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Boeing's Grounded 737 Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines to Cancel 90 Flights Per Day Through April

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded models in Boeing’s 737 Max series earlier this month following two separate deadly crashes involving the jets, and a number of changes to aircraft software and training procedures are expected as soon as this week. In the meantime, however, American Airlines said it is…
Tags: American Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737 Max 8, Airplanes, Lion Air Crash, Ethiopian Airlines


Barr's Summary of Russian Cyber Interference in the 2016 Election Is Comically Light on Details

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference to boost Donald Trump in the 2016 elections—a report that states it took “19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic…Read more...
Tags: Robert Mueller, Russian Election Interference, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Internet Research Agency, Facebook, Social Media, Elections, 2016 Election, Technology


Apple Could Reportedly Discuss Its Rumored Subscription Gaming Service at Monday Event

Apple’s highly anticipated Monday event will likely see an unveiling of Apple’s forthcoming TV streaming and subscription news services. But there’s a possibility that Apple may also touch on its rumored subscription game service, Bloomberg reported Saturday.Read more...
Tags: All Of The Things, Apple, Gaming, Streaming, News


How I Deal With Periods of 'Diabetes Burnout'

A woman with type 1 diabetes explains how she deals with periods of "diabetes burnout" where she doesn't feel motivated to manage her condition.


This incredible NASA snapshot reminds us how gorgeous Jupiter really is

Jupiter, the "king" of planets in our solar system, is a hostile place you definitely wouldn't want to visit. The gas giant is a swirling mass of storms that stretch hundreds of miles deep, and the larger storms on the planet like the Great Red Spot are large enough to swallow Earth several times over.Despite its volatile nature, and the fact that nobody really knows what lies deep within the planet, Jupiter is still one of NASA's favorite photography targets because it's just so bea...


Why Russia's Aircraft Carrier Dreams Won't Die

Would Moscow ever still consider building a ship like this?


Report: String of Massive Blazes at Sea Worrying Shipping Industry

International shipping concerns are worried about a wave of major nautical blazes that have resulted in death and injury among crew as well as damage to ships and cargo running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Fires, Shipping, Grande America, Maritime, Mega Ships, Disasters, Technology


The Animators Behind Into the Spider-Verse Got Together To Create Their Own Fantastic Audio Commentary

The real star of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wasn’t any incarnation of Spider-Man: it was the art. The distinctive art style earned Spider-Verse justified mountains of praise, and now the animators of the film have banded together to create a real treat for fans. Read more...
Tags: Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Spider Man, Sony Pictures, Marvel, Audio Commentary


Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massive fire at a nearby petrochemical storage facility. Before the wall was repaired on Saturday, the breach sent fuels, water and fire suppressant foam to a waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The spill and cleanup has halted ship traffic since Friday on a 5-mile stretch of the chann...


AIs are being trained on racist data – and it’s starting to show

Machine learning algorithms process vast quantities of data and spot correlations, trends and anomalies, at levels far beyond even the brightest human mind. But as human intelligence relies on accurate information, so too do machines. Algorithms need training data to learn from. This training data is created, selected, collated and annotated by humans. And therein lies the problem. Bias is a part of life, and something that not a single person on the planet is free from. There are, of course, va...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Science, Syndication, Tech


Another Parkland Survivor Takes His Own Life

A second survivor of the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has taken his own life, the Miami Herald reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Gun Violence, Parkland Teens, Mental Health


With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

The U.S. embassy in Oman said in a statement that the agreement governed U.S. access to facilities and ports in Duqm as well as in Salalah and "reaffirms the commitment of both countries to promoting mutual security goals." The accord is viewed through an economic prism by Oman, which wants to develop Duqm while preserving its Switzerland-like neutral role in Middle Eastern politics and diplomacy. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deal was significant by improving a...


Jonathan Hickman Returns to Marvel Comics With Two X-Men Books

Jonathan Hickman has had some legendary Marvel runs. His Fantastic Four saga is still shaping depictions of the first family of Marvel, and his Avengers run is almost equally as beloved. Now, after a couple years away, Hickman is back, writing not one, but two X-Men books. Read more...
Tags: X Men, Marvel Comics, Marvel, Jonathan Hickman, Disney


How to Upgrade Your Morning Alarm Clock Experience on Your Phone

Many of you probably get up every day with the help of an alarm on your smartphone. But are you using your phone’s alarm to its full potential, or settling for the standard default ringtone at a certain time and leaving it at that? These are the tricks, the apps, and the gadgets that can upgrade your wake-up…Read more...
Tags: Alarms, Mobile, Android, Ios, Sleep


Emilia Clarke Reveals She Suffered 2 Brain Aneurysms While Filming Game Of Thrones: “I Wasn’t Going to Live”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress experienced her first one at age 24 while doing a plank.


