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Foxconn: So, About That Factory in Wisconsin You Offered Us $4 Billion in Incentives to Build

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to reopen negotiations with Wisconsin officials over its heavily subsidized, troubled plans to build a massive facility in the state, CNBC reported on Tuesday, though the exact nature of what is up for discussion is not clear.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Factories, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Foxconn, Cnbc, Tony Evers


A Mini F-35?: Don't Get Crazy Over the XQ-58A Valkyrie (For Now)

Yet before we hail the Age of robo-warplanes, there are a few questions that need to be answered.What’s not to like about a robot wingman?(This first appeared several weeks ago.)There’s a lot of buzz about the first flight of an unmanned U.S. Air Force drone, designed to accompany manned combat aircraft into battle, that many believe will herald a new age of aerial warfare.Looking at a photo of the XQ-58A Valkyrie, and it’s easy to believe that something has changed. Today’s drones, such as the ...
Tags: Science, Arizona, Air Force, Valkyrie, Don, Cessna, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Yuma Proving Grounds, Attritable Aircraft Technology LCAAT


NASA’s InSight lander may have just captured a ‘Marsquake’ for the first time

NASA's Mars rovers have provided breathtaking images from the surface of Mars for many years, but listening to Mars is a whole other story. The InSight lander, which touched down on Mars in late 2018, is designed to listen closely to the inner workings of the planet, and it may have just nailed a huge milestone.In a new blog post, NASA reveals what appears to be a recording of audio from the first Marsquake observed by the lander. It's a small step in a long road ahead for InSight, but i...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Bruce Banerdt, Marsquake


I Like Scary Movies Is a Horror Fan's Instagram Dream

The website for the event titled I Like Scary Movies describes it as “an interactive art installation.” But what does that mean exactly? Since it’s filled with displays paying tribute to films like The Shining, Beetlejuice, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Lost Boys, and It: Chapter One, I simply had to find out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, It, Installations, The Shining, Beetlejuice, Installation Art, The Lost Boys, A Nightmare On Elm Street, I Like Scary Movies


Does Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited's (ASX:SXE) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll look at Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited's (ASX:SXE) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us...
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Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge

Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s DotA 2-playing machine, but we’ll take whichever one is the first to master Magic: The Gathering – humanity’s hardest game. A trio of scientists led by independent researcher Alex Churchill recently published research in pre-print archive arXiv that appears to establish that Magic: The Gathering, a colle...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Alex Churchill


Guillermo del Toro's Next Movie May Not Have a Creature in It, But It Might Have Leonardo DiCaprio

Guillermo del Toro has been very careful in selecting his follow-up to his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, but that movie may now be solidified after landing one of the biggest stars in the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guillermo Del Toro, Leonardo Dicaprio, Film Noir, Nightmare Alley


Canada oil sands CO2 emissions hugely underestimated: study

Canada's oil sands CO2 emissions are significantly higher than indicated by industry data collected using internationally recommended methods, according to a study published Tuesday. Environment Canada scientists flying over the region took atmospheric measurements and found CO2 emission intensities up to 123 percent higher than current estimates. "This leads to 64 percent higher annual GHG emissions from surface mining operations, and 30 percent higher overall oil sands GHG emissions (17 Mt) ...
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Possible 'marsquake' detected for first time on red planet

Nasa probe InSight picks up slight tremor that fits profile of similar episodes on the moonA Nasa probe has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a “marsquake”, marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.The breakthrough came five months after robotic probe InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down on the surface of Mars to...
Tags: Space, Science, California, Nasa, Mars


Waymo Announces It's Opening an Autonomous Car Factory in Detroit

It’s official: Waymo is opening an autonomous vehicle factory in Motor City.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Autonomous Vehicles, Detroit, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Motor City Read


Texas Instruments' Forecast Stokes Optimism for a Chip Revival

On average, analysts predicted profit of $1.24 a share and sales of $3.66 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The company’s shares rallied after the initial numbers were released, but lost ground later during a conference call, when Chief Financial Officer Rafael Lizardi offered a more subdued outlook. It happens every few years because of the way the industry works,” Lizardi said in an interview.
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Texas Instruments, Forecast Stokes Optimism, Rafael Lizardi, Lizardi


John McAfee Vows to Unmask Crypto’s Satoshi Nakamoto, Then Backs Off

After previously telling Bloomberg he would expose Nakamoto “within a week,” he backed off the plan. McAfee said Tuesday on Twitter the controversy could hurt his efforts to fight an extradition to the U.S. The background of Nakamoto -- a pseudonym that is thought to refer to a person or group of people -- has been fiercely debated for years, with a long list of discredited theories fueling suspicion Bitcoin’s pioneer is probably dead.
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John McAfee Vows to Unmask Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto

After previously telling Bloomberg he would expose Nakamoto “within a week,” he backed off the plan. McAfee said Tuesday on Twitter the controversy could hurt his efforts to fight an extradition to the U.S. The background of Nakamoto -- a pseudonym that is thought to refer to a person or group of people -- has been fiercely debated for years, with a long list of discredited theories fueling suspicion Bitcoin’s pioneer is probably dead.
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Satoshi Nakamoto, McAfee, Nakamoto, John McAfee Vows, Unmask Bitcoin


