2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06/Lingenfelter Edition

This black 2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 is powered by a 610-horsepower, 427 cubic inches, 7.0-liter LS7 V8 built in the shop by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and is fitted with multiple carbon fiber components on the outside.
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Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change

NASA wants to help you develop cool new space tech

It's been decades since NASA and its government contractors handled everything in-house, but the recent push by the agency to bring private companies into the fold is truly unprecedented. NASA's agreements with companies like SpaceX make it clear that the group is ready and willing to pay others to develop its hardware, and a new announcement from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helps to hammer that point home.NASA and JPL revealed today that they'll be accepting applications to be par...
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2nd US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
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Second US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman

Rilakkuma and Kaoru Looks Like a Gosh-Darned Delight

Why do I get the feeling Netflix’s animated take on adorably laid-back Rilakkuma is either going to end up breaking my heart or making it explode from just how cute it is? Either way, I’m not prepared.Read more...
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Amazon Killing Ads for Unprofitable Items Is Yet Another Example of Its Ruthless Money-Grabs

Looking to boost its already massive profits, Amazon is reportedly hitting vendors of unprofitable items where it hurts: their ads.
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Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.
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From tree killing beetles to crop disease: Central America's struggles with drought

Honduran conservationists are worried. A deadly insect that wiped out more than a quarter of the Central American country's conifers between 2013 and 2017 is back. The southern pine beetle -- or gorgojo, as it is known locally -- appears in large numbers during droughts brought on by El Nino, a climatic phenomenon that occurs every few years and can be a threat to agriculture and even drinking water sources.
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Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

By Aakash B (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday. The drug, solriamfetol, will treat excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The decision is a big win for the drugmaker whose patents covering its blockbuster narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, was declared invalid by a U.S. appeals court in July. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadee...
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US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered Drilling has been halted on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land ...
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World Health Organization joins fight against lax genetic editing standards

It's now been several months since Chinese scientist He Jiankui revealed that he had successfully edited the genes of human embryos, which were then carried to term, resulting in the first genetically modified humans. His work was quickly shunned by all corners of the scientific community, and his fate remains unknown.Last week, a large group of geneticists and researchers called for a moratorium on genetic editing until a robust regulatory framework could be established. Now, the World Heal...
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Fermilab Breaks Ground on a New Particle Accelerator to Solve the Mysteries of Neutrinos

Construction began last week on a new particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The new project will power Fermilab’s flagship neutrino-studying accelerator experiment.Read more...
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Sarah Silverman's 'butt' T-shirt garners interesting reactions — but nothing tops cancer survivor Marcia Cross's response

With just a few words, "Desperate Housewives" alum — a cancer survivor — turned the whole topic into an educational one.
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Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts

The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team of experts said Wednesday. A chronic lung disease which is preventable and largely treatable if caught in time, tuberculosis is the top infectious killer of our time, causing over 1.6 million deaths each year. "That is huge and the economic burden of that to both developing and developed nations is staggering," Eric Goosby, the United Nations' special envoy for the dis...
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Khamenei says Iran has successfully resisted U.S. sanctions

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday in a new year speech broadcast on state TV that the Islamic Republic successfully resisted "unprecedented, strong" U.S. sanctions. Iran has faced economic hardship since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal last year and reimposed sanctions. Khamenei also said that economic hardship and the fall of the currency remain top problems and that the government should confront these iss...
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The New Master of the Universe Could Be Noah Centineo

Have you been wondering why we haven’t heard much about that upcoming Masters of the Universe movie in a while? Maybe it’s because the filmmakers were waiting for a star to seemingly appear out of nowhere and become He-Man...which may have just happened.Read more...
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Transit Unions Are Drawing Up a Plan to Confront Autonomous Vehicles

As institutional embrace of automation continues to create a mounting threat to existing jobs, unions are formally taking note. Last year, the largest Las Vegas service workers union organized a strike partly over casinos’ plans to embrace automated systems, and the union won language in the resulting contract that…Read more...
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Monsanto's responsibility at the center of Roundup trial phase 2

After finding that exposure to the weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in one man's cancer, jurors in California must now grapple with the question of just how culpable the product's manufacturer, agriculture giant Monsanto, was in his illness. Hardeman is the 70-year-old man at the center of the case who says his 25-year use of Roundup, whose principal ingredient is controversial chemical glyphosate, contributed to his non-Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosis.
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Bobcat killed by car after surviving California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car.
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Dyson's Daylight Tracking Lamp Matches the Light Outside So You Don't Feel Like Such a Shut-In

We’ve spent decades bathed in the glow of artificial light, but it’s only recently that we’ve started to realize our bodies are naturally tuned to the sun, and exposure to the fake stuff can throw off sleep schedules and even damage our eyes. Dyson, which has re-engineered everything from vacuums to hair dryers, is…Read more...
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Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist

The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union submitted a complaint Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the retailer violated federal law when it terminated Staten Island fulfillment center employee Rashad Long. In December, Long joined a rally at City Hall protesting Amazon’s proposed expansion in Queens. During the protest, a participant read out a statement from Long criticizing Amazon for what he deemed disrespectful management, unfair discipline, inadequate s...
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The Towering GREENOX Urban Residence is Turkey’s First Vertical Forest

Unrealistic renderings of fantastical concept architecture can really test our ability to suspend disbelief, with design features like cantilevered platforms somehow supporting the weight of enormous trees above them. Indeed, many concepts for tall buildings featuring vertical greenery are little more than wishful thinking, failing to consider the engineering challenges associated with keeping the plants […]
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A Danger Girl Movie May Be Coming From the Director of Kick-Ass 2

Suffice to say, the success of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel has made it clear that audiences are all about superhero movies starring women. With that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that Danger Girl is now on the horizon.Read more...
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Hulu's Latest Into the Dark Episode Highlights the Horrifying Side of April Fools' Day

If it’s nearing April, it’s definitely time to start watching your back if there are any practical jokers in your midst. As the increasingly unamused protagonists of Hulu and Blumhouse’s latest entry in horror-anthology series Into the Dark discover, though, there is definitely such a thing as taking the joke too far.Read more...
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The Most Exciting Update to Dyson's New Cordless Vac Is...  a Battery Meter?

If something runs on batteries, you’ll find a battery meter somewhere on it. Your smartphone, your vape; even batteries themselves can tell you how close they are to dying. So why am I excited about Dyson’s inclusion of a redesigned battery meter on its new V11 cordless vacuum? It finally alleviates the anxieties of…Read more...
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Jury finding upends Bayer's Roundup defense strategy: experts

Bayer shares tumbled more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a unanimous jury in San Francisco federal court found Roundup to be a "substantial factor" in causing California resident Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The jury decision was a blow to Bayer after the judge in the Hardeman case, at the company's request, had split the trial, severely limiting evidence plaintiffs could present in the first phase. Tuesday's defeat on terms considered advantageous to Bayer sets up the second p...
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Your Neighborhood Might Be Making You Obese, Study Says

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Ancient Bird Fossil Includes Evidence of an Unlaid Egg

Paleontologists in China have detected traces of an unlaid egg in a 110-million-year-old bird fossil from the Cretaceous period, in what’s considered the first discovery of its kind. And in an ironic twist, it appears the egg is what killed the mother bird.Read more...
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Deadspin Reports: Robert Kraft Really Doesn’t Want You Seeing Video Of Him Getting A Hand Job | The

Deadspin  | The Root A Virginia Police Officer Serving a Majority Minority High School Has Been Identified as a White Nationalist | Jezebel Jenny McCarthy’s Autism Charity Has Helped Its Board Members Make Money Off Dangerous,…
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