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The U.S. Navy's New Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers Have Lots of Problems

Four Fords are in service, under construction or under contract. It's unrealistic for the Navy to halt the program. But in light of the problems the lead ship in the class has experienced, it's possible program-wide costs further could grow and schedules could continue to slip.
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With despair and hope, Berlin film fest tackles climate change

True to its nature as a socially conscious film festival, this month's Berlinale showcases a string of unflinching climate change documentaries raising the alarm about mankind's destructive behaviour while proposing some solutions. Among the Berlin festival's highlights is "Anthropocene: the Human Epoch" filmed over three years on six continents, with stunning panoramic shots to show the devastating and at times terrifying ways humans have altered their landscape. From concrete seawalls built ...
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Nigeria, Venice


O'Rourke, Trump trade blows in rival Texas border rallies

O’Rourke, who narrowly lost a 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. "Here is one of the safest cities in the United States of America, safe not because of walls but in spite of walls," O'Rourke told a crowd of several thousand supporters, many waving "Beto 2020" signs and wearing "Immigrants Make America Great" baseball ca...
Tags: Texas, Science, Ted Cruz, Trump, El Paso, United States of America, U S Senate, Rourke, O'Rourke, Wall Trump, El Paso County Coliseum Trump, Rourke Trump, Immigrants Make America Great


Adopt an olive tree -- and breathe new life into Spanish village

Oliete (Spain) (AFP) - "They're over 500 years old," says Sira Plana proudly as she points to Oliete's olive groves, many of which are thriving now thanks to an adoption scheme that has prevented this northeastern Spanish village from dying out. For an annual fee of 50 euros ($57), some 2,500 sponsors receive photos of their olive tree by mobile phone, along with two litres (half a gallon) of olive oil annually. "We tried to do it in a way that people would get emotionally involved in the proj...
Tags: Science, Spain, Plana, Sira Plana, Oliete


Dutch scientists probing mystery of mass bird deaths

It was late on a stormy Saturday night when marine biologist Mardik Leopold's phone rang at his home on the remote northern Dutch island of Texel. On the line was a coast-watch volunteer calling to tell him of reports of hundreds of dead guillemots washing up along the country's shores. "The next morning, my phone rang red-hot from callers all over reporting dead birds," Leopold, based at Wageningen University's marine research department in the northern port city of Den Helder, told AFP.
Tags: Science, Den Helder, Wageningen University, Texel, Leopold, Mardik Leopold


How a 27-Year-Old CEO Built a Near $1 Billion Fashion Startup

Bose, then 23, and Dhruv Kapoor, a 24-year-old software engineer at gaming studio Kiwi Inc., quickly realized they had complementary skills and similar ambitions to build their own startup. Four months later they had quit their jobs, and each had put in their $30,000 in savings to found Zilingo, an online platform that allows small merchants in Southeast Asia to build scale. On Tuesday, the Singapore-based company said it raised $226 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Temasek...
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Sequoia Capital, Bose, Zilingo, Dhruv Kapoor, Temasek Holdings Pte, Billion Fashion Startup, Kiwi Inc


How a 27-Year-Old CEO Built a Near $1 Billion Fashion Startup in Southeast Asia

Bose, then 23, and Dhruv Kapoor, a 24-year-old software engineer at gaming studio Kiwi Inc., quickly realized they had complementary skills and similar ambitions to build their own startup. Four months later they had quit their jobs, and each had put in their $30,000 in savings to found Zilingo, an online platform that allows small merchants in Southeast Asia to build scale. On Tuesday, the Singapore-based company said it raised $226 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Temasek...
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Sequoia Capital, Bose, Zilingo, Dhruv Kapoor, Temasek Holdings Pte, Billion Fashion Startup, Kiwi Inc


A Close Look At Shentong Robot Education Group Company Limited’s (HKG:8206) 19% ROCE

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 evaluate Shentong Robot Education GroupRead More...
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Merck, Pfizer combo treatment boosts kidney cancer survival

Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc said on Monday that the combination of its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda with Pfizer Inc's Inlyta cut the risk of death nearly in half for patients with the most common form of kidney cancer when compared with treatment with chemotherapy drug Sutent. Merck said the treatments when used as the initial treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) reduced the risk of death by about 47 percent in its late-stage trial. Keytruda has been Merck's most important growth dr...
Tags: Science, Merck, RCC, KEYTRUDA, Pfizer Inc, Merck Co Inc, Inlyta, Merck Pfizer


Aquaman 2 Just Caught Itself a Screenwriter

Before James Wan commits to directing a sequel to his billion dollar hit Aquaman, he’s going to have to see a script. And that script now has a writer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson, David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick, Aquaman 2, James Wqan


You Can Now Buy the House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon, If You Really Have to Or Something

If you have ever, for some ungodly reason, desired to live in Jeff Bezos’s old house—well you can do that now, for the low, low price of just under $1.5 million.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Seven Figures, House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon


Ultima Thule: snowman-shaped space rock is actually 'flat like a pancake'

New photos give fresh perspective on the cosmic body and raise questions about how it was formedThe faraway space snowman visited by Nasa last month has a surprisingly flat — not round — behind.New photos from the New Horizons spacecraft offer a new perspective on the small cosmic body 4bn miles (6.4bn km) away. The two-lobed object, nicknamed Ultima Thule, is actually flatter on the backside than originally thought, according to scientists. Continue reading...
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EU Considers Response to China Hacking After U.K. Evidence, Sources Say

