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Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to grace northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Airbnb Discussed Potential Deal to Acquire Hotel Tonight: Report

With reported ambitions for growth ahead of a possible IPO, Airbnb may have discussed a deal to buy travel bookings service Hotel Tonight, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Ipod, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, Hotel Tonight, IPO Airbnb


Amazon Is Rolling Out a 'Robotic Tech Vest' to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots

Amazon has begun rolling out a “new worker safety wearable” to over 25 of its locations over the past year, TechCrunch reported on Friday—namely, a “Robotic Tech Vest” that alerts robots to the location of workers within a facility in order to prevent workplace accidents.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Wearables, Science, Technology, Safety, Automation, Robots, OSHA, E Commerce, Robotic Tech Vest


Italy Is Said to Reject Telecom Italia's Grid Separation Plan

The plan, proposed last year by former Chief Executive Officer Amos Genish, would let the country’s largest phone company to continue "enjoying a significant competitive advantage with the exception of the municipality of Milan," the document says. Representatives for Agcom and Telecom Italia weren’t available to comment outside normal business hours. Agcom’s decision may result in Telecom Italia CEO Luigi Gubitosi deciding to withdraw the grid separation proposal in its current form, people f...
Tags: Science, Milan, Italy, Telecom Italia, AGCOM, Amos Genish, Luigi Gubitosi, Reject Telecom Italia


Studio Producers Wanted Alfonso Cuarón to Give Gravity a Much More Comforting Ending

Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning sci-fi thriller from 2013, has a distinct, powerful ending. And if the studio had had its way, it would have been a bit less striking. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Gravity, Warner Bros


Is iRobot a Buy?

The top robotic vacuum is still a niche product. But that could be set to change, and quickly.
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Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene told Reuters that local shortages in gasoline supply since Lopez Obrador launched a drive to stamp out fuel theft had encouraged the rush to the gushing pipeline. "Everyone came to see if they could get a...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Reuters, Hidalgo, Lopez Obrador, Isaias Garcia, Tlahuelilpan


Adult Acne: The Unfair Reason You're Still Breaking Out in Your 20s and 30s

Adult acne is the worst. I know because I have it. Here's why it happens—and what you can try to do to fix it.
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Toyota, Paccar team up on clean hydrogen tech that Elon Musk and others dismiss as 'fool cells'

Paccar, one of the world's largest heavy-duty truck makers, is teaming with Toyota on clean hydrogen trucks to curb air pollution.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Toyota, PACCAR, Toyota Paccar


Report: The FTC May Slam Facebook With 'Record-Setting' Fine Over User Privacy

Federal Trade Commission staff assessing whether social media giant Facebook violated a legally binding user privacy agreement with the agency are considering slapping the company with a “record-setting fine,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing “three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Washington Post, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Fines, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, delete Facebook


Super wolf blood moon: What to know and how to watch it

Grab your winter coat, some hot cocoa and your kid's telescope on Sunday and head outside because the last super wolf blood moon won’t be showing its face for another 18 years. The term "super" refers to the placement of the moon. This month, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth’s orbit, making it appear larger than normal.
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Could CRISPR Therapeutics Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

This gene-editing biotech should have a huge growth opportunity in front of it. But is it enough to make you a millionaire?
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Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, White House, Immigration, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Border Wall


Red Dead Online and GTA Online's Battle Royale Modes Aren't Great

Rockstar keeps trying to make battle royale modes work in their online games. Grand Theft Auto Online has had a few modes that feel inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite or PUBG. Now Rockstar is adding more battle royale modes to their newest multiplayer game, Red Dead Online. But overall these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Rockstar, Battle Royale, Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Online, Gun Rush, PUBG Now Rockstar


The People From The LEGO Movie 2 Really, Desperately Want You To Like Their New Song

The LEGO Movie, among many of its winning qualities, did the rare feat of producing a movie-specific pop song that was, well, pretty good. “Everything is Awesome” was a bonafied hit, getting legitimately high on the Billboard charts and netting an Oscar nomination. Now, The LEGO Movie 2 has a new song, and, man, are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, The Lego Movie, Warner Bros, Lego Movie, Everything Is Awesome, The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part


E-Cigs Like Juul Face 'Existential Threat' Over Teen Smoking, FDA Says

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to increase pressure on tobacco and e-cigarette makers to take significant measures to keep their products out of the hands of teens, with the agency indicating that Juul in particular needs to make good on its commitments to doing so. Now, FDA Commissioner Scott…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Fda, E Cigarettes, Teen Smoking, Juul, Scott, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Juuling


Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 66, president defends response

Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the fiery blast occurred Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. "They should give us an answer, if not, we're not moving," said Maria Isabel Garcia, 49, who was looking for two nieces. At a news conference with Lopez Obrador, Hidalgo State Governor Omar Fayad said 66 people were killed and 76 people ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, Tlahuelilpan, Maria Isabel Garcia, Lopez Obrador Hidalgo


New US Spy Satellite Launches on Secret Mission at Last After Delays

The United States has another classified eye in the sky. The NROL-71 spy satellite streaked to orbit today (Jan. 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket, which lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:10 p.m. EST (11:10 a.m. local California time; 1910 GMT). NROL-71 will be operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is in charge of the country's fleet of spy satellites. NRO missions are generally classified, and this one is...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Delta Iv Heavy, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Soviet Union, NROL, U S Department of Defense, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, United Launch Alliance ULA Delta IV Heavy, Karl Tate, U S National Reconnaissance Office NRO


At Least 66 Dead in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Dozens More Injured

At least 66 people are dead and over 70 more are injured following a massive gasoline pipeline explosion Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo, with authorities putting the blame on fuel thieves.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Mexico, Fuel, Explosions, Mexico City, Disasters, Gas Explosion, Pemex, Hidalgo, Pipelines, Tlahuelilpan, Fuel Theft


US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. spy satellite has been launched into orbit from California. A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying the National Reconnaissance Office satellite blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time Saturday. As is customary with classified payloads, United Launch Alliance webcast the liftoff […]
Tags: Science, News, California, US, Nation, Delta, Pacific, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, National Reconnaissance Office, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE Calif


Halloween's Producer is Eager to Get His Hands On Another Classic Horror Property

Jason, you’re up. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Jason, Blumhouse, Jason Vorhees, Friday The 13th


Delta 4 rocket launches NROL-71 spy satellite after a month’s worth of delays

The National Reconnaissance Office's latest classified spy satellite, NROL-71, was launched today by a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket into California's sunny skies. Today's trouble-free countdown at Vandenberg Air Force Base came in contrast to the string of technical glitches that held up liftoff by more than a month. The original launch date had been set for Dec. 7, but the technical issues — including concerns about a hydrogen leak on one of the engine sections — forc...
Tags: Science, California, Delta, Vandenberg Air Force Base, National Reconnaissance Office, NROL, United Launch Alliance Delta


Women protest in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year

Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities. "There is definitely huge, huge focus on the 2020 elections," said March On's Natalie Sanchez, an organizer of the 2017 Boston Women's March who is also with March Forward Massachusetts, which organized Saturday's march there. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic pr...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand, DES MOINES Iowa, Natalie Sanchez


Massive Ice Disk in Maine Stops Spinning, Is Somehow Rescued by Paddleboarder

You may have recently read about that colossal spinning ice disk that recently turned up in Maine—the one that appeared larger than a neighboring multi-level parking structure? It stopped spinning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Maine, Ice, Its Not Aliens, Ice Disk


White Students in MAGA Hats Taunt, Harass Native American Elder and Vietnam Vet

The smirk on the face of this white kid with a red MAGA hat, as he taunts a Native American elder singing an intertribal song, is simply unbearable.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Native Americans, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Maga, Indigenous Peoples March


Namacheko Men’s Fall 2019

Dilan Lurr's silhouettes hummed with repressed energy, telling the story of creative minds struggling to fit within the corporate world.
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Jeff Bezos on going to space vs. making Earth better: ‘It shouldn’t be either-or’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person and the founder of Amazon as well as the Blue Origin space venture, defended his billion-dollar-a-year expense on space travel here on Friday night in front of a receptive, star-studded crowd. The occasion was the 16th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with John Travolta as host and Harrison Ford as one of the celebrity presenters. The event, produced as a fundraiser for the Kiddie Ha...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Earth, Harrison Ford, Jeff Bezos, John Travolta, Calif, Bezos, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Kiddie Hawk Air Academy


Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua


Please Let Me Explain My BlackBerry

A week before CES, I finally pulled the trigger and swapped my SIM card from my sputtering iPhone 6S to a new BlackBerry Key2. The decision to switch to the BlackBerry, like many the best decisions I’ve made in my life, was driven by a combination of whim, nostalgia, and spite. Given that we’re upon the 20th…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Blackberry, Happy Birthday Blackberry


Women march in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year

Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities. "There is definitely huge, huge focus on the 2020 elections," said March On's Natalie Sanchez, an organizer of the 2017 Boston Women's March who is also with March Forward Massachusetts, which organized Saturday's march there. Sarah Sportman, a 40-year-old archeologist from Connecticut, said she came to Wa...
Tags: Science, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Trump, Natalie Sanchez, Sarah Sportman



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