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Lowe’s Goes All-Out for Boy w/ Autism Who Loves The Store – Crowning the 4-Year-old an ‘Honorary Associate’

When you wander the aisles of a big-box hardware store, you can hunt up everything from garden gear to grills to paint. What you might not expect is that in the appliance section, you can also find a jumbo-sized package of goodwill and compassion. Lowe’s may be a hardware giant, but it seems they have […]

Sport

49ers claim Takk McKinley off waivers

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t play coy about the team’s hopes of landing defensive end Takk McKinley via waivers on Tuesday and his transparency didn’t wind up costing the team a shot at adding the 2017 first-round pick. According to multiple reports, the 49ers have been awarded McKinley on Wednesday. Shanahan confirmed that the […]

Lifestyle

Gene could slow down tumor repair in breast cancer brain metastasis

Treating tumors presents a tricky conundrum: a higher dose of radiation is more effective for treatment, but the higher the dose, the more danger it poses to healthy cells. Researchers at Yale have made significant inroads into solving this problem in a paper titled, “LRRC31 inhibits DNA repair and sensitizes breast cancer brain metastasis to […]

Business

Facebook’s war with CMA could end in £3bn fine

Facebook has become embroiled in an explosive row with Britain’s markets watchdog that could result in a fine of up to £3billion. The social media giant has lost a legal case to overturn an order by the Competition and Markets Authority in June that demanded Facebook freeze a host of business activities while officials investigated […]

Technology

PayPal will now let all users in the US buy and sell cryptocurrencies

PayPal will now let all users in the US buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies right from their PayPal account. The news came in an update to a press release from last month announcing that the new functionality was on the way (via TechCrunch). I’m seeing the functionality available in the PayPal app. For me, there’s […]

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Arkansas Schools Install Solar Panels to Save Millions On Energy and Pay Teachers More

An Arkansas school district saved so much money from switching to solar power for their buildings, they were able to bump up their teachers’ salaries and eliminate their budget deficits. The Batesville School District in Arkansas switched to solar power in 2017 when—following an audit by an energy efficiency company called Entegrity—they discovered they were […]

Sport

Davante Adams limited in practice, “the idea” is to play Sunday

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams played through an ankle injury last Sunday and it did not keep him from going up to get the game-winning touchdown pass against the Jaguars. Adams can’t guarantee that he’ll be able to play through it again this weekend. Adams was limited in practice on Wednesday as the Packers started […]

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Scientists identify brain cells that drive wakefulness and resist general anesthetics

Neuroscientists don’t know precisely what brain circuits control wakefulness and sleep, nor exactly how drugs for general anesthesia affect those circuits. But a new study from Penn Medicine researchers brings neuroscience a step closer to solving that important conundrum. A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in […]

Business

Marks & Spencer discussed deal to buy Jaeger

Marks & Spencer is still having ‘informal’ talks to acquire British fashion firm, Jaeger Marks & Spencer discussed a possible deal to buy British fashion label Jaeger just days before the company collapsed into administration on Thursday. The high street giant’s chief executive, Steve Rowe, is understood to have taken a lead role in M&S’s […]

Technology

Amazon sues influencer over alleged Instagram counterfeit scheme

Today, Amazon filed suit against an influencer and a range of online businesses over an alleged counterfeiting scheme conducted across Instagram and Amazon’s Marketplace platform. According to the complaint filed in federal court in Washington state earlier today, the influencers advertised counterfeit luxury items on their Instagram page to be sold under dummy listings to […]