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Mexico City pipeline hit by 'sabotage' amid crackdown on fuel theft

A major fuel pipeline that supplies Mexico City remained closed after two ruptures in a single day, the president said on Friday, as the government works to stem shortages that have frustrated motorists and triggered economic risks. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's offensive against fuel robbers marks the leftist's first attempt to tackle entrenched corruption since taking office on Dec. 1. Criminal groups have tapped pipelines and stolen tanker trucks carrying diesel and gasoline in th...
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Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX cuts one tenth of workforce

Company cites ‘extraordinarily difficult times ahead’ behind decision to slash about 600 employees Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10% of the company’s more than 6,000 employees.The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead”. Continue reading...
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Pemex's New York roadshow spooks investors, yields spike

Yields on the debt of Mexican state-run oil company Pemex rose sharply this week after the company failed during presentations in New York to lay out a clear plan to reduce debt and increase output, analysts said. Pemex faces the possibility of a credit ratings downgrade due to costly proposals by the new government of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that include plans to build a new refinery and upgrade existing ones. Half a dozen investors and analysts who either attended or w...
Tags: New York, Science, Pemex, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Alberto Velazquez


Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog on E-Scooter Hack

In early December, Boing Boing published a piece about an e-scooter “conversion kit,” a $30 hotwiring option for users who were, in theory, able purchase any number of Bird electric scooters collecting dust at city impound lots. This apparently didn’t sit well with Bird, which promptly issued a “notice of claimed…Read more...
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'Top Chef' Fatima Ali Gives Heartbreaking Update on Her Terminal Cancer Battle

The 'Top Chef' contestant has a form of bone cancer called Ewing's sarcoma.
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SpaceX to layoff 10 percent of workforce

The company said it will "part ways" with some of its manpower, citing "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. In June, Elon Musk fired at least seven people in the senior management team leading a SpaceX satellite launch project, Reuters reported in November. SpaceX's Starlink program is competing with OneWeb and Canada...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX said to be planning to cut 10 per cent of workforce

Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organisation for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a Sp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Wall Street Journal


Here’s How P/E Ratios Can Help Us Understand Thejo Engineering Limited (NSE:THEJO)

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll look at Thejo Engineering Limited's (NSE:THEJO) P/E ratio and reflect Read More...
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Vanessa Hudgens Opens Up About Losing Her Father to Cancer and Calls on Fans to Help Honor Him

Vanessa Hudgens Joins American Cancer Society
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Fortnite Streamer's Friend Gives Him $75,000 Donation

“Wait a minute,” said Fortnite streamer Exotic Chaotic upon noticing the number of digits in a donation he received on Twitch earlier this week. “That can’t be right.” He was so stunned that he stopped playing to check his PayPal. There it was: $75,000.Read more...
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SpaceX is trimming back 10 percent of its workforce in strategic realignment

SpaceX says it’s reducing its workforce by about 10 percent as part of a strategic realignment to focus the California-based company on providings its global Starlink satellite broadband service and furthering CEO Elon Musk’s drive to make humanity a multiplanet species. Word of the reductions came just hours after SpaceX executed its first Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year, putting 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low Earth orbit, and a day after Musk hailed the assembly of a subscale test prot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Musk, Falcon, Iridium, StarLink


The Heroes of This Week's Best New Comics Are Complicated Dads

Whether you’re a sentient, technologically-advanced robot designed by Nikola Tesla or a street-level criminal with a knack for getting thrown in the pokey, raising children is a difficult task. And while it can be rewarding, it’s much more often an emotionally and financially draining endeavor.Read more...
Tags: Science, Criminal, Nikola Tesla, Image Comics, Jacob Phillips, IDW Publishing, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Shannon Murphy, The Pull List, Best New Comics, Atomic Robo Dawn Of A New Era, Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegender


That Dumbass Border Wall GoFundMe Is Now a Dumbass Self-Building Campaign

The GoFundMe campaign raising money to build Donald Trump’s wall on the southern U.S. border never had a chance of succeeding. And now it is undead, an officially failed effort that somehow lives on. On Friday, the crowdfunding site announced that it will issue refunds to donors, citing the campaign’s failure to…Read more...
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Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada.
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Huawei Arrests in Poland Show How Trump Vs. China Tests Europe

Huawei is facing increasing pressure across the European Union amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company’s equipment for spying, something executives have denied. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been pushing European allies to block Huawei from telecom networks amid a wider dispute over trade with China.
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SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: LA Times