U.K. experts briefed EU colleagues at a technical meeting on Jan. 28, providing evidence of both software and hardware attacks by the group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10, or APT 10, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified as the talks were private. The issue will probably be discussed at a scheduled EU-China Summit in April, one of the officials said. The focus on APT 10 is part of a broader clampdown by Europe and the U.S. on alleged espionage and intellectual propert...
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu, China Hacking After U K Evidence Sources Say, EU China Summit


Gilead misses key goal in NASH liver disease trial, shares sink

The study compared the drug, called selonsertib, with a placebo treatment in a trial of nearly 900 patients with compensated cirrhosis, an advanced form of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, or NASH. “While we are disappointed that the STELLAR-4 study did not achieve its primary endpoint, we remain committed to advancing therapies for patients with advanced fibrosis due to NASH, where there is a significant unmet need for effective and well-tolerated treatments," Dr. John McHutchison, Gilead's chief...
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Google Is Adding Excellent Right-Click Features to Gmail

“Google is making changes to Gmail” is not a phrase we’re used to hearing without a shudder going up our spine. But this time around, we’re feeling pretty good about it.Read more...
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Exclusive: EPA may issue E15 gasoline plan without biofuel credit trade limits - sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The move would help the agency lift a summertime ban on sales of so-called E15 gasoline in time for the U.S. driving season, but is likely to anger oil refiners that had been asking the Trump administrat...
Tags: Science, Epa, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Valero Energy Corp


Snow Shoveling Safety Tips You Need Now

Shoveling your sidewalks and driveway after a snowstorm is more than just another annoying household chore—it can lead to aches, pains, and in some cases, serious health problems, including heart...
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One in Five U.S. Teens Vaped in 2018, and the FDA Is Not Happy About It

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its strongest condemnation of teen vaping yet, following the release of new data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, one in five high-schoolers took up vaping in 2018, a significant jump from 2017. FDA chief Scott Gottlieb…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Teens, Fda, Vaping, E Cigarettes, U S Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb


Bloomberg's climate pragmatism could turn off 2020 Democrats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This should be Michael Bloomberg's moment.
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Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wall

O’Rourke, who lost in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, promised to blast Trump for stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. In a conference call with reporters, O'Rourke said his counter-rally two hundred yards from the Trump event would be a "powerful, beautiful" response to "Trump's lies about our community, the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants, about Mexicans." Trump is tra...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mexico, Senate, Trump, El Paso, O Rourke, Rourke Trump


California pulls most National Guard troops from U.S.-Mexico border

Newsom said most of the roughly 360 National Guard members deployed to the border would be reassigned to other duties in the state, with about 100 remaining behind as part of a task force targeting drug trafficking and cartels. The governor, a Democrat who took office in January, said border crossings were at their lowest level since 1971 and that the state's undocumented population had dropped to a more than 10-year low.
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, National Guard, Newsom


We Got a Glimpse of Shazam, and Fell in Love With Billy's DC Fanboy Friend

Even though the upcoming DC film Shazam is called “Shazam,” that character won’t be the person you see on screen most. That honor falls to Freddy Freeman, played by It’s Jack Dylan Grazer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Shazam, Billy, Peter Safran, Zachary Levi, David F Sandberg, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Freddy Freeman


Study Details How Phone Companies Prey on Families of Inmates in Local Jails

A report published on Monday by the Prison Policy Initiative highlights the predatory practices of prison technology companies in city- and county-run jails, where inmates and their families continue to pay “astronomical rates” to place phone calls that would cost average consumers virtually nothing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Criminal Justice, Prison Policy Initiative, SECURUS, Prison Industry


Oil edges up amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

Oil prices edged up on Tuesday amid OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, although surging U.S. production and concerns over economic growth kept markets in check. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $52.60 per barrel at 0043 GMT, up 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. International Brent crude futures had yet to trade.
Tags: Science, Opec, Iran, Venezuela, International Brent


DoorDash Discusses Funding at Over $6 Billion Valuation, Sources Say

A deal would value DoorDash at $6 billion to $7 billion, said two people familiar with the details, both of whom asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The Wall Street Journal previously reported the deal terms. DoorDash is increasingly looking like a direct rival to Uber Technologies Inc. as the ride-hailing company has turned its attention to food delivery with its fast-growing Uber Eats service.
Tags: Science, Wall Street Journal, Uber Technologies Inc


AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said Monday. From the flu and asthma to life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis, the system consistently matched or out-performed primary care paediatricians, they reported in Nature Medicine. AI-based technology learns and improves in a way similar to humans, but has virtually unlimited capa...
Tags: Science, China, Nature Medicine


Amazon Eats Eero

Up until about a few minutes ago, Eero’s mesh networking system was our recommendation for filling a large home with reliable, fast, and easy to use wifi. But now that Amazon has just announced it’s acquiring the company, it might not be a bad idea to put your wi-fi upgrade plans on hold until we see what Bezos has in…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Wifi, Mesh Networking, Consumer Tech, Bezos, Eero, Amazon Eats Eero


7 women inspiring Twitter on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
Tags: Science, Obama, Nasa, Hawaii, Un, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cambridge University, Marie Curie, FAO, Nat Geo, Alan Shepard, Sahel, Hansen, International Atomic Energy Agency, Katherine Johnson


FDA to Vitamin Makers: Supplements Can't Cure Alzheimer's, Cancer, Opioid Addiction

FDA to Vitamin Makers: Supplements Can't Cure Alzheimer's, Cancer, Opioid Addiction
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How the internet is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
Tags: Science, Obama, Nasa, Hawaii, Un, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cambridge University, Marie Curie, FAO, Nat Geo, Alan Shepard, Sahel, Hansen, International Atomic Energy Agency, Katherine Johnson



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