U.S. Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law

The court on a 5-4 vote granted an emergency application by Shreveport-based abortion provider Hope Medical Group for Women to block the Republican-backed law from going into effect while litigation continues. The four liberal justices were joined by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, suggesting that Roberts, as Kennedy used to be, is now the key vote on the issue. Kennedy backed abortion rights in two key cases.
Tags: Science, Louisiana, Kennedy, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Shreveport, Hope Medical Group

The Navy Just Admitted the Much-Hyped Railgun Is a Total Mess

What happenned?
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Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

Under the Sept. 20 agreement, the tabloid publisher was supposed to refrain from all illegal activity for a three-year period. The agreement says that if New York-based AMI commits any crime, it can be prosecuted for the ones it was granted immunity against, including perjury and obstruction of justice.
Tags: New York, Science, AMI, Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media

Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Experts start the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens. Thousands of tonnes of steel, concrete and asphalt have already been removed from the spectacularly truncated high-rise bridge in the northern Italian port city to make it lighter before the "deconstruction" operation begins. Four powerful strand-jacks positioned on the bridge by an enormous crane will unhook ...
Tags: Science, Genoa, Morandi

Apple Is Compensating the Kid Who Figured Out Its Sketchy Eavesdropping FaceTime Bug

Apple has finally delivered a fix to its Group FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others with an accidental workaround. But the real hero of this story is the 14-year-old kid who figured out that it existed, and whose mom reportedly used every imaginable method to reach the company and flag the security issue.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Science, Bugs, Facetime, Not all heroes wear capes, Group FaceTime

Richard Branson says he'll fly to space by July

British billionaire Richard Branson plans to travel to space within the next four or five months aboard his own Virgin Galactic spaceship, he told AFP Thursday. "My wish is to go up on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, that's what we're working on," the head of the Virgin group said on the sidelines of an event to honor Virgin Galactic at the Air and Space Museum in Washington. Virgin Galactic is one of two companies, along with Blue Origin, on its way to sending passengers into space ...
Tags: Science, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Blue Origin, Afp, Air and Space Museum, Washington Virgin Galactic

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Publisher of Blackmail

The magazine, owned by American Media Inc., published an expose on Bezos’s relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, and Bezos has hired investigators to find out if the story was politically motivated. In a surprising move on Thursday, Bezos said the National Enquirer threatened to publish more details and revealing photos if the executive didn’t stop the probe.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, American Media Inc, Lauren Sánchez

Apple Gives New Retail Head Stock Grants Worth About $8 Million

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant gave O’Brien two sets of 23,922 restricted stock units -- one group that will vest across three years beginning Aug. 5, 2021, and the other based on the company’s performance that may vest on Oct. 1, 2021, according to a regulatory filing. Each set is worth about $4.1 million based on Apple’s stock price of $170.94 at Thursday’s close. O’Brien has worked at Apple in various roles for about 30 years, including as head of human resources since Jul...
Tags: Apple, Science, O'Brien, Cupertino California

Stanford investigates links to scientist in baby gene-editing scandal

University to assess how much its staff knew about Chinese scientist’s plans to use Crispr to modify genesStanford University has begun an investigation following claims some of its staff knew long ago of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s plans to create the world’s first gene-edited babies.A university official said a review was under way of interactions some faculty members had with He, who was educated at Stanford. Several professors including He’s former research adviser have said they knew or ...
Tags: Science, Stanford, China, US news, Asia Pacific, US universities, Gene Editing, He Jiankui, genesStanford University

Full Text of Bezos Statement Accusing National Enquirer of Blackmail

Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer, led by David Pecker, recently entered into an immunity deal with the Department of Justice related to their role in the so-called “Catch and Kill” process on behalf of President Trump and his election campaign.
Tags: Science, Department Of Justice, National Enquirer, Trump, David Pecker

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Brings Out Star Trek: Discovery's Best

Pretty much every other episode of Star Trek is a good “Hey, everything’s broken?” or “We encountered a thing and everything’s broken?” type of episode. On the latest Discovery, basically five of those episodes happened at once—but after pulling themselves out of multiple wringers, the crew might be in better form…Read more...
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Apple Reportedly Threatens to Yank iOS Apps Recording Users' Screens Without Their Knowledge

Following a Wednesday report from TechCrunch that popular iPhone apps are recording the in-app activity of users without their knowledge through analytics companies like Glassbox, Apple has reportedly responded by threatening “immediate action” if they don’t knock it off or inform their users that their activity is…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Apps, Science, Ios Apps, Privacy And Security, Glassbox, Glassbox Apple

In six objects

The National Museum of Scotland unveils the final three galleries of its £80m redevelopment.
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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Using Unpublished Nude Photos as Blackmail

The saga of Jeff Bezos’s very public divorce slouches onward. The Amazon CEO published a personal post on Medium this evening containing leaked emails purported to be from the National Enquirer. The emails—at least one of which is marked “confidential and not for distribution”—threaten to publish revealing photos of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, AMI, Lauren Sánchez, A Complexifier

Boring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, News, California, World, Cities, Innovation, City Hall, Sam Liccardo, San Jose California, Diridon Station, Boring Company, Elon Musk 's Boring Company, Public Transporation

Mexico astronomers reduce use of research sites due to crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researcher said Thursday. The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It […]
Tags: Science, News, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Puebla, Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope

Will Tech Workers Rise Up Around Automation, Too?

