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Marshall Islands consider radical measures to survive rising sea levels

The far-flung Marshall Islands needs to raise its islands if it is to avoid being drowned by rising sea levels, President Hilda Heine has warned. Plans are underway for national talks on which of the 1,156 islands, scattered over 29 coral atolls, can be elevated in a dramatic intervention to ensure safety on the islands. "Raising our islands is a daunting task but one that must be done," Heine said in an interview with the Marshall Islands Journal published Friday.
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Flowers from Meghan Markle's baby shower donated to charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York baby shower are getting a second life.
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Feinstein Unveils Green Deal Alternative After Kid Confrontation

Feinstein’s proposed draft plan seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - 20 years later than the Green New Deal - and also explicitly calls for achieving those reductions through a price on carbon, among other ways. During a meeting with youth activists from the progressive Sunrise Movement, some of whom the group said were as young as age 7, the California Democrat suggested the ambitious climate plan was not achievable. “You didn’t vote for me,” Feinstein told one 16-year-old af...
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Firefly Aerospace gets a Florida launch site

Firefly Aerospace, a Texas-based launch venture that was lifted out of bankruptcy, says it’s struck a deal with Space Florida to establish business operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport. The terms of the newly executed agreement call for Firefly to build a 150,000-square-foot rocket manufacturing facility at Space Florida’s Exploration Park and set up a launch facility at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 20. Firefly says it will invest $52 million in the project and bring more than 200 job...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Cape Canaveral, Exploration Park, Florida Department, Space Florida, Space Launch Complex, Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Florida Space Florida


'The Late Show' Introduces Superheroes Fighting The Science Of Climate Change

> On LSSC tonight: With the power of five special rings, Trump’s ClimateCommittee is fighting the science of climate change
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After false start, Nigerians focus on economy in tight presidential vote

The presidential vote in the continent's top oil producer and most populous nation is too close to call between Buhari and the main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar, a businessman and former vice president who leads a field of more than 70 challengers. Presidential elections in 2011 and 2015 were also delayed over logistics and security concerns but Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising that there would be adequate security for the ballot. The Boko Haram militant ...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Buhari, Borno, Atiku Abubakar, West Africa Province


Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX:S63) Still Undervalued?

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $20 prize! This article is written for those who want to getRead More...
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Pentagon Reviewing Potential Conflicts of Interests in Cloud Bid

The latest development raises the odds that the department might have to restart the massive procurement process, after spending 18 months on it. The Pentagon was set to announce a winner this spring. Oracle Corp., which opposes the Pentagon’s winner-take-all plan for the cloud contract, sued in federal court to stop the award.
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Angelina Jolie Brought Four of Her Kids to the Museum

Four out of six ain't bad.
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NASA, SpaceX and a test dummy are ready for Dragon 2’s first trip to space station

NASA gave the all-clear today for the first test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station in a week, setting the stage for crewed missions later this year. There won’t be any crew aboard this first Crew Dragon, also known as the Dragon 2, but there will be an instrument-laden, spacesuit-wearing mannequin sitting in one of the seats, to provide data about the environment that astronauts will experience. “Should I say ‘dummy,’ is that the right word?” Hans Koenig...
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CDC Ends Investigation Into Salmonella in Chicken Without Finding a Culprit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was unable to find a source for the recent outbreak of Salmonella infantis in chicken, and the agency said it was ending its investigation. But th...
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Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California's Mojave desert.Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci flew the aerospace company's fifth-supersonic powered test flight -- with a working passenger aboard, chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses. After taking off from a runway attached to the WhiteKnightTwo "mothership," Unity then detached at some 45,000 feet before its rocket motor ignited and the craft blasted into space. Th...
Tags: Science, California, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, U S Department of Transportation, Unity, New Shepard, Mojave, Dave Mackay, VSS Unity, Mike Masucci, Beth Moses


Trump adviser Bolton cancels trip to South Korea to focus on Venezuela: spokesman

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has canceled plans to travel to South Korea ahead of next week's summit in Hanoi aimed at addressing North Korea's nuclear program, Bolton's spokesman Garrett Marquis said on Friday. Bolton decided to stay in Washington to focus on events unfolding in Venezuela, where the military faces a pivotal decision on whether to allow in convoys of humanitarian aid, Marquis said.
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, John Bolton, Marquis, Garrett Marquis


YouTube's Commenter Controversy Is Putting Creators in a Tricky Position

As YouTube scrambles to tackle a in the comments section of its platform, some creators have voiced concern about what will happen if their videos are demonetized amid and crackdowns on content. The reported Friday that a tweet from the Team YouTube account sent…Read more...
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Thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika's re-election bid

Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital. The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in office since 1999, will contest the April 18 presidential election despite concerns over his health. "No to Bouteflika and no to Said," a crowd chanted while marching through the center of Algiers.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

The approval cleared a key hurdle for SpaceX in its quest to help NASA revive America's human spaceflight program, stalled since space shuttle missions came to an end in 2011. NASA has awarded SpaceX $2.6 billion, and aerospace rival Boeing Co $4.2 billion to build separate rocket and capsule launch systems to carry U.S. astronauts to and from the space station, an orbital research laboratory that flies 250 miles (402 km) above Earth. "Following a full day of briefings and discussion, NASA and...
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Japan’s asteroid probe shot a bullet at a space rock, and it’s a very big deal

Japan's space program JAXA has had a very eventful 24 hours. The group's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe, which arrived at its target Ryugu last year, performed its most challenging maneuver yet by leaving its orbit around the rock and touching down on its surface for just a moment. But that's not all it did.The plan all along has been for Hayabusa2 to retrieve samples of the diamond-shaped asteroid in order to bring them back to Earth, but snatching a sample isn't as easy as it sounds....
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, JAXA, Yuichi Tsuda, Ryugu, Ryugu JAXA


House to Continue Neverending Debate Over Obvious Need for Federal Data-Privacy Law

Privacy and security remain a centerpiece of House Democrats’ agenda this year. To further efforts to pass comprehensive federal law shielding consumers from malfeasance from corporations like Facebook, hearings continue to be scheduled with experts over the need for government-imposed regulation.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, House, Jan Schakowsky, Energy and Commerce, Data Breach Law


Dianne Feinstein Is Not Happy With Kids Asking Her to Vote for the Green New Deal

The progressive climate advocacy group Sunrise Movement is lobbying Senators to support the Green New Deal ahead of a vote on the resolution that could reportedly come as early as next week, and today, a group of people including children who support the resolution presented a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Dianne Feinstein, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal


A New Captain Marvel Featurette Offers a Crash Course in the Skrulls

Skrulls are a key part of the Marvel universe, set to officially make their big screen debut in Captain Marvel. But unless you’re a comics buff, they’re still a bit of a mystery.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Captain Marvel, Anna Boden, Skrulls


NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX on Friday approved a first test flight next week of the new commercial Dragon capsule designed for crew.
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Virgin Galactic Reaches the Edge of Space—This Time With a Passenger in Tow

The company's long-promised goal of commercial spaceflight is one step closer to reality.
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As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

The United States, which is among dozens of Western nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend. With tensions running high after Guaido invoked the constitution to declare an interim presidency last month, Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela despite widespread shortages of food and medicine and hyperinflation. The social...
Tags: Science, United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Juan Guaido, Guaido


24 'Hidden' Symptoms of Living With Marfan Syndrome

The Mighty collaborates with The Marfan Foundation for Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month to ask their communities: "What's one 'hidden' symptom of living with Marfan syndrome?"
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These Apps Reportedly Shared Sensitive Personal Information With Facebook

Sometimes, Facebook isn’t the one you should blame for privacy violations involving Facebook. For example, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal found 11 popular apps that routinely transmit potentially sensitive personal data like body weight and menstrual cycles to Facebook—sometimes in violation of the social…
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Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Stepping Down From Board

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company,” Williams, 46, now chief executive office of web publisher Medium Corp., said Friday in a company filing. In 2006, Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone started the San Francisco-based social media company known for its original 140-character limit on messages.
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Deadspin Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution | Jezebel Jussie Smollett’s S

Deadspin  | Jezebel Jussie Smollett’s Supposed Hoax Is His Defining Performance | Splinter Oh My GOD These New Amy Klobuchar Allegations | The Grapevine R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Issued [Updated] | News …
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Ultimate Ultima: New Horizons team shares sharpest view of space snowman

The scientists behind NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have released the sharpest possible view of the mission’s latest target, a smooshed-in cosmic snowman known as 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule. New Horizons captured gigabytes’ worth of imagery and data as it flew past the icy object, more than 4 billion miles from Earth in the Kuiper Belt, a ring of primordial material on the edge of our solar system. It’s taken weeks to send back detailed data for processing, but now the team says they’ve gotten ...
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NASA, SpaceX approve test flight next week of crew capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX have approved a test flight next week of the new commercial Dragon capsule designed for crew. No one will be aboard. But the capsule will still fly to the International Space Station, following its planned March 2 liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Officials gave the green light […]
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