November 14, 2019

Bladder drug can cause eye damage

From Newsmax The widely used bladder drug Elmiron may cause eye damage, a new study claims. A report released last year suggested that the drug — known as pentosan polysulfate sodium and used by hundreds of thousands of people for decades — may be toxic to the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of […]

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch SpaceX  successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in May, but whereas those, and two launched last year, were for testing purposes, this new batch is the […]

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch Google  is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by TheWall Street Journal, starting as early as next year. Google is calling the project “Cache,” and it’ll partner with […]

The death of CES

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio The Consumer Electronics Show has been on life support for years. With the recent announcement from USA Today that “CES has been named one of the 10 Best Auto Shows in the world,” I would have to say a proper funeral is all we’re missing. I’ve been attending the […]

Saffron defends eyes against diabetes

From Newsmax Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., writes: The retina of the eye is composed of neurons, glial cells (microglia and astrocytes), complex networks of connections, and specialized light receptor cells. The retina develops along with and is directly connected to the brain. As we age, the retina suffers from the same types of degeneration as […]

Stingray-inspired spacecraft could eventually probe the atmosphere of Venus

By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch NASA’s  next Venus  probe could be an atmosphere-skimming robotic stingray designed by the University of Buffalo. UB’s CRASH Lab, which is the institution’s Crashworthinesss for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids laboratory, has been selected by NASA to get early-stage funding as part of a program the agency devised to come up with new and innovative […]

2019 ratings continue to smash records as Mazda excels in latest crash tests

Today, Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of four new vehicles. Two compact SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz’s GLB and the Mazda’s CX-30, and the larger Ford Explorer HYBRIDhave joined the ranks of five stars vehicles published this year. Opel/Vauxhall’s supermini, the Corsa, earned four stars.  The best performer of this round is without doubt the Mazda CX-30, a subcompact crossover in between […]

US: Thank you + study: 18% would rather skip Thanksgiving than drive for it

With Thanksgiving approaching, we thought you’d be interested in the results of a recent survey Esurance conducted on what people would do to avoid Thanksgiving travel. We surveyed 1,000 Americans — and here are the key takeaways: Over half of Americans are stressed by Thanksgiving travel 25% would rather cook the full meal with no help than have to drive […]

How CBD works

From Ellevet Sciences If you are not familiar with the endocannabinoid system, then let us first give you a short introduction. It is a recently discovered system but it is very important. It is responsible for monitoring a wide range of physiological functions. When a problem occurs in any of these functions, the job of […]