The SEC Says Elon Musk's Rationale for Continuing to Send Out Bad Tweets 'Borders on the Ridiculous'

Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a baffling tweet saying that he had “funding secured” to take the company private at a share price of $420 (which some readers may recognize as the weed number). It turned out no such deal had been finalized, the Securities and Exchange Commission slapped Musk with fraud…Read more...
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Cancer deaths falling for half decade in EU: study

The death rate from cancer has been falling for half a decade in the EU, researchers said Tuesday, although the overall number is expected to rise to 1.4 million this year due to an expanding population. The chances of dying from cancer for men has dropped about six percent from 139 deaths per 100,000 males in 2014 to 131 this year, according to a paper in the Annals of Oncology medical journal. The study showed that lung cancer among women will this year claim more lives than breast cancer --...
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Mukesh Ambani Bails Brother Out of Jail Trouble by Paying Dues

The embattled former billionaire, Anil Ambani, thanked his brother Mukesh, and his sister-in-law, after Reliance Communications Ltd. completed the required 5.5 billion rupee ($80 million) payment to the local unit of Ericsson AB for past maintenance services. Repeated failures to pay and Ambani’s personal guarantee landed him in trouble in February, with the top court giving him a month’s notice to comply or spend time in prison. “My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected elder brother, ...
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The battle to bring antivenoms to Africa

Watamu (Kenya) (AFP) - Snake antivenoms have been around for 125 years, are effective and can be produced cheaply at scale. Yet Africa, with its abundance of deadly snakes, has an alarming shortage of the life-saving medicine.
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Is Able Engineering Holdings Limited (HKG:1627) Creating Value For Shareholders?

Today we'll evaluate Able Engineering Holdings Limited (HKG:1627) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE),Read More...
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New Research Has the Potential to Create a Reliable Fibromyalgia Blood Test

New research from Ohio State University’s College of Medicine may have discovered unique "metabolic fingerprints" that can diagnose fibromyalgia using a blood test.
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Netflix Confirms That It Won't Be Part of Apple's New Service

Apple plans to introduce the video-streaming service on March 25, opening up a new battlefront for the tech industry and Hollywood. Apple has played a neutral role in the fight for eyeballs online, opting to distribute shows, apps and movies from all major companies. “We’ve always had massive competitors,” Hastings said.
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Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The Abel Prize in mathematics was on Tuesday awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck of the United States for her work on partial differential equations, the first woman to win the award, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said. "Karen Uhlenbeck receives the Abel Prize 2019 for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape," said Abel Committee chairman Hans Munthe-Kaas in a statement. "Her theories have revolutionised our u...
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The Game of Thrones Prequel Has Added Harry Potter Alum Miranda Richardson

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Rita Skeeter makes move from Hogwarts to Westeros!”Read more...
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South Korea radar and thermal camera system warns 'smartphone zombies' of traffic

The designers of the system were prompted by growing worry that more pedestrians glued to their phones will become casualties in a country that already has some of the highest road fatality and injury rates among developed countries. State-run Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) believes its system of flickering lights at zebra crossings can warn both pedestrians and drivers. In addition to red, yellow and blue LED lights on the pavement, "smombies" - smartphone...
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New details emerge about the Boeing 737 Max plane involved in Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes

Experts across the globe are working to determine what caused the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash and whether there was a connection between that and an earlier crash of the same plane model. New reporting claims that engineers involved in evaluations of the plane -- a Boeing 737 Max 8 -- knew there were flaws in the original report used to certify the model before it was approved to fly. The Seattle Times spoke to current and former engineers on the condition of anonymity about the safety ana...
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Breast cancer survival improving following HRT scares, figures show

Breast cancer survival is significantly improving in the UK following scares over the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a major international study has found. The analysis reveals Britain’s survival rate has gone from the worst among Europe’s biggest countries to second best in the last five years. Improved screening for middle-aged women is partly the reason, however the authors also credit a reduction in take-up of HRT by menopausal women. The treatment is used to ease uncomfortable...
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This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a monstrous love child.Read more...
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Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?
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UK scientists join race for artificial meat

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?
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Scientists bring woolly mammoth cells back to life

The woolly mammoth is long gone, having been pushed to extinction thousands of years ago, but in recent years, there have been no shortage of efforts to test the feasibility of bringing the species back. No, we're not talking about Jurassic Park-esque cloning -- at least not yet -- but a mammoth specimen discovered nearly a decade ago is bringing scientists closer than ever to realizing that dream.The mammoth, named Yuka, was found frozen in Siberia in 2010. Miraculously, even after thousand...
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Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter

