December 5, 2019
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Songbirds Are Shrinking in Size, Study Finds

North American songbirds have been shrinking steadily in size over the past 40 years, according to scientists who measured tens of thousands of the feathered creatures from dozens of different species and attributed the changes to rising temperatures.As the birds’ bodies got smaller, their wings gradually got longer, the scientists said in a paper published…

Astronomers find stellar black hole so large it shouldn’t exist

The team used China's Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) to find stars orbiting objects that are seemingly invisible -- a technique that had been proposed back in 1783, but hadn't really been possible until recently. They then used both the US' Keck I telescope and Spain's Gran Telescopio Canarias to determine the…

Black Friday 2019 iPhone Deals: Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart And More...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes and the author may receive a small share of that sale.Apple’s Black Friday 2019 sales are…

Big Machine Records’ Offices Shut Down Due to Threats Amid Taylor...

The feud between Taylor Swift and Big Machine has reached a scary new level.A source with knowledge of the situation tells ET that Big Machine Label Group's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down early on Friday, at 12:30 p.m. local time, due to direct and hostile death threats being made to employees of…

Dow Rises as Trump & Kudlow Tease Ambitious Trade War Timeline

The Dow Jones managed to barely capitalize on an extremely positive mood in financial markets on Monday. Boeing stock continues to suffer after Friday’s safety system bombshell, battering an index that might otherwise have surged in response to ambitious trade war proclamations from President Donald Trump and Larry Kudlow. Dow Jones Battered by Boeing Despite…

Todd Gurley is out for Sunday’s 49ers-Rams game

Getty Images Last year, Rams running back Todd Gurley didn’t miss a game until Week 16. This year, he’s officially out for Week Six. The Rams have announced that Gurley is out for Sunday’s NFC West showdown against the 49ers. Gurley suffered a quadriceps injury nine days ago against the Seahawks. Some (including me) have…