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Tencent, Buyout Firms Are Said to Weigh Potential Bids for Nexon

Tencent is evaluating a possible bid and could team up with some investment funds, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Other global companies as well as buyout funds have expressed interest in a potential deal for Nexon, the people said. Blackstone Group LP is also considering a bid, a person familiar said.
Tags: Science, Tencent, Nexon, Blackstone Group LP, Tencent Buyout Firms Are Said


Excuse Me, Sir. Sir! I Am the Original Tweeter

Excuse me, sir. Sir! If you would put down your newspaper forthwith, and grant me your fullest attention for a situation most dire.Read more...
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Bad News Folks, Google Hangouts Will Start to Phase Out in October

Google Hangouts loyalists, I regret to inform you that the news about your beloved communication tool is not great.Read more...
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PG&E puts cost of judge's wildfire plan at up to $150 billion

California power company PG&E Corp, which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge's order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. PG&E said in a filing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco that it could not on its own afford the work proposed in a Jan. 9 order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing conditions of the...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, U S District Court, William Alsup, PG E, PG E Corp


Autonomous subs spend a year cruising under Antarctic ice

The freezing waters underneath Antarctic ice shelves and the underside of the ice itself are of great interest to scientists… but who wants to go down there? Leave it to the robots. They won’t complain! And indeed, a pair of autonomous subs have been nosing around the ice for a full year now, producing data unlike any other expedition ever has. The mission began way back in 2017, with a grant from the late Paul Allen. With climate change affecting sea ice around the world, precise measurements a...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Paul Allen, Antarctica, Robotics, Antarctic, Lee, University of Washington, UW, Chris Lee, Seaglider


China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer's disease, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. It was the first time multiple clones had been made from a gene-edited monkey for biomedical research, the agency said. The clones were born at the Institute of Neuroscience at the China Academy of Sciences in Shanghai.
Tags: Science, China, Xinhua, Institute of Neuroscience, China Academy of Sciences


Blood pressure medication recall over cancer risk expanded for more losartan drugs

Torrent Pharmaceuticals said six more lots of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets contain trace amounts of a probable human carcinogen.
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Time to 'get angry', teen climate activist says in Davos

Her train journey from Sweden took 32 hours, but Greta Thunberg is not tired. The teenager is dead-set in her mission to persuade the global elite in Davos to take climate action. The 16-year-old has galvanised protests by schoolchildren around the world, after delivering a fiery speech to world leaders at last month's UN climate talks in Poland.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Davos, Un, Greta Thunberg


Facebook Announces New Policies Aimed at Axing Pages and Groups Peddling Fake News

Long after it became painfully clear that Facebook was being manipulated as a tool to undermine democracy and cause harm, the social media company still struggles to keep its platform free of the kind of garbage specially engineered to effectively warp reality—even as recently as this month. And previous systems it’s…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Misinformation, Fake News, Took Them Long Enough


SK Hynix Profit Misses Estimates, Dividend Plan Lifts Shares

Weaker demand for memory chips resulted in operating income of 4.4 trillion won ($3.9 billion) in the three months ended December, short of the 5.1 trillion-won average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Contract prices for 32-gigabyte DRAM server modules fell 9.6 percent in the December quarter, according to InSpectrum Tech Inc. Prices for 128 gigabit MLC NAND flash memory chips fell 8.4 percent.
Tags: Science, SK Hynix, Bloomberg Contract, InSpectrum Tech Inc


'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

Climate change re-draws map of the Arctic Ocean
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Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk's Starship Prototype and Down It Goes

Elon Musk’s prototype of the Starship spacecraft—the payload of a system formerly known as the Big “Falcon” Rocket, and the vessel that may one day shuttle SpaceX colonists to their likely deaths on Mars—fell over in strong winds at its facility in Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Rockets, Mars, Spacecraft, Whoops, Starship, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy, Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk


Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse's Signature Style Evolve in These Early Animatics

Modern animated films are hugely collaborative efforts that take years to bring from concept to fruition—something that makes it fascinating to look back at a project’s earliest stages to see just how it evolved over the course of production.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spider Man, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Alberto Mielgo


Iraq parliament approves budget ending weeks of deadlock

Parliament did not vote as planned on three cabinet posts that remain empty, however, leaving Iraq with an incomplete government months after a general election. The budget projected oil exports of 3.88 million barrels per day, up from 3.8 million bpd for the previous year, at a price of $56 per barrel, an increase from the $46 the 2018 budget was based on. Iraq's 2019 budget of 133 trillion dinars ($112 billion) included payment of salaries for the Peshmerga, the military force for the semi-a...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Parliament, Kurdistan, Baghdad, Erbil


3 Key Elements of an Effective Presentation

Effectiveness is defined as the degree to which you are able to reach a desired outcome. When it comes to presentations, we must become masters of effectiveness, because in the words of Eminem “you only get one shot.” As funny as it may sound to say those words out loud, they really do ring true when it comes to presentations. According to a study completed by Dr. Maureen Murphy at University of North Texas, the ideal length of an effective presentation is just 20 minutes. Susan Weinschenk, auth...
Tags: Science, Design, Communication, Effectiveness, Eminem, Deliver, Princeton, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, University Of North Texas, Murphy, UNT, Susan Weinschenk, Effective


Backed by U.S., Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump formally recognized Guaido shortly after his announcement and praised his plan to hold elections. At a rally in the east of the capital Caracas that drew hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans, Guaido accused Maduro of usurping power. "I swear to assume all the powers of the presidency to secure an end to the usurpation," 35-year old Guaido, the head of the opposition-run congress, told an exuberant crowd.
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Caracas, Maduro, Guaido, U S Maduro


