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Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

BUKIT BAKA BUKIT RAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Borneo, Alba, BUKIT BAKA BUKIT RAYA Indonesia


Before the Tata Nano There Was the Meera, India's First Cheapest Car

I’ve made no secret of my admiration for the Tata Nano. Okay, thanks to ridiculous cultural fixations on status, the $2,500 new car never really achieved the success I think it deserved, but it’s still a triumph of automotive engineering. What I didn’t realize was that the Nano had a spiritual ancestor, also from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nano, Cheap Cars, Indian cars, Car You Never Heard Of, Meera India, Tata Nano Okay


Tennessee man diagnosed with human form of 'mad cow' disease: What you should know about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

The rare human form of “mad cow” disease has claimed its latest victim in a young Tennessee father. Tony Gibson, 32, began experiencing symptoms of the rare neurological condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) about a year ago.
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The Best In Video Game Concept Art For 2018

My favourite feature here at Kotaku is Fine Art, a daily look at the concept art that goes into our favourite games. With the end of the year fast approaching, I thought it was time to look at some of the best work we’ve been able to showcase this year from some of the biggest games.Read more...
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FCC Fines Swarm Technologies $900,000 for Launching Illegal Satellites Into Orbit

As it turns out, if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission asks you not to do something, you should probably not do that thing—particularly when it comes to launching to unapproved satellites into orbit.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Fcc, India, Satellites, U S Federal Communications Commission, Swarm Technologies


Two lawmakers question EPA on asbestos after Reuters report

Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers have called on the Environmental Protection Agency to answer questions about asbestos exposure after Reuters reported that documents showed Johnson & Johnson knew for decades of the mineral’s presence in its popular baby powder. Whether asbestos in the talc supply in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused cancer has been the subject of litigation for years. The lawmakers, Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Suzanne Bonamici, did not mention Johnson & Johnson b...
Tags: Science, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Suzanne Bonamici, Jeff Merkley, Baby Powder, Democratic U S


Dawn of Tri-Camera Phones May Reverse $15 Billion Sunny Wipeout

Founded three decades ago by factory worker Wang Wenjian, Sunny has wilted as evidence mounted that consumers are finally cooling on mobile devices. Optical components are also pervading new fields, such as cars that increasingly load up on sensors and cameras in the interest of safety.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Committee Is Winning Even In Defeat

Democratic leaders all but killed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's push for a select
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Committee Won Even In Defeat

Democratic leaders killed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's push for a select
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U.S. Claim of Broad Spying Campaign Prompts Chinese Rebuke

Two Chinese nationals, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, were accused Thursday of coordinating with state security officials in an “extensive” hacking campaign, allegedly infiltrating 45 U.S. companies and government agencies, as well as other firms in more than a dozen countries. China’s Foreign Ministry said the government has never participated in or supported individuals in stealing commercial secrets.
Tags: Science, China, Foreign Ministry, Zhu Hua, Zhang Shilong, U S Claim of Broad Spying


Darth Vader #25 Is One of the Most Incredible, Mind-Bending Visions of the Force I've Ever Seen

The second volume of Darth Vader had a lot to live up to. Not only was it coming off the back of the revitalizing and sublime run by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, but by setting itself early on in Vader’s time, it had to balance two very different sides of Star Wars. Its final issue, out this week, is a wild…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Darth Vader, Marvel Comics, The Force, Vader, Salvador Larroca, Kieron Gillen


This trippy ’80s video effect might help explain consciousness

Explaining consciousness is one of the hardest problems in science and philosophy. Recent neuroscientific discoveries suggest that a solution could be within reach – but grasping it will mean rethinking some familiar ideas. Consciousness, I argue in a new paper, may be caused by the way the brain generates loops of energetic feedback, similar to the video feedback that “blossoms” when a video camera is pointed at its own output. I first saw video feedback in the late 1980s and was instantly entr...
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Space Force to Be Part of the Air Force: Report

