US carries out second execution in a week, killing man lawyers say had dementia

The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed. Wesley Purkey was put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. He spoke out against capital punishment from the […]


UFC on ESPN 13 results: Jimmie Rivera out strikes Cody Stamann to win first fight back in over a year

Despite taking a fight on extremely short notice, Jimmie Rivera still put on striking showcase to get his first win since 2018. Over three rounds, Rivera consistently beat Cody Stamann to the punch, winning the exchanges and connecting with the better shots to ultimately win a unanimous decision. While the judges all gave him the […]


Sylvester researchers identify protein target that might ease graft versus host disease

In a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, Robert Levy, Ph.D., along with graduate student and first author Cameron Bader and colleagues, have shown that inhibiting the STING protein pathway could protect certain patients from graft versus host disease, the most serious complication from bone marrow (stem cell) transplants. “This pathway is very important […]


Delayed tax day to bring revenue lift to cash-strapped U.S. states

A downward spiral in revenue in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak will pause this month for most U.S. states as Wednesday’s income tax filing deadline generates billions of dollars in payments that would have been due in April. But looking past the burst of last-minute payments of taxes incurred in 2019 before the pandemic […]


Google invests in Indian internet giant Jio and plans new ‘affordable’ smartphone

Google is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms, an Indian internet giant that offers broadband, mobile services, and online commerce platforms, the company announced today. The investment, which is pending regulatory review, is part of Google’s commitment to invest around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven […]


Oil spill from Yemen tanker ‘would be four times worse than Exxon Valdez’ – UN

Time is running out to prevent a disastrous oil spill from a deteriorating tanker loaded with 1.1m barrels of crude that is moored off the coast of Yemen, the UN’s environment chief has said. Inger Andersen told the UN security council that a spill from the FSO Safer, which has had no maintenance for more […]


Blueprint of oxytocin receptor facilitates development of new autism drugs

The so-called “love hormone,” oxytocin, is not only involved in strengthening the mother-child relationship and regulating social bonding; it has also been associated with mental health disorders like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, social anxiety, and addiction vulnerability. Furthermore, oxytocin triggers the birth process, and is involved in many aspects of sexual reproduction, as well as corresponding […]


Trumps tweet support for Goya Foods amid boycott campaign

U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump are rallying support for Goya Foods on Twitter, as social media pressure continues for boycotting the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company over its CEO’s effusive praise for Trump. Early on Wednesday, the Republican president tweeted, without citing evidence, that “Goya Foods is doing GREAT. […]


TuSimple finds a partner to help it build a fleet of robot semi trucks

US truck maker Navistar is joining forces with TuSimple, a leading autonomous vehicle startup, to build a self-driving semi truck that can operate without a human driver on highways and local roads. As part of the deal, Navistar is taking a minority stake in TuSimple — though neither company would disclose the size of Navistar’s […]