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Earth’s Crust Holds Massive Microbe Ecosystem

Earth’s Crust Holds Massive Microbe Ecosystem

A new study has found that life deep within the Earth appears to have a comparable genetic diversity to all of the life found above the surface. The scientists presented their findings before the annual meeting of the American Geophysical... 
China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon

China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon

China’s new ground-breaking mission is aiming to land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. If successful, China would be the first country to land on the far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away... 
Qatar Announces End To Membership In OPEC

Qatar Announces End To Membership In OPEC

Qatar has announced that it will be withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January. Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, made the announcement. If it goes... 
Death Of Missionary Sparks Ethics Debate

Death Of Missionary Sparks Ethics Debate

An American missionary has been killed after attempting to contact an isolated tribe on a remote Indian Ocean island. John Allen Chau traveled to the island to try to convert the tribe to Christianity. He was reportedly killed on Nov.... 
New Trade Deal Has Emerged To Replace NAFTA

New Trade Deal Has Emerged To Replace NAFTA

A new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, has been signed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Trump signed the trade deal alongside Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s... 
AT&T To Launch Three-tiered Streaming Service

AT&T To Launch Three-tiered Streaming Service

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced that it will be rolling out three streaming video services by late 2019. The company unveiled plans for the unnamed service during a presentation to investors in New York. This will make AT&T... 
General Motors Announces End Of 6 Models

General Motors Announces End Of 6 Models

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has announced that it will be ending the production of six of its models amid planned factory closures. The company is shifting away from sedans in favor of pickup trucks, cross-overs, and SUVs. GM said... 
NASA’s Latest Mars Mission About To Land

NASA’s Latest Mars Mission About To Land

NASA’s latest mission to Mars is about to enter an exciting new phase. It’s InSight lander is scheduled to land on the red planet Monday, November 26. The InSight mission is led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,... 
Fake Doctor Discovery Sparks Widespread Investigation

Fake Doctor Discovery Sparks Widespread Investigation

The General Medical Council (GMC) of Britain has launched an investigation into thousands of UK-based doctors from some former British colonies after a fake psychiatrist with no qualifications was found to have been practicing in the... 
Juul E-Cigarette Flavors To Be Removed From Stores

Juul E-Cigarette Flavors To Be Removed From Stores

Juul Labs has announced that retail sales of most of its flavored e-cigarette pods will be suspended for the foreseeable future. The mango, fruit, crème and cucumber Juul pods will be pulled from the shelves of retail stores contracted... 
Ebola Outbreak In Congo Now Worst In Country’s History

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Now Worst In Country’s History

Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are calling this latest Ebola outbreak the worst in the country’s recorded history. There are now 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has... 
Florida Bans Greyhound Racing With Vote

Florida Bans Greyhound Racing With Vote

Florida will no longer have greyhound racing within its borders after voters approved a ban on the sport. Amendment 13 ends live greyhound racing in the state by 2021. According to the election results, 69 percent of voters were for... 
Swimmer Completes Circumnavigation Of Great Britain

Swimmer Completes Circumnavigation Of Great Britain

It took him 157 days, but Ross Edgley has completed his circumnavigation swim around Great Britain. Edgley began his attempt to swim around the entirety of Great Britain on June 1, leaving from Margate in southeast England. The swimmer... 
US Re-imposes 2nd Batch Of Iran Sanctions

US Re-imposes 2nd Batch Of Iran Sanctions

The government of the United States has re-imposed tough sanctions against Iran. The sanctions target financial deals with Iran, as well as purchases of Iranian oil, petrochemicals and petroleum products. Iranian oil provides 80 percent... 
Palau Issues Ban On Certain Sunscreens

Palau Issues Ban On Certain Sunscreens

Palau has taken the extraordinary step of banning certain types of sunscreen from its shores. Some of the chemicals found in sunscreens are toxic to corals. Authorities are concerned that a build-up of these chemicals could cause the... 
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Going Offline

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Going Offline

NASA’s Kepler space telescope is going offline after finally running out of fuel. Sometime within the next two weeks, a command will be issued that will deactivate its transmitter and other instruments. The telescope is expected... 
New $150 Million Robot-building Factory To Open In China

