My dog and I, til death do us part

Ralf Hendrichs was devastated when his Dobermann died. "We cried for days on end," Hendrichs said, recalling the death of his faithful friend more than 15 years ago and its sad end that prompted him to set up a cemetery for pets south of Berlin. Hendrichs now not only manages the 10,000-square-metre (108,000-square-foot) cemetery called Tierhimmel (Animal Heaven), he also offers grieving pet owners comfort.
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Al Gore claims climate change is responsible for migrant caravans

Al Gore showed what he believes proves migrants are leaving Central America due to climate change.
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Controversial Roundup weed killer on trial again in US

The controversial Roundup weed killer goes on trial again Monday in the United States, six months after a groundskeeper won the first-ever lawsuit accusing the chemical of causing cancer. Roundup, a brand owned by German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer after its purchase of US-based Monsanto last year, contains glyphosate that environmentalists and other critics have long maintained leads to cancer. Glyphosate is used in weed killers made by several companies, and is currently the most...
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Black Panther Is a Multiple Oscar Winner [Updated]

Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed its first: Best Costume Design. It’s also the first ever Oscar for Marvel Studios.Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Science, Marvel, Oscars, Marvel Studios, Black Panther, Ruth Carter, Hannah Beachler, Oscars Marvel

Senegal president's camp claims re-election victory but opposition cries foul

Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne, a Sall ally and appointee, said early results showed Sall had won 13 out of 14 regions, securing 57 percent of the vote. "The results compiled so far allow us to say this," Seck said at a press conference with Sonko. Sall has won support by launching an ambitious reform and infrastructure program that helped Senegal's small fish-exporting economy expand more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa.
Tags: Science, Senegal, Sall, Seck, Mahammed Dionne, Sonko Sall

There's a Fad for Corporate VCs in Japan. That's a Good Thing

It’s a question that could be asked of a lot of big businesses in Japan, where VC investing has become a corporate fad. Japan’s biggest cigarette maker, its largest travel agent and even the post office have jumped on the bandwagon. The country’s best-known operator of traditional kabuki theaters, a 123-year-old film studio called Shochiku Co., last year invested in a fund focused on drones.
Tags: Japan, Science, Shochiku Co

What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited’s (ASX:SXE) Shareholder Register?

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $20 prize! The big shareholder groups in Southern Cross Electrical Engineering LimitedRead More...
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No, They Don't Expect You to Spend $2,000 on a Phone

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When companies turn to gimmicks as the headline act in a product launch, you know there’s not much really going on.
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The Smartphone Industry Needs Concept Products, Too

In reality, industry prices were already trending up well before the world gasped at the idea of spending $1,449 on a consumer-oriented smartphone. At a time when the smartphone market is in a funk, companies need to find something to excite their audience.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Swings Into a Best Animated Film Win at the Oscars

On Oscar Sunday, we are all Spider-Man. Into the Spider-Verse just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Animated Film!Read more...
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Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gaming, Science Fiction, Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Fcc, Microsoft, Climate Change, Dna, Samsung, Genetics, Physics

Unilever, L'Oreal, Danone Deemed Most Ready for Climate Change

Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP took a double-barreled approach in ranking the 16 largest consumer companies on measures including exposure to emissions, use of water and climate governance. It assumed that businesses will need to adjust to the effects of a warming world for the sake of the bottom line and to make a compelling case to increasingly concerned consumers.
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Diane Warren Brings Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doll to the Oscars Red Carpet

Diane Warren is nominated for her song "I'll Fight" from the documentary RBG
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Lenovo's External USB-C Display Could Be on Every Laptop User's Wishlist

Portable monitors for laptops aren’t an entirely new class of gadget, but prior to the widespread adoption of USB-C, they were always kind of a pain in the ass. That’s because you needed one cord for data, and another cord for power, with older models often ending up too big and bulky for most people to want to carry…Read more...
Tags: Science, Displays, Lenovo, Laptops, MWC, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, Mwc 2019, One Monitor Is Never Enough, Lenovo Thinkvision M14, Lenovo Thinkvision, Portable Monitors

Australian Leader Makes Climate Change Pitch as Election Looms

The new Climate Solutions Fund announced by Morrison is an extension of the Emissions Reduction Fund introduced by former prime minister Tony Abbott in 2014 and will target small and medium-sized projects aimed at reducing emissions. The government’s plan will address climate change “with practical solutions that reduce carbon emissions while preserving our economic strength and our living standards,” Morrison said in a speech in Melbourne on Monday.
Tags: Science, Tony Abbott, Melbourne, Morrison, Climate Solutions Fund

The Owners of This New Yacht Will Love Its Infinity-Edge Pool and Pro Dive Center

The new 209-foot VSY superyacht—with pool, dive center, and panoramic-view elevator—will be delivered to its owners soon.
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Sir David Attenborough criticises plans for coal mine at beauty spot as 'shameful'

