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The Only Wellness Hack That Makes Sense to Me Is Carine Roitfeld's Dedication to Vodka & Cigarettes

My roommate loves wellness trends—she drinks water and lemon every day, makes kombucha in our apartment, and tries to get me to eat vegetables. I appreciate her efforts to keep me alive, but the only wellness hack I will ever partake in belongs to 64-year-old fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, who credits her youthful…Read more...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Science, Carine Roitfeld, Health Trends


Bleaching hits world's southernmost coral reef: scientists

The world's southernmost coral reef has been hit by bleaching this summer, Australian scientists said Wednesday, as they warned rising sea temperatures from climate change were affecting even the most isolated ecosystems. The corals off Lord Howe Island -- some 600 kilometres (370 miles) offshore from Sydney -- were affected by elevated temperatures this summer, despite escaping severe bleaching that damaged the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017. "It's a canary in the coal mine that we are s...
Tags: Science, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, University of Newcastle, Howe Island, Bill Leggat


Brent approaches $70 as oil prices rise for fourth day

Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday, with support from OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions overshadowing an industry report showing an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories last week. "The production cuts by OPEC plus are providing a nice backdrop here for higher prices and until we see U.S. production reassert itself, the easier move is higher for oil," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA. Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries hit a four-ye...
Tags: Science, Opec, Reuters, OANDA, Edward Moya


Stealth Brothers: Why the F-35 Will Love the Air Force's New 6th Generation Fighter

All the reasons
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Here are NASA’s favorite 3D-printed Mars habitat designs

When mankind eventually makes it to Mars, it's going to be a momentous achievement, but the travelers who first set foot on the Red Planet probably won't be there to stay. Eventually, however, NASA and other scientific groups around the world expect that we'll colonize not only Mars, but other planets as well, and to realize that dream, we're going to need places for interplanetary travelers to live.With that in mind, NASA launched its 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge which tasked te...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Illinois, Red Planet


We Just Got Our First Look at Footage of Joaquin Phoenix in DC's Joker

The trailer officially drops tomorrow, but CinemaCon 2019 audiences at the Warner Bros. presentation in Las Vegas just got a first look at footage from Todd Philips’ Joker. io9 is there, and here’s what we saw:Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Las Vegas, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, DC Entertainment, Joker, Cinemacon, Zazie Beetz, Todd Philips, Cinemacon 2019


He's Worth About $700 Million. And He Says It's ‘Ridiculous’

The company he started, Kudan Inc., is developing programs that enable computers to have the equivalent of human eyes, using what Ohno and his industry call computer vision algorithms. Kudan listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December.
Tags: Science, Ohno, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Kudan Inc, Kudan


Nobel Prize winner wants to fight nuclear waste with lasers

The work of Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou could potentially solve (or at least mitigate) a major problem in the energy industry: nuclear waste. And the solution? Lasers, that which we hope will be the answer to every question. Before you get too excited (and I know you are, because lasers), the lasers won’t be coming into contact with the waste for quite some time. According to a Bloomberg profile published this week, Mourou and his colleague, Professor Toshiki Tajima, are presently speaking ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Bloomberg, Toshiki Tajima, Gérard Mourou, Mourou


The DOJ Antitrust Division Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The Department of Justice has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Oscars, Department Of Justice, Academy Awards, Doj, Cord Cutting, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Variety


NASA is going to need more money to make Trump’s Moon dreams a reality

Last week, Donald Trump sent Mike Pence to relay a message to NASA demanding that the agency speed up its timeline for landing crewed missions on the lunar surface for the first time in decades. Pence's address to the National Space Council was clear and to-the-point, but it was also completely unrealistic and probably won't actually change anything.Nevertheless, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine -- who was appointed by Trump shortly after he took office -- is going to try to make it ha...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington Post, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Jim Bridenstine, National Space Council, Bridenstine


How hermit crabs shake off competitors for shells

House hunters are deterred from evicting incumbents by strong vibrations from inside Hermit crabs shake in their shells to ward off competitors who have designs on their homes, scientists have found.Field tests conducted on a beach in Costa Rica showed Pacific hermit crabs are swiftly deterred from ousting an incumbent when they sense strong vibrations coming from inside. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Pacific, Costa Rica, Invertebrates


Uber's Main Rival in India Plans to Join London Race

U.K. Managing Director Ben Legg said the step-by-step approach should help Ola crack the London market. “London is the most complex in terms of regulation and it’s got more competition for drivers,” Legg said in an interview.
Tags: Science, London, India, Ola, Ben Legg, Legg


Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests

Great white sharks fitted with cameras on their dorsal fins have been filmed for the first time stalking prey in dense kelp forests long thought to be no-go zones for the top-level predators. The thrilling, shark's-eye views show the massive carnivores manoeuvering effortlessly thought thick kelp fronds suspended in the water like giant bean stalks. Suddenly one shark -- off the coast of South Africa -- spots several Cape fur seals, and the chase is on.
Tags: Science, South Africa, Cape


Here's One Small Way We Can Try to Make Twitter Less of a Hell Site

A neat tool for Twitter got some renewed attention this week, reigniting conversation around the problem of subconscious gender bias and the proclivity of men to follow other men on social media. It is, essentially, one way to help diversify your feed to make it less of an echo chamber and something more like what I…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Proportionl, Subconscious Bias


