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Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

In an incident similar to ones which shut down the UK’s Gatwick Airport before Christmas last month and another at Heathrow in early January, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport grounded all departing and incoming flights on Tuesday after two pilots spotted a drone.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Flight, Drones, New Jersey, Airplanes, Heathrow, Uavs, Airlines, Gatwick Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Liberty


Each Xiaomi Share Is Now Worth Less Despite 20 Million Buyback

Dilution -- or dividing the company into more pieces -- could also reduce Xiaomi’s earnings-per-share unless it cancels some repurchased shares. Xiaomi fell as much as 1.1 percent on Wednesday, before paring the drop to trade little changed.
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Oil steady on hopes Chinese fiscal stimulus will stem economic slowdown

International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.49 per barrel at 0314 GMT, virtually unchanged from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.98 per barrel, 3 cents below their last settlement. The steadier prices followed a 2-percent fall in crude futures and a slump in international financial markets on Tuesday as concerns over global growth spooked investors into looking for safe-haven assets such as government bonds or gold.
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Congress Now Wants Twitter to Explain How That Covington Teens Video Went Viral

Pretty much half the news media is backpedaling from their coverage of footage of white Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats taunting and harassing a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC amid the Indigenous Peoples’ March earlier this month. Footage of the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Native Americans, Dc, Bots, Lincoln Memorial, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Indigenous Peoples March, Maga Teens, Congress Now Wants Twitter


How Body Shaming Harms Women With Chronic Illnesses

Ama Wei discusses being judged for her fluctuating weight while dealing with lupus.
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How Do Texmaco Rail & Engineering Limited’s (NSE:TEXRAIL) Returns On Capital Compare To Peers?

Today we are going to look at Texmaco Rail & Engineering Limited (NSE:TEXRAIL) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To be precise, we'll consider its Return Read More...
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Google, Facebook Set 2018 Lobbying Records as Tech Scrutiny Intensifies

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. Facebook spent nearly $13 million on lobbying, the filings say, as it dealt with the fallout from privacy scandals, the congressional testimony of its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, and data vulnerabilities.
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc, Congress Facebook


This Gorgeous Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Poster Has Multiple Dimensions of Its Own

A new dimension has opened for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s entering the world of limited-edition art.Read more...
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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.
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A Game About The Nightmare That Is Being Stuck In An Airport

I’m one of those weird people that actually enjoys the liminal spaces of travel—hotels, train stations, and yes, airports—but even I have my limits. I might be having a chill time reading a book in a food court that only smells a little like a one-thousand-year-old Panda Express, but if I hear that my flight’s been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Free, Pc, Kotakucore, Panda Express, Brownie Cove Cancelled


Oil steadies, but economic slowdown still weighs on markets

Oil markets have been underpinned this year by production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), aimed at reining in an emerging supply overhang. International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.58 per barrel at 0131 GMT, up 8 cents, or 0.1 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.04 per barrel, up 3 cents.
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Jet-setting Davos elite frets about climate

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is one of the few places where environmental activists attend the same events as the private jet crowd, and get a chance to try to convince them to change their ways face-to-face. Coming is "not for us a given, because this is a group of elites who have gotten us into the lot of messes that we have around the world right now," the environmental organisation's executive director Jennifer Morgan told AFP. Last year, US President Donald Trump came to addres...
Tags: Science, US, Davos, Paris, Donald Trump, Afp, Wef, World Economic Forum WEF, Jennifer Morgan


Google, Facebook Set 2018 Lobbying Records as Techlash Widens

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. Facebook spent nearly $13 million on lobbying, the filings say, as it dealt with the fallout from privacy scandals, the congressional testimony of its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, and data vulnerabilities.
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc, Congress Facebook


Beth Chapman Shares First Selfie Since Undergoing Chemotherapy: 'It's Only Hair'

In November, the reality star found out that her throat cancer had returned.
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'A rock' hit the moon during the Super Blood Wolf Moon

On Sunday, millions of people around the world watched as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon in a copper-reddish glow in what was known as a “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” It was the first full moon of the year (a wolf moon) and it came at a time when the moon was also closest to Earth (a super moon) and going through a lunar eclipse (a blood moon). Many astronomers speculated what had happened, but one of them, Jose Maria Madiedo from the University of Huelva in Spain, quickly confirmed that it was...
Tags: Science, Spain, Earth, University of Huelva, Jose Maria Madiedo, Madiedo


