Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise

After devastating the French Riviera in 2013, destroying Dhaka in 2015 and saving Tokyo in 2017, an international asteroid impact simulation ended Friday with its latest disaster -- New York in ruins. The exercise has become a regular event among the international community of "planetary defense" experts. The latest edition began Monday near Washington, with the following alert: an asteroid roughly 100 to 300 meters (330 to 1,000 feet) in diameter had been spotted and according to rough calcul...
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Alaska's thaw threatens prehistoric sites once frozen in time

The first artifact -- a wooden mask -- was discovered in 2007 by a child who stumbled upon it while playing on the beach near his home in Quinhagak, a village in western Alaska that sits by the Bering Sea. Over the following months, hundreds of similar objects -- baskets, finely carved harpoon shafts, lip plugs, wooden dolls, ivory tattoo needles -- emerged from the earth as melting permafrost and erosion driven by climate change revealed a Yupik Eskimo settlement dating back to the 1600s. Tod...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Bering Sea, Quinhagak, Yupik Eskimo

Two Exxon shareholders to withhold support for directors over climate change response

The Church Commissioners for England (CCE), the endowment fund of the Church of England, as well as New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who manages the state's pension fund, also urged other shareholders to vote in favor of an independent chairman. ExxonMobil's inadequate responses to climate change indicated its board was not functioning effectively due to the absence of an independent chairman, the two shareholders said in a filing.
Tags: England, New York, Science, ExxonMobil, Exxon, Thomas DiNapoli, Church Commissioners

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Lucy the blue tit is being live-streamed on YouTube after her bird box was connected to the web.
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FDA Says It Won't Ban Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that it would not ban textured breast implants, despite reports that link them to a rare form of cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, that has affected hundreds of women.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Allergan, Breast Implants

Scientology cruise ship faces renewed quarantine at home port in Curacao

A team of health officers in Curacao plans to board the vessel to determine who aboard may have been exposed to a crew member diagnosed with measles and who aboard has previously been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease, the official said. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, chief epidemiologist for the Curacao Biomedical and Health Research Institute, said passengers and crew who can prove they were already vaccinated or have had measles in the past would likely be free to disembark "and go ab...
Tags: Science, Curacao, Reuters, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Curacao Biomedical and Health Research Institute

Court delays block Keystone XL pipeline construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada’s oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction season due to court delays. TransCanada executive vice president Paul Miller made the statement during a Friday earnings call with analysts. The company also announced it […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Canada, Nation, Keystone Xl, TransCanada, Paul Miller

The X-Men's Latest Death Highlights Why Marvel's Mutant Metaphor Can't Be a Substitute for Representation

Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men #17, from writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Carlos Gómez, and colorist Guru-eFX, is meant to be an issue about the kinds of evil and hatred the X-Men have sworn to protect their fellow mutants from. Instead, it’s actually an example of how using mutants as a metaphor for persecuted minorities…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Lgbtq, Marvel Comics, Carlos Gomez, Matthew Rosenberg, X Men, Uncanny X Men, Guru Efx

Kelly Clarkson Had Appendicitis While Hosting the BBMAs — How Common Is the Condition?

How Common Is an Appendicitis Like Kelly Clarkson's?
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‘Twilight Zone’: DeWanda Wise on the Greek Tragedy of Her Mission to Mars

The “She’s Gotta Have It” star dons a spacesuit for a journey through space… or does she?
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SpaceX finally offers new details surrounding the bizarre Crew Dragon explosion

It's been well over a week since news first broke of a serious malfunction with SpaceX's hotly anticipated Crew Dragon capsule. The spacecraft self-destructed during testing, and blurry video allegedly showing the failed test ending in an explosion drew a lot of attention. SpaceX chose to remain largely silent on the matter, describing it as an "anomaly" and leaving it at that.When you're building machines designed to take astronauts into space, and one of those machines explodes, pe...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Kennedy Space Center, Hans Koenigsmann, Jim Bridenstine, Koenigsmann

Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?

Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans closer to farmers who see them as pests.
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'The universe is a violent place:' Black hole collides with neutron star, scientists say

Forget Game of Thrones, now we may have detected a real-life "battle" going on in outer space between a black hole and a neutron star.
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Travis Who?

Founders are a revered breed in Silicon Valley, but for Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, that good will evaporated a long time ago. Now, according to multiple reports, Kalanick won’t be invited to the New York Stock Exchange balcony to celebrate the company going public next Friday. Ouch. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Kalanick, Ridesharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber IPO

These Wireless Earbuds Cost Way Less Than Beats

Now on sale for over 60 percent off.
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What it’s like to develop meningitis in college: 'I couldn’t walk'

Meningitis is one of those scary-sounding diseases you hear about, but assume you’ll never actually get. That wasn’t the case for 19-year-old Krystle Beauchamp Grindley.
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Kids Who Beat Cancer Come Together for Annual Reunion — and Recreate a Stunning Photo from 2014

Cancer Patients Reunite for Fifth Year to Take Picture
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Imagine Getting Pulled Over By This Tablet on a Stick

It’s a far cry from the badass cyborg who served and protected the people of Detroit in the movie RoboCop, but this bizarre extending robot can assist with traffic stops and promises to help make such roadside interactions safer for both police officers and motorists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Police, Research, Robots, Detroit, SRI International

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

The incidence of stroke has increased in young adults over the past 20 years. More patients are showing multiple risk factors.
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8 Weird Allergy Symptoms That Make You Feel Like Crap

That explains your libido
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Two Neutron Stars Exploded in Our Cosmic Backyard Billions of Years Ago

And some of the remnants are still inside of us.
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28-Year-Old Man Suffers a ‘Major Stroke’ After Cracking His Neck While Stretching

28-Year-Old Man Suffers a ‘Major Stroke’ After Cracking His Neck While Stretching
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Lyft Says It’s ‘Not in the Transportation Business,’ So Disability Law Doesn't Apply

We’re in the season of multi-billion-dollar rideshare IPOs where the spotlight is on global and unprofitable transportation companies like Lyft and Uber as they try to get into the black. Let’s check in with how the process is unfolding.Read more...
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Carbon tax best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions: IMF

At $70 per ton of carbon dioxide, a carbon tax would be the most efficient means of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to an International Monetary Fund report published Friday. The French government was forced to suspend the plan in the face of popular revolt. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 by more than 200 countries, aims to cap overall increases in global temperatures at two degrees centigrade above the pre-industrial era.
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The 10 Best Deals of May 3, 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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Hearing Problems | Headphones, Phone, TV Settings

Hearing Problems? The Right Headphones and Phone and TV Settings Might Help People who suspect they have hearing loss should consult an audiologist. The number of Americans with hearing problems...
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Despite Increased Safety, People Keep Getting Hurt at Yosemite's Half Dome

An iconic location was being overrun, and an attempted fix didn't solve the problem.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Injects Energy Into Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Big Tech

In March, Senator Elizabeth Warren published her proposal to break up the tech juggernauts—namely, Facebook, Amazon, and Google. On Friday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has finally endorsed the plan, possibly providing a major boost to the bold Big-Tech regulation and antitrust platform.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Facebook Amazon, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Breaking Up Bit Teck

Evidence of Arsenic-Breathing Microbial Life Found in Pacific Ocean

Researchers working off the coast of Mexico have discovered evidence of arsenic-breathing life in oxygen-starved waters. These resilient microbes are a vestige of Earth’s ancient past, but they could also be a sign of things to come under the influence of climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Mexico, Earth, Genetics, Microbiology, Pacific Ocean, Arsenic, Extremophiles, Microorganisms

Eating This Much Meat a Day Could Seriously Shorten Your Lifespan

A new study will make you rethink eating a lot of red meat.
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