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Saudi Aramco doubles down on South Korea with $1.6 billion bet on Hyundai Oilbank

State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to invest up to $1.6 billion for a nearly 20 percent stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank, expanding its foothold in one of its biggest Asian buyers of crude oil. Saudi Aramco is already the biggest shareholder in South Korea's No.3 refiner, S-Oil Corp, with a 63.41 percent stake, and the latest deal should help Aramco boost crude oil sales to Hyundai Oilbank, the South's smallest refiner by capacity. Saudi Arabia is the top crude oil supplier to South K...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Saudi Arabia, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, State, Hyundai Oilbank, S Oil Corp, Hyundai Oilbank the South


China's Didi, BAIC set up joint venture to work on NEV projects

China's Didi Chuxing said it had set up a joint venture (JV) with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., a unit of state-owned BAIC, to work on new energy vehicle and artificial intelligence projects. The JV, BAIC-Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co. Ltd, aims to develop "next-generation connected-car systems", Didi, China's largest ride-hailing operator, said on Monday. This is the first JV between Didi and state-owned BAIC, which wants to stop selling gas-driven car models by 2025 as China shifts th...
Tags: Science, China, Didi, BAIC, Didi Chuxing, Didi China, Didi BAIC, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, BAIC Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co Ltd


Fuck No

God help us: Howard Schultz, the billionaire CEO of Starbucks, said on Twitter today that he is seriously considering running for president as a “independent centrist.”Read more...
Tags: Science, 2020, Billionaires, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Eat The Rich, Third Party Candidates


Apple's Partners Quicken Shift From China as Trade Tensions Rise

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s main assemblers are shifting more output to India and Southeast Asia as trade tensions threaten to escalate costs in their longstanding production base of China.
Tags: Science, China, Southeast Asia, India, Bloomberg Apple Inc


Samsung Will Start Making the Switch to More Sustainable Packaging in 2019

Our plastic pollution problem is absolutely out of control. We know it’s bad, and the companies selling us shit know it’s bad. Samsung Electronics on Sunday announced that it will join a growing number of companies kicking plastic packaging as they shift toward more sustainable options.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Pollution, Plastic, Environmentalism, Samsung Electronics


Halal Internet? Islamic Browser Promises Better Web Experience

SalamWeb, a mobile browser, is designed to deliver a Muslim-friendly web experience. The app, which includes messaging, news and other features, is aimed at users in Malaysia and Indonesia, according to Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan, managing director at Salam Web Technologies MY Sdn. “We want to make the internet a better place,” Hasni Zarina said.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan, Salam Web Technologies MY Sdn, Hasni Zarina


Bounty Hunters, Monkey Clones, and the Green New Deal: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

January 2019 is nearly over and—for now—so is the month-plus federal government shutdown that blanketed national parks in filth and destruction, played with disturbing consequences for the nationwide “air safety environment,” threw off disaster preparation efforts, broke federal websites, and disrupted scientific…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Credit Cards, Facebook, Space, Music, Science, Technology, Fcc, Privacy, Republicans, Climate Change, Big Data, China, Memory, Marvel, Brands


Saudi Aramco to pay $1.6 billion for stake in South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank

State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to buy a stake of up to 19.9 percent of South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, for 1.8 trillion won ($1.61 billion), driving up shares of the parent 6.6 percent. South Korea is a major market for Saudi Aramco, the biggest shareholder of its No.3 refiner, S-Oil Corp. The deal should help Aramco boost sales of crude to Hyundai Oilbank, the South's smallest refiner by capacity. Its parent, which now owns 91.13 percent of Hyundai...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, State, Hyundai Oilbank, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, S Oil Corp, Hyundai Oilbank the South


As nations turn on Maduro, Venezuela leader parades with military

Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president citing a fraudulent election. Guaido has won wide international support and offers amnesty to soldiers who join him. On Sunday, Israel joined the countries backing the 35-year-old leader, and President Donald Trump's administration said it had accepted Venezuelan opposition figure Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as the country's diplomatic representative in the ...
Tags: Science, Israel, Donald Trump, Maduro, Maduro Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Carlos Alfredo Vecchio


