Goggia wins controversial downhill in Switzerland

After a trio of runner-up finishes this season, Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy stood atop the podium in Saturday’s controversial women’s downhill at Crans-Montana. Meanwhile Nicole Schmidhofer is in a commanding position to win the downhill title after padding her advantage. But the Austrian was bumped to fourth due to a timekeeping issue at…MORE

Trump administration inches closer to defunding Planned Parenthood

The US Department of Health and Human Services issued its draft final rule to revise the Title X family planning program Friday, jeopardizing a decades-old program that serves millions of low-income people, critics say. Title X, established in 1970, provides more than $250 million in funding for birth control and other reproductive health care services…MORE

How Robert Kraft became a billionaire

Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots in 1994 from an owner who wanted to move the team to St. Louis and call them the Stallions. “My objective in buying the Patriots is to help bring a championship to New England,” Kraft said when he took over the team. Kraft paid $172 million, then a…MORE

Rivals BMW and Daimler are spending $1 billion (together) on the future of transportation

BMW and Daimler are putting more than $1 billion into a joint venture that will develop ride-sharing, charging and parking services. The rival German carmakers announced the investment on Friday in Berlin, describing their mobility business as a “global game changer” that could help fend off challenges from upstarts including Uber. “Our mobility services have…MORE

Suppy of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UN report

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.” However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels have all…MORE

Ford is investigating its fuel economy and emissions testing

Ford is investigating the testing procedures it uses to certify its fuel economy and emissions standards after employees raised concerns about potential inaccuracies. It has hired an outside firm to look into the testing process the company said in a statement on Thursday. Ford has also brought on independent experts and will be using an…MORE

Synthetic DNA could help with search for alien life

Scientists have long suggested that if life exists beyond Earth, the processes behind it may be entirely different from everything we know. On Thursday, researchers announced that they were able to create a DNA-like molecular system that can store and transmit information. It’s not a life form, but the genetic system represents what an alternative…MORE