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Alibaba-Backed Paytm Wants to Cash in on Amazon's India Distress

Amid the uproar, Vijay Shekhar Sharma -- whose two-year-old Paytm Mall is backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. -- is quietly devising ways to outstrip his rivals. The new regime forbids retailers from holding any business interest in online merchants on their websites, exclusive arrangements and deep discounts -- forcing Amazon and Flipkart to redraw contracts and rescue thousands of product listings that vanished overnight.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Alibaba, Flipkart, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Paytm Mall


The U.S. Navy Just Bought Four Giant, Robot Submarines from Boeing

Orca could help to fill a yawning gap in the American submarine fleet. In December 2016, the U.S. Navy announced it needed 66 nuclear-powered attack subs, or SSNs, to meet regional commanders' needs.
Tags: Science, Navy, Boeing, U S Navy


Hunters in 24 US states warned of ‘zombie deer’ disease

Deer hunting is a big deal in many U.S. states, and surveys suggest that around 10 million hunters participate in the activity regularly. As any hunter will tell you, nabbing a deer isn't always the easiest of tasks, but a growing risk of disease is making things even more difficult for sportsmen even after they've bagged a buck or doe.Public health officials and infectious disease researchers are doing their best to raise awareness of an illness that has now been confirmed in deer popul...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Centers for Disease Control


Twitter CEO Says Users Could Get a Feature to 'Clarify' Their Bad Tweets

Even Twitter knows there is something fundamentally broken about its platform. But what if users could just, uh, clarify their bad tweets? This was an idea evidently presented by Twitter CEO and witness to goat slaughter Jack Dorsey while speaking at a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, Never Tweet, Jack Dorsey


U.S. court dismisses Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace

ETP had sued https://reut.rs/2SASoIv Greenpeace and other environmental groups in 2017, accusing them of racketeering and defamation with the aim of blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline. In the lawsuit, ETP argued that the environmental groups' actions and negative publicity against it, its sister company Energy Transfer Equity LP and other firms caused billions of dollars in damages.
Tags: Science, Greenpeace, Energy Transfer Partners, Energy Transfer Equity LP


Meet the 5 Deadliest Stealth Weapons of All Time (And the F-22 Made the List)

And they aren't all in the air.
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Rich Red Brick Studio Built for a Mexican Icon

Vivid, complex, and full of pleasing geometries, Iturbide Studio by Taller de Arquitectura Maurico Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo is a beautiful example of Mexican architecture that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and the modern era. At first glance, its towering form and perforated brick facades look almost futuristic, especially when taken in alongside its much humbler […]
Tags: Science, Rich Red Brick Studio Built, Maurico Rocha, Gabriela Carrillo


Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats

Facebook wields unparalleled power when it comes to the amount of data it collects on its billions of users—this we know. But thanks to all that information it hoovers up across its various services, the company is also able to use said data to track individuals it deems as posing a threat to the company or its…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Location Tracking, Facebooks Always Watching, Facebook Tracks the Location Data


Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus's new found virtues their lives are steadily improving. There is no need to go abroad" to find work, said Fethi Gueldasmi, 40, whose family's revenues have been growing thanks to what agronomists and biologists now call the "green gold". Scientific reports indicate that the Opuntia species of prickly pears which thrives in arid regions like Algeria's northern ...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Gueldasmi, Fethi Gueldasmi, Sidi Fredj


Quantum Radars: China's New Weapon to Take Out U.S. Stealth Fighters (Like the F-22)?

Or simply impossible?
Tags: Science, China


Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


Cannabis-based treatment will be offered to dementia patients

Cannabis will be used to treat symptoms of dementia in the first major UK trial to test its use, scientists have announced. Pensioners with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease will be recruited to see how cannabis-based treatment compares with a dummy drug. Scientists are testing whether Sativex - a Peppermint-flavoured mouth spray containing cannabinoids - could be used to reduce symptoms of agitation or aggression. Around half of the 850,000 dementia sufferers in the UK experience such symptoms, a...
Tags: UK, Science, David Reynolds, Kings College London, Sativex, Dag Aarsland


Marvel Is Reviving Its Classic Star Wars Comic, for One Issue Only

The classic Marvel Star Wars comic was one of the earliest, tentative steps into what would ultimately transform into the original Star Wars expanded universe; a world that fleshed out Han, Luke, and Leia’s adventures between and beyond the original films. These days, its stories are left to legend, with a new canon…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Leia, Han Luke


Nvidia Jumps on Sales Forecast Projecting Rebound in Demand

The chipmaker also forecast a 20 percent decline in the current quarter, suggesting Nvidia sees a big boost in sales coming later in the year. Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang is trying to convince investors that the stall in the company’s revenue is a short-lived trend and that the broader use of graphics chips in everything from cars to data centers will restore growth that has doubled the size of his company since 2016. “The first quarter marks the bottom for our gaming business and we ...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Huang, Jensen Huang


