as new orders for November slipped to their lowest level since 2012.  Coupled with a slump in construction spending last month, economic... 
Promising New Migraine Medication Up For FDA Approval

Promising New Migraine Medication Up For FDA Approval

There are 8.5 million people in Britain who suffer from migraines and nearly five times as many in the United States. Obviously this is a major concern for the medical community as migraines are not just a nuisance but can be... 
Target Saves Money on Same-Day Pickup As Sales—and Earnings—Soar To New Heights

Target Saves Money on Same-Day Pickup As Sales—and Earnings—Soar To New Heights

Business is booming at Target. On Wednesday, the big-box retailer released its third-quarter report, which noted that digital sales are up more than 30 percent.  And 80 percent of that growth was driven by same-day delivery service,... 
Basic Medication and Healthy Lifestyle As Good As Stents and Surgery in Stable Heart Disease Patients

Basic Medication and Healthy Lifestyle As Good As Stents and Surgery in Stable Heart Disease Patients

For decades, medical science has relied on stents and bypass surgery to improve heart patient outcomes. It turns out, though, these common heart procedures—while effective—may not prevent heart attack or death from heart complications... 
As people read Facebook’s News Feed on their iPhone’s their camera’s are being secretly accessed

As people read Facebook’s News Feed on their iPhone’s their camera’s are being secretly accessed

While users are scrolling through their news feed on their Facebook app, they’re being recorded through their iPhone cameras. Facebook calls this a strange behavior and says it is caused by a bug that was accidentally added... 
China’s Alibaba breaks ‘Singles Day’ record in sales going over $30 Billion

China’s Alibaba breaks ‘Singles Day’ record in sales going over $30 Billion

The world’s largest 24-our shopping event happens every Nov. 11, referred to as ‘Singles Day’ which begins at midnight in Singapore and Hong Kong and so far is surpassing last year’s record of 213.5 billion yuan... 
Changes your body makes when on a vegan diet from day one

Changes your body makes when on a vegan diet from day one

For the last three decades or so there has been a focus on healthier living which includes healthier ways of eating for the promotion of optimum health and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. One of these... 
Apparently Your House Plants May Not Be Improving Air Quality After All

Apparently Your House Plants May Not Be Improving Air Quality After All

Air quality has been a big topic of study and discussion the past few years, obviously because pollution levels have been of great concern around the world.  Obviously, air pollution leads to a handful of different illnesses,... 
More US Retailers Than Ever To Participate in Alibaba Singles’ Day Event

More US Retailers Than Ever To Participate in Alibaba Singles’ Day Event

In a recent interview, Alibaba president of Taobao and Tmall businesses, Jiang Fan, said, “Think of 11.11 as the Super Bowl for brands. It’s an opportunity to pull out all the stops to wow Chinese consumers.”   The... 
Standard & Poors Reaches New High on Earnings and Trade Optimism

Standard & Poors Reaches New High on Earnings and Trade Optimism

The Standard & Poors 500 Index touched on a record high on Monday, as the US-China trade relationship begins to strengthen.   Specifically, the S&P rose 0.6 percent to close at 3,039.42, barely beating the... 
Lack of Motivation May Not Just Be A Consequence of Depression; But A Biological Symptom

Lack of Motivation May Not Just Be A Consequence of Depression; But A Biological Symptom

The term “depression” gets thrown around a lot, with many people substituting sad or melancholy feelings for the official clinical diagnosis.  And while the condition itself is actually pretty complex, new research... 
Research Suggests “Prime Editing” Could Correct Up To 89 Percent of Genetic Defects

Research Suggests “Prime Editing” Could Correct Up To 89 Percent of Genetic Defects

Scientists announced, this week, they have developed a new gene-editing technology with the potential to correct nearly 90 percent of all genetic defects, including those that cause extreme—even incurable—conditions like sickle... 
USDA Issues Recall of Great Value Breakfast Sausage Products Over Salmonella Concerns

USDA Issues Recall of Great Value Breakfast Sausage Products Over Salmonella Concerns

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a recall of more than 6,400 pounds of frozen meat product out of concern for potential salmonella contamination.  These fully-cooked, frozen meat products... 
Blue Light Exposure Could Accelerate Aging in Humans