Bill Giles calls on broadcasters to add slot explaining humans’ impact on climateThe veteran weatherman Bill Giles is calling on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.The former head of BBC weather presenters has said more needs to be done by broadcasters to highlight climate change to face the “reality more squarely and openly”. Continue reading...
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Bolsonaro touts 'changed', U.S.-friendly Brazil to Washington

The day before he is due to meet like-minded populist President Donald Trump at the White House, Bolsonaro told business leaders he would like to partner more with the United States. Brazil had changed, he said. "We have good relationships around the world," he added, "but I am extending my hands so that the relationship with the United States is increasingly more important." An outspoken Trump admirer, Bolsonaro took power in January, vowing to realign Brazil with more advanced economies, pa...
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Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter Users Including "Devin Nunes' Mom," "Devin Nunes' Cow"  

Our favorite California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes is in the news again, this time for suing Twitter for what he insists is anti-conservative bias, according to Fox News. Nunes will sue the company for $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. The suit also targets several individual…Read more...
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Intel and Cray are building a $500 million ‘exascale’ supercomputer for Argonne National Lab

In a way, I have the equivalent of a supercomputer in my pocket. But in another, more important way, that pocket computer is a joke compared with real supercomputers — and Intel and Cray are putting together one of the biggest ever with a half-billion-dollar contract from the Department of Energy. It’s going to do exaflops! The “Aurora” program aims to put together an “exascale” computing system for Argonne National Laboratory by 2021. The “exa” is prefix indicating bigness, in this case 1 qu...
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Judge Gives Lyft Something to Worry About Ahead of Its IPO

Back in December, New York City approved the nation’s very first minimum wage pay floor for app-based drivers—a historic victory Lyft undercut almost immediately by challenging the change in court. Today, drivers got more good news when a judge denied Lyft’s motion for an injunction that would block the minimum wage…Read more...
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Wednesday wonders: Supermoon, spring equinox are an astronomical doubleheader

We've got a doubleheader of astronomy action this Wednesday: The final 'super moon' of the year and the vernal equinox, which marks the first day of spring.
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Semen Frozen 50 Years Ago Just Produced Dozens of Healthy Lambs

Semen frozen back in 1968 has been used to impregnate dozens of Merino ewes, resulting in healthy lambs. The Australian scientists who made it happen say it’s the oldest sperm ever used to produce offspring.Read more...
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U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise

The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Kansas City at the Missouri state line. It was expected to crest at 47.5 feet (14.48 m) on Tuesday, breaking the previous record, set in 2011, by more than a foot, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest bulletin on its web page. "This really is the most devastating flooding we've probably ever had in our state's history, from the standpoint of how widespread it is," Nebr...
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The Botnet Malware Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks Ever Just Got an Upgrade 

Mirai malware, which can infect and grant even unsophisticated actors control over hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, is responsible for some of the most devastating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ever seen. Read more...
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Parts of US Midwest deluged in historic deadly floods

The US Midwest struggled Monday with historic flooding that claimed at least three lives, displaced residents and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses. Swollen waters hit much of Nebraska, as well as parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, after a major storm last week dumped snow and rain, even as melting snow was already raising the levels of area waterways. Neighboring states could also be affected as floodwaters drain, officials said.
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Big Finish Is Reviving Doctor Who's Infamous First Companion Kill

Despite dozens of heroes from across time and space venturing in and out of the TARDIS doors, not a lot of Doctor Who’s companions have actually left via the grim exit of death itself. You might cast your mind back to someone like Adric, but the first companion kill goes back much further...and is about to come back…Read more...
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Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs

If you thought ray tracing was only going to be possible on Nvidia’s pricy line of Turing GPUs, you would be wrong. Today the company has announced ray tracing support for a wide range of GPUs ranging from the Nvidia GTX 1060 all the way up to the super beefy Titan V. The 1060 can notably be found for as little as…Read more...
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Huawei leads Asian domination of U.N. patent applications in 2018

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last year, WIPO said on Tuesday. Huawei, which has been under pressure since the United States demanded its allies bar Chinese vendors from participating in building 5G networks due to national security concerns, made 5,405 patent applications to the U.N. body, up from 4,024 in 2017. "It’s an all-time record by anyon...
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Short walk once-a-week can lower risk of death: study

A brisk stroll once or twice a week is enough to reduce the risk of dying from heart attack, stroke or cancer, according to a statistical study of nearly 90,000 people released Tuesday. Two-and-a-half to five hours weekly of such "moderate physical activity" -- broken into segments of no less than 10 minutes -- resulted in a 31 percent reduction in risk, they found.
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