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Chinese Online Lender Dianrong Plans 2,000 Job Cuts

The P2P sector, once one of the fastest-growing areas of the shadow banking system, is now estimated to be worth $114 billion, according to data compiled by Shanghai-based Yingcan Group, from a peak of about $200 billion.
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HBO Chief Richard Plepler, Who Greenlit Game of Thrones, Steps Down Amid AT&T Takeover

The chief executive and chairman of HBO, Richard Plepler, is leaving the company amid changing tides following a recent AT&T takeover of HBO’s parent company, Variety reported Thursday. His departure will mark the end of a nearly 30-year career with HBO, during which time the admired company head spearheaded and…Read more...
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A new farthest-ever object has been found in our solar system

It wasn't long ago that astronomers detected the presence of what was then considered the most distant object in our solar system. The object, called 2018 VG18, was given the fitting nickname of "FarOut" by the researchers that discovered it.Unfortunately, the thing about naming space objects is that eventually someone will find one that is bigger, faster, or in this case more distant than the previous record-holder. That's exactly what just happened to FarOut, which is now the second mo...
Tags: Science, Earth, Cnn, Sheppard, Scott Sheppard, Sun quot, FarFarOut, Carnegie Institution for Science Sheppard


SpaceX readies for test launch of Crew Dragon spacecraft

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is launching an unmanned test mission of its Crew Dragon capsule this weekend, a major milestone for the space program. If all goes well, the capsule will shuttle American astronauts in space later this year. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nbc, Tom Costello


When Concorde first took to the sky 50 years ago

When the misty skies cleared over southern France on the afternoon of Sunday March 2, 1969, the green light was signalled for the highly anticipated first ever flight of the Concorde. With French test pilot Andre Turcat at the controls and the event aired live on television, the sleek white plane started off down the runway just after 3:30 pm. It was a source of pride on both sides of the Channel: Britain and France had joined forces in 1962 to build an airliner capable of flying faster than t...
Tags: Science, France, Britain, Andre Turcat


Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco

The Concorde airliner first took to the skies 50 years ago promising a revolution in air travel with its technical prowess and supersonic speed. The first flight of Concorde's prototype 001 was a successful half-hour test over Toulouse, southern France, on March 2, 1969. It would take another seven years for the aircraft developed by French company Aerospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (precursor of BAE Systems) to begin commercial services.
Tags: Science, France, Toulouse, Bae Systems, British Aircraft Corporation, Aerospatiale


Intellia CEO not involved in Starboard's Bristol-Myers board challenge

Intellia Therapeutics Inc Chief Executive John Leonard, who U.S. drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said last week was nominated by hedge fund Starboard Value LP to sit on its board, is not affiliated with the effort, an Intellia spokeswoman said on Thursday. Smoter declined to offer an explanation on how Leonard's name was included in Starboard's slate of five directors to challenge Bristol-Myers' board. Starboard declined to comment.
Tags: Science, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, Leonard, Starboard Value LP, John Leonard, Bristol Myers, Intellia, Intellia Therapeutics Inc, Smoter


How a Batman Book That Never Was Gave Birth to Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle was one of the best comics on shelves last year—but the first reunion between Sheriff of Babylon partners Tom King and Mitch Gerads at DC almost took place much closer to home than that the cosmic Fourth World. It started, as a lot of things at DC Comics do, with the Batman.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Batman, Dc, DC Entertainment, Babylon, Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Fourth World, Mister Miracle


Report: Amazon Cuomo Is Giving Jeff Bezos the Full Say Anything Treatment

Amazon may have left New York’s governor high and dry weeks ago, but Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo appears no closer to letting it go.Read more...
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Not Even a Wild Original Series Connection Could Save Star Trek: Discovery From Itself

In a hard swerve from the first season, Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore outing has been a lot happier to leave its overarching story with Spock simmering in the background as it focused on mostly standalone, classically Star Trek tales. It’s worked great so far, but tonight’s episode tried to have it both ways, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps


