Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is going to Harvard after getting a reported 1270 on the SAT — it shows test scores aren’t everything

mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX/AP Parkland school shooting survivor and gun law activist David Hogg is going to Harvard University. He received a score of 1270 out of 1600 on the SAT, according to TMZ. The bottom 25% of students admitted had an average score of 1460. His reported score has sparked a debate over whether Harvard should […]

Jose Mourinho: Rio Ferdinand slams ex-Man Utd boss – ‘Things aren’t improving’

That is the view of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand. Mourinho was sacked by United this morning after a poor start to the season. His final game in charge was Sunday’s dispiriting 3-1 Premier League defeat at Liverpool, which left them 19 points behind the table-topping Reds. United crashed out of the Carabao Cup in […]

Start-Ups Aren’t Cool Anymore

At happy hours and class breaks, at the part-time MBA program I attend through the University of Texas at Austin, the conversation often drifts toward new business ideas. A mobile app to schedule text messages in the future. (Use case: Compose your best friend’s happy birthday text the day before.) A social network that doesn’t […]

‘The Predator’ Almost Had Predator-Monkey Hybrids, But Some Things Aren’t Meant to Be

Remember The Predator? Shane Black‘s sequel/reboot hit theaters this year, but it seems like everyone already forgot about it already. Maybe we’d all still be talking about The Predator right now if it had kept one of the script’s early ideas intact: Predator-monkey hybrids. That’s right – at one point, The Predator was going to feature Predator DNA mixed […]

FYI, saying ‘men aren’t women’ now qualifies as ‘hateful conduct’ on Twitter

Twitter’s crusade against “hate speech” has vanquished yet another meany face. A prominent Canadian feminist says that the company flagged a tweet she wrote which meekly suggested that men aren’t women. Isn’t Twitter fun? Meghan Murphy, editor of Canada’s leading feminist news portal, Feminist Current, was recently informed by Twitter that two of her tweets […]

Five solar roof shingles that aren’t from Tesla

Enlarge (credit: CertainTeed) In November 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gathered a collection of investors, fans, and journalists at the Universal Studios backlot in Los Angeles, California, and revealed his vision of a “solar roof”—that is, tiles with solar cells integrated into them so that they look just like regular roofing tiles, except they produce […]

A lioness killed the father of their 3 cubs, and zookeepers say they aren’t sure what provoked the attack

Free-Photos/Pixabay A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs, suffocating her mate by inflicting injuries to his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo. Zookeepers had never before noticed any aggression between the two lions, the zoo said in a statement issued on Friday. Staff members at the zoo said they’re “not sure what provoked” […]

Companies Aren’t Going Public Anymore

Tyler Comrie One week this summer, the Nasdaq stock market listed five recent initial public offerings, including Sonos, the home-audio company, and Vaccinex, which makes a promising cancer drug. That same week, an investor looking at Nasdaq’s Listing Center would have seen the names of 16 stocks set to disappear. The reasons for the delistings […]

Vision Problems? Ford CEO Says There Aren’t Any

Analysts and investors are quick to point out a key similarity between Ford Motor Company’s stock and the terrain between the Appalachians and Outer Banks, viewed from west to east. Unlike Tesla’s recent share price plunge(s), Ford’s decline has been gradual, remaining stubbornly unaffected by the automaker’s attempts to turn it all around. While he’s […]

E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors

The Food And Drug Administration may force several e-cigarette brands to stop selling flavored products if they can’t prove they can keep their products out of minors’ hands. The brands — Juul, Vuse, MarkTen, blu and Logic — have 60 days to convince the agency they have adequate plans to stop kids from vaping with […]