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Wild wolves in crosshairs of German politics

The sneak attack happened at a cemetery and quickly turned into a whodunnit that fired up a heated debate about the return of wolves to the wild in Germany. "Man Attacked By Wolf," headlined the tabloid-style Bild newspaper, only adding a question mark -- and thus, an element of doubt over whether the unconfirmed attack actually happened -- lower down in the article. Wolves were extinct in Germany for over 150 years, only making a comeback in 2000 after they began crossing the border with Pola...
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Trump seeks to 'eliminate HIV' in US within 10 years

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade. "Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach," Trump said in his annual address to Congress. "My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years," he said.
Tags: Science, Congress, US, United States, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump vows to build border wall, warns Democrats against investigations

Trump spoke in the chamber of the House of Representatives facing political discord over his demands that Democrats end their opposition to funding for a border wall he says is needed to stem illegal immigration and smuggled drugs.
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'Scrubs' Star Sam Lloyd Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

The 55-year-old actor was diagnosed with the disease just after welcoming his first child.
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Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd.’s (HKG:2236) Investment Returns Are Lagging Its Industry

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Today we'll look at Wison Engineering Services Read More...
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Trump Honors 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing in State of the Union Speech

During his State of the Union speech on Tuesday (Feb. 5), President Donald J. Trump gave a shout-out to NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin as he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. "In 2019, we also celebrate 50 years since brave young pilots flew a quarter of a million miles through space to plant the American flag on the face of the moon," Trump said. "Half a century later, we are joined by one of the Apollo 11 astronauts who planted that flag, Buzz Aldrin," he added befo...
Tags: Spacex, Science, White House, Russia, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Orion, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, Defense Department, Neil Armstrong, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence


Trump pledges to defeat HIV and childhood cancer

“My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.”
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Apple's Retail and Online Stores Chief, Angela Ahrendts, to Leave By April

Apple’s head of retail and online stores, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, is departing the tech giant after five years, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Technology, Cnn, Burberry, Apple Store, Angela Ahrendts, iPhone sales, Apple Sales


Trump to say in speech fixing immigration system is 'moral duty'

President Donald Trump planned in his State of the Union address on Tuesday to challenge Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, while stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it. At 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) before a joint session of Congress, Trump was likely to stir contention with remarks on immigration policy, after his demand for $5.7 billion in wall funds triggered a historic 35-day partial government shutdown that more than half of Americans blamed h...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters Ipsos, Congress Trump


Arizona facility temporarily closing after 4th dolphin death

PHOENIX (AP) — After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.
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Apple Names Third Retail Chief in Seven Years for Post-iPhone Era

On Tuesday, Apple said company veteran Deirdre O’Brien will replace Angela Ahrendts, who served in the role for about five years. O’Brien is the first insider tapped to run the Apple division since Ron Johnson opened the first Apple store in 2001 and left a decade later. The departure of Ahrendts, Apple’s top female executive, was a surprise.
Tags: Apple, Science, Ron Johnson, O'Brien, Angela Ahrendts, Deirdre O'Brien, Ahrendts Apple


When did the kangaroo hop? Scientists have the answer

According to new fossils, the origin of the famous kangaroo gait goes back 20 million years.
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Snap Is Now Slightly Less Fucked

Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat app and a failed line of wearable cameras, is slightly less fucked than it was before, according to Q4 2018 earnings released on Tuesday.Read more...
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Trump vows to build border wall that Democrats oppose

Trump used part of his speech to offer a spirit of compromise, but whether Trump and his opponents would follow through was far from clear with both sides entrenched in long-held positions and girding for 2020 elections. The nationally televised address gave Trump his biggest opportunity to date to explain why he believes a barrier is needed on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Trump criticized attempts by House Democrats to investigate his personal finances and various aspects of his admi...
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Spider-Gwen Is a Rock Star on This New Limited Edition Poster

It’s been over a month and we’re still not over the excellence that is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And whether the movie sent you down the rabbit hole of related Spider-Man comics or not, you will definitely appreciate this new Spider-Gwen poster.Read more...
Tags: Science, Posters, Spider Man, Spider Gwen, Gwen Stacy, Grey Matter Art, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Doaly, Raid71


China's PDD to Raise More Than $1 Billion in Alibaba Challenge

The Shanghai-based company plans to sell 37 million American depository shares, while investors market 14.8 million, according to a securities filing. The lockup period for PDD’s shares expired last month and the selling shareholders include Banyan Partners, Sequoia, Sun Vantage Investment and Lightspeed China.
Tags: Science, China, Shanghai, Alibaba Challenge, Banyan Partners Sequoia Sun Vantage Investment


Chinese hunger for 'world's smelliest fruit' threatens Malaysian forests

Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit. Growers in Malaysia are increasingly shifting from small orchards to industrial-scale operations -- a trend that environmentalists warn presents a new threat to rainforests already challenged by loggers and palm oil plantations. In the jungle-clad district of Raub i...
Tags: Science, China, Malaysia, Raub


