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IPO Hopefuls Back to Work After Government Reopens

President Donald Trump agreed to reopen the federal government on Friday for about three weeks while lawmakers renegotiate border security legislation. The short-term agreement will resuscitate the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has effectively been closed since the partial shutdown started on Dec. 22. With the government reopening until at least February 15th, the SEC must wade through a reserve of filings and requests, said Anna Pinedo, a partner with law firm Mayer Brown LLP who ...
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China Blasts ‘Unfair’ Huawei Equipment Bans by Other Countries

“Using national power to tarnish and take measures against a certain company, without any evidence, is both unfair and immoral,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters late Friday as he wrapped up a trip to France and Italy. The move by Vodafone follows a decision by BT Group Plc to rip Huawei gear out of the backbone of its U.K. mobile network.
Tags: Science, France, Italy, Vodafone, Huawei, Wang Yi, BT Group Plc


NASA reveals best-yet image of twin space rocks Ultima Thule

NASA's 2019 started off with a bang as its New Horizons probe zipped by the most distant object mankind has ever tried to visit, a strange space rock known as Ultima Thule. Scientists quickly discovered that Ultima Thule isn't one object, but two, making it the first contact binary ever studied in such detail. Now, as NASA continues to gather more data from the flyby, the New Horizons team has revealed the most detailed glimpse yet of Ultima Thule, and it's a real stunner. In the n...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, New Horizons, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Ultima Thule Scientists


Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot."
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Maybe Don't Charge an E-Scooter If You Plan to Do Crimes

A man was reportedly arrested this week in connection with a recent bank robbery after his credit card that was used to rent a Jump e-scooter linked him to the scene of the crime.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Austin, Scooters, E Scooter


You May Have Had a Conversation Like This If You Love Someone With Alzheimer's

A woman's tweet shared how her grandma still remembered the love between them, even if she couldn't remember who she was.
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Tesla Was Fined Less Than the Cost of a Tesla

Remember Tesla’s production tent, the one it erected to help crank out Model 3s last year? Apparently, it didn’t sit well with California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the company now faces fines totaling nearly $30,000 over violations of labor laws.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, California, Tesla, Model 3, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, About The Tent


Fears rise for 150 missing in Brazil dam disaster; 7 bodies recovered

Rescuers worked overnight into Saturday to locate around 150 people missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil, but the local governor said "odds are minimal" they would be found alive. The mine is owned by Vale, a Brazilian mining giant that was involved in a previous 2015 mine collapse in the same state that claimed 19 lives and is regarded as the country's worst-ever environmental disaster. The massive, muddy flow from the collapse barreled towards the nearby town of Brumadi...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Vale, Brumadinho


UN Security Council divided on climate-security link

Russia and the US resisted on Friday efforts by the UN Security Council to take a tougher stand on climate change -- a day after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of a lack of political will to fight global warming. More than 80 people including about 15 ministers -- a record according to some diplomats -- were expected to air their views at the Council debate about the impact of climate-related disasters on peace and security.
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Un, UN Security Council, Council, Antonio Guterres


Google Memo on Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company

At a companywide townhall meeting on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fielded questions about the proposals, some of which have been implemented, the people said. The ideas were in a 2016 slide deck drafted by the company’s human resources department from a brainstorming session. The document, portions of which were read to Bloomberg News, was circulated in recent days by employees via Google’s internal communications systems.
Tags: Google, Science, Sundar Pichai, Bloomberg News, Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company


Exclusive: Refiner Citgo prepares to fend off Venezuela's opposition government

Juan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled congress who proclaimed himself president this week, is considering naming a new team to lead Citgo, two sources told Reuters. "Citgo is the property of the Venezuelan state," Maduro said, adding that the OPEC-member country plans to continue selling oil to the United States, its first destination for crude exports and state-run PDVSA's largest source of cash.     The United States led numerous other Western Hemisphere nations in recognizing G...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, PDVSA, Western Hemisphere, Citgo, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Refiner Citgo, Reuters Citgo


Seven bodies found after dam burst at Brazil mine, hundreds missing

Avimar de Melo Barcelos, the mayor of the town of Brumadinho where the dam burst in Brazil's mining hub of Minas Gerais state, said seven bodies had been recovered by nightfall. U.S.-listed shares of Vale tumbled as much as 10 percent after the incident, the second major disaster at a Brazilian tailings dam involving Vale in just over three years. Both hit Minas Gerais, which is still recovering from the collapse of a larger dam in November 2015 that killed 19 people.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Vale, Minas Gerais, Brumadinho, Avimar de Melo Barcelos


At least 7 dead, 150 missing in Brazil dam collapse disaster

A collapse of a disused dam at an iron-ore mine complex in southeast Brazil killed at least seven people and left 150 missing, officials said, as they sought to evaluate the full scope of the disaster. The tailings dam, owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale, broke apart "very violently, very suddenly," sending a massive torrent of mud over the complex where 300 mine employees were working, Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman told a news conference in Rio de Janeiro. The deluge rumbled on to the nearby t...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Vale, Belo Horizonte, Brumadinho, Fabio Schvartsman


Rampant Looks to Blend the Zombie and Period Epic Genres With Gory Delight

What happens when a bunch of zombies attack a medieval town full of sword-wielding warriors? You’re about to find out in Rampant.Read more...
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FDA: Blood pressure drug carcinogens went undetected for four years, cancer risk small

