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A Chinese girl got a robot to do her homework for her

We've gone from the days of "the dog ate my homework" to "the robot did my homework for me."According to a report in recent days from a Chinese newspaper, a young schoolgirl there recently spent the 800 yuan (equivalent to about $120) that she'd saved from Lunar New Year presents to buy herself a robot. One that she didn't buy because it looked cool or she just likes robots. Rather, she had a specific purpose in mind for the machine -- doing her handwriting homework assignments for h...
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Google Will Stop Making Employees Waive Class Action Rights

Google stopped so-called forced arbitration in cases of sexual harassment and assault last year after 20,000 workers walked out to oppose how the search giant handles internal complaints. Google will do that on March 21, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The company will also cease enforcing agreements that waived workers’ right to bring their claims as class actions.
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Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

The spacecraft's landing on the asteroid Ryugu, just 900 meters (3,000 feet) in diameter, came after an initial attempt in October was delayed because it was difficult to pick a landing spot on the asteroid's rocky surface. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said on Friday Hayabusa 2 fired a small projectile into the surface of Ryugu to collect particles scientists hope the spacecraft will bring back to Earth for analysis. It is the second Japanese spacecraft to land on an astero...
Tags: Science, Earth, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, Hayabusa, Itokawa, Ryugu


SpaceX launches moon lander, lands booster despite tough conditions

SpaceX had another successful launch on Thursday night, despite some tough conditions. Its Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where a trio of spacecraft, including a moon lander, came along for the ride. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says Mars round trip could cost only $100,000 one day Lift off took place at 8:45 p.m. ET, at the beginning of the 32-minute launch window. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/Cd8nGQwrhd — SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 22, 2019 Bad weather threatened...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, China, Mars, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Air Force Research Laboratory, Nusantara Satu


Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop the 23-story-tall rocket. Beresheet was jettisoned into Earth orbit about 34 minutes after launch, followed 15 minutes later by the release of the two satellites, according to a SpaceX webcast of the event. Just minutes after blastoff, the Falcon 9's nine-engine suborbital main-stage booster separated from the upper stage, flew back to Ea...
Tags: Florida, Science, Israel, Earth, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Beresheet


DoorDash Is a Bunch of Snakes

Despite the fallout earlier this month over alleged “tip theft” on the part of Instacart, DoorDash is defending its own policy of using worker tips to supplement their base wage. If this sounds slimy, it is. It’s also a good reason to always tip in cash.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tips, Wages, Delivery, Instacart, Doordash


DoorDash Are a Bunch of Snakes

Despite the fallout earlier this month over alleged “tip theft” on the part of Instacart, DoorDash is defending its own policy of using worker tips to supplement their base wage. If this sounds slimy, it is. It’s also a good reason to always tip in cash.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tips, Wages, Delivery, Instacart, Doordash


Oil prices fall as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million bpd

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East-dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Opec, United States, Middle East, Reuters Oil


Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida

The unmanned robotic capsule, called Beresheet, will land on the moon in mid-AprilA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the country only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet – Hebrew for the biblical phrase “in the beginning” – soared into space from the Cape Canaveral air force station on Thursday night local ti...
Tags: Space, Florida, Science, Israel, US news, Nasa, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, Beresheet


Ivanka Trump Retweets Praise Of Administration As 'Driver For Science,' Twitter Gags

Ivanka Trump on Thursday retweeted a White House message hailing theadministration as a "driver for science" \-- and Twitter was agog
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Japanese probe touches down on asteroid in hunt for clues about origin of life

A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 170 million miles from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A live webcast of the control room showed dozens of JAXA staff members nervously monitoring da...
Tags: Science, Earth, Tokyo, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, JAXA, Sagamihara, Ryugu, Chisato Ikuta, AFP Ms Ikuta, Ryugu Credit, Dragon Palace, JAXA Institute of Space


The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local):
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‘Big step for Israel’: SpaceX launches lunar lander along with high-flying satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the Israeli-made Beresheet lunar lander on the first leg of its journey to the moon tonight, as a ride-along payload accompanying Indonesia's Nusantara Satu telecommunications satellite and a U.S. Air Force experimental satellite. The mission marks a milestone for SpaceIL, which funded and built Beresheet (Hebrew for "In the Beginning"), and also for Seattle-based Spaceflight, which handled the pre-launch logistics for SpaceIL. If the lander successfully touches...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Indonesia, Israel, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, U S Air Force, Beresheet, Nusantara Satu


On Star Trek: Discovery, Does Anyone Actually Want to Follow the Rules Any More? 

