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The Magicians' Showrunners Explain That 'Deliberate,' and Very Permanent, Finale Decision

Did my office suddenly fill up with onions, or am I still bawling my eyes out? The season finale of The Magicians pulled one of its biggest, and most shocking, surprises to date. You might think (or hope) it’ll lead to another epic quest, like the one to bring back magic in season three. But according to the…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Syfy, The Magicians, Lev Grossman, John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Henry Alonso Myers


This Autism Awareness Month, Please Listen to Autistic People

Jessica Chen explains why autistic adults should be the ones people listen to during Autism Awareness Month and beyond.
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The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also have physical effects.
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Samsung's Foldable Screens Fail in Some Test Models

Several publications, including Bloomberg News, outlined a bevy of problems with test versions of the device, which folds inward like a notebook. Bloomberg’s review unit experienced issues after a plastic protective layer was removed on Monday. Samsung representatives on Thursday said they had no immediate comment.
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Samsung's Foldable Screens Fail in Some Early Review Models

Several publications, including Bloomberg News, outlined a bevy of problems with test versions of the device, which folds inward like a notebook. Bloomberg’s review unit experienced issues after a plastic protective layer was removed on Monday. Then the display failed to operate properly.
Tags: Science, Samsung, Bloomberg, Bloomberg News, Foldable Screens Fail


Pinterest IPO Raises $1.4 Billion as It Shuns Social-Media Tag

The outcome Wednesday was that it raised about $1.4 billion in an above-range initial public offering. Pinterest operates in a crowded digital marketing space, where Google and Facebook Inc. get the lion’s share of ad dollars, and a smattering of smaller platforms like Twitter Inc. and Snap Inc. get the rest. The San Francisco-based company, which serves as a sort of digital bulletin board for pictures and ideas for furniture, fashion, weddings, recipes and more, has a direct line to millions ...
Tags: Google, Science, Pinterest, San Francisco, Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, Snap Inc, Pinterest IPO


FCC Chief Moves to Deny China Mobile's Bid to Enter U.S.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday he was scheduling a vote May 9 on a measure to deny the application of China Mobile USA, described as a Delaware-registered subsidiary that is indirectly controlled by the Chinese government, on national security grounds. Parent company China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile phone operator by customers, with about 899 million subscribers. China Mobile is seeking approval to be listed as a “common carrier” that would enable ...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Delaware, China Mobile, Ajit Pai, China Mobile USA


TIE Fighter, and Star Wars' Idea of the Good Imperial

Today Marvel Comics launched TIE Fighter, a miniseries about an elite squadron of Imperial pilots who find treachery among their ranks. It ties into the upcoming novel Alphabet Squadron, starring an ex-TIE pilot who defects to the fledgling New Republic, but it got me thinking about another story of a TIE pilot, one…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Marvel Comics, Tie Fighter, New Republic, Imperial, Today Marvel Comics, Alphabet Squadron, Maarek Stele, Good Imperial


Chicago Police Bust Alleged Car2Go Theft Ring, With Up to 100 Vehicles Believed Stolen

Thieves have stolen an astonishing number of Car2Go vehicles in the city of Chicago, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with up to 100 cars reported missing. According to , the Chicago Police Department said in a statement that 16 people have been detained for questioning.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Chicago, Rentals, Ridesharing, Chicago Police Department, Car Rentals, Car2go


A fossil hunter is selling a baby T-rex on eBay, and scientists are livid

One of the great things about the world of science is that researchers in most fields tend to be incredibly open with their work. Many publish papers that are available to anyone who wants to read them, and paleontologists in particular love to show what they've discovered, lending fossils of ancient creatures to museums and institutions where they can be studied further and enjoyed by the general public.Fossil hunter Alan Detrich has gone firmly against that trend, deciding to list the tiny...
Tags: Science, Montana, Ebay, Alan Detrich, Detrich, University of Kansas Natural History Museum Now


Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role in President Donald Trump's policy of boosting energy production, has been finalizing his departure, the source said. Perry's plan was first reported by Bloomberg. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie A...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Washington, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Perry, Steve Holland, Eric Beech, Leslie Adler, Reuters U S Energy, Bloomberg Reporting


Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

The scientists emphasized that their work did not even come close to reawakening consciousness in the disembodied pig brains. The research grew out of efforts to enhance the study of brain development, disorders and evolution. The main practical application is the prospect of allowing scientists to analyze whole brain specimens of large mammals in three dimensions, rather than through studies confined to small tissue samples, Yale said.
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Measles Cases Are Rising Across The U.S. Here's What You Should Know.

