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SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to Space Station

SpaceX successfully launched a rocket early Saturday morning, sending the unmanned Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. NBC’s Tom Costello reports from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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WeWork Cuts About 300 Employees, Ahead of a Hiring Binge

WeWork, which operates shared office spaces around the world, suggested the staff reductions were a small culling ahead of a hiring spree. A spokesman said the company has 10,000 employees and plans to add 6,000 this year. “Over the past nine years, WeWork has grown into one of the largest global physical networks thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team,” he wrote in an email.
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Facebook Sues China-Based Companies for Selling Fake Accounts

The Chinese companies advertised and created the fake accounts over the last two years and marketed them for sale on six websites, selling them in bulk quantities, according to a complaint filed Friday in San Francisco federal court. “Fake and inauthentic accounts can be used for spam and phishing campaigns, misinformation campaigns, marketing scams, advertising fraud, and other fraud schemes which are profitable at scale,” Facebook and Instagram alleged. Facebook has came under intense scruti...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, San Francisco


LeoStella satellite venture hands over CEO reins to aerospace executive Mike Hettich

TUKWILA, Wash. — Mike Hettich has finally completed his transition from chief learning officer to chief executive officer at LeoStella, the satellite manufacturing joint venture headquartered here. Hettich came to LeoStella from Kirkland, Wash.-based Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems, where he served as vice president for 19 years. For the past few weeks, he's been learning the ropes at the Tukwila development and manufacturing facility from Chris Chautard, who stepped down from the CEO ...
Tags: Science, France, Tukwila, Thales Alenia Space, Kirkland Wash, Mike Hettich, TUKWILA Wash, LeoStella, Hettich, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems, Chris Chautard


AT&T Shake-Up Sends Two of Its Top Media Executives Packing

Plepler, who helped create some of TV’s most memorable programs over three decades at HBO, said Thursday he plans to step down as chief executive officer of the premium cable network. Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting, announced his departure Friday morning. “Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so,” the 60-year-old Plepler said in a memo to staff.
Tags: Hbo, Science, Levy, Turner Broadcasting, Plepler


Watch SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon launch to the ISS live right here

SpaceX's Crew Dragon — the first crew-capable spacecraft the company has ever produced — is about to be tested in a big way. The very first demonstration mission is scheduled to take place on Saturday morning at 2:49 a.m. EST, and you can watch it live right here. This week, NASA and SpaceX revealed that Crew Dragon had met all the requirements and been cleared for its test flight to the International Space Station this weekend. The mission is incredibly important for both SpaceX and NASA, b...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Roscomos, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A LC 39A


Amazon Appears to Yank Anti-Vaxxer Documentaries From Prime Video Streaming

Following an open letter from Representative Adam Schiff calling on Jeff Bezos to curb the promotion of anti-vaccination content and videos on Amazon, it appears his website has done just that.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Vaccinations, Jeff Bezos, Vaccines, Adam Schiff, Measles, Antivaxxers, Amazon Appears


When diagnosing a patient's ills, there's strength in numbers

Researchers found that diagnoses were far more accurate if they were the result of online physician crowdsourcing, according to a report in JAMA Network Open. "We are saying, what if you crowdsourced a case?" said lead author Dr. Michael Barnett, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "You get a bunch of doctors together solving the case and put the answers together as if they were in the same room and come up with a ranked list...
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How to Decide if You Should You Go to Urgent Care or the ER

Don't wait until the moment one of these 10 common ailments strikes.
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Stars Align to Honor Gabrielle Union, Kate Hudson at Women’s Cancer Research Fund

Rita Wilson, Sharon Stone and Miley Cyrus came out for "An Unforgettable Evening."
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New cancer-causing toxin found in recalled blood pressure pills

U.S. health regulators said on Friday a third cancer-causing toxin was found in some blood pressure pills recalled by India's Hetero Labs Ltd a day earlier, adding to a global recall of commonly used drugs to treat hypertension. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also looking into whether these types of impurities could be found in other classes of drugs, a spokeswoman for the regulator said. The toxin, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA), identified in 87 lots of Hetero's los...
Tags: Science, India, U S Food and Drug Administration, Hetero Labs Ltd


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in March 

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
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Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers

It’s obviously important to Australians to make sure their koala population is closely tracked — but how can you do so when the suckers live in forests and climb trees all the time? With drones and AI, of course. A new project from Queensland University of Technology combines some well-known techniques in a new way to help keep an eye on wild populations of the famous and soft marsupials. They used a drone equipped with a heat-sensing camera, then ran the footage through a deep learning model tr...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Conservation, Queensland, Machine Learning, Uavs, Endangered Species, Koalas, Computer Vision, Koala


Mars lander starts digging on red planet, hits snags

Scientists say NASA’s newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but has hit a few snags. The German Aerospace Center said Friday its drilling instrument on the InSight lander hit what appeared to be a couple of stones. It only managed to dig between half a foot (18 centimeters) and about 1 […]
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Nation, Mars, German Aerospace Center