Newark Airport Flights Are Halted After Reports of Drones

The device was spotted over nearby Teterboro Airport north of Newark at an altitude of 3,500 feet, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Greg Martin said. The first notice of an FAA halt to flights was issued at 4:52 p.m. At 5:40 p.m., the agency sent an internal notice saying flights were landing again, though some arriving flights were being held at their departure airports to ease backups. The ground stop at Newark, a major hub in the New York metropolitan area, stoked fears of growing ...
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Gizmodo Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse | J

Gizmodo Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse | Jalopnik The Four-Cylinder Chevy Silverado Got Worse MPG Than The V8 Because Fuel Economy Is Complicated | Kotaku Dragon Ball Super: Broly Makes Broly The Hero And Goku More Selfish Than Ever | Lifehacker You Can Take…Read more...
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Climate Change Could Turn Earth's Aquifers Into a Time Bomb

And we might not know until it's too late.
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Family Says Hacked Nest Cam Terrorized Them With Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

A California family said they got the scare of a lifetime this past weekend when their smart security cameras began falsely warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio. Thankfully, the missile warning was a hoax. Less comforting was the fact that the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, California, Hacking, Nest, Smart Home, Security Cameras, Los Angeles Chicago


U.S. Still Seeking Huawei CFO's Extradition, DOJ Official Says

“We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms. Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the U.S.-Canada Extradition Treaty,” department spokesman Marc Raimondi said Tuesday. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, speaking to Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland, said earlier in the day that Canada hasn’t asked the U.S. to drop its extradition case.
Tags: Science, Canada, Davos Switzerland, Bloomberg Television, Chrystia Freeland, Marc Raimondi, Wanzhou, U S Canada Extradition Treaty


Microsoft Seeks to Restrict Abuse of its Facial Recognition AI

The company in December called for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for recognizing faces, advocating for human review and oversight of the technology in some critical cases, as a way to mitigate the risks of biased outcomes, intrusions into privacy and democratic freedoms. “We do need to lead by example and we’re working to do that,” Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in an interview, adding that some other companies are also putting similar p...
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Bayer asks California judge to limit evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto in a previously unreported filing on Jan. 15 asked California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith in Oakland to split a March trial by a California couple into two phases. Under the company's proposal, lawyers for Alva and Alberta Pilliod in the initial trial phase would be barred from introducing evidence that the company allegedly attempted to influence regulators and manipulate public opinion.
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, California Superior Court, Winifred Smith, Alberta Pilliod


Construction without coordination: how ants build megaprojects

Leaf-cutter ants build super highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists claimed Wednesday, in findings that could prompt a rethink about how some insect communities organise themselves. It had long been thought that the ants, which are native to south and central America, organise megaprojects by communicating with one another, assigning specialists to remove debris and retrieve leaf matter. Far from communicating indiv...
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Trump Reportedly Demanded That NASA Fly a Manned Mission to Mars by 2020

It may not shock you to learn that our president doesn’t understand space travel. According to Team of Vipers, the new book by former White House communications official Cliff Sims, Trump interrupted a call to the International Space Station to demand that NASA speed up their timeline for sending a manned mission to…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, White House, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Trump, Trump Administraion, Cliff Sims Trump


Star Trek Heads Into a Familiar Unknown With IDW's Year Five Saga

We all know how Captain Kirk’s five-year mission starts, but did you ever want to learn how it ends? IDW Publishing will soon be telling that part of The Original Series story with a new comic book series, Star Trek: Year Five, all about the final year of the Enterprise’s iconic five-year journey.
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Kirk, IDW, IDW Publishing, Captain Kirk, Star Trek The Original Series


Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space

Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which was originally scheduled for a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will take place tomorrow at 6:50 AM Pacific time. New Shepard is a sub-orbital space-visiting platform, not a satellite-launching one. But it uses a very traditional method of getting to the edge of space compared with Virgi...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Johnson Space Center, New Shepard, Karman, Mannequin Skywalker


Designer Igor Lobanov Is Creating the Yachts of Our Future

Russian designer Igor Lobanov shares insights on past projects and whether his studio's futuristic concepts can be realized.
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Country Singer John Berry Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer: 'You Don't See Fear on These Faces'

John Berry Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer: 'You Don't See Fear on These Faces'
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Oil prices extend falls as economic slowdown worries weigh on markets

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.74 per barrel at 0024 GMT, down 27 cents, or 0.5 percent from their last settlement. The decline followed a 2 percent fall in crude oil futures and a slump in global financial markets on Tuesday as concerns over global growth spooked investors into looking for safe-haven assets like government bonds or gold. A global economic downturn is widely expected to also dent fuel demand growth, weighing on energy prices.
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How to Prevent Eczema Flares In Winter

From coconut oil to firing up the humidifier, we've got tips for you.
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