Alibaba SEC Filing May Signal SoftBank Plans to Sell, Citi Says

Alibaba SEC Filing May Signal SoftBank Plans to Sell, Citi Says

(Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. registered one billion American depositary shares that hadn’t been registered before, suggesting SoftBank Group Corp. may intend to sell some of its shares. Most Read from Bloomberg Japan’s SoftBank backed Alibaba before its initial public offering so a large portion of its holdings in the company are not registered … Read more

IOC claims to meet with Peng Shuai

IOC claims to meet with Peng Shuai

China’s Peng Shuai hasn’t made a public appearance in the months after she accused a Chinese official of sexual abuse. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) ZHANGJIAKOU —The International Olympic Committee announced that President Thomas Bach has met with Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star who was the focus of worldwide outcry when she disappeared from … Read more

Don’t Miss Jupiter, Venus, and the Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula Newborn Stars

What’s Up for February? Jupiter makes its exit, Venus at peak brightness, and the star-forming cloud next door. With the departure of Saturn and Venus over the past two months, Jupiter is the only bright planet left in our twilight skies in February, and it’s on its way out! The giant planet stands alone, low … Read more

PETA outraged by ‘Jackass Forever’ animal stunts, tells moviegoers to skip

PETA outraged by 'Jackass Forever' animal stunts, tells moviegoers to skip

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging moviegoers to skip “Jackass Forever” while calling for a criminal investigation into the film’s production. PETA claims the goofy stuntmen in the box-office smash hit allegedly commit cruelty and abuse against the animals in some of the stunts. The fourth installment of the “Jackass” franchise … Read more