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An Emergency Battery/Starter for your Car

Murphy’s Law dictates that dead batteries always fail at the worst possible time and place. We’ve all had a dead battery surprise us in our car.  There’s nothing worse than when you’re running late, you get into your car, attempt to start it, and instead of the engine happily springing into life as commanded, there’s nothing more than a sluggish groan and – even worse – possibly the clacking of the starter motor relay opening and closing.Hopefully, when such a misfortune befalls us, we’re not fa...
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Is SIA Engineering Company Limited’s (SGX:S59) Cash Outlook Optimistic?

Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! Two important questions to ask before you buy SIA Engineering Company Limited (SGX:S59) is, how it makes money and how it spe...
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Scientists warn of pandemic endangering amphibians

A deadly disease affecting amphibians has descended into a global pandemic that has already wiped out 90 species, a prominent US biologist warned Thursday at the World Organisation for Animal Health Aquatic Conference in Santiago, Chile. Chytridiomycosis is caused by a fungus -- Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis -- that attacks the skin of frogs, toads and other amphibians. Over the past five years, the highly contagious disease has already caused nearly 90 species to disappear, with over 500 imp...
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Japan probe sends 'impactor' to blast asteroid

A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. The explosive mission is the riskiest yet attempted by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 probe that aims to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth. Hayabusa2 released the so-called "small carry-on impactor" -- a cone-shaped device capped with a copper bottom -- as scheduled, as the probe hovered ...
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Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system. Friday’s mission is the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it has to immediately get away so it […]
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Antarctic: No role for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

Scientists say natural events are driving the ice changes near Britain's Halley base in Antarctica.
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Researchers developed algorithms that mimic the human brain (and the results don’t suck)

A pair of researchers recently developed a method for successfully conducting unsupervised machine learning that closely mimics how scientists believe the human brain works. These biologically-feasible algorithms could provide an alternate path forward for the field of AI. IBM researcher Dmitry Krotov and John J. Hopfield, inventor of the associative neural network, developed a set of algorithms that teach machines in the same loose, unfettered way humans learn. Their algorithms allow machines t...
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Spending 20-minutes in nature could make you less stressed out

Most people welcome spending time in nature and green space. After all, taking a few moments in the outdoors offers a much-needed break from the chaos of everyday life. And it can also lend positive physiological benefits, including lower stress levels, fewer symptoms of depression, and even a lower mortality rate.  Still, despite everything scientists know about the connection between nature and well-being, they still can't say with certainty how much time outdoors leads to improved mental...
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Climate change blights children's lives in Bangladesh

Environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh, including prompting many families to push their daughters into child marriages, UNICEF said Friday. "Climate change is deepening the environmental threat faced by families in Bangladesh's poorest communities, leaving them unable to keep their children properly housed, fed, healthy and educated," the UN children's agency said in a report.
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What to Know About Heart Valve Replacements as Mick Jagger Reportedly Recovers from Surgery

Mick Jagger Undergoes Heart Valve Replacement: What to Know About the Surgery
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Canada Supreme Court rejects Ecuador damages appeal against Chevron

Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a group of Ecuadoran villagers seeking compensation from the Canadian subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron over oil pollution in the Amazon jungle. The indigenous villagers from central Ecuador want the company to pay for pollution of native lands between 1964 and 1992 by Texaco, a US oil subsidiary the firm bought in 2001. The decision, for which the court did not offer a reason, puts an end to the group's attempt to sue Chev...
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UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids’ lives, future

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes hundreds of […]
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UN: Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladesh children

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A new report by the United Nations children’s agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impacts of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change. The UNICEF report released Friday said the tally includes Rohingya refugee […]
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On Star Trek: Discovery, Fate Is What You Make of It—As Long as You're a New Character

Time has become of great importance to Star Trek: Discovery, as its second season races to a dramatic conclusion—and with it, questions of fate and destiny. Tonight’s episode brought those issues to the forefront...although whether it did so successfully depends on who among the Discovery crew you might ask.Read more...
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UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children's agency released Friday.
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Exclusive: Saudi Arabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop 'NOPEC' - sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to U.S. antitrust lawsuits, three sources familiar with Saudi energy policy said. Two of the sources said the plan had been discussed with OPEC members and one source briefed on Saudi oil policy said Riyadh had also communicated the threat to senior U.S. energy officials. The chances of the U.S. bill known as NOPEC coming into force are slim...
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US backs off appeal of Montana energy lease cancellation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back its fight against oil and gas leases on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. The leases are in the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) Badger-Two Medicine area bordering Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Reservation. The Obama administration had cancelled the leases […]
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The Society's First Chilling Teaser Is Full of Modern Lord of the Flies Horror

