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There Is No Reason to Fear China's Aircraft Carriers (For Now)

Paper tiger? China is developing a new carrier-based fighter aircraft to succeed the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark.The J-15—which is an unlicensed Chinese development based on a T-10K-3 prototype of the Russian Su-33 Flanker-D—has proven to be a disappointment in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The navalized Chinese Flanker derivative has suffered a number of high-profile crashes due to technical issues with the aircraft’s engines and flight control system.'(This first ap...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, People 's Liberation Army Navy, PLA Air Force, Lt Gen Zhang Honghe


Japan mass stabbing: Children among 19 injured after knifeman attacks schoolgirls at bus stop

At least three people have been critically injured and a further 16 wounded after a man attacked a group of children on their way to an elementary school in the city of Kawasaki, just south of Tokyo, on Tuesday morning. The apparently random incident took place as the schoolgirls waited with their parents at a bus stop at about 7:45 am, with police and emergency services called to the site to treat 13 children and three adults for knife wounds. Eyewitnesses report seeing the man stabbing the gir...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo, National, Afp, Kawasaki, AP Police, NHK, Kawasaki Credit


VW to Reshuffle $56 Billion Battery Push as Samsung Deal at Risk

Samsung initially agreed to deliver batteries for just over 20 gigawatt hours, enough to power 200,000 cars with 100 kilowatt hour packs, before different views on production volume and schedule emerged during detailed negotiations, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the talks are confidential. The impasse cut pledged supplies to less than 5 gigawatt hours, they said. Access to vast amounts of batteries to power a growing number of electric vehicles has emerged as a new battleg...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Vw, Reshuffle


Driverless Delivery Vans Are Here as Production Begins in China

A Chinese startup called Neolix kicked off mass production of its self-driving delivery vehicles Friday -- saying it’s the first company globally to do so -- and has lined up giants such as JD.Com Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. as customers. The implications are potentially huge: Billionaire Jack Ma predicts there will be 1 billion deliveries a day in China within a decade and the commercialization of the technology could provide lessons for autonomous vehicles carrying passengers. “Driverle...
Tags: Science, China, Jack Ma, JD com Inc, Huawei Technologies Co, Neolix, Yu Enyuan


Mark Zuckerberg to Ignore Canadian Parliament's Subpoena, Maybe Get Found in Contempt

The hottest trend sweeping Washington right now has officially arrived in Silicon Valley: Defying lawmakers’ subpoenas is all the rage and Facebook apparently has no plans to be left out.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy, Washington, Canada, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Shenanigans


Albino panda cub is the cutest genetic rarity you'll see today

Thanks to a group of Chinese researchers and a rare genetic mutation, we're discovering that the world's best bear can get even more adorable. On Sunday, scientists at Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China released a photo of an all-white, albino giant panda — believed to be the first of his (or her) kind known to human researchers.  The image, taken by the reserve's motion-activated cameras in mid-April, shows the one- to two-year-old panda cub walking through brush, ...
Tags: Science, China, Alaska, Sichuan China, Wolong, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sarah Stebbins


New Maine Law Ends Non-Medical Excuses for Avoiding Vaccination

The state of Maine has joined California, West Virginia, and Mississippi in barring the use of religious and philosophical exemptions to opt out of school immunization requirements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Infectious Diseases, Maine, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Measles, California West Virginia


Germany's SPD head proposes vote on floor leadership after election rout

The SPD suffered a double humiliation on Sunday. It was not immediately clear if anyone would challenge Nahles, who repeated her position that the SPD is best served by staying in government and delivering policies that matter to voters.
Tags: Science, Germany, Spd, Nahles


Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Using a motion-activated camera, scientists at Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China have snapped a blurry but unprecedented photograph of the world’s first known albino giant panda.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Conservation, Ecology, Zoology, Pandas, Albinos, Albinism, Wolong National Nature Reserve


Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural residents. Federal reports show the endangered wolves have been blamed for […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Albuquerque, American Southwest


Green parties' gains could boost climate action in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Green parties' surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other environmental issues will get more serious consideration on the continent.
Tags: Europe, Science, Berlin, Ap, European Parliament


Three cases of potentially deadly rat lungworm infections confirmed in Hawaii

Health officials have now confirmed a total of three cases of rat lungworm disease in travelers who spent time in Hawaii. A report from the Hawaii Department of Health confirms the cases, which are believed to be unrelated to one another.The disease, which is officially known as angiostrongyliasis but is also called "rat lungworm disease," is caused by a parasitic infection. The parasite is known to target rats, hence the name, but its life cycle can bring it into contact with humans as well. Th...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Health, state Department of Health, East Hawai


IEA: CO2 Levels Hit Another Record High

The International Energy Agency has another sobering message for the world, and if we fail to act, the problem is likely to get a lot worse
Tags: Science, International Energy Agency


NASA sent a helicopter on a nosedive to test Mars landing hardware

NASA's Mars 2020 mission could teach us some incredible new things about our planetary neighbor, and even provide us with valuable insights that will shape plans for future manned missions to the Red Planet. It could be a very big deal for mankind... but first it has to actually, you know, land.One of the most crucial components of the Mars 2020 lander is the Lander Vision System, or VLS. The VLS will allow the spacecraft to specify its landing location automatically as it's cruising dow...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Red Planet, Death Valley California, VLS, LVS


Oil up more than 1% on Mideast tensions and supply cuts

Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, supported by Middle East tensions and OPEC-led supply cuts as well as continued crude disruptions from Russia after a contamination problem discovered last month. Output reductions - both voluntary by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies, plus those resulting from U.S. sanctions - have helped Brent crude, the global benchmark, rise by about 29% this year. "This move further increases tensions in the regions, but with th...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, Opec, Middle East, Mideast, JBC Energy


Powerful Earthquake Strikes Miles Below Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Limiting Casualties

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Peru on Sunday, killing at least one man and causing several injuries, the Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earthquakes, Peru, Associated Press, Natural Disasters


Florida Woman Seriously Injured in Alligator Attack While Swimming in Lake

Florida Woman Seriously Injured in Alligator Attack
Tags: Florida, Science, Lake


Track Rare Cicadas With The Cicada Safari App

I am waiting for some bugs. My home in Pennsylvania is in the territory of the Brood VIII 17-year cicadas, which haven’t been seen above ground since 2002. This year, they’re due. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bugs, Nature, Pennsylvania, Lifehacks, Brood VIII


Murray Gell-Mann, the Physicist Who Came Up With Quarks, Has Died

Pioneering physicist Murray Gell-Mann has passed away at the age of 89. Among his many scientific contributions, the Nobel laureate will be remembered for bringing order to the chaotic field of particle physics, and for coining the term “quark”—a fundamental building block of matter. Read more...
Tags: Science, Obituaries, Theoretical Physics, Murray Gell Mann, Physicists, Quarks


Monkey experiments offer clues on origin of language

Green and vervet monkeys live on either side of Africa and their evolutionary paths diverged 3.5 million years ago, and yet the two species share a hard-wired vocabulary when faced with danger, clever experiments have shown. Vervet monkeys in the savannah of east Africa utter three distinct cries depending on whether they spot a leopard, a snake or an eagle, their three main predators. The discovery thirty years ago of these unique warning cries sparked debate as to whether they were like prim...
Tags: Science, Africa, Gottingen Germany, German Primate Center, Julia Fisher


2,000-year-old marble head of god Dionysus discovered under Rome

Archeologists in Rome have stumbled on a large marble head of Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the ancient Roman god of wine, dance and fertility. The discovery was made during excavations in the heart of the city, near the remains of the ancient Roman Forum. The head would have belonged to a large statue of the god dating back to the imperial era. The archaeologists were digging around the remains of a medieval wall when they found the marble head, which they believe represents Dionysus, who th...
Tags: Science, Rome, Bacchus, Archaeological Park, Virginia Raggi, Dionysus, EPA EFE, Claudio Parisi Presicce


