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To My Sibling With Autism: We Are in This Together

Alexis Holmgren shares an open letter to her brother who has autism.
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Singapore's Fake News Bill Set to Become Law in Second Half

The aim of the proposed laws isn’t to suppress information, but rather to equip Singaporeans with facts so they can engage in public discourse, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran told Bloomberg Television on Monday. Singapore sought feedback from technology and media companies during the drafting of the bill, he said. The Southeast Asian country announced plans this month to introduce tough new laws to hold online outlets accountable for the spread of fake news, putting pre...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Bloomberg Television, Facebook Inc, Southeast Asian


Activists Push South Africa Pension Funds to Tally Climate Costs

Shareholder activists Just Share and environmental law organization ClientEarth have written to more than 50 funds in Africa’s most-industrialized nation about their duty to savers. The local industry oversees about 4.2 trillion rand ($300 billion) in retirement investments, according to the two groups. Legal opinion commissioned by the campaigners shows that failing to meet the requirement on climate change “would likely amount to a breach of duty by the board of a pension fund,” they said in...
Tags: Science, Africa, South Africa, ClientEarth


Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation


Here's Your Spoiler-Laden Discussion Zone for Game of Thrones' Season Premiere

We’ve been waiting long enough, but at long last: Game of Thrones is back, for one last time. Want to hang out with fellow io9 commenters and discuss the season premiere in all its detail? You can do so at your leisure in this blog post, right here!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Open Channel


Musk Tweets Another Tesla Forecast in Midst of Talks With SEC

Musk wrote Sunday that Tesla will make more than 500,000 cars in the next 12 months. A similar tweet sent almost two months ago in which Musk said the company would build half a million vehicles in 2019 led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to argue he was in contempt of a settlement reached with the regulator last year. The latest forecast, given as a seemingly innocuous aside in a discussion about the future value of Tesla vehicles, nonetheless came as Musk’s lawyers are negotiatin...
Tags: Science, Tesla, SEC, Musk, U S Securities and Exchange Commission


Record-early Alaska river thaw follows high winter temperatures

Key Alaska rivers that are usually frozen at this time of year are now free-flowing, with record-early thaws following record-high winter and spring temperatures. In the interior Alaska city of Nenana, ice on the Tanana River gave way just after midnight on Sunday. It was by far the earliest breakup in the 102-year history of the Nenana Ice Classic, an iconic Alaska betting pool in which participants predict when thaw will sink a wooden tripod placed on the ice.
Tags: Science, Alaska, Tanana River, Nenana


Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On

(Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Jack Ma again encouraged tech workers to embrace the industry’s extreme-overtime culture, defying a growing social media backlash.
Tags: Science, Jack Ma, Bloomberg Billionaire Jack Ma


U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo

The United States will use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for his country's crisis and will make clear to Cuba and Russia they will pay a price for supporting him, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Pompeo made the comments in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, the final stop of a three-day trip to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where Washington's concerns are f...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Russia, United States, Peru, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Cucuta, Chile Paraguay


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant.
Tags: Science, Ap, Tokyo, Fukushima


Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, […]
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Did Changing Sentiment Drive Matrix Composites & Engineering's (ASX:MCE) Share Price Down A Painful 71%?

Matrix Composites & Engineering Ltd (ASX:MCE) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 10% in the last month. But that can't change the reality that over the longer term (five years), the returns have been really q...
Tags: Science, MCE, Matrix Composites Engineering Ltd ASX


Dog the Bounty Hunter Star Beth Chapman Shows Off Her Bright Smile a Week After Hospitalization

Beth Chapman Shows Off Bright Smile Week After Hospitalization
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The Battle Rages On in the First Full Trailer for Clone Wars' Return

Their journey didn’t quite end the way we wanted it to. It didn’t quite end the way perhaps even Lucasfilm had wanted it to, considering there were plans for plenty more stories to tell. But now, six years after it concluded, the Clone Wars animated series is back to tell Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan’s tales once more!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Obi Wan, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Anakin Ahsoka


Report: Apple May Spend Over Half a Billion on Its Subscription Game Service

Sources say Apple is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, and may exceed half a billion dollars in total funding, for its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, the Financial Times reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Subscriptions, Financial Times, Apple Arcade


China Wins Allies for Web Vision in Ideological Battle With U.S.

