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Scary Combination: A Navy Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier and LSD

A sailor assigned to the nuclear reactor department aboard the USS Ronald Reagan admitted to bringing LSD aboard the aircraft carrier, Navy Times reports.
Tags: Science, Reagan, Navy Times, Navy Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier


Saudi Aramco world's biggest oil producer in 2018: Fitch Ratings

Saudi Aramco was by far the world's biggest oil producer ahead of regional peers like Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and listed oil majors Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP, ratings agency Fitch said on Monday. "Saudi Aramco is the largest oil producer globally by volume... In 2018 its liquids production and its total hydrocarbon production averaged 11.6 million and 13.6 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, respectively, well ahead of the upstream output of global and regional integ...
Tags: Science, Bp, Saudi Aramco, Fitch, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Adnoc, Royal Dutch Shell Total, ADNOC Shell Total


It's a Cold Day in Hell on The Walking Dead Season Finale

After last week’s excellent “The Calm Before,” you might expect the season nine finale, titled “The Storm,” to bring the storm. It does, in the form of a massive blizzard the likes of which we have never seen on the show, which puts everyone in danger. But compared to last week’s shocker, “The Storm” was a low-key but…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Walkingdeadrecap


Found: fossil 'mother lode' created by asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs

US researchers reveal haul of perfectly preserved fossils dating back to Chicxulub impact that wiped out most of Earth’s lifeScientists in the US say they have discovered the fossilised remains of a mass of creatures that died minutes after a huge asteroid hit the Earth 66m years ago, sealing the fate of the dinosaurs.In a paper to be published Monday, a team of paleontologists at the University of Kansas say they found a “mother lode of exquisitely preserved animal and fish fossils” in what is ...
Tags: Science, US, US news, Earth, North Dakota, Fossils, University of Kansas, Chicxulub


Oil prices push higher as supply worries drive gains

Oil prices rose on Monday, adding to gains in the first quarter when the major benchmarks posted their biggest increases in nearly a decade, as concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures rose 32 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $60.46 barrel, after posting a rise of 32 percent in the January-March period. U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela along with supply cuts by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O...
Tags: Science, China, Iran, Venezuela


China to build 6-8 reactors a year to meet 2030 goals: exec

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will be able to build six to eight nuclear reactors a year once the approval process gets back to normal in the near future, the chairman of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation told Reuters on Monday. "That should be enough to meet our country's 2030 development plans," he said on the sidelines of an industry conference. China did not approve any new projects for three years until it gave the nod to two new reactor complexes in southeast China earlier...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Reuters, Reuters China, David Stanway, China National Nuclear Corporation


Scientists Say Climate Change Might Turn Denali Into a Literal Mountain of Shit

Look at that mountain. Isn’t it pretty? Isn’t what you see in the above picture a pretty mountain? “Sure is, Rebecca, you dumb idiot!” you say. “I can recognize a beautiful mountain when I see one, you stupid blogger!” But what if I told you that beneath that pristine snow lies decades worth of hikers’ frozen feces?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Global Warming, Rebecca, Alaska, Denali


Rainstorm hits south Nepal; PM says 25 dead, hundreds hurt

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rainstorm swept through villages in a farming region of southern Nepal on Sunday, and the government said the 25 reported deaths and hundreds of injuries were likely to increase.
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Oil prices rise, adding to biggest quarterly gain in 10 years

Oil prices rose on Monday, adding to gains in the first quarter when the major benchmarks posted their biggest increases in nearly a decade, as concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures rose 30 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $60.44 barrel, after posting a rise of 32 percent in the January-March period. U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela along with supply cuts by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O...
Tags: Science, China, Iran, Venezuela


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


We Regret to Inform You Elon Musk Has Released a Rap Single About Harambe

If there’s something absolutely no one other than Elon Musk woke up this weekend thinking, it is “Elon Musk should release a rap single about Harambe, the that became a meme nearly three years ago, after which said meme subsequently got treaded into the ground, and more than a few people began…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Tesla, Memes, Soundcloud, Garbage, Harambe, Soundcloud Rapper Elon Musk


Mini Stealth F-35?: Don't Go Crazy Over the XQ-58A Valkyrie (At Least Not Yet)

While the Air Force refused to disclose specifics of the XQ-58A, the drone is billed as having long range and a “high subsonic” speed. Could be the next super weapon?
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The DEA Ran a Massive Database of People Who Bought Money-Counting Machines for Years

The Drug Enforcement Administration maintained a database of people who purchased money-counting machines as part of a “legally questionable” effort to identify suspected drug dealers for further surveillance and enforcement efforts, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Drugs, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Courts, DEA, War On Drugs, Mass Surveillance, Drug Enforcement Administration


Shazam’s Director Got a Delightful Memento of the Production

I’m always interested to see what objects from a film’s production get a second life in the real world, becoming personal mementos, auctionable collectibles, or being re-used in some other way. For Shazam, director David F. Sandberg got a costume—but not in the way you might expect. Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc, Warner Bros, Suit, Shazam, Props, David F Sandberg


Climate change: What next for saving the planet?