California turns to dam's spillway for 1st time since crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An epic winter of rain and snow has refilled California's reservoirs and pressed into service a spillway at the nation's tallest dam Tuesday, a $1 billion structure that drained excess water for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands to flee the threat of catastrophic flooding.
Tags: Science, California, Ap, OROVILLE Calif


Google's Temp Workers Win Crucial Benefits, but They'll Have to Wait a Few Years

Google’s TVC—short for Temps, Vendors, and Contractors—took home a victory today in the form of an increased minimum wage and some basic benefits. Hooray! Unfortunately, the TVCs currently working at Google probably won’t be around to see any of them.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Voice Assistant, Temp, TVC, What About Jobs But Better, Contingent Work


Doctor Who, Fan Fiction, and a YouTube Documentary Headline This Year's Hugo Awards Finalists

The nominees for the Hugo Awards are here, honoring the best in 2018's comics, movies, TV shows, and other works. We’ve got some staples in genre fiction, like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, along with a few surprises—including the first time in Hugo history that a YouTube series has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Saga, The Expanse, Janelle Monae, Black Panther, Hugo Awards, Annalee Newitz, Charlie Jane Anders, Nnedi Okorafor, Ursula K LeGuin, Avengers Infinity War, A Quiet Place, The Good Place, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


Strong quake hits Alaska’s remote Aleutians

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck a remote section of Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands, but seismologists say it didn’t generate a tsunami. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 6.5 magnitude quake occurred at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday. It was centered about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northwest of Amchitka, in the Rat Islands. Seismologist […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Earthquake Center, Amchitka


Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago with 1 Laptop, 2 Chinese Passports, 4 Phones, and a USB Drive Loaded with Malware

In another example of the increasingly strange stories coming out of Mar-a-Lago, a Chinese woman was arrested at President Trump’s flagship Florida resort after she was discovered to be carrying a laptop, two Chinese passports, four phones, and a USB thumb drive loaded with what officials describe as “malicious…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Malware, National Security, Trump, Mar a Lago, President Trump, Tales From Mar A Lago


Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports stable in March despite sanctions, blackouts

The OPEC member stabilized exports in March after shipments fell about 40 percent in February from the prior months, in the immediate aftermath of the United States announcing it would impose sanctions on oil sales to choke off the main source of revenue for socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The United States and many Western governments have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's rightful leader. Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim p...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Patagonia Will Stop Selling Those Horrible Silicon Valley-Branded Vests

The first thing you notice about rich people in Silicon Valley is the vest. What in god’s name is going on with all these vests?Read more...
Tags: Science, Patagonia, Silicon Valley, Someone Else Will Just Make A Dumb Vest, Power Vest


Netting to stop birds nesting: Call for new safeguards

Wildlife experts want more controls on nets over hedges and trees, amid growing public concern.
Tags: Science


Boeing Whistle-Blower Claims to Be Investigated by Senate Committee

The chairman of the commerce committee sent a letter to the F.A.A. asking about claims that its safety inspectors were not properly trained or certified.
Tags: Science, News, Federal Aviation Administration, Roger, Senate Committee, Boeing Company, Wicker, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Senate Committee on Commerce, And Transportation, Boeing Whistle Blower Claims


Intel Names Qualcomm's Davis as Chief Financial Officer

Robert Swan, Intel’s chief executive officer, held dual roles as CFO and interim CEO for seven months until Jan. 31, when his position as the chipmaker’s top executive was made permanent. At that time, Intel said it would seek a full-time CFO.
Tags: Science, Intel, Davis, Robert Swan


Viewer Notices Lump on TV Journalist's Neck That Ends Up Being Cancer

"Inside Edition" host Deborah Norville explained how a viewer noticed a lump on her neck.
Tags: Science, Deborah Norville




Pentagon refuses Boeing tanker deliveries over quality issues

More bad news for US aviation giant Boeing: the US Air Force said Tuesday it had halted for a second time the acceptance of new KC-46 tankers due to ongoing quality issues. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson revealed the March 23 decision -- another setback in the already delayed air tanker program -- during a budget hearing in Congress. "The Air Force again halted acceptance of new KC-46 tanker aircraft as we continue to work with Boeing to ensure that every aircraft delivered meets the highe...
Tags: Science, Congress, US, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, US Air Force, Wilson, Heather Wilson


Microsoft Is Closing Its Ebook Store and Taking the Books With It

Even the ones you bought and paid for.
Tags: Science, Microsoft


Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay, prepare for 2020 battle

Trump in recent days had pledged to use court action to end Obamacare, the signature law of his Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama, and said his Republican Party would over the next few months push for a better healthcare plan at lower cost for most Americans. In a series of late-night posts on Twitter on Monday Trump did just that, saying there would be no vote on any healthcare legislation until after next year's election. Democrats gleefully jumped on the delay, saying it showed ...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Republican Party, Trump, Twitter on Monday Trump


NASA Chief Says Trip to the Moon Will Get Us to Mars Faster, but It'll Cost Ya

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Congressional committee on Tuesday that President Trump’s accelerated timeline to put humans back on the Moon is within the space agency’s capabilities, and that a revved-up lunar mission will improve the odds of American astronauts reaching Mars by 2033. For that to happen,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Trump, Congressional, Jim Bridenstine, Space Policy, Human Space Flight



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