The FDA said blood pressure drug impurities stemmed from a manufacturing change. The factories that make these drugs are subject to new testing standards
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture breaks ground on Alabama engine factory

Civic leaders and space executives tossed shovels of dirt today to celebrate the groundbreaking for a $200 million rocket engine factory to be built in Alabama by Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos. “It’s a great day here in Rocket City, and it will be that way for years to come,” Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith declared during the ceremony at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Ala. Smith told the assembled crowd, “Blue Origin is all in on Alabama.” The 200,000-...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Alabama, Jeff Bezos, Huntsville, Bob Smith, Rocket City, Cummings Research Park, Ala Smith


'90 Day Fiance' Star Ashley Martson Says She'll Undergo Surgery Following Acute Kidney Failure

The reality star previously revealed she was on dialysis following complications from lupus.
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Hope fades for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster

Hopes were fading Saturday that rescuers would find more survivors from at least 300 missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil, with nine bodies so far recovered. Romeu Zema, the governor of Minas Gerais, told reporters that while all was being done to find survivors, "from now, the odds are minimal and it is most likely we will recover only bodies". Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro, who rushed home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is scheduled to fly ...
Tags: Science, Brazil, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, Minas Gerais, Jair Bolsonaro, Romeu Zema


U.S. steps up pressure on Maduro as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

The U.S. Treasury Department stopped short of announcing a freeze on Venezuela's U.S. assets and accounts, but said it would take steps to ensure commercial transactions were "consistent" with its recognition this week of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge members of the United Nations Security Council to recognize Guaido. Washington requested the meeting of the 15-member council after a string of cou...
Tags: Science, Russia, Venezuela, United Nations Security Council, State, Maduro, U S Treasury Department, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Guaido Washington


This Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

An Australian study found a possible link between the rotavirus vaccine and type 1 diabetes.
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Top Chef Contestant Fatima Ali Has Died

The 29-year-old had waged a public battle with cancer.
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GameStop Is Cancelling Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Orders

Players are saying that their pre-orders for a limited edition, Kingdom Hearts 3-themed PlayStation 4 Pro console are being cancelled by GameStop, and they’re not happy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Playstation 4, Kotaku Core, Gamestop, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts III, GameStop Is Cancelling Kingdom Hearts


The Right Is Melting Down Over Trump's Speech

In a stunning turn of events, Donald Trump blinked (again) and the government will reopen, at least for a few weeks. It’s amazing what the Democrats can achieve if they flatly refuse to capitulate to Trump’s agenda!Read more...
Tags: Science, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Coulter, Jim Hoft, Infowars, Mike Cernovich, Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, Kyle Kashuv, Right Wing Fever Swamp


How the tasty Impossible Burger is just the first step in a mission to combat an environmental crisis — MashTalk

In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with the founder of Impossible Foods Dr. Pat Brown to discuss the importance of food technology. Detailing the terribly destructive environmental impact of the meat industry, Brown outlines the company's plan to completely replace animals in the food system by 2035.
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'Don't kiss or snuggle': Pet hedgehogs linked to multi-state Salmonella outbreak, CDC says

Eight states – including Missouri, Minnesota, Texas and Maine – have been impacted by a Salmonella outbreak linked to pet hedgehogs, the CDC said.
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90 Day Fiancé's Ashley Martson Reveals She Will Undergo Surgery Following Acute Kidney Failure

90 Day Fiancé's Ashley Martson Will Undergo Surgery
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James Wan Will Only Venture Into Aquaman's Sequel Depths if the Script Is a Pearl

By the end of the weekend, James Wan’s Aquaman will have become the most financially successful superhero movie Warner Brothers and DC have ever produced together—a title previously held by The Dark Knight. That’d be a huge accomplishment for any filmmaker, but for Wan in particular given the studio’s recent pivot to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Warner Bros, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, Warner Brothers, James Wan, Aquaman 2


Researchers Create the Noise-Cancelling, Snore-Silencing Pillow of Your Partner's Dreams

Noise-cancelling headphones, like Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM3, do an impressive job of silencing the world around you—assuming you’re actually able to wear them. Wearing headphones to bed to silence a snorer next to you isn’t practical or comfortable. So researchers at Northern Illinois University are integrating…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Sony, Pillows, Noise Canceling, Northern Illinois University, Snoring


State of emergency declared in US measles outbreak

A state of emergency was declared on Friday in the western US state of Washington following a measles outbreak that has affected more than two dozen people, the majority of them children. "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children," Washington Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement. The outbreak began near Portland, Oregon, at the start of the year and quickly spread to nearby Clark County and King County, both in Washington.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Portland Oregon, Jay Inslee, Clark County, King County


Astronaut Twins Mark and Scott Kelly Take on Amazon's Alexa in Super Bowl Ad Teaser

> I've spent 520 days in space. I think I can handle this @Amazon. #AskAlexa #ad pic.twitter.com/STpauWpanz > > -- Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 25, 2019 What's the next frontier for retired NASA astronaut twins Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a year consecutively in space; and his brother Mark, who flew multiple times on the space shuttle? It looks like a foray into artificial intelligence, using Amazon's popular Alexa answering program. In teasers for an upcoming Amazon B...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Nasa, International Space Station, Reddit, New England Patriots, Harrison Ford, Scott Kelly, Alexa, Barbara Bush, Mark, Kelly, Whitaker, Kellys



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