This California Highway Has Just Become the First State Road Made From Recycled Plastic in the US

This may look like just an ordinary stretch of newly-paved road, but it’s actually being hailed as the first mile of recycled plastic highway on a state road anywhere in the U.S. Using more than 150,000 single-use plastic bottles, sustainable landscaping company TechniSoil partnered with state transit officials to repave the one-mile stretch of three-lane […]


Alexa Grasso wins flyweight debut with strong showing against Ji Yeon Kim

Moving up to flyweight paid off for Alexa Grasso at UFC Vegas 8. The 27-year-old prospect out of Mexico struggled to find consistency when competing at strawweight so she decided to test herself at 125 pounds on Saturday night. With speed, power and good conditioning, Grasso was able to out strike and out work Ji […]


Strokes in babies are surprisingly common—here’s how the body rushes to the rescue

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is shedding light on the development of the brain’s immune defenses—and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in the first month of life. The brain’s frontline defenders are immune cells known as microglia. These cells make up 10%-15% of […]


Yum China applies for Hong Kong debut amid U.S.-China tensions

Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC.N) filed an application for a secondary listing in Hong Kong on Friday, a rising trend among some Chinese firms to list closer to home in a bid to mitigate risks from escalating U.S.-China tensions. The owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants in China expects the New York […]


Djay’s smart beat and vocal isolation feature is becoming a standalone app

It’s free (and fun) to play around with Algoriddim is launching a spinoff of its popular Djay app today. The new Mac app, called Neural Mix Pro, lets you isolate and extract different parts of a song, like its drum beat or vocals. You can then export those segments and use them for DJing or […]


This Woman’s Lifelong Fear Of Fruit and Vegetables Was Cured By Hypnotherapy

A British woman who has eaten only cheese, fries, and pasta for more than 20 years after developing a fear of fruit and vegetables has been largely cured by hypnotherapy. Before her treatment, Jenny Edgar would gag if she tried anything other than dry cereal, cheese, and biscuits, or her typical dinner of pasta or […]