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Bezos's Wild Days: Lurid Selfies, Blackmail, Amazon Drama in NYC

In the past two days alone, the biography of the world’s richest man has taken more plot twists than a M. Night Shyamalan flick and includes a superstar cast complete with President Donald Trump and a cameo by political sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A private investigator hired to unearth leaks. Martin Scorsese is salivating.
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Martin Scorsese, Bezos, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Lurid Selfies Blackmail Amazon Drama


Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency as It Braces for Biggest Snowstorm in Years

As the Pacific Northwest hunkers down, huddles up, and prepares to be pummeled by snow, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency and warned the state’s residents to avoid driving in what could be one of the most intense snowstorms the state has seen in some time.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Jay Inslee, Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency, Snowpacalypse


Doctor Who's New Dalek Had an Incredibly Good Secret Code Name on Set

Despite the fact it ended up leaking well in advance, Doctor Who put a lot into keeping the identity of its New Years Special’s villain—a battered, sinister, and lethal “Recon Dalek”—a secret. Part of that secrecy? An incredibly British code name that was used on the set.Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Daleks, Kevin, Kevin The Dalek


SpaceX seeks FCC approval for up to 1M Starlink satellite earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The application, filed on behalf of a sister company called SpaceX Services, seeks blanket approval for up to a million earth stations that would be used by customers of the Starlink satellite internet service. The stations would rely on a flat-panel, phased-array system to transmit and receive sign...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, KU, StarLink, SpaceX Services


Captain Marvel's Official Website Is Basically a Geocities Fansite

Carol Danvers has a Geocities webpage and it’s exactly as loud and wonderfully tacky as you think it is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Carol Danvers, Geocities, Captain Marvel


Plants with a hidden history

Many of our best loved garden plants are there because they were once recommended to heal the sick.
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Trump, not especially vigilant on diet, declared 'in very good health'

President Donald Trump was declared "in very good health" by the White House physician on Friday after four hours of examinations in what amounted to a test of whether his doctor's order that he follow a healthier diet has paid dividends. Specific details on Trump's weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure were not released in a statement from White House physician Sean Conley after Conley and 11 specialists put the 72-year-old president through a battery of medical tests. "While the repo...
Tags: Science, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Conley, Sean Conley


Teen Girls Are Leading a Wave of Climate Activism in Europe and, Now, the US

"We have to step up and raise our voices.” Read More...
Tags: Europe, Science, US


U.S. sues Lockheed, others for alleged kickbacks on nuclear site cleanup

The United States has sued Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Services Inc, and Mission Support Alliance LLC, as well as a Lockheed executive for alleged false claims and kickbacks on a multibillion-dollar contract to clean up a nuclear site, the Justice Department said on Friday. The complaint alleges Lockheed paid more than $1 million to Mission Support Alliance executives in order to win a $232 million subcontract for providing management and technology support at the Hanford, Washington ...
Tags: Science, United States, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, Justice Department, Hanford Washington, Mission Support Alliance, Lockheed Martin Corp Lockheed Martin Services Inc, Mission Support Alliance LLC


Is it Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

You know, hypothetically speaking, if someone hasn't gotten around to it yet.
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Happy Friday, Here's a Minute of Princess Leia Kicking Animated Ass

Don’t mess with the Princess.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Animation, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


Former Amazon Lawyer Now Opposite Bezos in Tabloid Fight

Bezos had good reason to remember Fine because the lawyer worked at Amazon.com Inc.’s books unit beginning in the mid-2000s. Now Fine is a deputy general counsel at Enquirer parent American Media Inc., and he was writing to offer his former boss a deal: stop impugning the publication’s motives for its investigation into Bezos’s romantic life and the supermarket tabloid would refrain from publishing another series of embarrassing photos of the chief executive officer and his new girlfriend, form...
Tags: Science, Bezos, Amazon com Inc, AMI, Enquirer, American Media Inc, Lauren Sánchez


FDA Chief Accuses Juul and Altria of Seriously Blowing It When It Comes to Teen Vaping

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has called for meetings with the of Juul and its big tobacco buddy Altria over teen vaping concerns, claiming that their $13 billion deal last year undermined promises they made to the agency about getting the dang teens off their products.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Vaping, Juul, U S Food and Drug Administration, Altria, Scott Gottlieb, Teen Vaping


Pancakes in space? No that's just the mysterious MU69

It's a strange little world. At 4 billion miles from Earth, MU69 (also nicknamed Ultima Thule) is the farthest-away object a human spacecraft has ever visited. For the past few years, scientists have labeled MU69 as an unknown, mysterious "puzzle." After the 13-year-old New Horizons spacecraft eventually swooped by the frozen rock on New Years Day 2019, the object graduated to a snowman-shaped frozen rock. Now, after receiving new images of MU69, planetary scientists suspect that both of it...
Tags: Science, Earth, New Horizons, Kuiper Belt, Thule, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Alex Parker, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab


How You Can Treat a Victim of a Gunshot Wound

Jedidiah Ballard, D.O., spent two years as an Army Rangers Battalion Surgeon and is now an emergency room physician. Here he shares critical tips on how to treat someone who has been shot.
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How to Use Cruise Control Safely

Everything you need to know for safe, stress-free driving with your car's cruise-control system.
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Here's Why Wells Fargo Customers Couldn't Get Their Cash

It’s been a strange, painful couple of days for some Wells Fargo customers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wells Fargo, No Backup Plan For The Backup Plan


Planet Earth III coming in 2022, Frozen Planet II in 2021

Planet Earth 3 coming in 2022, Frozen Planet 2 in 2021
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The Strange History of Real-World Laser Weapons: Q&A with Author Jeff Hecht

"Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon," by Jeff Hecht. Courtesy of Prometheus BooksLasers. A staple in science fiction for decades upon decades, they have appeared as ray guns, phasers, lightsabers and much more. But lasers, and even laser weapons, aren't restricted to sci-fi. In his latest book, "Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon," (Prometheus Books, 2019), released Jan. 8, Jeff Hecht, an award-winning veteran science ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Navy, US, Mit, Darpa, Nikola Tesla, Boeing, US Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Hecht, ARPA, Jeff Hecht, Spacedotcom Facebook, Lasers Death Rays


ABC Renews 'The Good Doctor' for a Third Season

On Tuesday, ABC announced "The Good Doctor," a show that follows the life of a doctor on the autism spectrum, will be renewed for a third season.
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Cygnus Cargo Ship Takes Out the Trash at the International Space Station

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent a cargo capsule containing 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of trash on its way today (Feb. 8); the Cygnus capsule is destined to burn up in Earth's atmosphere later this month.But before it does, it has a couple more tasks to accomplish: It will deploy a collection of cubesats over the next couple of weeks. It will then deorbit on Feb. 25.Northrop Grumman launched its Cygnus capsule on Nov. 17 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Isl...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Virginia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Northrop Grumman, Cygnus, Anne McClain, Canadian Space Agency, Wallops Island, Wallops, David Saint Jacques, Meghan Bartels, Serena Auñón Chancellor, Facebook Original


We Finally Know When Our Milky Way Will Crash Into the Andromeda Galaxy

Our Milky Way galaxy will survive in its current form a bit longer than some astronomers had thought, a new study suggests.The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, according to the new research, which is based on observations made by Europe's Gaia spacecraft. Some prominent previous estimates had predicted the crash would happen significantly sooner, in about 3.9 billion years."This finding is crucial to our u...
Tags: Europe, Science, Baltimore, Gaïa, Patel, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, Space Telescope Science Institute, Andromeda, Timo Prusti, Karl Tate, van der Marel, Roeland van der Marel, Triangulum, Besla University of Arizona R, ESA Milky Way ESA Gaia DPAC


New Diabetes Pill Prototype Contains a 'Needle' of Insulin

Scientists revealed they had created a pill that contains a needle of insulin which injects itself into the stomach.
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FDA Warns Breast Implants Increase the Risk of a Rare Type of Lymphoma

FDA Warns Breast Implants May Cause Cance
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The 10 Best Deals of February 8, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland 

Some photographers like to capture people; others like to capture the stories of the botanical world, from our backyards to our gardens and wildlands. That’s the premise behind the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, whose winners were announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Plants, Alice, Royal Botanic Gardens, Flora Fauna, Kew 's International Garden


New York Gallery Showcases a Fashion Line for Surviving Climate Change's Extremes

New York Gallery Showcases a Fashion Line for Surviving Climate Change's Extremes
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Gizmodo Whoa, Uranus Looks Totally Messed Up Right Now | Kotaku Super Smash Bros.

Gizmodo Whoa, Uranus Looks Totally Messed Up Right Now | Kotaku Super Smash Bros. Melee Technique Gets Fake-Banned And Then Actually Banned | Jalopnik The 2018 Suzuki Jimny Is the Off-Road Bargain of Your Dreams, and the Highway Cruiser of Your Nightmares | Lifehacker Keep Your Shower Clean With Car Wax and Salt Water…Read more...
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An Aquaman Spinoff Is Happening Without Any of Aquaman's Stars

James Wan’s Aquaman was such a hit, not only will it get a sequel, even its tertiary characters are getting their own movies. Just not the ones anyone expected.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Dc Comics, Warner Bros, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, James Wan, The Trench, Noah Gardner, Aidan Fitzgerald


Parents Should Support the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal

The Green New Deal isn't perfect, but parents need to support environmental action.
Tags: Science, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Green New Deal



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