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Facebook-Streamed Violence Banned Under New Australian Law

The legislation, drafted in the wake of the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead, carries penalties of up to 10 percent of a company’s annual turnover and potential prison sentences of up to three years for executives of social-media companies who fail to expeditiously remove abhorrent violent material from their platforms. Facebook Inc. came under sharp criticism for not taking down a video live-streamed by the alleged Christchurch gunman fast enough. T...
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SpaceX’s Starhopper takes its first rocket hop, marking another step toward Mars

After weeks of preparation, the prototype test vehicle for SpaceX's monster spaceship, known as Starhopper, fired up its methane-powered Raptor rocket engine for the first time today and lifted ever so slightly off its Texas launch pad. "Starhopper completed tethered hop," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported in a tweet. "All systems green." The round-topped rocket is meant to serve as a testbed for SpaceX's interplanetary-class Starship, just as earlier testbeds known as the Grasshopper and th...
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Oil prices mixed, Brent edges up toward $70 level

Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, with Brent edging higher toward the psychologically important $70 level after easing in the previous session on data showing a surprise build in U.S. inventories. Brent futures were up 5 cents at $69.36 a barrel by 0224 GMT. On Wednesday, Brent dipped 6 cents, after touching $69.96, the highest since Nov. 12, when it last traded above $70.
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Is Watts International Maritime Engineering Limited's (HKG:2258) P/E Ratio Really That Good?

Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how...
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To Parents of Children Infected With Chickenpox, From a Desperately Worried Mom

A mother whose daughter is post-transplant explains her child's vulnerability to chickenpox.
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Falling in Love With Meat Again: The ‘Impossible Whopper’ and Beyond

Science isn’t sufficient to tell us what’s right or wrong, but it can give us important insights – telling us, for example, that if we think a dog is too smart and too full of personality to eat, then the same argument might apply to sheep and cows. Neurobiologist Lori Marino, an expert on marine mammals, was asked by a farm sanctuary group to look into the cognitive abilities of some of our popular livestock.
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Rakuten's CEO Is Developing a Brilliant New Cancer Treatment: Light

Rakuten's CEO Is Developing a Brilliant New Cancer Treatment: Light
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This boy discovered a 1.2-million-year-old fossil while playing outside

A 9-year-old boy accidentally found a 1.2-million-year-old fossil in New Mexico by tripping over it.
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Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years. Government agents found the shipment bound for Vietnam from Nigeria as they were checking a 40-foot container at a customs station on Wednesday, discovering the haul packed in 230 bags. "This is the largest shipment of pangolin scales seized in a single haul globally in recent years," a government pres...
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Australia’s Crackdown on Facebook-Streamed Terrorism Passes Senate

The legislation, drafted in the wake of the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead, carries penalties of up to 10 percent of a company’s annual turnover and potential prison sentences for executives of social-media companies who fail to expeditiously remove abhorrent violent material from their platforms. Facebook Inc. came under sharp criticism for not taking down a video live-streamed by the alleged Christchurch gunman fast enough. The bill, aimed at pre...
Tags: Science, Australia, Christchurch, Facebook Inc, Christchurch New Zealand, Facebook Streamed Terrorism Passes Senate


Easy Come, Easy Go: How Hiap Seng Engineering (SGX:510) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 75% Of Their Cash Evaporate

Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! While not a mind-blowing move, it is good to see that the Hiap Seng Engineering Ltd (SGX:510) share price has gained 14% i...
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Colbert Roasts Trump’s Insane ‘Windmills Cause Cancer’ Rant

Stephen Colbert thought Donald Trump repeatedly pronouncing “origins” as “oranges” was one of the craziest things he’d ever heard—until Tuesday night when the president said the noise from wind turbines causes cancer. Trump was speaking at a Republican fundraiser this week when he started ranting about how “windmills”—as he incorrectly calls them—lower property values and kill birds. “It’s like a graveyard for birds,” he said. “It’s a cemetery, we’ll put a little statue for the poor birds.” “Yes...
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Trump's Goons Now Forced to Say They Have No Idea Whether Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

Last night at a Republican fundraiser in DC, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer with the citation, “They say the noise causes cancer.” This may be because the president has a grudge against wind power because he thought it would spoil the view from one of his golf courses in Scotland or it might just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Scotland, Renewable Energy, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Wind Energy, Clean Energy, Donald Trump, Wind Farms, Trump, Mind Garbage


So Will Smith Doesn't Exactly *Sing* in Aladdin, But It Works

When it comes to Aladdin songs, “Friend Like Me” is the showstopper. Sure “A Whole New World” is beautiful and “Prince Ali” is catchy, but it’s that big, intro song sung by the genie that sticks in your head the most. So when the lights went down at CinemaCon 2019 and “Friend Like Me” from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming …Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Nostalgia, Ali, Guy Ritchie, Aladdin, Cinemacon, Cinemacon 2019


A Japanese Crypto Startup Says It’s Hit a Rare $1 Billion Valuation

The startup has secured funding from investors including venture fund IDG Capital and crypto mining giant Bitmain Technologies Ltd., it said in the statement, but in a somewhat unusual step didn’t disclose how much money it had taken in. Liquid has commitments for about $50 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, a relatively small amount for such a lofty valuation. Startup valuations are viewed skeptically if the amount of capital raised is less than 10 percent.
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Angelina Jolie says she is not ruling out running for office: ‘Never say never!’