Correction: People-Stephen King-Genealogical Research story

BOSTON (AP) — In headlines for a story Feb. 26 about a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the grant came from Stephen King himself. A subsequent headline on the same story also improperly referred to novelist Tabitha King simply as Stephen King's wife.
Tags: Science, Boston, Stephen King, Ap, Stephen, People Stephen King Genealogical Research, Tabitha King Foundation The Associated Press, Tabitha King


Nexon Shorts Build Up Massive $422 Million Bet Against Buyout

Short sellers have built up a 47 billion yen ($422 million) position that will profit if shares fall, implying they believe a sale of a 47 percent stake by South Korea’s NXC Corp. won’t trigger a premium-priced buyout offer for the rest of Nexon. The key question for potential suitors is whether acquiring the stake will force them to make a tender offer for the remaining shares, as required by securities law in Japan. Short interest has tripled to about 3 percent of Nexon’s outstanding shares ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, Nexon, IHS Markit, NXC Corp


A New Billionaire Emerges From Singapore Gaming Powerhouse Sea

It’s Sea Ltd.’s marquee hit, a virtual landscape housing more people than the American population and the prime reason Chinese-born founder Forrest Li is climbing the real world’s wealth rankings. The 41-year-old entrepreneur owns 13.8 percent of Singapore-based Sea, a stake now worth roughly $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Shares in Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming service surged 35 percent on Wednesday -- the most since its 2017 initial public offering -- after repo...
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Sea, Forrest Li, Sea Ltd, Bloomberg Billionaires Index Shares, Singapore Gaming Powerhouse Sea


A Billionaire Forged in Free Fire, the Fortnite of Singapore

It’s Sea Ltd.’s marquee hit, a virtual landscape housing more people than the American population and the prime reason Chinese-born founder Forrest Li is climbing the real world’s wealth rankings. The 41-year-old entrepreneur owns 13.8 percent of Singapore-based Sea, a stake now worth roughly $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Shares in Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming service surged 35 percent on Wednesday -- the most since its 2017 initial public offering -- after repo...
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Sea, Forrest Li, Sea Ltd, Bloomberg Billionaires Index Shares


Dell Projects Sales Growth Will Slow in Fiscal 2020

Revenue will be $92.7 billion to $95.7 billion in fiscal 2020, Chief Financial Officer Tom Sweet said Thursday on a conference call with analysts. Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell’s technology empire generated consistently strong hardware sales over the last year amid the company’s transition back to the public markets after five years of being private. The move was meant to simplify a tangled corporate structure and give Dell more flexibility to pay down its massive debt.
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The Orville Season 2 Has Been All About the Characters, and the Show's Never Been Better

The Orville’s first season obviously spent time introducing us to its quirky ensemble, but it also focused a lot on the crew’s wild and often perilous space adventures. Season two, by contrast, has devoted far more energy to developing its characters—and it’s really paid off in rewarding ways for the series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fox, Seth Macfarlane, Orville, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, The Orville


Google Workers' Fight to End Forced Arbitration Heads to D.C.

In a bustling room inside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon, a group of survivors wearing black pins stand behind a podium that reads #EndForcedArbitration. They are all waiting to share their stories—of sexual harassment, of sexual assault, of racial discrimination, of unfair labor practices, of consumer…
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Arbitration, U S Capitol, Forced Arbitration, Fair Work Practices, Discrimination And Harassment


Science Says: People tend to believe informants like Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — We tend to believe informants like Michael Cohen, studies show and psychologists say. It doesn’t matter if the person is behind bars or has confessed to lying, as Cohen has: Juries usually believe an informant, said Jeffrey Neuschatz, a University of Alabama psychologist who has studied jailhouse informants’ testimony for a decade. […]
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The A.V.

