Retailers dream of a glitzy Christmas, even as supply chain snarls loom

When Whitney Bromberg Hawkings launched her London-based floral business Flowerbx in Los Angeles last November, she noticed a number of clients, on their own for the holidays, treated themselves to bouquets. “There were cards that said ‘Dear me, you can get through this week’— a lot of them,” said Bromberg Hawkings. This year, it’s a […]

Microsoft overtakes Apple to become the world’s most valuable company

Microsoft surpassed Apple’s market cap on Friday to become the world’s most valuable public company. The change follows Apple’s Thursday earnings, where the company posted strong results but revealed that it lost $6 billion to supply chain constraints. On Tuesday, Microsoft also shared positive earnings boosted by Office, Windows, and its cloud products. At Friday’s […]

Family-of-5 miraculously survive after 75ft tree crushes caravan as they sleep

A family miraculously have survived after a 75ft-tall tree crushed the caravan they were sleeping in. David Ward, 51, and wife Samantha were pinned to their bed after the pine tree fell onto their caravan during strong winds in Dorset yesterday. The couple managed to crawl out before going to the neighbouring caravan where their […]

Sterling Shepard to miss Sunday’s game

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard left Monday night’s loss to the Chiefs with a quad injury and word is that he’s going to miss at least one game as a result. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that Shepard is expected to miss this Sunday’s game against the Raiders. The Giants have a bye in Week […]

Researchers detect a diffusion barrier inside fly brain

The neurons, located in the brain are interconnected in a complex pattern and establish special communication points, the synapses. All neurons require a constant environment in order to function reliably. To ensure this, the brain is surrounded by the so-called blood-brain barrier. It ensures, for example, that the nutrient balance always remains the same and […]

S.Korea’s SK On to invest $2.5 bln to build new EV battery factory in China

The battery unit of South Korea’s SK Innovation Co Ltd (096770.KS) plans to invest $2.53 billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in China, China’s local government backed Yancheng News reported on Thursday. SK Innovation’s wholly-owned battery subsidiary SK On, which supplies electric car batteries to Ford Motor Co (F.N), Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) […]

Mastodon puts Trump’s social network on notice for improperly using its code

Mastodon has sent former President Donald Trump’s company a formal notification that it’s breaking the rules by using Mastodon’s open-source code to build its social network, named Truth. This news comes from a blog post by Mastodon’s founder Eugen Rochko, but others have previously pointed out that the organization behind Truth, the Trump Media and […]

Saints, Browns talked about a possible Odell Beckham Jr. deal

The Saints don’t have, and apparently won’t have, receiver Michael Thomas. They considered having receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. Kimberley Martin of ESPN.com reports that the Saints and Browns had discussions about a possible trade for Beckham. The two sides couldn’t work out the terms, however, given the magnitude of Beckham’s salary. More and more teams […]

How doctors can help their patients make heart-healthy lifestyle changes

Lifestyle change is a powerful, proven way for a person to prevent heart disease. But to make healthy changes stick, people often need a little help. Primary care doctors could offer crucial assistance in connecting patients with counseling that’s been shown to make a difference. But because of time constraints or other barriers, those doctors […]