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Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline: Bloomberg

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a 60-day extension of the Mar. 1 deadline for higher tariffs on Chinese imports, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Trump was considering the extension so as to give two-way talks more time, Bloomberg added. A trade delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin began high-level talks with Chinese counterparts, led by Vice Premier Liu He, on Thursday. (Reporting by...
Tags: Science, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, Treasury, Trump, Liu, Beijing Monitoring Desk, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer, Reuters U S President Donald Trump


Singapore to Hanoi: The bumpy diplomatic road since Trump and Kim first met

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's been the better part of a year since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood face to face for the first time at their unprecedented summit in Singapore. North Korea still has its nuclear weapons, and Washington has only increased sanctions on Pyongyang so the stakes are high for both leaders who have promised to overcome decades of tension and conflict between the two countries. Here is a breakdown of what Trump and Kim have agree...
Tags: Science, Washington, Singapore, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Trump, Reuters, Seoul Washington, Singapore North Korea


Nintendo Unveils New Mario, Zelda Games in Bid to Boost Switch

Among the most promising new games are Super Mario Maker 2, which will go on sale in June, and Zelda: Link’s Awakening slated for some time this year. The company made the announcement in a regularly scheduled Nintendo Direct webcast. Nintendo last month cut its forecast for Switch shipments to 17 million units, from 20 million units for the fiscal year through March.
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Zelda, Nintendo Direct, Mario Zelda Games


What Can We Make Of Noble Engineering Group Holdings Limited’s (HKG:8445) High Return On Capital?

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 are going to look atRead More...
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The F-35 Is One of the 5 Worst Fighter Jets Ever Made

We break down the worst of the worst.
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Canon's EOS RP Is the More Affordable Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera We've Been Waiting For

When Canon announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera in the EOS R, there was a lot of excitement. But just making one camera was a bit of a head-scratcher when everyone else was releasing two at a time. Nikon released two versions of its mirrorless platform in the Z6 and Z7, and so did Panasonic with the Lumix…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Mirrorless, Canon, Hands On, Full Frame, Consumer Tech, EOS R, EOS RP, Canon Eos Rp Hands On


Google, Facebook Forced to Pay Creators Under New EU Rules

The new rules mean music producers and publishers could come gunning for more money from Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. to compensate for the display of their songs, video and news articles. If artists and music producers refuse to grant platforms licenses, tech firms will be required to remove or block uploads.
Tags: Google, Science, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Google Facebook Forced


U.S.-China trade talks move to higher level as deadline looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to de-escalate a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal. "Looking forward to discussions today," Mnuchin told reporters without elaborating as he left his hotel. U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China are scheduled to rise to 25 percent from 10 percent if the two sides don't reach a deal by the deadlin...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, U S Treasury, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


NASA bids farewell to Mars rover Opportunity after 15-year mission

NASA officially declared its Mars Opportunity space rover dead after it fell silent last June in a dust storm on the Red Planet. The rover provided jaw-dropping photos throughout its extraordinary 15-year mission. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
Tags: Science, Nbc, Nasa, Mars, Tom Costello


We May Finally See Apple's Streaming Service and Netflix Rival Very Soon

We may finally get Apple’s long-awaited streaming service in mere months. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the company plans to (finally) introduce us to its video streaming competitor to Netflix at a March 25 event.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Netflix, Streaming


China's Stock Traders Are Snapping Up Everything 5G

The latest trigger was China Mobile Ltd.’s huge order for fiber-optic cable, lifting shares of likely bidders in Hong Kong and onshore. The optimism spread wide across the telecom sector, boosting ZTE Corp. and Xiaomi Corp. which don’t even make cables. The thesis is that firms tied to next-generation wireless technology are about to get a windfall as China Mobile and other carriers spend big to upgrade their infrastructure.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, China Mobile, ZTE Corp, China Mobile Ltd, Xiaomi Corp


Trump to give speech on Venezuela on Monday in Miami

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will give a speech on Venezuela in Miami on Monday and voice support for Venezuela's National Assembly President Juan Guaido, whom the United States considers the legitimate president of that country, a White House official said on Wednesday. Trump is to make remarks on Venezuela and "the dangers of socialism" at Florida International University in Miami, the official said. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, United States, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, National Assembly, Steve Holland, Florida International University, Juan Guaido


Report: Stolen Equifax Data Hasn't Been Sold Online, Raising More Questions Than Answers

In 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, exposing extensive personal information on nearly 150 million Americans (and in countless thousands of additional cases, credit-card numbers and scans of driver’s licenses, social security cards, and other identity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Equifax, Credit Card Hacks, Equifax Data Hasn


Mnuchin says 'looking forward' to China trade talks as deadline looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he was "looking forward" to trade talks with China, as the two sides began high-level discussions in Beijing aimed at resolving a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow three days of deputy-level meetings to work out technical details, including a mechanism for enforcing any trade agreement. "Looking forward to discussions today," Mnuchin told reporters without elaborating as...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, U S Treasury, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


