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We Went to the House of Stealth: This Is What It Takes to Build an F-35

Filled with stacks of fuselage panels, engine components and a wide assortment of pipes, electronics and avionics, the sprawling F-35 construction facility in Ft. Worth, Texas, resembles a small city filled with engineers, mechanics, electricians and airplanes at various stages of construction.
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FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon That Reach Market Twice as Fast

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it is lifting an import ban that prevented a brand of genetically modified salmon—dubbed “Frankenfish” by some—from reaching U.S. shopping selves, CNN reported.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Usda, Cnn, Fish, Salmon, Genetics, Agriculture, Food And Drug Administration, Fishing, Genetically Modified Organisms, Gmos, Fda, Fisheries


Steven Spielberg’s Amblin is Working on a Movie About a Robot Family in Peril

If there’s one thing worth fighting for, it’s family. Even if—especially if?—that family is made of loving, preternaturally caring robots. Read more...
Tags: Science, Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One, Amblin, The Mother Code


Warship Worries: Does The U.S. Navy Really Need A New Large Surface Combatant?

Let's take a look.
Tags: Science, U S Navy


California's 2018 Was the Worst Ever Recorded for Wildfires

California’s 2018 is officially the worst year for wildfires in recorded state history, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday, citing the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical analysis. The 1.8 million acres of California land that burned last year was more than any other state in 2018,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Drought, Wildfires, Los Angeles Times, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, National Interagency Coordination Center, California wildfires


If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode?

For those of us attached to our phones or laptops during all hours of the day, Dark Mode offers a welcome alternative to the searing whiteness that usually greets our eyeballs. It’s the default pretty much everywhere: from documents to search engines and everywhere in between, including Slack.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Apps, Science, Slack, Dark Mode


28 Things Parents of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Kids Should Know

A list of relevant information regarding special education and Deaf culture for parents of Deaf or hard of hearing children to be aware of.
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Venezuela's Guaido calls for massive protest as blackout drags on

Addressing supporters while standing atop a bridge in Caracas, Guaido - the leader of the opposition-run congress who invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency in January - said Maduro's government "has no way to solve the electricity crisis that they themselves created." "All of Venezuela, to Caracas!" Guaido yelled while standing atop a bridge in southwestern Caracas, without saying when the planned protest would be held. "The days ahead will be difficult, thanks to the regime...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro, Socialist Party, Guaido, Caracas Guaido


Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan

The Big Apple is staring down a problem it hasn’t seen in roughly eight years: rabid raccoons in Manhattan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pets, New York City, Manhattan, Vaccines, Raccoons, Rabies, Rabid Raccoons


A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades

Amid two ongoing measles outbreaks on both sides of the United States, New York City health officials say an unvaccinated student who was permitted to attend school was linked to 21 other cases of the virus. Dozens of people have been infected since last fall in the city’s ongoing outbreak, one of particular magnitude.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Measles, United States New York City


Turnout low in vote for powerful Nigerian state governors

The election is for 29 of the country's 36 governors, who are among the most influential politicians in Nigeria. Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), beat Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in last month's presidential election by 15.2 million votes to 11.3 million, although turnout was just 35.6 percent. Civil society observers said 39 people were killed in election-related violence on the day of the presidential poll.
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Buhari, People s Democratic Party PDP, Congress APC, Atiku Abubakar


The Original Star Wars Movies Have Way More Aliens Than You Think

How many alien species do you imagine there are in the original three Star Wars movies? Surely not that many, right? Sure, there’s the Mos Eisley cantina scene, but for all its space opera energy, these movies are mostly about plain old human beings. Right?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Aliens, Return Of The Jedi, Mos Eisley, The Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, Star Wars Kids


DOJ Arrests Chief of OneCoin, Says It Was Multi-Billion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme

Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of one of the founders of Bulgarian cryptocurrency business OneCoin, saying it was nothing more than a pyramid scheme designed to defraud users. While crypto scams are disturbingly common, according to a Department of Justice press release, prosecutors allege that this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Scams, Crypto, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, Blockchain, Pyramid Schemes, Onecoin


Exclusive: Saudi's Falih - U.S., China driving oil demand; no April OPEC policy change

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that China and the U.S. would lead healthy global demand for oil this year but that it would be too early to change OPEC+ output policy at the group's next meeting in April.
Tags: Science, China, Opec, New Delhi, Reuters, Khalid al Falih, Falih


Here’s How the Zorgons From Zathura: A Space Adventure Came to Life

Did you ever watch Zathura? Directed by Jon Favreau and based on a story by the author of Jumanji, I’m not sure if Zathura: A Space Adventure ever made its way fully into cult classic status. I remember it having a certain allure around its release, though, with my peers whispering about the “weird scifi Jumanji …Read more...
Tags: Science, Jon Favreau, Jumanji, Vfx, SFX, Zathura, Zorgons


