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Company Ordered to Pay Woman $459K After Spamming Her With More Than 300 Robocalls

A Tennessee woman has been awarded nearly half a million dollars after a furniture company illegally hounded her with hundreds of robocalls, sometimes up to a dozen times per day, even after she asked them to no longer contact her, per court records.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tennessee, Robocalls, Calling, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Spammers, Automatic Telephone Dialing System


Scientific sleuths discover a fossilized killing field from the day the dinosaurs died

First, there was a violent shock. Then, there was the roar of a 30-foot-high wave of water, throwing fish onto the shores of an inland sea in what is now North Dakota. Then there was a hail of molten rock, pelting dying fish and soon-to-be-dying land creatures. Then the fires began. That’s how the doom of the dinosaurs began, 66 million years ago, based on a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences next week. For decades, scientists have surmised that the doom...
Tags: Science, Earth, North Dakota, National Academy of Sciences


Scientists claim discovery of a fossilized killing field from the day the dinosaurs died

First, there was a violent shock. Then, there was the roar of a 30-foot-high wave of water, throwing fish onto a sandbar in what is now North Dakota. Then there was a hail of molten rock, pelting dying fish and soon-to-be-dying land creatures. Then the fires began. That's how the doom of the dinosaurs began, nearly 66 million years ago, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences next week. For decades, scientists have surmised that the doom ca...
Tags: Science, Earth, North Dakota, National Academy of Sciences


Scientific sleuths claim discovery of a fossilized killing field from the day the dinosaurs died

First, there was a violent shock. Then, there was the roar of a 30-foot-high wave of water, throwing fish onto a sandbar in what is now North Dakota. Then there was a hail of molten rock, pelting dying fish and soon-to-be-dying land creatures. Then the fires began. That’s how the doom of the dinosaurs began, nearly 66 million years ago, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences next week. For decades, scientists have surmised that the doom came a...
Tags: Science, Earth, North Dakota, National Academy of Sciences


Stranded baby elephants rescued by Thai rangers

Six baby elephants separated from their parents and trapped in a muddy pit for days have been rescued by park rangers in rural Thailand, officials said Saturday. Patrolling rangers chanced upon the struggling herd in a national park east of Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon, park superintendent Prawatsart Chantheap told AFP. Once the rangers realised the calves, aged between one and four years old, could not climb out of the dirty watering hole, some left the forest to bring back digging tools wh...
Tags: Science, Thailand, Bangkok, Afp, Prawatsart Chantheap


Fossils discovered from the day the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago, when an asteroid hit the Earth

66 million years ago, in what's now North Dakota, a group of animals died together, only a few minutes after a huge asteroid smashed into the Earth near present-day Mexico.
Tags: Science, Earth, North Dakota


Apple pulls plug on AirPower wireless charging mat

Apple confirmed on Friday that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices. The project announced in late 2017 proved to be an engineering challenge, Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told AFP. "After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project," Riccio said.
Tags: Apple, Science, Afp, Riccio, Dan Riccio


Lyft IPO's Biggest Winner May Be Startups' Private Valuations

While the shares closed Friday up only 8.7 percent compared with the 21 percent surge at the opening bell, that’s still a validation by public investors of the company’s pre-IPO valuation, said Barrett Daniels, a Deloitte partner who specializes in IPOs. “This is a very good sign for any company currently in the IPO pipeline,” Daniels said. “There were some who thought the private markets were valuing some of these companies too high.
Tags: Science, Ipo, Deloitte, Daniels, Barrett Daniels


Tassie devils

There is hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.
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US boots on the Moon in 2024? It won't be easy

For the past 15 years, America has sought to put its astronauts back on the Moon, but NASA did not think it could be done before 2028. On Tuesday, the government of President Donald Trump set a new deadline: 2024. Just a few weeks ago, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said the United States was not in any space race.
Tags: Science, US, America, Nasa, United States, Donald Trump, Jim Bridenstine


The Silence Is About Creatures Who Kill You If You Make a Sound...Wow, That's a Great Idea

Last year around this time, a movie about creatures that would kill you if you made a sound was released. This year, the same exact thing is happening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John R Leonetti, The Silence, Great Idea


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defiantly Promises A Green New Deal Congress Can’t Refuse

NEW YORK ― The nation's best-known baseball team won big at Thursday's openinggame at Yankee Stadium, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 7-2
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GOP Senator Digs In With Claim That 'American Babies' Will Solve Climate Change

This week, a Republican Sen
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Put a Cork in It: Drinking a Bottle of Wine Per Week Is as Bad as Smoking 10 Cigarettes, Researchers Say

Put a Cork in It: Drinking a Bottle of Wine Per Week Is as Bad as Smoking 10 Cigarettes, Researchers Say
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SpaceX is inching closer to launching its Starhopper for the first time

After making big waves earlier this month with the successful launch, docking, and return flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX has been relatively quiet for the rest of March. At least publicly, that is, because behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work being done to the first launch-capable prototype of the SpaceX Starship, nicknamed Starhopper, suggest that its big day is fast approaching.As Teslarati reports, SpaceX has been spotted working feverishly on the systems that will allow Starh...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, SpaceX Starship


'Superstore' Actress Lauren Ash Shares How Her Weight Gain Delayed Her PCOS Diagnosis

"Superstore" actress Lauren Ash shares the challenges she faced getting diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez 'encouraged' despite Senate rejecting 'Green New Deal'

