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'It scared the hell out of people': Looking back at Three Mile Island 40 years ago

The March 28, 1979, accident at the nuclear power plant led to widespread fear in the region. Today, though, the plant just seems to be part of the landscape.
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Boeing Software Updates to Fix Anti-Stall System 'Tentatively' Approved by FAA: Report

Following Boeing’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to release a series of updates to its operational training and 737 Max jets no later than next month, the Wall Street Journal reported that those changes have been “tentatively” greenlit by Federal Aviation Administration officials, though further…Read more...
Tags: Science, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing Software Updates


The Complex Fortune Growing Inside World's Most Valuable Startup

The 35-year-old founder of Bytedance Ltd. is worth about $13 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him China’s 9th-richest person and one of the fastest in modern times to amass a mega-fortune. Zhang’s fortune is harder to calculate than the founders of Baidu Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. in part because his company isn’t yet public. It’s also difficult because Bytedance is structured in the same way as the two tech behemoths -- a complicated ownership system known as...
Tags: Science, China, Zhang, Baidu Inc, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Bytedance Ltd


Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

A cities are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.
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Shazam Is a Good Superhero Movie and a Better Family Drama

These days, superhero movies need a little something extra to make them stand out from the pack. They can’t just be a typical, big-budget, flashy action movie. There needs to be a certain level of humor, pathos, or some poignant commentary that takes the film to the next level. In the case of David F. Sandberg’s new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Mark Strong, Shazam, Zachary Levi, David F Sandberg, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Better Family Drama


Two Powerful Tropical Cyclones Are Set to Strike Australian Coasts Simultaneously in First Since 2015

A pair of fierce tropical cyclones—Cyclone Trevor and Cyclone Veronica—are poised to strike Australia on two coasts within a day of each other, prompting mass evacuations as well as official warnings of severe and dangerous weather.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Tropical Storms, Cyclones, Tropical Cyclones, Cyclone Veronica, Cyclone Trevor


1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage facility in Deer Park, Houston caught fire this week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, with at least 15 cases dubbed serious…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, Bloomberg, Public Health, Air Pollution, Disasters, Houston, Itc, Deer Park, Petrochemicals, Intercontinental Terminals Co, Houston Chemical Facility, Deer Park Houston


Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday. After months of testing, which included sending some samples abroad, about 110 remains cannot be identified, said the head of the National Forensic Sciences Office, Fanuel Garcia. "We have all of them and we are holding on to them, awaiting a time to carry out a collective burial," he said...
Tags: Science, Guatemala, Fanuel Garcia, National Forensic Sciences Office


5,000 breast cancer sufferers could be spared chemotherapy if offered gene testing, study suggests

THOUSANDS of women with breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy if they were offered gene tests which show whether their disease is likely to spread, a major trial has found. The British study suggests that up to 5,000 women a year could avoid the toxic treatment, which can cause nausea and fatigue, through wider use of genetic risk profiling. Currently a test called Oncotype DX is offered to around 9,000 patients a year by the NHS when disease has not spread to the lymph nodes. But the new s...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, Switzerland, Matt Hancock, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Baroness Delyth Morgan, Royal Marsden hospital, Sophie McGrath


Elon Musk Is Still Fighting the SEC in Court Over His Bad Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Elon Must


Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country.  Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest — even flooding a third of the U.S. Air Force base that houses the nation's critical U.S. Strategic Command. But the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the floods aren't nearly over. The agency's 2019 Spring Outlook found that nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are at risk for floodin...
Tags: Science, Earth, Missouri, Iowa, Noaa, Nebraska, Kansas City, Midwest, U S Air Force, State Patrol, Great Plains, Missouri River, Nebraska City, Nebraska Minnesota, Ed Clark, National Water Center


Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country. Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest -- even flooding a third of the U.S. Air Force base that houses the nation's critical U.S. Strategic Command. But the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the floods aren't nearly over. The agency's 2019 Spring Outlook found that nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are at risk for flooding in...
Tags: Science, Earth, Missouri, Iowa, Noaa, Nebraska, Kansas City, Midwest, U S Air Force, State Patrol, Great Plains, Missouri River, Nebraska City, Nebraska Minnesota, Ed Clark, National Water Center


Hitler's Air Force Had a Fatal Flaw: No Heavy Bomber (And It Cost Him)

In the absence of a heavy bomber, the Luftwaffe pushed its medium bombers in World War II to the limits of their endurance.
Tags: Science, Hitler, Air Force, Luftwaffe


Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented space, lawsuit follows

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice.The post Bitcoin miner builds electrical transformer in rented space, lawsuit follows appeared first on The Block.
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These Game of Thrones Sneakers Aren’t Suitable for the Long Winter, But They Look Great

