Brazil's Petrobras details refinery, other asset sale plans

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras on Friday for the first time detailed long-awaited plans to sell a series of refineries and other assets as the company focuses on its core oil and gas exploration business. Petrobras, or Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said its board had approved a plan to sell eight refineries in Brazil, including its large, recently built Abreu e Lima unit, according to a securities filing. The company also said it will sell a gas station chain in Uruguay, called PUDS...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Uruguay, Lima, Petrobras, Abreu, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, BR Distribuidora SA

Google Staffers Share Stories of ‘Systemic’ Retaliation

The claims of retaliation are the latest in a series of internal upheavals over issues ranging from the use of artificial intelligence for military purposes to executive misconduct and the rights of contract workers. Alphabet Inc.’s Google set the standard in Silicon Valley for employing and retaining scores of highly-trained computer scientists. Employees registered a decline of faith in Google’s executives in recent internal surveys.
Tags: Google, Science, Silicon Valley, Alphabet Inc

Elon Musk Reaches Deal With the SEC Requiring Tougher Oversight of His Bad Tweets

Elon Musk has reached a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission following a dispute over his bad tweets and what he can—or more specifically, can’t—share on the platform after he was accused of violating the terms of an earlier agreement. It now looks like Musk will (for real) have to clear some of his…Read more...
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Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high .
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I Wouldn't Even Make My Worst Enemy, Who Happens to Be Mark Zuckerberg, Listen to 90 Minutes of Mark Zuckerberg Bloviating About, Uh, People, or Technology, or Something

First off, Mark, I’m sorry you had to find out this way but in fact, you are my professional nemesis. Of all the tech titans living rent-free in my brain, some are arguably more evil than you, but none soar to the same disruptive heights of molar-grinding tediousness. Unsurprisingly, the dry, positionless-ness of your…Read more...
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Viral Video Shows Woman With Alzheimer's Climbing Down Her Apartment Building

A woman with Alzheimer's disease was spotted climbing down the outside of her apartment building. Here's what families should learn from this incident about how to keep their loved ones safe.
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Peanut Immunotherapy May Actually Increase Your Risk of Serious Allergic Reactions

A promising therapy for certain food allergies may be riskier than hoped, according to a new review. It found that patients with a peanut allergy given oral immunotherapy—a treatment that exposes them to small doses of the food over time—were more likely to experience life-threatening allergic reactions like becoming…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Peanuts, Allergies

Google Staffers Share 350 Stories of ‘Systemic’ Retaliation

Alphabet Inc.’s Google set the standard in Silicon Valley for employing and retaining scores of highly-trained computer scientists. Employees registered a decline of faith in Google’s executives in recent internal surveys. On Monday, two of those organizers, Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton, wrote an email saying Google had punished them because of their activism.
Tags: Google, Science, Silicon Valley, Alphabet Inc, Meredith Whittaker, Claire Stapleton

Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile: researcher

A 15,600-year old footprint discovered in southern Chile is believed to be the oldest ever found in the Americas, according to researchers. The footprint was first discovered in 2010 by a student at the Universidad Austral of Chile. Karen Moreno, a paleontologist with the Universidad Austral who has overseen the studies, said researchers had also found bones of animals near the site, including those of primitive elephants, but determined that the footprint was evidence of human presence.
Tags: Science, Americas, Chile, Karen Moreno, Universidad Austral

Exxon agrees to $1 million penalty for Montana oil spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. agreed to pay a $1.05 million penalty to settle alleged federal water pollution violations from an oil pipeline break into Montana’s Yellowstone River, according to court documents filed Friday. Approval of the agreement by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters would resolve the last outstanding federal enforcement case against […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Montana, Nation, Exxon, Exxon Mobil Corp, Yellowstone River, Mont AP, Susan Watters

Musk, SEC Settle Legal Fight Over His Tweets About Tesla

Tesla Inc.’s chief executive officer and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a court filing Friday that they are settling a legal dispute over how Musk posts news about his electric-car company, avoiding a decision by a federal judge in New York on whether the billionaire should be held in contempt of court. The SEC and Musk agreed to amend an earlier settlement to add specific topics he can’t tweet about or otherwise communicate in writing without advance approval from a Tesla ...
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Dog DNA Tests Are Selling Fast on Amazon—Here’s How They Can Help Your Pup

You'll learn all that and a bag of treats about your pup.
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FCC approves SpaceX’s revised Starlink satellite plan; first wave gets set for liftoff

The Federal Communications Commission today approved SpaceX's proposed revisions in its plan to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit to provide global broadband connectivity, clearing the way to start launching satellites next month. SpaceX already had authorization for 4,425 Starlink satellites that would use Ku- and Ka-band radio spectrum to beam internet data, but last November, the company asked the FCC to sign off on a plan that would put more than a third of the satellites in...
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The World's Waves Are Getting Bigger

