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Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state north of Mexico City, as people shouted and cried for help. "The preliminary report I've been passed is very serious, they're telling me 20 people have ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, Tlahuelilpan


Honey Bees' Oddly Hypnotizing 'Shimmering' Is Actually a Clever Defense

Have you ever seen bees shimmering?Read more...
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The Keys To A Good Mortal Kombat Fatality: Rhythm And Humor

Mortal Kombat 11's art director Steve Beran has seen a lot of fatalities, given that he’s worked on the series since the ‘90s. His favorite in the new game involves “bloodsicles,” where the character Skarlet stabs an opponent over and over with spikes made from their own frozen blood. Then she pops an eyeball out the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fighting Games, Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 11, Skarlet, Steve Beran


Ben Shapiro's March for Life Speech Loses Him That Sweet Millennial Toothbrush Money 

Quip, the millennial-focused subscription toothbrush company, has discontinued its relationship with Ben Shapiro’s podcast after Shapiro read an ad for the company at the anti-abortion March for Life—a venue the company “didn’t endorse,” it said.Read more...
Tags: Science, Abortion, March For Life, Shapiro, Ben Shapiro, Quip


Holy Crap, Drew Struzan Did Three Incredible Posters For the How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy

A franchise has to be pretty damn special to have a trilogy of Drew Struzan posters. There’s Star Wars (twice), Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and maybe one or two others (such as Police Academy, if you can believe it). That’s quite the list—and now, you can add How to Train Your Dragon to it.Read more...
Tags: Science, How To Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Posters, Indiana Jones, Drew Struzan, How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World


Multiple Executives Reportedly Out at Snap Following Shake-Up Over Alleged Affair

Snap has reportedly ousted multiple high-ranking employees after an investigation into an alleged scandal involving its now former head of global security Francis Racioppi, the Wall Street Journal’s Maureen Farrell reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Wall Street Journal, Maureen Farrell, Snap Inc, Francis Racioppi


Gotham's Other Harley Quinn Finally Got Her Due Courtesy of Catwoman

Gotham’s dysfunctional villains have been so interesting to watch develop because the show introduces each of them at various stages in their journeys to becoming part of the classic Batman rogues’ gallery we’re all familiar with. Some characters’ paths have been in line with the traditional comics lore, while others…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Gotham, Fox, Harley Quinn, Batman, DC Entertainment, Catwoman, TV Bite


Opioid Makers Are Looking Especially Evil This Week

Two pieces of news this week reveal even more about how pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the opioid epidemic that’s killing tens of thousands of Americans a year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Birth Defects, Purdue Pharma, Opioid Crisis


Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.
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Facebook Faces Potential Record U.S. Fine on Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy watchdog, is weighing a penalty against the social-media giant for violating a 2011 settlement with the agency that required the company to take a series of steps to protect users’ personal information, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential. It’s also not clear whether the agency has settled on how much to seek from the Menlo Park, California-based company or whether it will also require chan...
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Cancer Care Has A Long Way To Go To Meet LGBTQ Patients' Needs

The LGBTQ population's health care needs are often different from those of
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Stratolaunch space venture sharply scales back its operations, months after Paul Allen’s death

Stratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. The company said it would continue work on the world’s largest airplane, which is designed to serve as a flying launch pad for rockets. Last week, Stratolaunch put its 385-foot-wide, twin-fuselage plane through a high-speed taxi test that many saw as a precursor for its first test flight at...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Paul Allen, Seattle, Mojave Air and Space Port, Stratolaunch


AbbVie's cancer drug fails to meet main goal in late-stage study

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Friday its cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer. The treatment, ibrutinib, failed to show statistically significant improvement, compared to placebo, in progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
Tags: Science, Bengaluru, Reuters AbbVie Inc, Aakash Jagadeesh Babu


The Best Optical and Electrical Heart Rate Monitors Right Now

Our top picks for everything from professional-level training to comfortable, all-day monitoring.
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FDA: Another blood pressure drug, irbesartan, recalled over cancer-causing impurity

