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Huawei CFO Is on the Move to Her Bigger $10 Million Mansion

The Supreme Court of British Columbia approved Meng Wanzhou’s petition Wednesday to modify her bail terms, which included a request to move from her C$5 million, six-bedroom residence near a park, to an estate more than triple the size in one of Vancouver’s toniest neighborhoods. “The existing home is a corner lot, exposed on three sides, there isn’t clarity between public and private portions,” one of Meng’s defense lawyers, David Martin, told the court. Meng plans to relocate on Saturday, ac...
Tags: Science, Vancouver, Huawei, David Martin, Meng, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Meng Wanzhou


Baby penguins hatched at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo has two new arrivals: a pair of endangered African penguin chicks. The zoo announced Wednesday that the fluffy chicks, named Doug and Barbara, hatched two months ago. The eggs came from two breeding couples. The zoo says it’s the first time eggs laid by its adult penguins […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Barbara, Doug


Singapore Passes `Fake News' Bill Amid Concerns for Free Speech

Under the new bill, it will be government ministers who make that call. Singapore’s Parliament passed the bill in a vote of 72 to 9 late Wednesday night, Straits Times reported. "Free speech should not be affected by this bill," Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in parliament this week.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Parliament, Straits Times, K Shanmugam


Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Cybercrime, Hacking, Courts, Hackers, Phishing, Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Says Extensive Fraud


Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage'

Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.
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Berkshire takes $377 million charge tied to solar company that U.S. linked to fraud

Berkshire said in its first-quarter report on Saturday it had invested $340 million in various tax equity investment funds from 2015 to 2018, before learning that federal authorities had alleged "fraudulent income conduct" by the funds' sponsor. "We now believe that it is more likely than not that the income tax benefits that we recognized are not valid," and took the charge for "uncertain tax positions" related to its investments, Berkshire said. Buffett's assistant Debbie Bosanek confirmed t...
Tags: Science, Berkshire, Buffett, Debbie Bosanek


Houston streets fill up with water; man dead in Austin

HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses.
Tags: Science, Ap, Austin, Houston


Greg Olsen donates $2.5 million to pediatric cardiac center

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's foundation donated $2.5 million to the Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. The funds will go toward a pediatric cardiovascular and congenital heart outpatient clinic. Olsen's commitment is the largest The HEARTest Yard Pediatric Cardiac Center at Levine Children’s Hospital has received. "Kara and I are honored to play [more]
Tags: Science, Charlotte, Kara, Olsen, Greg Olsen, Levine Children 's Hospital, HEARTest Yard Pediatric Cardiac Center


Uber's Long Road to an IPO Is Ending at a Less-Than-Ideal Moment

In that regard, 2019 hasn’t been kind to Uber. Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is due to price shares in its long-awaited initial public offering after the market closes Thursday. While the listing is still expected to be the largest in the biggest year for technology IPOs since 2014, it’s unlikely to hit the highs that were first expected.
Tags: Science, Uber Technologies Inc, Long Road


Three Muslim Amazon Workers Allege They Were Unfairly Punished for Raising Workplace Discrimination Concerns

Workers for one of Amazon’s Minnesota warehouses filed a federal complaint on Wednesday that alleged workplace religious discrimination as well as retaliation for rallying around a protest effort at the facility late last year.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Minnesota, Protests, Workers Rights, Muslim Amazon Workers


Mexican Indians ritually disfigured Spaniards’ remains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New research suggests allies of the Aztecs ceremonially disfigured the bodies of captive Spaniards during one of the worst defeats in the Spanish Conquest of 1519-21. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday that the heads of captive Spanish women were strung up on skull racks alongside those of […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Aztecs, National Institute of Anthropology and History


Hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers after green light for drug which can delay wheelchair use by seven years

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have welcomed an NHS decision to fund a “landmark” drug which can delay the need for a wheelchair by seven years. Health chiefs have announced they will soon make available ocrelizumab, the first effective medicine for people suffering from the early primary progressive form of the disease. It follows an outcry last September after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), which decides which treatments should be routinely paid for by the heal...
Tags: England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, NHS england, Roche, MS Society, Genevieve Edwards


Pews and politics: Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms

On his mind is Australia's treatment of refugees and its system of offshore processing centers, whereby asylum seekers arriving by boat are sent to facilities on remote Pacific islands. "For God's sake, if we've reached the stage where we are talking about the danger of compassion then we've really lost our moral compass," said Smith, who at 57 is also Australia's oldest professional boxer, as he traded jabs with a sparring partner. "Concern for the vulnerable should surely be at the forefront...
Tags: Science, Australia, Smith, Pacific


Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil's environmental policy

SAO PAULO (AP) — Eight former Brazilian environment ministers lashed out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday, saying his administration is "wrecking" environmental protections.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro


This Dummy Got Chickenpox

See this dummy? Imagine him covered in scabby blisters. That’s probably what he looked like the last few days, as he was recently infected with chickenpox. He got the infection because he refused to get the chickenpox vaccinations. That’s particularly poetic because when the local health department banned him from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccinations, Outbreak, Antivaxxers, Chickenpox