AI tested at Heathrow could prevent plane delays in bad weather

Heathrow Airport is trialling new technology that could dramatically cut travel delays caused by low visibility on runways. Air traffic management service NATS has started a three-month test of the AI system, which if deployed could cut down lost time at the UK's largest airport by 20pc and reduce the amount of late-running flights.  Heathrow has the highest airport control tower in the UK at 87 metres, but this means it can be surrounded by low cloud even when the runways are clear. In thes...
Tags: UK, Science, Heathrow, Leahy, Heathrow Airport, Nats, Andy Taylor, Baroness Sugg, Kathryn Leahy Heathrow


U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressure

With street protests against Maduro under way across Venezuela, U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly congress, as the country's leader and called socialist Maduro's government "illegitimate." In response, Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States and giving U.S. embassy personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela. A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, warned M...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, National Assembly, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


PG&E sees cost to comply with judge's wildfire plan at $75 billion-$150 billion

California power company PG&E Corp, which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge's order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. PG&E in a filing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco said it could not on its own afford the work proposed in a Jan. 9 order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing conditions of the comp...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, U S District Court, William Alsup, PG E, PG E Corp


Why Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited’s (ASX:SXE) Return On Capital Employed Might Be A Concern

Today we'll evaluate Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited (ASX:SXE) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed Read More...
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Maduro isolated as Latin American nations back Venezuela opposition leader

Most Latin American nations recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on Wednesday, leaving Nicolas Maduro ever more isolated as he faces unrest at home and threats from the United States. Longstanding leftist allies Bolivia and Cuba were the only countries in the region to explicitly voice support for Maduro as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Peru backed Guaido. The United States and Canada also ...
Tags: Science, Canada, United States, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, Bolivia, National Assembly, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido, United States Longstanding


PG&E sees cost of complying with judge's wildfire plan at $75 billion-$150 billion

California power company PG&E Corp , which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge's order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. PG&E in a filing at U.S. District Court in San Francisco said it could not on its own afford the work proposed in a Jan. 9 order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing conditions of the co...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, U S District Court, William Alsup, PG E, PG E Corp


Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive to Help Lead Its Own Work

Soonho Ahn joined Apple in December as global head of battery developments, after working as a senior vice president at Samsung SDI since 2015, according to his LinkedIn profile. At Samsung SDI, Ahn led development of lithium battery packs and worked on "next-generation" battery technology, the profile says. Apple and Ahn didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung SDI, Ahn, Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive, Soonho Ahn, Samsung SDI Ahn


SK Hynix Profit Misses Estimates, Higher Dividend Lifts Shares

The supplier to Apple Inc. said operating income was 4.4 trillion won ($3.9 billion) in the three months ended December, falling short of the 5.1 trillion-won average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Earlier this month, larger rival Samsung Electronics Co. released preliminary earnings that missed estimates in the same quarter.
Tags: Science, Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, SK Hynix, Bloomberg Earlier


Deadspin Trade Marc Gasol To The Lakers | The Slot The Credibility of ‘Our Boys’ | The Root Donald

Deadspin  | The Slot The Credibility of ‘Our Boys’ | The Root Donald Trump Said He Was Going to Give His Little Speech Anyway. Shorter Nancy Pelosi: I Said What I Said | Splinter Please Keep Doing This, Rich Scumbags | The A.V. Club The most shocking thing about Conversations With A Killer is how much faith it has in…
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Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks central bank autonomy in 100 days: aide

Brazil's new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will work to establish the formal independence of the country's central bank in his first 100 days in office, his chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said on Wednesday. Although the Brazilian central bank enjoys administrative autonomy, it is one of the few major central banks in the world that does not have formal institutional independence. While campaigning last year, Bolsonaro promised to propose legislation to make the bank formally independent.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Onyx Lorenzoni


$20 Million Funding Round in Blockchain Firm Symbiont Includes Citigroup and Nasdaq

Citigroup and Nasdaq are among a group of firms investing $20 million dollars in Symbiont.io Inc, Bloomberg reports on Jan. 23. Other investors reportedly include Mike Novogratz’s crypto-focused merchant bank, Galaxy Digital Holdings. Symbiont’s blockchain and smart contract platform, Assembly, will be applied in capital markets.
Tags: Science, Citigroup, Assembly, Mike Novogratz, Symbiont io Inc Bloomberg, Galaxy Digital Holdings Symbiont


Your Work Stress Could Be Affecting Your Kids’ Health

Here's how to limit the fallout.
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Key Data For NASA's Ice-Monitoring Satellite in Trouble Thanks to Shutdown

Last month, NASA researchers were gleefully sharing the early returns from their recently launched ice-monitoring satellite, ICESat-2, at the world’s largest annual meeting of Earth scientists. This month, many of those same researchers are furloughed as a vital airborne campaign needed to calibrate the satellite…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, ICESat, Icebridge, Icesat2, Nasa Earth Sciences


Peak Video Game? Top Analyst Sees Industry Slumping in 2019

Now one veteran analyst is calling for the first industry downturn in a quarter century. Video game revenue is headed for the first decline since 1995, with sales expected to fall by 1 percent to $136.5 billion this year, according to Pelham Smithers, owner of an eponymous London-based research firm. Smithers, who began covering the industry in the late 1980s, points to the recent sharp drop in stocks like Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Electronics Arts Inc. as proof that he’s right.
Tags: Science, London, Smithers, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Pelham Smithers, Electronics Arts Inc



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