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Apple Q2 2019 Earnings Show iPhone Business Stalling, But Services Expanding at Rapid Pace

Everyone has a theory: Maybe it’s that iPhones are too expensive. Maybe it’s that Apple’s quality control seems weaker, or that they’ve alienated consumers by removing consumer-friendly features like the headphone jack. Maybe it’s that iPhones keep getting more and more expensive at a time when consumers have realized…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Technology, Mac, Finance, Tim Cook, Services, Silicon Valley, Apple Q2 2019, Rapid Pace


Trump to meet with Republican senators on U.S. shipping rules

The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts. Bloomberg News reported last week the administration was seriously considering waiving the requirements for some energy shipments and that Trump was leaning in favor of some kind of waiver. "I am going to go to the White House tomorrow to try to talk to the president out of doing something foolish and that is trying to curtain the Jones Act protections," Senator John Kennedy...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump, Reuters, Bloomberg News, John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican


NASA delays SpaceX’s ISS resupply mission over space station glitch

It's only been a little over a week since a static test fire of SpaceX's Crew Dragon resulted in what appeared to be the complete destruction of the vehicle. SpaceX and NASA both cited the issue as an "anomaly" and have yet to comment further, but that doesn't mean SpaceX doesn't have other work to do.Unfortunately, another one of SpaceX's many projects has hit its own snag, but this one definitely wasn't the company's fault. In a new update by NASA, the space agency ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss


Extinction Rebellion has a message for the world: We've only just begun

The group disrupted London with 11 days of protests that it cast as the biggest act of civil disobedience in recent British history. Iconic locations were blocked, the Shell building defaced, trains stopped and Goldman Sachs targeted. For the next phase of what she describes as "a movement fueled by love", Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, told Reuters she wanted to provoke a mass refusal to repay debt that would upend the financial system.
Tags: Science, London, Goldman Sachs, Shell, Reuters, Gail Bradbrook


Tirana's 'pyramid' puts checkered past behind it for new tech future

The sprawling, space-age "pyramid" in Tirana's centre had many uses before falling into ruin: built as a museum for a dictator, it later hosted a NATO base, TV studio, nightclub and more. After years of neglect, the crumbling structure is now set for another rebirth as an IT hub in the heart of Albania's fast-changing capital. For the project's architects, its overhaul is about striking a balance between preserving and reclaiming a relic from a dark period of Albanian history.
Tags: Science, Nato, Albania, Tirana


Downtown Davenport, Iowa Floods After Temporary Levees Fail

Downtown Davenport, Iowa flooded after HESCO barriers in the region failed sometime around 3:30 p.m. local time as the Mississippi River rose to nearly 22 feet, with no injuries reported but authorities and volunteers having to rescue some people by boat, the Quad-City Times reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Iowa, Meteorology, Flooding, Extreme Weather, Mississippi River, DAVENPORT Iowa, Quad City Times


Venezuela's Lopez leaves Chile diplomatic residence for Spain's embassy: Chile foreign minister

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has left Chile's diplomatic residence, which he entered on Tuesday, and moved to the Spanish embassy, Chile's foreign minister Roberto Ampuero said on Twitter. Ampuero said Lopez left because of a "personal decision" since he and his wife, Lilian Tintori, are of Spanish descent.
Tags: Science, Spain, Chile, Venezuela, Lopez, Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori, Roberto Ampuero, Twitter Ampuero


5 Things We'd Like to See From The Orville Season 3 (Also: Hey Fox, Please Renew The Orville!)

There’s a lot going on in pop culture at the moment, but somehow we’re still thinking about The Orville’s thrilling season two finale. Our immediate concern is that Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series has yet to be renewed by Fox, but here’s hoping that’s coming soon, and we can turn our attention to the other things on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Fox, Sci Fi, Seth Macfarlane, Orville, Star Trek Discovery, The Orville


International Space Station hit by major power shortage

SpaceX delivery delayed after old power-switching unit malfunctions The International Space Station has been hit by a major power shortage that has forced a delivery from SpaceX to be delayed.SpaceX was supposed to launch a shipment on Wednesday. But an old power-switching unit malfunctioned at the space station on Monday and knocked two power channels offline. The six remaining power channels still worked normally, according to Nasa. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, International Space Station, Nasa Continue


