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Karen Pence's New Job is Teaching at a School That Bans LGBT Students 

Hey, remember Mike Pence? The very normal vice president of the United States who calls his wife “Mother” and refuses to be alone with other women? Well, it turns out that “Mother,” AKA his wife, Karen Pence, works at a school that explicitly discriminates against LGBT teachers and kids. Cool!Read more...
Tags: Science, Lgbt, United States, LGBT rights, Homophobia, Mike Pence, Karen Pence, Immanuel Christian School


One third of U.N. workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on Tuesday. The online survey, carried out by Deloitte in November, was completed by 30,364 people from the United Nations and its agencies - just 17 percent of those eligible. The survey comes amid the wider "Me Too" movement around the world against sexual harassment and assault.
Tags: Science, United Nations, Deloitte


NeNe Leakes' Husband Gregg Pens Public Apology Amidst Cancer Battle: 'I’m Tired of Hurting My Wife'

'We always hurt the ones we love,' the reality star's husband wrote on Monday.
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Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Pinterest, Social Media, Streaming, Roku, Conspiracy Theories, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Infowars, Facebook Twitter Youtube Apple Spotify


Another Xiaomi Stock Sale Adds to $31 Billion Rout

(Bloomberg) -- More Xiaomi Corp. shareholders are rushing for the exit.
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A New Ghostbusters Movie, Set in Same World as the Original Film, Is Headed to Theaters

The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot might have been a bit...divisive among certain audiences, but here’s some news to please the haters, and also anyone else who just happens to fervently love Ghostbusters: A brand-new Ghostbusters film, set in the same world as the 1984 original, is officially in the works.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony Pictures, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters


FCC Trying to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown, But It Probably Won't Work

Citing an ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday moved to postpone the next phase of the lawsuit challenging its 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality protections nationwide. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Oil prices dip on signs of economic slowdown, but OPEC-led cuts provide support

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Wednesday on increasing signs of a global economic slowdown, although OPEC-led supply cuts helped support Brent crude above $60 per barrel.
Tags: Science, Opec, Sydney, SINGAPORE Reuters Oil


Defendants Charged in Alleged Scheme to Hack SEC Filing System, Steal Financial Info

U.S. authorities have charged “a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders” with attempting to cash in on “market-moving corporate earnings news” stolen from Securities and Exchange Commission systems, Reuters reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Insider Trading, Edgar


3 Top Diabetes Stocks to Watch in January

Diabetes and related conditions affect over 100 million Americans and many more worldwide. Here are three companies helping fight that disease.
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Grindr News Site INTO Is Dead

LGBTQ dating app Grindr fired the editorial staff and social media team at its popular news site Into on Tuesday. The mass layoffs effectively shutter the site, which launched just 17 months ago. Read more...
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U.S. oil prices edge down amid uncertain global economic outlook

U.S. oil prices inched lower on Wednesday after gains of more 3 percent in the previous session, pressured by concerns over the outlook for the global economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $51.82 per barrel at 0024 GMT, down 29 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade.
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Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadershi...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Reuters Maduro


Iran satellite launch fails after U.S. warning

Iran's bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology. The United States is concerned that the long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit can also be used to launch warhea...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Tehran, U N Security Council, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi


Astronomers Discover Bizarre Quadruple Star System

The newly-discovered system could lead to finding even stranger distant planets.
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Software Maker PagerDuty Files Confidentially for IPO

The San Francisco-based company selected Morgan Stanley to lead the offering, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Morgan Stanley declined to comment, and PagerDuty didn’t respond to requests for comment. This year is poised to be busy for IPOs, but the party is on hold due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, the longest of the modern era.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Morgan Stanley


Critical Flaws Leave Some Government Access Cards Vulnerable to Attack

One of the nation’s leading purveyors of security access badges and plastic ID cards is scrambling to patch multiple vulnerabilities in its system, which could allow attackers to covertly enter secured buildings and obtain top-level access privileges, granting them the ability to modify a building’s list of authorized…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Welp, Brady Corp, Building Security, Identicard


Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere. Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule (TOO-lee), the most distant object ever explored by humans. The small, icy object is shown spinning end-over-end like a propeller. It is about 4 billion […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Ap, Nasa, Nation, Ultima Thule