Over the last year or two, it’s sure felt like a seismic shift’s been underfoot in the way tech employees think about labor conditions and work—or, at least, in the way the media portrays them doing so. Maybe it’s a bit of both. Regardless, a number of stories have documented both an ascendent drive for representation…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automation, Automaton

FDA Warns Women: Breast Implants Are Linked to Cancer, a Rare Lymphoma

FDA Warns Women: Breast Implants Are Linked to Cancer, a Rare Lymphoma
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You need to look very closely to see China’s Chang’e 4 lander in this stunning Moon photo

China's space agency has had a busy year thus far, with a successful Moon landing and rover deployment as well as some pretty neat experiments that are offering scientists some interesting insights.The country's Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the Moon in early January, and while it's been a long time since NASA sent anything to the lunar surface, the U.S. space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a pretty good view of it from above. Now, as China conti...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Chang, Von Karman

Beer before wine not fine, scientists find after vomit-filled tests

Research into old saying about alcohol consumption shows you get a hangover either wayBeer before wine, or wine before beer; whatever the order, you’ll feel queer. That, at least, is the updated aphorism drinkers will have to embrace now scientists have proved that drink order has no effect on the magnitude of one’s hangover.Under carefully-controlled lab conditions, British and German researchers plied 90 volunteers with beer and wine to find out once and for all whether hangovers are worsened ...
Tags: Health, Science, Alcohol, Society, UK News, World news, Beer, Health & wellbeing, Wine, Hangover Cures

You need to squint to see China’s Chang’e 4 lander in this stunning Moon photo

China's space agency has had a busy year thus far, with a successful Moon landing and rover deployment as well as some pretty neat experiments that are offering scientists some interesting insights.The country's Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the Moon in early January, and while it's been a long time since NASA sent anything to the lunar surface, the U.S. space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a pretty good view of it from above. Now, as China conti...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Chang, Von Karman

Sony Plans 100 Billion Yen Buyback

This is the first share repurchase aimed at enhancing shareholder value, and is also the biggest ever, the company said. Sony last bought its own shares in 2004, 6.3 billion yen worth, related to its decision to fully merge PlayStation subsidiary Sony Computer Entertainment into the parent company. The latest repurchase would make up about 2.4 percent of the stock, and comes days after Japanese telecoms and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. announced a 600 billion yen share buyback, it’s b...
Tags: Science, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment, SoftBank Group Corp

Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal: study

Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to new research released Friday. The experiment analysed nearly 24,000 grant applications over five years at the Canadian Institute of Health Research -- Canada's main public medical research funder. "This shows us that men and women proposed science is evaluated to be of similar quality, but men and women are not eval...
Tags: Science, Holly Witteman, Canadian Institute of Health Research Canada

Spotify May Suspend Your Account If It Catches You Using Ad Blockers

Spotify announced Thursday that it’s updating its terms of service, and that includes seriously cracking down on user attempts to bypass ads, according to the Verge. If you try to block ads with a free account anyway, you may risk losing it.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming, Nothing Is Free

Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes sweeping plan to save the world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
Tags: Science, Congress, Massachusetts, US, United States of America, Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal

'Project Runway' Judge Nina Garcia Reveals She's Having a Preventative Double Mastectomy

Nina Garcia wrote an essay for Elle explaining her decision and offering words of support to others with cancer.
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Rapid-response telescope team shares greatest hits from ZTF sky scanner

A state-of-the-art astronomical camera system in California known as the Zwicky Transient Facility is rolling out an early batch of greatest hits with an assist from the University of Washington. The wide-angle camera makes use of the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Southern California's Palomar Observatory, with Caltech playing the principal role in the $24 million project. But UW is one of the partners in the ZTF consortium, and UW's DIRAC Institute plays a key role in the automate...
Tags: Science, California, Caltech, University of Washington, UW, DIRAC Institute, Zwicky Transient Facility, ZTF

Beautiful Battlefield "Trailer" Was Shot Entirely Using Unsuspecting Real Players

By day, Gage Allen makes video game trailers. But for this Battlefield clip, he wanted to do something different. Instead of carefully staging every shot and lining everything up just right, he tried to just play Battlefield, capture a ton of footage of random strangers running around and see what he could do with it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Kotaku Core, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, Gage Allen

Seal Poop Thumb Drive Mystery (Partially) Solved as Owner Steps Forward

On Tuesday, scientists in New Zealand announced they’d discovered a working USB drive in a sample of leopard seal poop that they hoped to return to its owner. In a surprise twist, the drive contained photos and videos of frolicking sea lions. Now, the owner of the fecal flash drive has come forward to tell her story. Read more...
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Low Stakes Internet Mysteries

Virgin Galactic’s pilots get first commercial astronaut wings awarded in 15 years

Two Virgin Galactic test pilots are now wearing the first commercial astronaut wings to be awarded since SpaceShipOne’s historic spaceflights in 2004. Last December’s test flight, piloted by Mark “Forger” Stucky and Rick “CJ” Sturckow in the SpaceShipTwo Unity rocket plane, was nearly as historic. It rose to an altitude of 51.4 miles, exceeding the 50-mile benchmark that’s used by the U.S. military and the Federal Aviation Administration for conferring astronaut wings. Stucky and Sturckow receiv...
Tags: Science, Washington, Virgin Galactic, Federal Aviation Administration, Mark, U S Department of Transportation, Rick, Stucky, Sturckow

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