The US opens its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers 

In August, the US government announced its plans to eventually start allowing travelers into the country after closing its borders to most of the world early on in the pandemic.  At the... Read more »

Vuse becomes the first e-cigarette to get FDA approval 

In the US, all medical products are regulated by the FDA, including e-cigarettes. Now, the agency has approved an e-cigarette for the first time in its history.  Three products under the Vuse... Read more »

Amazon plans to open its first UK High Street store

Now that it’s become the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has announced plans to expand its High Street presence in the UK by opening its first non-food retail store.  The shop, which... Read more »

Researchers find high levels of microplastics in babies 

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic found in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, cosmetics, agricultural fertilizers, and washing products. The effects are widely unknown, and despite calls for a ban, some... Read more »

What caused the global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp?

After a major outage on Monday affecting tens of millions of users around the world, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are now officially back online. All of the Facebook-owned platforms crashed early... Read more »

The latest COVID-19 restrictions for restaurants and fast-food chains

Now that most social restrictions have ended, spending at US restaurants and fast-food chains has quickly rebounded from the lows of the pandemic.  In fact, according to data from The NPD Group/CREST,... Read more »

Air pollution could increase the risk of pregnancy complications 

It’s estimated that air pollution causes seven million deaths globally each year. According to WHO data, most people live in areas that exceed the guidelines for the limits on levels of pollutants,... Read more »

UK fuel supply crisis continues as the government puts military on standby 

In the last week, fuel supply chain issues and a shortage of truck drivers have meant panic buying of petrol and diesel across the UK.  According to the Petrol Retailers Association, which... Read more »

Gas prices are predicted to surge over the winter 

With the colder winter months quickly approaching, consumers are starting to think about the cost of heating their homes. But, with gas prices rising and predicted to increase further over the next... Read more »

Social media platforms secure Afghan users’ accounts amid Taliban takeover

Social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, have said they will start to take steps to protect users in Afghanistan from being targeted by the Taliban.  After the rapid takeover of... Read more »