9 December 2021 | 1:00 pm

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Britain's Dyson, which makes bagless vacuum cleaners, on Wednesday lost its fight for $198.4 million in compensation from the European Commission for alleged losses due to EU energy labelling rules. Dyson had challenged the rules introduced by the EU executive in 2014, saying the labelling… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 10:00 am

Over 40 million people in the United States had their personal health information exposed in data breaches this year, a significant jump from 2020 and a continuation of a trend toward more and more health data hacks and leaks. The Verge reports: Health organizations are required to report any health data breaches that impact 500 or more people to… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 7:00 am

Fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: Scientists have spotted an unusually large exoplanet in orbit around b Centauri, a massive two-star system that is visible to the unaided eye. With a combined weight of roughly 10 Suns, it's now the heaviest star system known to host a planet. The details of this discovery were published today in Nature.… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 3:30 am

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The boss of a US mortgage company, who fired hundreds of his staff in a Zoom meeting has said he is "deeply sorry" for the way the lay-offs were handled. The sackings were necessary said Vishal Garg, but he accepted he had "blundered the execution" and "embarrassed" them. "I failed to show the… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 2:10 am

Fahrbot-bot shares a report from The New York Times: What if something in the blood of an athlete could boost the brainpower of someone who doesn't or can't exercise? Could a protein that gets amplified when people exercise help stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's and other memory disorders? That's the tantalizing prospect raised by a new study in… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 1:30 am

Switzerland is giving the green light to so-called "suicide capsules" -- 3-D printed pods that allow people to choose the place where they want to die an assisted death. Global News reports: The country's medical review board announced the legalization of the Sarco Suicide Pods this week. They can be operated by the user from the inside. Dr.… Read More »

9 December 2021 | 1:10 am

Newly released monitoring data shows that San Francisco's Millennium Tower tilted a quarter inch during the four days it took to install the first test pile to bedrock last month. From a local report: The monitoring data tracks settlement, tilting and water pressure levels underneath the sinking and leaning structure since work began on a fix for… Read More »