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Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

Overall, the scientists said that the melt of Antarctica added water equivalent to 13.2 millimeters (0.5 inch) of sea level rise over the past four decades. "As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-metre sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries" with continued man-made global warming, he wrote in a statement. Global sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters (8 inches) in the past century and many other studies have shown a faster thaw from Greenland to...
Tags: Florida, Science, London, Antarctica, Bangladesh, Greenland, Antarctic


E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city impound lots, the BBC reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Technology, China, Bbc, Scooters, Hacks, Bird, Dmca, Lime, Cory Doctorow, E Scooter, Dmca Takedown


Laura Loomer Is at It Again

Alt-right provocateur and free speech martyr Laura Loomer is not content to rest on her laurels as the woman who locked herself to (one of) the doors at Twitter headquarters and demanded to be given back her God-given right to post. But Loomer wants more. She wants fame. She wants fortune. She wants, it seems... to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Nancy Pelosi, Alt Right, Loomer, Laura Loomer, Online Fever Swamp


Everything We Know About The Twilight Zone Reboot (So Far)

There’s a lot of great stuff coming in 2019, but few things have us as curious as The Twilight Zone reboot. On one hand, it’s an iconic franchise that could lose some of its luster by coming back. On the other hand, the more we hear about it, the better it sounds. In case you’ve missed all that’s going on around the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Twilight Zone, Jessica Williams, Adam Scott, Cbs All Access, Greg Kinnear, Jacob Tremblay, John Cho, Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani, Steven Yeun, Allison Tolman, Sanaa Lathan, Dewanda Wise


First U.S. crude cargoes head to China since trade breakthrough: sources

"It looks like China has resumed purchasing U.S. crude," one U.S.-based shipbroking source said. China is the world's biggest crude importer and became a top buyer of U.S. crude after Washington lifted a 40-year ban on shipments in late 2015. The supertanker Alboran carrying about 2 million barrels of oil recently rounded South Africa's Cape of Good Hope and is due to arrive in China late this month, said brokers, citing fixture data.
Tags: Science, Washington, China, South Africa, Cape of Good Hope


A New Star Trek Novel Will Explore What the Enterprise Was Up to in Discovery's First Season

The rapidly approaching second season of Discovery will re-introduce us to the U.S.S. Enterprise, before Jim Kirk ever sat in its Captain’s chair and boldly took it on its five year mission. But later this year, a new novel will show us what the ship was actually up to at the height of the Klingon War that broke out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, John Jackson Miller, U S S Enterprise, Star Trek Discovery, Jim Kirk, The Enterprise War


In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed future lunar exploration plans less than two weeks after the Chang’e-4 lander’s history-making touchdown, and only a few days after China’s space agency released video of the lander’s descent and lunar surface activities. Chang’e-4 and its solar-powered Yu...
Tags: Science, China, Mars, Chang, Yutu


TSMC's $43 Billion Wipeout Will Only Get Worse, Analysts Say

TSMC will struggle to plug the hole left by Apple Inc.’s declining smartphone orders in 2019, according to Sanford C. Bernstein’s Mark Li, who has told clients to prepare for the firm’s first annual profit drop in eight years. CGS-CIMB Securities’ Peter Chan, whose recommendation in October to sell the shares proved prescient, says TSMC’s still-high valuations will spook tech investors into owning cheaper alternatives in Asia and the U.S. instead. While a downturn is widely expected after Appl...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Science, TSMC, Apple Inc, Sanford C Bernstein, Mark Li, Peter Chan, CIMB Securities


Oil rises 1 percent on supply cuts, but gloomy economic outlook caps gains

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose by 1 percent on Tuesday amid supply cuts by producer club OPEC and Russia, although analysts said much bigger gains were unlikely because of a darkening economic outlook capped gains.
Tags: Science, Russia, Singapore, Opec, Reuters Oil


Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn’t agree because it’s bad science. So is screen time good or bad? It’s not that simple. The conclusions only make the mildest of claims about screen time, essentially that as defined it has about as much effect on well-being as potato consumption. Instin...
Tags: Psychology, Social, Science, Social Media, Tech, Oxford, Statistics, Oxford University, Orben, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben


Deadspin President Trump: I’m Going To Serve Fast Food Burgers And Pizza To The Clemson Football Tea

Deadspin  | The Muse Don Lemon Is Your New Wendy Williams | The Root Candace Owens Came for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Quickly Realized She Wasn’t Ready | Splinter Free Market Boner Rand Paul Is Getting Hernia…
Tags: Evening Favorites, Science, Trump, Candace Owens, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Clemson Football Tea, Muse Don Lemon Is Your New Wendy Williams