AbbVie's Skyrizi drug to treat psoriasis wins U.S. approval

AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Skyrizi drug as a treatment for plaque psoriasis at a time when its blockbuster psoriasis drug, Humira, faces patent pressures. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition. The approval of Skyrizi, an injectable drug, is based on results from AbbVie's global Phase 3 psoriasis program, which assessed the safety and efficacy of the drug in adults with moderate to severe plaque p...
Tags: Science, Humira, U S Food and Drug Administration, AbbVie Inc, Skyrizi


Trump Is at His Most Relatable Complaining About Losing Twitter Followers

 President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, and according to the Washington Post, the leader of the free world spent a significant amount of time complaining to Dorsey about his perception that Twitter has intentionally lowered his follower count.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Washington Post, White House, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Twitter followers, Trump Administration


Avengers: Endgame Is Overwhelmingly Epic and Immensely Satisfying

Avengers: Endgame is everything you’ve ever dreamed a Marvel movie could be. It’s a three-hour adrenaline shot to the heart featuring mysteries solved, consequences suffered, shock, awe, and delight. Some scenes have a scope so huge, the mind reels to comprehend what you’re watching. Others are so poignant and small,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Marvel, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Russo brothers, Jeremy Renner, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Paul Rudd, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Karen Gillan


How to Sign In to Twitter

On Tuesday, the president of the United States began his day with his usual peripatetic stream of tweets that appear to be random but are surely formulated according to a deliberate and thoughtful plan. Amidst the ramblings, President Trump indicated that he may need a little IT help when it comes to using Twitter,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, United States, Jack Dorsey, Trump, Just Good Information To Know


Trump Meets Twitter's Dorsey After Fuming Over ‘Political Games’

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory” practices by the social media company.
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Bloomberg Twitter Inc


Nintendo's Big Rally on China Prospects Hasn't Scared Off Shorts

Nintendo’s stock has rallied 27 percent this year, the best start since 2015. Hedge funds even added to those positions last Friday -- the day Nintendo shares rallied 15 percent as China gave a nod to Switch game sales in the country. The clash raises the stakes for Thursday, when rookie President Shuntaro Furukawa will unveil financial results for the last fiscal year and guidance for the coming one.
Tags: Science, China, Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa


Yes, I Can Eat That: How to Deal With the Diabetes 'Food Police'

If someone asks if you can eat a certain food because you have diabetes, here are three possible ways to respond.
Tags: Science, Diabetes Food Police


SpaceIL’s lunar lander crashed because of ‘manual command’

It's now been a couple of weeks since Israel's first attempt to land on the Moon was met with disaster at the last possible moment. The SpaceIL Beresheet lander crashed onto the Moon after what appeared to be some kind of engine failure in the final moments of approach, but new information is coming to light that suggests the engine may have had a good reason for shutting down.A recent statement from SpaceIL offers a bit more context for the way the mission came to its unfortunate end, t...
Tags: Science, Israel, Moon, Beresheet


Trump Meets Twitter’s Dorsey After Fuming Over ‘Political Games’

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory” practices by the social media company.
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Bloomberg Twitter Inc, Trump Meets Twitter


Can Diet and Exercise Actually Improve PCOS Symptoms?

Here’s what experts know so far.
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Still Reeling From Idai, Mozambique Faces Another Powerful Cyclone This Week

Mozambique is still reeling from Cyclone Idai, which struck the country hard last month, claiming over 1,000 lives across the region. Now a new cyclone is on the horizon, threatening to stretch already thin resources even thinner.Read more...
Tags: Science, Storms, Mozambique, Cyclones, Not Again, Cyclone Kenneth, Idai Mozambique


SoFi Is in Talks With Qatar for $500 Million Funding Round

The new round, which could close as soon as this week, is said to value the startup at an amount similar to the $4.3 billion valuation of its 2017 funding round, led by Silver Lake. A SoFi spokeswoman declined to comment. San Francisco-based SoFi has launched a number of new products in recent years, but it has also seen a slew of management changes, increased competition and a slowdown in its main business: lending.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Qatar, SoFi, Silver Lake A SoFi


Libyan forces push back Haftar's troops south of Tripoli: witnesses

The town of Aziziya was fully under the control of the Tripoli forces, with shops reopening after days of fighting, a Reuters team at the scene said. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival government in eastern Libya, mounted an offensive on Tripoli almost three weeks ago but despite heavy fighting last week it has failed to breach the city's southern defenses. In recent days, forces backing the Tripoli administration have pushed back the LNA in some areas.
Tags: Science, Libya, Reuters, Tripoli, LNA, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA, Aziziya


If You've Tried to Hide Your Diabetes Supplies, You Might Relate to James Norton's Tricks

British actor James Norton shares how he hides his diabetes when he is onstage or filming a TV show or movie.
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Is Baby Powder Safe to Use? Depends on What’s in It

There are better ways to smooth a baby's bottom, experts warn.
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'Marsquake' detected for first time, Nasa says

Nasa has detected a probable "Marsquake" for the first time. The suspected seismic event on the Red Planet was recorded using silicon sensors developed in the UK. A dome-shaped apparatus known as Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure [SEIS] landed on Mars last year equipped with the sensors, which were built with £4 million in funding from the UK Space Agency Nasa said the measuring of the quake, which occurred on April 6, marked the "birth of a new discipline - Martian seismology". Chris Sk...
Tags: UK, Science, London, California, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Cnes, Imperial College, Red Planet, SEIS, Tom Pike, Marsquake, Chris Skidmore, UK Space Agency Nasa


The Initial Thoughts That Went Through My Mind After My Cancer Diagnosis

The author shares the emotions she felt after her multiple myeloma diagnosis.
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