Star Trek might be the ultimate nerdy franchise not because it’s about space exploration, spaceships, and science, but because really, it’s a TV series about a group of people who really love rules. And they love them because those rules bring with them a bountiful, idealistic utopian society. But lately, no one a…Read more...
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Old becomes new

Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.
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Strategies to treat HIV fall short in rural areas

One of the goals President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within 10 years. In addition to sending extra money to 48 mainly urban counties, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Trump’s plan targets seven states where rural transmission of HIV is especially high. Health officials and doctors treating patients with HIV in those states say any extra funding would be welcome.
Tags: Science, Washington, Donald Trump, San Juan Puerto Rico Trump


Baidu’s Acting Like a Startup, But Not in a Good Way

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Oh come on, Baidu Inc., you’re an adult now.
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Oil dips as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million barrels per day

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Opec, United States, Middle East, Reuters Oil


SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet - Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop th...
Tags: Florida, Science, Israel, Cape, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, CANAVERAL Fla Reuters


Japan’s Hayabusa 2 successfully touches down on Ryugu asteroid

The probe was due to fire a pellet into the surface of the asteroid to try to capture dustA Japanese spacecraft has successfully touched down on a speeding asteroid 300m kilometres from the Earth as it attempts an audacious manoeuvre to collect samples and bring them back for scientists to study.The Hayabusa 2 probe touched down on the asteroid Ryugu at around 11:30pm GMT on Thursday. Data from the probe showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid, accor...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ryugu


Japan’s Hayabusa 2 team says spacecraft touches down on asteroid to grab sample

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft successfully touched down today on asteroid Ryugu, about 170 million miles from Earth, during an operation aimed at blasting away and collecting a sample from the space rock. The 18-foot-wide spacecraft was programmed to extend a yard-long tube to touch the surface, shoot a bullet made of tantalum into the asteroid and collect the bits of rock and dust thrown up by the impact. In a series of tweets, the mission management team said telemetry confirmed that the bulle...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth


Australia plays down reports of Chinese coal ban

Canberra played down Friday reports a major Chinese port had banned coal imports from Australia, amid fears worsening diplomatic tensions were damaging the nations' crucial trading relationship. Industry experts have noted recently that China appeared to be delaying customs clearances for Australian coking coal used in steel-making, but a report late Thursday that Dalian Ports had specifically banned Australian coal shipments sent the Aussie dollar plunging. China is Australia's biggest tradin...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, Canberra, Dalian Ports


Japan probe Hayabusa2 makes asteroid landing

A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A live webcast of the control room showed dozens of JAXA staff members...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

A rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, aiming to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. Take-off was followed live back in Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watching alongside engineers from the control center of the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). The unmanned mission is part of renewed global interest in the Moon, sometimes called the "eighth...
Tags: Florida, Science, Israel, Earth, Benjamin Netanyahu, Cape Canaveral, Beresheet, Israeli Aerospace Industries IAI


Andy Anderson, former drummer of The Cure, diagnosed with terminal cancer

He also collaborated with The Smiths' Robert Smith and Iggy Pop.
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Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.
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Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its holding position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A live webcast of the control room showed dozens of JAXA staff members ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Korea's 123-Year Old Conglomerate Plunges Almost 10%

Shares of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. slid as much as 9.9 percent in Seoul, its lowest since August 2004, after it announced Thursday that its affiliate Doosan Engineering & Construction Co. plans to issue 420 billion won ($373 million) of new shares to secure cash after suffering a massive loss last year. Doosan Heavy would buy 300 billion won worth of the shares. There’s one problem: Doosan Heavy is also losing money.
Tags: Science, Korea, Seoul, Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co, Doosan Engineering Construction Co, Doosan Heavy


'A Britain which no longer exists'

A collection of images spanning 64 years has been described as the "historical Google Earth".
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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system. Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from space indicated the Hayabusa2 spacecraft had touched down. During […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency



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