Christopher McQuarrie Is Making Two More Mission Impossible Movies Back to Back 

The sixth Mission: Impossible film, Fallout, may have been the franchise’s best yet. And now the man primarily responsible for that success (the man who isn’t named Tom Cruise, that is) is coming back for not one, but two more missions. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible, Christopher McQuarrie, Mission Impossible Fallout, Mission Impossible 7, Mission Impossible 8


Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday criticized the FCC head for refusing to appear for a briefing about the ongoing controversy over wireless carriers disclosing the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Privacy, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Ajit Pai, Location Data, Wireless Carriers


Smartphones May Be Changing When People Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says

Smartphones May Be Changing When People Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says
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Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can’t compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a previous court ruling that held police cannot force a suspect to tell them their password, we’re getting some clarity on the future of search and seizure in…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Encryption, Biometrics, Fifth Amendment


Googly-Eyed Robots Are Coming to Hundreds of Grocery Stores

Marty won't take human jobs, its parent company insists.
Tags: Science, Marty


5 Reasons Why Investors Should Buy Exelixis (EXEL) in 2019

Exelixis (EXEL) lead drug, Cabometyx continues to perform well.
Tags: Science, Cabometyx, Exelixis EXEL


Oil prices edge up on supply cuts, but weakening economic outlook caps gains

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices inched up on Tuesday amid supply cuts by producer club OPEC and Russia, although the darkening economic outlook capped gains.
Tags: Science, Russia, Singapore, Opec, Reuters Oil


New Batch of Drone Rules May Soon Allow Flying Over Crowds

Unmanned delivery drones are one step closer to reality. The federal government on Monday released a set of proposals that could see civilian drones fly over crowds, and end the need for permits for night flights. Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Faa, Duck Theres A Drone Behind You


Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that they provide health insurance that covers women's birth control. The U.S. Department of Justice, which has defended the rules in court, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but it will likely appeal the decision. The lawsuit was filed after Republican President Donald Trump's administration in October 201...
Tags: Science, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Department of Justice


The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Ces, Vr, Las Vegas, Lg, Ose, Vizio, Sex Toys, Soundbars, Vive, Tcl, Skin, Ossia, The North Face, Spigen


Driverless Car Startup Zoox Taps Former Intel's Exec as New CEO

Evans spent 12 years at Intel, and was most recently a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the giant chipmaker. Zoox raised an additional $500 million last July, giving it a $3.2 billion valuation at time.
Tags: Science, Intel, Evans, Zoox


Driverless Car Startup Zoox Taps Former Intel Exec as New CEO

Evans spent 12 years at Intel, and was most recently a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the giant chipmaker. Zoox raised an additional $500 million last July, giving it a $3.2 billion valuation at time.
Tags: Science, Intel, Evans, Zoox, Intel Exec


Everything You Need To Know About That Bump On Your Piercing

It's officially been a week since you revealed your new nose piercing on Instagram. And seven days later, you're still riding on the high — especially since your phone is still buzzing, signaling new likes and comments. You can't help but take another peek in the mirror to admire how cute the delicate stud looks in your right nostril. And then, almost instantly, you see something that wasn't there before: a bump.
Tags: Science


Make the Biggest Little Purchase of Your Life

There’s no such thing as too much storage, but this... this 512GB microSDXC card from PNY may be overkill for most people. If you’re a dedicated Nintendo Switch user with a lot of games and plan on buying a whole lot more, this could be a solid $200 investment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Storage, Nintendo, Amazon deals, Pny, Pny Deals


This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before

Astronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered an oddly tilted planet-forming disk within a double binary star system, a configuration that up until this point only existed in theory.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Planetary Science, Alma, Planet Formation, Protoplanetary Disks, Circumbinary Protoplanetary Disks


Good News: This Year's Flu Vaccine Seems to Be a Good Match

There's still time to get yours.
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Here's how Elon Musk and Glynne Shotwell announced hundreds of layoffs at SpaceX

Elon Musk and Gwynne Shotwell were choked up at an all-hands meeting on Friday where they announced layoffs of about 10 percent of SpaceX employees. Post-restructuring, SpaceX headcount still stands above 6,400, employees told CNBC.
Tags: Post, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Gwynne Shotwell, Glynne Shotwell


Antarctic Ice Is Melting Six Times Faster Than in 1979. That Could Mean Extra Feet of Sea Level Rise

Antarctic Ice Is Melting Six Times Faster Than in 1979. That Could Mean Extra Feet of Sea Level Rise
Tags: Science


Witchcraft, Blood, Porn, and Tibetan Independence Banned on Short-Video Apps in China

In the latest extension of the Great Firewall of China, the nation is pushing a set of guidelines on Douyin—the Chinese version of TikTok run by the same parent company—as well as other short-form video apps. These new rules press the social media companies to monitor for 100 types of illicit content.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Great Firewall, Bytedance, Douyin, Tiktok



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