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Singapore's Grab Raises $1.5 Billion From SoftBank Fund

SoftBank is already a major backer of the Singapore-based startup, and the latest investment will boost its stake. Grab founder Anthony Tan is battling Go-Jek for leadership in the Southeast Asian market after vanquishing Uber Technologies Inc. in the region last year. Go-Jek has presented the thorniest challenge, with the Jakarta-based startup marching into Grab’s home market of Singapore as well as Vietnam and Thailand.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Softbank, Vietnam, Jakarta, Uber Technologies Inc, Anthony Tan, Jek, SoftBank Fund


S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. Moon also on Wednesday instructed government officials to quicken the retirement of old coal-burning power plants, according to his […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, China, Nation, Moon, Korea, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Moon Jae


Israeli lunar lander looks back at Earth

An Israeli lunar lander gets photobombed by Earth in a selfie released today by SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission team. The selfie was captured from a distance of more than 23,000 miles (37,600 kilometers) as the Beresheet lander went through maneuvers aimed at getting it to a lunar landing next month. “In the photo of Earth, taken during a slow spin of the spacecraft, Australia is clearly visible,” the mission team said in today’s photo advisory. “Also seen is the plaque installed on the spacecraft, ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, Yisrael Chai


South Korea proposes clear-air project with China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. Moon also on Wednesday instructed government officials to quicken the retirement of old coal-burning power plants. Seoul has been […]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Science, News, China, Nation, Moon, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Moon Jae


Daan Roosegaarde Wants to Create Art from Space Junk

Daan Roosegaarde Wants to Create Art from Space Junk
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Chinese Hacks Show that Cybersecurity Isn't Just Academic

Western and Soviet intelligence agencies were known to recruit spies directly from campuses at home, while grooming up-and-coming experts in target countries who might one day be in positions of knowledge or power. A massive hacking campaign reportedly waged by China against more than two dozen universities doesn’t fall into that mold, and looks to be a significant escalation of Beijing’s cyber-espionage operations. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington, Universit...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Beijing, Penn State, Sahmyook University the Wall Street Journal, iDefense


Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine

NASA is always keeping an eye on space rocks that get anywhere near Earth, and 2019 has been a relatively calm year in terms of close passes. A recently discovered asteroid is going to make a not-super-close pass of Earth later this week, and while it doesn't pose much of a threat to our planet it's worth mentioning simply because of its size.The rock, known as 2019 DN, is slated to arrive at its closest point to Earth this coming Friday, March 8th. At its nearest distance the asteroid w...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Russia, Nasa, Earth, TNT, Chelyabinsk


Crypto Exchange Coinbase Says It Made a Mistake Buying Italian Firm Linked to Notorious Hacking Team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acknowledged it made a major mistake when it bought Italian blockchain analytics firm Neutrino, whose senior management staff included several members of infamous Italian firm Hacking Team—which has reportedly sold powerful hacking and surveillance tools to oppressive governments.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Hacking, Crypto, Hackers, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hacking Team


Samsung Working on Two More Foldable Smartphones

The South Korean manufacturer is said to be developing a clamshell-like device, and another that folds away from the user similar to Huawei Technologies Co.’s Mate X, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified discussing internal plans. The $1,980 Galaxy Fold that Samsung plans to release in April folds inward like a notebook. While it’s still too early to gauge how much demand there will be for smartphones with flexible screens, Samsung and other rivals are eager to gai...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Apple Inc, Huawei Technologies Co


North Korea's Kim Jong-un restores missile launch site - new satellite images

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two US think tanks reported on Tuesday. Yonhap quoted lawmakers briefed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) as saying that the work was taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involved replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a W...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, United States, Un, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Fox Business Network, Hanoi, Dprk


North Korea restores missile launch site as John Bolton warns of tougher sanctions

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two US think tanks reported on Tuesday. Yonhap quoted lawmakers briefed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) as saying that the work was taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involved replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a W...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, United States, Un, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Fox Business Network, Hanoi, Dprk


NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans

NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landing on the Red Planet's surface had NASA feeling pretty upbeat, but Mars can be unforgiving.The lander, which recently deployed listening tools to monitor the inner workings of the planet, began its efforts to dig into the dusty soil late last week, but things aren't going nearly as smoothly as ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Associated Press, Mars, Red Planet, Jerzy Grygorczuk, Astronika


Tencent-Backed Sea Raises $1.35 Billion in Share Sale

(Bloomberg) -- Sea Ltd., operator of Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming platform, has raised $1.35 billion after increasing the size of a follow-on stock offering.
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Tencent, Bloomberg Sea Ltd


