What's the Weather Like on Mars? Now You Can Check

What's the Weather Like on Mars? Now You Can Check
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Neptune's smallest moon may have been created by comets

We're all made of star stuff, but some things in the universe are created by comets. Neptune's recently discovered and smallest moon, Hippocamp, has been confirmed and observed in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope according to new research published in Nature on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Neptune looks extremely sharp and very blue in these latest images Named Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish creature from Greek mythology — all of Neptune's moons are named for Greek and Rom...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, California, Nasa, Mars, Hubble Space Telescope, Neptune, Ames Research Center, Triton, SETI Institute, Showalter, Mark Showalter, Hippocamp, Imke de Pater, University of California Berkeley Jack Lissauer, Lissauer

XPO Logistics to Borrow $1 Billion to Fund Stock Buybacks

The trucking company and warehouse operator will use the bonds to repay borrowings under its existing credit agreement, among other general corporate purposes like repurchasing shares, according to a statement Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer Brad Jacobs said during Friday’s fourth-quarter earnings call that XPO’s new objective is buying back stock rather than pursuing M&A, sending shares lower. While it didn’t identify the firm that cut back business by two-thirds, Wall Street analysts and in...
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Legendary scientist who predicted climate change effects dead at 87

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change. Ancient air trapped in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at le...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker

Huawei CEO Says U.S. Just Isn't That Important, Pinky-Swears Not to Spy on 5G Network

Amid a firestorm of legal and political salvoes fired at Huawei by the U.S. government, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei insisted this week that “there’s no way the U.S. can crush us” while denying that his company will give China’s government backdoor access to its next-generation 5G network.Read more...
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44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change.Ancient air found in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at least 8...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Is Probably Too Thick

After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is official. Is its fatal flaw already apparent? Read more...
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Oil lingers around 2019 highs but demand worries weigh

Brent crude slipped 32 cents to $66.18 a barrel by 12:04 p.m. EST (1704) GMT, after earlier hitting $66.65, close to its 2019 high of $66.83 reached on Monday. U.S. crude was up 41 cents to $56.00 a barrel, maintaining its high for the year. A fresh round of talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute between the United States and China were scheduled to start on Tuesday in Washington, with higher-level discussions planned for later in the week.
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When Your Favorite Streamer Turns Out To Be A Creep (Or Worse)

When Georgia police arrested Thomas Cheung, a well-known Twitch streamer and World of Warcraft community figure, as part of a child sex sting two weeks ago, a common reaction among his friends, fans, and business associates was shock.Read more...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Kotakucore, Twitch, World of Warcraft, Discord, Thomas Cheung, Elvine

Lesbians more likely to be overweight as experts find sexuality is linked to health

Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women, research has shown for the first time, as experts said sexual identity should now be viewed as a health risk factor. Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 12 British national health surveys involving more than 93,000 people which recorded body mass index (BMI) and sexuality and found a striking link between weight and sexual orientation. For women, being gay made them 41 per cent more likely to be...
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Google Takes New Policy Approach Amid Growing Global Threats

In an internal email, the company’s new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, described the reorganization as a reaction to policy makers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company’s core businesses, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions. Bhatia, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under Republican President George W. Bush, joined Google in June from General Electric Co. He is bolstering teams that deal with specific challenges such as ant...
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Humans Crossed the Bering Land Bridge to People the Americas. Here’s What It Looked Like 18,000 Years Ago.

During the last ice age, people journeyed across the ancient land bridge connecting Asia to North America. That land is now submerged underwater, but a newly created digital map reveals how the landscape likely appeared about 18,000 years ago.In fact, the map shows all of Beringia -- the sprawling region that includes parts of Russia, known as western Beringia; Alaska, called eastern Beringia; and the ancient land bridge that connected the two.The timing was nigh for a new Beringia map, said Jef...
Tags: Asia, Science, Russia, Canada, Atlantic, Idaho, Alaska, North America, Pacific, Bond, Beringia, East Asia, Wrangel Island, Bering Strait, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bering Land Bridge

The 'Rubber Ducky' Comet Is Stressed and Keeps Cracking Its Neck

The rubber ducky comet's head has spent 4.5 billion years trying to twist away from its neck. And that's caused some stress fractures.Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the European Space Agency explored for two years using its Rosetta probe, takes its name from its dual-lobe shape -- which gives it a duck-like head, neck and body. Now, thanks to a new three-dimensional analysis of images from the Rosetta mission, researchers believe the comet is full of fissures, some of them pierci...
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Captain Marvel's Website Teases Obscure Villain Annihilus, Here's What You Need to Know

Last week, Captain Marvel’s official site went live in all of its ’90s glory, but one of the most interesting things about the page is something you might have missed.Read more...
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Exclusive: Kinder Morgan to expand Chicago ethanol hub to calm price manipulation concerns - sources

Kinder Morgan Inc will expand loading capacity at its ethanol terminal in Chicago to address producer concerns that trade at the terminal - a benchmark for global ethanol prices - is vulnerable to manipulation, three people briefed on the company's plans told Reuters. Tens of thousands of barrels change hand at the hub every day, but many more barrels across the country depend on the price. Ethanol trade in the cash market at the Kinder Morgan Argo hub is used in contracts for the biofuel acro...
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U.N. reports mass rape, killings, torture in South Sudan, seeks oil scrutiny