Vietnam and Thailand are among the Southeast Asian nations warming to a governance model that twins sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls -- because it helps preserve the regime in power. A growing number of the region’s increasingly autocratic governments watched enviously the emergence of Chinese corporate titans from Tencent Holdings Ltd. to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. -- in spite of draconian online curbs. The more free-wheeling Silicon Valley model once seemed unquestion...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, China, Thailand, Silicon Valley, Vietnam, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd


Annual Competition to Guess When Alaskan River Will Thaw Ends on Earliest Date Since 1917

The Nenana Ice Classic, a betting match on when ice on Alaska’s Tanana River breaks up enough to tip a tripod linked to a clock, set a record this weekend by ending nearly a week earlier than ever recorded, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Alaska, Ice, Climatology, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Tanana River, Nenana Ice Classic


What This Church's Facebook Post Got Wrong About Autism

Katelyn Decker discusses a Bethel Church Facebook post that suggested praying for a cure for autism.
Tags: Science, Facebook Post, Katelyn Decker, Bethel Church Facebook


The $18 Billion Electric-Car Bubble at Risk of Bursting in China

The rush is on even as the government pulls back on the subsidies that juiced the industry to begin with. There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China, more than triple the number from two years ago. While sales of passenger EVs are projected to reach a record 1.6 million units this year, that’s likely not enough to keep all those assembly lines humming, prompting warnings that the ballooning EV market could burst and leave behind only a few survivors.
Tags: Science, China


Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to nearly complete results published by the justice ministry. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively. "For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party,"...
Tags: Science, Finland, Rinne, Social Democrats, Juha Sipila, National Coalition, Centre party, Finns Party


Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

The capital Port-au-Prince’s fragile power grid was dealt a blow when Novum Energy Trading Corp suspended shipments in February, leaving residents without electricity for days and many gas stations with no fuel at the pumps. Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diese...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Port Au Prince, Western Hemisphere, Novum, Novum Energy Trading Corp


The First Footage From The Mandalorian Just Kicked Our Damn Ass

Fans who watched The Mandalorian panel online during Star Wars Celebration Sunday missed one key thing: never-before-seen footage for the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series. In the room, executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni showed a behind the scenes featurette as well as full scene and trailer.…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal, Star Wars Celebration, Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


New Jersey preschoolers have highest autism rates in the nation, researchers say

Rates in New Jersey have tripled in a generation, Rutgers researchers say. One in 35 NJ children is diagnosed by age 4, the nation's highest rate.
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Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result

The center-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 16.7 percent of the advance votes, after 47 percent of ballots were counted. The Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.5 percent. If final results confirm the outcome, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne could become Finland's first leftist prime minister in two decades.
Tags: Science, Finland, Juha Sipila, Petteri Orpo, Antti Rinne


Saga Is Officially Entering Its Endgame

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ groundbreaking sci-fi epic Saga has been, err, well.. a saga. But all things have an end, and now we know that Saga itself is beginning the path to its own—it’s just going to be a little while until we get there.Read more...
Tags: Science, Saga, Image Comics, Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples


Finnish Social Democrats score first in advance voting in election

The centre-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 17.2 percent of the advance ballots. The Centre Party of outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.4 percent. About 36 percent of voting-age Finns cast their votes in a seven-day advance voting period that ended on Tuesday.
Tags: Science, Juha Sipila, Petteri Orpo


Row with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diesel and other products through a program called Petrocaribe.     But the scheme fell apart last year due to economic turmoil in Venezuela, forcing Haiti - a nation of 11 million people - to return to international markets.    ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Western Hemisphere, Petrocaribe, Novum


Finland: Early count gives left-wing party slight lead

HELSINKI (AP) — Early returns in Finland's parliamentary election on Sunday have the center-left Social Democratic Party in first place and the conservative National Coalition Party not far behind with most of the ballots that were cast in advance already counted.
Tags: Science, Ap, Finland, Helsinki, Social Democratic Party, National Coalition Party


Diabetes Download: What If I No Longer Feel My Lows Like I Used To?

Nalani Haviland, PA-C, explains what to do if you notice you aren't feeling hypoglycemia like you used to.
Tags: Science, Nalani Haviland


Israeli spacecraft crashes into pieces attempting moon landing, dashing hopes of making history

The lander named Beresheet (“In the beginning” in Hebrew)  was attempting to become the first privately funded mission to land on the moon.
Tags: Science, Beresheet



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