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Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday's drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group. The attack came two days after four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Iran has denied it was behind the attacks which come as Washington and the Islamic Republic spar over sanctions and the U.S. military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflic...
Tags: Science, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tehran, Yemen, Riyadh, Islamic Republic, United Arab Emirates Iran


Ariana Grande Dresses Up as an Astronaut During NASA Space Center Visit — and Plays Her Song 'NASA'

Ariana Grande Plays 'NASA' During NASA Space Center Visit
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Elizabeth Olsen Once Had a ‘Terrible’ Audition for the Role of Daenerys in Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, a name that you have trouble spelling, definitely definitely not me, is one of the central players of Game of Thrones, but she, of course, wasn’t the only person auditioned for the part. According to a recent Vulture interview, Elizabeth Olsen, of Scarlet Witch fame, also went out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen, Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi


You'll Never Guess What Sheryl Sandberg Thinks About This Whole 'Break Up Facebook' Thing

With calls for breaking up Facebook now winning support from multiple 2020 presidential candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, it’s getting hard for the social media giant’s leadership to hide from the growing chorus of voices throwing their weight behind the cause. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Bernie Sanders, Sheryl Sandberg, Tech Giants, Shocked, Facebook Thing


What It Feels Like to Tread the Waters of Undiagnosed Chronic Pain

What it's like to feel unheard by doctors when you live with an undiagnosed pain condition.
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Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. The meetings are set for May 30 in Mecca, the ministry said on Twitter. Four commercial ships were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, and two days later drones attacked oil installations west of the Saudi capital Riyadh...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Arab, Gulf, Salman, Stephen Kalin, JEDDAH Reuters Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Reportong


A Times Square Billboard Went Up in Flames and Somehow Continued to Display Ads

The New York City Fire Department responded to a report in Times Square on Saturday after a billboard went up in flames. In video of the incident, the billboard could be seen spilling debris as it continued to flash ads for data collection, which seems about right for our digital dystopia.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fires, Billboards, Times Square, New York City Fire Department, Billboard On Fire


6 Tips for Anyone Newly Diagnosed With Lyme Disease

A woman with late-stage Lyme disease shares 6 tips for anyone who's just been diagnosed or suspects they have Lyme.
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FTI Consulting: managing reputations and risk

FTI Consulting, the Washington PR firm at the center of complaints over its working methods, is a global business boasting a specialty in helping companies deal with risks to their reputations or bottom lines. Its clients include Monsanto, which has suffered a series of high-stakes courtroom defeats in California, where three trials have ended with juries siding with plaintiffs blaming the company's controversial weedkiller Roundup for their cancer. German agro-chemicals and drugs giant Bayer ...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Monsanto, Bayer, FTI


Thumbs Down On Plants? (Limerick)

A fellow was planning to plant Some fruit, but his wife said, “You can’t. I hate to sound mean, But your thumbs aren’t green; Seems your nurturing talents are scant.” May 18 is Fascination of Plants Day and May 19 is Plant Something Day.
Tags: Science, Humor, Plants, Limerick, Odd Holidays, May Holidays, Gardens / Plant Humor, Fascination Of Plants Day, Gardening Humor, Plant Humor, Plant Something Day


Dozens Of Starved Gray Whales Are Washing Up All Along The West Coast

"Is this the harbinger of things to come?” one ecologist asked.
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Huawei CEO Expects Slight Impact From U.S. Curbs, Nikkei Reports

“Huawei’s growth may slow, but only slightly,” Ren told Japanese reporters at the telecommunications equipment maker’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, according to Nikkei. It was his first media statement since President Donald Trump and the U.S. Commerce Department imposed restrictions on May 15.
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Consultant poses as journalist in Monsanto trial

Smiling and affable, the young woman was able to pass herself off as a fellow journalist to reporters including AFP covering a landmark trial in San Francisco on the health risks associated with the weedkiller Roundup. The relaxed, confident thirtysomething was in fact an employee of Washington-based FTI Consulting, which has a client list that includes Roundup-maker Monsanto and its parent company Bayer.
Tags: Science, Washington, San Francisco, Monsanto, FTI Consulting, Afp


Marvel’s True Avengers Are Assembled in This Fantastic Endgame Set Photo

It’s time for the real heroes to show up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Endgame


The Story Behind This Globe Trotting 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide

