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Novatek close to deal with Saudi Aramco on Arctic LNG 2 project: CEO

Leonid Mikhelson, chief executive of Russian gas giant Novatek, said on Sunday he had discussed the company's Arctic LNG 2 project with Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih and that a deal could be expected soon. "We are in talks with Saudi Aramco (on the Arctic LNG 2 project). Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of OPEC members and other major oil exporters in Baku, Mikhelson also said that the so-called 'gas OPEC' - a loose organization of global leading producers of natural gas - would str...
Tags: Science, Opec, Saudi Aramco, Khalid al Falih, Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson, Arctic LNG, Baku Mikhelson


Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn't Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes, great actor that he is, is probably more recognizable these days in sinister supervillain makeup than he is outside of it. That’s because he played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, an iconic role that he filled excellently. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Ralph Fiennes, Voldemort


Huawei Defies Global Troubles With Accelerating Sales Growth

Revenue climbed 36 percent in January and February compared with the year earlier, founder Ren Zhengfei said in a speech to a group of Russian scientists that the company confirmed. The pace is an acceleration from its 2018 sales increase of 21 percent and its projection for growth this year of about 15 percent. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou remains in Canada pending potential extradition to the U.S. as the company also faces criminal charges for intellectual property theft and an Ameri...
Tags: Science, Canada, Huawei, U S, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


World's oldest ship's bell and astrolabe discovered in 516-year-old Portuguese wreck off Oman

The world’s oldest ship’s bell has been discovered by a British team of scientists following recovery from the 516-year-old wreck of a Portuguese vessel found off Oman. Guinness World Records have verified the artifact, along with a rare type of early navigation device, as the oldest of its type after marine archaeologists and historians identified the stricken ship as one involved in the pioneering days of East Indies exploration. Commanded by the uncle of the famous explorer Vasco da Gama, the...
Tags: UK, Science, India, Royal Navy, Oman, Muscat, University of Warwick, Namibia, Vasco Da Gama, Lisbon, Warwick, Mark Williams, WMG, Esmeralda, Gulf of Aden, East Indies


Mystery Solved: Why Russia's Aircraft Carrier Pumps Out So Much Black Smoke

Any guesses?
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Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ntsb, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


Yoda Is a Tragic Trickster in This Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short

All of the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts are brilliant. But there’s one moment in this one, starring Yoda and Luke, that I absolutely adore. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Luke, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


Lyft Set to Detail Plans for $2 Billion IPO as Soon as Monday

It would then be able to start marketing the stock on a roadshow, which usually sees management travel to several cities including San Francisco and New York to pitch to potential public market investors. Lyft is aiming for a market valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion, the people said. Reuters first reported that Lyft may seek to raise as much as $2 billion.
Tags: Lyft, New York, Science, San Francisco, Reuters


Venezuela's Maduro plans 'deep restructuring' of government: VP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning a "deep restructuring" of his government, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday, as the country recovers from a prolonged blackout amid a power struggle with the opposition. "President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their roles up for review in a deep restructuring of the methods and functions of the Bolivarian government, to protect the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat," Rodriguez wrote on Twi...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Cabinet, Maduro, Rodriguez, Chavez, Simon Bolivar, Delcy Rodriguez


Color Us Intimidated By This New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Footage

It’s almost time for a giant monster smorgasbord. The kaiju are coming in just a couple of months in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and only Godzilla himself can protect mankind from what awaits. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Kaiju, Godzilla King Of The Monsters


Belgian pigeon flies high in record 1.25 million euros auction

A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million euros in an online auction, Belgian media reported Sunday. The prized bird -- Belgian's best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know -- was snapped up by a Chinese buyer for a princely sum that caused a flutter of excitement among fanciers. Armando had been expected to break the previous record of 376,000 euros ($425,000) paid for a pigeon called Nadine -- but not by such a wide margin.
Tags: Science, Nadine, Armando


Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked 1.5 million attempts to share a video of the attack live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter. Over 1.2 million of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Propaganda, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, Right Wing Extremism, Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within


Failing to warn about teen cancer risk from vaping is 'unforgivable' - says surgeon

Failing to warn teenagers about cancer risks from vaping is “unforgivable”, a leading surgeon has said as he calls on ministers to introduce child-specific guidance on the dangers of e-cigarettes. Professor Kefah Mokbel, chief breast cancer surgeon at the London Breast Institute, said current Government advice is leading youngsters into believing e-cigarettes are safe. Public Health England states that e-cigarettes are estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco. However, in his letter...
Tags: Science, London, US, Bloomberg, Public Health England, Daily Telegraph, Juul, Matt Hancock, Health and Education, Hazel Cheeseman, Mokbel, Kefah Mokbel, London Breast Institute, Amy Sellars, Latymer Upper School, Damien Hinds


NASA administrator Bridenstine wants everyone to know he still has faith in the SLS

Well, that certainly didn't take long! Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule's first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA's own Space Launch System which is still in development, he's issued a new statement assuring everyone that the SLS is still a major part of NASA's future.In a new memo sent to all NASA employees and contractors, Bridenstine clarifi...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


