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Beto O’Rourke Will Sign 'No Fossil Fuel Money' Pledge In Campaign Reversal

O'Rourke said he made the decision in large part due to talks he had withstudents during a recent visit to the College of William & Mary
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When apple trees blossom, worker bees rock

"Without bees, no pollinization, no apples, no life," sums up farmer Alexandre Prot, who decided to deal with a decline in bee populations by becoming a beekeeper as well. "We are not worried about the lack of bees because we have our own," he said, during a tour of his 30 hives, which are backed up by another 30 that he hires during spring months to ensure his 60 hectares (150 acres) of apples are fertilised. Prot initially took a business degree to work as an auditor on the New York and Pari...
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A huge asteroid will squeak by Earth in 2029, and you’ll be able to see it without a telescope

Roughly a decade from now, a rather sizable space rock is going to have a very close encounter with Earth -- on Friday the 13th, no less. On April 13th, 2029, the asteroid known as Apophis will pass by Earth at a distance of just 19,000 miles.For a bit of context, the Moon is somewhere between 225,000 and 252,000 miles away at any given time. Yeah, this is going to be one seriously close shave, but as Space.com reports it's going to be a day of celebration for scientists rather than fear, an...
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Macrogenics Inc (MGNX) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

MGNX earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
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Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(SYRS) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

SYRS earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
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Taiwan President-Hopeful Terry Gou Talks With Trump

No sitting American president has met with a prospective Taiwanese presidential candidate since the U.S. cut ties with Taiwan in 1979. The billionaire, whose Foxconn Technology Group is China’s largest private employer as well as the main assembler of the world’s iPhones, declared his political ambitions in April and is regarded as friendly to Beijing.
Tags: Science, China, Taiwan, Foxconn Technology Group, Terry Gou Talks With Trump


Fully Automated Warehouses Are a Decade Away, Amazon Says

Amazon recently came under fire when the Verge revealed it used a system that automatically determines the productivity levels of its warehouse workforce, and terminates laggards if they’re too slow to move packages. It was yet another sign that automation was taking over at the retail giant, and a particularly…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Automation, Automaton


Because You Can Never Have Too Many Gorgeous Star Wars Posters

Honestly, gorgeous Star Wars art is a dime a dozen. It’s everywhere, from the original theatrical one-sheets up to the most recent limited edition offerings and more. And yet, we can’t get enough of it. It’s just so damned pleasing to look at, and these new posters by John Guydo certainly fit that bill.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, This Is Awesome, Return Of The Jedi, Empire Strikes Back, Bottleneck Gallery, Acme Archives, John Guydo


For Years, Doctors Told Me Anxiety Was Making Me Sick, Then I Was Diagnosed With Lupus

"I'm not leaving this office until you run an ANA test and give me a satisfactory explanation for why I'm not really sick," I told my doctor, wiping away tears of frustration and distress. It was late 2017, and, after years of desperately trying to get a diagnosis for the increasingly debilitating symptoms of what we now know is lupus, I was at my wit's end.
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China's Mass Surveillance More Sophisticated Than Thought

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Qualcomm Scored $4.5 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, New York Times, Courts, Settlement, Qualcomm, 5g, Modems


Alaska's indigenous people feel the heat of climate change

The cemetery has already been moved twice, the old school is underwater and the new one is facing the same fate as erosion constantly eats away at the land in Napakiak. The tiny village located in southwestern Alaska, along the meandering Kuskokwim River, is one of dozens of coastal indigenous communities across the state that are on the front lines of climate change, their very existence and way of life threatened by the warming temperatures. "The shoreline keeps eroding much faster than pred...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Afp, Kuskokwim River, Walter Nelson, Napakiak The tiny


Attacks on Brazil's ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Brazil is home to more than half of the world's plant and animal species, but its ecological paradises are facing growing threats from big business and criminal outfits who have found a champion in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, experts say. Brazil's rich biodiversity is under attack from multiple fronts, including landowners who cut down multi-storied trees to make way for soya bean crops, clandestine miners who pollute rivers used by indigenous people, and timber traffickers who decimate...
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Saturn’s moon Titan has a massive strip of water ice, and scientists don’t know why

Like many of the larger bodies in our solar system, Saturn's massive moon Titan has long been of interest to astronomers due to its unique surface features. NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which studied Saturn for over 13 years, spent a great deal of time examining Titan as well, and data it gathered is still yielding new discoveries.Now, a new paper published in Nature Astronomy reveals the existence of a rather peculiar feature of Titan that has remained hidden from view thanks to the moon&...
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SpaceX capsule was destroyed in 'anomaly': lawmaker

A space capsule suspected to have exploded last month in an incident characterized by manufacturer SpaceX as an "anomaly" was in fact completely destroyed, a US Senator confirmed Wednesday. "The most recent SpaceX anomaly caused the complete loss of the (crew) capsule," Senator Richard Shelby, chairman of a Senate committee that manages NASA's budget, said during a hearing. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told Shelby the agency, which has contracted its mission to resume carrying US astrona...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Shelby, Richard Shelby, Jim Bridenstine


Google Will Now Auto-Delete Some User Data -- If You Ask

The change gives people more control over their information, but it also may stop some users from opting to block out Google’s data collection altogether. Google has struggled to convince customers and regulators that it respects their privacy and keeps the reams of data it collects on people safe. It shut down the Google Plus social network last year after finding a glitch that exposed the personal information of half a million users.
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Explainer: Venezuela crisis puts Trump policy to the test