Elaborately fashioned and carrying the prestige of a recent Le Mans win for the marque, the LG45 Rapide was destined to impress. Each and every feature on a Lagonda LG45 Rapide speaks of impressive luxury and performance.
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Report: The Next Batman Movie Might Already Have Its Villains

Alongside news of the Rescue Rangers film, the Hollywood Reporter dropped one more bombshell last night, in the form of a well-sourced rumor about the future of Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie: in particular, its villains. Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Robert Pattinson, Penguin, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Catwoman, Matt Reeves, The Batman, Rescue Rangers


After Bear Repellent Incident, Amazon Plans to Store Some Hazardous Products at Specialized Warehouses

Following an episode involving discharged bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse late last year that affected dozens of onsite workers, the company plans to store similarly hazardous products in specialized facilities.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Hazards, Bear Repellent


Holo4Labs Makes Minority Report’s Mixed Reality Data Processing Real

Mixed reality data processing has moved from the realm of science fiction films like The Minority Report into real-life science labs, thanks to a recent Microsoft HoloLens app, announced by polish IT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Holograms, Hologram


How to Make the Most of New Moons, Full Moons and Every Other Moon Phase

Lunar Cycles 101.
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Australia's conservative government on course for 'miracle' election victory

"I have always believed in miracles," Morrison told cheering supporters at Sydney's Wentworth Hotel, where the government holds its official election night function. Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first." The conservative government has won or is leading in 72 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority, according to the Australian Electoral Commission, with just over two-thirds of votes counted. This included a devastating result in the coa...
Tags: Science, Australia, Queensland, Sydney, Morrison, Australian Electoral Commission, Wentworth Hotel


Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that he saw no oil supply shortage as global oil inventories are still rising, particularly from the United States, but OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs. Speaking in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel gathering on Sunday of top OPEC and non-OPEC producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, Falih told Reuters OPEC will not decide on output until late June when the group is due to meet next.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, United States, Jeddah, Reuters OPEC, Khalid al Falih, Falih


Australia's conservative government moves into election-winning position

The Scott Morrison-led coalition has won or is ahead in 72 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority, according to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). "At the moment, it's looking very strongly like the Morrison government will be returned," said Australian Broadcasting Association chief election analyst Antony Green. "We're just not sure in what position it will be returned," he said, saying that it may be a minority government but that the coalition would have more seats than the Labo...
Tags: Science, Labor, Australia, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Antony Green, Australian Electoral Commission AEC, Australian Broadcasting Association


The True Story Behind Christina Applegate's Emotional Double Mastectomy Scene in 'Dead to Me’

It wasn't originally part of the series.
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How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Buying an air conditioner is hard. There are lots of specs that aren’t found on any other kind of product, the damn things are heavy, so if you buy the wrong one you’ll dread returning it even more, and if you mess up you will find yourself living in an unpleasant ice box, or a muggy misery. But don’t worry, it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Air Conditioner, Air Conditioners


The Real Story Behind Christina Applegate's Double Mastectomy Scene in 'Dead to Me’ Is So Emotional

It wasn't originally part of the series.
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What’s Going on With Russia’s New Stealth Fighter?

The troubled Sukhoi Su-57 gets an order boost from Moscow.
Tags: Science, Russia


Climate sceptic ex-PM Abbott falls in Australia election

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, infamous for once calling the science behind climate change "crap", has become the first big scalp in the country's elections Saturday. Abbott, who was prime minister from 2013 to 2015, was one of the most vocal climate sceptics in parliament and had held his seat of Warringah in Sydney's northern suburbs for a quarter of a century.
Tags: Science, Australia, Tony Abbott, Sydney, Abbott, Warringah


10 Top Space Start-Ups You've Probably Never Heard of

This list includes one bright, shining space stock that you may already be able to invest in.
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Australia staring at election cliff-hanger as poll predictions fall flat

Early counting showed a small swing to the governing Liberal-led conservative coalition, according to Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) data, although the trend is not uniform and counting on the country's west coast has only just begun. Media election analysts suggested the most likely outcomes were that the government might eke out a victory or be best positioned to form a minority government. The early results contrast with pre-election polls, which had predicted center-left Labor would...
Tags: Science, Labor, Australia, Australian Electoral Commission AEC


These Discounted Notebooks Can Be Erased and Reused Over and Over Again

What if you only had to buy one notebook for the rest of your life? That’s basically the value proposition of the Rocketbook Everlast, which is on sale today just for our readers with promo code KJRCKTBOOK.Read more...
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