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Cadillac Takes Aim at Tesla With SUV Priced Below Model X

The General Motors Co. luxury brand will start building the vehicle after its current parade of new models hits the market by 2021, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said during a press event on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Carlisle said the mid-sized luxury sport utility vehicle will sell for prices on par with similar gasoline-powered models, which usually start around $50,000 and get more pricey with add-ons. Automakers have to sell electric vehicles at ...
Tags: Science, Carlisle, Cadillac, North American International Auto Show, General Motors Co, Steve Carlisle, Detroit Carlisle


Algeria's ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

Dating back centuries, Algeria's pyramid tombs are unique relics of an ancient era but a dearth of research has left the Jeddars shrouded in mystery. The 13 monuments, whose square stone bases are topped with angular mounds, are perched on a pair of hills near the city of Tiaret, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers. Gaining such status is a lengthy process and the culture ministry said Algeria's application to the UN body "will be filed during the first quarter of ...
Tags: Science, Un, Algeria, Tiaret, Algiers Gaining


Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world's oceans. For the study, four researchers from the Austral University of Chile embarked from Punta Arenas for the remote Seno Ballena fjord. The fjord currently produces the kind of conditions that should be seen in other marine systems in the next few decades, when dramatic chang...
Tags: Science, Chile, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Austral University of Chile, Seno Ballena


Samsung Targets Indian Millennials With Cheaper Smartphones

The three M series devices, all priced below 20,000 rupees ($283) apiece, will launch on February 5 on the Samsung India online store as well as Amazon India, the South Korean manufacturer said. “It’s aimed squarely and entirely at millennials who form a third of India’s 1.3 billion population and comprise half of the country’s online shoppers,” said Asim Warsi, senior vice president at Samsung India.
Tags: Science, India, Samsung, Amazon India, Samsung India, Asim Warsi


Samsung Targets Indian Millenials With Cheaper Smartphones

The three M series devices, all priced below 20,000 rupees ($283) apiece, will launch on February 5 on the Samsung India online store as well as Amazon India, the South Korean manufacturer said. “It’s aimed squarely and entirely at millennials who form a third of India’s 1.3 billion population and comprise half of the country’s online shoppers,” said Asim Warsi, senior vice president at Samsung India.
Tags: Science, India, Samsung, Amazon India, Samsung India, Asim Warsi


The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


Game of Thrones' Season 8 Teaser Pits Westeros Against the Coming Night 

It’s all come down to this. HBO has debuted the first teaser for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, along with an official premiere date for the show’s long-awaited return. With Westeros standing on the brink of an abyss, it’s hard to say who’s going to emerge from the coming war alive.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Westeros, Winter Is Coming


Watch China's Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

On Jan. 2, China stunned the world by landing its Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. Now, you can watch its descent onto the lunar surface, with footage released by the China National Space Administration on Friday.  The video shows the probe finding its way to the Von Kármán Crater, where it will study the surface on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. State media reports that the mission includes "low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying ...
Tags: Science, China, Chang, China National Space Administration, Von KArmAn Crater, Earth State


Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least seven dead in Midwest

A massive winter storm rolled eastward to the mid-Atlantic United States on Sunday after dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and killing at least 7 people in highway accidents on Saturday. The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile (2,900 km) swath of the United States from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic. Millions of Americans in ten states and Washington, D.C. were under a winter storm warning o...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Atlantic, United States, Midwest, Atlantic United States, Atlantic Millions of Americans


Here's Why Merck & Co. Surged 35.8% in 2018

A big win for lung cancer patients could make Keytruda the world's top-selling cancer drug in a couple of years.
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Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sexism, Dna, Race, Genetics, Racism, Sexual Harassment, Francis Crick, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory CSHL, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin


Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

Britain on Monday pledged to fight air pollution and introduce new legislation this year on air quality to save lives and billions of pounds for the economy. The government said Britain would become the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on World Health Organization recommendations regarding people's exposure to particulate matter. "Air pollution continues to shorten lives, harm our children and reduce quality of life.
Tags: Science, Britain, World Health Organization


Russia loses control of only space telescope

Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country's beleaguered space agency said Monday. The incident is the latest setback for Russia's debt-laden space industry, which in recent years has suffered the loss of spacecraft, satellites, and a failed manned launch. Roscosmos said a US observatory detected signals from Russia's gigantic Spektr-R, or RadioAstron, telescope, which stopped responding to commands from Earth ...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Earth, Roscosmos


From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand

Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths. "Our kitchen, our laundry room, our two bedrooms, all gone," said Kim Anh, speaking amongst the twisted metal and rubble of her house, from which she still sells eggs, soap and instant noodles to villagers in Ben Tre, a province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region. "We'd be better off living in a cave instead," said Kim Anh, who has used coconut husks an...
Tags: Science, Tibet, Vietnam, Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Kim Anh


Amazon France under fire for destroying unsold goods

US online retailer Amazon faced new French government pressure Monday after a TV report over the weekend showed it destroying thousands of new diapers, toys and other unsold or returned items in perfect condition. Brune Poirson, a secretary of state for France's ecological transition, said after the broadcast late Sunday that she was "shocked" by the allegations and would render businesses "responsible" for such practices. Companies like Amazon will no longer be able to throw away products tha...
Tags: Amazon, Science, France, US, Amazon France, Brune Poirson, Poirson