'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control. Bu this will not happen unless ordinary citizens demand a "radical rethink" of the relationship between policymakers and business, nearly four dozen experts from The Lancet Commission on Obesity concluded. Nearly a billion people are hungry and another two bill...
Tags: Science, The Lancet Commission on Obesity


Emissions angst fuels new tensions in loveless German coalition

Scheuer told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper he would raise the issue, and could push for changes, at the next meeting of European Union transport ministers following the publication last week of a letter in which more than 100 doctors questioned current limits on the emission of particulates. The longstanding debate over emissions and driving bans sparked headlines last week after the doctors' letter.
Tags: Science, European Union, Scheuer, Bild am Sonntag


Don't tell cancer patients they are 'brave', says Macmillan following poll

Loved-ones should not tell cancer sufferers they are brave because this risks putting them under pressure to appear positive, Macmillan Cancer Support has said. Six out of 10 people with cancer do not want to be described as a fighter, while many object to the suggestion they are battling the disease, a survey suggests, a new survey by the charity has found. The poll found many felt that battling or fighting words were inappropriate to describe them - but equally they do not want to be called a ...
Tags: Science, Macmillan, Don, Macmillan Cancer Support, Karen Roberts


Canada's Ambassador to China Fired for Saying End of Huawei Extradition Case Would Be 'Great'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired the country’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, for saying that the detained chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei could make a strong case to avoid extradition to the U.S.—and that perhaps it would be really good if Canada just backed down on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Iran, Cybersecurity, Canada, Espionage, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, John McCallum, Iran Sanctions, Meng Wanzhou


Nintendo Declines After Delaying Metroid Prime 4 Game for Switch

The shares of the Kyoto-based gaming company fell as much as 2.8 percent in early trading on Monday, the most in two weeks. Shinya Takahashi, head of development, said in a video message on YouTube on Jan. 25 that Nintendo would cooperate with U.S.-based Retro Studios and restart development from the beginning.
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Kyoto, Shinya Takahashi, Retro Studios


Saudi Aramco plans to buy stake in South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank for $1.6 billion

SEOUL (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant, plans to buy up to 19.9 percent of South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank for 1.8 trillion won ($1.61 billion) from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings .
Tags: South Korea, Science, Saudi Aramco, Hyundai Oilbank, SEOUL Reuters Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings


Adam Driver Does Not Want to Answer Your Star Wars Questions Right Now

Star Wars: Episode IX doesn’t even have a public title yet, and few details are known. But that won’t stop the press from asking questions of any of the actors involved when we see them. Sure, we know they probably can’t share much. But we’ve gotta try, right?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Star Wars Episode Ix


It’s cold! A physiologist explains how to keep your body feeling warm

Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog – during the colder winter season, everyone is looking for ways to stay warm. Luckily, the process your body uses to break down foods serves as an internal heater.But when the weather is cold, some defensive strategies are also necessary to prevent your body from losing its heat to the surrounding environment. As the temperature difference between your warm body and its frigid surroundings increases, heat is lost more quickly. It beco...
Tags: Health, Science, Cold, Innovation, Senses, Physiology, Human body


Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman, 51, Becomes a Great-Grandmother Amid Cancer Battle

Beth Chapman Becomes Great-Grandmother Amid Cancer Battle
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Spanish Officials Want Whoever Owns This Abandoned Aircraft to Pay Their Dang Bill

Officials at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in Spain are trying to locate the owner of an abandoned McDonnell Douglas MD87 that has been taking up costly space at the facility for years, CNN reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Spain, Cnn, Aircraft, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, McDonnell Douglas, Will The Owner Of A Mcdonnell Douglas Md87, Plane Graveyards, Dang Bill, Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas


Man in Florida Discovers 'WWII Hand Grenade,' Drives It to Local Taco Bell

A good thing to do if you ever happen to find a grenade is to immediately call the authorities, as one man has evidently just learned.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Florida Man, Taco Bell, Magnet Fishing, Fckin Magnets How Do They Work, Local Taco Bell


U.S. Midwest braces for record-breaking cold blast

In the Chicago area, snow will begin on Sunday night. Then the "coldest air mass in years" will hit the region on Tuesday with extreme cold lasting through Friday, the weather service said. "I cannot stress how dangerously cold it will be," said Mike Doll, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.
Tags: Science, Chicago, Midwest, Mike Doll


Some National Parks Reopen as Others Prepare for Cleanup Following Chaotic Shutdown

After President Donald Trump agreed to temporarily reopen the government, the National Park Service on Friday announced that some parks that remained closed during the 35-day shutdown would once again open to welcome visitors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, National Parks, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, National Park Service, Trump


Why America Needs a Presence on the Moon

The United States has a chance to establish a strategic presence on the Moon’s key terrain before others do. The question is whether will we get out of own way to do it. Time is running out.
Tags: Science, Time, United States, Moon


Here's Our First Behind-the-Scenes Footage of The New Terminator Movie

In a new promotional video from a Hungarian film studio, we get one of our first glimpses at the new Terminator film in progress. There’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. And a cute dog!Read more...
Tags: Science, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Terminator, Linda Hamilton, Terminator 6


Oh great, Russian fighter pilots are going to start flying with scary AI wingmen

Well, it seems Russian military officials don't want to just stop with that fearsome new hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile that was tested last month, which we told you about and which Russia claims there's no defense against. It would appear the country's military forces have also been testing the feasibility of having AI-powered wingmen fly alongside Russian fighter pilots, executing commands issued by the human pilot an inaugurating a scary new chapter in aerial milita...
Tags: Science, Russia, Hunter, U S Air Force, Air Force Research Lab


Tens of thousands protest in France, Belgium over climate crisis

Tens of thousands of people marched across France and in Belgium on Sunday to protest the lack of state action to halt climate change. Organisers said more than 80,000 people demonstrated in French towns and cities, while police in Brussels said 70,000 turned out in the Belgian capital. Sunday's marches were smaller than previous rallies, which in the past three months have mustered 100,000 people across France.
Tags: Science, France, Belgium, Brussels, France Belgium


Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Movie Was Being Rewritten as it Was Being Filmed

Ah, it’s fine. The Joker doesn’t have a stable backstory anyway. Script? He doesn’t need a script!Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, DC Entertainment, Joker, Todd Phillips, Joker Movie Was Being Rewritten


We can expect a coal-free Germany by 2038

It took hours, but Germany finally agreed on a plan to close its coal power plants and rely heavily on renewable energy sources. The country will shut down 84 coal-based power plants -- that's all of them -- by 2038 a government group decided on Saturday. The commission convened in Berlin to map out how to move away from coal.  Fossil fuels still account for about 40 percent of Germany's power, according to The Guardian, despite recent gains in renewable energy sources. The country als...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Los Angeles Times


Search resumes at Brazil mine disaster site

Fears of a second dam breach at a Brazilian mining complex receded Sunday, enabling the resumption of a search for the nearly 300 people still missing two days after a dam collapse that has killed at least 37 people. Loudspeakers rang out at 5:30 am (0730 GMT) among homes surrounding the Corrego do Feijao mining complex in southeastern Brazil, warning of dangerously high water levels, according to mine owner Vale. "There is no more risk of a break," said Lieutenant Colonel Flavio Godinho, a sp...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Flavio Godinho


As nations turn against Maduro, Venezuela leader parades with military

Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president citing a fraudulent election. Guaido has won wide international support and offers amnesty to soldiers who join him. Early on Sunday, flanked by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, Maduro watched a platoon of soldiers release volleys of rocket-propelled grenades, machine gun anti-aircraft fire and tank rounds at hillside targets, the Russian ordnance kick...
Tags: Science, Maduro, Maduro Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Vladimir Padrino Maduro



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