Opposition protesters scuffle with police as Venezuela's lights flicker

Dozens of demonstrators attempted to walk along an avenue in Caracas but were moved onto the sidewalk by police in riot gear, leading them to shout at the officers and push on their riot shields. The OPEC nation was plunged into darkness on Thursday evening in what the governing Socialist Party called an act of U.S.-sponsored sabotage but opposition critics derided as the result of two decades of mismanagement and corruption. Much of the country remained without power on Saturday morning, incl...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Reuters, Caracas, Socialist Party, Miraflores


Robot rolls into hospital ward and tells 97-year-old man he is dying

A 97-year-old man was told he would die within days via a robot that rolled into his intensive care unit during the night at a hospital in California. Ernesto Quintana was given the terminal diagnosis by a doctor who appeared on a video screen on the robot after he was admitted to Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre in San Francisco on Sunday. Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice president of the Kaiser Permanente medical centre in Fremont, described the situation as “highly unusual” and said offi...
Tags: Science, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California Ernesto Quintana, Michelle Gaskill Hames


Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark


Save Big on Pressure-Relieving Memory Foam Pillow

It's designed to never go flat.
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What Did T. Rex Look Like? A New Exhibit Has the 'Ultimate Predator' in Feathers

The latest fossil discoveries and paleontological research continue to revise our view of the world’s most famous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex. An updated depiction of the extinct giant is now on display in a New York City exhibit that’s bound to ruffle some feathers.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Museums, Dinosaurs, American Museum of Natural History, Tyrannosaurus rex, Paleontology


Can Arqule Stock Continue Rocketing Higher?

This biotech recently shot up after an experimental treatment helped one patient beat back leukemia.
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Jordan Peele’s Us Goes Deeper and Darker Into America’s Collective Psyche

In his new movie Us, Jordan Peele shows the distance between everyday ordinary folks, and the dangerous fringe-dwellers who can upend their lives, can be as slim as a mirrored pane of glass.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, US, America, Sxsw, Lupita Nyongo, Jordan Peele, Winston Duke


I Love Vaccines. Which Ones Can I Get as an Adult?

The anti-vaccination movement has more than earned its latest round of bad press. The U.S. is currently dealing with several outbreaks of measles, a disease effectively wiped out by routine childhood vaccination in the country two decades ago. And just this week, Oregon doctors reported that a six-year-old boy had to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis, Flu, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Tetanus, Shingles


Saturday's Best Deals: Dolby Atmos, Philips Airfryer, $10 LifeStraw, and More

A Dolby Atmos sound bar, $10 LifeStraws, and a deeply discounted Philips Airfryer lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dolby Atmos, Lifestraw, Philips Airfryer


The Mouse Guard Adaptation Has Its Stars: Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Mouse Guard, written and illustrated by David Petersen, is the story of an order of mice sworn to protect a medieval realm from all enemies and threats. It’s wonderful, has won two Eisner Awards, and courtesy of Fox is getting a long-overdue film adaptation. Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Fox, Andy Serkis, Maze Runner, David Petersen, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Mouse Guard


A Trip Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Sprawling, Embattled Compound in Hawaii

Pilaʻa, Kauai — Last Sunday morning, more than a dozen cars were parked along a six-foot wall built around Mark Zuckerberg’s vast retreat on the northeast corner of Kauai, a small, remote Hawaiian island that’s home to 70,000 people. The gate, which is almost always locked shut, was open, so you could walk right past…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Hawaii, Billionaires, Kauai


Is It Actually Okay To Touch Your Computer Screen?

It’s a topic that’s polarizing for techies and Luddites alike: Is it ever truly okay to touch your laptop or desktop screen?Read more...
Tags: Science, Led, Lcd, Touchscreen, The More You Know


Venezuela opposition protesters scuffle with police as blackout lingers

Dozens of demonstrators attempted to walk along an avenue in Caracas but were moved onto the sidewalk by police in riot gear, leading them to shout at the officers and push on their riot shields. The OPEC nation was plunged into darkness on Thursday evening in what the governing Socialist Party called an act of U.S.-sponsored sabotage but opposition critics derided as the result of two decades of mismanagement and corruption. "The police abuse us even though they suffer the calamity that we do...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Caracas, Socialist Party, Lilia Trocel


Congo's Mai Mai militiamen attack Ebola treatment center

Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding health workers before being repelled by security forces. The center in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres to suspend activities in the area. Aid workers have faced deep mistrust in some areas as they work to contain the outbreak of the dea...
Tags: Science, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Mai Mai, Butembo


Samsung's New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money

Everybody loves to compare the new Samsung Galaxy Buds to Apple’s AirPods. It’s pretty obvious. Samsung and Apple make popular phones, and now both companies have truly wireless earbuds to pair with them. I’ve spent two weeks with the $130 Galaxy Buds. They’re frankly pretty awesome. But are they better than AirPods?…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Audio, Samsung, Headphones, Earbuds, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, Apple AirPods, Truly Wireless Earbuds, Jabra Elite 65t, Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds Review, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, Master Dynamic Mw07



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