Cobie Smulders Proves You Can Talk About Marvel Movies Without Spoiling Them

Marvel Cinematic Universe press tours are somewhat notorious for letting pretty hardcore spoilers drop. Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland, in particular, tend to, whether accidentally or not, just let things drop. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Tom Holland, Maria Hill, Spider Man Far From Home


10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Tesla, History, Nasa, Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Nuclear Weapons, Manhattan, Albert Einstein, Planets, Trinity


If China Tech Thought 2018 Was Bad, Wait Till This Year Unfolds

Many of China’s proudest technology champions were only too glad to put 2018 behind them. China’s deceleration will create ripple effects across the corporate landscape. There’s still macro uncertainty, regulatory headwinds, competition in China internet where everyone needs to invest more to counter slower user growth,” said Jerry Liu, an analyst with UBS.
Tags: Science, China, Jerry Liu


CBS News Just Announced Their Team of Journalists Covering the 2020 Presidential Election. Guess How Many of Them Aren't Black?

It’s not exactly a secret that our country is in turmoil.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs News, Race, Presidential Election, Race Politics


SpaceX Layoffs Include 577 Positions at California Headquarters

Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10 percent of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. The vast majority of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s more than 6,000 employees are employed at its headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, and hundreds of others are based in Seattle, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Texas. Some 577 positions will be cut in Hawthorne, according to Jan Vogel, exe...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Hawthorne, Hawthorne California, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Seattle Florida Washington D C, Jan Vogel


Husband of Oregon Governor Cleans National Park Bathroom, Bills Trump

Dan Little, the husband of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, paid a visit recently to Mt. Hood National Forest Sno-Park southeast of Portland. The deluge of trash he encountered in the park’s bathroom, thanks to Donald Trump’s federal government shutdown, didn’t seem to jibe with that whole claim about “Making America Great…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Portland, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, National Park Service, Kate Brown, Mt Hood National Forest Sno Park


Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their regional foe Shi'ite Muslim Iran - something Doha denies. The United States, an ally of the six-nation Sunni Muslim GCC, sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front. "When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, United States, Egypt, Middle East, Doha, Gulf, Riyadh, Shi, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Pompeo, Sunni Muslim GCC


Venezuela opposition leader Guaido 'not afraid' after detention

Guaido's comments on Friday spurred some opposition sympathizers to conclude that he had declared himself interim president, and led several government officials to say he should be arrested for treason. Intelligence agents on Sunday pulled him from his car on the way from the capital, Caracas, to the coastal town of Caraballeda, his wife and opposition legislators said. "I want to send a message to Miraflores - the game has changed," said Guaido, 35, the head of the opposition-run congress, r...
Tags: Science, Intelligence, Venezuela, Caracas, Miraflores, Guaido, Caraballeda


Watch the Beautiful, Sweeping End Credits Sequence for Aquaman Online

Watching the end credits to a movie might seem like an odd endeavor. But most end credits sequences aren’t this incredible to look at, either. Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc, Warner Bros, Vfx, Aquaman, DC Entertainment


Venezuela opposition leader Guaido addresses rally after brief detention

Guaido's comments on Friday spurred some opposition sympathizers to conclude that he had declared himself interim president, and led several government officials to say he should be arrested for treason. Intelligence agents on Sunday pulled him from his car on the way from the capital, Caracas, to the coastal town of Caraballeda, his wife and opposition legislators said. "I want to send a message to Miraflores - the game has changed," said Guaido, the head of the opposition-run congress, refer...
Tags: Science, Intelligence, Venezuela, Caracas, Miraflores, Guaido, Caraballeda


Phoenix shooting: At least six injured after shots fired outside hotel

At least six have been injured after shots were fired outside a hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, according to authorities. 25th Street is closed from East Van Buren Street to East Adams Street while @phoenixpolice investigate a shooting. Five people were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, officials said.
Tags: Science, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, East Van Buren Street


DNA discoverer James Watson stripped of honors over views on race

New York laboratory cuts ties with 90-year-old scientist who helped discover DNA, revoking all titles and honorsA New York laboratory has cut ties with James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover DNA, over “reprehensible” comments in which he said race and intelligence are connected. Related: Interview: James Watson Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Science, Biology, Race, World news, US news, Genetics, James Watson


DNA discoverer James Watson loses honors over views on race

New York laboratory cuts ties with 90-year-old scientist who helped discover DNA, revoking all titles and honorsA New York laboratory has cut ties with James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover DNA, over “reprehensible” comments in which he said race and intelligence are connected. Related: Interview: James Watson Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Science, Biology, Race, World news, US news, Genetics, James Watson


Huawei's Poland Crisis Threatens to Intensify Spying Concerns

Huawei Technologies Co. cut loose a sales director arrested in Poland on suspicion of espionage, moving swiftly to distance itself from a case that may crystallize fears the telecoms giant helps Beijing spy on Western governments. Chinese’s largest technology company fired Wang Weijing, who was responsible for sales to public sector clients, saying the incident has brought Huawei “into disrepute,” without elaborating.
Tags: Science, Western, Beijing, Poland, Huawei, Huawei Technologies Co, Wang Weijing


Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Police, Law Enforcement, Robots, Vaping, Safeway, Sacramento Bee, Novato California, Vapes, Vape Pen, Beginning To Suspect 2019 Wont Be Normal Either



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