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Take a Look At This Extremely Far Away Space Snowman

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has delivered us images of the most distant object seen in space to date, and look! It’s this cute little space puppet, nicknamed Ultima Thule (though they should really come up with another one).
Tags: Science, Nasa


China lands on far side of moon for first time in important step for country's space programme

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space programme.  The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 am, the official China Central Television reported on Thursday. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "dark side" - is never visible from Earth. Previous spacecraft have seen the f...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, Earth, Beijing, United States, Reuters, Chang, Xinhua, China Central Television, Defence Department


Yet Another Weather App Accused of Collecting Too Much User Data

As data breaches and privacy concerns become a frighteningly common feature of our digital world, it’s increasingly important that we think critically about the kinds of apps with which we share our information. A new report from the Wall Street Journal finds that a popular weather app has been asking users for an…Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Weather, Science, Data, Wall Street Journal, Privacy And Security


NASA declares New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule a huge success

While most of us were popping the corks on bottles of champagne, NASA engineers were holding their breath as they watched the calendar flip to 2019 on the East Coast. That's because the New Horizons spacecraft, which has now traveled some 4 billion miles through our Solar System, finally made its flyby of the most distant object ever studied up close. The probe's target was the oblong space rock known as Ultima Thule, and even though the spacecraft passed the massive rock at around midn...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, East Coast, New Horizons, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Ultima


Chang'e 4 landing: China probe makes historic touchdown on far side of the moon

Lander sends back first close-up shot of previously unexplored side of the moon A Chinese spacecraft has become the first ever to land on the far side of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration.The China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed the robotic probe Chang’e 4 in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest, oldest, deepest, crater on the moon’s surface. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Lander, The moon, Chang, South Pole Aitken, China National Space Administration CNSA


Apple's Cook Faces Toughest Test Yet Navigating IPhone Slowdown

The news exposes his toughest challenge since taking over as chief executive officer from the legendary Steve Jobs: how to take the company forward when it’s top product has lost luster with consumers. Cook has dealt with a series of controversies during his more than seven years in the role, ranging from the company’s failed Google Maps replacement launch and the need to oust the head of iPhone software in 2012, to concerns over labor and tax practices. Now comes the disclosure in a letter to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Cook, Steve Jobs


After media mix-up, China says Chang’e-4 makes first landing on moon’s far side

Official Chinese media confirmed that the nation’s robotic Chang’e-4 probe made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon — but not before issuing, and then withdrawing, an initial set of announcements. The honest-to-goodness announcement came via several state-run media outlets just after noon Beijing time on Jan. 3 (8 p.m. PT Jan. 2). That’s about an hour after the Twitter accounts for China’s CGTV network and the China Daily newspaper flashed word of a landing. Within a minute or two...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, China Daily, Chang


Oil prices slide on supply surge, global market turmoil scares off investors

Oil prices fell on Thursday amid volatile currency and stock markets, and as analysts warned of an economic slowdown for 2019 just as crude supply is rising globally. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures dropped by around 2 percent from their last settlement, or 93 cents, to $45.61 by 0404 GMT. International Brent crude futures were down 1.1 percent, or 60 cents, at $54.31 a barrel.
Tags: Science, International Brent


Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon’s far side

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon. The official China Central Television says Thursday the lunar explorer Chang’e 4 had touched down at 10:26 a.m. The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as […]
Tags: Science, News, Earth, Beijing, Nation, Chang, China Central Television


Chang'e 4: China probe lands on far side of the moon

Lander touches down for first time in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basinA Chinese spacecraft has become the first craft ever to land on the “far side” of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration.The China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed the robotic probe, Chang’e 4 in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest, oldest, deepest, crater on the moon’s surface. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, The moon, Chang, South Pole Aitken, China National Space Administration CNSA


