Kids’ clothing retailer Gymboree reportedly filing for bankruptcy

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Corp. is filing for bankruptcy, Bloomberg is reporting. The company has a looming June 1 interest payment on its debt — which amounts to more than $1 billion. Gymboree has about two dozen retail and outlet locations across New Jersey. Retail collapse: The 23 biggest chains closing stores this year According to…

It’s hip to be square: Duo gives matzah a millennial facelift

Jewish camp friends Ashley Albert and Kevin Rodriguez co-founded The Matzo Project to fill a previously unconsidered artisanal niche By Cathryn J. Prince NEW YORK — For most Jews, the unleavened bread is a once a year food eaten during Passover because “you have to.” Sure, some people try to dress it up with a dollop…

Facial-recognition software finds a new use: diagnosing genetic disorders

Dr. Maximilian Muenke has a superpower: He can diagnose disease just by looking at a person’s face. Specifically, he can spot certain genetic disorders that make telltale impressions on facial features. “Once you’ve done it for a certain amount of years, you walk into a room and it’s like oh, that child has Williams Syndrome,” he…

Take Advantage of TBs Mark, Entrepreneurs Urged

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged manu-facturers to make use of the standard mark licence as an avenue for their improved business, as they will be certified to trade within and outside the country. TBS Acting Director General, Prof Egid Mubofu made these remarks in Dar es Salaam over the weekend when issuing 65…

Quantum Computing’s Potential to Disrupt Everything

Consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world’s energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren’t powerful enough to provide all the power for most homes; investing in stocks often feels like a game of Russian roulette. Those seemingly disparate issues can be solved by the same tool, according to some…

‘Captain Marvel’ Star Brie Larson Expects Some Backlash

Brie Larson knows that she can’t please every comic book fan. The actress will star in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” but she understands that the movie can’t possibly cover every bit of Carol Danvers’ nearly 50-year history from the Marvel Comics. “To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be…

Tesla Unveils New Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla announced its new solar roof tiles Sunday, without much fanfare. Unlike the solar roof tiles it unveiled in October, the new solar roof tiles will fit on your existing roof. “Our solar panels blend into your roof with integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware. The result is a clean, streamlined look,” the company…

Secondhand vehicle sales up

Customers browse used cars at a market in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. YUAN JINGZHI / FOR CHINA DAILY New regulations for cross-provincial sales, internet companies drive growing market Used car sales in China are gaining momentum as local authorities are removing trade barriers and people in the industry continue pushing for reforms. Statistics from the China Automobile…