Blue Light Exposure Could Accelerate Aging in Humans

Extended exposure to blue light—like the kind that emanates from smartphone and laptop screens, as well as other household fixtures—could take its toll on your overall longevity.  A new study out of Oregon State... 
Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is radical and will be launched in 2020

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is radical and will be launched in 2020

What a week for Samsung. it hasn’t been good. It started with the major detail leaks on the Galaxy S11 followed by the embarrassing security screw up on the Galaxy S10 and the Note 10. Now, apparently another reason has come... 
A 2022 deadline has been set by Apple to customize 5G modems for iPhones

A 2022 deadline has been set by Apple to customize 5G modems for iPhones

According to a report by Fast Company, Apple has set a 2022 deadline to produce a custom 5G modem as part of a a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design which will be used in future iPhones as well as iPads. Fast Company reports that... 
Bill Gates Believes A Probiotic Pill—of the future—Could End Global Malnutrition

Bill Gates Believes A Probiotic Pill—of the future—Could End Global Malnutrition

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says that simple probiotic pills—essentially a supplement—could hold the key to bringing about the end to malnutrition across the planet.  And we could do it in this lifetime,... 
Johnson & Johnson Reaches New Settlement in Opioid Litigation

Johnson & Johnson Reaches New Settlement in Opioid Litigation

Coming off the heels of its high-profile opioid trial loss, this summer, drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has announced a deal to take a bye during the next trial.  This news come only a matter of days after The Wall... 
Some users are finding their Apple Watch Series 5 battery life struggling to keep going all day​

Some users are finding their Apple Watch Series 5 battery life struggling to keep going all day​

9To5Mac reporter, Zac Hall, has reviewed the Apple Watch for five years in a row and has been excitedly looking forward to reviewing the Apple Watch Series 5 but says he is having difficulty in doing so because he can’t get... 
2018 census survey reveals highest number of foreign-born residents

2018 census survey reveals highest number of foreign-born residents

The 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) data was released on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 and revealed that the numbers of foreign-born US residents is at the highest its ever been since 1910 – in almost 120 years. The number... 
For the very first time the CRISPR tool is used on HIV patient by Chinese scientists

For the very first time the CRISPR tool is used on HIV patient by Chinese scientists

In May of 2016, in China, a 27-year old found out he had HIV and a couple weeks later was told he also had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. But his healthcare practitioners offered him a ray of hope. They would do a bone... 
Mortgage Rates Drop Ahead of Fed Policy Meeting

Mortgage Rates Drop Ahead of Fed Policy Meeting

Since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in July, consumer borrowing costs have slowly declined and that has helped to buoy mortgage refinancing which has, in turn, helped to boost household spending even at a time when economic... 
Amazon to Double Chicago Workforce

Amazon to Double Chicago Workforce

Early in the week, Amazon announced its plan to double its existing workforce at its Chicago Tech Hub. This push would add another 400 jobs in sectors like business development, cloud computing, and advertising.  Located... 
JCPenney Hopes New Outdoor Apparel Line Help Boost Sales

JCPenney Hopes New Outdoor Apparel Line Help Boost Sales

Shares of JCPenney took a leap of faith on Tuesday, jumping nearly 20 percent following the retailers announcement of plans to add a new apparel category for men. The announcement also made mention of the launch of a new... 
Is it Possible to Reverse Our Biological Age?

Is it Possible to Reverse Our Biological Age?

Aging is something that most of us don’t really think about, and when we do it is usually because we see or feel its effects.  The body changes, of course, as we get older, causing our “biological age” to reflect... 
Cooperation is the key to UK Biobank data shared by world’s geneticists

Cooperation is the key to UK Biobank data shared by world’s geneticists

Thanks to over a half million English men and women, the UK Biobank has an incredible databank of new information linking genes and health for the world’s geneticists to tap into for their researches. These more than half... 
Despite Global Economic Woes, US Consumer Spending is Up

Despite Global Economic Woes, US Consumer Spending is Up

While the markets may be in a bit of a frenzy, lately, US consumer spending appears to be on an upswing.  The latest data shows that US households bought a wide range of goods and services in July, which analysts hope... 
A Good Attitude Can Help You Live Longer

A Good Attitude Can Help You Live Longer

It turns out a positive attitude really can go a long way.  A new study advises that optimism appears to be related to longevity. Or, rather, people who tend to be more optimistic seem to have greater odds of achieving...