Twitter Moves to Stop Spread of Hacked 9/11 Lawsuit Files

In the latest enforcement of a recently adopted policy against the distribution of hacked materials, Twitter has moved to vanquish the account of a hacking group believed to have pilfered thousands of documents from an American law firm that litigated insurance claims stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Data Breaches, Dark Overlord, Goodbye Leaks


Asia IPhone Suppliers Join U.S. Slide After Apple Target Cut

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s Asian suppliers tumbled, following U.S. peers, after the iPhone maker cut its fiscal first-quarter revenue forecast on China weakness.
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Bloomberg Apple Inc


Dual UPnP-Chromecast Exploit Allows Hacker to Hijack Devices, Force Any YouTube Video to Play

Hackers have discovered a bug that allows attackers to seize control of Google’s Chromecast media streaming player, making it possible to force the device into “playing any YouTube video they want—including videos that are custom-made,” TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Network Security, Security, Science, Technology, Youtube, Cybersecurity, Chromecast, Hacking, Hackers, Routers, Networks, Exploits, Upnp


Olivia Newton-John Slams False Reports and 'Exaggerated' Illness Rumors In New Video

The singer and actress took to Facebook to shoot down rumors that she is terminally ill with only weeks to live.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Olivia Newton John Slams False Reports


North Carolina's 9th District House Race Is Still a Total Shitshow

The newly elected House of Representatives will meet for the first time later this week. When they do, it seems North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat will be empty. The state’s 9th District election remains undecided, with allegations of election fraud marring the close race between Republican Mark Harris…Read more...
Tags: Science, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, Mark Harris, Voter Fraud, Election Fraud, Dan McCready, North Carolina Voter Fraud, North Carolina 9th District


Apple's Dim Outlook Didn't Surprise Investors Who Were Watching

“Warning flags were flying,” William Fleckenstein, a Seattle-based money manager who has shorted Apple for the last three months, said in a telephone interview. “You could see the deterioration in the lack of unit growth over the last couple of years and the market share loss. Apple sank as much as 8.5 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday following Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s announcement of a reduced revenue outlook amid slowing iPhone sales, weakness in China’s economy and supply ...
Tags: Apple, Science, China, Tim Cook, Seattle, William Fleckenstein


The FBI Now Has a Media Leaks Unit 

The FBI now has a not-at-all-dystopian unit to combat “media leak threats,” according to new documents obtained by The Young Turks. The documents were partially declassified thanks to a FOIA request.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Leaks, Jeff Sessions, Trump Administration, Espionage Act, Media Leaks


A Would-Be Astronaut Dreams of Space Travel in This Charming Animated Short

A little boy obsessed with space travel suddenly sees exactly what he requires to make that longed-for journey: a coin-operated rocket ship ride sitting in front of a grocery store. Of course, those rickety things can’t really fly—or can they? Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Animation, Short Films, Nicholas Arioli, Coin Operated, Astronaut Dreams of Space Travel


Apple Cuts Sales Outlook, Citing Slowdowns in China and iPhone Sales

Apple Inc., for the first time in almost two decades, lowered its revenue outlook, citing fewer than expected upgrades to new iPhones, weakness in China’s economy and supply constraints to newer models of the Apple Watch, iPad Pro and AirPods. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Wednesday the company expects sales of about $84 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 29, down from earlier estimates of $89 billion to $93 billion. Apple reported sales of $88.3 billion in the fiscal first quarter a ye...
Tags: Apple, Science, Cook, China, Tim Cook, Apple Inc


Asian iPhone Suppliers May Join U.S. Slide After Apple Target Cut

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s Asian suppliers tumbled, following U.S. peers, after the iPhone maker cut its fiscal first-quarter revenue forecast on China weakness.
Tags: Science, China, Bloomberg Apple Inc