Tasmania fires may 'wipe out' ancient species

Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bushfires consumed vast tracts of wild bushland. Wildfires have scorched over 205,000 hectares (500,000 acres) in the southwest, centre and northwest of the island -- fuelled, scientists believe, by climate change. Most of the native eucalypt forests have adapted to frequent burning, but Tasmania is a refuge for ancient species, whose presence dates back millions of yea...
Tags: Science, Australia, Tasmania


NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. "It's important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible," said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA's Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


NASA lays out its commercial roadmap for putting astronauts on the moon in 2028

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA’s leaders put out their pitch today for commercial ventures to build the hardware needed to put American astronauts back on the moon by 2028. “This is really sustainable, this is going to be fast,” Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a roomful of space industry executives here at NASA Headquarters today. “We’re going to need the best and brightest from you in industry. We’re going to need the best and brightest from...
Tags: Science, Washington, Nasa, NASA Headquarters, Bill Gerstenmaier


9 Products People With Diabetes Swear By

The Mighty's diabetes community shares the products that makes their life easier.
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Trump puts on a few pounds, enters obese range: medical report

Trump, known for his love of hamburgers and well-done steaks and an aversion to the gym, was warned by his doctor last year that he needed to change his diet and start to exercise. The added pounds pushed Trump's body mass index into the obese category, which increases the risk of heart disease and is associated with a higher risk for cancers. "He's definitely carrying too much weight," said Dr. Matthew Sorrentino, a preventive cardiologist at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Tags: Science, Trump, Matthew Sorrentino


U.S. trade envoys to meet China's Xi, no decision on deadline extension

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The Trump administration's top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend a March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday. "The vibe in Beijing is good," Kudlow told Fox News Channel of the U.S.-China talks that are set to conclude on Friday in Beijing.
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Trump, Beijing Reuters, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Fox News Channel of the U S China


One in Custody After Netflix, KTLA Put on Lockdown by Active Shooter [UPDATING]

Update, 8:45 pm:Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Netflix, KTLA, Active Shooter, Netflix KTLA


Drinking Two or More Diet Sodas a Day Increases Likelihood of Strokes, Heart-Attacks, American Heart Association Says

Drinking Two or More Diet Sodas a Day Increases Likelihood of Strokes, Heart-Attacks, American Heart Association Says
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U.S. issues new rules requiring rail oil spill response plans

The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday issued final rules requiring railroads to develop oil spill response plans and to disclose details of shipments to states and tribal governments after a series of high-profile incidents. The new rules apply to High Hazard Flammable Trains transporting petroleum oil in a block of 20 or more loaded tank cars and trains that have a total of 35 loaded petroleum oil tank cars. The rules partially address recommendations made by the National Transportat...
Tags: Science, Quebec, National Transportation Safety Board, U S Transportation Department, Lac Megantic


Go-Jek Fields Bank Pitches Amid $3 Billion Funding Drive

Go-Jek has already raised just over $1 billion at the first close of the ongoing Series F round, Bloomberg News reported earlier this month. Mitsubishi Corp. and Provident Capital participated alongside existing investors Google, JD.com Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The two most valuable startups in Southeast Asia are going head-to-head in everything from ride hailing to mobile payments and food delivery in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News, Mitsubishi Corp, Indonesia Singapore, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Jek, Google JD com Inc, Jek Fields Bank Pitches Amid


The EU Just Finalized Copyright Legislation That Rewrites the Rules of the Web

For two years, the European Union has been mulling over a serious overhaul of its copyright laws. But last year, it became increasingly clear that key provisions in the looming copyright directive pose a serious threat to the free exchange of information online, the culture of fair use, and the ability of startups to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Eu, European Union, Eu Copyright Directive


Gravitational waves: Black hole detector to get upgrade

The UK and US governments have announced a £25m upgrade to the machines that detected gravitational waves.
Tags: UK, Science, US


U.S. judge rules former Venezuelan oil minister owes $1.4 billion

A federal judge in Houston ordered a former Venezuelan oil minister this week to pay the owners of a defunct Houston oil company $1.4 billion in damages in a fraud suit, although it is unclear if or how the payment will ever be made. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal issued the default judgment on Wednesday after Rafael Ramirez did not contest Harvest Natural Resources' claims, according to an opinion accompanying the ruling. James Edmiston, Harvest Natural's former chief executive and d...
Tags: Science, Houston, U S District Court, Rafael Ramirez, Lee Rosenthal, James Edmiston Harvest Natural


Explainer: What's at stake in U.S.-China trade talks

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try to hammer out a trade deal to ease a trade war and avert an increase in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for March 2. The governments of the world's two largest economies have been locked in a tit-for-tat tariff battle for months as Washington presses Beijing to address long-standing concerns over Chinese practices and policies around ind...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Beijing, U S Treasury, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer


Facebook Is Negotiating a Record Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Problems: Report

Facebook is in active negotiations to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into the company’s privacy failures, according to a new Washington Post report, talks that could result in a multi-billion dollar fine or a heavyweight court battle. The report didn’t include an exact figure and said that …Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Washington Post, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Privacy And Security, Exactly How Many Multi Billions



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