With the disease spreading to new states and the number of cases only expected to rise, here’s what you need to know.
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Pinterest Tops Targeted IPO Range to Raise $1.4 Billion

Based on the number of Class A and B shares outstanding after the offer, as detailed in a regulatory filing, Pinterest’s IPO price would value it at about $10.1 billion. Including restricted stock and additional shares that could be sold by the underwriters, the IPO values the San Francisco-based company at about $12.7 billion, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because those details weren’t public. Pinterest’s last valuation, from a private funding round in ...
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New Scam Has Men in White Vans Offering People Money for 'DNA Samples'

If you thought face-to-face confidence scams were obsolete thanks to the wonders of modern connectivity, well, think again. Today’s grifts have only gotten creepier.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicaid Fraud, Health Information, Health Scams, Confidence Scams


California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a Los Angeles water utility that agreed […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Nation, Colorado River, FLAGSTAFF Ariz, U S West The Imperial Irrigation District


YouTube's CEO Responds to Its Bad Content Problem, Exposes the Core of Its Platform Problem

Seemingly with each passing week, YouTube faces another content moderation problem. And despite the company’s own efforts at moderating its platform, it can’t seem to get its hands around the problem.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki


Study: Researchers successfully treat babies with 'bubble boy' disease using gene therapy

St. Jude researchers reported that babies in the trial developed fully functioning immune systems.
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NASA plans to send astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole in five years

NASA is moving forward with plans to send a crewed mission to the lunar surface by 2024, a goal that will be impossible to achieve without additional funding and support that the U.S. government has not yet confirmed it is willing to offer. Nevertheless, the agency is working hard on many of the preliminary aspects of the mission, including choosing a landing site, and boy did they pick a neat one.In an announcement on NASA's website, the agency reveals that it will be targeting the South Po...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Boeing, South Pole, Steven Clarke


Who Is Terry Gou? iPhone Billionaire to Run for President of Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group assembles phones and gadgets found in almost every household in the developed world, including most of Apple Inc.’s iPhones and scores of devices for other brands. It’s a business that presents both strengths and drawbacks as Gou seeks to challenge Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a China critic whose party supports formal independence. While he’s admired as one of Taiwan’s most successful entrepreneurs -- a strong leader who can negotiate with both China and the U.S....
Tags: Science, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Apple Inc, Tsai Ing, Foxconn Technology Group, Gou, Terry Gou


Mustang Bio Soars 485% After Its Novel Gene Therapy Cured ‘Bubble Boys’

Mustang Bio Inc. skyrocketed as much as 485 percent to $15.55 in late U.S. trading on Wednesday following news that the boys treated with an experimental therapy treatment it licensed from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are now living normal lives. Mustang Bio is an offshoot of Fortress Biotech Inc., a company run by Rosenwald and fellow entrepreneur Michael Weiss that specializes in investigating promising compounds.
Tags: Science, Rosenwald, St Jude Children 's Research Hospital, Michael Weiss, Mustang Bio Inc, Mustang Bio, Fortress Biotech Inc


Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban.
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Here's How Friday's Full Moon Will Mess With Your Head

The moon reaches peak fullness on Friday, April 19, and it's going to inspire us to keep working at our interpersonal relationships, and our relationship with ourselves.
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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Sliced Deli Meat, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-year listeria outbreak linked to sliced deli meat or cheese contaminated with the bacteria listeria monocytogenes that has ...
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Profitable Zoom Video Tops $9 Billion Valuation After IPO

The listing is set to be fourth biggest in the U.S. so far this year, after Lyft Inc.’s $2.34 billion IPO and Tradeweb Markets Inc.’s $1.24 billion offer in March. Digital scrapbook company Pinterest Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $1.27 billion in its IPO Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc., whose IPO is expected to take place in May, is likely to be the largest in the U.S. this year.
Tags: Science, Lyft Inc, Pinterest Inc, Tradeweb Markets Inc, March Digital, IPO Wednesday Uber Technologies Inc


Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket sends Cygnus cargo ship to the space station

Almost four tons of supplies, hardware and science payloads are heading to the International Space Station after today’s launch of a robotic Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship. The spacecraft, dubbed the SS Roger Chaffee in honor of one of the astronauts killed in the 1967 Apollo 1 launch-pad fire, was sent into orbit from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast at 4:46 p.m. ET (1:46 p.m. PT) atop Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket. The afternoon launch could be seen from a wide area...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Nasa, Atlantic, International Space Station, East Coast, Northrop Grumman, Cygnus, Roger Chaffee, Wallops, Northrop Grumman Cygnus


Stanford Clears Faculty Members Linked to Unethical CRISPR Baby Experiment

A Stanford investigation has cleared three prominent faculty members of helping with a controversial gene-editing experiment led by disgraced Chinese geneticist He Jiankui. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Bioethics, Research Ethics, He Jiankui, He Jiankui Read


You Can Blame Your Allergies For a Lot of Symptoms This Spring, but This Isn't 1 of Them

If you struggle with seasonal allergies, you know how awful they can feel. The symptoms of pollen allergies often mimic a relentless cold, but if your nagging cough and runny nose come with a fever, it's unlikely that your allergies are to blame.
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You Can Blame Your Allergies For a Lot of Symptoms This Spring, but This Isn't 1 of Them

If you struggle with seasonal allergies, you know how awful they can feel. The symptoms of pollen allergies often mimic a relentless cold, but if your nagging cough and runny nose come with a fever, it's unlikely that your allergies are to blame.
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When I Realized My Next Door Neighbor Was Also a Heart Mama

A mother whose daughter has a congenital heart disease (CHD) explains the bond she created with her next-door neighbor who also has a child with a CHD.
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