R.I.P. Pegi Young, musician and former wife of Neil Young has died at 66

Young had been battling cancer.
Tags: Science, Neil Young, Pegi Young


Oh No, Apple Probably Only Made $84 Billion Last Quarter

Tim Cook just issued a very curious warning: Apple is lowering its revenue guidance for the first quarter of 2019. In other words, Apple is not going to make as much money as it had previously anticipated, and it’s kind of China’s fault. How bad is the damage, you wonder? Apple now expects to earn just $84 billion in…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Business, Science, China, Innovation, Tim Cook


With All Eyes on Ultima Thule, a Chinese Rover Is Set to Land on the Moon’s Far Side

With All Eyes on Ultima Thule, a Chinese Rover Is Set to Land on the Moon’s Far Side
Tags: Science, Ultima Thule


The Root Man Attacks Black Female McDonald’s Worker, Receives Large Surprise Order of ‘That Smoke’ |

The Root Man Attacks Black Female McDonald’s Worker, Receives Large Surprise Order of ‘That Smoke’ | The A.V. Club Pete Davidson speaks on “Thank U, Next,” slams Louis C.K. in first stand-up show since suicide scare | The Concourse  | Splinter Trump’s First Cabinet…Read more...
Tags: Evening Favorites, Science, Pete Davidson, Louis C K, Root Man Attacks Black Female McDonald


There's More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who's New Year's Day Ratings 

Last night, Doctor Who returned for its sole outing in 2019 with “Resolution,” an all-in-all pretty cracking Dalek adventure. But you might instead have spent today reading about how it’s a disaster for the BBC, because overnight ratings are in, and they look pretty rough...but there’s more going on than certain…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Doctor Who, Christmas, Bbc, Ratings, New Years Day


Los Angeles unveils earthquake warning app

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has released an earthquake warning app that could give LA County residents precious seconds to drop, cover and hold on in the event of a quake. The city announced Wednesday that ShakeAlertLA is available for download on Android and Apple phones. Based on a warning system developed by the […]
Tags: Apple, Science, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, LA County


NASA’s New Horizons discovers Ultima Thule is not one object, but two

The past two days have been incredibly exciting for NASA and its New Horizons spacecraft. The probe made its much-anticipated flyby of the mysterious Solar System object called Ultima Thule early on January 1st, and NASA declared the mission a success after receiving word that the spacecraft gathered a wealth of science data. Now, as scientists begin studying the very first tidbits of information gathered by New Horizons we're learning a whole lot more about the rock. In fact, we just found ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, New Horizons, Ultima Thule


Watch Lando's Falcon Become Han's in a New Video From Industrial Light & Magic

Remember when we first saw images of the Millennium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story? Everyone freaked out because it looked so different from the Falcon of the past. But, of course, there was a plan in place for how that Falcon, owned by Lando Calrissian, would turn into the one we knew from when it was owned by Han…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Lando, Lando Calrissian, Industrial Light And Magic, Solo A Star Wars Story


Ultima Thule: First photos taken by New Horizons spacecraft reveal distant world resembles snowman

Nasa has revealed the first photo of the distant world of Ultima Thule, the most distant object that humanity has ever explored. The tiny, icy object resembles a snowman in the photo, which is just the first of a whole host of data that the space agency hopes to receive back. The picture came after flight controllers said they had had success in the high-risk, middle-of-the-night encounter at the mysterious body known as Ultima Thule on the frozen fringes of our solar system, about four billion ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Afp, Moore, Stern, Thule, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Carly Howett, Jeff Moore


​NASA releases close-up images of Ultima Thule, farthest object ever probed

Ultima Thule, officially known as (486958) 2014 MU69, is a space rock located in the Kuiper belt outside of our solar system.NASA's New Horizons probe flew past Ultima Thule on New Year's Day, snapping hundreds of photos in the process.The data gathered by the probe will hopefully help scientists better understand how planets form. None In the early hours of New Year's Day, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by a mountain-sized world outside of our solar system called Ultima Thule and snapped h...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Pluto, Ames Research Center, Stern, Thule, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Carly Howett, Jeff Moore, Alice Bowman, New York Times Stern



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