We're Not Dead Yet: Splinter's State of the Union 2019 Live Blog

We hoped this day would never come.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, State Of The Union, Stacey Abrams, State Of The Union 2019


Trippy space photo shows distant Earth behind the far side of the moon

A Chinese satellite swooped behind the moon and snapped a shot of two worlds: the heavily-cratered moon, and in the distance, the cloud-covered planet Earth.  The image, captured on February 3, shows the far side of the moon that us Earthlings never see. The moon is locked in orbit to Earth, meaning that the same side of the moon is always facing us. But as the image shows, the moon's far side is often illuminated by the sun, exposing the impact-blasted, grey lunar desert. Meanwhile, some 2...
Tags: Science, Earth, Harbin, Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, Netherlands Craters


Green New Deal Resolution Poised To Shake Up Democrats' Foreign Policy Debate

The Green New Deal resolution that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and
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Apple Narrows Damages Qualcomm Can Seek in Patent Trial

A federal judge on Tuesday granted Apple’s request to preclude Qualcomm from seeking financial compensation for infringement before the lawsuit was filed in 2017. The judge also ruled that Apple isn’t infringing one of the several patents that Qualcomm says are at stake in the litigation. Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing patents related to technology for graphics processing and energy efficiency in mobile phones.
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Chinese satellite snaps image of the Moon from the side we never see

The Moon dominates the night sky and, as the closest large body to Earth, we get to see it plenty. Unfortunately, since the Moon only shows us one face thanks to its tidal lock with Earth, and its far side is rarely the subject of photography. Now, thanks to China's efforts to learn as much as possible about the least-studied side of the Moon, we have a brand new view of it. The image, which was captured by the Longjiang-2 satellite that was sent skyward last year, even features Earth photo...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Chang, Longjiang, Cees Bassa, CAMRAS


Self-driving Cars, Traffic and Parking Problems

Self-driving cars should be able to solve traffic and parking problems. However, this requires that most self-driving cars are used with ride-sharing to maximize the useful rides per car and to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, World, Innovation, Self Driving Cars


Hollywood's Favorite Health Experts Want You to Eat More Fiber

Sakara Life's Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle break down the nutrient no one is eating enough of.
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World shares hit two-month high, dollar firms as Trump speech nears

World stocks rose to a fresh two-month high on Tuesday to keep up their fast start to 2019 while the U.S. dollar strengthened for a fourth straight session as investors looked toward an annual address by the U.S. president later in the evening. Boosted by U.S. and European equity performance, MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.64 percent, increasing for a sixth straight session as it hit a two-month high. President Donald Trump was due to give his State of the Union speech at 210...
Tags: Science, China, Donald Trump, Trump, MSCI


Google's New Chrome Extension Warns You If Your Passwords Have Been Exposed

Google is rolling out two new tools today to help the password-challenged beef up their security game. The first is a Chrome extension called Password Checkup that can identify if you’re using a password that’s been exposed in a third-party data breach. The second is a feature called Cross Account Protection, which…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Security, Science, Privacy, Passwords, Data Breach, Its 2019 Get A Password Manager, Cross Account Protection


I Just Accidentally Re-Liked Hundreds of Old Tweets and I’m So, So Sorry

I like to think I’m a friendly guy. I frequently wave at people and tend to like a lot of tweets on Twitter. Today, that friendliness was transformed into something dark and unfamiliar. Today, I accidentally re-liked hundreds of years-old tweets, alarming some, delighting others, and leaving me very, very sorry.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Fuck Ups, Oopsie


Don't Worry, Disney Will Keep Deadpool R-Rated

When the family-focused Walt Disney Company moved to , many wondered if the integration of Marvel properties would have one particular casualty: the R-rated nature of Deadpool. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Deadpool, 20th Century Fox, Deadpool 2, Deadpool 3, Once Upon a Deadpool


Apple Says Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Leaving in April

The iPhone maker said Ahrendts is taking on new “personal and professional pursuits.” Deirdre O’Brien, human resources chief, will also run the retail unit going forward. Ahrendts joined Apple after serving as the chief executive officer of fashion giant Burberry Group Plc for almost eight years. At Apple, she overhauled the company’s retail operations, redesigning stores into meeting places with more open floor plans and a focus on pushing customer service “geniuses” out from behind formal co...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ahrendts, Burberry Group Plc, Deirdre O'Brien


Apple’s FaceTime ‘Privacy Violation’ Gets Queries From Lawmakers

The flaw is “a significant privacy violation,” the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its subcommittee on consumer protection said in a letter to Cook dated Tuesday. “While these are wonderful tools when used right, the serious privacy issue with Group FaceTime demonstrates how these devices can also become the ultimate spying machines,” Pallone and Schakowsky wrote.
Tags: Apple, Science, Cook, Facetime, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone, Schakowsky



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