Does GR Engineering Services Limited's (ASX:GNG) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Geoff Jones has been the CEO of GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) since 2013. This...
Tags: Science, Geoff Jones, GR Engineering Services Limited, GR Engineering Services Limited ASX


NASA Says Aluminum Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failures

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission in 2009 and Glory mission in 2011 didn’t reach orbit and broke-up on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere after payloads failed to separate from Taurus XL rockets. Aluminum producer Sapa Profiles Inc. had altered test results and provided false certifications to the rocket’s manufacturer relating to extrusions used in a key component for the payload delivery system, NASA said in a statement.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Sapa Profiles Inc


Saving Nature key to human wellbeing: UN biodiversity chief

The degradation of Nature threatens mankind just as much as climate change, Robert Watson, outgoing head of the UN science panel for biodiversity, has warned ahead of a stark assessment of the state of our planet. The former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Watson has a unique perspective on how global warming and biodiversity loss -- two of the most pressing problems humanity faces -- overlap and exacerbate each other. Q. Is the destruction of Nature as much of a threat ...
Tags: Science, Un, Robert Watson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Watson


Hero nurses who helped care for AIDS patients in the 1980s featured in new documentary

The individuals who supported the patients dying of AIDS didn’t provide comfort and care for the glory. But in the new film 5B, they’re being recognized for their heroic efforts.
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Apple Forecast Beats Wall Street Estimates; Shares Rally

The company also reported Services revenue grew 16 percent as consumers sign up for an expanding smorgasbord of digital subscriptions. The Cupertino, California-based company said Tuesday that fiscal third-quarter revenue will be between $52.5 billion and $54.5 billion. Analysts, on average, were looking for $52.2 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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Trump threatens 'full' embargo on Cuba over Venezuela security support

President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to impose a "full and complete embargo" and further sanctions on Cuba if its Communist leadership does not immediately end its military support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Trump issued his ultimatum to Havana in a message on Twitter as his administration threw its support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido's strongest call yet for the military to help him oust Maduro during a day of upheaval in the South American country. ...
Tags: Science, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana, Trump, State, Maduro, Mike Pompeo, Nicolas Maduro Trump, Juan Guaido


Netflix Responds to Data Connecting 13 Reasons Why With Rise In Teen Suicides

13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show exploring why its protagonist died by suicide, has sparked debate among the research community as to whether it contributed to an uptick in suicide rates. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to this indictment after the first season, simply stating that “ .” But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Suicide, Netflix, Reed Hastings, 13 Reasons Why


Buffett's Berkshire helps bankroll Occidental's $38 billion bid for Anadarko

Occidental and Chevron are locked in the biggest oil-industry takeover battle in years as they eye Anadarko's prized assets in West Texas' huge Permian shale oilfield. Anadarko on Monday agreed to start negotiations with Occidental, saying its bid may potentially be superior to Chevron's existing deal to buy Anadarko for $33 billion in cash and stock.
Tags: Science, Chevron, Berkshire, Buffett, West Texas, Anadarko, Permian, Occidental


EPA says popular weed killer glyphosate is not a carcinogen

The EPA announcement reaffirms earlier findings from the agency about the safety of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Bayer's Roundup. The company faces thousands of lawsuits from Roundup users who allege it caused their cancer. "EPA continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen," the agency said in a statement.
Tags: Science, Epa, Bayer


Beto O'Rourke Urges Climate Change Action During California Campaign Swing

On Tuesday, speaking to a packed crowd at a community center near downtown SanDiego, the former Democratic congressman argued that nearly all of theproblems facing the U
Tags: Science, California, Sandiego, Beto O Rourke


Uber IPO Is Oversubscribed by Day Two of Roadshow

The initial investor feedback comes after Uber kicked off its IPO roadshow with meetings in London on Monday, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions were private. Uber met potential buyers in New York Tuesday and will head to cities including Boston and San Francisco as it seeks to raise as much as $9 billion in its IPO next week in what will be the biggest listing of the year so far.
Tags: New York, Science, London, Boston, San Francisco


Dan Krauss Documentary ‘5B’ About the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Acquired by Verizon Media (Video)