Keep Your Torpedoes Crossed: Breakthrough Could Turn U.S. Submarines into 'Aircraft Carriers'

Lots of questions, but it all seems very exciting—and likely to keep planners in Beijing and Moscow scratching their heads.


Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

Abu Dhabi derives about 50 percent of its real gross domestic product and about 90 percent of central government revenue from the hydrocarbon sector, according to ratings agency S&P. The emirate launched a 50 billion dirham ($13.6 billion) stimulus fund, Ghadan 21, in September last year to accelerate economic growth. The new initiative, named Hub 71, is linked to Ghadan will also involve the launch of a 500 million dirham fund to invest in start-ups, said Ibrahim Ajami, head of Mubadala Ventu...


Fill Your Digital Library With a Few Discounted Bestsellers

It’s Sunday which means Amazon’s running a sale on Kindle eBooks. This time around, you get to pick from over a dozen digital copies of New York Times bestsellers including TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, Calypso by David Sedaris, and CIRCE by Madeline Miller. Prices start at $2 and go all the…Read more...
Tags: Kindle, Kinja Deals, Kindle Deals, Ebooks


Pick From Two Discounted, Eye-Popping BenQ Curved Monitors

Curved TVs might be a on their way out, but curved computer monitors actually make some sense, because you actually sit close enough to them for the curve to wrap around your periphery. Read more...
Tags: Monitors, Computers Accessories, Kinja Deals, Amazon Deals


The drugs don’t work: what happens after antibiotics?

Antibiotic resistance is growing so fast that routine surgery could soon become impossible. But scientists are fighting back in the battle against infectionThe first antibiotic that didn’t work for Debbi Forsyth was trimethoprim. In March 2016, Forsyth, a genial primary care counsellor from Morpeth, Northumberland, contracted a urinary tract infection. UTIs are common: more than 150 million people worldwide contract one every year. So when Forsyth saw her GP, they prescribed the usual treatment:...
Tags: Antibiotics, Society, Science, Medicine, Research and development, Health


The five: magnetoreceptive animals

Scientists have discovered that humans may be able to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field. Here are some other species with animal magnetismLast week, researchers from the California Institute of Technology announced that they believe humans have the ability to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field – a power known as magnetoreception. In an experiment, participants’ brains were described as “freaking out” when the magnetic field was changed unexpectedly. Continue reading...
Tags: Zoology, Biology, Science, Technology


Patients bear increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval

Despite an FDA approval of growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), the mean cost burden to patients and their families has increased over time.


Cost savings from growth hormone insurance strategies not passed on to patients

Increasingly aggressive insurance strategies have lowered the total costs and insurance costs of growth hormone drugs, but those savings are not being passed on to patients, according to new research to be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.


Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds

Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. Boys with obesity enter puberty at an earlier age than average, according to a study that will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.


Fathers-to-be: smoking could harm your baby

Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). For mothers-to-be, both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke were detrimental.


'It scared the hell out of people': Looking back at Three Mile Island 40 years ago

The March 28, 1979, accident at the nuclear power plant led to widespread fear in the region. Today, though, the plant just seems to be part of the landscape.


Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

A cities are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.


Boeing Software Updates to Fix Anti-Stall System 'Tentatively' Approved by FAA: Report

Following Boeing’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to release a series of updates to its operational training and 737 Max jets no later than next month, the Wall Street Journal reported that those changes have been “tentatively” greenlit by Federal Aviation Administration officials, though further…Read more...
Tags: Boeing, Boeing 737 Max 8, Faa


1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage facility in Deer Park, Houston caught fire this week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, with at least 15 cases dubbed serious…Read more...
Tags: Deer Park, Air Pollution, Public Health, Petrochemicals, Intercontinental Terminals Co, Houston, Texas, Disasters, Environment


Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday. After months of testing, which included sending some samples abroad, about 110 remains cannot be identified, said the head of the National Forensic Sciences Office, Fanuel Garcia. "We have all of them and we are holding on to them, awaiting a time to carry out a collective burial," he said...



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