The A.V. Club Yes, that thing teased in the Dark Phoenix trailer is exactly what it looked like | Deadspin  | The Root Rep. Elijah Cummings Threw Rashida Tlaib Under the Bus to Dry an Obama Birther’s White Tears | …Read more...
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The Huawei Mate X Is Even More Exciting Than You Think

By now, anyone even remotely interested in tech has probably heard about the Mate X—Huawei’s fantastically expensive bendable phone that despite launching second, somehow managed to steal the spotlight from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Huawei, MWC, Flexible Displays, Bendable Phones, Mwc 2019, Mate X, Huawei Mate X Hands On


How Climate Change Could Knock Fish Off of Dinner Plates

How Climate Change Could Knock Fish Off of Dinner Plates
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Winter storms wash away California drought, burnish snowpack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago.
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The Huawei Mate X Is Even More Exciting Than You Think It Is

By now, anyone even remotely interested in tech has probably heard about the Mate X—Huawei’s fantastically expensive bendable phone that despite launching second, somehow managed to steal the spotlight from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Huawei, MWC, Flexible Displays, Bendable Phones, Mwc 2019, Mate X, Huawei Mate X Hands On


Trump policies 'discouraging migrants seeking HIV treatment', as new report shows soaring infection rates among Latinos

Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies are discouraging migrants seeking HIV treatment, a leading expert has claimed, as a new report showed infection rates among some Latino communities soaring by as much as 30 per cent. A report published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claimed the battle against HIV in the US has “stalled” in recent years, after a period of steady decline. The report, published three weeks after Mr Trump announced a plan to end the HIV epidemic...
Tags: Science, US, Donald Trump, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mr Trump


Plagued by Predators, YouTube Is Disabling Comments on Most Videos Featuring Children

YouTube has a genuine crisis on its hands after it was revealed that comments on its site were being used to organize a child exploitation network. Major advertisers are . In response, YouTube on Thursday announced that it is disabling comments on almost all videos that feature minors.Read more...
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ESA finds evidence of massive Mars lakes where life may have once thrived

Imaging the possibility of life one existing on the surface of Mars got a whole lot easier once scientists realized the planet was once covered in water, but exactly what mechanics impacted the water on ancient Mars is still largely a mystery. A new research effort using data from ESA's Mars Express spacecraft is shedding some new light on Martian water systems, and it could impact humanity's search for life on the Red Planet.The work, which was published in the Journal of Geophysical Re...
Tags: Science, Esa, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, Francesco Salese, Gian Gabriele Ori


Swedish teen climate activist rallies German students

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who has sparked school strikes worldwide against global warming joined thousands of students in Hamburg Friday, urging them to stay angry and fight for change. "For way too long the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis," she said. Other placards paid tribute to the Swedish teenager with slogans like "Make the world Greta again" and "Team Greta", adorned with a drawing of her trademark br...
Tags: Science, Hamburg, Greta, Greta Thunberg, Team Greta


5G raises serious privacy concerns, according to computer science professor

With carriers pretty much tripping over themselves to rush out 5G smartphones, with some even saying the devices support 5G when they actually don't, it's important to keep in mind the unfortunate reality that we've still got a long way to go before carriers expand 5G coverage enough that most people will be able to take advantage of it.Yes, plenty of 5G phone are being prepped for launch, but according to one computer science professor, all that hype around the blazing fast speeds t...
Tags: Science, US, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, AT T Labs Research, Steve Bellovin, Bells Labs, Bellovin


White House drafts guidelines for panel questioning climate threat to security

The National Security Council at the White House has been considering the formation of a climate panel that would likely be headed by William Happer, a retired Princeton University physics professor who says greenhouse gas emissions are good for the planet and who lacks a background in climate science. Happer said on CNBC in 2014 that the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, has been demonized, "just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler." The NSC held a meeting on Feb. 22 to dis...
Tags: Science, White House, National Security Council, Hitler, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Princeton University, NSC, William Happer, Happer


Honestly, Momo Scares the Shit Out of Me

Last night I woke up at 3:00 a.m. heaving and sweating. A bug-eyed, banged and beaked entity was haunting my mind’s eye. Online, she’s just known as Momo.Read more...
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