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PG&E spared criminal charges in deadly 2017 California wildfires

An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California's wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves the company potentially liable for billions of dollars in civil damages, capped a review by the district attorneys of Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt and Lake Counties, as well as the state attorney general's office, according to a join...
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Uber Adds Several Banks to Lineup of IPO Underwriters

The ride-hailing company, which could be valued at as much as $120 billion in an IPO, is working with Bank of America Corp., Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Allen & Co. on preparations for the public listing, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the details aren’t public. The banks join Morgan Stanley, which will lead the IPO for Uber, as well as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the people said.
Tags: Science, Ipo, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Allen Co, Bank of America Corp Barclays Plc Citigroup Inc


Man Develops Infection in His Skull and Brain Lining After Cleaning His Ear with a Cotton Swab

Man Gets Infection in Skull, Brain Lining After Cleaning Ear with Cotton Swa
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There’s a new theory about the strange asteroid Oumuamua, and aliens aren’t involved

One of the strangest astronomy stories of the past few years is the sudden appearance of what scientists believe is the first interstellar object ever to be detected in our solar system. The cigar-shaped space rock known as Oumuamua puzzled scientists who attempted to explain what it was and where it may have originated, and there are still more questions than answers.At first, researchers couldn't decide whether or not it was an asteroid or a comet, and then debate raged over why Oumuamua a...
Tags: Science, Yale, Sun, Caltech, Oumuamua


Should You Worry About Shentong Robot Education Group Company Limited’s (HKG:8206) CEO Salary Level?

Yueqing Bao became the CEO of Shentong Robot Education Group Company Limited (HKG:8206) in 2014. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar marketRead More...
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Report: Man Arrested for Threatening Google Didn't Know His Wife Deleted His YouTube Account

A YouTuber arrested on Sunday by Mountain View, California police for suspicion of threatening Google drove all the way from Waterville, Maine to confront staff for allegedly terminating his account on Google subsidiary YouTube—unaware that it was actually his spouse who deleted it, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Crime, Youtube, Police, Social Media, Law Enforcement, BuzzFeed News, Mountain View California, WATERVILLE Maine


Modi’s Drive to Protect India’s Sacred Cows Divides Voters

Reports of clashes between the two groups have surged after a clampdown on cattle trading and illegal abattoirs prompted dairy farmers to abandon unwanted livestock on the streets. “No one cared about stray cows before,” said Khan, wearing his service revolver and police radio.
Tags: Science, India, Khan, Modi


Celebrate Batman's 80th Birthday With Yet Another Screening of the Nolan Trilogy

Batman turns 80 this month, so to celebrate, Warner Bros. is teaming up with IMAX to host a tour of screenings for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Which is great! Those films are (mostly) good, and have influenced superhero media greatly. But still, I can’t help but wish the studio had chosen to screen a wider…Read more...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Dc Comics, The Dark Knight, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Batman begins, The Dark Knight Rises


First-Time Female Founder Takes Step Toward $1 Billion Valuation

Other investors include Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corp. Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica Pcl and Heritas Venture Fund, CXA said in a statement on Wednesday. The startup had raised $33 million from two previous financing rounds.
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U.S. Congress invites pharmacy benefit managers to third drug pricing hearing

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) administer drug benefits for employers and health plans and also run large mail-order pharmacies. Drugmakers say they are under pressure to provide rebates to the handful of PBMs dominating the market to get their products included on preferred coverage lists. PBMs have come under increased scrutiny both by President Donald Trump's administration and lawmakers who say there needs to be more transparency about how drug prices get so high.
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Talk to 'Green New Deal' backers, BP CEO tells oil industry

The oil industry should engage with proponents of the "Green New Deal," a Democratic initiative seeking to radically reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said on Tuesday. Dudley made the rare foray into U.S. politics in a keynote speech at the largest U.S. annual gathering of the oil and natural gas sector in Houston, urging peers to engage with young people or lose the trust of society. "We need to demonstrate that we share the common goal of a low-car...
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Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccine, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Actors show different brain activity when in character, study finds

Method actors were trained to take on role of Romeo or Juliet and then respond to questions“Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts,” Marlon Brando once said. But for scientists, working out what is going on in an actor’s head has always been something of a puzzle.Now, researchers have said thespians show different patterns of brain activity depending on whether they are in character or not. Continue reading...
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U.S. Bayer Roundup cancer trial goes to jury after closing arguments

The closely-watched case brought by plaintiff Edward Hardeman is only the second of some 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to go to trial in the United States. Another California man was awarded $289 million in August after a state court jury in August found Roundup caused his cancer, sending Bayer shares plunging. Hardeman's case has proceeded differently from the earlier trial, with an initial phase exclusively focused on scientific facts while omitting evidence of alleged corporate misconduct by comp...
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Bayer Roundup cancer trial goes to jury after closing arguments