The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan recommended further investigation of evidence that proceeds from South Sudan's oil-based economy had been channelled to government forces and militias linked to reported war crimes. The Commission said the army, national security, military intelligence, rebel forces and affiliated armed groups had committed serious human rights breaches, and it had drawn up a confidential list of suspects including army and opposition commanders, two state gove...
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The Uninhabitable Earth Wants You to Panic Over Climate Change

The first time climate change hit home for me, I was at the top of a ski run. I don’t recall the exact date or even the exact mountain I was on (hell, maybe it was a dream), but I remember looking down the slope of untracked powder and wondering how long it would be there. It stuck with me, and my life swerved from…Read more...
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Trump’s Pick To Lead Climate Panel Once Compared CO2 To Jews In Nazi Germany

William Happer, President Donald Trump's reported pick to lead a new panel onclimate change, is a science denier with a history of controversial comments
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Tiny T-rex sheds light on prime dino predators

A tiny cousin of T-rex discovered in the United States could provide a key missing link in understanding how the apex predators evolved to top the food chain, scientists who unearthed the dinky dinosaur said Thursday. "Early in their evolution, Tyrannosaurs hunted in the shadows of (dinosaurs) such as Allosaurs that were already established at the top of the food chain," said Lindsay Zanno, paleontologist at North Carolina State University and lead author of the study detailing the findings. "...
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Samsung Revamps Flagship Range With 5G, Low-Cost Options

The South Korean technology giant introduced four new phones in its Galaxy S range -- the S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. The S10 and S10+ are direct successors to last year’s S9 and S9+, while the S10e and S10 5G are two new models for the company: a low-end phone aimed at Apple’s iPhone XR, and a high-end version priced above $1,000. It also showed off the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a screen that expands to tablet size.
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Elon Musk Dials Back Tesla Production Forecast, Hours After Making It

The electric-car pioneer, who has a track record of snafus on Twitter, said he intended to tweet that Tesla expects to be making cars at an annual rate of about 500,000 by the end of 2019. Musk’s earlier tweet that Tesla would make about 500,000 cars in 2019 was difficult to gauge -- given his proclivity for setting stretch goals -- and was greeted with some skepticism on the social media platform.
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'Two is enough,' Egypt tells poor families as population booms

"In the future he could support his father and the girls," said Ghanem, 27, who lives in a village in Sohag, an area with one of Egypt's highest fertility rates. The family depends on her husband's income from a local cafe. As Egypt's population heads towards 100 million, the government is trying to change the minds of people like Ghanem.
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Here's Why Most Modern Cars Have That Weird Flat Edge In the Bodywork Around the Wheel

There’s an extremely common design trend that may have slipped by right under your nose, slowly taking over seemingly ever new car on the road, one by one. It’s only maybe a couple inches wide at most, and at all four corners of the car. It’s purpose a mystery, until now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Volvo, Car Design, Car Styling, T Jon Mayer

Lyft Plans to File for IPO as Soon as Next Week

Lyft, which announced in December that it had filed its IPO application confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq market, the person said. A spokeswoman for San Francisco-based Lyft declined to comment. The details of the companies IPO plans were reported earlier by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
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Mexico president says no more Pemex oil joint ventures for now

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday Mexico will not offer more oil joint ventures between private companies and state energy company Pemex indefinitely, raising doubts about auctions set for October. In reply to a question about the contracts, known in the industry as "farm-outs," Lopez Obrador said the country would not offer more until existing projects began producing oil. Credit ratings agency Fitch downgraded Pemex in January, citing precarious finances and a collapse i...
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The Biggest Supermoon of the Year is Happening Tonight – Here’s How to Watch

Your kids will love it.
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Russians say they have a deal with Space Adventures to put tourists in orbit by 2021

Russia's space agency says it's getting ready to resume sending private passengers to the International Space Station and back, a decade after the last space tour. A contract has been signed with Virginia-based Space Adventures to send two non-professional spacefliers into orbit for short-term space station stays by the end of 2021, Roscosmos reported today in a news release. Space Adventures didn't issue a statement but retweeted Roscosmos' news. Roscosmos said the two passenger...
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Eat More of This One Nutrient to Reduce the Risk of Four Major Diseases

Hint: It's not protein.
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Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

It appears stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the fierce blood-sucking flies that try to feast on zebras and carry deadly diseases. Researchers on Wednesday described experiments demonstrating that horse flies have a difficult time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly colored horses. "We showed that horse flies approach zebras and uniformly colored horses at similar rates but that they fail to land on zebras - or striped horse coats - because they fail to decelera...
Tags: Science, University of California Davis, Tim Caro

Czechs clean thousands of human bones in ossuary renovation

Restoration experts in the Czech Republic have been set an unusual task - to dismantle four towering pyramids made up of centuries-old bones from more than 40,000 human bodies, clean them up and then reconstruct them as before. The restoration project, expected to last two years, is aimed at preserving the bones, the chief attraction at the Sedlec ossuary church, a site on the outskirts of the mediaeval mining town of Kutna Hora in the central Czech Republic. The project also aims to restore a...
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