Verizon Media, with the help of Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, announced during its Newfront event late Tuesday in New York that it has acquired and plans to release the HIV/AIDS crisis documentary “5B.”The film focuses on the uplifting story of a small collection of nurses and caregivers in San Francisco General Hospital’s ward 5B, who banded together to provide courage and compassion to those devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early ’80s. It’s directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dan Kr...
Tags: New York, Science, Julianne Moore, Oscar, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Krauss, San Francisco General Hospital, Kevin Carter, Dan Krauss, LA Pride, Alex Wallace, Verizon Media, Gowrappan, Verizon Media Video, Alexander Skarsgard Nat Wolff


Two HIV Cases Linked to Spa That Gave Trendy 'Vampire Facials'

The so-called vampire facials that have been touted by celebrities for ostensible rejuvenation benefits have been linked to two cases of HIV in New Mexico, according to health officials.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hiv, Beauty, New Mexico, Vampire Facials


Zuckerberg Promises 'the Future Is Private,' but Facebook Will Still Be Facebook

To open the decade, Mark Zuckerberg defiantly announced that the age of privacy was over. Now, as we approach the decade’s end, the Facebook founder and CEO says he’s rebuilding the world’s biggest social network around privacy first.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy And Security


Training parents to be stricter cuts child obesity, Oxford University study finds

Teaching parents to be stricter could reverse the obesity epidemic among young children, a groundbreaking scheme has shown. After offering parenting classes, Leeds is the first English city to report a fall in the number of youngsters developing weight problems. Research involving ­Oxford University found that the eight-week programme showing parents how to "take charge" has been linked to a significant drop in obesity levels. The scheme, which costs councils £50 per family, is aimed particularl...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Glasgow, Oxford University, Leeds, Susan Jebb, Seema Kennedy, Kim Roberts, Jebb, Congress on Obesity, Mrs Roberts, Health Exercise Nutrition


Training parents to be stricter could reverse obesity epidemic among children, Oxford University study finds

Teaching parents to be stricter could reverse the obesity epidemic among young children, a groundbreaking scheme has shown. After offering parenting classes, Leeds is the first English city to report a fall in the number of youngsters developing weight problems. Research involving ­Oxford University found that the eight-week programme showing parents how to "take charge" has been linked to a significant drop in obesity levels. The scheme, which costs councils £50 per family, is aimed particularl...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Glasgow, Oxford University, Leeds, Susan Jebb, Seema Kennedy, Kim Roberts, Jebb, Congress on Obesity, Mrs Roberts, Health Exercise Nutrition


Experts warned '13 Reasons Why' could lead to suicides. A new study suggests they were right.

When the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why debuted in 2017, suicide prevention experts worried that the show's graphic depiction of suicide might make some vulnerable viewers more prone to increased suicidal thinking and behavior. A new study of the suicide rate following the show's debut suggests those concerns were more than justified. Researchers found that, among adolescents and teens, 195 additional suicides occurred in the nine months after Netflix released the first season of 13 Reaso...
Tags: Science, Netflix, New York Times, Harry, Oprah Winfrey, Vanity Fair, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, University of Miami Health System, Jeff Bridge, Nicole Mavrides, Mavrides


Leuser rainforest: The elephant men of Bener Meriah

A group of locals are the only thing preventing human-elephant conflict in a deforested area of Indonesian rainforest.
Tags: Science, Bener Meriah


Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects

The Food and Drug Administration is forcing certain sleep drugs to carry a deadly serious warning about the rare, frightening side effects they can cause. The side effects, which have reportedly caused serious injuries and even deaths, include sleepwalking and other intricate behaviors done while a person is sleeping…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Drugs, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Ambien


Maduro was ready to leave Venezuela but Russia convinced him to reverse course: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was prepared to leave the country on Tuesday morning in the face of a call for an uprising by opposition leader Juan Guaido, but reversed his plan after Russia intervened, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a U.S. television interview on Tuesday. "They had an airplane on the tarmac. He was ready to leave this morning, as we understand it. Russians indicated he should stay," Pompeo said in an interview with CNN. (Reporting by Eri...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, Cnn, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, State, Maduro, Makini Brice, Eric Beech, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Stepping Down From Alphabet Board

Schmidt, 64, ran Google from 2001 to 2011, overseeing some of the company’s most enduring acquisitions and skyrocketing revenue growth. In 2011, after co-founder Larry Page returned as CEO, Schmidt shifted to executive chairman.
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