Military leaders are planning to propose to house the Space Force within the U.S. Air Force, according to internal documents reviewed Thursday by Defense News. The Air Force would maintain oversight of the new space-focused military branch, similar to the way the U.S. Navy maintains oversight of the Marine Corps. The new service would be led by an undersecretary of the Air Force.
Tags: Science, Marine Corps, Air Force, U S Navy, U S Air Force, Space Force, Defense News The Air Force


Joy to the World, Into the Spider-Verse's Christmas Album Is Real

Hark the herald angels...websling?Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Marvel, Christmas, Sony, Christmas Music, Spider Man, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


Terrified, One of the Year's Scariest Films, Is Already Being Remade

Terrified is one of the best, scariest movies to come out this year. So, of course, Hollywood is going to remake it.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Guillermo Del Toro, Remake, Sacha Gervasi, Demián Rugna, Terrified




Photos: Dozens of homes damaged after tornadoes, severe storms sweep through Florida

Severe storms swept across Florida on Thursday, damaging dozens of homes ahead of the holiday weekend.
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Woman Loses Multiple Limbs and Is Fighting for Her Life After Contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome

Indiana Woman, 30, Fighting For Her Life with Toxic Shock Syndrome
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Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say

Facebook is far from releasing the coin, because it’s still working on the strategy, including a plan for custody assets, or regular currencies that would be held to protect the value of the stablecoin, the people said. Facebook has long been expected to make a move in financial services, after hiring former PayPal president David Marcus to run its Messenger app in 2014. In May, Marcus became the head of the company’s blockchain initiatives, which haven’t been discussed publicly in detail.
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Photos: 70 homes damaged after tornadoes, straight line winds blow across Florida

Severe storms swept across Florida on Thursday, damaging dozens of homes ahead of the holiday weekend.
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A Bullet to the Knee Gave a Man Lead Poisoning, 14 Years Later

As if getting shot weren’t bad enough, a bullet that stayed lodged in a man’s knee gave him lead poisoning and a nasty bout of arthritis—a whopping 14 years after it first found him.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Injuries, Lead, Lead Poisoning, Weird Science


President Donald Trump's new Space Force will fall under Air Force

The Pentagon has decided to house President Donald Trump's "Space Force" under the Department of the Air Force, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of a draft legislative proposal for the nation's newest military service. The proposal calls for the creation of the new service within the the Air Force, in a manner similar to how the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy.
Tags: Science, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Space Force


Finally Cut the Cable With This HD Digital Antenna

You can get one right now for 50 percent off.
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Why G1 Therapeutics Got Hammered 42.6% Today

Investors rushed out of the stock following disappointing trial data.
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Scientists sound alarm over radiation in Nubian aquifer

People in Egypt's western desert are drinking groundwater with naturally high levels of radium, a radioactive element, according to research presented last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington. Experts disagree on the cancer-related health risks, but babies who rely on the most radioactive wells could get more than 100 times the maximum levels recommended by the World Health Organization for long-term exposure from drinking water, according to the researchers.
Tags: Science, Washington, Egypt, World Health Organization, American Geophysical Union


The Top 10 Deals of December 20, 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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FCC fines Swarm $900,000 for unauthorized satellite launch

Swarm Technologies Inc will pay a $900,000 fine for launching and operating four small experimental communications satellites that risked "satellite collisions" and threatened "critical commercial and government satellite operations," the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday. The California-based start-up founded by former Google and Apple engineers in 2016 also agreed to enhanced FCC oversight and a requirement of pre-launch notices to the FCC for three years. Swarm launched the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Fcc, California, India, Federal Communications Commission, Swarm Technologies Inc


AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza Gets FDA Nod in 1st Line Setting

AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza receives FDA approval for first-line maintenance treatment of advanced ovarian cancer.
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, Fda, AZN Lynparza


IBM Says No Evidence That ‘Sensitive’ Data Was Taken by Hackers

“IBM has been aware of the reported attacks and already has taken extensive counter-measures worldwide as part of our continuous efforts to protect the company and our clients against constantly evolving threats,” Ed Barbini, a spokesman for IBM, said in a text message. In indictments announced Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department accused Chinese officials of running a spying campaign for roughly 10 years to steal intellectual property from dozens of companies.
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What Exactly Is Altitude Sickness?

It’s your body asking you to press pause.
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