And ocean winds are getting faster, too.
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Quantum breakthrough could lead to ‘super-powered’ hard disk drives

While the world’s focused on the latest Avenger’s flick, an international team of scientists have potentially unlocked the super powers of another familiar Marvel character: Magneto. Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory, Oakland University in Michigan, and Fudan University in China have discovered a quantum-level exploit that has the potential to give engineers greater control over the magnetic properties of certain metals. The experimental observations were discovered through testin...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Tech, Michigan, Fudan University, Magneto Researchers, Argonne National Laboratory Oakland University

Magic Leap Finds a Fresh Sucker With $280 Million to Set on Fire

Magic Leap managed over the course of its years-long development to rake in a stupid amount of money, which—in addition to what now seems like an excessive degree of secrecy—helped drum up questionable hype for its technology. The company’s own executives didn’t exactly do much in the way of helping to calm the tech…Read more...
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Oil sinks 3% as Trump again pressures OPEC to lower crude prices

Oil prices fell 3% on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump again pressured the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to raise crude production to ease gasoline prices. Traders said Trump's comments, despite lacking specifics, were enough of a catalyst to spur investors to take profits after a long bull run that had pushed prices to six-month highs. Trump told reporters on Friday that he had called OPEC and told the cartel to lower crude prices, without identifying who he spoke ...
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TurboTax Purposely Hid Its Free Tax-Filing Page From Google Search

If you can’t find something on Google, does it even exist? When it comes to free tax-filing offerings, at least, TurboTax maker Intuit sure as hell seems to hope you think the answer is no.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Taxes, Intuit, Turbotax, Cant Shit A Shitter, Tax Prep Software

Space ETFs: Invest in the Final Frontier

You can now explore the final frontier and profit from the growing space economy with these ETFs
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Man Pledges to Send Dead Cat Into Space, Whether You Help Him or Not

An Oregon cat lover has vowed to memorialize his late feline friend Pikachu by sending the dead cat’s cremated remains into space so it can orbit the planet and eventually fall back toward earth, disintegrating into the ether in a blaze. Ashes to ashes, vapor to vapor. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Oregon, Animals, Pikachu, Space Cat

In first for EU, anti-skin cancer drug approved

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Friday said the European Medicines Agency had conditionally approved its anti-cancer drug Libtayo, the first drug of its kind to be authorised for use in the EU. The tumour-reducing drug is aimed at patients with the second most common form of skin cancer -- cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) -- whose cancer is advanced, and who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. Confirming the conditional approval, the agency added in a statement t...
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How Being a Scientist Prepared Me for My Son With a Rare Condition

A cell biologist shares the big surprise she encountered when her life's research took on a new meaning for her child with Williams syndrome.
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Hubble Measurements Confirm There's Something Weird About How the Universe Is Expanding

New results from the Hubble Space Telescope have deepened one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Cosmic Microwave Background, Hubble Constant

12 Celebrities With Chronic and Mental Illnesses Featured in People's 2019 Beauties of the Year List

People's 2019 Beauties of the Year list included 12 celebrities with chronic and mental illnesses and disabilities.
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The 10 Best Deals of April 26, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Sony CEO Gives Cautious Outlook as Loeb Seeks an Opening

Operating profit will be 810 billion yen ($7.3 billion) in the year ending March 2020, down from last year’s 894 billion yen and below the 843 billion yen average of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. For the three months ended in March, operating income came to 82.7 billion yen, surpassing the 69.1 billion yen average projection. Sony Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida is known for providing conservative guidance, a practice he honed helping to lead the Japanese icon through a tu...
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How Much Worse Could This Measles Outbreak Get?

As of this week, there have been 695 cases of measles in the U.S. across more than 20 states this year—the highest annual toll seen since the disease was declared extinguished in the U.S. in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given that it’s only April and we’ve already broken a yearly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Outbreaks, Measles, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Given

FBI Raids Microbiome Testing Startup uBiome and Boy, Its Online Reviews Sure Aren't Gonna Help

On Friday, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the uBiome Inc. offices in San Francisco for what is reportedly an investigation into the biotech startup’s billing practices.Read more...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scam, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ubiome, FBI Investigation, uBiome Inc, FBI Raids Microbiome Testing Startup

Brazil led world in rainforest losses in 2018 despite decline from 2017: research group

Brazil led the world in rainforest destruction last year, although deforestation in South America's largest country fell by 70 percent compared to 2017, according to an independent forest monitoring network. Brazil lost 13,471 square kilometers (5,201 square miles) of rainforest in 2018, an area nearly the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut, according to annual data from Global Forest Watch, which is run by the U.S.-based World Resources Institute (WRI).
Tags: Science, Connecticut, Brazil, South America

Some Asshole Tried to Burn Down the National Archives

An unidentified asshole set fire to the U.S. National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. last night around 8:00 pm ET. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the building suffered some damage on an outside wall and the perpetrator hasn’t been captured.Read more...
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