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Brent crude dips on global economy worries, U.S. oil prices steady

Brent crude prices slipped on Monday amid concerns over demand in the wake of weaker growth in major economies, while U.S. oil markets held steady after U.S. drilling activity fell to its lowest level in about two months. International Brent crude oil futures were at $60.16 per barrel at 0248 GMT, down 12 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $51.33 per barrel, up 13 cents, or 0.3 percent.
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China confirms new African swine fever cases in Sichuan, Heilongjiang

China confirmed two new cases of African swine fever, as the disease continues to spread through the world's largest hog herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said late on Sunday in a statement on its website. Another case was confirmed in a district of the city of Jixi in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang where 24 pigs died on a farm of 84 pigs. China has reported about 90 cases of the disease since it was first confirmed in the country in early August.
Tags: Science, China, Heilongjiang, Jixi, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Sichuan Heilongjiang


Oil prices pressured by oversupply, global economic concerns

Oil prices were largely steady on Monday after falling 2 percent in the previous session, but remained under pressure amid weaker growth in major economies and concerns about oversupply. International Brent crude oil futures were at $60.33 per barrel at 0423 GMT, up 5 cents, or 0.08 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $51.33 per barrel, up 13 cents, or 0.25 percent.
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Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

Many at Panasonic were puzzled. "Someone said the office full of people wearing this would look weird," said Kang Hwayoung, another member of the 10-person design team. The project is among a range of efforts in the Japanese electronics industry to reinvigorate industrial design.
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Oil prices rise, but global economic concerns weigh

Oil prices climbed on Monday after U.S. drilling activity fell to its lowest level in about two months, but increasing concerns about weaker growth in major economies kept a lid on gains. International Brent crude oil futures were at $60.37 per barrel at 0134 GMT, up 9 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $51.44 per barrel, up 24 cents, or 0.5 percent.
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Future Fossils, Thanos' Home World, and the Most Dangerous Food: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Gizmodo was all about examining the past and future this week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Physics, Twin Peaks, Thanos, Gizmodo, Alienware, Big Bang, Privacy And Security, Best Of Gizmodo


There's One Thing Amy Rutberg Really Wanted to See in Daredevil Season 4

In a recent interview, actress Amy Rutberg reflects on what could have been. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Netflix, Daredevil, Amy Rutberg


Amazon Is Reportedly Sick of Hawking You Cheap 'Crap' That Doesn't Make It Any Money

Amazon, a company valued at $1 trillion earlier this year, is reportedly sick of selling you cheap shit that isn’t making it more money.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Capitalism, Jeff Bezos, Crap


Pemex aims for splash in shallow waters, retreats from the deeps

Almost half the Pemex budget is earmarked for exploration and production, mostly in shallow water and some onshore areas. Setting out his plans on Saturday, Pemex Chief Executive Octavio Romero said two previous governments had little to show for putting 41 percent of exploration funding into deep waters: "At best we'd have the first drop of oil by 2025," he said. Pemex aims to increase production by almost 50 percent by the end of the six-year term of Lopez Obrador, who wants to reduce Mexico...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Pemex, Lopez Obrador, Octavio Romero


Scientists who revealed cause of 'great dying' mass extinction call for action to halt climate change

The scientists who revealed what caused the “greatest crisis in the history of life of Earth”, have called for immediate action to halt the further warming of the planet through human caused climate change. Oceanographers based in Seattle said the largest mass extinction in the planet’s history - what has been termed the “great dying” - was caused by extreme global warming that saw ocean temperatures rise by as much as 10C around 252m years ago. The scientists said this resulted in the seas lo...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be triggered by hyperactive immune system, study suggests 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be triggered by an out-of-control immune system which overreacts to an illness or emotional stress, a new study suggests. CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-term illness, characterised by extreme tiredness, but the biology of the disease has remained a mystery. Now researchers at Kings’ College London have discovered that some patients who were given drugs to ramp up their immune system to fight hepatitis C show similar symptoms to people su...
Tags: Science, Britain, King, ME Association, Alice Russell, Kings ' College London, Carmine Pariante, Charles Shepherd


U.S. oil prices inch up, but global economic concerns weigh

U.S. oil prices edged up on Monday amid a fall in drilling activity in the United States, but lingering concerns about weaker economic growth in major economies kept a lid on gains. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $51.35 per barrel at 0010 GMT, up 0.3 percent, or 15 cents, from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade.
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World Population Might Go to 40 Billion by 2150 But We Can Already Feed All Those People

I see several parts to the problem where many people believe the doomer overpopulation myths. The fear story resonates with deep caveman fears of starvation. Any individual person can experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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World Population Goes Up at Most 500% by 2150 But We Can Already Feed Those People

