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Missouri Supreme Court suspends second talc cancer trial in weeks

It is the second major talc case the Missouri high court has stayed in recent weeks on jurisdictional grounds. Both were in the St. Louis' 22nd Circuit Court, which has issued several large verdicts against J&J and Imerys, including one for $4.7 billion in July.
Tags: Science, Missouri, Missouri Supreme Court, St Louis 22nd Circuit Court


Don't Let China Control Your Networks, U.S. Envoy Tells Europe

“China is working to establish itself as a cyber power through illegal frameworks and control over data and networks,” American envoy Gordon Sondland told a telecoms conference in Brussels. Chinese laws "require it’s state-owned and private companies to cooperate with and share data with Chinese intelligence and security,” giving rise to U.S. security concerns, he said on Thursday.
Tags: Science, China, Brussels, Gordon Sondland, China Control Your Networks U S Envoy Tells Europe


Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Sea Shanties Are Actual Greek Poems

Hi, Luke Plunkett here, your resident sea shanty enthusiast. And I’d like you to know that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game featuring mythical creatures, immortal leaps and the most perfect human being ever created (not you, Alexios), takes its sea shanties of all things very seriously.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Kotaku Core, Ubisoft, Assassins Creed, Assassin, Luke Plunkett, Creed Odyssey, Alexios, Assassins Creed Odyssey


January was officially Australia’s hottest month on record

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology on Friday confirmed the record heat during January as parts of the northern hemisphere have recently […]
Tags: Science, News, Australia, World, Nation, Canberra, Australia AP, Bureau of Meteorology


Facebook and Twitter Purge Hundreds of Fake Accounts Linked to Russia, Iran, and Venezuela

Twitter and Facebook both announced on Thursday that they’ve recently removed hundreds of accounts tied to misinformation campaigns with apparent links to Russia, Venezuela, and Iran. Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a call with reporters that the companies were able to identify bad…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Russia, Social Media, Iran, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Misinformation, Russia Iran, Russia Venezuela, Iran Facebook, Nathaniel Gleicher


SoftBank Is Said to Prep Latam Fund Run by COO Claure

The vehicle will focus on venture investments and is separate from SoftBank’s huge Vision Fund, according to one of the people. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son first recruited Claure in 2013 when the Japanese company acquired a majority stake in Brightstar, a phone distribution business Claure led. Son elevated him the next year to run Sprint Corp. where Claure led a turnaround of the wireless operator and ultimately agreed to sell the business to rival T-Mobile US Inc. He was named SoftBank CO...
Tags: Science, Softbank, Masayoshi Son, Sprint Corp, Claure, T Mobile US Inc, Vision Fund


Grey's Anatomy: the real-life story that inspired Thursday's heartbreaking episode

Grey’s Anatomy: The story behind heartbreaking season 15 episode
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USW, Shell agree to raise refinery worker pay by 11 percent: sources

The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Shell Oil Co agreed on Thursday to a pact that will boost pay for 30,000 U.S. refinery, chemical plant and pipeline workers by 11 percent over three years, said sources familiar with the agreement. Workers represented by the USW will receive a 3.5 percent pay raise in each of the first two years of the deal and a 4-percent raise in the final year. The union entered talks with lead oil company negotiator Shell on Jan. 16 seeking an 8-percent-a-year pay in...
Tags: Science, Shell, United Steelworkers, Shell Oil Co, USW, USW Shell


Nintendo Switch Sputtering Less Than Two Years After Debut

Shares of Nintendo fell as much as 6.9 percent after it forecast 17 million Switch shipments for the fiscal year through March, compared with its prior outlook for 20 million units and analysts’ average prediction for 18 million. The big question is whether Nintendo will have to cut the Switch’s $300 price tag to get more people to buy the device, which can be used at home or on the go.
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Hubble just spotted a never-before-seen galaxy hiding in plain sight

There's no shortage of interesting things to see in our own galaxy, but astronomers love finding new galactic neighbors as well. Observing other galaxies can teach scientists a lot about how the massive structures form, live, and die. Using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers studying distant, dim stars accidentally stumbled upon something they hadn't anticipated: An entirely undocumented galaxy sitting around 30 million light-years from Earth. News of the discovery was ...
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January was officially Australia's hottest month on record

