Pompeo trip marks U.S. re-engagement with long-overlooked central Europe

On a tour that includes a conference on the Middle East where Washington hopes to build a coalition against Iran, Pompeo begins on Monday in Budapest, the Hungarian capital that last saw a secretary of state in 2011 when Hillary Clinton visited. On Tuesday he will be in Bratislava, Slovakia, for the first such high-level visit in 20 years. "This is overdue and needed," a senior U.S. administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, Budapest, Hillary Clinton, Middle East, Bratislava Slovakia, Pompeo, Iran Pompeo

Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish

The New Villains on The Walking Dead Elevate Everything Around Them

Holy crap, what have I been missing?
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Walkingdeadrecap

The F-35s New Best Friend: The Navy's 6th Generation Fighter Could Be All Sorts of Amazing

The Navy program, called Next-Generation Air Dominance, has moved beyond a purely conceptual phase and begun exploration of prototype systems and airframes as it pursues a new, carrier-launched 6th-Gen fighter to emerge in 2030 and beyond, service officials explained.
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Russian Authorities Declare State of Emergency After 'Mass Invasion' of Polar Bears in Remote Settlement

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the remote, sparsely populated Novaya Zemlya islands in the Arctic Ocean, the BBC reported this weekend, after “dozens” of polar bears whose food sources are limited due to climate change started rooting through homes and other buildings near the settlement of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Animals, Russia, Environment, Bbc, Conservation, Polar Bears, Bears, Arctic Ocean, Novaya Zemlya

The New Aladdin Trailer Finally Shows Will Smith's Blue Genie in Action

After an early teaser that revealed lots of sand dunes and just a glimpse of a familiar, treasure-stuffed cave, and some colorful set photos, we finally have a look at Will Smith in full genie mode in the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Aladdin, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud

Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry: poll

Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyber attacks while respondents in a growing number of countries worried about the power and influence of the United States. In 13 of 26 countries, people listed climate change as the top global threat, with the Islamic State militant group topping the list in eight and cyber attacks in four, the non-profit, non-partisan Pew Research Center said in its r...
Tags: Science, Washington, Islamic State, United States, Pew Research Center

'Orange water'

Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.
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Chimps Use Branch as 'Ladder' in Bold Attempt at Escape From Belfast Zoo Enclosure

Some incredibly mischievous chimps put on quite a display for visitors at the Belfast Zoo over the weekend by attempting a big break from their enclosure—a daring effort that was captured on video as one managed to get beyond a wall.Read more...
Tags: Science, Belfast, Chimpanzees, Belfast Zoo, The Great Escape

Saturday Night Live Put Out a Strange, Goofy Riverdale Sketch

Saturday Night Live, as it is wont to do, set its parodic sights on the CW’s Riverdale. And while it didn’t hit the mark I was expecting, it certainly hit… uh, something. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Saturday Night Live, Cw, Riverdale, Jughead Jones

Cattle Ranchers Are Trying to Get the Word 'Meat' Taken Off the Labels of Meat Substitutes

The rise of Impossible Foods and its signature Impossible Burger, the plant-based burger brand that is all the rage lately, and their faux-meat ilk has apparently rattled some in the cattle business. The New York Times reported this weekend on a spate of state laws aiming to outlaw the use of the word “meat” on labels …Read more...
Tags: Meat, Food, Science, Technology, Environment, Beef, Regulation, New York Times, Impossible Foods, Meat Alternatives, Lab Grown Meat, Impossible Burger, Meat Substitutes

Thailand’s ‘Tough’ Mobile Price War to Moderate, Telenor’s Unit Says

The carrier’s revenue has declined for 14 consecutive quarters amid the fight for market share. While trying to lure users with lower prices, Total Access and bigger competitor Advanced Info Service Pcl have in the past few months acquired spectrum amid rising demand for data transmission. Ahead of the country’s planned sales of spectrum for 5G this year, Reich said Total Access isn’t ready to commit to participating.
Tags: Science, Thailand, Reich, Moderate Telenor, Advanced Info Service Pcl

Eeat Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

A jet from Khalifa Haftar's east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation into swathes of control. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) began an offensive in the south last month to fight militants and take control of oil installations, a...
Tags: Science, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA

Google Maps AR Is Being Tested by Some Users—But the Rest of Us Will Have to Wait