Star Wars Rebels Ended One Year Ago, So Let's Celebrate the Ride

March 5 marks one year since the end of Star Wars Rebels. It’s the anniversary of us seeing one story of Ezra Bridger end, while another one began. You may have even been alerted to this because of the popular #RebelsRemembered hashtag trending on Twitter. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Disney Xd, Dave Filoni, Ezra Bridger


Robots Just Want to be Loved

Robots Just Want to be Loved
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A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Depression, Fda, Ketamine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Spravato


This Game of Thrones-Themed Brunch Menu Goes Too Far, and Yet Also Not Far Enough

How much money would you pay to say that you ate meat loosely inspired by Theon Greyjoy’s severed junk?Read more...
Tags: Food, Hbo, Science, Gambling, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Theon Greyjoy


Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Pyongyang 'rebuilding' main satellite launch site, photos show

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of a test facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to analysis of satellite imagery from a US think tank. The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) says activity is "evident" at the vertical engine test stand and the launch pad’s rail-mounted rocket transfer structure at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station -- the fac...
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Pyongyang, Hanoi


FDA chief tough on e-cigs steps down in surprise resignation

Gottlieb was well regarded by public health advocates and won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, speed approval times for cheap generic medicines to increase competition and bring down drug prices, and boost the use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines called biosimilars. Unlike his predecessors, who said drug pricing was not the purview of the FDA, Gottlieb waded into the intensifying debate about the high cost of medicines for U.S....
Tags: Science, Fda, Scott, Gottlieb, Health and Human Services HHS, FDA Gottlieb, Alex Azar


Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

Kim laid a wreath outside Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in the Vietnamese capital on Saturday, after the conclusion of his shortened summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Inside the dark interior of the mausoleum, the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding father lies displayed in a glass coffin for a steady stream of tourists who silently shuffle by. In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on similar display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of...
Tags: Science, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Ho Chi Minh


Kura Oncology, Inc. (KURA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

KURA earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.
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Cancer patients with mental health problems less likely to survive, study suggests

Cancer patients who have suffered mental health problems are less likely to survive the disease, according to new research. A study found that those who had received emergency psychiatric help prior to their cancer diagnosis were up to three quarters more likely to die. The scientists at the University of Toronto who conducted the research believe the stress endured by people with mental health problems may disrupt the body’s immune system, which plays an important role in overcoming cancer. The...
Tags: Science, University of Toronto, Georgia Cancer Center, Zachary Klaassen


North Korea rebuilds part of missile site it promised Trump to dismantle

Yonhap quoted lawmakers briefed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) as saying that the work was taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involved replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a Washington-based North Korea project, showed that structures on the launch pad had been rebuilt sometime between Feb. 16 and March 2, Jenny Town, managing editor at the project and an analyst at the Stimson Center think tank, told Reuters. The C...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, Trump, Yonhap, Stimson Center, National Intelligence Service NIS, Jenny Town


U.S. AIDS activists welcome London 'cure' but warn against complacency

Doctors in Britain said on Monday that the HIV-positive man had been cleared after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor. Ravindra Gupta, who co-led a team of doctors treating the man, described his patient as "functionally cured" and "in remission," but cautioned: "It's too early to say he's cured." Medical experts hailed the announcement as confirmation that it is possible to cure HIV, a virtual death sentence before advances in treatment made it manageable. More...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Ravindra Gupta


The Pokémon of Detective Pikachu, Ranked By Their Horrifying Cuteness

When it was first announced, not a lot of people thought a live-action Pokémon movie could work. And then the trailers for Detective Pikachu collectively blew our socks off by presenting realistically-rendered monsters that trade anime cartoonishness for a frankly incredible mix of adorableness and sheer terror.Read more...
Tags: Science, Superlist, Video Games, Cute, Horror, Pokemon, Warner Bros, Pikachu, Ranker, Detective Pikachu


Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found. Researchers harnessed datasets spanning two decades to examine how two species of Arctic wildlife -- white whales and ringed seals -- are adapting to their changing homes. Both species traditionally hunt for food in areas with sea ice and particularly at so-called tidal glacier fronts, where glaciers meet t...
Tags: Science, Arctic


How Many Chances I Have to Be Wrong Every Day With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg discusses the mistakes that are easy to make with diabetes, and what people with diabetes should keep in mind if they feel bad about it.
Tags: Science, Riva Greenberg


Tokyo's Toranomon Hills Station Tower: Shunning a 'Bento Box' Approach to Architecture

Tokyo's Toranomon Hills Station Tower: Shunning a 'Bento Box' Approach to Architecture
Tags: Science, Tokyo, Toranomon Hills Station Tower


Chelsea Manning Loses Bid to Avoid Testifying About (Apparently) WikiLeaks

It now appears all but certain that Chelsea Manning will soon appear before a federal grand jury and—likely—be forced to testify about her association with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange nearly a decade ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning



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