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What's Next for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals?

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:30:33 -0400

American regulators rejected a type 1 diabetes treatment that analysts predicted would eventually eclipse $450 million in annual revenue.....
World's Largest Atom Smasher May Have Just Found Evidence for Why Our Universe Exists

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:58:00 -0400

For the first time ever, physicists at the world's largest atom smasher have observed differences in the decay of particles and antiparticles containing a basic building block of matter, called th....
Day and Night Are Perfectly Balanced in Spring Equinox Photo Snapped from Space

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:58:00 -0400

Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox. This photo shows half of the planet illuminated in light, and the other steep....
Astronomers Find Fossils of Early Universe Stuffed in Milky Way's Bulge

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:57:00 -0400

Astronomers peered into the dusky bulge of the Milky Way and found some of the oldest known stars in the universe.In a study to be published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Monthly Notices of t....
Congo Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases: health ministry

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:39:07 -0400

Congo's Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1,000 cases, the Health Ministry said on Monday, with a death toll of 629 in the world's second worst ever outbreak. Health workers have been better prepared t....
Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:31:46 -0400

The study did not look at whether the EU's General Data Protection Regulation laws would bring greater oversight to pre-installed apps on Android devices. The study found the setup posed a potential ....
Oil prices hit by worries of sharp economic slowdown

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:20:56 -0400

Brent crude oil futures were down 36 cents, or 0.54 percent, at $66.67 per barrel at 1200 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were at $58.75 per barrel, down 29 cents, or 0.49 percen....
China chemical blast toll reaches 78 as inspections ordered

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:40:56 -0400

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, as Beijing ordered a nationwide inspection of chemical firms four days after one of the country's worst industrial acciden....
After a Sex Scandal, 500 Startups and Its Former CEO Plan Their Next Acts

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:30:24 -0400

Now, both McClure and the VC firm he co-founded are taking steps to rebuild themselves, this time without one another.It was 2017, when McClure abruptly resigned from 500 Startups, retreating from th....
World's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000 cases

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:11:00 -0400

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 1,000 cases in less than nine months. A total of 1,009 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic....
Naspers to Separate Tencent Stake, Web Assets in Dutch Listing

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:50:20 -0400

Naspers chose Euronext Amsterdam to list a business that includes its 31 percent holding in Tencent, as well as investments in Russian internet platform Mail.Ru, German food delivery business Delivery....
Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to "get to zero" in polio fight

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:48:48 -0400

In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gates was optimistic about the global plan to eradicate the paralyzing viral disease, but said Afghanistan's conflict and power struggles hamper progress. "The ....
EU Said to Urge Member States to Share Intel on 5G Cyber Threats

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:35:24 -0400

In the recommendation to European capitals due to be unveiled on Tuesday, member states will be given several months to report to the EU potential cyber threats to the 5G network in their home markets....
SoftBank’s Founder Missed Out on Amazon Stake — Over $30 Million

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:36:35 -0400

Son, speaking at the Milken Institute conference in Tokyo, said he was close to striking a deal to acquire 30 percent of the U.S. e-commerce pioneer with Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos in its earl....
EU approves AstraZeneca's drug for adjunct use in Type-1 diabetes

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:35:58 -0400

British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday the European Commission approved its diabetes drug Forxiga for use as an oral supplement to insulin in adults with a rare type of the disease. Forxiga....
Uber to Seal $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Careem This Week

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:07:46 -0400

The U.S. ride-hailing giant will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes for Careem, the people said, asking not to identified because the talks are private. The notes will be ....
Apple, Qualcomm Stoke China 5G Fear as Fight Hurtles Toward End

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400

The protagonists in a wide-ranging and bitter legal battle before the U.S. International Trade Commission argue that the other’s actions are damaging the nation’s lead in fifth-generation wireless tec....
The U.S. Navy's Future: Mothership "Submarines" Controlling Drones To Attack

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:44:00 -0400

The Navy has taken several new steps in its development of several large underwater drones designed to conduct undersea reconnaissance, share combat essential data with submarine “motherships,” search....
Playing Nicely in the Sandbox: A Call to Integrate Legal Technologies Into Existing Workflows

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:00:04 -0400

Law firms are realizing that improving the core work of lawyers needs to be a joined-up experience not a disjointed tour around all the applications and services available to them.....
U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil sub in Shell, BP offshore crude

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:26:07 -0400

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico offshore heavyweights, as refiners in need of substitutes are scooping up oil produ....
Exclusive: Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:18:22 -0400

A trove of Aztec sacrifices including a richly adorned jaguar dressed as a warrior and recently discovered in downtown Mexico City could lead archaeologists to the most tantalizing find yet: an Aztec ....
Microsoft's Smith Urges Talk of Tech's 'Legal Responsibilities'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:33:19 -0400

"There are legal responsibilities that need to be discussed," Smith, who’s also the software maker’s chief legal officer, wrote in a Sunday blog post that said a company team had begun a pre-planned t....
Sad Stealth: Was the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk Retired Too Soon?

