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The First Reactions to Shazam Signal Another Win for DC

The next film in the DC Universe, Shazam, won’t open until April 5, but Warner Bros. decided to show it to critics early. Why? To hopefully build some buzz and anticipation for the film using social media. It’s a gamble, to be sure—but judging from a large majority of the reactions, it’s a gamble that paid off.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Shazam, Zachary Levi, David F Sandberg


China's J-20 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Dog Fighter?

Let's find out.
Tags: Science, China


Senior China diplomat urges U.S. to meet China halfway

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Friday that competition between China and the United States was normal and that Washington should abandon zero-sum thinking and meet Beijing halfway. Wang was speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of China's annual meeting of parliament. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Michael Perry)
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Reuters, Wang Yi, Wang, Ben Blanchard, Philip Wen


Facebook Messenger Bug Exposed Who You Were Chatting With

As Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy parade carries on, a researcher has revealed his findings of a since-patched Facebook vulnerability in Messenger that could potentially expose information about who users had been communicating with.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy, Bugs, Facebook Messenger


Facebook May Have Built Mark Zuckerberg an Escape Tunnel Nicknamed the 'Panic Chute'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who used to be concerned about maintaining a low public profile until mounting scandals forced him into the limelight last year—understandably has a rather hefty security detail. As the CEO of a company with billions of users across the globe, a fair number of whom are presumably are less…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tunnels, Menlo Park, Backup Plans, Escape Tunnels


Regatta Harbour Project on Coconut Grove Waterfront Reaches Key Milestone

The initiative to create the Regatta Harbour mixed-use project being developed by The TREO Group of Miami recently produced a welcome tangible result with the opening of the Regatta Harbour Marina.
Tags: Science, Miami, Regatta Harbour, TREO Group


World's first graffiti-busting laser helps Florence's 'Angels'

A beam of silver light erases scrawled black letters on Florence's historic Ponte Vecchio, as "Angels" wielding a revolutionary new laser wage war on graffiti in the UNESCO site. Now a team of volunteers in the Tuscan city dubbed the "Angels of Beauty" is determined to restore famous monuments to their former glory thanks to a latest-generation infrared wand, donated by Italian laser developer El.En. "The laser evaporates the graffiti, without damaging the stone underneath," Daniela Valentini,...
Tags: Science, Angels, Unesco, Florence, Afp, Ponte Vecchio, Daniela Valentini


Olivia Newton-John gets candid about breast cancer, rumors of death

Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John gets personal in a new memoir detailing not only her famed career but her ongoing battle with breast cancer. “You can be a victim, or you can be a winner,” she says. NBC’s Natalie Morales has more.
Tags: Science, Nbc, Natalie Morales, Olivia Newton John, Newton John


FCC Might Be Violating Federal Records Law, Oversight Officials Say

Two senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are raising concerns about potential violations of the Federal Records Act committed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Foia, Nara, U S House of Representatives, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Capstone Program, Upstanding Record Keeping


FCC May Be Violating Federal Records Law, Oversight Officials Say

Two senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are raising concerns about potential violations of the Federal Records Act committed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Foia, Nara, U S House of Representatives, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Record Keeping, Capstone Program


On Star Trek: Discovery, the Consequences Are Finally Starting to Catch Up With Our Heroes

One of the most disconcerting things about Discovery’s second season (not from a quality standpoint, mind you—it’s been pretty great in general so far) has been how many wild things our heroes have managed to get away with, with little in the way of consequence. On tonight’s episode, all that changed in the best way.Read more...
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Students with a food waste problem

How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.
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If we’re looking for aliens, we might want to take a closer look at twin stars

In the ongoing search for life outside of Earth, scientists already know that planets need to be in just the right place around their host star to support life as we know it here on Earth. The habitable zone around a star is a place where temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold, allowing for the formation of molecules that researchers believe are crucial to jump-starting life.Now, a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that finding planets in th...
Tags: Science, Earth, University Of Sheffield, Royal Astronomical Society, Bethany Wotton


Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a joint statement Thursday that the “subadult” humpback was first spotted Wednesday morning by a dive boat off Maui. […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Hawaii, Maui, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu


China’s lunar rover is awake again after an extended nap

China's space program is making big waves as of late, and its soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this year — a feat nobody else has accomplished — is the biggest feather in its cap yet. The country has already declared the mission a success, but it's not done yet, and the rover that was aboard the lander when it touched down on the surface is once again exploring the lunar landscape after an extended nap. Days on the Moon last a whole lot longer than they do on Earth, but s...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Chang, China National Space Administration, CNSA


Venezuela hit by major blackout, government blames 'sabotage'

