New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday. The talks are aimed at "achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the United States and China. The two sides will also discuss China's pledge to purchase a substantial amount of goods and services from the United States," the White House said in a st...
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No Way To Die: 5 Worst Submarine Disasters of All-Time

Even the highest technology nuclear submarines can end up on the ocean floor if the crew isn’t careful or the technology fails.
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A Close Look At Lap Kei Engineering (Holdings) Limited’s (HKG:1690) 20% ROCE

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $20 prize! Today we'll look at Lap Kei Engineering (Holdings) Limited (HKG:1690)Read More...
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New round of U.S.-China trade talks begins Tuesday

A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday. The talks follow a round of negotiations that ended last week in Beijing without a deal but which officials said had generated progress on contentious issues between the two trading partners. The talks are aimed at "achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade ...
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Dozens of new Salmonella cases linked to turkey products in ongoing outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued a new update to its ongoing investigation of a months-long Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products. The update, which is the first since mid December of last year, adds over 60 new confirmed cases of Salmonella infection to the 200+ cases that were already logged.A total of 279 cases have now been confirmed across 41 states, with over 100 hospitalized patients and one death resulting from the outbreak. Unfortunately, the bulletin b...
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China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

China's first space-age blockbuster is on a trajectory to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever and is being held up as evidence that big-budget home-grown films can now hold their own with Hollywood on pure spectacle. "The Wandering Earth" has made more than 3.9 billion yuan ($576 million) in domestic box office as of Tuesday morning, putting it on course to eclipse the 5.7 billion yuan earned in 2017 by current champion, "Wolf Warrior 2". Based on a novel by Chinese science fictio...
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New Zealand Says China's Huawei Hasn't Been Ruled Out of 5G

New Zealand’s spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, in November stopped telecommunications company Spark from using Huawei 5G equipment, citing significant national security risks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday her government is working through a process and the Chinese company could still be involved if Spark can satisfy the GCSB’s concerns. “There’s been no final decision here yet,” she told Newshub.
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NASA captures best look yet at China’s lunar lander hanging out on the Moon

China started the year off strong by landing a lunar probe on the Moon's surface and deploying a tiny rover to do a bit of exploring. The country's space agency is the first to land such machines on the far side of the Moon that we Earthlings never get to see with our own eyes.NASA recently published images captured from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the lander as a tiny pale dot against a sea of gray. It was a cool shot, but now we have an even better one, and it shows both t...
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Brent oil eases from 2019 highs as markets await trade talks outcome

Brent crude oil prices eased away from 2019 highs on Tuesday on caution that economic growth may dent fuel demand this year, although supply cuts led by producer cartel OPEC still meant markets were relatively tight. International Brent crude oil futures were at $66.08 per barrel at 0220 GMT, down 42 cents, or 0.6 percent from their last close, but still not far off the 2019 high of $66.83 a barrel hit in the previous session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $55.71 per...
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Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

Gerald Butts, Trudeau's principal private secretary and a key architect of the Liberals' 2015 election victory, said in a statement he did not pressure then-Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau, who faces a re-election bid in October, has faced criticism since Wilson-Raybould quit his Cabinet following a Globe and Mail newspaper report this month that officials in Trudeau's office had urged her to let SNC-Lavalin escape with a fine rather than face trial on charges of...
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Huawei Founder Says U.S. Can't Crush the Company, BBC Reports

Ren also said the arrest of his daughter and Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is politically motivated. Meng was arrested in Vancouver in December on a U.S. extradition request alleging fraud. Huawei has denied any wrongdoing.
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Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity was inspired by Scottish philosopher

Albert Einstein was inspired to propose his Theory of Relativity after reading the works of a 18th century Scottish philosopher, it has emerged. A new letter, discovered at the University of Edinburgh shows that the German-born theoretical physicist had studied David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature just before proposing special relativity in 1905. The groundbreaking theory suggested that the speed of light remained the same even if the observer was speeding up or slowing down, suggesting that ...
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4 Reasons Your Vagina Is Irritated, and What to Do About It

There could be hundreds of reasons your vagina’s pissed off. These are the most likely culprits.
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136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official Says

Thousands of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that has been linked to the deaths of 136 people, according to the Philippine health secretary on Monday. The Associated Press reported that most of those who died were young children, with roughly half between the ages of 1 and 4.Read more...
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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