New $150 Million Robot-building Factory To Open In China

Swiss engineering group ABB (ABBN.S) plans to spend $150 million to build a new factory in China to make industrial robots. The factory will be located near ABB’s China robotics campus and is due to be operating by the end of 2020.... 
Snap Inc. Beats Estimates For Revenue, Earnings

Snap Inc. Beats Estimates For Revenue, Earnings

Snap Inc. managed to beat Wall Street’s expectations for revenue and earnings despite its user count continuing to drop. Snap lost $325 million this quarter compared to $353 million in the last quarter. The company reported a loss... 
Study: Organic Food May Reduce Cancer Risk

Study: Organic Food May Reduce Cancer Risk

There are many recommendations for ways to reduce your risk of cancer. Health professionals promote exercising, wearing sunscreen, and getting screened regularly as the best ways to limit the chances of developing cancer. Now, they... 
Affirmative Action Trial Exposes Harvard’s Secrets

Affirmative Action Trial Exposes Harvard’s Secrets

Harvard University’s trial regarding affirmative action in its admissions practices has exposed some of the school’s most closely held secrets. The case is currently being heard in federal court in Boston. US District Judge... 
US Merging Jerusalem Consulate With New Embassy

US Merging Jerusalem Consulate With New Embassy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the two major diplomatic facilities in Jerusalem will be merged under the auspices of the newly relocated US embassy. The merger combines the embassy and the US consulate in Jerusalem.... 
Death Toll Soars In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

Death Toll Soars In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is spreading, with nearly three dozen additional cases reported in the past weeks. In the past week, 33 people were confirmed with Ebola virus and 24 of them died. There now... 
Washington Supreme Court Ends State Death Penalty

Washington Supreme Court Ends State Death Penalty

Washington state’s Supreme Court has found that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution. The five justices made a unanimous decision that the “death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and... 
Former Vice President Of Guatemala Receives 15-year Sentence

Former Vice President Of Guatemala Receives 15-year Sentence

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti has received a 15-year prison sentence for her involvement in a fraudulent state contract to decontaminate a major lake. She was also accused of embezzling millions from the state fund... 
New Zealand Issues New Rules For Digital Devices From Abroad

New Zealand Issues New Rules For Digital Devices From Abroad

New Zealand has issued new rules that require travelers to hand over passwords for their digital devices at security. The New Zealand Customs Service said in a released statement that the new Customs and Excise Act of 2018 would boost... 
Government Agency Accused Of Creating Insect Bioweapons

Government Agency Accused Of Creating Insect Bioweapons

The Insect Allies program administered by the US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been accused of attempting to develop bioweapon-bearing insects. A group of researchers led by Richard Guy Reeves,... 
Amazon Raising Wage Floor To $15

Amazon Raising Wage Floor To $15

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for its employees. With the move, Amazon will now be paying its lowest paid employees more than double the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum... 
Sears Shares Now Worth Less Than $1

Sears Shares Now Worth Less Than $1

Shares of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell to an all-time low of $0.92 per share, marking the first time in the company’s history that its stock has fallen below $1. The department store chain’s shares have fallen more than... 
New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Under Development

New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Under Development

Scientists battling Alzheimer’s are developing a new way of fighting the condition. Scientists in the UK and Sweden are creating new drugs that can target the toxic particles that they believe are a trigger for the brain disease.... 
Sonic Bought By Arby’s Parent Company

Sonic Bought By Arby’s Parent Company

Arby’s parent company Inspire Brands has agreed to buy drive-in burger chain Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) in a deal valued at $2.3 billion. The price represents a premium of roughly 19 percent to the chain’s closing stock price... 
Bali Considering New Rules For Tourists

Bali Considering New Rules For Tourists

Tourists behaving badly have prompted authorities in Bali, Indonesia to consider a slate of new rules aimed at unruly visitors. The Indonesian island has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, attracting... 
Amazon Planning Slate Of New Alexa-enabled Devices

Amazon Planning Slate Of New Alexa-enabled Devices

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year, according to an internal document describing the plans. The company is expected to reveal some of these devices at... 
House Passes Bill Banning Consumption Of Cats And Dogs

House Passes Bill Banning Consumption Of Cats And Dogs

Newly passed legislation in the House of Representatives bans the slaughter of dogs and cats for food. The bipartisan bill, named the Dog and Cat Meal Trade Prohibition Act, was introduced by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican;... 
Gunmen In Libya Attack State Oil Company