A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his cancer went to a federal U.S. jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday. The closely-watched case brought by plaintiff Edward Hardeman is only the second of some 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to go to trial in the United States. Another California man was awarded $289 million in August after a state court jury in August found Roundup caused his cancer, ...
Tags: Science, California, United States, Bayer, Bayer AG, Bayer Roundup, Edward Hardeman


Students at 957 Schools Will Strike for Climate Action on March 15. One Swedish Teenager Started the Worldwide Protest

Students at 957 Schools Will Strike for Climate Action on March 15. One Swedish Teenager Started the Worldwide Protest
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With PayPal's Support, MercadoLibre to Raise $1.85 Billion 

The pricing guidance comes before the company is expected to officially price the sale overnight Tuesday. The indicated offering price, which represents a 0.72 percent discount to Tuesday’s closing price, is according to two people who asked not to be named because the results aren’t yet public. The company said Monday evening it planned to raise $1.85 billion through a public share offering and direct investments from companies including PayPal Holdings Inc.
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Beware the spore: Deadly disease in Southwest soils can spread to brain

Valley fever, caused by a spore that resides in the soils of the Southwest, is more prevalent in New Mexico than many realize. It can be deadly.
Tags: Science, New Mexico, Southwest


Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Princeton University, Stanford University, Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley all say they are cutting or reducing ties to Huawei. The company gave $10.6 million in gifts and contracts to nine U.S. schools for technology and communications programs from 2012 to 2018, according to the Education Department.
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Netflix's Anime Plans Expand Even Further With Adaptation of Cult Capcom RPG Dragon's Dogma

From nabbing streaming rights to classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, to co-producing new series ranging from adaptations of its own shows to icons like Ultraman, Netflix is leaning all the way in on anime lately. And now it’s going even further, with the help of a beloved, weird Capcom game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, Streaming, Anime, Bones, Capcom, David Production, Powerhouse, Supercrooks, Sublimation, Spriggan, Ultraman Netflix, Dragons Dogma, Gods Heroes


Japan might get an awesome new Moon rover built by Toyota

Sending humans back to the Moon is something that NASA and a number of other space agencies around the world are currently working towards. Getting back there won't be easy, but that's not stopping anyone from trying.It's been several decades since man has walked on the lunar surface, and the last time we were there, we brought a fancy car with us to help us get around. When humans head to the Moon again, they're going to need transportation, and a new partnership between Japanes...
Tags: Japan, Science, Nasa, Moon, Toyota, JAXA


Owner of MAGA-Friendly Yelp Knockoff Threatens to Call FBI After Researcher Exposes Security Holes

The rollout of a Yelp-like phone app aimed at helping Donald Trump’s supporters find businesses friendly to MAGA-hat wearing chuds is going about as well as you’d imagine.Read more...
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FDA approves new valsartan generic to counter shortages of the blood pressure drug

The FDA approved a new generic version of valsartan to address the drug's shortage.
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Targeted TV Ads Should Be Illegal

Has the past decade of advertising innovation taught us nothing? Do we really need more devices tracking us and parsing us into ever-smaller quadrants of monetizable products? If you ask Vizio, the answer is abso-fucking-lutely. The TV manufacturing giant announced on Tuesday that it’s joined forces with some of the…
Tags: Science, Vizio, Targeted Ads, The Time Is Now, Project Oar


Venezuela, blaming U.S. for six-day blackout, orders diplomats to leave

"The presence on Venezuelan soil of these officials represents a risk for the peace, unity and stability of the country," the government said in a statement, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic ties between the two countries. Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab said on Tuesday he was asking Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court to open an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido for participating in the alleged "sabotage." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing Guaido as Ve...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Maduro Supreme Court, Tarek Saab, Juan Guaido, Guaido


What it's like to be the parent of a child with a chronic illness: 'Every day feels like a struggle'

Mom Judawn Merritt acknowledges that the future can be “scary," when you're parenting a 16-year-old with multiple sclerosis, but she says she’s so proud of how her son has handled his diagnosis.
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The Point AOC Echoed About Having Kids and Climate Change Is Legit — But Politically Risky

It's a loaded question a lot of us are asking ourselves, but still taboo for an elected official. Read More...
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Deadspin Here Are All The Incredible Details From The College Admissions Bribery Scandal | Jezebel H

Deadspin  | Jezebel Here’s Everything I Learned About Lori Loughlin’s Influencer Daughter, Olivia Jade, in About 2 Hours | The Root Well, What Do You Know? Turns Out the Fan Involved in the Argument With Russell Westbrook Is a MAGAt | The…
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US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries grounding the plane or banning it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash. "Thus far, our review...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, European Union Britain, Daniel Elwell



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