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Bitcoin Climbs to Highest in a Year Amid Cryptocurrency Comeback

The largest cryptocurrency climbed as much as 10% Monday from levels late Friday, and was trading at $8,847 as of 10:25 a.m. in Tokyo. Crypto proponents are taking encouragement from a string of recent headlines showing greater interest in the space from mainstream firms. Fidelity Investments is finalizing plans to buy and sell the digital asset for institutional customers, and E*Trade Financial Corp. is poised to allow crypto trading.
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Here's How a Facebook Exec Defended Leaving Up That Fake Nancy Pelosi Video

Doctored videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that make her appear as if she is slurring or intoxicated and went viral toward the end of last week—one was shared by President Donald Trump on Thursday—will not be removed from Facebook despite the fact that they have been determined to be fake. On Friday, a company…Read more...
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Are Thejo Engineering Limited’s (NSE:THEJO) High Returns Really That Great?

Today we are going to look at Thejo Engineering Limited (NSE:THEJO) to see whether it might be an attractive...
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A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThere are 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have access to safe, affordable sanitation systems. That means every time they go to the bathroom they have to put themselves in an unhealthy or dangerous situation. It’s a problem that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes can be solved by innovative technologies. And through their Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, they’ve recruited scientists and engineers from around the world to ...
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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann dead at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, a physicist who theorized the existence of the quark and won a Nobel Prize for his method of classifying particles, has died at age 89, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) said. Considered among the most important physicists of the 20th century, the American scientist theorized in the 1960s that subatomic particles -- protons and neutrons -- were composed of paired subunits he called quarks. Experiments later confirmed the existence of the particles, which are a ...
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Billionaire Huawei Founder Defiant in Face of Existential Threat

In an interview with Bloomberg Television, the billionaire founder of China’s largest technology company conceded that Trump administration export curbs will cut into a two-year lead Huawei had painstakingly built over rivals like Ericsson AB and Nokia Oyj. The U.S. on May 17 blacklisted Huawei -- which it accuses of aiding Beijing in espionage -- and cut it off from the U.S. software and components it needs to make its products.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Huawei, Trump, Bloomberg Television, Ericsson AB, Nokia Oyj


Ireland's main parties hold steady as Sinn Fein slumps in local vote

Ireland's two largest parties held their own in local elections on Sunday in a bad day for left-wing Sinn Fein, whose political ascent in the republic suffered its first major setback. With more than three quarters of the 949 seats announced, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael party rose to 24.9% from 24% five years ago. It still trailed fellow centre-right party Fianna Fail, whose share rose to 26.9% from 25.5%.
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Investors Who Bought Pitti Engineering (NSE:PITTIENG) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 132%

When you buy shares in a company, it's worth keeping in mind the possibility that it could fail, and you could lose...
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When Illness Makes You Feel Overcome With Sadness and Anger

A young man living with PAPA syndrome, a rare, painful type of arthritis, shares words of hope when chronic illness makes you feel sad and angry.
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Uniper chairman calls for signal from Fortum to resolve dispute

Uniper's chairman on Sunday said talks with major shareholder Fortum to resolve a dispute between the two companies were on hold after two of the German utility's board members resigned. Fortum and Uniper have been at loggerheads since the Finnish state-owned utility tried to take over the German group in 2017, a deal that Uniper's management opposed due to concerns it might get broken up. Fortum, which has a 49.99% stake in Uniper, has claimed that Uniper's board actively tried to block its ...
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Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who named quarks, dies at 89

1969 Nobel laureate helped discover subatomic particlesDeath confirmed by Santa Fe Institute he co-foundedMurray Gell-Mann, the Nobel-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died. He was 89. Related: Video: Murray Gell-Mann on ditching what 'everybody knows' Continue reading...
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Australia's Gas Industry Faces Climate Test Despite Election Win

None of that alleviates growing investor scrutiny over the sector’s contribution to climate change. Industry leaders who meet Monday at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association conference are sure to debate domestic gas prices and a supply glut, but activists and executives agree how companies tackle climate change is perhaps the most urgent topic. “While the election outcome will reshape the domestic carbon policy agenda, the industry and technology dynamics which inves...
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Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89. Gell-Mann died Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the […]
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Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of 'Intentionally and Unlawfully' Sharing iTunes Listening Data

A new class-action lawsuit claims that Apple is “intentionally and unlawfully” disclosing its customers’ iTunes listening data to third parties in violation of state privacy laws.Read more...
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Watch the Trailer for The Twilight Zone’s Season Finale, Featuring the Blurryman

Admittedly, not quite as threatening as the Invisible Man. Read more...
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Florida woman Nicole Tillman seriously injured by alligator while swimming in lake

An alligator attacked a woman out for a holiday weekend swim in a Florida lake, leaving her seriously injured and having to be airlifted to a local hospital, officials said. The 26-year-old woman, whom authorities identified as Nichole A. Tillman of Melbourne, Florida, was swimming on Saturday afternoon at Key Lake Wilderness Park in Cocoa, on the state's eastern coast, when she was attacked suddenly by an 8-foot-6-inch long gator. Rescuers who rushed to help Tillman put her on an all-terrain ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Melbourne, Tillman, Melbourne Florida, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Nichole A Tillman, Nicole Tillman, Key Lake Wilderness Park


