InSight mission is digging into Mars again

NASA’s stationary InSight lander is slowly but surely getting to know Mars on a deeper level. Since landing on Mars in November 2018, InSight has been taking selfies, providing daily Martian weather reports, detecting quakes on Mars and hearing strange sounds. But its heat probe experiment was struggling to burrow beneath the surface of the…MORE

Saudi Aramco delays IPO to give clarity on impact of attacks

Saudi Aramco’s long-awaited IPO has been delayed–again. The timing for the blockbuster listing was pushed back to allow the state-run Saudi oil company to publish quarterly results that will provide clarity on the impact of last month’s attacks on its oil facilities, a source familiar with the IPO process told CNN Business on Thursday. Investors…MORE

Democrats need to sharpen their attacks on the Trump economy

If Democrats want to win in 2020, they have to sharpen their attacks on the Donald J. Trump economy. Moody’s Analytics 2020 Presidential Election Model weighs the current economy, politics and voter turnout and projects a second Trump term. “If the economy a year from now is the same as it is today, or roughly…MORE

Stephen Colbert signs new ‘Late Show’ deal through 2023

Stephen Colbert has signed a new contract that keeps him as host of CBS’ “The Late Show” through 2023, the network announced Thursday. “I’ve been asked by CBS to host ‘The Late Show’ until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena,” Colbert said in a statement. Financial terms of the deal were…MORE

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday, shows that rates of young children not receiving vaccinations against certain diseases,…MORE

Juul to stop selling several flavored products in the United States

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop selling several flavored products in the United States, the company announced Thursday. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Meanwhile, Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store — which was the only place the company sold these…MORE

Canada’s Cannabis 2.0: Edibles, beverages, vapes on deck

It’s time for Cannabis 2.0 in Canada. Canada’s foray into legal cannabis last year was intentionally slow, methodical and tempered. The forms of recreational cannabis were limited to dry flower (or bud), tinctures and capsules. Canada is marking its one-year anniversary of legal weed by way of a product upgrade. Health Canada, the governing body…MORE

Get a bird’s-eye view of NASA’s missions on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been keeping an eye on its namesake planet since 2006. It’s searched for evidence of water, identified intriguing objects on the surface and acted as a communication link for surface missions. It also has been using its fantastic camera, called HiRISE, to capture stunning views of the Red Planet. Some…MORE