Surprise! Facebook Low-Balled the Percentage of Teens It Paid to Install Spyware

In January, when news first broke that Facebook had been paying teens in gift cards to let it install what is, by definition, essentially spyware on their phones, it seemed like just another Tuesday. Had it been virtually any other company, the outrage would have been tenfold. After all, paying 13-year-olds to gain…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Spyware, Mark Warner


The 10 Best Deals of March 1, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Angelina Jolie's complete style transformation

Angelina Jolie is no stranger to the spotlight
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U.S. holds major oil and gas lease sale in sage grouse habitat

The Bureau of Land Management is offering 565 parcels of land, representing more than 750,000 acres, for leasing via an online auction taking place all week. By acreage offered, it is the Trump administration's largest lease sale so far in a single state outside of Alaska, according to BLM sale notices and summaries. Wyoming is the top U.S. state for gas production and the second-biggest for oil production on federal lands, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Tags: Science, Wyoming, Alaska, BLM, Trump, Bureau of Land Management


Butt Implants Linked to a Deadly Form of Cancer

Butt Implants Linked to a Deadly Form of Cance
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Gastric bypass surgery tied to diabetes remission

"The novelty of our study is that we can confirm these results in large real-world cohorts of unselected patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes," Madsen said by email. Gastric bypass reduces the size of the stomach from about three pints to roughly the size of a shot glass. In the current study, researchers examined data on 1,111 people with type 2 diabetes, the more common form that's associated with obesity and aging.
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The Latest: Gov. Inslee calls Green New Deal 'aspirational'

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement he's running for president (all times local):
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Seattle, Inslee, Jay Inslee


New Wireless Sensors Let Premature Infants Get More Cuddles

Researchers in Chicago have seemingly found a much easier way for premature babies in intensive care to get the human touch and cuddles they need from their caregivers. This week, they introduced a system of wireless, low-irritation sensors that can be used to monitor a baby’s health from afar. The sensors, already…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Babies, Pregnancy, Chicago


All the Sci-Fi Movies You Need to See in 2019

Pokémon, Star Wars, and Godzilla? This is going to be a good year.
Tags: Science, Godzilla, Sci Fi Movies


NASA’s Curiosity rover is back to work after bizarre glitch

NASA has had an interesting start to 2019 when it comes to its Mars rovers. Just days after having to declare the Opportunity rover dead due to a dust storm the year prior, NASA's last functional Mars rover, Curiosity, entered "safe mode" due to an unexplained glitch. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory called the glitch a "hiccup" at the time, but now it seems everything is back to normal.In a new blog post, NASA explains that Curiosity is back at work and is currently examining a large ro...
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Woman Locked Out of YouTube, Gmail, and Twitter for Having Same Name as Pop Star

Meghan Trainor, 45, has been an exhibiting artist and performer for more than 15 years. She’s worked in 3D printing, brain-computer interface, robotics, and medieval technology. Drone metal outfit Earth is her favorite band and, this week, she was locked out of her social media accounts for “impersonating” Meghan…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Meghan Trainor, YouTube Gmail, Impersonation Online


Huawei's Wild Week Ends With Canada Approving Extradition Hearing for Top Executive

Huawei’s ongoing battle with the U.S. government suffered a significant blow on Friday when Canadian authorities ruled that an extradition hearing for the Chinese company’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, can move forward. The decision capped a week in which Huawei has experienced a series of victories and defeats in its struggle…Read more...
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Splinter Bret Stephens Tried to Teach Me How the World Works Because I Called Him Remarkably Dumb |

Splinter Bret Stephens Tried to Teach Me How the World Works Because I Called Him Remarkably Dumb | Deadspin  | Jezebel Tristan Thompson Is a Real Piece of Shit | The A.V. Club Ian McKellen on what led to Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey’s…Read more...
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Time Now for Some Gnarly Photos of Spiders Eating Other Animals

Spiders are creepy even at the best of times, but new photos taken from the Amazon rainforest put these predatory creatures in an even more fearsome light: as they’re chomping down on animals of unusual sizes. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Biology, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Arthropods, Spiders, Not So Itsy Bitsy Spiders, Predatory Arthropods, Avert Your Eyes


Washington's Inslee puts climate change at center of presidential bid

Speaking in Seattle in the chilly garage of a solar energy company, Inslee became the first governor to join the crowded field of Democrats vying for the party's White House nomination in 2020, a race expected to be volatile and hard-fought as the winner faces off against Trump. "I am running for president because, unlike the man who is in the White House, I believe in all the people who make up America," Inslee, who regularly swipes at Trump on Twitter, said to cheers. The governor and former...
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How Does a 2-Year-Old Get Ovarian Cancer? Doctors Explain

Adorable two-year-old girl is diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Doctors explain how this is possible.
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