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Neon Genesis Evangelion Finally Hits Netflix June 21

It’s time to get in the robot.Read more...
Tags: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Netflix, Streaming, Anime


A Firearm with No Equal: All Hail the Handheld Rocket Gun

A little too much firepower?


FEMA Breach Exposes Personal Data and Banking Information of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have put the personally identifying information of millions of disaster survivors at risk of fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.Read more...
Tags: Fema, Department Of Homeland Security, Office Of Inspector General, Privacy, Privacy And Security, Data Breach


Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a mobile clinic on Friday set up by local health officials. While some of the symptoms people complained of are consistent with exposure to chemicals, health officials said they treated a wide variety of ailments, including the anxiety that comes with living near an industrial accident. "The communit...


Freetown Man Arrested for Keeping Flat-Screen TV Delivered to Him by Accident With Amazon Order

It would seem nothing good is ever really free—even in Freetown.Read more...
Tags: Finders Keepers, Amazon, Delivery


Newsom declares emergency, waives environmental rules for California fire season prep

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader. “The increasing wildfire risks we face as a state mean we simply can’t wait until a fire starts in order to start deploying emergency resources,” Newsom said in a statement ahead of declaring a...
Tags: California News, News, Uncategorized, Gavin Newsom, Science, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Is China Getting Ready to Build Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers?

There is at least some evidence to suggest exactly that.


Scientists find abundance of 500,000,000-year-old fossils in China

The thing about fossils is the older they are, the rarer they are. Earth doesn't keep anything around forever, and the farther you go back in time the less likely you are to find evidence of the plants and animals that were alive then. So, when we're talking about fossils of creatures that died over 500 million years ago, you can imagine how hard they are to find, but paleontologists in China just hit the mother lode.A new researcher paper published in Science details the discovery of li...


Scientists find abundance of 500,000-year-old fossils in China

The thing about fossils is the older they are, the rarer they are. Earth doesn't keep anything around forever, and the farther you go back in time the less likely you are to find evidence of the plants and animals that were alive then. So, when we're talking about fossils of creatures that died over 500 million years ago, you can imagine how hard they are to find, but paleontologists in China just hit the mother lode.A new researcher paper published in Science details the discovery of li...


Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on December 14, but zoo staff decided to keep its arrival secret as they were unsure the vulnerable newborn would survive. Zoo staff are waiting until they are able to determine its sex to name the youngster.


Blizzard Says Overwatch Toxicity Is Down 40 Percent

Not so long ago, Overwatch was a poster child for toxicity run rampant in competitive multiplayer games. People regularly trolled and spewed vitriol while a barebones report system did little to stem the tide. Oh, what a difference a couple years (and a smartly implemented endorsement system) makes.Read more...
Tags: Overwatch, Blizzard, Kotakucore, Gdc 2019


Soda’s Last Straw? Corn Syrup May Fuel the Growth of Cancerous Tumors, Research Finds

Soda’s Last Straw? Corn Syrup May Fuel the Growth of Cancerous Tumors, Research Finds


Facebook: Cambridge Analytica? Oh, You Mean That Cambridge Analytica

The attorney general for the District of Columbia may have obtained internal company emails showing that Facebook had knowledge of Cambridge Analytica’s data-harvesting efforts months sooner than CEO Mark Zuckerberg let on last year. But the company is now in court arguing to keep the emails under seal, saying the…Read more...
Tags: We Can Do Better, Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg, Cambridge Analytica


Pinterest Joins U.S. IPO Wave With Fast Revenue Growth

Pinterest in its filing for an initial public offering Friday reported strong user growth internationally and even a profit in the fourth quarter. The San Francisco-based company filed with an initial offering size of $100 million, a placeholder amount used to calculate fees that’s likely to change. While the proposed terms of the share sale won’t be disclosed until a later filing, Pinterest could raise about $1.5 billion in an IPO valuing it at at $12 billion or more, people familiar with the...


Pinterest Officially Joins Silicon Valley's 2019 Money Bonanza

Another day, another Silicon Valley IPO, just as the prophecy foretold.Read more...
Tags: Pinterest, Ipo, Silicon Valley


Sensitive Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Released by FEMA

Personal details including individuals’ home addresses and bank account numbers were improperly given to a contractor hired by FEMA to provide victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and California wildfires, all of which occurred in 2017, with temporary housing, according to a memo released by the Homeland Security department’s Office of Inspector General. The disclosures were made “in direct violation of Federal and DHS requirements,” and the watchdog recommended FEMA take action to pre...


Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port. The fire in multiple giant tanks of fuel at Mitsui & Co.'s Intercontinental Terminals facility in Deer Park, Texas, was put out by emergency workers at the scene about an hour after it began. Hundreds of people showed u...


Giant Brawl Ensues After Dueling YouTubers Tell Their Fans To Meet Up

A dispute between two German YouTubers reportedly incited a public brawl between their respective fans on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Youtube, Feuds, Germany


Neil Gaiman and the Cast of American Gods Talk About Belief, Happy Endings, and Going to War

In the second season of Starz’ American Gods TV series, the motley deities and celestial beings dotting the landscape of the United States are getting ready for war. It’s a conflict that will change what we know about them and how Shadow and the show’s other characters perceive themselves.Read more...
Tags: Set Visit, American Gods, Neil Gaiman, Interview, Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki, Ian Mcshane, Orlando Jones, Omid Abtahi, Moussa Kraish, Books, Demore Barnes, Starz


EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.


Crunchyroll Is Raising Its Prices for the First Time

While Netflix continues to add more anime to its streaming offerings, Crunchyroll remains the top dog of streaming anime providers. However, in order to maintain its lead and offset the increasing cost of running a streaming business, Crunchyroll is instituting its first-ever price hike.Read more...
Tags: Crunchyroll Gets A Price Hike, Anime, Crunchyroll, Streaming TV, Streaming, Consumer Tech


A Massive Solar Storm Is Hitting Earth This Weekend

Don't worry, it's not going to be harmful. If you're lucky, you'll get to see a good sky show.


NASA publishes images of the meteor no one saw

NASA on Friday published satellite photos of a powerful meteor which appeared just above the Bering Sea on December 18 but went unnoticed until months later. The photographs were taken by two NASA instruments on board the Terra satellite.


The FDA Is Holding a Breast Implant Safety Hearing Next Week—Here’s What to Know

Following hundreds of reports linking certain breast implants to chronic illness, cancer and even death, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss their safety. One topic on the agenda is the link between breast implants and a rare type of lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. As of press time, there are 457 women in the U.S. diagnosed with the specific cancer; globally, 17 have died. Similar to the FDA’s initial ...


California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader. “The increasing wildfire risks we face as a […]
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Here’s What Else Stephen Moore, Trump’s Nominee For The Fed, Has Been Wrong About

Moore has written for The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page and is a visitingfellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank


The FuckJerry Meme Theft Lawsuit Somehow Got Even More Ridiculous

In a strange twist of events, the lawsuit against FuckJerry alleging that the Instagram account stole a meme to promote JAJA tequila has been dismissed. Mainly, because the guy they allegedly stole the meme from actually stole it from someone else.Read more...
Tags: Fuckfuckjerry, Fuckjerry, Memes, Fyre Festival


The Heroes of This Week's Best New Comics Are Powered by Belief

Special powers or prophesied destinies aside, having conviction and powerful faith in something is often what makes comic book heroes special. Usually, that faith is in something larger and more grandiose like a deity or mystical being, but the heroes of this week’s best new comics draw strength from the faith they’ve…Read more...
Tags: The Pull List, Michael Lark, Tyler Boss, Santi Arcas, Image Comics, Valiant, Cafu, Mico Suayan, Andrew Dalhouse, Dark Horse, Christian Ward, G Willow Wilson, Greg Rucka, Joshua Dysart, Comics


Space station’s crew upgrades batteries and prepares for all-female spacewalk

Two rookie spacewalkers took on a battery replacement project on the International Space Station that will continue next week with history’s first all-female spacewalk. During today’s six-hour, 39-minute operation, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain replaced a set of outdated nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. NASA said the astronauts also accomplished several get-ahead tasks, including scra...


Trump dangles investment to Caribbean leaders who back Venezuela's Guaido

"It's absolutely important that it's not just talk - that there will be real investment," Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told reporters after the meeting. The nations have broken from other members of the Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, in their support for Guaido. The organization has officially advocated for talks between President Nicolas Maduro and Guaido, and most of its members have rejected resolutions by the Organization of American States supporting Guaido.



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