Climate scientists from around the world are meeting in Edinburgh to plan future strategy.
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Knife crime: Police and schools required to report potential offenders

Knife offenders will be treated like would-be jihadists under measures announced on Monday by Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, to crack down on violent crime. Under a statutory “public health duty”, police, hospitals, schools and other public bodies would be required to report those at risk of being drawn into knife crime. Staff would have to alert other agencies if they thought a young person was in danger – such as turning up at A&E; with a suspicious injury, absenteeism or worrying behaviour ...
Tags: Science, London, Scotland, Theresa May, Sajid Javid


Algeria's president might resign this week: private TV channels

The reports come after the army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah, renewed a call on Saturday for the Constitutional Council to declare the ailing 82-year-old Bouteflika unfit to rule. Seeking to defuse the demonstrations, Bouteflika said on March 11 he was dropping plans for a fifth term. Bouteflika, who has rarely been in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, might announce his resignation on Tuesday, Ennahar TV said, citing political sources.
Tags: Science, Army, Algeria, Bouteflika, Constitutional Council, Ahmed Gaed Salah


Venezuelans set up burning barricades over lack of power, water

The situation has fueled frustration with the government of President Nicolas Maduro and frayed nerves as schools and much of the nation's commerce have been interrupted by problems with public services for nearly three weeks. Protesters, some carrying rocks and their faces covered, burned tires and tree trunks along a stretch of downtown Caracas as they demanded Maduro improve the situation.
Tags: Science, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro


How a Dying Factory Became a Symbol of China’s Tech Might

Decades later, fueled by billions in state funds, a re-christened BOE Technology Group Co. does business with Apple Inc. and has its sights on becoming the biggest supplier of next-generation screens. It’s a turnaround authored by Wang Dongsheng, an accountant who took over an ailing vacuum-tube factory -- then begged his underlings for bailout money, at one point dabbling in producing mouthwash to make ends meet.
Tags: Science, China, Apple Inc, BOE Technology Group Co, Wang Dongsheng


Algeria's president appoints caretaker government amid turmoil

Serving Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will head the administration, private Ennahar TV reported. Seeking to defuse the demonstrations, Bouteflika had said on March 11 he was dropping plans for a fifth term. Algeria's army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah, renewed a call on Saturday for the Constitutional Council to rule on whether the ailing 82-year-old Bouteflika was fit to rule, opening up the possibility of a managed exit.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, Constitutional Council, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar TV, Noureddine Bedoui


Venezuelans stage scattered protests over lack of power, water

The situation has fueled frustration with the government of President Nicolas Maduro and frayed nerves as schools and much of the nation's commerce have been interrupted by problems with public services for nearly three weeks. Residents on Sunday afternoon spontaneously protested in around 10 neighborhoods of Caracas as well as in parts of the provinces, according to witnesses and social media. "We're here because there's no water, no power and (unchecked) crime," said Jose De La Cruz, 45, a n...
Tags: Science, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Jose De La Cruz


Saving Natural Gas through Regulation

Washington should protect the future of the planet and the American economy.
Tags: Science, Washington


Facebook Reportedly Worked on Project to Build Fleet of Bird-Sized Internet Drones

It turns out that Facebook’s onetime plan to build huge drones that would relay wireless networks to parts of the world without widespread access to high-speed internet, Project Aquila, isn’t the only odd method the company has explored in its quest towards world e-domination. According to a recent report in Business…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Drones, Uavs, Pigeonets, Project Aquila


Emily Bett Rickards Will Not Return to Arrow For Its Final Season

For nearly the entirety of Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards has portrayed Felicity Smoak, one of the show’s primary leads. But after its seventh season, Arrow will be losing Rickards and, presumably, Smoak along with her.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards, Rickards, Smoak, Felicity Smoak


32 Women Whose Inventions Changed Life As We Know It

To celebrate 32 years of Women's History Month.
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Arab leaders to seek U.N. Security Council resolution on Golan

Arab leaders, long divided by regional rivalries, also ended their annual summit in Tunisia calling for cooperation with non-Arab Iran based on non-interference in each others' affairs. Arab leaders who have been grappling with a bitter Gulf Arab dispute, splits over Iran's regional influence, the war in Yemen and unrest in Algeria and Sudan sought common ground after Washington recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan. "We, the leaders of the Arab countries gathered in Tunisia ... expre...
Tags: Science, Washington, Israel, Iran, United States, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen, Arab, U N Security Council, Golan, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Golan Arab League


No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn't get the joke

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG.
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The New Trailer for Annabelle Comes Home Is an Object Lesson in Leaving the Door Locked

Sometimes, you really should just not go into the room.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Annabelle, The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home


Arab leaders, grappling with regional rifts, condemn U.S. decision on Golan

Arab leaders, gathering at summit in Tunis, have been under popular pressure to reject Washington's action, while they also grapple with regional differences, including a bitter Gulf Arab dispute, splits over Iran's regional influence, the war in Yemen and unrest in Algeria and Sudan. The abrupt departure from the summit of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who is locked in a row with Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, suggested regional differences were not easily buried. Saudi Ar...
Tags: Science, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Algeria, Yemen, Tunis, Salman bin Abdulaziz, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Golan


Michael Irvin says he’s cancer-free

Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin got some good news from his doctors this week. Irvin revealed that he was undergoing tests in Los Angeles amid concerns that he might have throat cancer. Irvin's father died of the disease and wrote on social media that he was "terrified" as he waited for the results. [more]
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Irvin, Michael Irvin, Famer Michael Irvin



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