Snap Finance Chief Stone Quits After 8 Months; Shares Drop

Stone’s departure isn’t related to any disagreement on the company’s accounting, strategy, financial or other practices, the Snapchat parent said Tuesday in a filing. Stone, who came to Snap from Amazon.com Inc., was seen as an important veteran executive hire after a lot of tumult. Since the company’s March 2017 initial public offering, most of Snap’s top executives have defected, including the heads of legal, strategy, product, engineering and sales.
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Bytedance Hits Lower-End of Sales Goal Amid Slowdown

Six-year-old Bytedance secured a $75 billion valuation in the most recent fundraising, vaulting it ahead of Uber Technologies Inc. in the global rankings, after attracting backing from SoftBank Group Corp., KKR & Co. and General Atlantic. The social media giant is nurturing a raft of apps including news aggregating service Toutiao and short video platform Tik Tok, helping it create an internet experience that’s a cross between Google news and Facebook. Bytedance declined to comment on its reve...
Tags: Google, Science, General Atlantic, Uber Technologies Inc, Toutiao, Bytedance, Facebook ByteDance, SoftBank Group Corp KKR Co


U.S. Online Gambling Reversal Puts ‘Chill’ on Industry

The U.S. now says the U.S. Wire Act bars all internet gambling that involves interstate transactions, reversing its position from 2011 that only sports betting was prohibited under the law passed 50 years earlier. While the federal law specifically prohibits transmission of wagers and related information across state lines, the Justice Department’s new interpretation will impact all online gambling because as a practical matter it’s difficult to guarantee that no payments are routed through oth...
Tags: Science, Justice Department, Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen Shapiro LLP, Aaron Swerdlow


CERN’s plan for 100-km collider makes the LHC look like a hula hoop

The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking forward to the next model. And the proposed Future Circular Collider, at 100 kilometers or 62 miles around, would be quite an upgrade. The idea isn’t new; CERN has had people looking into it for years. But the conceptual design report issued today shows that all that consulting hasn’t been idle: th...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, Science, Government, China, Tech, Physics, Cern, Particle physics, Large Hadron Collider, Higgs, Hadron Collider, LHC, Particle Colliders, Colliders, Michael Benedikt


The Grapevine Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, ‘Proud as Can Be’ of Her Black Heritage | A

The Grapevine Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, ‘Proud as Can Be’ of Her Black Heritage | Adequate Man  | Splinter Fox News Actually Had a Great Idea | Jezebel Men Angry at Razors | The A.V. Club The …Read more...
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'Junk' science? For some crabs at least, size does matter

Size does matter, at least when it comes to some hermit crabs, who appear to have evolved longer members so they can stay in their shells to protect their homes during sex. The so-called "private parts for public property" theory posited by the research published on Wednesday tackles the question of how penis size relates to home size, for crabs anyway. As a result, Mark Laidre, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth University, began exploring whether the crabs most vulner...
Tags: Science, Dartmouth University, Mark Laidre


A Guide to Kingdom Hearts 3, for the Disney Fan Who Has No Idea What This Franchise Is

At the end of the month—outside of any potential, agonizing last-minute delay—one of the most anticipated moments for games in 2019 is going to happen: After years and years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally come out. Are you a Disney fan who’s wildly confused as to what the deal is? We’re here to...let’s say …Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Explainer, Square Enix, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mickey Mouse, Kingdom Hearts 3


The Top 10 Deals of January 15, 2019

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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Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach


NASA, TSA Workers In Houston Protest Shutdown: 'Make America Work Again'

Dozens of furloughed federal workers rallied outside NASA's Johnson Space
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Cairns catastrophe

Two months ago, a record-breaking heatwave devastated Australia's population of spectacled flying foxes.
Tags: Science, Australia


Apple Store Worker Opens Mystery Package and Finds Pound of Meth

One day, while unboxing the latest deliveries of iPhones and headphone dongles, an employee at the Grand Central Apple store in New York City came across a package that was out of the ordinary. Rather than being filled with addictive gadgets that cost a month’s worth of rent, it contained a pound of crystal meth.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Grand Central Apple, Inexpensive Items Found At The Apple Store



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