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'A punch in the nose for Boeing': Second fatal crash raises questions about plane's safety

A second crash in less that 4 1/2 months involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane raises questions about the new aircraft's safety.
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After Ethiopian Air Crash, 737 Max May Face Global Grounding

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Group Flight 302 shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday raises the specter of previous passenger aircraft that suffered serious problems soon after entry into service. In the case of the McDonnell Douglas Corp. DC-10, those defects dogged the aircraft’s reputation throughout its life. With Boeing’s own 787, the battery problems that affected its initial flights have proven no more than a bump in what’s now become a very profitable road.
Tags: Science, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines Group, McDonnell Douglas Corp


Oil rises on OPEC-led supply cuts, but slowing economy restricts gains

Oil prices rose on Monday, lifted by Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih saying an end to OPEC-led supply cuts was unlikely before June and a report of falling U.S. drilling activity. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.29 per barrel at 0156 GMT GMT, up 22 cents, or 0.4 percent from their last close. Oil markets have been supported this year by ongoing supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some non-affiliated allies like...
Tags: Science, Russia, Opec, Khalid al Falih


The Walking Dead's Carol Rises to an Entirely New Level of Badassery

Over the years, we’ve seen Carol kick plenty of ass. She’s shot countless people. Sometimes she’s shot them non-lethally, just so they could experience the horror of then being eaten alive by zombies. She’s set people on fire while they slept. But we’ve never seen Carol take out an entire band of enemies like she did…
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, Carol, TV Recap, Walkingdeadrecap, Carol Rises


'A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought | Paul Daley

The result of 11 years of research suggests that human habitation could stretch to 120,000 yearsExtensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years – twice as long as the broadly accepted period of human continental habitation.The research, with its contentious potential implications for Indigenous habitation of the continent that came to be Australia, has been presented to the Royal Society of Victoria by a g...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Anthropology, Archaeology, Evolution, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Paul Daley, Royal Society of Victoria, Jim Bowler, Mungo Lady


Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming through a church, and as she exhales, you can see her breath. Instead of wood or bricks and mortar, this chilly house of worship perched among the snowy peaks of Slovakia's High Tatra Mountains has been built from massive crystal-clear blocks of ice. At 1,285 metres (4,200 feet) above sea level, the ice replica of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome is higher than any of Slovakia's 4,158 ch...
Tags: Science, Rome, Slovakia, Peter, High Tatra Mountains


Oil rises on ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts, fall in U.S. rig count

Oil prices rose on Monday, lifted by comments from Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih that an end to OPEC-led supply cuts was unlikely before June and a report showing a fall U.S. drilling activity. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.39 per barrel at 0323 GMT GMT, up 32 cents, or 0.6 percent from their last close. Brent crude futures were at $65.04 per barrel, up 30 cents, or 0.5 percent.
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Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Last week was Garbage Week here at Gizmodo, meaning we brought our readers stories specifically focused on waste (and not the figurative kind—though in the year of our Lord 2019, such a series would certainly track). In exploring all things trash, we dug into the way in which our recycling systems are broken. We…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Samsung, Gizmodo, HoloLens, Captain Marvel, Best Of Gizmodo, Apple Mining Poop Power


Here's Tucker Carlson Going Full Misogynist and Saying Wild Shit About Rape 

An explosive new report from Media Matters for America has unearthed a trove of recordings of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s calls into shock jock Bubba The Love Sponge’s radio show in which Carlson makes repugnant remarks about women, underage marriage, and statutory rape. Read more...
Tags: Misogyny, Science, Pedophilia, Rape, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Media Matters for America, Sexual Assualt, Bubba The Love Sponge, Child Sexual Assault


The NYPD Now Has an Automated Tool to Help Them Recognize Patterns in Crimes

The New York City Police Department has developed a pattern-recognition tool called Patternizr to sort through mountains of files related to “hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD’s database,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Law Enforcement, Associated Press, Algorithms, Nypd, New York City Police Department, Civil Liberties, Algorithmic Policing, Patternizr


WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable". WHO's new strategy, for 2019 through 2030, aims to prevent seasonal influenza, control the virus's spread from animals to humans and prepare for the next pandemic, WHO said. "The threat of pandemic influenza is ever-present," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Oil rises as OPEC's output cuts set to continue, U.S. drilling activity slumps

Oil prices edged up on Monday after Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said an end to OPEC-led supply cuts was unlikely before June, while a report showed U.S. drilling activity fell for a third straight week. The news took downward pressure from oil markets that had built the previous week on the back of surging U.S. crude output and an economic slowdown especially in Asia and Europe. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.26 per barrel at 0016 GMT, down 19 cents, or...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Opec, Khalid al Falih


Neil Gaiman Talks the Responsibility He Felt to Get a Good Omens Adaptation Off the Ground

Recently, at SXSW, Neil Gaiman and the cast of Good Omens showed off some footage from the upcoming series and discussed its origins and shape. And according to Neil Gaiman himself, there was more to getting this work adapted than just his desire to see it unfold on the screen. Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Gaiman, Amazon Prime, Terry Pratchett, Good Omens


Maduro Says "Multiple Cyberattacks" Backed by U.S. to Blame for Four Days of Widespread Blackouts

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro—whose administration has been faced with a massive economic crisis, allegations of election-rigging, and a growing power struggle with U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó—is blaming the country’s fourth consecutive day of widespread power outages on U.S.-backed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Electricity, Venezuela, South America, Cyber Attacks, Nicolás Maduro, Cyber Warfare, Latin America, Maduro, Electrical Grid, Juan Guaido


Bill Nye Turned Up at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Talk at SXSW and Dug Into Climate Change

When attendees packed into a ballroom at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW to see a featured speaker event with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Intercept’s Senior Politics Editor Briahna Gray, surely they could not have anticipated that one of the night’s standout moments would come courtesy of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Bill Nye, Sxsw, Austin Convention Center, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Briahna Gray


Kakao's Crypto Unit Raises $90 Million in Private Coin Offering

The initial funding round, from October to December, reached its target despite the plunge in bitcoin prices, according to Jason Han, the chief executive officer of Kakao’s blockchain unit Ground X Corp. Venture capital and private equity funds including IDG Capital, Cresendo Equity Partners and Translink Capital participated in the round, he said. Kakao, South Korea’s dominant message-app operator, is also considering bringing one of its services to the platform, though nothing is decided yet,...
Tags: Science, Tokyo, Seoul, Kakao, Han, Kakao South Korea, Translink Capital, Jason Han, Ground X Corp Venture, IDG Capital Cresendo Equity Partners, Ground X


Hedge Funds Used This Data Guru to Make Millions on Nintendo

When it comes to trading shares of Nintendo Co., they’re turning to a tiny research shop in a corner of Tokyo better known for used booksellers and guitar stores. Media Create Co. is the brainchild of Atsushi Hosokawa, a 63-year-old who got his start cold-calling video-game stores for information. Last year, the company showed shipments of Nintendo’s portable Switch console weren’t growing as quickly as expected, helping make millions for clients who shorted the stock before the game maker cut...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Tokyo, Nintendo Co, Media Create Co, Atsushi Hosokawa


Ailing president returns to Algeria as mass protests swirl

Ennahar TV showed footage of what it said was a convoy of vehicles transporting him. Hours before Bouteflika's arrival, his ruling FLN party urged all sides to work together to end the crisis and promote national reconciliation, Ennahar TV said.
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Ennahar TV


Biotech Investors Celebrating Deal Boom Can Thank Rough Quarter

As the biotech sector tumbled more than 25 percent from its peak -- notably underperforming the broader market -- stock valuations began to look more palatable for large-cap companies looking to take a dip into cutting-edge technologies like gene therapies. “The uptick in deals comes from the increasing desperation on the large-cap side to find innovation and potentially revenue driving,” Baird analyst Brian Skorney said in a telephone interview.
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Olivia Newton-John's Relationship's With Her Daughter Is Mother-Daughter Goals

