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Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case, Report

Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case

Judge Halves Jury’s $1B Punitive Damages Award in J&J Hip Implant Case. The suit filed on behalf of six plaintiffs against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson alleged that the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to fail prematurely, leaving patients facing surgeries and pain. Jurors started deliberations in the 10-week ... Read More »

BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 – complete with keyboard

BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 - complete with keyboard

BlackBerry’s QWERTY sporting smartphone, codenamed ‘Mercury’ has finally been revealed at CES 2017. Chinese manufacturer TCL has rights to create phones under the BlackBerry name, and this model is unofficially called the Mercury. They revealed a prototype today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it’s pretty darn sleek: Enjoy our official first look at what’s to come ... Read More »

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Governor Terry McAuliffe promised Wednesday to veto legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “I can’t sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia,” McAuliffe told the Associated Press. “If there’s something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and ... Read More »

NASA Announces New Space Mission To Study Black Holes

NASA Announces New Space Mission To Study Black Holes

NASA will embark on a new mission to explore supermassive black holes, neutron stars, and pulsars hidden within the depths of space. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE, will launch in 2020, and will use three specialized space telescopes to conduct its business. “Objects such as black holes can heat surrounding gases to more than a million degrees,” a ... Read More »

University of Waterloo team helps launch new autonomous vehicle at CES In Las Vegas

University of Waterloo team helps launch new autonomous vehicle at CES In Las Vegas

Researchers at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. ... Read More »

Brain and tooth size didn’t co-evolve in humans, Says New Study

Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans, Says New StudyBrain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans, Says New Study

A new research reveals there is no link in the evolution of brain and tooth size. Published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research compared brain size evolution with reduced tooth size rates in eight hominin species: two australopiths (A. africanus and A. afarensis, roughly 1.9-2.9 million years old), two members of Paranthropus (P. robustus and ... Read More »

Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC News

Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC News

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News to take on a broad role at NBC News. According to the New York Times, NBC News chairman Andrew Lack offered the anchor a “triple role” at the station, where she’ll be hosting her own daytime show — along with an “in-depth” Sunday-night segment — and joining her colleagues for “special political programming and ... Read More »

Gigantic Comet will be visible from earth till 14 January

Gigantic Comet will be visible from earth till 14 January

According to NASA, a rare comet that researchers have discovered will be visible from earth. According to a press release from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA actually has its eye on two newly discovered comets at the moment. But the one we care about at this exact moment is called Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, and the reason we care is ... Read More »

Granny the killer whale dies at 105; researchers say

Granny the killer whale dies at 105, researchers say

The world’s oldest known killer whale – J2, or affectionately known as “Granny” — is missing and presumed dead. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research says in a statement that “Granny” is missing and is presumed dead. Balcomb writes that it’s believed Granny had been seen thousands of times over the last 40 years and most recently had ... Read More »