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Here's the first country in the world to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

Planning a holiday to Palau? Take the right sunscreen or you'll be up for a hefty fine. The Pacific island nation, an archipelago made up of over 500 islands and home to some of the most stunning coral reefs in the world, will become the very first country in the world to ban sunscreens that are harmful to reefs, BBC reports. SEE ALSO: The most damning conclusions from the UN's special climate change report It's a whole country ban similar to that imposed by Hawaii, which became t...
Tags: Science, US, Bbc, Hawaii, Un, Pacific, Palau, Hawaii Palau, Peleliu Wall


The Exiled Ex-President of the Maldives Has Returned in the Wake of His Rival's Election Loss

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term.
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President Trump Says Heather Nauert Is 'Under Very Serious Consideration' to Be Next U.N. Ambassador

President Donald Trump says State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is “under very serious consideration” to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Tags: Science, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, HEATHER NAUERT


Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In an attempt to protect coral reefs that divers have dubbed the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans “reef-toxic” sunscreen from 2020. Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Pacific, Wellington New Zealand, Palau, Nation & World, Tommy Remengesau Jr


Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack

Researchers at the security firm Armis announced this week that they discovered two serious chip-level vulnerabilities that could potentially put “millions” of enterprise access points at risk. Namely, the security flaw could allow hackers to gain access to networks completely undetected.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Bluetooth, Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Wifi, Aruba, Access Points, Meraki, Armis, Bleeding Bit


'I Reported and He Got Promoted.' Google Employees Hold Worldwide Walkout Over Sexual Harassment

Google employees who helped to organize a worldwide walkout in protest of the company's handling of sexual assault allegations and other issues say Thursday's actions were just the beginning
Tags: Google, Science


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Captures Stunning View of Asteroid Bennu Ahead of Arrival

More than two years after its launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has beamed back what the space agency is calling a “super-resolution” view of the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx is NASA’s exciting mission to near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, which the spacecraft is set to reach in about a month, to collect and bring…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Spacecraft, Bennu, Osiris Rex


Google Staffers Are Walking Out Over Sexual Harassment Scandals. Here's What to Know

Thousands of Google staffers across the world are walking off the job Thursday in protest of the tech giant’s handling of sexual misconduct at the company.
Tags: Google, Science


For This 29-Year-Old Candidate, Student Debt Is an Issue That's Come of Age

"These are the types of issues that just aren't being talked about in D.C."
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DOJ Charges Chinese Companies With Stealing Trade Secrets from Micron

We’re finally getting some concrete movement in the confusing cold war between the Chinese and American tech worlds. On Thursday, the Justice Department unsealed charges against a Chinese state-owned company and its Taiwanese subsidiary that allege they stole intellectual property from U.S. chipmaker Micron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Doj, Justice Department, Micron, Chinese state


Peter Thiel Goes On the Record About Injections of Young Blood

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel took the stage at the New York Times DealBook conference today to provide fresh insights on how to navigate the challenges ahead. He also personally addressed reports that he engages in an experimental life-extension therapy that involves the injection of blood from youthful…Read more...
Tags: Science, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, New York Times Dealbook, Blood Boys


Reef-rejuvenating LarvalBot spreads coral babies by the millions

The continuing die-off of the world’s coral reefs is a depressing reminder of the reality of climate change, but it’s also something we can actively push back on. Conservationists have a new tool to do so with LarvalBot, an underwater robot platform that may greatly accelerate efforts to re-seed old corals with healthy new polyps. The robot has a history going back to 2015, when a prototype known as COTSbot was introduced, capable of autonomously finding and destroying the destructive crown of t...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Climate Change, Tech, Conservation, Queensland, Southern Cross, Robotics, GreenTech, Queensland University of Technology, Southern Cross University, Peter Harrison, Matthew Dunbabin


The Best Cyber Monday Gaming & Media Deals [Updating]

If you didn’t grab all of the gaming and media deals you wanted during Black Friday, there’ll be no shortage of them on Cyber Monday. We’ll be collecting all of the best deals in this space below through the entire day, so it’s game on.Read more...
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The Best Cyber Monday Home Deals [Updating]

Home is where the heart is where you’ll find some killer deals. You’ve reached our Cyber Monday deals hub for all things home, including all the smart home gear your house can handle, plus furniture, kitchen accessories, tools, and more. Stay tuned, we’ll be updating this post as deals go live, and throughout the day.Read more...
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NASA’s Dawn probe falls silent, ending mission to mysterious dwarf planet Ceres

Dawn is dead, but Dawn is not gone: Today NASA said that the Dawn spacecraft has fallen out of contact with Earth, presumably because it’s run out of the thruster fuel that was used to keep its antennas oriented toward Earth and its power-generating solar panels oriented toward the sun. After Dawn missed out on communications sessions on Wednesday and today, NASA declared an end to the mission. During its 11 years in space, Dawn sent back unprecedented closeups of the asteroid Vesta as well as C...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Vesta, Ceres, Dawn


President Trump Says He Wants to Limit Asylum Seekers. Experts Say He's on Shaky Legal Ground

Trump's idea may go against U.S. law
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South Korea University mandatory dating class

South Korean universities have courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Students have to date each other in three randomly assigned pairings. Courses on dating, sex, love... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Asia, Science, Technology, Medicine, Singapore, World, Innovation, Korea, Population, Policies, South Korea University