FTC Members Unanimously Press Congress for Tough National Privacy Protections

All five members of the Federal Trade Commission appeared Wednesday before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee. One or two would have probably done the job. When it comes to consumer privacy—the hearing’s dominant focus—the commissioners’ opinions, however uniquely expressed, rarely diverged when it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Energy and Commerce, House Communications, What If A National Privacy Law, FTC Members Unanimously Press Congress


Outside Uber HQ, Drivers Demand a Cut of the Riches

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Just days ahead of Silicon Valley’s most hyped mega-IPO, a group of a several hundred Uber drivers gathered in front of the company’s San Francisco headquarters and took over the street in a protest demanding fair pay, benefits, and greater transparency from the rideshare giant.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Rideshare, San Francisco Calif, Gig Workers Rising, Ipo Earthquake


Elon says Tesla will field 1M fully autonomous robo-taxis by 2020 – AI experts call BS

Elon Musk, the PT Barnum of tech, is currently getting a ration of ridicule from some of the world’s foremost leading AI experts over his ridiculous claim that Tesla will field a million fully autonomous cars by 2020. If there are a million Tesla robo-taxis functioning on the road in 2020, I will eat them. Perhaps @rodneyabrooks will eat half with me? https://t.co/NEVnU4Jjgy — Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) May 8, 2019 Musk, as his oddly sycophantic followers are prone to point out every time he’s criti...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musk, Elon, Kai Fu Lee


New York's Rideshare Organizers Clash Amid Unprecedented Uber Strike

Long Island City—Just days before Uber’s expected debut on the stock market at a conservative but still-astronomical $80 to $90 billion valuation, the anger among rideshare drivers boiled over into an international day of action.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Science, Strike, Rideshare, Long Island City, Uberlyftstrike


Slaughterhouse Test Blitz Ordered to Stem China's Pig Contagion

From July 1, abattoirs must routinely test all batches of hogs representative of the property from which they came. Slaughterhouses must buy diagnostic equipment or arrange a third party to perform the tests, the ministry in Beijing said last month.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing


The 10 Best Deals of May 8, 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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Houston streets fill up with water; kids stranded at schools

HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses.
Tags: Science, Ap, Houston


China's Robocars Are Being Lapped By Their U.S. Competitors

The autonomous Lincoln MKZ started turning left at a Beijing intersection when a speeding truck made a move to pass in front of it. Sensors in the car detected the approach and instantly froze it in place. “We hope to see more interventions during the road tests so that we can improve our technology,’’ said Calvin Shang, general manager in charge of Baidu’s intelligent driving group.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Baidu, Lincoln MKZ, Calvin Shang


Three Mile Island plant, site of nuclear accident, to close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania, its owner said Wednesday.
Tags: Science, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Harrisburg PA, Three Mile Island


Powerful Lasers Produce Wild New Kind of Ice Thought to Exist Inside Uranus

Scientists used high-energy lasers to create a new phase of ice unlike any seen on Earth before—but which might exist deep within Neptune and Uranus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Physics, Neptune, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL, Superionic Ice, High Pressure Physics, Ice 9


IBM Sells $20 Billion of Bonds as Market Defies Trade Drag

The senior unsecured bonds will help fund the computer-services giant’s acquisition of Red Hat Inc. The longest portion of the offering, a 30-year security, will yield 1.45 percentage points more than Treasuries, after initial talk of around 1.55 percentage points, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified as the details are private. The order book for IBM’s eight-part bond sale was just shy of $40 billion, suggesting some investor indigestion following ...
Tags: Science, Ibm, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, Red Hat Inc


Whoa, Look at This Bird-Bat Dinosaur

Only one other dino ever had the same wing.
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It Looks Like Uber's Sleazy Approach to Driver Lawsuits Could Be Backfiring

Uber has had what can best be characterized as a shitstorm of scandals in its decade-long run, and that isn’t even including any misconduct kept out of the public eye thanks to forced arbitration. Hiding those scandals appears to be turning into a costly endeavor for the ridesharing pioneer.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Arbitration


Unvaccinated teen banned from school during chickenpox outbreak now has the illness

Jerome Kunkel came down with chickenpox last week, nearly two months after health officials restricted students without immunity at his school
Tags: Science, Jerome Kunkel


Waymo defends laser sensors after Elon Musk drags them

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent strongly worded thoughts on LiDAR laser sensors, which bring 3D imaging to a self-driving car's computer, are still reverberating throughout the autonomous vehicle community. Waymo's head engineers and scientists are now defending its sensor choices for the company's self-driving taxi service.At a Waymo event during the Google I/O developer conference at headquarters in Mountain View, California, the Alphabet-owned company's CTO Dmitri Dolgov and ...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, Cto, Musk, Mountain View California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo, Dmitri Dolgov, Tesla Elon Musk Waymo Google



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