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.
Tags: Science, Australia, Canberra, Australia AP


USW union, Shell agree to raise refinery worker pay by 11 percent: sources

The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Shell Oil Co reached a tentative agreement on Thursday that sources familiar with the deal said would boost pay by 11 percent over three years for 30,000 U.S. refinery, chemical plant and pipeline workers. Workers represented by the USW will receive a 3.5 percent pay raise in each of the first two years of the deal and a 4 percent raise in the final year, the sources said. The agreement between the union and Shell came about nine hours before the current...
Tags: Science, Shell, United Steelworkers, Shell Oil Co, USW


Watch the Intriguing Trailers for the Retro Sci-Fi Film The Vast of Night

Today, if I told you that someone in 1950s New Mexico saw mysterious lights in the sky, we’d have the same thought: aliens. The infamous 1947 Roswell incident and its cultural saturation in the decades since has made sure of that. But, if you were living it, would you know? What would you believe? That mystery and…Read more...
Tags: Science, New Mexico, Roswell, Slamdance, Andrew Patterson, The Vast Of Night


Millions Exposed to Probable Carcinogens in Blood Pressure Medication

Several blood pressure medications were recalled due to contamination.
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Apple Punishes Google by Revoking Its Ability to Test Apps

Facebook Inc.’s app development was hobbled in a similar way for about 24 hours, a sign that Apple is wielding its power as operator of the most-lucrative U.S. app store to push its approach to user privacy. Google employees can’t access test versions of iPhone apps they’re making, or use internal apps related to transportation scheduling and food, the people said. "We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,"...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc


Huawei's Worst-Case Survival Guide for U.S. Criminal Crackdown

Now, in the wake of two U.S. criminal indictments, he faces the unfamiliar task of working out the best legal strategy for allegations that could threaten his company’s very existence. The company signaled it is open to that, saying “we are always willing to talk to the U.S. government,” according to a statement provided to Bloomberg News. Huawei and its chief financial officer are charged with bank fraud over the telecom’s business in Iran, while company affiliates are accused of stealing tra...
Tags: Science, Iran, Huawei, U S Criminal Crackdown, Bloomberg News Huawei


Amazon Shares Drop on Concerns About Rising Costs, India Growth

Sales will be $56 billion to $60 billion in the current period, the company said Thursday, compared with analysts’ average estimate of $61 billion. Finance chief Brian Olsavsky tried to reassure investors that the company remains on the right track. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has pledged about $5 billion to chase growth in India, seeing the world’s second-most populous country as the best frontier for Amazon’s international push.
Tags: Amazon, Science, India, Jeff Bezos, Brian Olsavsky


A popular genealogy website just helped solve a serial killer cold case in Oregon

On Thursday, detectives in Portland, Ore. announced that a long-cold local murder case finally came to a resolution, 40 years after the fact. In 1979, 20-year-old Anna Marie Hlavka was found dead in the Portland apartment she shared with her fiance and sister. According to police, she was strangled to death and sexually assaulted. Police followed a number of leads and kept tabs on the case for decades without a breakthrough. Last May, detectives with Portland’s Cold Case Homicide Detail dug back...
Tags: TC, Texas, Science, Oregon, Dna, Tech, Fbi, Genetics, Portland, Pacific Northwest, Forensics, Moore, McFadden, Parabon, Gedmatch, CeCe Moore


NASA Discovers a ‘Disturbing’ 1,000-Foot-Tall Cavity Under a Glacier in Antarctica

NASA Discovers a ‘Disturbing’ 1,000-Foot-Tall Cavity Under a Glacier in Antarctica
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Nintendo Switch Starts to Sputter Less Than Two Years From Debut

The shares of Nintendo fell as much as 5 percent after it forecast 17 million Switch shipments for the fiscal year through March, compared with its prior outlook for 20 million units and analysts’ average prediction for 18 million. The big question is whether Nintendo will have to cut the Switch’s $300 price tag to get more people to buy the device, which can be used at home or on the go.
Tags: Science, Nintendo