NASA's Dawn asteroid mission ends as fuel runs out

Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials said Thursday. Scientists have known for about a month that Dawn was essentially out of hydrazine, the fuel that kept the spacecraft's antennae oriented toward Earth and helped turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. When the spacecraft missed scheduled communications with NASA's Deep Space Network on Wednesday and Thur...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Dawn


Self-Transforming Robot Takes Us a Step Closer to Actual Transformers

The path toward humanoid robots capable of transforming themselves into trucks, dinosaurs, and airplanes is now a bit shorter, thanks to the invention of a modular robot that can alter its physical form to match the needs of a situation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Robotics, Futurism, Transformers, Mighty Morphin


The 12 Coolest Horror References We Spotted in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a bewitching series based on a popular comic book, but it also pays homage to the horror genre as a whole. Here are a few of the best horror references we came across during the first season, as well as a few special Easter eggs from behind the scenes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Netflix, George Romero, Riverdale, Sabrina, Suspiria, Night of the Living Dead, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Nightmare On Elm Street


Turbulent video shows the moment a Russian rocket failed, sending two astronauts back to Earth

The Russian space agency Roscosmos released footage of the nearly-disastrous rocket launch that imperiled the lives of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on October 11. While the video is dramatic, it also proved the effectiveness of the Soyuz rocket's emergency abort system — which blasted the crew capsule away from the damaged launcher — ultimately allowing the two-person crew to parachute back down to Earth.  The footage, captured by a camera attached to the ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Boeing, Roscosmos, Michigan Technological University, Brad King, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Space Systems Research Group, Orbion Space Systems, King Roscosmos


The 10 Best Deals of November 1, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Palau Becomes First Nation to Ban Sunscreens That Harm Corals

Sunscreen is essential for any tropical trip. After all, no one’s trying to return home with red, burnt skin. Your favorite brand may soon be illegal, however, if you’re headed to Palau, a 500-island archipelago in the Pacific. Why? Because some sunscreens contain chemicals that are harmful to coral.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pacific, Coral Reefs, Sunscreen, Palau, Save The Reefs, Palau Becomes First Nation


Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colors, spots, speckles

An analysis of 12 fossilized dinosaur eggshells from Europe, Asia, North America and South America detected the same two pigments present in colorful birds eggs in a dinosaur group called eumaniraptorans, which includes well-known meat eaters like Velociraptor and the small feathered dinosaur ancestors of birds. "We discovered that egg color is not a trait unique to our modern birds, but evolved in their non-avian dinosaur ancestors," said Yale University paleontologist Jasmina Wiemann, who led...
Tags: Science, South America, Yale University, Europe Asia North America, Jasmina Wiemann


Pacific Biosciences surges on $1.2 billion takeover offer from DNA sequencing company Illumina (ILMN, PACB)

DNA sequencing company Illumina announced in a press release that it was acquiring Pacific Biosciences for approximately $1.2 billion. Illumina expects to close the transaction in mid-2019. Pacific Biosciences is a company that also specializes in gene sequencing.
Tags: Science, Illumina, Pacific Biosciences, PACB


DNA sequencing giant Illumina just bought rival Pac Bio for $1.2 billion — here's why

Illumina just paid $1.2 billion for Pacific Biosciences, to help it retain its dominant position in the DNA sequencing space, biotech experts say. Illumina, which is valued at more than $45 billion, makes the machines that companies from 23andMe to Ancestry rely on for their sequencing. Illumina ILMN , the company that makes the machines that sequence the vast majority of human genomes, is buying a smaller competitor called Pacific Biosciences PACB for $1.2 billion.
Tags: Science, Illumina, Illumina ILMN, Pacific Biosciences, Pac Bio, Pacific Biosciences PACB


Alex Jones Sued By Yet Another Parent of a Sandy Hook Shooting Victim

A wave of deplatforming efforts earlier this year did a great deal to deflate conspiracist and MAGA windbag Alex Jones of Inforwars infamy. But if there’s one thing he still excels at, it’s getting taken to court.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Infowars, Scarlett Lewis, Maga, Free Speech Systems


NASA’s Dawn spacecraft just ran out of fuel and now it’s dead

It was only just yesterday that NASA announced its Kepler space telescope had officially been declared dead, and now there's another long-running mission that has also met its demise. Today, NASA revealed that the Dawn spacecraft, which was studying some of the larger objects in our Solar System's asteroid belt, has also run out of fuel. The craft, which launched back in 2007, had already outlived its planned lifespan, so this news isn't entirely unexpected, but the fact that it come...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Vesta, Ceres, Kepler, Dawn, Thomas Zurbuchen


The Best Black Friday Gaming & Media Deals [Updating]

Black Friday is one of the best times of year to get a new game console, pick up a game that’s been on your wish list, or score some discounted gift cards for your favorite media services. We’ll be collecting all of the best deals in this space below through the entire holiday weekend, so it’s game on. Stay tuned,…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Black Friday Hubs


Watch a Famous Supernova Change Over 25 Years

Perhaps the most important supernova of the modern era is SN 1987A, the closest supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope. Scientists have been observing the explosion’s remnants since the 1987 event.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Astrophysics, Supernovae, Multimessenger Astronomy, Sn 1987a



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