Tesla registrations in California nearly halve in second quarter

Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) vehicle registrations nearly halved in the U.S. state of California during the second quarter, according to data from Cross-Sell, a marketing research firm that collates title and registration data. Most parts of the United States were under government-imposed stay-at-home orders between April and June to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, […]


The antitrust case against Google is gathering steam

Let’s spend a few minutes today catching up on the antitrust inquiries into Google. There are investigations related to competition underway against most of the biggest tech giants – Apple, Facebook, and Amazon face similar inquiries, and their CEOS are scheduled to join Sundar Pichai for a virtual hearing with the House of Representatives later […]


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 […]