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California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

An alarming, precipitous drop in the western monarch butterfly population in California this winter could spell doom for the species, a scenario that biologists say could also plunge bug-eating birds and other species into similar death spirals. Only 28,429 of the striking orange-and-black butterflies were counted at 213 sites in California, an 86 percent drop […]

Paul Fenton makes his first NHL trade, and it's somebody he… – The Athletic

Paul Fenton makes his first NHL trade, and it's somebody he… – The Athletic

Pontus Aberg won’t have to walk far to find his new locker room Thursday morning. After checking into the Anaheim Ducks’ hotel in the Twin Cities on Wednesday, Aberg — a fast, high-skilled, right-shot winger that Wild general manager Paul Fenton drafted in the second round with the Nashville Predators in 2012, learned he had […]

Berkeley's robot "picker" hints at a new future for warehouses – Axios

Berkeley's robot "picker" hints at a new future for warehouses – Axios

Pick up a glass of water, then lift a fork: Without thinking, you chose the best way to grasp each object. Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a robot that makes the same calculation, choosing on the fly whether to grab an object with pincers or lift it with a suction cup. Why it matters: […]

An Oahu Travel Diary from the Designer Behind Nolita’s Beachiest Boutique – Vogue

An Oahu Travel Diary from the Designer Behind Nolita’s Beachiest Boutique – Vogue

Traveling home to Hawaii has become more of a rarity for New York-dwelling Winnie Beattie. But the founder and designer of Warm, a boutique and label located on Mott Street, spent six months each year of her childhood in the Aloha State, walking to the beach with her sister and surfing every day. “I miss […]

Boyfriend, father of her child present when the shooting occurred; SPD chief details Chatéri Payne's death – FOX 8 Live WVUE

Boyfriend, father of her child present when the shooting occurred; SPD chief details Chatéri Payne's death – FOX 8 Live WVUE

“Thank God for the men and women who proudly wear a uniform everyday,” said Raymond. “Woman like Officer Chatéri Payne who willingly took an oath to serve the citizens of this city.” While Raymond said he doesn’t know if her job contributed to her death, he’s thankful for her service, and hopes the community will […]

Asia-Pacific $100+ Mn Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Therapeutics Markets to 2024 – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Business Wire

Asia-Pacific $100+ Mn Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Therapeutics Markets to 2024 – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Business Wire

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2024 – Launch of NASH-Specific Premium Products and Rising Prevalence to Drive the Market” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The NASH Asia-Pacific market will be valued at $102.6m in 2024, growing from $33.7m in 2017 at a CAGR of 17.2%. Over the forecast period […]

European Shares Edge Up After Mixed Session in Asia – Wall Street Journal

European Shares Edge Up After Mixed Session in Asia – Wall Street Journal

Global stocks wavered Wednesday as investors absorbed a fresh dose of uncertainty over the U.K.’s attempts to leave the European Union. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.3% with mild, broad-based gains in opening trading. The index’s banking sector climbed 0.9% after its Italian constituents came under pressure Tuesday, following reports that the European Central […]

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East – Algemeiner

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East – Algemeiner

Paz Hirschmann (L) and Sami Saadi (R), joint co-CEOs of Tsofen, at the Awarding Ceremony of the Abraham Fund Initiatives Shared Life Award, 2018. Photo: Abraham Fund Initiatives. “You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi, co-founder of Tsofen, an organization working to […]

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit – Minneapolis Star Tribune

DUNSTABLE, England — Brexit has British business owners on edge — and that is great news for Lovespace, a storage and warehousing company outside London. Lovespace, which collects boxes from customers, stores them and then returns the goods when needed, says revenue from businesses doubled over the past year and inquiries quadrupled as enterprises large […]

Barcelona transfer targets in January: Willian, Fernando Llorente, Olivier Giroud – SkySports

Barcelona transfer targets in January: Willian, Fernando Llorente, Olivier Giroud – SkySports

Willian and Fernando Llorente have both been linked with January moves to Barcelona This week we are considering what business the top clubs around Europe are looking to do in January. Next up, Barcelona… Ernesto Valverde’s side currently have a healthy five-point gap over Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga, and a Champions […]