SoftBank Robotics Removes Strategy Executive Steve Carlin

Kenichi Yoshida, chief business officer at SoftBank Robotics, told employees that Carlin left as part of a reorganization. Carlin helped "during a critical time of transition" when the division created a new brand and launched products in North America, Yoshida wrote, while noting a replacement is being sought.
Tags: Science, North America, Carlin, Softbank Robotics, Yoshida, Steve Carlin, Kenichi Yoshida


Almost Half of All U.S. Adults Have Heart Disease or High Blood Pressure

Know your numbers.
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Scientists say iguana-sized reptile reigned as ‘Antarctic King’ before the dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus rex may have reigned as “king of the tyrant lizards” 65 million years ago, but 185 million years before that, a reptile about the size of an iguana was the king of Antarctica. At least that’s the message contained in the name of a fossil that’s described in a newly published research paper — and is now part of the permanent collection at Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The fossil was collected during an expedition to the frozen continent led by Christian Sido...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Seattle, Christian Sidor, Burke Museum of Natural History


Deadly Brazil dam collapse raises fears of environmental woes

A week after a dam storing mining waste collapsed in southeast Brazil, the human cost is clear, with 110 killed and 238 missing, presumed dead, but the environmental impact is still being evaluated. Authorities fear the mineral-laced slurry released by the collapse could eventually pollute the Sao Francisco River, the second-longest in Brazil, which hosts various species of fish and has many towns on its banks. Daily tests carried out by Brazil's national water agency ANA in the Paraopeba trib...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Paraopeba, Sao Francisco River


Facebook and Google Clearly Don't Exist in the Arrowverse

I can believe a child with dark matter shrapnel in her head can create a deadly dreamscape and plot to murder adults. I can believe a man can run faster than the eye can see. I can believe that someone out there in the multiverse would really date Sherloque Wells. But The Flash just stretched believability by…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Journalism, Digital Media, Cw, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Don, Iris West Allen


Facebook and Twitter Took Down a Wave of Political Manipulation

Facebook said it removed 783 pages, groups and accounts linked to Iran that were attempting to manipulate political discussions about current events, like the Israel-Palestine conflict and the wars in Syria and Yemen. The industry collaboration has been central to the success of these operations, Facebook said. In September, Twitter disclosed it had suspended 770 accounts potentially based in Iran for violating its policies.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Israel Palestine


Facebook Privacy Lapses Are the Target of More Probes in the U.S.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Illinois counterpart, Kwame Raoul, have joined forces with Connecticut’s William Tong, said two people. New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, which were already known to be probing Facebook, are seeking to uncover any potential unknown violations, said one of the people.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, Josh Shapiro, New York New Jersey, William Tong, Kwame Raoul, Facebook Privacy Lapses


Change of Venezuelan government favors creditors China, Russia: Guaido

Guaido said he had sent communications to both allies of President Nicolas Maduro, who accuses Guaido of staging a coup against his socialist administration. The United States and a number of other countries now recognize Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state. "What most suits Russia and China is the country's stability and a change of government," he said.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, China Russia, Guaido


Hubble Telescope Discovers 'Living Fossil' Galaxy in Our Milky Way's Backyard

Our Milky Way galaxy has another neighbor. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a dwarf galaxy in our own cosmic backyard, a mere 30 million light-years from the Milky Way. (That may sound like a far piece, but remember: the observable universe is a whopping 93 billion light-years across.) The find was fortuitous. An international team of astronomers was using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument to study white dwarfs -- superdense stellar corpses -- in the globular cluster...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Italy, European Space Agency, Milky Way, Hubble Space Telescope, Mike Wall, NGC, Facebook Originally, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ESA Hubble NASA, Karl Tate, Bedin, Hubble Telescope Discovers Living Fossil Galaxy, L R Bedin


Apple Breaks Google’s Employee-Only iOS Apps After Search Giant Broke Its Rules: Reports

Google’s internal iOS apps are now borked just like Facebook’s were yesterday. That’s all thanks to Apple, which revoked Google’s enterprise certificate today after the search company broke its developer rules.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Breaking Tech Giant Faces Consequences, Developer Apps, Apple Breaks Google



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