Year: 2020

Robert Wickens asks for help to rejoin IndyCar’s iRacing event

Robert Wickens wants to race in the opener of the new IndyCar iRacing Challenge series Saturday, but he will need some help in finding a ride. Or in this case, the components of a simulation rig. Wickens already was on the initial entry list for the race, but he was scratched Thursday morning because of […]

Researchers discover novel role of specific histone deacetylase in non-small cell lung cancer

The survival rates for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have improved greatly over the past decade thanks to several new targeted treatment options for patients. However, lung cancer still remains the number one cause of cancer-related morality, leading to approximately 154,000 deaths each year in the United States. Many patients do not respond […]

GM extends North American shutdown, does not set restart date

General Motors Co (GM.N) said Thursday it will extend a shutdown of its North American plants beyond March 30, but added it does not know when it will restart operations. The largest U.S automaker said “given the unprecedented circumstances, exactly when we will resume production is unclear.” The company also said compensation of board members […]

The Nintendo Switch is getting ports of BioShock, Borderlands, Burnout, and lots more

Nintendo released a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini presentation today, announcing a variety of new games, rereleases, and DLC coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020, including classics like XCOM 2, BioShock, and Borderlands; a first look at the next Smash Bros. DLC character; more Star Wars ports; and more. Here are the biggest announcements and […]

Coronavirus prompts prisoner releases around the world

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, some countries are freeing prisoners to stem the spread of the virus in crowded jails or free up space for COVID-19 patients. Iran have already released 80,000 prisoners, according to official reports. Among them were British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 42, who was jailed in 2016 on what […]

Florida State’s Patrick Williams declares for NBA draft

Florida State forward Patrick Williams announced on Thursday that he will be declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft. Williams, a 6-foot-8 and 225 pound combo-forward, averaged 9.2 points as a freshman for the Seminoles. He is projected as a mid-to-late first round pick. Williams fills a role that NBA teams really value in the modern […]

Pandemic deaths could top 1.8 mn even with tough response

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe could hit 1.8 million worldwide this year even with swift and stringent measures to stop it, according to a study from Britain’s Imperial College published Thursday. Researchers estimate that tens of millions of lives could be saved if governments act fast to adopt strict public […]

Ross Stores, other retailers cancel vendor orders following coronavirus hit

After closing stores around the world to curb the spread of the coronavirus, retailers are now telling some vendors to immediately cancel orders. On Thursday, discount store operator Ross Stores Inc (ROST.O) sent a letter to its vendors, notifying them it would cancel all merchandise purchase orders through June 18 due to the impact the […]

Huawei’s Watch GT 2E is a sporty redesign of its last smartwatch

Huawei has a new sporty smartwatch it’s announcing alongside its flagship P40 smartphone series. The Huawei Watch GT 2E includes 100 workout modes, like rock climbing, skateboarding, and parkour, and has storage for up to 500 songs, Huawei says. The red and green versions of the device feature a similar design to the Nike Editions […]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to narrate movie about elephants in first post-royal project

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is set to return to the small screen in her first post-royal project, as the narrator of a new film about a family of elephants journeying across Africa. A trailer for Disneynature’s “Elephant,” posted on the official Disney Twitter account, said it “follows one family’s extraordinary 1,000 mile journey across […]