Sir David Attenborough has criticised plans to open a coal mine at a Northumberland beauty spot as ‘shameful’ as he joined environmental scientists calling for the project to be blocked by the government. Proposals for the open cast mine in Druridge Bay were originally rejected by Sajid Javid when he was Communities Secretary, but last year the High Court ruled that decision was flawed and asked for a rethink. New Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is due to rule on plans before the summer,...
Tags: UK, Science, Eu, Sajid Javid, Cbe, David Attenborough, Northumberland, Newcastle University, North East, James Brokenshire, Lawrence, County Durham, Brokenshire, Druridge Bay, Northumberland County Council, David Golding

Deadpool is a Terrible Brand Ambassador and HAL 9000 Is Outdated in This Google Assistant Ad

Look, I’m not saying you should buy a Google Assistant. But this ad is a blast. Read more...
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First Emirati set to head to space in September: UAE

The United Arab Emirates announced Monday that the first astronaut from the Gulf country will blast off on a mission to the International Space Station on September 25. The oil-rich state has two astronauts in training, selected from more than 4,000 applicants, as it looks to get an ambitious space programme aimed at exploring Mars off the ground. The authorities said a decision on which of the two astronauts would take off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for the eight-day mission will be made i...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Gulf, Emirati

Arizona House Panel Votes to Expand Vaccine Exemptions Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreak

As the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest continues to worsen, an Arizona House panel has reportedly approved multiple bills to expand vaccine exemptions in the state, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Arizona, MMR, Vaccines, Pacific Northwest, Arizona House, Arizona Republic, Outbreaks, Measles, Arizona House Panel Votes

Senegal PM says President Sall won re-election in first round of vote

Senegal's prime minister said President Macky Sall won the first round of an election on Sunday with at least 57 percent of votes, even as the opposition said preliminary results showed a run-off was unavoidable. "We must congratulate the President for his re-election in the first round," Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne told journalists, also citing preliminary figures. Official results are due by Friday at the latest with a run-off for the top two on March 24 if no one secures a majority.
Tags: Science, Senegal, Macky Sall, Sall, Mohammed Dionne

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact

BERLIN (AP) — Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday. The survey of 16 major corporations by non-profit group CDP found that many are working to lower their carbon emissions, prepare for […]
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Japanese Startups Benefit as Nation's Biggest Firms Embrace VC

It’s a question that could be asked of lot of big businesses in Japan, where VC investing has become a corporate fad. Japan’s biggest cigarette maker, its largest travel agent and even the post office have jumped on the bandwagon. The country’s best-known operator of traditional kabuki theaters, a 123-year-old film studio called Shochiku Co., last year invested in a fund focused on drones.
Tags: Japan, Science, Shochiku Co

Ezra Miller Still Thinks the Flash Movie Will Connect the 'Disparate Pieces' of the DC Film Universe

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about the Flash movie, set to star Ezra Miller as the speedster, reprising his role from Justice League. As the ongoing cohesion of the universe has sort of fallen to the wayside, the film, too, has shifted out of the spotlight, with much more attention placed on Aquaman and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flash, Justice League, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Ezra Miller, Flashpoint

Australian PM Makes Climate Change Pitch as Election Looms

The government has been criticized by environmental groups for lacking a coherent policy to tackle climate change, having last year dropped a plan to legislate carbon emissions targets as part of National Energy Guarantee. Morrison said Australia will comfortably meet its Paris Agreement goal to lower emissions by 26-28 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.
Tags: Science, Australia, Paris, Morrison

Dozens killed in Nigeria poll violence: observers

The Situation Room - which represents more than 70 civil society groups - gave the death toll the day after voting, citing data from Lagos-based consultancy SBM Intelligence. President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, a former military ruler who is seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform, faces Atiku Abubakar, 72, a businessman and former vice president who has promised to expand the role of the private sector. The Nigeria Police Force said 128 people had been arrested nationwide for electio...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Lagos, Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, The Nigeria Police Force

Huge Storms Sweep the South, Resulting in At Least Three Fatalities

Violent storms across swathes of the Southeast have caused several deaths and caused major flooding this weekend, with landslides also reported in several areas. Rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee reached an astonishing one to one and a half feet, according to CBS News contributing meteorologist Jeff…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs News, Tennessee, Meteorology, Rain, Storms, Tornado, Extreme Weather, South, Jeff, Mississippi Alabama

Oscars 2019: Celebs arrive at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party

Some of the hottest looks of Oscar night were at an entirely different event
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CDC Ends Investigation Into Chicken Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 129, But More Could Fall Ill

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that it ended its investigation into an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to various raw chicken products. It was unable to identify a common source during the outbreak that sickened dozens since it started in January last year, the agency said.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Chicken, Salmonella, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bad Bird

Sudan protests intensify as Bashir swears in his emergency officials

Opposition groups say Bashir's decision was an attempt to silence popular demands he step down and called for protests to continue. Anti-government demonstrations began on Dec. 19, triggered by price increases and cash shortages, but quickly developed into protests against Bashir's rule. Security forces fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital Khartoum and across the River Nile in Omdurman, witnesses said, as Bashir swore in officials he appointed to replace those he sacked when...
Tags: Science, Sudan, River Nile, Khartoum, Bashir, Omdurman

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