Spotify is piloting a cheaper ad-supported tier starting at $0.99 a month

    Spotify is piloting a cheaper ad-supported tier starting at $0.99 a month

    In brief: Swedish streaming provider Spotify is testing a new feature called Spotify Plus that’s essentially a mash up of…
    Oral Vaccines Sometimes Fail in Resource-Poor Countries – New Research Helps Explain Why

    Oral Vaccines Sometimes Fail in Resource-Poor Countries – New Research Helps Explain Why

    Healthy mouse intestine with long, finger-like villi (left) and intestine of mouse with environmental enteric dysfunction with shortened villi (right).…
    Two new genera and species of conifers from upper Cretaceous discovered in Hokkaido, Japan

    Two new genera and species of conifers from upper Cretaceous discovered in Hokkaido, Japan

    Longitudinal sections (top) and cross sections (bottom) of the fossil seed cones from two newly described genera of Cretaceous conifers:…
    Blizzard president J. Allen Brack steps down amid sexual harassment lawsuit against parent company

    Blizzard president J. Allen Brack steps down amid sexual harassment lawsuit against parent company

    What just happened? Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack is leaving his position amid a lawsuit accusing parent company Activision…
    Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Improve Survival for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

    Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Improve Survival for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

    A study led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a significant association between cholesterol-lowering drugs…
    Whatever is killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize

    Whatever is killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize

    A large coral (Siderastrea siderea) colony at Glover’s Atoll (2018) shows dead surfaces covered with boring sponge (Cliona sp.), which…
    Xiaomi replaces Samsung as Europe’s top phone vendor

    Xiaomi replaces Samsung as Europe’s top phone vendor

    Why it matters: While Samsung is the biggest phone vendor in the world, it is no longer the top seller…
    Safety of Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain Confirmed in New Study

    Safety of Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain Confirmed in New Study

    A study released in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine has confirmed the safety of a novel type of cellular therapy for knee pain…
    Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

    Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

    Over 17,000 looted ancient artefacts recovered from the United States and other countries were handed over to Iraq’s Culture Ministry…
    T-Mobile vanishes from Call of Duty and Overwatch websites as Activision Blizzard lawsuit draws controversy

    T-Mobile vanishes from Call of Duty and Overwatch websites as Activision Blizzard lawsuit draws controversy

    In brief: T-Mobile, a major sponsor of the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League, appears to have terminated the…
    Double Venus Flyby! Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo Set To Make Space History

    Double Venus Flyby! Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo Set To Make Space History

    BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter fly by Venus on August 9 and 10, 2021. Credit: ESA Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo are…
    Algorithm helps probe connections between stream chemistry and environment

    Algorithm helps probe connections between stream chemistry and environment

    Credit: Michael Browning/Unsplash Machine learning techniques may help scientists better understand the intricate chemistry of streams and monitor broader environmental…
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