Teen Hacker Whom Apple Reported to FBI Just Wanted a Dang Job

The lawyer for an Australian teenager who twice breached Apple’s internal security says he did so because he thought it might land him a job at the California-based tech giant, the Australian Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, California, Fbi, Australian Associated Press, Teen Hackers


One of Detective Pikachu's Grossest Moments Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Detective Pikachu’s trailers were full of wonderfully cute (and occasionally freaky) Pokémon—but one of the biggest reactions came with the debut of Lickitung. Or rather, Licktung’s ginormous, gross tongue as it slathers Tim Goodman’s face with saliva. It turns out there’s actually a much creepier factoid behind that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Pokemon, Warner Bros, Exclusive, MPC, Vfx, Tim Goodman, Pikachu, Detective Pikachu, Lickitung, Pete Dionne, Licktung


Leatherman's New One-Handed Wonder Is All You Need

The memory of buying my first Leatherman is unusually clear in my head. I was 16, broke, and incredibly passionate about backpacking in the Smoky Mountains, where my family lived. That year, Leatherman announced a new multitool called the Wave, and the big deal feature was that some folks could open it with one hand,…Read more...
Tags: Tools, Science, Smoky Mountains, Leatherman, Multitools, Leatherman Free, Leatherman Free P4 Review


Fifty years after the first lunar landing, Apollo moonshots inspire a new blast of books

In the 50 years since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong left humanity’s first bootprint on the moon, that “one small step” has launched one giant load of books. Basketfuls of books about space are now hitting store shelves — not only to mark the golden anniversary of that first moon landing, but also to provide the context for a renewed focus on lunar exploration. Whether you’re looking for an Apollo book you can read to your kids, an award-winning sci-fi novel about alternate space history, or...
Tags: Science, Neil Armstrong


Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian Opens Up About the Emotional Rollercoaster of His Cancer Diagnosis

Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian on His Cancer Diagnosis
Tags: Science, Nathan Adrian


Teen Hacker Who Apple Reported to FBI Just Wanted a Dang Job

The lawyer for an Australian teenager who twice breached Apple’s internal security says he did so because he thought it might land him a job at the California-based tech giant, the Australian Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, California, Fbi, Australian Associated Press, Teen Hackers


Study: Millions lack access to green spaces

Millions of people in Great Britain live more than a 10-minute walk away from their nearest park or green space, a study calculates.
Tags: Science, Great Britain


Young Voters Might Just Save Europe From Right-Wing Madness

Omer Messinger/AFP/GettyBERLIN—A series of student-made film clips played in cinemas across Germany in the run-up to Sunday’s European Parliament elections. They targeted young people with simple ideas about choosing to do the right thing for the environment, even if it wasn’t all that easy: a boy opens the trash can to clear his plate before reconsidering and eating every leftover scrap in his kitchen; a girl is cycling along an empty field at dawn to catch a bus to Paris; a kid stretches reluc...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Berlin, Nike, Britain, United States, Paris, Italy, United Nations, Un, Green Party, Greens, Christchurch


Young Voters Out to Save the World Might Just Save Europe From Populist Madness

Omer Messinger/AFP/GettyBERLIN—A series of student-made film clips played in cinemas across Germany in the run-up to Sunday’s European Parliament elections. They targeted young people with simple ideas about choosing to do the right thing for the environment, even if it wasn’t all that easy: a boy opens the trash can to clear his plate before reconsidering and eating every leftover scrap in his kitchen; a girl is cycling along an empty field at dawn to catch a bus to Paris; a kid stretches reluc...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Berlin, Nike, Britain, United States, Paris, Italy, United Nations, Un, Green Party, Greens, Christchurch



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