‘His trial balloon went over like the Hindenburg’: Democrats are skeptical of Michael Bloomberg’s potential 2020 run

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York, is considering a run for the presidency in 2020 as a centrist Democrat, despite an energized left wing and a crowded field.   Many Democratic strategists say Bloomberg has no path to victory.  “It’s hard to imagine someone more out of touch with the […]

Doctor Offers Simple Solution to Curb Obesity: Swallow a Balloon

This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. It’s painful to watch people pick through the plunder at a salad bar. The mind says “salad,” but the heart says […]

Red Balloon Security Raises $21.9 Million in Series A Investment for Embedded Device Cybersecurity

PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 3, 2018– Red Balloon Security, a world leader in embedded device security, today announced it has secured $ 21.9 million in Series A funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, with additional investment from Greycroft, American Family Ventures and Abstract Ventures. This latest round…Read More

‘I was like a balloon’: Amanda Barrie on the mystery allergy that could kill her

THE death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned the world but Amanda Barrie experienced such a severe reaction she ended up in hospital. On the night of Diana’s funeral in September 1997 the then Coronation Street actress was admitted with anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic response.

People are using glitches in Super Mario Odyssey’s Balloon World

Nintendo updated Super Mario Odyssey with new, free content yesterday. This introduced the Balloon World online mode that enables players to have fun with an asynchronous hide-and-seek mode. Players can either hide a balloon and earn coins as other players take turns failing to retrieve it, or they can try to find other players’ balloons […]

World View successfully launches near-space balloon from its new HQ

World View’s dreams of replacing satellites with edge-of-space balloons have been long in the making, and not without some hiccups: its initial flight, which included KFC chicken in a publicity stunt,ended prematurely thanks to a leak. Things are going more smoothly this weekend, though. The startup has completed the first launch of a Stratollite balloon […]

WATCH: Hot air balloon slams into the ground in viral video due to strong winds

A terrifying video of a hot air balloon accident has appeared online – showing the risks of the unusual form of aviation. One balloon taking off in the video doesn’t get enough high to clear another, and one passenger can be seen dropping from the basket onto the floor. The basket along with the burning […]

Gastric balloon that can be easily swallowed 'could be safe way to shed pounds'

Similar devices have been used for decades to induce feelings of fullness but intragastric balloons [IGBs] have required painful endoscopy and sedation.  It means they are used infrequently and at high cost. However, breakthrough tests on a new device known as the Elipse Balloon on obese volunteers appear to show it works in helping people […]