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Rocket Lab’s low-cost Electron launcher puts satellites in orbit from New Zealand

Rocket Lab executed its second orbital mission today, sending six small satellites and an experimental drag sail into orbit from an oceanside launch pad in New Zealand. Liftoff of the Electron rocket came at 4:50 p.m. New Zealand time on Sunday (7:50 p.m. PT Saturday) at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula. This satellite launch mission was nicknamed “It’s Business Time,” in reference to its fully commercial nature as well as in tribute to one of the songs by Flight of the Conch...
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Mahia Peninsula, Rocket Lab, Conchords


Fiji poll to test PM's jump from coup chief to climate 'butt-kicker'

Fiji's former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is overwhelming favourite to win an election in the Pacific island nation this week, after transforming himself from coup leader to climate change campaigner. While many, including rights group Amnesty International, question the nature of Fiji's democracy under Bainimarama, there is no denying the radical makeover his image has undergone in recent years. The 64-year-old was denounced as a dictator by Australia and New Zealand a...
Tags: Science, Australia, New Zealand, Amnesty International, Fiji, Commonwealth, Pacific Island, Frank Bainimarama, Bainimarama


The Animation Studio Behind Wallace & Gromit Belongs to its Employees Now

So, this is cool: Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, which has animated Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Chicken Run among others, will pass on ownership of the studio to its employees, a move aimed at providing for its independence in the increasingly monopolized entertainment industry. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stop Motion, Aardman, Peter Lord, Wallace, Wallace Gromit, Aardman Animation, David Sproxton, Wallace Gromit Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run


California's Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

Smoldering debris, skeletons of cars with melted glass, a cat with a singed, soot-covered coat: ravaged by the most destructive fire to hit California, Paradise is now a ghost town. "It's devastation, total devastation, it's pretty incredible something like this occurred," said firefighter Mark Nees, who arrived from neighboring Oregon to help his California colleagues. In the center of town as well as the suburbs, there is nothing left of many houses -- most of which are built of wood in Cali...
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, California Paradise, Mark Nees


Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have put an “undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights” across the country, according to federal procurement documents obtained by Quartz.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, DEA, Donald Trump, Mass Surveillance, Customs Enforcement ICE, Drug Enforcement Administration DEA


Andrew Gillum Withdraws Concession After Florida Vote Recount Confirmed

Florida is headed for a recount in the races for governor, Senate, and agricultural commissioner, prompting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to withdraw his concession to Republican candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Senate, Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum, Florida Election, Florida Recount, Florida Vote Recount Confirmed


Get an Echo Dot For $1 When You Sign Up For an Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial

I know what you’re thinking. It’s probably something like, “This deal is too good to be true.” But, seriously, it’s as real as it gets. Here’s how to take advantage of it: First, follow this Amazon link to enter the promo code DOT1 where indicated and start your Amazon Music Unlimited 30-day free trial. Next, add the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Amazon Music Unlimited


Footage of Fire Whirls Gives a Terrifying Look at the Infernos Tearing Through California

Several people are dead and thousands of homes and other properties destroyed after wildfires descended on California this week, burning both sides of the state and laying waste to everything in their path. The Woolsey fire has reportedly burned more than 70,000 acres and hundreds of thousands of people have been…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Fires, Woolsey, California Fires, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire, Woolsey Wildfire, Fire Whirls


PayPal: What If We Banned Both Sides

Payment processing giant PayPal terminated accounts belonging to the far-right Proud Boys organization and its founder, Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, this week in what seemed to be a response to their involvement in a street brawl in New York and well-documented history of violence elsewhere. But it also banned…Read more...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Paypal, Far Right, E Commerce, Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys, Antifa, Deplatforming


California’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, California, Environment, World, Innovation, Buildings, California Department of Forestry


The FDA Is Reportedly Looking to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Following a report this week that the Food and Drug Administration was planning to announce a crackdown on the sale of some flavored vaping products, a separate report claims traditional menthol cigarettes could also be on the chopping block.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Cigarettes, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Juul, Menthol, Menthol Cigarettes, Ban Menthol Cigarettes


These Game of Thrones Christmas Sweaters Are Terrible and I Love Them So Much

Christmas sweaters are the pinnacle of seasonal kitsch. They’re terrible, brightly colored, and make everyone look ridiculous. I adore them. These Game of Thrones Christmas sweaters, courtesy of Target? Chef’s kiss. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Target, Christmas Sweaters, Kitsch


5 Things You Need to Know to Buy a Better Thanksgiving Bird

Why a heritage-breed turkey should be the centerpiece of your holiday table.
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Turkish President Says Recording of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Has Been Sent to U.S., Allies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has provided a recording of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Surveillance, Espionage, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Murder, Saudi Arabia Britain France Germany, United States the Washington Post


