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SpaceX’s recent parachute tests came up short of expectations

NASA is desperate for its own transportation solution to send astronauts to and from the International Space Station. It's paid both SpaceX and Boeing huge sums of money to figure it out, and while both companies have consistently missed their projected milestones with regards to manned spaceflight, SpaceX has successfully completed a (unmanned) trip to the ISS with its Crew Dragon.SpaceX would seem to be in the lead, which is something that surprised many observers. Boeing, with seemingly e...
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Lots of Switches Were Flipped in the Millennium Falcon Across the Star Wars Films

Let’s be honest. If any of us got to sit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, we’d exhibit no chill. We’d press every button and flip every switch imaginable, consequences be damned. And while Disney is letting fans do that in their theme parks soon enough, the notion raises the question, “Just how much does that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Last Jedi


Incredible and Touching Photographs Show a Lion Receiving Treatment for Skin Cancer in Africa

Lion Receives Treatment for Skin Cancer in Africa
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Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticized his plan for saving a young soccer team trapped in a cave system in Thailand.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Tweet, Tesla, Never Tweet, Thai Cave Rescue


Veteran Marries Girlfriend Just Hours Before Passing Away From Rare Liver Cancer

Vet Marries Girlfriend Just Hours Before Passing Away From Cance
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Virgin Galactic begins moving space effort from California to New Mexico spaceport

After two successful crewed test flights to a 50-mile-high space milestone, Virgin Galactic says it’s shifting its operations from California to New Mexico’s Spaceport America — lock, stock and spaceship. Virgin Galactic’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, made the announcement in Santa Fe today, in the company of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and other state dignitaries. The company said the transfer is beginning immediately and will continue over the summer, to minimize the disrup...
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Louis Vuitton Finally Made a Bag That's More Embarrassing Than a Rolling Backpack

Just when you thought Louis Vuitton had reached the pinnacle of sartorial elegance, one of haute couture’s thirstiest brands went out and made what the “Maison” is calling the Canvas of the Future, or more simply, a purse with some fucking flexible screens sewn into its sides.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Louis Vuitton, Consumer Tech, Haute Couture, Flexible Screens, Fashion Crimes, Bendy Displays


PSA: SMS 2FA Is Weak AF

Let’s use a crime spree to teach a lesson.Read more...
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Inside the nature zone: New Zealand's major museum investment is an urgent call to action

The immersive exhibition – the largest investment of its kind – melds western science with Māori knowledgeWhere the southern Alps meet the sea on the west coast of New Zealand’s rugged south island, Hinerangi Barr and her whanau (family) hold a tribal story like no other: the landing place where Maui, hero of the Pacific, took his first steps on Aotearoa.It is not a well-known story, even to New Zealanders, but it’s sacred to this small sub-tribe of Ngāi Tahu, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. Two years a...
Tags: Science, Environment, Culture, Asia Pacific, Museums, New Zealand


FCC Blames Wireless Carriers for Outages After Hurricane Michael, Pretends It's Not Also to Blame

An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission identified the causes of what it called “unacceptably slow restoration of wireless service” in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the Category 5 that ripped across Florida in October, killing dozens and causing some $25 billion in damage.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Disasters, Ajit Pai, Wireless Carriers, Hurricane Matthew


Brainstorm Health: Free HIV Medication, J&J Ketamine Drug Price, Physician Suicide

Brainstorm Health: Free HIV Medication, J&J Ketamine Drug Price, Physician Suicide
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Space-tourism enters 'home stretch' toward commercial flight

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic's winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico, bringing his space-tourism dream a step closer to reality.
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The Global Helium Shortage Has Gotten So Bad, Party City Is Closing 45 Stores

Helium is an essential chemical element used in MRI scanners, rocket fuel tanks, and floating party balloons. It’s also a finite natural resource, and a global shortage has made it harder to sell balloons at Party City, which is now closing 45 stores.Read more...
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There's no 'middle ground' on climate change, Sanders tells Biden

The Vermont senator takes issue with the former vice president's plan to fight climate change.
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Software Update Caused Hundreds of Police Ankle Monitors to Go Dark