The Grease star and her only child have leaned on each other so much over the years.
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157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines said Sunday that 149 passengers and 8 crew are dead following a crash near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crash, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing, Bole International Airport, Boeing 737, Lion Air crash, Addis Ababa Read


MAGA Dude Creates App for Voting on Whether a Local Business Is a Conservative Safe Space

It’s happened to all of us: You’re just trying to enjoy your meal in peace when a bunch of liberal hippies shows up waving signs saying “We don’t respect President Donald Trump” and chanting, “Green New Deal / Ban your meal!” And we’ve all long been hoping that someone would design an app that would allow us to eat in…Read more...
Tags: Google Play, Apps, Science, Technology, App Store, Donald Trump, Yelp, Online Reviews, Maga, Sure Whatever


Here’s Why Nick Fury Didn’t Page Captain Marvel Sooner, According to Kevin Feige

Okay, so we can acknowledge that plot holes aren’t the end-all be-all of film criticism, but that doesn’t mean they don’t, occasionally, bother us. And here’s one that’s undoubtedly sticking in fan’s craws: Okay, so if Nick Fury had this super powerful friend that he could page when there was danger, why didn’t he do…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, Nick Fury, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame


40,000 join first national climate march in Amsterdam

Tens of thousands of people marched through the heavy rain in Amsterdam Sunday, calling on the Dutch government to act to counter the effects of climate change. The organisers, including Greenpeace and a number of Dutch groups, said around 40,000 turned out for the demonstration, the first of its kind in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, as part of the country lies below sea level and some of its land has been reclaimed from the ...
Tags: Science, Amsterdam, Greenpeace, Netherlands The Netherlands


Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President Nicolas Maduro called an act of U.S.-backed sabotage, but critics insist it is the result of incompetence and corruption. With no coherent official explanation of the problem or likely time frame for solving it, Venezuelans, who have for years found ways to laugh about the privations of the economic crisis, are now fretting that the blackout could extend indefinitely. The countr...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Venezuela enters fourth day of blackout as Maduro blames U.S. cyberattack

Socialist President Nicolas Maduro - who is facing a challenge to his rule by the leader of the opposition-led congress, Juan Guaido - has blamed the blackout on an act of "sabotage" by the United States at the Guri hydroelectric dam, but experts say it is the outcome of years of underinvestment. "The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks," Maduro wrote on Twitter on Sunday. "However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the comin...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


President Bouteflika arrives in Algeria amid mass protests

Tens of thousands of Algerians of all social classes have protested over the past three weeks against Bouteflika's decision to stand in April's election. The ruling FLN party urged all sides to work together to end the political crisis, Ennahar TV said. 'NO FIFTH TERM' “Bouteflika’s system is over,” said a commentator on Ennahar TV, which is close to the president's inner circle, noting that some of the Bouteflika's allies have joined the protests.
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Ennahar TV


Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad trip

The first Iranian presidential visit to Iraq since 2013 is also meant to signal to President Donald Trump's administration that Tehran retains its influence in much of the region despite U.S. sanctions. "Iran and Iraq are neighbors and no country can interfere in their relations," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said after arriving in Baghdad to prepare for the visit. Rouhani's three-day trip starting on Monday includes meetings with Iraq's president and prime minister, tours of Shi'ite ...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Iran, Tehran, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Rouhani, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Shi, Grand Ayatollah Ali


Governor election counting halted in southern Nigeria oil state

Voters went the polls on Saturday to choose governors in 29 of Nigeria's 36 states, two weeks after a presidential vote in which Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy. The governors are among the most influential politicians in Nigeria and many control budgets larger than those of small nations. Rivers is typically keenly contested because it is in the Niger Delta region that produces most of Nigeria's crude oil, which accounts for two-...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, Muhammadu Buhari, Niger Delta


This New Duck Tales Song is a Beautiful Treat for Longtime Fans

The new Duck Tales cartoon has a lot of sentimental good will to build off of. After all, it’s following up on the legacy of a beloved cartoon, which itself stands as the poster child of the entire Disney Afternoons collection of cartoons, seen by many as one of Disney’s best eras for interesting animation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Ducktales, Della Duck, Disney Afternoons



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