NASA’s deputy chief echoes JFK in a pitch for commercial space ventures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA’s No. 2 official channeled President John F. Kennedy today in a pitch designed to please space industry executives. “We choose to commercialize low Earth orbit,” Deputy Administrator James Morhard declared here at the Commercial Space Transportation Conference. “We choose to have free space lanes in commerce, just as we have had free sea lanes of commerce on Earth.” The phrasing echoed Kennedy’s famous 1962 speech that set out the goal of putting Americans on the moon. “W...
Tags: Science, Washington, Nasa, Atlantic, John F Kennedy, Jfk, Kennedy, James Morhard


Christopher Robin's Pooh & Friends Looked So Real Because Puppeteers Played With Real Stuffed Animals on Set

When you’re bringing an imaginary creature to life through CG, you can make it move however you want. But when you’re bringing a toy millions of kids spent their childhoods with to the big screen, you need to use every trick to make them move as believably as possible—including something as simple as just playing with…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Disney, Puppets, Winnie The Pooh, Vfx, Stuffed Animals, Christopher Robin, Plush Toys, Framestore, Chris Lawrence


Great white sharks likely pushed the massive megalodon to extinction

Taking a dip in the ocean and coming face to face with a predator of the deep would be enough to scare anyone. Modern day great white sharks are intimidating creatures, but they wouldn't have held a candle to the ancient super-sized beast known as megalodon.The long-extinct shark has been the subject of many research efforts in the past, with scientists attempting to determine when and where it lived, and perhaps even figure out why it's no longer around. Now, new fossil evidence suggest...
Tags: Science, California, Earth, South Carolina, College of Charleston, Robert Boessenecker, Boessenecker


Opportunity rover's last picture is as grim as it is dark

A mighty dust storm swirled around the Opportunity rover on June 10, 2018, forcing the robot to shut itself off and conserve power. The dust blocked out nearly all the sunlight, turning day to night.  Opportunity would never awake. On Wednesday, NASA announced that they would no longer attempt to revive the 15-year-old machine, formally ending the legendary extraterrestrial mission.  But on that dark June day, just before Opportunity went silent, the rover took one final picture: Opportunity&...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Nelson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bill Nelson, Perseverance Valley


From discovering water to snapping selfies: The lasting memories of Mars rover Opportunity

NASA announced Wednesday the Mars rover was deemed dead after it hadn't communicated in over eight months. Here are some of its greatest discoveries
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Splinter Ilhan Omar Drags Elliott Abrams to Hell for Being a War Criminal | Deadspin Report: Browns

Splinter Ilhan Omar Drags Elliott Abrams to Hell for Being a War Criminal | Deadspin  | Jezebel This Week In Tabloids: Are Justin & Hailey Bieber Proof That Heterosexuality Should Be Illegal? | The Grapevine Watch: Octavia Spencer in Ma…Read more...
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Republican senators pressure Trump's EPA pick over biofuels

The senators, all from states hosting oil refineries, said they want to be assured that Wheeler would work to reduce the regulatory costs for oil companies of complying with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard before they decide on whether to back him as permanent chief of the EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard requires oil refiners to blend increasing amounts of biofuels like corn-based ethanol into their fuel each year, or purchase blending credits from those who do. The measure is intended to he...
Tags: Science, Wheeler, Epa, Carl Icahn, Trump, Valero Energy Corp, CVR Energy Inc, U S Renewable Fuel Standard


Fatal experiments on dogs. By our government.

Plus: NASA’s Mars rover is dead, and a new dinosaur was discovered
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Deadmau5 Says He’s Quitting Twitch After Getting Suspended For Using A Homophobic Slur

Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name Deadmau5, announced in a now deleted Reddit post that he’s quitting Twitch after the streaming platform temporarily suspended his account because of a homophobic slur the DJ used while playing PUBG over the weekend.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Deadmau5, Kotakucore, Twitch, Joel Zimmerman, Toxicity, Heated Gaming Moment


How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

It’s been hailed as a lifesaving wonder supplement. But recent research throws some shade on the “sunshine vitamin.”
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Spanish Region Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The government of the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of “Industry 4.0,” which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. The news was announced by local news outlet La Vanguardia on Feb. 12. The funds —  the amount of which is reportedly twice the originally planned amount —  were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the Operational Pr...
Tags: Science, ERDF, Aragon, La Vanguardia, Develop ` Industry, Technologies Including Blockchain


Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The government of the Spanish city of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of “Industry 4.0,” which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. The news was announced by local news outlet La Vanguardia on Feb. 12. The funds —  the amount of which is reportedly twice the originally planned amount —  were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the Operational Program of Aragon ...
Tags: Science, ERDF, Aragon, La Vanguardia, Develop ` Industry, Technologies Including Blockchain


NASA's Opportunity Rover Is Dead After 15 Year Mars Mission

After 15 years, NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is officially no more
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9 Geeky and Occasionally Romantic Movies to Stream on Valentine's Day

It’s the most romantic season—but it’s also go-for-broke tax time, and your well-worn DVDs of The Princess Bride and Shaun of the Dead could use a rest. Fear not, nerds! We’ve scoured the three big streaming services to find sweet (and not-so-sweet) genre picks perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Valentines Day, Shaun, Amazon Studios


Why Are Heart Attacks Becoming More Common in Women Under Age 54?

There are a few reasons.
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What You Need to Know About "Normal" Blood Sugar, According to 2 Experts

Your blood sugar level, or blood glucose, is the amount of sugar in the blood stream. Pretty basic, right?
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