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NASA Cancels First All-Female Spacewalk as It Doesn't Have Enough Medium-Sized Spacesuits Available

NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Over Lack of Medium-Sized Spacesuits
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Stealth Scare: Did a Russian Su-35 Fighter Really Track a "Stealth" F-22 Raptor?

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Labor Rules Out Coal Power Subsidies in Australia 

A Labor government wouldn’t subsidize new coal-based generation projects, Mark Butler, the shadow minister for energy and climate change, said in a Bloomberg Television interview Wednesday. “New coal will not get away economically here in Australia without government subsidies and we’re opposed to government subsidies,” said Butler.
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Electrical fire knocks out power to most of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The power outage struck as Fort Lauderdale played host to throngs of visiting college students converging on the city and neighboring South Florida communities this month for spring break festivities, an annual beer-soaked rite of youthful revelry. Nearly 32,000 Broward County homes and businesses were without electricity shortly after the fire erupted, according to a "Powertracker" map posted on the website of the utility, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc.. Company spokesman Chris McGrath ...
Tags: Science, Miami, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Chris McGrath, NextEra Energy Inc Company


Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
Tags: Utah, New York, Science, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Gop, United States, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand


Patricia Tells Ron Her Cancer Is Back

Unable to keep it a secret any longer, Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) tells Ron (Frankie Faison) that her cancer is back.
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Report: European Parliament Screwed Up Their Chance to Amend Copyright Directive By Voting Wrong

The European Parliament approved a massive, sweeping overhaul of online copyright rules on Tuesday, leaving the extremely controversial Articles 11 and 13 untouched on as the EU Copyright Directive cruised through the legislative body. According to a report on TechDirt, they may have done so in part because several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Eu, European Union, Copyright, Open Internet, European Parliament, Article 11, Article 13, Eu Copyright Directive


Longleat: Koala conservation scheme 'working despite death'

Longleat Safari Park says its project is still helping koalas despite criticism after one animal died.
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Fifty Women Say Salesforce Helped Sex Traffickers Exploit Them

(Bloomberg) -- Fifty women who describe themselves as survivors of sex trafficking on the now-defunct Backpage.com web portal accuse Salesforce.com Inc. of profiting off each ad.
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The 2 Drugs Vying to Become the First Oral Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

The drug can be taken along with insulin to help people manage their type 1 diabetes.
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Novartis gets U.S. approval for new drug to treat multiple sclerosis

Novartis AG won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Tuesday for its new multiple sclerosis drug Mayzent, as the Swiss drugmaker seeks to tap a new group of patients in whom the neurological disease has shifted from intermittent attacks to a gradually worsening progression. The drug was approved for use in adults with relapsing forms of the disease, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease. Mayzent is a synthetic der...
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Apple vs. Qualcomm: Key Takeaways From the Latest Patent Rulings

What happened on Tuesday:In the first case, an ITC judge found that Apple infringed a Qualcomm power-saving patent and said she would recommend an import ban on some older models of the iPhone. In the second ruling, which came after the market closed, the full commission ruled against Qualcomm.
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World’s largest Tyrannosaurus found in Canada

The Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs of all time. It's played both hero and villain many times in pop culture, and it's almost universally portrayed as a hulking brute of unimaginable power. The jury is still out on whether the massive ancient creature was primarily a predator or scavenger, but we're still learning more about the species, including how large it was capable of growing.A T. rex specimen found in Canada is helping researchers nail down that la...
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Can You Pick Out All the References in This Mega Twilight Zone Poster?

Think you know The Twilight Zone? Time to put that knowledge to the test with a little Where’s Waldo? flair.Read more...
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Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing in Florida, Incident Appears Unrelated to Crashes

A Southwest Airlines jet of the Boeing 737 Max line grounded after two catastrophic crashes was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Florida’s Orlando International Airport on Tuesday en route to a facility in California, where it was scheduled to be stored in the western Mojave Desert, the …Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, California, Airplanes, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Mojave Desert, Orlando International Airport, Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 737 MAX 8


Supermarket shoppers who buy lots of foods on 'two for one' deals more likely to be obese, study finds

Supermarket shoppers who buy lots of foods on “two for one” deals are far more likely to be obese, a major study suggests. Cancer Research UK found that those with highest consumption of discounted foods were at 50 per cent greater risk of obesity, compared with those with low take-up of such deals. The study of more than 16,000 households found almost one in three food and drink items in UK supermarket baskets were bought on promotion. And the discounts were far more likely to be applied to unh...
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Climate change: Drilling in 'Iceberg Alley'