Captain Marvel is Even More Alien in Unused Concept Art

Captain Marvel has two identities. She’s Carol Danvers, Air Force pilot, human woman of Earth. She’s also a Kree warrior, an elite pilot fighting a galactic war. This concept art emphasizes that second identity—portraying her as something fundamentally more alien than we see in the films. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Studios, Concept Art, Captain Marvel, Kree, Carol Danvers Air Force


Anker's 30% Off eBay Blowout Features Some Seriously Great Charging Deals

While you’ve probably purchased most of your Anker gadgets from Amazon, the company actually hosts an extensive eBay storefront, and they’re taking an extra 30% off today when you spend $50 or more. The sale includes battery packs, charging cables, headphones, USB-C chargers...you know, things we all need. Plus, some…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Ebay, Anker, eBay Deals, Anker Deals


Game Of Thrones' shocking execution rewrote the rules of genre storytelling

The execution of Ned StarkRead more...
Tags: Science, Game Of Thrones, Sean Bean, Ned StarkRead


This Machine Makes Canned Beer Taste Like Draft

I couldn't believe it, but the Fizzics actually works
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Now This Is How to Decorate a Small Kitchen

So many possibilities.
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Seeing Nearly Double: These Are the Rarest Kind of Twins

So rare they make identical twins look practically commonplace.Read More...
Tags: Science, Rarest Kind of Twins


The Navy Is Getting Serious About Crewless Vessels

New lines of business are opening up at the Pentagon. That means new opportunities for some but risks for others.
Tags: Science, Navy, Pentagon


How to Ease Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Got itchy eyes and an alternately stuffy and runny nose? Feeling like allergy season seems to start earlier and end later? It's true that due to climate change, there's more pollen in the air—and...
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NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity

There is no way to shield astronauts on earth from the effects of gravity. Astronauts train for space by going on an airplane that flies high at an arc so that the force lifts them in the air. However, we can only achieve about a minute's worth of weightlessness this way. NASA researchers have nicknamed this plane the "Vomit Comet."
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Flight, Innovation, Ask an astronomer


Your Horoscope This Week

The warmth is contagious this week as we inch closer to spring. A waxing moon in Leo occupies the day, putting us in a mood to entertain each other. So what do we do? Throw an impromptu get together on Sunday and bring out the games! Everyone wants to be seen, so let's share the spotlight together.
Tags: Science, Leo


Trips to the loo and thirst at night: the midlife health warning signs you can't ignore

Do you regularly wake up in the night gagging for a glass of water? Do you experience unexplained tingling sensations in your arms and legs? Are you heaving yourself from your bed multiple times each night for the toilet? If so, you’re not alone: these are all common ‘midlife’ health ailments experienced by people in their forties, fifties, and beyond, doctors say. Type your symptoms into Google, and you’ll probably be told that you have only minutes to live – or perhaps that you should already ...
Tags: Google, UK, Science, NHS, Fenton, Daniel Fenton, London Doctor 's Clinic


Swimming with giants in Madagascar

“Préparez-vous! Préparez-vous!” our captain shouts. Then “Allez! Allez! A droite!” Flippers on, masks down and snorkels up, we slide rapidly into the water from the rear of the boat. For a few seconds we can see nothing but bubbles. When they clear, we spot a huge whale shark swimming straight towards us – flat-headed with a yard-wide mouth. We paddle back to avoid him, but the enormous creature takes no notice. He glides past us – all 18 sleek feet of him. We turn and follow. The next few minut...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Taiwan, Beijing, Northern Ireland, Heathrow, New Zealand, Madagascar, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Indian Ocean, Pierce, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Diamant, Omura, Simon Pierce


OPEC's Barkindo says rebound in oil investments 'very minimal'

The investments needed to ensure stability in the global oil industry are returning after a downturn, but the pace is still slow, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said. Barkindo was talking to Reuters and an Azeri TV station Real on the sidelines of an OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring committee, which is meeting this weekend in the Azeri capital of Baku. Barkindo added he would welcome greater engagement with the United States to tackle industry issues.
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Reuters, Barkindo, Mohammed Barkindo, Baku Barkindo


Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years

Greek historian’s description of ‘baris’ vessel vindicated by archaeologists at sunken city of Thonis-HeraclionIn the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”.For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships...
Tags: Science, UK News, Egypt, Archaeology, Herodotus, Thonis Heracleion


Why there's nowhere better to look up than Britain – plus the best stargazing locations on home soil

Something strange happened on the way to the pub: the sky burst into life. Walking down the unlit lane through the barely lit village on the edge of the inky North Sea, I was blindsided by the depth of the darkness and, with every passing second, by the intensifying brightness up above. Every time my eyes scanned a different patch of the heavens, a new pinprick appeared, as if by merely looking I was magicking the stars; every glimpse conjured another constellation, another fanciful join-the-dot...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, Aberdeen, Britain, Greater Manchester, Orion, Cambridgeshire, National Trust, Namibia, North Sea, Norwich, Scilly, Cumbria, Great Britain



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