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NASA Rocket Carries Adler Planetarium Student Project into Space

NASA Rocket Carries Adler Planetarium Student Project into Space

For some, the launch of a rocket into space to resupply the International Space Station is a routine mission. But...

Food Stamps, Online Grocery Shopping Are About to Mix 

Food Stamps, Online Grocery Shopping Are About to Mix 

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in...

National Enquirer Being Sold to Former Newsstand Mogul 

National Enquirer Being Sold to Former Newsstand Mogul 

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky...

Slight US Boost Seen From New North American Trade Pact

Slight US Boost Seen From New North American Trade Pact

The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the U.S. economy, especially auto parts production, but may curb vehicle assembly...

Facebook ‘Unintentionally’ Uploaded Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

Facebook ‘Unintentionally’ Uploaded Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016,...

ILO: Changing World of Work Poses New Safety, Health Risks

ILO: Changing World of Work Poses New Safety, Health Risks

The U.N. labor agency says existing methods of protecting workers from accidents and disease are not good enough to deal...

Google: Android Users Get Browser, Search Options in EU Case

Google: Android Users Get Browser, Search Options in EU Case

Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its...

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Resigns Amid Economic Crisis

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Resigns Amid Economic Crisis

Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar has resigned days after returning home from crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Samsung to Investigate Reports of Galaxy Fold Screen Problems

Samsung to Investigate Reports of Galaxy Fold Screen Problems

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has received a few reports of damage to the main display of...

US Trade Deficit Hits 8-Month Low on Weak Chinese Imports

US Trade Deficit Hits 8-Month Low on Weak Chinese Imports

The U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February as imports from China plunged, temporarily providing a boost...

UN: Smartphones, Digital Technology Can Improve Health Care

UN: Smartphones, Digital Technology Can Improve Health Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines on digital health intervention. The U.N. agency said governments can...

Long-Hidden Kafka Trove Within Reach After Series of Trials

Long-Hidden Kafka Trove Within Reach After Series of Trials

A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary...

Human Tissue Used to Create 3D Printed Heart

Human Tissue Used to Create 3D Printed Heart

Scientists in Israel have revealed what they say is the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue. It’s hoped the...

Tech Toys No Longer a Trend, They’re Everywhere

Tech Toys No Longer a Trend, They’re Everywhere

Tech toys used to be their own category at the toy store, but just as technology has become unavoidable in...

China’s Economic Growth Steady Amid Tariff Fight With US

China’s Economic Growth Steady Amid Tariff Fight With US

China’s economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, in a reassuring sign that...