Elon Musk unveils underground tunnels, offers rides to VIPs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic."
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SoftBank’s Telecom Unit Opens Below IPO Price in Tokyo Debut

SoftBank Corp., the new entity trading under ticker 9434 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declined 9.3 percent to 1,360 yen at midday in Tokyo on Wednesday. Son is selling a stake in his crown-jewel domestic telecoms business to fund further investments in global technology companies, a portfolio that already includes Uber Technologies Inc. and WeWork Cos. The listing also comes at a time when Japan’s wireless industry has come under pressure from the government to reduce phone bills.
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Blind Amphibian That Buries Its Head In The Sand Is Named After Trump

A newly discovered blind amphibian that buries its head in the sand has joined
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IDW's Transformers Reboot Is Going Back to Where it All Began

War? War never changes. But in the case of the war for Cybertron, it’s more like it never really goes away.Read more...
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Pixar's Stunning, Heartwarming Short Bao Is Now Available to Watch Online

Earlier this year, Pixar paired Incredibles 2 with its first-ever animated short directed by a woman: Domee Shi’s Bao, a lovely tale about an elderly woman who befriends one of her own dumplings. And now, if you missed before, you can see it for free online.Read more...
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U.S. oil prices climb after tumble, but oversupply worries drag

BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices rose on Wednesday to claw back part of their more than 5 percent losses from the previous session, with worries about oversupply and a slowing global economy keeping markets under pressure. U.S. crude oil had climbed 37 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $46.24 per barrel by 0122 GMT, after plunging 7.3 percent the day before in a session when it touched its lowest since August last year at $45.79. Global benchmark Brent was up 0.85 percent, or 49 cents, at...
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Weather stops plastic waste car reaching South Pole

A car made from waste plastic has been forced to abort its mission to the South Pole because of bad weather.
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Apple Is Sending Out Push Notifications Bothering People to Watch Carpool Karaoke

Tech giant Apple is sending out push notifications for its deeply annoying Carpool Karaoke show—a standalone spin on a The Late Late Show with James Corden segment which was released last year to terrible reviews—the Verge reported on Tuesday, in seeming disregard of its own policies on unsolicited promotional…Read more...
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Largest T. rex skeleton has new display at Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is ready to go back on display at Chicago's Field Museum in a new exhibition space.
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Trump signs memo establishing US Space Command, a new combatant command but not a military service

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Tuesday establishing U.S. Space Command as the military's 11th unified combatant command. While the new command is distinct from the "Space Force" military service that Trump has said he wants to create and the existing Air Force Space Command, it will change how the Department of Defense approaches war-fighting in space by centralizing its space operations from across the U.S. military into one place, to counter threats from China and Russia.
Tags: Science, China, Department Of Defense, Donald Trump, Trump, Air Force Space Command, Space Force, U S Space Command, US Space Command

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse's Excellent Supporting Cast Is More Star-Studded Than You Think

While the leading characters in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are incredible enough all on their own, the surprisingly large cast of supporting characters really make the movie shine in a way that’s a little difficult to put your finger on, exactly—until the credits start rolling.Read more...
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Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday.
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Homes damaged as powerful tornado touches down near Port Orchard, Washington

A powerful storm plowed into Washington state on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a tornado, high winds, heavy rain and heavy snow.
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BREAKING: Homes damaged as powerful tornado touches down near Port Orchard, Washington

A powerful storm plowed into Washington state on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a tornado, high winds, heavy rain and heavy snow.
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Wooden clothes?

A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
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Trump Orders Pentagon to Create Space Command

President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to create Space Command, a new unified combat command focused on space that is meant to lay the groundwork for a proposed Space Force. Space Command will be the military’s 11th unified combat command. While the Air Force already operates a Space Command, the new organization will bring space-oriented elements from different branches of the military under one roof.
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The bald eagle has landed on Arizona livestream

LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The world can get a glimpse of the daily activities of a pair of nesting bald eagles through a video camera set up at Arizona’s Lake Pleasant outside Phoenix. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the livestream of the nest was made available to the public starting […]
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The Top 10 Deals of December 18, 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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Trump Orders the Creation of a U.S. Space Command to Organize Military Efforts in Space

Trump Orders the Creation of a U.S. Space Command to Organize Military Efforts in Space
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Teacher of the year for life: Professor hired mercenaries to rescue student from ISIS

Charlotta Turner, a chemistry professor at Sweden’s Lund University, hired a team of mercenaries to extricate a student from ISIS-occupied territory when she found out they were going to be late on an assignment. Now we know exactly who this mug belongs to: The extraordinary events occurred in 2014 when graduate student Firas Jumaah left Sweden in response to a family emergency: ISIS had occupied a village adjacent to his hometown, where his wife and two children remained. Jumaah told Lunds Univ...
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Drone-Delivered Vaccines Are Launching a New Era of Health Aid

A one-month old baby was vaccinated, thanks to a drone.
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World's First Private Moon Lander Will Carry Israeli Time Capsule

SpaceIL’s mission to the moon began as part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. SpaceIL was the only Israeli team that participated in the competition, which originally offered a first prize of $30 million to the privately-funded team that could put a robotic spacecraft on the moon, move the craft 1,640 feet (500 meters) and have it beam high-definition photos and video back to Earth.
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Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid

Marijuana use during adolescence has long been linked to an increased risk of developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia as well as other mental health problems, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. While previous research has found otherwise healthy adult marijuana users can experience psychotic symptoms, less is known about the potential for this to occur among teens. For the current study, researchers surveyed 146 teen marijuana users, ages 14 to 18.
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Bethenny Frankel’s Allergic Reaction Was So Severe She 'Thought She Had a Stroke'

Stroke-like allergy symptoms are unusual, but not unheard of.
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Astronomers spotted the most distant object in the Solar System, named it ‘Farout’

You've really got to hand it to space scientists. They regularly deliver mind-blowing news that tells us more and more about the universe we live in, and they manage to do it all while keeping a pretty good sense of humor. Take the recent discovery of a new, super-distant Solar System object called 2018 VG18, for example. In a new announcement by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, the existence of the object was revealed, along with its very tongue-in-cheek nick...
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The 2018 Events I Completely Forgot About Until I Played Google's 'Game of the Year'

If you fancy yourself well-informed, then Google’s got the game for you. In addition to its usual ‘Year in Search’ video, it’s also released a ‘Game of the Year’ quiz to test just how well you remember what did (or didn’t) trend in 2018.Read more...
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So What If Kids Vape? 

Time passes, technology advances, and next thing you know you have newspapers writing scaremongering stories about teens doing different drugs than last time. Are you worried about your teen’s vaping addiction? Try looking at it this way: who cares? Read more...
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Why Heart Attacks Increase During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Don't end up in the ER while everyone else is partying
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Penny Marshall, Director of Big, Dies at Age 75

Penny Marshall, director of Big, A League of Their Own, and Awakenings, died today due to complications with diabetes. She was 75 years old.Read more...
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Saturn’s Rings Could Be Gone in Just 100 Million Years

With its extensive system of rings, Saturn is among the most beautiful planets in the Solar System. Sadly, it’s beauty may be fleeting, according to new research. Saturn’s rings are dissolving faster than scientists expected, according to the study, and they could be gone in 100 million to 300 million years—a…Read more...
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