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Smart Technology is Not Making Us Dumber After All, According to New Study

There are plenty of negatives associated with smart technology—texting and driving or blue light rays inhibiting sleep. But now we can be assured that the digital age is not making us dumber, according to a new study. While some might struggle to find places without Google Maps, the researchers found that the digital age is […]

Sport

Roger Federer holds off Cameron Norrie fightback to move on at Wimbledon

After a trying opening round match that ended in the retirement of his surging opponent, Adrian Mannarino, then a routine second round win against his historic punching bag, Richard Gasquet, as Roger Federer stepped onto Centre Court to face Cameron Norrie, his form was still a source of curiosity. Theoretically, by retrieving far more balls, […]

Lifestyle

New online calculator can help predict death and end-of-life care needs for older adults

Although most Canadians die from predictable causes and have health needs that can be met at home, only 20% of people receive a physician home visit in their last year of life. To help understand the changing care needs of older adults as they age and when they might be nearing the end of their […]

Business

Facebook hits $1 trillion value after judge rejects antitrust complaints

A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc (FB.O) that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal complaint was “legally insufficient.” Facebook shares rose more than 4% after the ruling. The share price rise put Facebook’s market capitalization over $1 trillion […]

Technology

Andy Jassy officially takes over as Amazon CEO from Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, who has served as the CEO of Amazon since founding the company exactly 27 years ago on July 5th, 1994, has officially stepped down from the role. Andy Jassy is now listed as the company’s CEO on its investor relations website, after previously having run Amazon Web Services since 2003, while Bezos is […]

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High School Graduates Use Senior Trip Money To Help Their Community

Students from a high school in Maine have donated the $8,000 raised for their senior trip to help people in need. This year, members of Islesboro Central School’s Class of 2021 — all 13 of them — were eyeing a trip to Greece, or maybe South Korea. Previous trips have gone to the France, Iceland, […]

Sport

Denmark’s Euro 2020 run is built on class and coaching, not just team spirit

Denmark are on a mission they never wished to undertake, inspired by a tragedy their players may never truly absorb, yet their uplifting march to the European Championship semi-finals is not entirely explained by the spirit they have found following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest. That is too simplistic and a disservice to Kasper Hjulmand and […]

Lifestyle

Lower exposure to UVB light may increase colorectal cancer risk

Inadequate exposure to UVB light from the sun may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, particularly in older age groups, according to a study using data on 186 countries, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Researchers at the University of California San Diego, USA investigated possible associations between global […]

Business

U.S. biofuel groups urge EPA to curb oil refinery waivers despite ruling

U.S. biofuel and corn industry groups said on Monday they are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to use restraint in its use of waivers exempting refiners from their biofuel blending obligations after the Supreme Court last week upheld the controversial program. The pressure comes as the refining industry and its representatives push hard for the […]

Technology

Kaseya ransomware attackers demand $70 million, claim they infected over a million devices

Three days after ransomware attackers started the holiday weekend by compromising Kaseya VSA, we have a clearer idea of how widespread the impact has been. In a new ransom demand, the attackers claim to have compromised more than 1 million computers, and demand $70 million to decrypt the affected devices. Kaseya’s software is used by […]