Like a scene out of a dystopian police state film, a failed software update caused hundreds of ankle monitoring devices in the Netherlands to go dark from police surveillance on Thursday. Read more...
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Some Fish Can See in Color at 5,000 Feet Below Sea Level

In the dark, watery depths, these swimmers see in a way scientists previously thought was impossible.
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Netflix Is Finally Opening Up With Lists of Its Most Popular Shows

Netflix is notorious for not giving a single shit about ratings. It does not report viewership numbers to investors, entertainment reporters, Hollywood, or fans—a fact that can be especially frustrating when popular shows seemingly get canceled out of the blue. But in a step toward transparency, today Netflix…Read more...
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Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary's Orban ahead of U.S. visit

"In recent years, democracy in Hungary has significantly eroded. ... Under Orban, the election process has become less competitive and the judiciary is increasingly controlled by the state," Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, the panel's top Democrat, said in a letter to Trump. The letter was also signed by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
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No One Should Sit On The Iron Throne

There are only two more episodes left in Game Of Thrones. The marketing material for this season has been focused on who will take the throne and lead all of Westeros. I don’t think anyone should.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Game Of Thrones


Congratulations to Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History

Rideshare unicorn Uber doesn’t do anything small. When it was in the game of raising money, it raised close to $25 billion. When it loses that money—and it does every single quarter—it loses it at astronomical burn rates. It finally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, in the middle of international trade…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Finance, Stock Market, Ridesharing, How Money Works


Stalling on Climate Change Action May Cost Investors Over $1 Trillion

The group has created a guide for investors to assess how their holdings would respond to different levels of global warming and policy making. “Investors have a central role to play in moving the world to a low-carbon future,” said Maurice Tulloch, chief executive officer of Aviva Plc, one of the participants in the project.
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Algae Raincoats, Mushroom Caskets: New Exhibit Asks Us to Radically Rethink How We Live With Nature

It was a bad week if you’re the type of person who enjoys a habitable planet. A dire report chronicled how human activities could cause 1 million species to go extinct. But that doesn’t have to happen, and a new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in Manhattan and the Cube design museum in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nature, Manhattan, Solutions, Cooper Hewitt, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum


Brazil's Bolsonaro fires 'militant' head of climate change action group

The Brazil Forum for Climate Change was created by Bolsonaro's predecessor, Michel Temer, to formulate the country's plan to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Temer appointed Alfredo Sirkis to lead the forum. Sirkis, who describes himself as a "militant environmentalist," is a co-founder of the country's Green Party and a former congressman, as well as a former guerilla fighter who fought against Brazil's military dictatorship.
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You’ll Soon Be Able to See a Twice-Flown SpaceX Falcon 9 Up-Close in Houston

An upcoming exhibit at Space Center Houston will feature the core section of the Falcon 9 rocket used in two NASA missions.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Falcon 9, Falcon 9 Rocket, Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center


Jim Fowler, former host of 'Wild Kingdom,' dies at 89

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program "Wild Kingdom" and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," has died. He was 89.
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How do you learn to drive on Mars?

Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.
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The 10 Best Deals of May 10, 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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Stop Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste

Trendy toothpastes made with charcoal are likely a worse option for your teeth than traditional toothpaste, according to some British dentists. In a new paper, they argue that the claims behind these products, like better whitening, are completely unproven, and that they might even speed along tooth decay and other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Toothpaste, Teeth, Charcoal, Dental Health, Harsh Tooths


Zoom and Its Profits Face Analyst Scrutiny After 121% Rally

Valuation is likely to be a central focus of analyst comments as Zoom is the best-performing IPO of the year among companies that raised more than $300 million. Shares of the cloud-based meeting technology company are trading at more than 400 times projected earnings, according to Bloomberg data. The San Jose, California-based company stands in contrast with others that have struggled in their debuts -- including Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. -- because it is profitable.
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After outcry, USDA will no longer require scientists to label research ‘preliminary’

The Agriculture Department has dropped its demand that staff scientists label peer-reviewed research as “preliminary,” after angry protests followed a Washington Post story disclosing the policy. But the latest guidelines, released on Wednesday, for internally reviewing science within the department raise additional questions about scientific integrity, said non-USDA researchers who inspected the guide. Since July, […]
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