Japanese have easy access to new medicines, whose prices are decided by the government and subsidized by the country's public health insurance system. Japan, confronted with the ballooning cost of caring for an aging population, is introducing a cost-effectiveness test for drugs as a means of capping prices. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic council in December proposed considering cost in determining whether to approve treatments.
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The Super Snow Moon Is Here — Everything You Need to Know About the Year's Biggest Super Moon

Super Snow Moon: What Is It? When Is It?
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The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success, including molecular adaptations to enhance wound healing as well as genomic stability such as DNA repair and DNA damage tolerance. In theory, large genomes with a lot of repeated DNA, like this shark possesses, and its large body size should promote a high incidence of genome instability, with much more DNA and many mo...
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'Africans are tired': hairdresser hopes for change as Senegal election nears

For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the outskirts of Dakar, the time for political change in Senegal - and in Africa as a whole - is well overdue. "We are late in terms of development compared to other continents I expect from the next president, from the next African presidents that they work to in power for the people," he said as the country prepares to elect a new leader on Sunday. "The African people are really tired, we make do...but I think states really hav...
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These Are Your Favorite Spaceship Reveals in All of Pop Culture

Last week, I asked you—yes you, or at least, the plural you that is the io9 readership—to tell me your favorite spaceship reveals in sci-fi and pop culture at large, that grand moment when an iconic ship comes into the scene for the very first time. And boy howdy, did you tell me about a lot of good spaceships.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sci Fi, Spaceships, Firefly, The Expanse, Open Channel, Galaxy Quest

Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — A climate scientist who popularized the term “global warming” has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. Columbia University said the longtime professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital. A spokesman for the university’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said Broecker had been ailing in recent months. Broecker brought “global […]
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Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

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What It's Really Like to Live with Gout

Lex Leonard has had pain in her feet for over 40 years. She never dreamed it could be a symptom of gout, a complex form of arthritis.
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It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Willing to Bend Its Own Rules to Promote Its Services

Apple seems to really, really want people to commit to its services.Read more...
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'Wake up', Macron will tell Europe in major pre-Brexit speech: sources

"If we Europeans don't want to have other Brexits and become trapped in a naive defense of status quo, we have to wake up." Macron's speech coincides with rising tensions in the West, which has been shaken by U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies and Britain's departure from the EU. Macron's office said on Monday the speech will be at end of February or early March, although the exact date and location had not yet been fixed. The idea is to draw the lessons from Brexit," the ...
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Artificial Humans Fight for Freedom in This Stylish Sci-Fi Short

We’ve sung the praises of filmmaker K-Michel Parandi on io9 in the past, and now there’s a new verse: XYZ, From Fire and Dust, a proof-of-concept short about artificial humans that Parandi hopes may become a series one day, according to Short of the Week.Read more...
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China Unveils Plan to Tie Hong Kong, Macau Closer to Mainland

The plan, issued by Xinhua News Agency late Monday, said the government will seek to turn the area into a leading global innovation hub, boost infrastructure connectivity between cities, strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an international center of finance, shipping and trade as well as the center for the offshore yuan business. The Greater Bay Area is challenged by diverging social, legal and customs systems, which have impeded the free flow of resources, according to the outline plan text.
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Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies

Doctors could use Crispr tool to inject benign virus into foetus’s brain to ‘switch on’ key genesScientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains of foetuses in the womb.The treatment, which has never been attempted before, would involve doctors injecting the feotus’s brain with a harmless virus that infects the neurons and delivers a suite of molecules that correct the genetic faults. Continue reading...
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My "Finger Twitch" Turned out to Be Brain Inflammation

When this young, healthy woman developed symptoms that progressed from cramped fingers to hallucinations and seizures, her doctors thought she was losing her mind. Actually, she was losing her brain.
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Trump warns Venezuela military they are risking their lives and future

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who are helping President Nicolas Maduro to stay in power that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Speaking to a cheering crowd mostly of Venezuelan and Cuban immigrants, Trump said if the Venezuelan military continues supporting Maduro, "you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You’ll lose everything.” He said h...
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Chrome OS Users Find That Checking CPU Usage Overwhelms CPU Usage

Chrome OS users are reporting an alarming bug in the latest stable version of the operating system. Something in the most recent update is causing the CPU usage to sky rocket to 50-100 percent capacity on certain systems. Amusingly, developers believe it may be related to checking the CPU usage in the task manager…Read more...
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