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AstraZeneca could pay Daiichi Sankyo up to $6.9 billion in cancer drug deal

AstraZeneca Plc and Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd signed a deal to develop and sell Daiichi's cancer drug trastuzumab deruxtecan that could see the British drugmaker pay as much as $6.9 billion to its Japanese partner. The news sent Daiichi's shares soaring 16 percent, its daily limit, to a record in morning Tokyo trading on Friday. Daiichi's shares have climbed 45 percent this year as investor expectations for the drug rise.
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, AstraZeneca PLC, Daiichi, Daiichi Sankyo, Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd


Missouri Toddler Battling Rare Brain Disease Seldom Seen in America After Contracting the Flu

Toddler Develops Rare Brain Disease After Contracting the Flu
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Huawei Profit Jumps 25% After Winning Smartphone Customers

Despite being at the center of global scrutiny, Huawei is winning customers for its networking gear as it contends with Apple Inc. for the mantle of world’s No. 2 smartphone label. After years of tension and accusations that the company makes it possible for Beijing to spy on the West, pressure on the Huawei has ratcheted up. Canada detained Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou last December at the behest of the U.S. Meng, also Huawei-founder Ren Zhengfei’s eldest daughter, faces potential ext...
Tags: Science, Beijing, West, Canada, Huawei, Apple Inc, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou, Huawei Profit Jumps, U S Meng


Google to Pull Anti-Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ App From Store

The app was developed by Living Hope Ministries, a Christian group started some 30 years ago, which says it serves people feeling conflicted about their faith and sexuality. Among mainstream medical professionals, conversion therapy is considered psychologically harmful. “After consulting with outside advocacy groups, reviewing our policies, and making sure we had a thorough understanding of the app and its relation to conversion therapy, we’ve decided to remove it from the Play Store, consist...
Tags: Google, Science, Living Hope Ministries a Christian


Tasmanian devils prove quick adaptors in bid for survival

A contagious cancer is threatening Tasmanian devils with extinction, but these unique carnivores -- and their human helpers -- are adapting at breakneck speed, giving new hope for their survival. Evolutionary change is usually measured over millennia, but in the craggy mountains of northern Tasmania, it can be seen in real time. Three decades after the first cases of a fatal transmissible cancer scythed through Tasmanian devil populations, experts are seeing dramatic changes in the 15 percent ...
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Young activists shake up politics in ageing Germany

Young Germans are making themselves heard with demonstrations over climate change on Friday, marking a passionate engagement with politics not seen since reunification in the fast-ageing nation. Inspired by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began going on strike from school on Fridays, thousands of under 21s across Germany have been joining weekly marches rather than sitting in class. Thunberg will attend Friday's rally in Berlin and the excitement in the run-up to the event wa...
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg


No call for simulators in new Boeing 737 MAX training proposals

SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it will submit by the end of this week a training package that 737 MAX pilots are required to take before a worldwide ban can be lifted, proposing as it did before two deadly crashes that those pilots do not need time on flight simulators to safely operate the aircraft. In making that assessment, the world's largest planemaker is doubling down on a strategy it promoted to American Airlines Group Inc and other customers years ago. Boeing told airlines...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Boeing, American Airlines Group Inc, NEW YORK Reuters Boeing Co


Pop Culture Icons Like Thanos, Godzilla and The Matrix Leap Out of This Artist's Imagination and Into Old Paintings

Artist Dave Pollot does something we all want to do, but only someone like Banksy actually does. He finds kind of lame paintings and then enhances them with his own pop culture spin. The results are hilarious, often-subversive but always beautiful hybrids you won’t be able to talk your eyes off of.Read more...
Tags: Science, Banksy, Thanos, This Is Awesome, The Matrix, Gallery 1988, Mortal Kombat, Dave Pollot, Thanos Godzilla