Gunmen In Libya Attack State Oil Company

Gunmen in Libya have launched a deadly attack on National Oil Corp.’s headquarters in the capital Tripoli. The company said in a statement that two employees were killed and 10 were injured in the incident. Police have blocked all... 
Water Ice Found On Surface Of The Moon

Water Ice Found On Surface Of The Moon

Scientists say that they have found definitive evidence of water ice on the moon’s surface. A team of scientists led by Shuai Li, a researcher at the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, analyzed... 
Pizza Hut Becomes Official Pizza Sponsor For NFL

Pizza Hut Becomes Official Pizza Sponsor For NFL

The 2018 NFL season is the beginning of Pizza Hut’s tenure as the official pizza sponsor of the league. Pizza Hut intercepted the sponsorship in February after a “mutual decision” by the league and Papa John’s... 
‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Found After 13 Years

‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Found After 13 Years

An iconic pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” stolen from a Minnesota museum more than a decade ago have now been found. According to officials, the slippers were recovered earlier this summer... 
Campbell Soup To Sell Fresh, International Units

Campbell Soup To Sell Fresh, International Units

Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) is planning to sell its international division and its Campbell Fresh unit. The two businesses currently bring in about $2.1 billion in annual sales, about a quarter of Campbell’s overall revenue. The company... 
Trade Agency Overturns Trump’s Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint

Trade Agency Overturns Trump’s Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has overturned recently implemented tariffs on Canadian newsprint imposed by the Trump administration. The tariffs have been in effect since the Commerce Department imposed them... 
Study: Air Pollution Lowers Intelligence

Study: Air Pollution Lowers Intelligence

A study from researchers in China and the United States has found that prolonged exposure to dirty air can have a significant impact on our cognitive abilities. The results of the study showed that breathing polluted air causes a “steep... 
Eye Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Eye Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers believe that an eye test could one day be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms generally appear. Previous research has indicated that a specific protein that affect the brains of those diagnosed... 
EU Sending $20 Million To Iran To Ease Sanctions

EU Sending $20 Million To Iran To Ease Sanctions

The European Union has announced that it will provide more than $20 million in aid to Iran to counter the repercussions of sanctions imposed by the US. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Tehran earlier this month and warned... 
US, Mexico Announce New Plan To Fight Cartels

US, Mexico Announce New Plan To Fight Cartels

US and Mexican authorities have announced some new strategies for combating Mexican drug cartels at a joint press conference in Chicago. Mexico’s acting attorney general, Alberto Elías Beltrán, and Mexico’s chief director... 
Mars Opportunity Rover Remains Unresponsive

Mars Opportunity Rover Remains Unresponsive

For over two months, there has been no sign of NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover. The rover hasn’t shown any sign of life since June 10. That was the day the rover disappeared into a massive Martian dust storm The rover, worth... 
Southwest Airlines Posts New Support Animal Restrictions

Southwest Airlines Posts New Support Animal Restrictions

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is tightening its policies regarding support animals on flights, with the changes scheduled to take effect on Sept. 17. In the most notable change, psychiatric-service animals, which are trained to help... 
Romania Erupts In Violence During Corruption Protests

Romania Erupts In Violence During Corruption Protests

Hundreds of people were injured in Romania after anti-corruption protests turned violent. An estimated 100,000 people had joined the protest at Piata Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, while tens of thousands more protested... 
NCAA Announces New Rule Changes

NCAA Announces New Rule Changes

Significant changes are coming to college basketball as the NCAA has approved rewrites to a number of the rules governing college athletics. Most of the changes come from recommendations made by the Commission on College Basketball,... 
Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

A new radio telescope in Canada has picked up a mysterious new radio signal believed to have come from deep space. A radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a transient radio pulse... 
TSA Screening At Small Airports May End

TSA Screening At Small Airports May End

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering ending screening of passengers at about 150 smaller airports across the country. Those airports serve planes with 60 seats or fewer and see about 10,000 passengers per... 
Facebook Unveils New Time Management Features

Facebook Unveils New Time Management Features

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has created several new features for the Facebook and Instagram apps that will help users manage and limit the amount of time they spend on them. Facebook wrote in a blog post: “We developed these tools...