Month: September 2017
  • Ruby’s Diner Stack Attack Challenge Hits the Road on 35th Anniversary Tour

    Newport Beach, CA  (  Ruby’s Diner is celebrating 35 years of America’s best burgers, fries and shakes by taking the Stack Attack Challenge burger eating competition on the road to participating Ruby’s Diner locations across Southern California. The 3.5lb Stack Attack burger towers with six 8oz. all-beef patties, loaded with Ruby’s Diner signature toppings including RubySauce, onion […]

  • NASA’S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past Earth

    NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.

  • Russians unsuccessfully tried to hack into Washington state election systems

    Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her office new about Russian hacking attempts. (Photo via Sos.WA.Gov) Today, the Department of Homeland Security told Washington state officials that Russian hackers tried to access voting systems before the 2016 election, according to a statement from Secretary of State Kim Wyman. The attempts were ineffective and Wyman says […]

  • OSIRIS-REx probe buzzes Earth on its way to an asteroid – and earthlings wave back

    Artwork shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passing by Earth. (NASA GSFC / Univ. of Arizona Illustration) NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took pictures — and had its picture taken — as it zoomed past Earth today on its way to the asteroid Bennu. The close encounter served as much more than a photo op: OSIRIS-REx’s gravity-assist maneuver was […]

  • Geek of the Week: Duke grad Alex Mariakakis finds a home at UW and a vision for continued success

    Alex Mariakakis at the University of Washington. (Photo courtesy of Alex Mariakakis) Growing up in Chapel Hill, N.C., Alex Mariakakis got his first taste of research in a region known for its exceptional universities. Oh, and he fell for basketball, too, of course. Mariakakis had acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) when he was a little kid, but […]

  • Cowboy Chicken Brings Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken to Ankeny on Oct. 3

    Dallas-Based Fast Casual Chain Continues Expansion into Midwest with Newest Restaurant Dallas, TX  (  The wait is over for Midwestern diners seeking the authentic flavor of wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Cowboy Chicken continues its national expansion with the opening of its first Iowa location at 802 SE Oralabor Road […]

  • Mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss

    A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of […]

  • Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infections

    Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft tissue. Researchers have found two group A Streptococcus genes involved […]

  • No Kid Hungry to Receive Nearly $400,000 from Church’s Chicken

    Presentation of Donation Check Took Place on Wednesday, September 20th During Church’s® Leadership Forum Atlanta, GA  (  For the third consecutive year, Church’s Chicken® has set a company fundraising record with approximately $400,000 raised in donations for No Kid Hungry in 2017. The figure is almost $85,000 more than 2016 and brings the total raised […]

  • Geared Up: Nest bets big on smart home security, and Google makes a deal with HTC

    Google’s Nest is taking its smart home tech to a whole new level. The company has been pretty quiet over the past few years, but this week they announced what they’ve been up to: Building a whole line of smart home security devices, from doorbells to AI cameras. Andru Edwards, co-host of our Geared Up […]