She may not be running in 2020 — but she isn’t ruling out the idea of holding elected office at some point.Angelina Jolie has told People Magazine that she is “looking to others for leadership” while noting “we have to change laws that treat women as second-class citizens”. The A-list actress has become a prominent voice for human rights in her role on the United Nations’ High Commission for Refugees in recent years, imploring countries to elevate more women into peacekeeping positions to combat...
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Why Autism Awareness Isn't Enough

Jennifer Dickson discusses the need for greater autism acceptance and more funding for supporting people with autism and their families.
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Poor diet causes one in seven deaths in Britain, Lancet finds

Unhealthy diet causes one in seven deaths in Britain every year, a Lancet study suggests. The research found lack of fruit and fibre is taking the heaviest toll, fuelling conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The study by the University of Washington identified lack of wholegrain, nuts and fruits as the worst elements of the British diet. Too much salt was the fourth biggest dietary risk factor, followed by too little vegetables. And the study found that fizzy drinks and process...
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Eastern Libya forces move west, clash with rivals south of Tripoli

The advance took diplomats and analysts by surprise, exploiting their focus on neighboring Algeria where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday after protests, to the relieve of Western countries valuing stability there. Libya -- in trouble since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 -- is divided between the internationally recognized government in Tripoli and a parallel administration allied to Khalifa Haftar. Now in a new escalation Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) moved i...
Tags: Science, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Algeria, Benghazi, Tripoli, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Eastern Libya, Libyan National Army LNA


One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

The research, published in the Lancet medical journal, found that among 195 countries studied, the proportion of diet-related deaths was highest in Uzbekistan and lowest in Israel. Consumption of healthier foods such as nuts and seeds, milk and whole grains was on average too low, and people consumed too many sugary drinks and too much processed meat and salt. The Global Burden of Disease study tracked trends from 1990 to 2017 of consumption of 15 dietary factors.
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The HPV Vaccine Is Already Dramatically Lowering Rates of Cervical Disease

A new study out Wednesday in the BMJ is the latest to showcase even the short-term benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It found that the routine vaccination of preteen girls in Scotland, starting in 2008, led to drastically lower rates of cervical disease by the time the girls turned 20. That included…Read more...
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Middle-aged treated like "second class citizens", with 25% of over-50's poorly treated in shops and hospitals

Age discrimination leaves people feeling like “second-class citizens” charities say, as a survey reveals that a quarter of people over 50 claim they have been unfairly treated in shops, restaurants and hospitals. Ageism also appeared to be linked to poorer health among those it affected, the study shows, with reported victims of age discrimination more likely to suffer health problems, or develop them over time. The findings have been published in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which ...
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Middle-aged treated like 'second class citizens', with 25 per cent of over-50's poorly treated in shops and hospitals

Age discrimination leaves people feeling like “second-class citizens” charities say, as a survey reveals that a quarter of people over 50 claim they have been unfairly treated in shops, restaurants and hospitals. Ageism also appeared to be linked to poorer health among those it affected, the study shows, with reported victims of age discrimination more likely to suffer health problems, or develop them over time. The findings have been published in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which ...
Tags: Science, University College London, Ansari, Sarah Jackson, The Lancet Public Health, Chris Radburn Chris Radburn


Senator Keeps Attacking a Law Crucial to Internet Speech—Only He Can't Seem to Read It

The economic juggernaut we call the internet has thrived principally thanks to a single U.S. law passed more than two decades ago—Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. It states quite simply that website operators shall not be treated as the publishers of information posted by their users. To wit, Gizmodo…Read more...
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Death of 8-year-old migrant boy caused by complications from the flu, bacterial infection: Autopsy

The death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in government custody on Christmas Eve was caused by complications from the flu and a bacterial infection, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by a U.S. medical examiner.
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Eastern Libya forces move west, skirmish south of Tripoli

Libya -- in trouble since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 -- is divided between the internationally recognized government in Tripoli and a parallel administration allied to Khalifa Haftar. Now in a new escalation Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) moved in the past days discreetly forces west with the LNA media office publishing on Wednesday videos of troops traveling on a coastal road from Benghazi, the main eastern city. In the evening a brief skirmish lasting one hour was reported...
Tags: Science, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Benghazi, Tripoli, Fayez Al Serraj, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Eastern Libya, Libyan National Army LNA, Gharyan


New Avengers: Endgame Footage Shows the Team Gearing Up for the Ultimate Fight

With just weeks to go before its release, we’re at peak Avengers: Endgame anticipation these days. CinemaCon 2019 audiences just got a glimpse of the most massive Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date, and io9 is there to report what we saw.Read more...
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Colorado lawmakers pass law overhauling oil and gas drilling regulations

Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill passed by majority Democrats, into law. The controversial measure, which proponents say is the most sweeping changes to regulations in energy-rich Colorado in decades, would give local communities more oversight over development in their jurisdictions. The legislation requires the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which oversees the industry, to hire a full-time staff of experts who will evaluate drilling impacts to air...
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FDA Warns of Incidents of Seizures Associated With Vaping

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is investigating a potential link between seizures and vaping after receiving dozens of voluntary reports over a nearly 10-year period.Read more...
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Amazon Cloud Storage Dilemma Exposed in Facebook's Latest Leak

“We’re looking into the situation and assessing any extra steps we can take,” came the response from Amazon security staff on Feb. 21 -- three weeks after Vickery initially brought the data exposure to Amazon’s attention. The trove in question included 540 million pieces of information, such as identification numbers, comments, reactions and account names, that had been culled from Facebook pages and stored on Amazon servers by Mexico City-based digital platform Cultura Colectiva. The records ...
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