Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Directly Requested Information on George Soros: Report

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was directly involved in the company’s decision to seek information on billionaire philanthropist and vocal Facebook critic George Soros, the New York Times reported Thursday.Read more...
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Protesters Demand an End to Bailouts for California Company That May Have Caused Wildfires 

Protesters took over a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting on power company PG&E’s safety culture Thursday morning, responding to the company’s possible role in starting the Camp Fire, SF Weekly reports. The hearing was part of a three year investigation into PG&E’s safety practices by the CPUC.Read more...
Tags: Science, Utilities, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Jerry Brown, Cpuc, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC, Pge, PG E, Tubbs Fire, Camp Fire, Camp Fire SF Weekly

Uninvited Guests Keep Watch Inside Uighur homes

While government notices about the "Pair Up and Become Family" program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, exiled Uighurs said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion into the only place that they once felt safe.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday evening to attend the G20 summit.
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51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fifty-one pilot whales have died in a another mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales died in a different part of the country. The Department of Conservation says up to 90 pilot whales beached themselves late Thursday on the remote Chatham Islands. When staff […]
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Scientists are scrambling to repudiate researcher’s claims of editing the genes of human embryos

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, taking place this week in Hong Kong, was supposed to be a gathering of researchers and medical professionals for the purpose of furthering the scientific and ethical standards of genetic modification. Instead, it's been thrown into chaos after a Chinese scientist claimed to have gone forward with his own quest to genetically modify human embryos, some of which have already been carried to term, resulting in the first genetically modifi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Southern University of Science and Technology, Jiankui

Amazon Is Offering Gift Cards to Customers Who Complain About Its Data Breach: Report

After Amazon informed its customers last week that a “technical error” had inadvertently exposed their email addresses, the e-commerce giant is now reportedly offering gift cards as restitution to victims of the breach.Read more...
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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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Marvel and Netflix Have Canceled Daredevil

The show that kicked off Marvel and Netflix’s ambitious series of interconnected superhero shows has come to an untimely end.Read more...
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S. Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey

A train carrying South Korean engineers and officials crossed into the North on Friday to begin a landmark joint survey to reconnect railway tracks between the two Koreas. It is the first time since 2007 a train from the South has entered North Korea. "This signals the start of co-prosperity of the North and the South by reconnecting railways," Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mee said.
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Only 500 of This Artist’s Space Kit Candle Are Up for Grabs—And They’re Totally Worth the Hype

Exoplanet, Arsham’s latest art object, features the same custom fig fragrance used to scent his exhibitions around the globe—but the inspiration looks beyond the solar system.
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Only 500 of This Artist's Space Kit Candle Are up for Grabs—and They're Totally Worth the Hype

Exoplanet, Arsham's latest art object, features the same custom fig fragrance used to scent his exhibitions around the globe—but the inspiration looks beyond the solar system.
Tags: Science

The Gene-Edited Babies And CRISPR-Cas9 Controversy, Explained

Outrage continues to grow over the news that Chinese scientist He Jiankui
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Helicopter Crew Rescues Man in Water During Flash Floods in Los Angeles

A helicopter crew from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) lifted a man to safety from fast moving waters in the rain swollen Los Angeles River Thursday morning.
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Cave Paintings Suggest Ancient Humans Undersood the Stars Much Better Than We Thought

Ancient humans appear to have understood far more than typically given credit.
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Crypto-King Who Bought BitTorrent Sinking $100 Million Into Putting Video Games on the Blockchain

The price of cryptocurrencies may be steadily going down the tubes, but true believers are still hanging on to the blockchain dream. Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, is still all in. After buying BitTorrent for $150 million this summer, he now says that he’s investing $100 million to build video games on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bittorrent, Tron, Blockchain, Jonny Sun, Justin Sun, Cryptocurrency Is Still A Thing

Hackers Find Stolen NSA Exploit Useful Again, Compromise Tens of Thousands of Routers

A Microsoft exploit made public last year after being pinched from the National Security Agency has now been used by hackers to compromise more than 45,000 internet routers, according to researchers.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Microsoft, Routers, National Security Agency, Exploits, ETERNALBLUE

Coal is still king in global power production

Coal remains the most widely used means of electricity production in the world. It also happens to be the biggest emitter of climate-changing carbon dioxide of any fuel. Despite efforts to tackle global warming, worldwide demand for coal was up one percent last year, mainly due to demand in Asia.
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Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

UK researchers develop an early warning system to prevent crops in Africa being devastated.
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'Miss Environment': The 11-year-old girl 'saving Lagos'

Misimi Isimi is an 11-year-old environmentalist on a mission to clean up Lagos.
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Astronomers measure total starlight emitted over 13.7bn years

Stars have radiated 4x1084 photons since the universe begun with formation peaking 11bn years agoAll the light from all the stars that have ever existed. It is a quantity of unimaginable magnitude, but now astronomers have put a number on it.From the earliest, faintest stars, to the largest galaxies, an international team have managed to measure the total amount of starlight emitted over the entire 13.7bn-year history of the universe. Continue reading...
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Cave Paintings Reveal How Ancient Humans Understood the Stars

Ancient humans appear to have understood far more than typically given credit.
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Of Course Thrillist Knew About The Burger Guy's Domestic Violence Conviction

On Wednesday Jezebel wrote about a viral story, written by the James Beard-award winning food critic Kevin Alexander in Thrillist, that appeared to be either an act of shoddy journalism or a self-serving acceptance of a single unreliable narrator’s statement of fact. The truth, Jezebel has learned, is that it was a…Read more...
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Correction: Missing Hawaii Humpbacks story

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about a decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a researcher published data about the latest decline in whale sightings. The researcher has published peer-reviewed papers about this population of humpbacks in the past and has submitted a study about the current decline for peer review.
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The 10 Best Deals of November 29, 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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Chinese Government Says It Has Shut Down Controversial Human Gene-Editing Project

A project claiming to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies has been stopped by the Chinese government, which is declaring the work of scientist He Jiankui as being both unlawful and unethical, according to the Associated Press.Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Crispr, Bioethics, Science Scandals, Gene Editing, He Jiankui

Oh My Stars and Stripes, Avengers 4 Director Joe Russo Just Hinted That Chris Evans' Cap May Not Be Done Yet

Back in October everyone (ourselves included) made a big deal of Chris Evans’ remarks that he was done with Captain America. Well, that may have been premature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Captain America, Joe Russo, Chris Evans Cap, Avengers 4, Avengers 5

Buy TwoBlades For Your OneBlade For the Best Price Ever

If you own the Philips OneBlade—and we know a lot of you do—you can grab two replacement blades for an all-time low $20 (or $19 with Subscribe & Save) on Amazon right now, the best price we’ve ever seen. Philips claims they last about four months, but I went nearly a year with my first one.Read more...
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SEC Informs DJ Khaled That He Has Played Himself

The past year has seen its fair share of largely indistinguishable cryptocurrency scams. Think of a noun. [Noun]Coin and its founders were probably charged with fraud in the past 16 months. Most of these boneheaded grifts bleed together into one long, libertarian migraine—but only one of them can claim to have cost DJ…Read more...
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