Common household products should carry asthma warnings, research concludes

Commonly-used household products should carry a warning that they increase the risk of asthma, according to a new evidence review. New research conducted by Smartline, a research project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, finds evidence that a group of chemicals found in a wide range of products in people’s homes increases the risk […]


BoE sees no evidence yet to support climate capital charges on banks

The Bank of England (BoE) does not have evidence yet to force banks to hold more capital to cover risks from climate change, its Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday. The BoE is for the first time stress testing how banks and insurers would cope with meeting the United Kingdom’s net zero climate goals […]


LeBron James is coming to Fortnite this week

LeBron James is the latest celebrity to enter the Fortnite metaverse. Starting on July 14th, players will be able to purchase two different versions of the NBA star: a regular LeBron with a handful of outfits, and another modeled after his role in the upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy. The two skins, and […]


King Cobra Tries To Follow Child Indoors In

A hair-raising video shows a snake trying to follow a family inside their home. A frightening video of a king cobra trying to follow a toddler has gone viral on the Internet. It showed the venomous snake, about two metres long, slithering on the shiny floor of a front yard in Vietnam with breathtaking speed […]


Allen Robinson not expected to sign long-term deal before deadline

A report last week indicted a long-term extension between Allen Robinson and the Bears appeared unlikely before the July 15 deadline. The sides have had no substantive talks in months. Nothing has changed since. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports it appears Robinson will play on his $17.88 million tag for 2021 with a long-term […]


Audit uncovers tobacco companies’ tactics to circumvent regulators and target kids

Smoking among young teens has become an increasingly challenging and costly public healthcare issue. Despite legislation to prevent the marketing of tobacco products to children, tobacco companies have shrewdly adapted their advertising tactics to circumvent the ban and maintain their access to this impressionable—and growing—market share. How they do it is the subject of a […]


Fendi teams up with Thelios as LVMH focuses on eyewear

Fendi, part of France’s LVMH (LVMH.PA), said on Thursday it had struck a partnership deal with spectacle maker Thelios to create, produce and distribute the Italian fashion house’s eyewear collection. Thelios is a joint venture between LVMH and Italian spectacle maker Marcolin, in which the luxury group holds a 51% stake. The Autumn/Winter 2021 collection […]


Android 12 will let you play games as you’re downloading them

Google is announcing a big new feature for its upcoming Android 12 update on Monday: you’ll be able to play games as you’re downloading them. For particularly large games, this could be very useful, as it means you won’t have to wait as long to jump into a game and start playing. You can get […]


‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Richard Branson’s Space Flight In 2014

The Simpsons seemingly predicted Richard Branson’s trip to space. The Simpsons has seemingly predicted the future several times in its three-decade run. The animated comedy series, currently on its 32nd season, has now been credited with foretelling Richard Branson’s trip to space. British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday successfully travelled to the edge of space […]


Health risks from tattoo inks not just skin deep

Permanent tattoos are becoming ever-present in Europe and North America. And with all that ink, there is an increasing number of tattoo-related side effects. There are dozens of known allergens in tattoo inks, including metallic substances and organic pigments, that go relatively unchecked in North America. Yolanda Hedberg, Western’s Canada Research Chair in corrosion science, […]