Eight lots of the blood pressure-lowering drugs irbesartan and irbesartan HCTZ are recalled after testing reveals a carcinogen
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The Top 10 Deals of January 18, 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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Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. This cancer grows and spreads faster than most other types of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
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Facebook's Secret Meme App for Kids Sounds Like a Freaking Embarrassment

With older generations turning away from Facebook after a litany of fake news, privacy, and security-related debacles, Facebook has renewed its efforts to capture and monetize the memes of teens in hopes of raking in future revenue streams. So following in the footsteps of Lasso, Lifestage, and Slingshot comes LOL,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Science, Social Media, Memes, Lol, The Saddest Lol Youll Ever See, Lol App, Lasso Lifestage


Protester's funeral new flashpoint in Sudan's spreading unrest

Demonstrators originally took to the streets from Dec. 19 to complain about bread prices and cash shortages, but the protests quickly turned into calls for an end to Bashir's 30-year-old rule. Around 5,000 mourners turned out for the funeral of Moawia Othman, who died early on Friday from gunshot wounds sustained the day before during a demonstration in the Burri neighborhood of the capital Khartoum. Mourners also destroyed a police truck and overturned the vehicle, according to a Reuters witn...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Reuters, Khartoum, Bashir, Burri, Moawia Othman


Scientists Mapped Entire Brains at Nanoscale For This Psychadelic Visualization

Using advanced techniques, what once took years now takes days.
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Police and Media Keep Spreading the Myth That Merely Touching Fentanyl Can Kill You

Last Saturday, police in Chico, California reported that 13 people in the same house were involved in a mass drug overdose, possibly involving the powerful opioid fentanyl, with at least one person dying as a result. The case is undeniably tragic. But some of the details reported by the Chico police and uncritically…Read more...
Tags: Science, Myths, Chico, Opioids, Chico California, Fentanyl, Opioid Crisis


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture resets New Shepard test launch after snag

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it plans to launch the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on Monday, more than a month after a ground infrastructure issue forced a postponement. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. CT (7 a.m. PT) at Blue Origin’s spaceport and test facility in West Texas. Video coverage will be streamed via the Kent, Wash.-based company’s website. The flight’s main goal is to test the systems on New Shepard in pre...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, West Texas, New Shepard, Kent Wash


Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings. What's Going On?

Changing guidelines have made knowing what well-woman tests you need—and when—confusing.
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Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might Think

A new study finds that Saturn has only had its iconic rings for a fraction of its lifetime.
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Serena Williams Is (Understandably) Worried About Blood Clots While at the Australian Open

"It’s incredibly frightening."
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AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer. The treatment, Imbruvica, failed to show statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, compared with the combination of placebo and two chemotherapy agents. The American Cancer society estimates that pancreatic ca...
Tags: Science, United States, AbbVie Inc, Imbruvica


Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin. The biosimilar, Ontruzant, is sold by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, a unit of Merck & Co Inc, and is developed by Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, which is a joint venture between Samsung BioLogics and Biogen Inc. The approval https://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info/status/1086327386059157504 comes just a few weeks after the health regulator gave Celltrion Inc's ...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, Roche, Merck Co Inc, Biogen Inc, Samsung BioLogics, Roche Holding AG, Celltrion Inc, Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, Merck Sharp Dohme Corp, Herzuma


U.S. Preparing Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms, Sources Say

The order, which hasn’t yet been presented to the president, would not mention companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. or ZTE Corp. by name and would not outright ban U.S. sales by the firms. Huawei is pushing to take a global leadership position in 5G, but many American officials suspect the company’s products could be used by Beijing to spy on Western governments and companies.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Huawei, ZTE Corp, Huawei Technologies Co


Your Manly Scent Is Making Your Wife Drink All the Beer

Women may drink more beer when exposed to male pheromones.
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MRI shows Jim Kelly is cancer free

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly got good news today. Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that an examination showed no signs of the cancer Kelly has been battling for years. “We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN!” Jill Kelly wrote. “Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual because of [more]
Tags: Science, Hall of Fame, Kelly, Jim, Jill, Jim Kelly, Jill Kelly



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