Listen to John Williams' Lush New Arrangement of an Iconic Star Wars Theme

Whether or not you dug the Star Wars prequels, you have to admit the music was on point. “Duel of the Fates”? Incredible, classic stuff, integral to the series’ modern identity. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Star Wars Attack Of The Clones, Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith


Report: Michelle Yeoh Could Be Getting Her Own Star Trek Spinoff

Michelle Yeoh, as Captain Philippa Georgiou and then, later, as the evil Emperor Georgiou from the Mirror Universe, was one of the most captivating parts of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. And we may be seeing a lot more of her. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Michelle Yeoh, Georgiou, Star Trek Discovery, Philippa Georgiou, Phillipa Georgiou


The Camp Fire Is Officially the Most Destructive in California’s History

As California burns from both ends, the Camp Fire currently ravaging the northern part of the state has become the most destructive in its history.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Hill Fire, Woolsey Fire, Woolsey Wildfire


A man-eating tiger is dead. And that's good for other tigers.

After killing and eating more than a dozen villagers in India over the last two years, an elusive tigress was shot dead by government-hired hunters on November 2.  Killing endangered wild tigers certainly isn't ideal, as there are only some 2,150 to 3,150 adults left in the wild, globally. But, in the unusual case that a tiger begins hunting people, it's necessary that the tiger be killed, or if possible, relocated. The legendary cats' greater existence, in a human-dominated world...
Tags: Science, Russia, India, Nasa, New York Times, Roy, Tigers, Epa, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Maharashtra, Goodrich, Panthera, AFP Getty, Wildlife Conservation Trust, John Goodrich, Anish Andheria


This Discounted Biometric Safe Is Easy to Open, But Only For You

There are plenty of small household safes on the market to keep your valuables safe, but what if you lose the key? Or forget the combination? With this biometric safe from AmazonBasics, you won’t have to worry.Read more...
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Over 8 Percent of Americans Believe They Are Struggling With Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Thoughts

Sex and everything that revolves around it can no doubt be stressful and confusing, at least some of the time. But for a decent chunk of Americans, a new survey suggests, their sexual hangups might be causing them a significant amount of mental anguish.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Mental Health, Addiction


These Walmart-Exclusive Routers Are Always Affordable, But Especially So Today

Walmart has its own exclusive brand of Wi-Fi routers, and according to PC Mag, they’re actually really solid, especially for the price. Both the AC3000 and AC1900 models are on sale for $10 and $15 less than usual, respectively, and are priced far lower than similarly specced competition. These aren’t modern mesh…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Walmart, Walmart Deals, Jetstream Deals


Here's What I Saw as I Fled the Wildfire in Malibu

I can’t tell you how it started, or even where or when. I will not be the most informed person that you will find regarding the fire currently invading the city of Malibu. I can tell you, though, what it felt like trying to get out of there Friday morning, and what it looked like.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Fire, Wildfires, Natural Disasters, Malibu, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Malibu Fire


Paramount Ranch, Location For HBO's Westworld and Countless Movies, Burns to the Ground

Paramount Ranch has been the location of countless movies and TV shows over the past 90 years, including the HBO sci-fi western Westworld. But that history has sadly turned to ash over the past 24 hours, engulfed by the flames of the Woolsey wildfire that’s devastating Southern California right now.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Westworld, Southern California, Woolsey, Paramount Ranch, Movie History, Woolsey Fire, Woolsey Wildfire, Countless Movies Burns


Nine die in California wildfires, hundreds of thousands forced to flee

Nine people were killed and hundreds of thousands ordered to evacuate as wildfires raged Saturday across California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the resort of Malibu, home to Hollywood stars. The fatalities were reported in a massive late-season inferno in the town of Paradise, in Butte County north of the state capital Sacramento, where some 6,700 structures went up in flames - officially becoming California's most destructive fire on record. Fanned by strong winds, it has sc...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, California, Sacramento, Malibu, Butte County, California Fire Department Cal Fire


Edited Transcript of MBLX earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-18 9:30pm GMT

Q3 2018 Yield10 Bioscience Inc Earnings Call
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Florida's Vote Counting Controversy Spells Trouble for 2020

The midterm elections are not yet over, and neither is the acrimony. With extremely close statewide races for governor and senator in Florida, frustration has…
Tags: Florida, Science


Ralph Bakshi Remembers the Chaos and Thrill of Making His Cult Classic Lord of the Rings Film

Before Peter Jackson, there was Ralph Bakshi, who put together a wild, rotoscoped take on Lord of the Rings that became a cult classic and helped propel the series into the unending imagination of fans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Ralph Bakshi



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