The huge blocks of ice that drift away from Antarctica have a story to tell about Earth's past - and its future.
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With 1.5 Million UK Workers Slated to Lose Their Jobs to Automation, Calls for a Shorter Work Week Intensify

On Monday, the UK’s Office of Data and Statistics released a report that found 1.5 million of that nation’s workers are at “high risk” of losing their jobs to automation. “In 2017, out of the 19.9 million jobs analysed in England, 7.4% people were employed in jobs at high risk of automation,” the report notes. Women…Read more...
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The Battle for 5G Is Making Carriers Absurdly Petty

The fifth generation of mobile communications—or 5G for short— has the potential to profoundly impact the way we use our phones and other devices. However, in the run up to the launch of these newfangled networks, carriers are getting incredibly petty about about their messaging, especially when it comes to what their…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Att, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Wireless Networks, Stop Making Shit Up About 5g


Apple Says It’s Pleased With Patent Decision Against Qualcomm

(Bloomberg) -- Here is Apple Inc.’s statement on Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission, which invalidated one Qualcomm Inc. patent after a judge in a separate case at the agency said Apple infringed on another:
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Unvaccinated children face public space ban in New York measles outbreak

A New York suburb has banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, such as schools and shopping malls, as it fights the state's worst outbreak in decades of the potentially deadly disease. Rockland County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and said the ban would remain in place for 30 days or until unvaccinated children get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot. The Rockland announcement follows measles outbreaks in California, Illinois, Texas and Washington and...
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Apple Dodges One Import Ban in Qualcomm Fight, Faces Another

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday invalidated a Qualcomm patent for a battery-saving feature. Earlier in the day, a separate trade judge said Apple infringed a different Qualcomm patent and recommended certain older models of the iPhone be banned. Qualcomm is hoping a victory, particularly an import ban, could give it greater leverage in technology licensing negotiations.
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Google’s AI Work in China Spurs CEO Sitdown With Pentagon Brass

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will meet in Washington D.C. with General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a person familiar with the situation. Dunford cited an AI lab that Google opened in Beijing in late 2017.
Tags: Google, Science, Washington, Beijing, Sundar Pichai, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Alphabet Inc, Dunford, Joseph Dunford, AI Work in China Spurs, Pentagon Brass


Arkansas Is Sick of This Robocall Shit

Evidently recognizing that we are collectively living through a robocall hell at present, Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow those responsible for robocall spoofing to be charged with a felony.Read more...
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Bewear Just Became One of the Strongest Pokémon Ever

Unlike in Nintendo’s Pokémon games where legendary Pokémon are so exceedingly rare that most people question whether or not they actually exist, the unique creatures make rather frequent appearances in the franchise’s anime television shows and films, where they’re featured as being integral parts of special stories.Read more...
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'The rex of rexes': Paleontologists discover 'Scotty,' the world's largest T. rex fossil

The massive predator, nicknamed “Scotty,” was about 42 feet long and likely weighed more than 9.7 tons, according to a new study.
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US Senate rejects Green New Deal in Republican show vote

US Senate Republican leaders forced a stunt vote Tuesday on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic presidential hopefuls over an expensive, economy-upending plan proposed by the party's liberal left wing. The chamber easily rejected the Green New Deal, a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy in an ambitious effort to zero out greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. ...
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Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez that solution to climate change is to have more babies

A Republican senator has told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the true solution to climate change is to “fall in love, get married, and have some kids”. As the Senate voted against a measure sponsored by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and others that sought to push the US towards the use of renewable energy, Republican Mike Lee said their plan – the so-called Green New Deal – was “ridiculous”. During a speech that he illustrated with pictures and posters of dinosaurs, cartoon characters, babies and Aquaman, t...
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Green New Deal: Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez solution to climate change is to ‘fall in love, get married, and have some kids’

A Republican senator has told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the true solution to climate change is to “fall in love, get married, and have some kids”. As the Senate voted against a measure sponsored by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and others that sought to push the US towards the use of renewable energy, Republican Mike Lee said their plan – the so-called Green New Deal – was “ridiculous”. During a speech that he illustrated with pictures and posters of dinosaurs, cartoon characters, babies and Aquaman, t...
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South America resists electric vehicles as local fuels remain in favor

"The future of Argentina's energy is natural gas," said Cristiano Rattazzi, who heads the country's unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as well as its automakers trade group. Argentina's natural gas production is expected to increase dramatically as foreign oil companies and state-owned YPF pour investment into Vaca Muerta, one of the world's largest shale gas reserves.
Tags: Science, Argentina, South America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Vaca Muerta, YPF, Cristiano Rattazzi



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