Climate change damaging male fertility

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Climate change damaging male fertility Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today in the journal Nature Communications reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects —…

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Amazon’s split HQ2 announcement could happen later today

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Amazon’s split HQ2 announcement could happen later today Bloomberg via Getty Images According to the Wall Street Journal, the location(s) for Amazon’s headquarters expansion have been locked down, and will be announced later today. After opening its search process more than a…

Snapchat’s head of content steps down

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Snapchat’s head of content steps down Snapchat Nick Bell, Snapchat’s vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure,…

Facebook is experiencing a rare outage right now

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Facebook is experiencing a rare outage right now Downdetector Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete…

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

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Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems High levels of pollution found in many of the world’s major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. The study, published in Nature Communications,…

A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones

A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones

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A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It’s a process that…

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in convenience stores

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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in convenience stores EVA HAMBACH via Getty Images You might have a hard time finding flavored e-cigs outside of vape shops in the future. According to The Washington Post, the Food and Drug Administration plans to…

Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas

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Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas Adolescent marijuana use may alter how neurons function in brain areas engaged in decision-making, planning and self-control, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings, which were presented…

Apple News app will provide real-time results on Election Day

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Apple News app will provide real-time results on Election Day Apple Come November 6th, Apple will turn its News app into election central. According to TechCrunch, the company is planning to launch a new Election Night section that will display live results,…

Lime will reportedly test car-sharing service in Seattle

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Lime will reportedly test car-sharing service in Seattle Bike- and scooter-sharing startup Lime is looking to test car rentals in Seattle, according to a report from The Information. Lime, which launched in early last year and operates in markets across 26 US…

World’s last wilderness may vanish

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World’s last wilderness may vanish The world’s last wilderness areas are rapidly disappearing, with explicit international conservation targets critically needed, according to University of Queensland-led research. The international team recently mapped intact ocean ecosystems, complementing a 2016 project charting remaining terrestrial wilderness….

Not enough fruits, vegetables grown to feed the planet

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Not enough fruits, vegetables grown to feed the planet If everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be enough fruit and vegetables to go around, according to a new University of Guelph study. A team of researchers…

Facebook is reportedly working on TikTok-like music video app

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Facebook is reportedly working on TikTok-like music video app Musical.ly Facebook’s music label partnerships opened up a lot of possibilities for the social network. According to TechCrunch, the company is currently working on a standalone app similar to TikTok/Musical.ly called “Lasso,” which…

Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature

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Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Clemson University found…

Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria

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Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust, according to a study published in the open access journal Microbiome. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that in dark rooms…