I see several parts to the problem where many people believe the doomer overpopulation myths. The fear story resonates with deep caveman fears of starvation. Any individual person can experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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California Regulators Vote to Require All Transit Agency Buses Produce Zero Emissions by 2040

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has ordered the state’s bus agencies to switch to entirely emissions-free vehicles within 20 years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday, as part of a larger overall push to push back against Republicans’ efforts on the national front to undermine state emissions…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Automotive, Conservation, Public Transit, Clean Energy, Buses, Public Transportation, San Francisco Chronicle, California Air Resources Board CARB, Zero Emissions, Require All Transit Agency


NBA Star Steph Curry Interviews Astronaut Scott Kelly as Part of His Moon Landing Apology Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is backpedaling from his on the Winging It podcast endorsing a classic conspiracy theory: that NASA’s six-manned landings on the moon from 1969-1972 somehow didn’t occur.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Conspiracy Theories, Scott Kelly, Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, Stephen Curry, Moon Landing, Moon Landing Fake, NBA Star Steph Curry Interviews


Ryan Reynolds Sent a Gift to the Guy Who Changed the Avengers: Endgame URL Into a Deadpool Advertisement

When the Avengers: Endgame trailer dropped, fans who visited AvengersEndgame.com were met with an odd surprise. The domain, it turns out, is being squatted on, and its owner, Twitter user @AGuyInChair, has turned it into a redirect. For Deadpool. Because Deadpool vs. The Avengers is a thing we’re committing to now, I…Read more...
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The Future of Drones Might Involve Bees

The Future of Drones Might Involve Bees
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China’s $856 Billion Startup Juggernaut Is Getting Stuck

Some of this comes from China’s technology giants turning themselves into conglomerates. For years, China relied on cash subsidies to encourage development of key industries. As of the first half, various levels of the government had established 1,171 guidance funds, aiming to raise and deploy a staggering 5.9 trillion yuan ($856 billion) according to China Venture.
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Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
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'Five Eyes' Spy Chiefs Agreed to Contain Huawei's Global Reach at Meeting in July: Report

At a meeting in Canada in July 2018, espionage chiefs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.—all signatories to a treaty on signals intelligence, and often referred to as the “Five Eyes”—agreed to do their best to contain the global growth of Chinese telecom Huawei, the Wall Street Journal reported…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Nsa, China, Cybersecurity, Canada, Telecoms, National Security, MI5, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Australia Canada New Zealand, Meng Wanzhou


HQ Trivia App Co-Founder Found Dead in New York, NYPD Says

A representative for the New York City Police Department said Kroll was found unconscious and unresponsive early Sunday morning. Emergency medical services responded to 56 Spring Street following a wellness check and soon after pronounced him dead, Detective Ahmed Nasser of the NYPD said.
Tags: New York, Science, New York City Police Department, Kroll, HQ Trivia App Co Founder Found Dead, Ahmed Nasser


Nord Stream 2 can be justified if Ukraine's interests safeguarded

Germany's economy minister said he believed the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline can go ahead while preserving Ukraine's vital interests, but that Berlin is also in talks to diversify its energy supply with liquefied natural gas. U.S. President Donald Trump in July accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion, Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea. Berlin and Moscow have been a...
Tags: Science, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Donald Trump, Nord Stream, Baltic Sea Berlin


Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.
Tags: Science, China, United States, Paris, Katowice Poland


Shareholders call on ExxonMobil to set greenhouse gas reduction targets

A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions. The call, led by the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and the Church Commissioners of England (CCE), comes in the wake of shareholder moves at other major energy firms seeking to make them more responsive to climate change and its impact on the business. The statement re...
Tags: England, Science, ExxonMobil, Exxon, ExxonMobil Corp, CCE, New York State Common Retirement Fund NYSCRF


James Wan Chose to Direct Aquaman Over a Flash Movie Because the Flash 'Had Been Done Before'

When James wan was approached by Warner Bros. to direct a DC movie, he was apparently given an option: Aquaman or the Flash. We know what he chose. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, The Flash, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, James, James Wan, James Wan Chose


HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead in New York Apartment

Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the popular mobile game HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment early Sunday.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Vine, Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia, Vine Co Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead


Hundreds of Local and State Officials Just Endorsed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

As the Green New Deal pioneered by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to gain momentum, the plan to wean the U.S. off of fossil fuels has now found support in more than 300 local and state government officials who called for the initiative in an open letter on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Rocket Lab Completes Successful 1st Mission For NASA

Rocket Lab Completes Successful 1st Mission For NASA
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Snow, rain and wind in late-week storm to impact holiday travel

As students embark on winter break, last-minute shoppers head to the stores and holiday travel ramps up across the country later this week, a major storm could lead to widespread travel headaches in the eastern U.S.
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