When preparing footwear in Westeros, one has to consider the weather. Is winter coming? If so, a nice pair of tennis shoes might not be the way to go. Even so, who doesn’t love some nice tennis shoes?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Adidas, Game Of Thrones, Sneakers, Westeros


U.S. Army Tanks Want Some Very High-Tech Fighter Gear

The vehicle display project comes as the U.S. Army grapples with how to replace its Cold War tanks and armored vehicles with twenty-first-century designs.
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Todd Phillips Celebrates Editing With an Enigmatic New Image of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

The day is drawing closer when Joaquin Phoenix will join the annals of superhero history as one of the few actors to portray the Joker in the flesh. Joker has entered the editing process, and to celebrate director Todd Phillips has posted a new, enigmatic image of the Crown Prince of Crime.Read more...
Tags: Science, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Todd Phillips, Zazie Beetz


If you live in the northern U.S., you could see a radiant celestial treat Saturday night

Some of us Earthlings may see dancing, green lights in the sky on Saturday night. The sun blasted out a flare of energized particles into space on March 20, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Prediction Center forecasts that a strip of the northern U.S. may experience a visible effect of this event: an aurora, or eerie dancing greenish light, created when the sun's particles interact with Earth's atmosphere. Such an atmospheric event is stoked by ...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Washington, Nasa, Earth, Maine, Alaska, Noaa, CME, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Space Prediction Center


These Weighted Blankets Can Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Get an extra 15 percent off these weighted blankets.
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No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Stadia, Google, Video Games, Streaming, Video Game Streaming, Advertising, Ad Supported, Subscriptions, Technology


The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Kotaku Core, Backlash, Stadia, Google Stadia, Kotaku Au


69,000 Pounds of Tyson Chicken Strips Recalled Over Concerns They May Contain Pieces of Metal

Tyson Foods has recalled nearly 70,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips shipped to more than 20 states over fears that they could be tainted with fragments of metal, according to federal officials.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chicken, Recalls, Tyson Foods, Tyson Chicken Strips, Chicken Strips, Bad Bird


69,000 Pounds of Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled Over Concerns They May Contain Pieces of Metal

Tyson Foods has recalled nearly 70,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets shipped to more than 20 states over fears that they could be tainted with fragments of metal, according to federal officials.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chicken, Recalls, Tyson Foods, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Strips, Bad Bird


Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency workers struggling to remove volatile fuels from exposed tanks and ship traffic disrupted on the nation's busiest oil port. A fire that burned for three days broke out last Sunday at Mitsui & Co's Intercontinental Terminals Co site in Deer Park, Texas. On Friday, flames again erupted for an hour and halted efforts to remove volatile fuels that leaked when a containment wall breached.
Tags: Science, Houston, Deer Park Texas, ShivangiN, Mitsui Co s Intercontinental Terminals Co


American anti-vaxxers quarantined after children contract measles in Costa Rica's first case for 13 years

Two American children who had not been vaccinated by their parents have fallen ill with measles in Costa Rica, in the first case to originate in the country for 13 years. The Ministry of Health announced that it tested four American children between the ages of three and 10, who displayed symptoms of the disease after being treated at a clinic in the Cóbano region. The parents, who are American citizens with five more children, never vaccinated their kids for measles.


3 Cancer Treatment Stocks to Buy in March

Find out why these oncology-focused companies stand out as great opportunities right now.


Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study presented Saturday in the United States. Transgender men are born female but self-identify as male. Doctors from Tel Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center studied 52 transgender men aged between 17 and 40 for a year after they began receiving injections of testosterone.
Tags: Science, United States, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


Idris Elba in Talks to Join Mouse Guard, Too

Is it just me, or is Idris Elba in everything lately? His prospective genre film list is blowing up—from Hobbs and Shaw, to , and now Mouse Guard. He’s even in Cats! Elba is going all-in on being our rugged genre fiction hero, and I’m here for it. Read more...
Tags: Mouse Guard, Idris Elba, Boom Studios


FEMA Improperly Released Personal Information of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims

Personal details including individuals’ home addresses and bank account numbers -- data that exposes victims to potential identity theft and fraud -- were improperly given to a contractor hired by FEMA to provide temporary housing to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and California wildfires in 2017, according to a memo released on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. FEMA provided more information than necessary to the vendor and has since ta...
Tags: Science, California, Fema, Maria, Harvey Irma, Lizzie Litzow


Personal Data of 2 Million Disaster Victims Botched by FEMA

Personal details including individuals’ home addresses and bank account numbers -- data that exposes victims to potential identity theft and fraud -- were improperly given to a contractor hired by FEMA to provide temporary housing to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and California wildfires in 2017, according to a memo released on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. FEMA provided more information than necessary to the vendor and has since ta...



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