In Netflix’s upcoming series The Society, written by Chris Keyser and directed by Marc Webb, the young people of a nondescript New England town wake up one day to discover that they’re...home, but not home. Everything about the town looks and feels the same, save for the fact that all of the adults have suddenly…Read more...
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Plastic Patrol: 'I've pulled engines out of the water'

Paddle boarder Lizzie Carr takes her plastic patrol to the waterways.
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Will You Get Alzheimer's If Your Relative Has It?

Here's what you should know if you are concerned that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease makes you more likely to get it as well.
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Oklahoma drops several claims in opioid case against J&J, Teva

The move by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter came ahead of an upcoming May 28 trial, the first in the United States to result from roughly 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold manufacturers of painkillers responsible for contributing to the epidemic. Hunter dropped the claims after announcing last week that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP had along with the wealthy Sackler family who own it reached a $270 million settlement. Hunter said he would continue to bring a public nuisance claim agains...
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Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

For heavy drinkers, consuming four or more drinks a day, blood pressure rises significantly and the risk of stroke increases by around 35 percent, the study found. "The key message here is that, at least for stroke, there is no protective effect of moderate drinking," said Zhengming Chen, a professor at Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Population Health who co-led the research. "The genetic evidence shows the protective effect is not real." The World Health Organization (WHO) estima...
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Scientists Say They've Ruled Out Stephen Hawking's Theory About Dark Matter

A group of scientists have disproved Stephen Hawking's proposed explanation for mysterious dark matter.
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Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA braces for low output from crucial crude upgraders

PUNTO FIJO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA expects its crucial crude upgraders to operate well below capacity this month, according to industry sources and documents seen by Reuters, as U.S. sanctions and energy blackouts hit the OPEC nation's oil industry. Venezuela depends on the upgraders, which are mostly operated by joint ventures with foreign companies, to convert the extra-heavy crude oil produced in the Orinoco Belt into exportable grades usable in overseas ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Reuters, PDVSA, Orinoco Belt, PUNTO FIJO CARACAS Reuters Venezuelan state


Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke Are Writing a New Pan's Labyrinth Novel

As much as Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy/horror film about a young girl dealing with the psychological trauma of living through war, it’s also a dark, mesmerizing fairytale about fantastical creatures and realms that exist beyond the bounds of human imagination. Now, more than a decade after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, War, Guillermo Del Toro, Fairy Tales, Cornelia Funke, Pans Labyrinth


Google Scraps New AI Ethics Council After Outcry

The Alphabet Inc. company introduced the group, called the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), on March 26. Google asked the eight members to advise the company on knotty ethical questions on products such as facial-recognition software and algorithmic bias. Within a week, one person declined the invitation and another became the target of a pointed petition from Google staff as well as criticism from outside advocates.
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Samsung Profit Drops Most in Four Years as Chip Prices Slump

Operating income fell 60 percent to about 6.2 trillion won ($5.5 billion) in the three months ended March, according to preliminary results released Friday from the Suwon, South Korea-based company. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a 56 percent slump to an average of 6.93 trillion won. Samsung issued a rare warning last month that its results would be short of estimates, reflecting slower orders from data center owners such as Amazon.com Inc. and handset makers including Apple Inc. ...
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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe is blasting a hole in an asteroid tonight (and that’s awesome)

It’s a big day for space: launches, tests, orbits, and now a distant probe is going to shoot an asteroid with its space gun and make a new crater to play in. It’s Hayabusa 2, Japan’s ambitious and so far highly successful sample return mission to an object called Ryugu. Launched in 2014, Hayabusa 2 has been in the region of Ryugu for several months, carrying out a series of investigations. It has four small landers on board, two of which it dropped off late last year, and which have been hopping...
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Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru

Researchers believe the four-metre-long mammal, found in Peru, was able to swim and walk on land.
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Low booze consumption does not protect people from strokes, study finds

Moderate drinking of one or two glasses a day does not protect against stroke, say researchersA low level of alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, new research suggests, in the latest blow to the idea that a few drinks can be beneficial to health.At least 100,000 people have strokes in the UK every year, according to recent figures. It had been thought that low levels of alcohol consumption might have a protective effect against stroke, as well as other diseases and conditions. No...
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