Researchers explore relationship between maternal microbiota and neonatal antibody response

A healthy system of gut bacteria, or microbiota, is crucial to health: Gut bacteria not only aid with digestion, but also play an important role in the body’s immune response. Infants, however, are not born with full-fledged gut microbiota, which makes it difficult for them to fight off intestinal infections. Although little is known about […]


Costco lifts minimum wage above Amazon or Target to $16 per hour

Costco Wholesale Corp is raising the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 from next week, a dollar more than what its competitors Inc and Target Corp pay per hour. The membership-only retailer’s move comes as U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025, and […]


UK regulator to investigate Apple’s App Store ToC over alleged anticompetitive behavior

In the US Apple is currently embroiled in a high-profile case with Epic Games, but is also facing heat from the US Department of Justice, several state attorneys general, the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee, and several smaller lawsuits from developers. Now its name is beginning to pop up with UK and EU regulators over the […]


Neighbors stunned after baby’s corpse found buried in garden

Police in the small Gelderland border town of ‘s-Heerenberg disclosed that they found the remains of a baby in the garden of a home on Krokusstraat. A tent bearing the logo of the forensic investigation service was erected over a portion of the garden on Monday after authorities received a tip that the young child […]


Tom Brady discloses that he has had knee surgery

We’ve known that Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady needs knee surgery. We’ve heard, from his coach, that Brady will be ready to go in June. We hadn’t heard that the procedure has occurred. Appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Brady disclosed that the surgery has happened. “I actually had knee surgery, so I’m […]


Evolution drives autism and other conditions to occur much more frequently in boys

Evolutionary forces drive a glaring gender imbalance in the occurrence of many health conditions, including autism, a team of genetics researchers has concluded. The human genome has evolved to favor the inheritance of very different characteristics in males and females, which in turn makes men more vulnerable to a host of physical and mental health […]


Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart

Oil prices were mixed on Thursday with U.S. crude edging up to its highest close since 2019 as Texas refineries restarted production after last week’s freeze, while Brent eased on worries that four months of gains will prompt producers to boost output. Earlier in the day, an assurance that U.S. interest rates will stay low […]


Qualcomm wants to improve wireless audio quality with Snapdragon Sound certification

Qualcomm wants to boost wireless sound quality on a variety of products that utilize Snapdragon chips, so it’s combining its hardware and software technologies under a unified branding called Snapdragon Sound. The company aims to make it easier to shop for a great wireless audio experience that is more seamless and integrated across a range […]


Torture chamber suspects were planning at least 7 murders: Prosecutor

The suspects around torture containers found in Noord-Brabant last year had plans and intentions to assassinate at least seven people, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Wednesday. In a criminal conflict involving millions of eruos, prime suspect 49-year-old Roger P., alias Piet Costa, wanted to murder his rivals and their families, including children, the […]