Last year, Google I/O gave us a glimpse of what augmented reality in Maps might look like, teasing a future in which our phones orient us using our cameras. The demonstration showed us improved navigation tools to properly direct users as well as pop-ups indicating surrounding businesses and shops. There was even a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, What About The Fox Though

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Dhs, Rockets, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Starship, Border Wall, Boca Chica Texas, Texas Launch Facility

Shudder’s Creepshow Revival Will Feature Stories From Stephen King and the Author of Bird Box

What a scream-studded lineup.
Tags: Science, Horror, Amc, Stephen King, Greg Nicotero, Creepshow, Shudder, Bird Box

Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins

Scientists hope to discover one of the most famous ships in Antarctic exploration history this week.
Tags: Science, Shackleton, Antarctic

Saru From Star Trek: Discovery Gives Sensible, Practical Workplace Advice

Just don’t take his lunch.
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Saru, Star Trek Discovery, Saru From Star Trek

Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Unusual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather

Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Usual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the assault on Saturday, seeking to wipe out the last remnants of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations in eastern and northern Syria. Islamic State (IS) also still retains territory in the part of Syria that is mostly under the control of t...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Syria, SDF, U S backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Syria Islamic State IS

Porsche Made a Full-Length Feature Film on the 992's Development

It covers pretty much everything you've ever wanted to know about how the company brought the car to life.
Tags: Science, Porsche

Now We Know the Working Title For Terminator 6

In a recent interview, James Cameron revealed what may indeed be the title of the latest Terminator movie. And it’s a good one. Read more...
Tags: Science, James Cameron, Terminator, Sarah Connor, Terminator 6, Terminator Dark Fate

Trading in Venezuela's pain: Border vendors do brisk business in meds

Cúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - With the HIV virus killing him, Giovanni Plaza fled Venezuela and was able in neighboring Colombia to receive desperately needed anti-retroviral medicine for free. Between the dire shortages and hyperinflation plaguing crisis-ridden Venezuela, many people there have few good choices, left to rely on whatever they can find for sale by vendors on the Simon Bolivar bridge that links their country to Colombia. "I was dying in Venezuela for the lack of proper food or medic...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, Simon Bolivar, Cúcuta Colombia AFP, Giovanni Plaza

This Is Why Giving Up on Weed After Years of Smoking Can Feel So Terrible

"After I got sober, it took me a little over a year to go a single day without wishing for a drink, but it was more than nine years before my craving to get high abated."
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The $100 Billion Investing Opportunity That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

This exciting area of cancer research could turn into a huge industry. How can investors potentially profit?
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Exercise could prevent Alzheimer's by triggering hormone which helps regrow brain cells, study suggests

Exercise could protect against Alzheimer's by triggering a hormone which helps regrow brain cells, a study has found.  Scientists have known for some time that exercise reduces the risk of developing dementia, but did not know if there was a direct link or whether ill people were simply unable to work out. Now a new series of studies had shown that a hormone released during exercise, called irisin, is depleted in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, and can protect animals against memory l...
Tags: Science, Britain, Columbia University, Ottavio Arancio, Arancio

Stop Giving Your ISP Modem Fees And Buy Your Own, Right Now

Stop renting your modem from your ISP and buy this discounted Arris model from Amazon today. Depending on your contract and service, you could pick this up for $60 after the on-page coupon and recoup your losses within a year.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Networking, Modem, Computers Accessories, ARRIS

Five smart things honeybees can do

These insects’ brains may be tiny, but they’re better with numbers than many human children and they are past masters at communicating life skillsLast week, Australian scientists announced that honeybees (Apis mellifera) can learn to add and subtract. Fourteen bees were put through 100 training exercises in a maze – and got the correct answer between 64% and 72% of the time. “It is not that every bee could do this [spontaneously], but we could teach them to do it,” said Dr Adrian Dyer, co-author...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Environment, Bees, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Insects, Adrian Dyer

‘Lego’ Sequel’s Weekend Win Falls a Few Bricks Short of Forecast

The film is the fourth feature-length movie for the Warner Bros. franchise, including the original “Lego Movie” in 2014 and others devoted to Batman and the Ninjago world of martial-arts characters, and the results over the next few weeks will be watched to determine whether more will follow. Dan Lin, a producer of all four films, said in an interview before the weekend that he and the studio haven’t yet committed to a fifth movie. “The Second Part” is an opportunity to see if moviegoers still...
Tags: Science, Batman, Warner Bros, Dan Lin

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