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. The company did not respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours. (Reporting by Supriya Roy in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
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SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: source

The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organization for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a SpaceX spokesman said.
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California police use genealogy websites to arrest suspect in 1990s rapes

A California man has been arrested in connection to rapes committed in the 1990s after his DNA was linked to the crime scenes through commercial genealogy websites, which initially turned up the both the suspect and his twin, police said on Friday. Kevin Konther, 53, was taken into custody on Thursday at his home in Southern California and booked on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and child sexual abuse, Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Braun said. Last year, a 73-year-old former polic...
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Britain's Failing Nuclear Plan Poses Huge Question for Power

“If we don’t take these long-term decisions now, we will be committing a serious dereliction of our duty to the future of the country,” the then prime minister said in a speech at Confederation of British Industry’s annual dinner. Almost 13 years later, just one plant is under construction -- the Hinkley Point project being built by France’s state power company in southwest England. Reports on Friday said Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. has decided to halt work on the Wylfa project in North Wales.
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Britain, Hinkley Point, Confederation of British Industry, Hitachi Ltd


Marriott Faces Massive Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people. The suit, brought by more than 150 past hotel guests, according to Vox, is at least the second to surface since the breach was disclosed in late…Read more...
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Marriott Faces Sprawling Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people. The suit, brought by more than 150 past hotel guests, according to Vox, is at least the second to surface since the breach was disclosed in late…Read more...
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Steve King and Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan Are All Republicans. They Are Republicans for a Reason.

Not one of them is a freak accident.
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Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

NEW YORK (AP) — A research lab has revoked its honorary titles for James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York said Friday it was reacting to Watson’s remarks in a recent TV documentary. In the film, Watson […]
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Lab revokes honors for controversial scientist James Watson

NEW YORK (AP) — James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed.
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Here Are the Things io9's Staff Is Personally Psyched About for 2019

There are a lot of huge genre projects coming in 2019, like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars themed lands at Disney. But there are so many other things being released this year that, while not as big as those franchises, we’re definitely looking forward to. Check out io9's list of major things to watch out for this…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Magicians, The Giver, The Twilight Zone, Miracle Workers, Jojo Rabbit, Spider Man Life Story, Io9 2019 Preview, 2019 Preview


A Mirror Image of Our Universe May Have Existed Before the Big Bang

Like a mountain looming over a calm lake, it seems the universe may once have had a perfect mirror image. That's the conclusion a team of Canadian scientists reached after extrapolating the laws of the universe both before and after the Big Bang. Physicists have a pretty good idea of the structure of the universe just a couple of seconds after the Big Bang, moving forward to today. In many ways, fundamental physics then worked as it does today. But experts have argued for decades about what...
Tags: Science, California Institute of Technology, Higgs, Boyle, Waterloo Ontario, Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Sean Carroll, Turok, Latham Boyle Kieran Finn


Trove of Decapitated Skeletons in England Sparks Archaeological Mystery

Archaeologists are trying to figure out why so many bodies at a 1,700-year-old site in Suffolk, England, were buried alongside their decapitated heads. Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Romans, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Suffolk England, Skeletons, Skulls, Burials, Ancient England, Decapitations


Leader of Venezuela Congress says he is prepared to assume presidency

Juan Guaido, a lawmaker from the hard-line Popular Will opposition party who was elected to head the National Assembly on Jan. 5, said he would only take office with support of the armed forces. "It should be the people of Venezuela, the armed forces, and the international community that give us a clear mandate to assume" the presidency, Guaido said in a speech to supporters outside the United Nations (U.N.) program office in Caracas. Ruling Socialist Party leaders have described the criticism...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, National Assembly, Venezuela Congress, Juan Guaido, Guaido, United Nations U N program office, Caracas Ruling Socialist Party


House Committee Calls for Emergency FCC Briefing After Damning Report of Phone Location Data Abuse

Responding to reports this week of unlicensed use of consumer phone location data, House Democrats have moved to call for an emergency staff briefing with the Federal Communications Commission to gauge its progress on addressing an issue that first surfaced eight months ago.Read more...
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Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

NEW YORK/TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A massive winter storm hit the U.S. Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country. Up to 18 inches (45 cm) of snow were expected in the Sangre de Cristo mountains south of Denver, according to the National Weather Service. As the storm heads east, up to 16 inches (41 cm) of snow were likely in western Missouri and St. Loui...
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