In its biggest political and diplomatic intervention in Latin America in years, the U.S. government has rolled out waves of punitive measures against Venezuela, including several rounds of sanctions on its leadership, vital oil sector and banks. With fewer levers left to pull and protests apparently petering out on Wednesday, President Donald Trump could suffer a setback if Guaido's latest push fails to ignite a broader uprising against Maduro. Hawkish national security adviser John Bolton and...
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The trees told us: Scientists see fingerprint of warming climate on droughts from 1900

The secret was in the trees. Looking at tree rings from ancient trees, scientists in a new study say they've finally found the fingerprint of human-caused global warming on drought.
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Samuel R. Delany on His Legacy, Creativity, and 'Promiscuously Autobiographical' Work

Writer Samuel R. Delany professes confusion at the kinds of titles his audience has sometimes attributed to him—in a Facebook post last year, he mentioned that some considered him a sort of Grand Marshall of Sci-Fi, and wondered what it meant.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, Science, Interview, New York City, Lgbtq, Samuel R Delany


12 signs to predict if your baby will be overweight by age 10

A new calculator can predict whether a 10-year-old will be overweight - within months of their birth - by assessing 12 different factors. Research on more than 7,000 families found that simple measures such as baby growth and the weight and health of parents could be used to forecast whether a child would end up getting fat. Experts said the tool should be used to identify babies and toddlers at risk of weight problems and shock parents into taking action. Most of the factors could be identified...
Tags: Science, NHS, Glasgow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, National Obesity Forum, European Congress, Tanja Vrijkotte, Amsterdam Medical Center, Prof Vrijkotte, Max Davie


Childhood obesity can now be predicted within months of a baby's birth

A new calculator can predict whether a 10-year-old will be overweight - within months of their birth - by assessing 12 different factors. Research on more than 7,000 families found that simple measures such as baby growth and the weight and health of parents could be used to forecast whether a child would end up getting fat. Experts said the tool should be used to identify babies and toddlers at risk of weight problems and shock parents into taking action. Most of the factors could be identified...
Tags: Science, NHS, Glasgow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, National Obesity Forum, European Congress, Tanja Vrijkotte, Amsterdam Medical Center, Prof Vrijkotte, Max Davie


Cancer patients waiting to see a specialist in record numbers this winter

Record numbers of patients told they may have cancer have been forced to wait weeks before seeing a specialist, NHS data shows. Doctors’ leaders have condemned the “shameful” state of cancer services this winter, as it emerged the number of patients waiting to see an oncologist for more than three weeks jumped 73 per cent compared to the year before to more than 8,800. The analysis by the British Medical Association (BMA) also shows that more than a third of hospitals and cancer clinics missed t...
Tags: Science, NHS, Andrew Lansley, Bma, British Medical Association BMA, Matt Hancock, Nagpaul, Amanda Cool


U.K. Government Told to Adopt World's Toughest Climate Targets

Drawn up by a panel including lawmakers, scientists, industry officials and analysts, their 277-page report also suggests a drastic overhaul for industry, agriculture and aviation. The findings mark out the ways Prime Minister Theresa May and her successors can reach a target to cut net emissions to zero by 2050, something scientists say is necessary to prevent more violent storms and rising seas that come with climate change. It’s an indication that there’s a growing consensus on the environm...
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UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report from the Committee on Climate Change said the […]
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When Artificial Intelligence Knows Too Much (or Too Little) About You

When Artificial Intelligence Knows Too Much (or Too Little) About You
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Apple's $1 Trillion Valuation Is Further Away Than It Looks

While the iPhone maker is hovering near re-entry into the 13-digit club, along with Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc., it falls short because of its hefty buyback program. Apple had 4.601 billion shares outstanding as of April 22, according to a filing late Wednesday. Apple reported 4.72 billion shares outstanding in its last quarterly filing.
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Lyft Fails to Overturn NYC Driver Minimum Wage Law

Lyft’s lawsuit to overturn New York City’s minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers failed after a ruling by Judge Andrea Masley on Wednesday.Read more...
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Teenage Guatemalan migrant dies in Texas while in U.S. custody

The unaccompanied teen died on Tuesday after "several days of intensive care" at a children's hospital, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement. The unnamed teen was from Camotan, a town near Guatemala's border with Honduras known for high levels of malnutrition among a mostly poor population that ekes out a living as farmers.
Tags: Texas, Science, Honduras, Guatemala, U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Camotán


Apparently, Spotify's Plan for Serving You Podcast Suggestions Is Shuffling Them in With Your Music

After announcing its pivot to podcasts, Spotify appears to have kind of a wonky idea for how to get you to listen to them.Read more...
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PG&E seeks U.S. court approval for $105 million fund to help wildfire victims

PG&E Corp on Wednesday sought court approval for a $105 million fund to help house victims of the wildfires blamed on the bankrupt California power provider. PG&E in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco said the fund would cover housing and other urgent needs for many who lost homes in the wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The biggest of the blazes, last year's Camp Fire, killed more than 80 people and destroyed more than 14,600 housing units, with more than 11,300 lost in the town Par...
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