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Tech connection boosts NY vertical farmers

Workers at Bowery Farming's warehouse near New York have swapped out a farmer's hoe for a computer tablet that takes real-time readings of light and water conditions. Launched in 2015, Bowery is part of the fast-growing vertical farming movement, which employs technology in a controlled, man-made setting to grow fresh vegetables indoors all year long. Champions of the practice see vertical farming as a key tool to meet the world's food needs at a time when the population is rising and the clim...
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Lime Scooters Face Suspension in Auckland Amid Reports of Unexpected Braking and Rider Injuries

After having to pull its entire fleet of electric scooters from multiple cities in Switzerland amid reports of unexpected braking, Lime is facing a similar problem in New Zealand. Auckland officials announced Friday that the city has temporarily suspended Lime’s license following reports of rider injuries.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scooters, Switzerland, Auckland, Electric Scooters, Lime, New Zealand Auckland, Lime Scooters Face Suspension


Making A Horror Miniseries With a Bunch of Kids Was Maybe a Bad Idea, and More Revelations About IT

Pennywise: The Story of IT asks a number of valuable questions about the classic 1990 IT miniseries. Questions like, is having a bunch of impressionable kids filming a traumatic horror story a bad idea? Turns out, yeah, probably. Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Stephen King, Tim Curry, It, Pennywise


France calls on Germany to ease arms export rules

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that Germany should ease its strict arms export rules for countries outside the European Union to strengthen the defense industry. France has complained that joint arms manufacturing projects are being stalled by Berlin's refusal to authorize future arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia, a major buyer. Germany said in November it would reject future arms export licenses to Riyadh over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: Science, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Berlin, European Union, Riyadh, Bruno Le Maire


SpaceX's Crew Dragon Is Greenlit for March 2 Unmanned Mission to the ISS

NASA has given the green light for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch the first unmanned test of its seven-seat Crew Dragon capsule on March 2 after passing a full day of reviews, bringing the space agency one step closer to replacing the retired Space Shuttle program after years of delays and ending its dependency on…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Nasa, Falcon 9, Iss, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Starliner, Boeing Cst 100


Roche nearing $5 billion deal to acquire Spark Therapeutics: WSJ

The deal for Spark could be announced Monday, if not sooner, at a price tag of nearly $5 billion, but could still fall through, the Journal said, citing the unidentified sources. Spark's market value was just under $2 billion at Friday's market close. The newspaper reported there was at least one other unidentified bidder for Spark as of Friday.
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Amazon Air Jet Crashes in Texas, With Three on Board Believed Dead

An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed in a bay near Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon with three people on board, according to multiple media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight, which was contracted to fly cargo for Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air), went down while flying to Houston…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Technology, Air Travel, Airplanes, Aviation, Plane Crash, Houston, Federal Aviation Administration, Amazon Air, Atlas Air Boeing, Atlas Air, Anahuac Texas, Flight 3591, Amazon Air Jet Crashes


Two killed as Maduro sends troops to block Venezuela aid convoys

Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with Colombia and ordered its diplomatic staff to leave Venezuela within 24 hours because of its government's assistance to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, who most Western nations recognize as Venezuela's legitimate leader, gave a personal send-off on Saturday to a convoy carrying U.S. aid departing from the Colombian city of Cucuta. The opposition says the foreign humanitarian assistance is desperately needed to tackle widespread food a...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Juan Guaido Guaido


YouTube Pulls Ads From Anti-Vaccination Videos That Violate Its Ad Policies

YouTube has removed ads from videos that promoted anti-vaccination rhetoric and violated its ad policies, BuzzFeed News reported Friday. The site reported that at least seven advertisers were unaware that their brands were being attached to this kind of content and despite the fact that YouTube’s ad policies aren’t…
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New Horizons Beams Back Its Clearest Images of Ultima Thule Yet

Following our first good look at 2014 MU69 back in January, New Horizons has beamed back its crispest shots of the distant space object yet. The images have a resolution of resolution of roughly 110 feet per pixel, delivering on one of the mission’s challenging goals for observing the object nicknamed Ultima Thule.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, New Horizons, Ultima Thule


Nigeria's president and main rival confident as polls close

President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, both said they were confident of victory when casting their ballots in an election which was already delayed by a week due to logistical problems. Buhari, a former military ruler who is seeking a second elected term faces Atiku, a former vice president who has pledged to expand the role of the private sector in Africa's most populous nation and top oil producer. "The Independent National Electoral Commission is gen...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, Muhammadu Buhari, Buhari, INEC, Atiku Abubakar, Independent National Electoral Commission, Atiku, Festus Okoye




Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

The clashes occurred as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who most Western nations recognize as Venezuela's legitimate leader, gave a personal send off to an aid caravan from the Colombian city of Cucuta. Guaido briefly boarded one of a dozen trucks carrying U.S.-backed humanitarian aid before they set off toward the border, where they were pushed back by Venezuelan security forces. Colombia's government said their contents would be unloaded and transported by "human chains" that have ...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Cucuta Guaido


Report: Grand Jury Hearing Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied to Federal Investigators

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—who used to be one of the nation’s top environmental officials until he resigned last year amid a slew of ethics scandals and investigations—has apparently failed to leave his troubles behind with his backwards ranger hat.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Casinos, Environment, Conservation, Native Americans, Department Of Justice, Interior Department, Doj, Interior, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration


Virgin Galactic takes crew of three to altitude of 55 miles

Virgin Galactic's spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) on Friday, carrying for the first time a passenger in addition to its two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, built by British billionaire Richard Branson to carry tourists into space, launched from California's Mojave desert and flew to an altitude of 55.87 miles (89.9 kms), the company said. The US definition of space is anything over an altitude of 50 miles.
Tags: Science, California, US, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson


In the Latest Excellent Galaxy of Adventures Short, Luke Gets Some Good Training In

It’s a bit stunning how good the Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures shorts are. The basic idea, of taking audio from the movies and setting them to animation, honestly doesn’t sound that impressive, but each one is just full of style and energy. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


America landed a man on the moon. Climate change calls for the same bold, can-do spirit.

The Green New Deal is the first step in meeting the climate challenge, and yes, the devil is in the details. We need to start working on this now.
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Saturday's Best Deals: A/V Receiver, American Eagle Apparel, Shower Heads, and More

An adjustable standing desk, ThermoPop cooking thermometers, and an Instax camera lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Condescends to Kid Activists Touting Green New Deal

“You come in here and say it has to be my way or the highway. I’ve gotten elected... I know what I’m doing. Maybe people should listen a little bit,” the senator said
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Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Demonstrators set up barricades and burned tires in the Venezuelan border town of Urena, as attention turned to whether National Guard troops stationed at the border crossing would fulfill Maduro's orders to block humanitarian aid from reaching a sick and hungry population. Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro's socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through. "Among the troops, whether they are in th...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, National Guard, Maduro, Urena, Juan Guaido, Linarez


Venezuela aid convoy moves to Colombia border, troops fire tear gas

Guaido, who most Western nations recognize as Venezuela's legitimate leader, briefly boarded one of a dozen trucks carrying U.S.-backed humanitarian aid toward Venezuela's borders. "The humanitarian aid is definitely on its way to Venezuela, in a peaceful manner, to save lives right now," Guaido said in a news conference in Cucuta flanked by three Latin American presidents, including Colombia's Ivan Duque. A humanitarian aid truck also crossed the Brazilian border, an opposition leader in Cara...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, Caracas, Cucuta, Ivan Duque, Guaido


Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes 'both sides' of climate change science

Kelly Craft, the US diplomat put forward to serve as the country’s next ambassador to the United Nations, has said she respects “both sides” of climate change science. The remarks made by the US ambassador to Canada have been widely ridiculed following Donald Trump’s decision to nominate her for the UN role. Framing the scientific consensus on global warming as a debate in which deniers have equal credibility, Ms Craft said: “I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.
Tags: Science, US, Canada, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Kelly Craft, Ms Craft


What's Causing Your Annoying AF Cough That Won't Go Away?

All the possible causes of a lingering cough beyond the cold and flu—and when you should take all that hacking seriously.
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This Onkyo A/V Receiver Is Down to Its Lowest Price Ever

Your home theater isn’t complete without a solid receiver. This Onkyo TX-RZ730 9.2 Channel 4k Network A/V Receiver is down to $500, its lowest price even, thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box. It works with Sonos and is THX certified, so add one to your setup ASAP and you’ll be ready to binge watch.Read more...
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Feed the Dog With BOGO American Journey Products From Chewy 

Your pup can do double the chowing down with this American Journey deal from Chewy. Right now, buy any American Journey product at Chewy — including wet and dry dog food, treats, and supplements — and you’ll get a second one free. It’s a delicious deal that your fur baby will definitely appreciate. Read more...
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New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections. In an update issued on Friday, the health ministry said the new case had been discovered in the conflict-wracked Beni region. "It seems the patient was infected after being exposed to bodily fluids from a patient who had recovered from Ebola.
Tags: Science, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Beni


Why Trump Wants a Space Force for the Final Frontier

Why Trump Wants a Space Force for the Final Frontie
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Today's most innovative companies, outdoor art highlights and more from the internet this week Farewell, Jackie Shane Jackie Shane, an influential figure in soul music and the LGBTQ+ community, has passed away at 78 years old. Even though she helped define the R&B sound of the ’60s and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Historical Album this year, her work transcends music. Shane identified as a …
Tags: Apps, Space, Science, Design, Public Libraries, Libraries, Community, Art Fairs, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Shane, Desert X, Outdoor Art, Jackie Shane Jackie Shane


Nigeria counting votes in presidential election dogged by delays

President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, both said they were confident of victory when casting their ballots in an election which has already been delayed by a week. Buhari, a former military ruler who was later elected president, is seeking a second term in charge of Africa's most populous nation and top crude producer. Atiku, a former vice president, has pledged to expand the role of the private sector.
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, Muhammadu Buhari, Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Atiku


Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate change science

Kelly Craft, the US diplomat put forward to serve as the country’s next ambassador to the United Nations, has said she respects “both sides” of climate change science. The remarks made by the US ambassador to Canada have been widely ridiculed following Donald Trump’s decision to nominate her for the UN role. Framing the scientific consensus on global warming as a debate in which deniers have equal credibility, Ms Craft said: “I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.
Tags: Science, US, Canada, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Kelly Craft, Ms Craft



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