The non-binding resolution, which proposes to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, lost 57-0 in the Senate, with 43 Democrats voting "present." "You had the Republicans voting 'no' and you had virtually the entire Democratic caucus voting 'present,' even those in tough states," Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday. "That is an extraordinary amount of unity within the Senate to actually vote in that cohesive of a bloc, so I'm very encouraged." The Green New Deal, unveiled last mont...
Tags: Science, Senate, Franklin Roosevelt, Edward Markey, Ocasio Cortez


Georgia lawmakers pass heartbeat abortion ban, joining four other U.S. states

The state's House of Representatives passed the bill with a 92-78 vote, sending it to Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who is expected to sign it into law. The state Senate previously passed the measure. The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state," Kemp said in a Twitter post.
Tags: Science, Senate, Georgia, House Of Representatives, Kemp, Brian Kemp


Overwatch Pro Blocks Racist Message With His Own Face During Stream

During a recent stream, New York Excelsior Overwatch player and impossibly pleasant married person Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park came up against a particularly unpleasant foe. Another player decided to use Overwatch’s in-game notification system to spam Saebyeolbe with a racist message he couldn’t immediately block.Read more...
Tags: Science, Blizzard, Overwatch, Streaming, Kotakucore, Trolling, Jong, Overwatch League, New York Excelsior Overwatch, Saebyeolbe


Georgia lawmakers pass heartbeat abortion ban, latest in U.S

The state's House of Representatives passed the bill with a 92-78 vote, sending it to Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who is expected to sign it into law. The state Senate previously passed the measure. The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state," Kemp said in a Twitter post.
Tags: Science, Senate, Georgia, House Of Representatives, Kemp, Brian Kemp


The Head of the FTC Just Debunked the FCC's Favorite Excuse for Killing Net Neutrality

Two weeks before voting to rollback the net neutrality rules, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in which he laid out his case for killing off the policy that ensured a free and open internet. In it, he offered up one widely-disputed argument for doing so: that blocking, throttling,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington Post, Ftc, Brendan Carr, Regulatory Dissonance


Alaska bakes under heat wave linked to climate change

Alaska residents accustomed to subzero temperatures are experiencing a heatwave of sorts that is shattering records, with the thermometer jumping to more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in some regions. "Both February and March have been exceptionally warm," Rick Thoman, a climate specialist with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, told AFP. "At Barrow, through yesterday, they've had daily record high temperatures five separate days this month ... and that's quite an a...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Afp, Barrow, Thoman, Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy


AstraZeneca News: Why AZN Stock Is Sliding Lower Today

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) stock is sliding more than 5% on Friday following the company's announcement that it had inked a deal to acquire the rights of a new cancer drug that will bolster its oncology branch.The Cambridge, United Kingdom-based biopharmaceutical giant announced that it had reached a deal worth $6.9 billion with Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo (OTCMKTS:DSNKY) to improve its oncology department. The company won't be buying the drug entirely, as it is instead paying for the ...
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, Pascal Soriot, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, José Baselga, Daiichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca NYSE, CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom


Climate Change Drove Neanderthals to Cannibalism, New Research Suggests

Neanderthals are famous for having lived through the last major ice age, yet for a period of around 14,000 years they had to endure the effects of a naturally occurring global warming cycle. Struggling to adapt to the changing conditions, the Neanderthals turned to cannibalism in desperation, according to a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cannibalism, Climate Change, Anthropology, Neanderthals, Neandercannibals


Exclusive: Trump eyeing stepped-up Venezuela sanctions for foreign companies - Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering imposing sanctions on companies from other countries that do business with Venezuela to cut off revenues to President Nicolas Maduro, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told Reuters TV on Friday. "We are even now looking at a series of additional steps we could take," Bolton said in the interview. The United States and most other Western countries have thrown their backing behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked the co...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Maduro, Reuters TV, Nicolas Maduro Trump, Juan Guaido


South Korea's Moon to meet Trump over stalled North Korea talks

Moon and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled a summit in Washington on April 11 to discuss North Korea and other alliance issues, the White House said. "The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region," it said in a statement. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday, where they were expected to discuss Moon's visit and ways...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, United States, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, State, Korean Peninsula, Republic of Korea, Mike Pompeo, Kang Kyung


Tunisia says it will coordinate Arab response to U.S. move on Golan

Tunisia will coordinate with fellow Arab countries to contain any fallout from the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said on Friday. "We will work with fellow Arab countries and the international community to contain the expected repercussions of this decision in the various regional and international forums," Jhinaoui told the meeting in Tunis.
Tags: Science, Tunisia, Golan Heights, Khemaies Jhinaoui, Golan, Jhinaoui


The 10 Best Deals of March 29, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Largest Austrian Energy Provider Debuts DLT-Based E-Car Charger

Wien Energie, the largest energy provider in Austria, has announced a charger for electric cars based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in a press release on March 28. Per the release, Wien Energie in partnership with blockchain tech firm Riddle & Code are testing an electric vehicle charging station with “integrated secure machine identity” in Vienna. The DLT-based chargers will purportedly be part of the research project “Peer 2 Peer im Quartier,” which is funded by the FFG (Austrian Re...
Tags: Science, Austria, Vienna, DLT, Wien Energie, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency


Trump tries fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian oil, replacing his previous permits in a fresh attempt to get around the blocking of the $8 billion project by a court in Montana. In granting the permission in an executive order, Trump revoked a previous permit for the pipeline issued in March 2017 and an executive order approving the project he issued two days after taking office in January th...
Tags: Science, Montana, Canada, Keystone Xl, Keystone, Donald Trump, Trump, TransCanada Corp, U S Gulf of Mexico



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