Electricity outages are frequent in Venezuela, where the economy is collapsing under hyperinflation, with chronic shortages of food and medicine and a mass emigration of more than 3 million citizens. Critics say corruption and under investment have left the country's power grid unable to function, while Maduro says the problems are intentionally created by political adversaries. Crowds flooded a main avenue of Caracas.
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Maduro


What to Know About Alex Trebek’s Incurable, Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

What to Know About Alex Trebek’s Stage 4 Pancreatic Cance
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Elon Musk's security clearance under review by the Pentagon over pot use

The SpaceX founder and Tesla chief executive smoked marijuana on a comedian’s podcast last September, a US official saidSpaceX chief executive and Tesla boss Elon Musk’s security clearance is being reviewed by the Pentagon after the billionaire smoked marijuana on a California comedian’s podcast last September, a US official said on Thursday.An incident report was started by the Pentagon some time after the marijuana event, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The revi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, California, US, Tesla, Pentagon, Bloomberg Continue


The F-35C Is Finally Ready for Combat, Though Of Course It Was Years Late

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is being sold to the U.S. military and the air forces of thirteen allies under a program worth approximately $1.4 trillion worldwide. It’s all been an utter boondoggle, but we’re stuck with it, even as there have been some signs of progress, with the latest variant going operations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, Airplanes, Fighter Jets, F 35, F 35 Saga, Foxtrotalpha


Meet the XQ-58A Valkyrie: The Air Force's New Stealth Wonder Weapon?

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, built by California-based Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, flew for the first time over Yuma, Arizona on March 5, 2019, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio announced.
Tags: Science, California, Ohio, Air Force, Yuma Arizona, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems


Correction: Mexico-Endangered Porpoise story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story March 6 about the endangered vaquita porpoise, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Andrea Crosta of the group Elephant Action League.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City, Associated Press, Andrea Crosta


Tencent-Backed Brokerage Poised to Raise $90 Million in IPO

The company plans to sell 7.5 million American depositary shares at $12 each, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Futu, which helps Chinese investors trade overseas stocks, originally sought to raise about $300 million when it filed confidentially for an IPO, people familiar with the matter said in October. The company is the fourth-largest online retail broker in Hong Kong based on revenue for the six months through June of last year, ac...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Tencent


Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed

In a federal lawsuit filed this week in Texas, Huawei claims a U.S. ban on government purchases of its equipment violates the Constitution and could kill the company. The restrictions were imposed in 2018 because American authorities determined there was a risk Huawei products could be used by China for illegal surveillance.
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, Texas Huawei, Huawei Suit Against U S Tries


Trump's Venezuela envoy vows sanctions on banks backing Maduro

"There will be more sanctions on financial institutions that are carrying out the orders of the Maduro regime," the envoy, Elliott Abrams, told a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing. The United States and more than 50 other countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as oil-rich Venezuela's interim president and increased pressure on Maduro, a socialist, to step down. Washington this week revoked the visas of senior Venezuelan officials and said on Wednesday it had identified efforts ...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Venezuela, Trump, U S Senate, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Juan Guaido


Russia doesn’t appear thrilled with SpaceX Crew Dragon’s success

SpaceX made history earlier this week with a successful launch of its Crew Dragon capsule, sending it to the International Space Station where it successfully docked and allowed ISS crew members to explore its interior. It's a major step for both NASA and SpaceX, but Russia's space agency might not feel the same way.Roscosmos, the state-owned space corporation of Russia, and its Soyuz rockets have been the one and only ride available to NASA astronauts since the Space Shuttle program was...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Russia, Ars Technica, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Roscomos, Oleg Kononenko, ISS Roscosmos


How Heavy Is the Milky Way?

By combining data from the Hubble and Gaia space telescopes, an international team of astronomers has come up with the most accurate estimate yet of our galaxy’s mass.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Milky Way, Galaxies, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Stellar Masses


Son of Anti-Vaxxers, Who Got Measles as an Adult, Advocates for Parents to Vaccinate Their Kids

Son of Anti-Vaxxers, Who Got Measles, Advocates for Vaccinations
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The Curious Reason Some Icebergs Are Green

An ocean oddity might actually be essential.
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The Y2K Moment for GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away

Do you know where you’ll be on April 6, 2019? If you heavily rely on GPS, you may not be able to determine where you are when that date rolls around. That’s because GPS navigation technology was originally built with a short-sighted timekeeping system that will reset next month and has the potential to cause chaos.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gps, The End Is Near, Y2K


It Took Two Months and Nearly a Million Dollars to Save an Unvaccinated 6-Year-Old From Tetanus

A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday starkly highlights the costs of not vaccinating children. It details a unvaccinated 6-year-old boy’s encounter with tetanus—and the hugely expensive, two-month-long effort it took to save his life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Antivaxxers, Tetanus



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