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Electric vehicles as an example of a market failure

5 days ago from Physorg

Electric vehicle revolution is well under way. Norway ambitiously heads toward having all new cars sold as zero-emission by 2025. China continues to be one of the major drivers of...

The business of biodiversity: can we put a value on nature?

5 days ago from Physorg

Nature provides people with everything from food and water to timber, textiles, medicinal resources and pollination of crops. Now, a new approach aims to measure exactly what a specific ecosystem...

The return of JellyWatch

5 days ago from Physorg

Are jellyfish populations increasing around the world? Like the weather, jellyfish blooms are something that many people talk about, but few people do anything about. One exception would be MBARI's...

Watch: Kevin Durant clears runway for monster Karl-Anthony Towns dunk

5 days ago from UPI

Kevin Durant made a business decision, stepping out of the way of a Karl-Anthony Towns dunk during the Golden State Warriors win vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.

European Union fines Google $1.7B for monopolizing online ads

5 days ago from UPI

The EU on Wednesday hit tech giant Google with a $1.7 billion fine, its third in two years, supposedly for driving down competition in online advertising.

Google fined $1.7 billion by EU for blocking advertising rivals

5 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The EU said its investigation found Google broke the EU's antitrust rules by imposing contractual restrictions on rivals

The weirdest things we learned this week: animals used to stand trial and apples kept doctors from killing you

5 days ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

5 days ago from Physorg

The second cancer victim in a year to win a surprise victory against US pesticide maker Monsanto raises the prospect of a flood of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's...

BMW warns profits will fall due to costs, trade uncertainty

5 days ago from Physorg

German automaker BMW said Wednesday that profits in 2019 will be "well below" last year's and it will cut 12 billion euros ($13.6 billion) in costs by the end of...

Study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users

5 days ago from Physorg

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at Berkeley (USA) and Stony Brook University of New York...

Project adds 11,400 intra-American journeys to Slave Voyages database

5 days ago from Physorg

Blending the power of big data and history, an expanded and redesigned version of Slave Voyages – one of the most utilized resources in the digital humanities – is now...

Autonomous transport will shape the future of cities – best get on the right path early

5 days ago from Physorg

A unique opportunity exists for infrastructure investment in Australia as transport as we know it faces disruption from autonomous vehicles.

EU regulators fine Google $1.68B US for abusing online ads market

European Union regulators have fined Google $1.68-billion US fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising.

Transportation Dept. looking into FAA approval of Boeing 737 Max 8

5 days ago from UPI

The Transportation Department says U.S. regulators didn't show enough scrutiny for a critical software system during the certification process of Boeing's 737 Max 8 airliner -- the plane that's virtually...

California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

5 days ago from Physorg

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's...

How a Viral Comet Crash Into Jupiter Helped Popularize the Internet

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A quarter century ago and thousands of miles away, a dramatic weeklong cosmic collision unfolded and helped the internet gain a foothold in people's lives.

Walt Disney Co. completes $71B purchase for 21st Century Fox

5 days ago from UPI

Disney on Wednesday officially completed its $71 billion purchase of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox as it prepares to roll out a new streaming service.

States Seek Financial Relief for Family Caregivers

5 days ago from NY Times Health

Lawmakers in California and at least seven other states want to provide state income tax credits for families that need help with home caregiving.

Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

5 days ago from Physorg

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened Wednesday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup—made by recently-acquired Monsanto—causes cancer.

Google unveils search changes to placate EU

5 days ago from Physorg

Google on Tuesday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results in an effort to avoid further fines from the EU's top anti-trust regulator.

Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

5 days ago from Physorg

Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK's looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and...

Instagram moves into e-commerce with shopping button

5 days ago from Physorg

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday made a move into potentially lucrative e-commerce by adding an option to buy products shown off in posts by selected brands.

On This Day, March 20: LBJ orders National Guard to protect Selma march

5 days ago from UPI

On March 20, 1965, President Johnson ordered the Alabama National Guard to provide security at a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery the next day.

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

5 days ago from Physorg

It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed . Disney gets far ranging...

Vontaze Burfict joins former rival Antonio Brown with Oakland Raiders

5 days ago from UPI

Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict signed with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Tuesday.

March Madness First Four: Fairleigh Dickinson, Belmont reach Round of 64

5 days ago from UPI

Fairleigh Dickinson and Belmont advanced to the Round of 64 with wins in the First Four of the NCAA tournament Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio.

China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times: state media

5 days ago from Reuters:Science

Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs" in a program they hope will help cut training times and costs for...

Apple introduces iMacs with new Intel processors

5 days ago from UPI

Apple unveiled a new iMac desktop computer Tuesday with what the company described as a two-fold performance boost.