'Green wave' in EU vote amid climate crisis

With a double-digit score across Europe's biggest countries including a stunning 20 percent in Germany, the Greens bagged record gains in European elections on Sunday with younger voters leading calls for action to halt global warming. The environmental party was on course to double their score in Germany from the last EU elections in 2014, knocking the Social Democrats off their traditional second place. In France, the Greens was set to win 12-12.7 percent of the EU vote, up from 8.9 percent ...
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Houthi leader says drone attacks a response to spurned Yemen peace moves

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi dismissed Saudi accusations that the attacks had been carried out on the orders on Iran - at a time of growing tension between Tehran and Riyadh alongside its Western and regional allies. Saudi Arabia, leading a Western-backed Sunni Muslim coalition, intervened in neighboring Yemen in 2015 after the Houthis ousted the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from power in the capital Sanaa. The Houthis have stepped up attacks on the kingdom in the past two weeks - including ...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tehran, Yemen, Riyadh, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Mohammed Ali al Houthi, Sanaa The Houthis


Four killed, seven injured in three explosions in Nepali capital: police

"Three people were killed on the spot and the fourth one died while undergoing treatment at a hospital," police official Shyam Lal Gyawali said, adding that the nature of the blasts was under investigation. "I heard a big noise and rushed to the spot to find the walls of a house had developed cracks due to the impact of the blast," 17-year-old student Govinda Bhandari told Reuters at the site of the first blast. The second blast took place near a hairdresser's in the Sukedhara area on the outs...
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Sunday's Best Deals: Tempur-Pedic Mattress, Pelican Coolers, Forever 21, and More

Clear the Rack, a WEN generator Gold Box, and discounted Dynaudio speakers lead off Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Three killed, six injured in two explosions in Nepali capital-police

Police official Shyam Lal Gyawali said: "We have three fatalities in two incidents of explosions but the nature of (the) blasts is under investigation." One person was killed in an explosion inside a house in the Ghattekulo residential area in the heart of the city. "I heard a big noise and rushed to the spot to find the walls of a house had developed cracks due to the impact of the blast," 17-year-old student Govinda Bhandari told Reuters at the site of the first blast. The second blast took...
Tags: Science, Reuters, Shyam Lal Gyawali, Govinda Bhandari, Sukedhara, Ghattekulo


SpaceX's 60 orbiting Starlink satellites lined up for an out of this world photo opp

It's been a couple days since SpaceX sent its first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit and the skywatching has begun. A video captured by Dr. Marco Langbroek, who runs the StatTrack Cam Leiden Blog, shows the satellites all lined up as they sail through the sky. It looks like some kind of high-tech conga line, or an unintelligible string of Morse code. Whatever it is you see when you look at this, we should all be able to agree that it's an unusual sight to behold in the night sky. Lan...
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Rare albino panda caught on camera in China: state media

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, state media reported. The spotless, red-eyed animal was photographed while trekking through the forest mid-April in southwestern Sichuan province, said official news agency Xinhua on Saturday. The panda is an albino between one to two years old, said Li Sheng, a researcher specialising in bears at Peking University, who was quoted in Xinhua's report.
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Meet the Tweel: The Tire That Never Goes Flat

John Deere is using Michelin's airless tire-and-wheel, the Tweel. Go ahead, run over some nails.
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Top UK scientist urges people to take vitamin D supplements

Geneticist Steve Jones, formerly a sceptic, says case for doing so is overwhelmingOne of Britain’s leading scientists has urged people to take vitamin D supplements, particularly children, who spend an hour less outside than they did 10 years ago.The geneticist Steve Jones told the Hay literary festival in Wales the health case for taking them was now overwhelming. “I never thought I would be a person who would take vitamin supplements, I always thought it was absolute nonsense, it’s homeopathy....
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Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province. Concern grew after hundreds of people were allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe in Rato Dero city and surrounding villages of Larkana district. "Some 681 people, of which 537 were children from two to 12 years of age, had been tested positive for HIV until yesterday in Rato Dero," special health advisor Zafar Mirza told a press conference in I...
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What Causes a Migraine?

A variety of factors contribute to this horrendous malady, here's what you need to know.
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Florida woman seriously injured by alligator while swimming in lake

A holiday weekend swim turned frightening when a woman was seriously injured and airlifted to a local hospital after being attacked by an alligator in Brevard County, Florida, on Saturday afternoon. A woman was killed by an alligator in Hilton Head, South Carolina, last August trying to save her dog from attack, while a man in Lakeland, Florida, suffered a severe injury when he was bit by a gator in December 2018.
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Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

The poll found that 58% of American adults said abortion should be legal in most or all cases, up from 50% who said that in a similar poll that ran in July 2018. While support broke down along partisan lines, passions were higher among registered Democrats, with 81% saying abortion should be legal in most or all cases, while 55% of registered Republicans said it should be illegal in most or all cases. This year, eight Republican-led states have passed new restrictions on abortion, measures tha...
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5 Things You Need to Know About Space Investing

Private space companies are proliferating, and the IPOs are sure to come...eventually.
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