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Or was it too old to be a threat?....
YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:00:00 -0400

The retreat from direct competition with Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video service reflects the high cost -- in billions of dollars -- needed to take on those deeply entrenched players, e....
India Bans on Most Popular Game Show Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:00:00 -0400

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to R....
Why Russia's Aircraft Carrier Dreams Won't Die

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:00:00 -0400

Would Moscow ever still consider building a ship like this?....
This incredible NASA snapshot reminds us how gorgeous Jupiter really is

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:59:44 -0400

Jupiter, the "king" of planets in our solar system, is a hostile place you definitely wouldn't want to visit. The gas giant is a swirling mass of storms that stretch hundreds of miles de....
How I Deal With Periods of 'Diabetes Burnout'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:30:32 -0400

A woman with type 1 diabetes explains how she deals with periods of "diabetes burnout" where she doesn't feel motivated to manage her condition.....
Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:43:27 -0400

Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massiv....
With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:13:52 -0400

The U.S. embassy in Oman said in a statement that the agreement governed U.S. access to facilities and ports in Duqm as well as in Salalah and "reaffirms the commitment of both countries to promoting ....
Emilia Clarke Reveals She Suffered 2 Brain Aneurysms While Filming Game Of Thrones: “I Wasn’t Going to Live”

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:33:00 -0400

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress experienced her first one at age 24 while doing a plank.....
Keep Your Torpedoes Crossed: Breakthrough Could Turn U.S. Submarines into 'Aircraft Carriers'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0400

Lots of questions, but it all seems very exciting—and likely to keep planners in Beijing and Moscow scratching their heads.....
FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:28:41 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.....
Alibaba Buys Israeli AR Startup Amid China Investment Scrutiny

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:31:40 -0400

InfinityAR will join Alibaba’s Israel Machine Vision Laboratory, according to a release dated Thursday on the startup’s website. Financial details were not disclosed, but Alibaba paid more than $10 m....
'It scared the hell out of people': Looking back at Three Mile Island 40 years ago

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:03:59 -0400

The March 28, 1979, accident at the nuclear power plant led to widespread fear in the region. Today, though, the plant just seems to be part of the landscape.....
The Complex Fortune Growing Inside World's Most Valuable Startup

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:00:00 -0400

The 35-year-old founder of Bytedance Ltd. is worth about $13 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him China’s 9th-richest person and one of the fastest in modern times to ama....
Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:28:32 -0400

Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Sa....
US underground nuclear waste dump explained

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:53:44 -0400

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was bei....
First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:52:06 -0400

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep....
5,000 breast cancer sufferers could be spared chemotherapy if offered gene testing, study suggests

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:00:00 -0400

THOUSANDS of women with breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy if they were offered gene tests which show whether their disease is likely to spread, a major trial has found. The British study sugg....
Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented space, lawsuit follows

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:20:25 -0400

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice.The post Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented sp....
Hitler's Air Force Had a Fatal Flaw: No Heavy Bomber (And It Cost Him)

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:00:00 -0400

In the absence of a heavy bomber, the Luftwaffe pushed its medium bombers in World War II to the limits of their endurance.....
Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:50:36 -0400

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country.  Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest — even flooding a third of th....
U.S. Army Tanks Want Some Very High-Tech Fighter Gear

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0400

The vehicle display project comes as the U.S. Army grapples with how to replace its Cold War tanks and armored vehicles with twenty-first-century designs.....
Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:53:21 -0400

Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency workers struggling to remove volatile fuels from exposed tanks and ship traffic disrupted on the....
If you live in the northern U.S., you could see a radiant celestial treat Saturday night

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:08:15 -0400

Some of us Earthlings may see dancing, green lights in the sky on Saturday night. The sun blasted out a flare of energized particles into space on March 20, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Admi....
These Weighted Blankets Can Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:00:00 -0400

Get an extra 15 percent off these weighted blankets.....
Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:55:08 -0400

The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study presented Saturday in the United Stat....
3 Cancer Treatment Stocks to Buy in March

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:14:00 -0400

Find out why these oncology-focused companies stand out as great opportunities right now.....
American anti-vaxxers quarantined after children contract measles in Costa Rica's first case for 13 years

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:07:50 -0400

Two American children who had not been vaccinated by their parents have fallen ill with measles in Costa Rica, in the first case to originate in the country for 13 years. The Ministry of Health annou....