Swamp creatures descended upon a Senate hearing

Swamp creatures protested the fact that President Trump is in fact, not draining the swamp.  Protesting the appointment of Secretary of the Interior nominee David Bernhardt, activists donned Creature from the Black Lagoon masks during his confirmation hearing.  Bernhardt, who used to lobby for oil and gas organizations, is Trump's pick to lead the department responsible for managing federal land and natural resources. A large part of the job is conservation, prompting environmental groups ...
Tags: Science, Senate, New York Times, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Interior, Bernhardt, Black Lagoon, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Andrew Wheeler, David Bernhardt, Zach Gibson Getty, Dave Buddy, Trump Ryan Zinke


Daiichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca sign $6.9 billion cancer drug deal

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd have signed a potential multibillion-dollar collaboration to develop and sell Daiichi's cancer drug trastuzumab deruxtecan.
Tags: Japan, Science, Daiichi, Reuters AstraZeneca Plc, Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo AstraZeneca


GoFundMe Joins the Baffling San Francisco Homeless Shelter War of 2019

There’s a fight unfolding in one of the richest neighborhoods in San Francisco, that northern-most outpost of Silicon Valley and the most expensive city in America.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Gofundme, London Breed, Say Gofundme One More Time, Baffling San Francisco


These new species of miniature frogs clearly have the best names

These newly-described miniature frogs are the smallest of their kind in the world, and they also have very appropriate names. The genus of frogs has been dubbed Mini, and it contains three species: Mini mum,  Mini scule, and  Mini ature. Pretty clever. The trio has been described in a new study by evolutionary biologist Mark Scherz and a team of scientists. SEE ALSO: Scientists left camera traps to record wild apes Two other new species, Rhombophryne proportionalis and Anodonthyla eximia, ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Madagascar, Mark Scherz, Sam Hyde, Scherz, Anodonthyla, Eastern Madagascar


Office Depot Agrees to Pay $25 Million to FTC Over Scam Involving Computer Repair Service

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said Office Depot and a tech support firm will cough up a collective $35 million to settle with the agency over claims that both were complicit in a computer repair service scheme involving a fake malware scan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Scams, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Office Depot Agrees, FTC Over Scam Involving Computer Repair Service


Watch Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lift a DARPA experiment into orbit

Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year today, due to take off in just a few minutes. Tune in below! The company recently, after the numerous delays endemic to the launch industry, made its first real commercial launches, which spurred a $140 million investment. It is now working on increasing launch cadence and building enough rockets to do so. Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck was on stage at Disrupt...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Darpa, Rockets, Launches, Kapton, Electron, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck


Rocket Lab launches DARPA’s R3D2 experimental satellite from New Zealand

Rocket Lab executed its first launch of the year from New Zealand today, sending an experimental satellite into orbit for the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company’s Electron launch vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula right on time, at 4:27 p.m. PT. Launch had been delayed for several days — first, due to concerns about a video transmission system, and then due to unacceptable weather conditions. The Radio Frequency Risk Reduction...
Tags: Science, Darpa, New Zealand, Pentagon, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Mahia Peninsula, PT Launch


Bill Gates casts an enthusiastic vote for bill to accelerate nuclear energy research

If dollars were votes, newly reintroduced legislation aimed at boosting nuclear energy innovation and advanced reactors would be a winner, thanks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ strong endorsement today. The world’s second-richest person is the founder and chairman of Bellevue, Wash.-based TerraPower, a startup that’s working on next-generation nuclear fission reactors. Back in December, Gates listed nuclear energy research as one of his top policy priorities, and he reportedly followed up b...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Bellevue Wash


Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lifts a DARPA experiment into orbit

Update: Mission Success! Mission success! Great kick stage burn and final orbit. Perfect flight! — Peter Beck (@Peter_J_Beck) March 29, 2019 Lift-off! The Electron #R3D2 mission, launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 at 23:27 UTC on 28 March 2019. #OpeningAccessToSpace pic.twitter.com/bXq2aJPU1I — Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) March 29, 2019 Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year t...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Darpa, Rockets, Launches, UTC, Kapton, Electron, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck, Rocket Lab Launch Complex


Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the first time

The Mars 2020 mission is on track for launch next year, and nesting inside the high-tech new rover heading that direction is a high-tech helicopter designed to fly in the planet’s nearly non-existent atmosphere. The actual aircraft that will fly on the Martian surface just took its first flight and its engineers are over the moon. “The next time we fly, we fly on Mars,” said MiMi Aung, who manages the project at JPL, in a news release. An engineering model that was very close to final has over a...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, Government, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Drones, Uavs, Mars, Robotics, Cassini, Jpl, Red Planet


European Parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

European lawmakers have approved a new law banning single-use plastic items, to go in effect by 2021.
Tags: Science, News, European Parliament


36 Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE Revealed by a New Security Tool

While carriers continue working on building out 5G infrastructure before networks officially go live later this year, a team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have been looking for flaws in existing 4G LTE wireless networks. And by using a tool dubbed the “LTEFuzz,” the team…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Smartphones, 4G, Carriers, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 4G LTE, KAIST, Everything Can Be Hacked, Cell Networks


Marcia Cross Credits Her Family and Her ‘Anal Angels’ for Helping Her Through Cancer Treatment

Marcia Cross Thanks Family for Helping Her Through Cance
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Woman Discovers Her 'Baby Bump' Is Massive Ovarian Tumors

Woman Discovers Her 'Baby Bump' Is Massive Ovarian Tumors
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The Herbicide Debate In Monsanto's Cancer Lawsuit Is Complicated

Glyphosate is the main herbicide in Roundup, and used widely across the world. But the findings on whether it's carcinogenic are mixed.
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FCC Reportedly Collected Only 0.003% of Robocall Fines Since 2015

As late as last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was on the Fox News Channel boasting about having imposed on robocalls some of the “biggest fines in the FCC’s history.” Documents obtained this week by reporters at the Wall Street Journal, however, put the agency’s milquetoast enforcement in a more authentic light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Fox News Channel, Wall Street Journal, Robocalls, Ajit Pai, Fake News


Facebook Violated Fair Housing Act With Ad Practice, HUD Charges

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday accused Facebook of enabling and encouraging bias based on race and religion, as well as sex, by restricting who can see housing-related ads on its platforms and across the internet. HUD also has sent letters to Twitter and Google inquiring about the advertising systems for their sites and products as well, said Brian Sullivan, a department spokesman.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Hud, Brian Sullivan, Department of Housing and Urban Development


Facebook, Google, Twitter Ads Targeted by U.S. on Housing Bias

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday accused Facebook of enabling and encouraging bias based on race and religion, as well as sex, by restricting who can see housing-related ads on its platforms and across the internet. HUD also has sent letters to Twitter and Google inquiring about the advertising systems for their sites and products as well, said Brian Sullivan, a department spokesman.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Hud, Brian Sullivan, Facebook Google, Department of Housing and Urban Development


Wildly Spinning Asteroid Caught In the Throes of Self-Destruction

With its long, bright tail, this object bears an uncanny resemblance to a comet, but it’s actually an active asteroid. New observations suggest the asteroid is spinning so quickly that it’s starting to break down and crumble, in what is a relatively rare cosmological phenomenon.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Asteroids Incapable Of Keeping It Together


US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. "I'm feeling good," said the donor, Nina Martinez, at a news conference on Thursday following the surgery. The recipient, who has not been identified, is doing "beautifully," said Christine Durand, associate professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Tags: Science, US, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Nina Martinez, Christine Durand


UK Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency in Likely Political First

UK politics is more than a seemingly endless Brexit slog. On Thursday, for instance, the Labour Party declared a climate emergency. It likely marks the first major party declaring a climate emergency at the national level anywhere in the world, in yet another sign that climate politics are rapidly shifting.Read more...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Activism, Labour Party, Declarations, Climate Strike, Climate Emergency, Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency


At Last! Mystery of Garfield Phone Beach Solved After 35 Years

For 35 years, a French coastal community has been haunted by the ghost of the world’s most iconic novelty telephone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Garfield, Mondays, Low Stakes Irl Mysteries



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