Massive exoplanet orbiting small star upends planet formation theories

Astronomers are questioning the theories of planet formation after discovering an exoplanet that technically shouldn’t exist. The planet, about the mass of Neptune and more than 13 times as massive as Earth, was detected orbiting an ultracool M-dwarf star called…

Hollywood box office sales slumped in November

Movie theaters slumped into a “Slow-vember,” say industry analysts, as several of the season’s most anticipated movies drew underwhelming box office sales last month. Domestic theaters grossed about $553.6 million this November, a 12% decline from last year and still more…

The big business of brows

Once, if you were talking about going to the salon for a trim, a restyle, color or shape, you’d have been talking about the hair on your scalp. But in 2023, it’s just as likely to be your eyebrows. That’s…

Selena Gomez: How beauty can influence our mental health

We are constantly bombarded with images and social media posts that make people feel like they need to achieve perfection, which is unattainable. I have been open about my own personal mental health struggles and how I have felt “less…

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No shortage of Christmas trees this year, but don’t expect any red-tag deals

With Thanksgiving out of the way, the hunt for a Christmas tree is on for plenty of families wanting to snag the perfect Fraser fir or pine for their homes this year. But spending on a real Christmas tree is…

The world may be close to getting its first cargo ship that emits almost no carbon dioxide

The world’s first cargo ship that produces nearly zero planet-heating pollution is on track to set sail in 2026, according to one of the firms behind the project. Fertilizer producer Yara International and its partners plan to power the Yara…

Green Seas: Unravelling Climate Change’s Impact on the Ocean Colour

In an alarming display of the far-reaching impacts of climate change, NASA satellites have revealed a striking transformation in the ocean colour. More than half of the planet’s vast oceanic expanses have taken on a verdant hue due to disruptions…

Fed Chair Powell: Too early to say when to expect rate cuts

Investors have mostly concluded that the Federal Reserve is done hiking interest rates, and are already looking toward rate cuts next year, possibly as early as in the first half of 2024. Fed Chair Jerome Powell says: Not so fast….

What is ‘Barbie Botox,’ TikTok’s latest beauty obsession?

Isabelle Lux, a 32-year-old content creator from Palm Beach, Florida, said she was terrified while sitting in the chair waiting for her ‘Barbie Botox’ — 40 units of the neurotoxin injected into each trapezius, the muscle holding up her neck….

Ariana Grande reveals she had ‘a ton’ of lip filler and Botox, but stopped years ago

Ariana Grande has revealed she’s taken a hiatus from lip fillers and Botox injections in recent years. Grande’s comments came during a video made for Vogue about her beauty secrets, during which she got candid — and emotional — about how her…