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Your Manly Scent Is Making Your Wife to Drink All the Beer

Women may drink more beer when exposed to male pheromones.
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Hubble Space Telescope team hits ‘reset’ to get balky camera back in business

NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 has been brought back into operation, one week after it went dark due to a telemetry glitch. Basically, engineers hit the reset button to clear up the telemetry problem. The return to normal operations is proceeding despite the partial government shutdown, and the camera could resume making science observations by the end of the week, NASA said in a status update on Monday. Hubble’s three other main instruments — the Advanced Camera for ...
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Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

The Missile Defense Review will also recommends studying experimental technologies, including prospects for space-based weaponry that might be able to shoot down enemy missiles -- a throwback to Ronald Reagan's so-called "Star Wars" initiative in the 1980s. "Space, I think, is the key to the next step of missile defense," a senior Trump administration official told reporters ahead of the document's release on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity. "A space-based layer of sensors is some...
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California Is About to Get Pounded With an Atmospheric River, Raising the Risk of Mudslides

A series of monster storms will leave California’s mountains white and set rivers roaring over the back half of the week. The Golden State is looking at feet of snow and hurricane-force winds, and because of all the areas burned by record-setting fires the past two years, a serious risk of mudslides. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Snow, Rain, Atmospheric river, Golden State, Mudslides, Weather Is Happening


Trump unveils new space missile defence strategy as Pentagon brands North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Donald Trump has unveiled a revamped US missile defence strategy involving a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The president announced the new review during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday, calling for an investment into new missile defence technologies at a time when Russia and China are developing advanced weapon systems. US intelligence agencies have also warned Iran and North Korea’s missile capabilities present existing threats to US and global secu...
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60 percent of coffee varieties face 'extinction risk'

Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research warned Wednesday. Scientists at Britain's Kew Royal Botanic Gardens used the latest computer modelling techniques and on-the-ground research to predict how the 124 coffee varieties listed as endangered might fare as the planet continues to warm and ecosystems are decimated. Some 75 coffee species ...
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This Man Injected His Own Semen Into His Arm. It Did Not Go Well.

Note to men: do not go through with weird self-diagnoses. It will not go well.
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Oil edges down on worries over global economy, supply glut

Oil prices edged down on Wednesday having climbed about 3 percent in the previous session, with worries about the global economy and forecasts of swelling U.S. production hurting sentiment. Brent crude oil futures were at $60.37 per barrel at 1215 GMT, down 27 cents or 0.45 percent. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 43 cents, or 0.83 percent, at $51.68 a barrel.
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President Trump's Former Lawyer Paid Liberty University Employee to Rig Online Polls: Report

If you think that 2019 is already too weird to be real, strap in. It’s getting weirder by the day.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, Michael Cohen, Trump Organization, President Trump, Redfinch Solutions


Boeing Spends on Isotropic Systems to Boost Space Solutions

Thanks to the latest transaction, the Isotropic team and Boeing (BA) experts will jointly make efforts to strengthen the development of the next-generation terminal solutions
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Space Force: President Trump says he wants a 'space-based missile defense layer'

"My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense layer," Trump said in remarks at the Pentagon on Thursday.
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Hide Unsightly Wires With This $14 Cord Cover Kit

The one downside of owning a lot of cool electronics is that you are forced to stare at a bunch of decidedly uncool wires all the time. Put those things away for good with this CordMate II Kit, now on sale for just $14 on Amazon. The kit includes 12 pieces: 4 CordMate II cord channels, 3 couplings, 2 flat elbows, 1…Read more...
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Betsy the rogue rodeo cow has been hiding in the woods for months

Not even the real-life cowboys can get Betsy out of Anchorage's 4,000-acre park.
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Microchip Unveils Latest Zero-Drift Operational Amplifier

Microchip (MCHP) continues to capitalize on enhancing its solution range and improving capacity constraints along with new design wins
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Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner swap deal

Delegates from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government met in the Jordanian capital to discuss the swap, which was agreed in U.N-led talks in Sweden in December. "The two parties exchanged the list of prisoners in Sweden and they’re now discussing steps to implement it," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. As part of that effort, the two sides exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap that delegates said would be conducted via ...
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Twitter Oopsie: Bug Made Some Android Users' Private Tweets Public

Twitter shared some unsettling news for Android users today.Read more...
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60% of the planet's wild coffee species face extinction. What that means for your morning caffeine kick.

A triple whammy of disease, climate change, and deforestation has threatened around 60 percent of the planet's wild coffee species. While this hasn't yet imperiled the world's coffee supply, it jeopardizes your favorite coffee's resiliency in the face of profound planetary change.   In new research published Wednesday in Science Advances, botanists and plant researchers determined that 75 of 124 wild coffee species are now threatened with extinction, based upon widely-used I...
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Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Reunite After ‘The Office’ for ‘Space Force’

New Netflix comedy follows "men and women who have to [figure out]" president's proposed military branch
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is

T-Mobile is still cruising towards a $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that would combine the third- and fourth-biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. into one massive company. And after the deal was announced in April 2018, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, T-Mobile executives quickly grew fond of a D.C.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Sprint, Telecoms, Mergers, Antitrust, Donald Trump, Trump, John Legere, T Mobile, Coincidences, Tech Policy, Emoluments, T Mobilesprint Merger


Motorola Reviving the Razr as a $1,500 Bendy Phone Is a Bad Idea, but I'm Curious as Hell

The Motorola Razr was undoubtedly the phone of the mid-2000s. It was a tantalizing vision of the future that featured a super compact body with slick metallic keys and two freaking screens. And while its debut in 2004 came about a decade and a half ago, if this new report from the Wall Street Journal is true, Motorola…Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Wall Street Journal, MWC, Motorola Razr, RAZR, Flexible Screens, Nostalgia Tech, Mwc 2019, The Razr Might Ride Again


Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

Here is a rundown of the daily meal plan that dozens of health and environment experts are urging the world to adopt in order to sustain a global population of 10 billion by mid-century, while reining in climate change and preventing millions of premature deaths each year. While richer nations must drastically slash their meat consumption, regions such as South Asia currently experience a dearth of calories and protein from a lack of red meat. Under the new regimen, adults would be limited to ...
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Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

TOKYO (AP) — A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.
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Watch Japan Launch a Meteor-Shower-Making Mini-Satellite and More Tonight!

A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch a suite of seven experimental satellites this evening (Jan. 17), including one little cubesat that will test out creating artificial meteors. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to launch the Epsilon-4 rocket from Japan's Uchinoura Space Center at 7:50 p.m. EST (0050 on Jan. 18 GMT), with a webcast starting 25 minutes before launch. You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of JAXA. This is the fourth Epsilon launch -- the ro...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Earth, JAXA, Epsilon, Sarah Lewin, Facebook Original, Uchinoura Space Center, RAPIS, Axelspace, Amit Katwala


N.Y. faces worst measles outbreak in years, as WHO deems anti-vax sentiments a 'top global health threat'

"We all knew this [problem] was localized in the U.S. but it obviously has become a sufficiently large problem to make the top 10 list," says infectious disease specialist William Schaffner, MD.
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A Primer for Mysterio, One of Spider-Man's Strangest Villains

After years of fighting more modernized versions of his rogues’ gallery, Spider-Man is finally getting the chance to fight a villain who, at least visually, is going to be every bit as campy and downright weird on the big screen as Stan Lee and Steve Ditko originally envisioned him in Marvel’s comic back in the…Read more...
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Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster

The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. "The world is sleep-walking into catastrophe," Alison Martin, group chief risk officer at Zurich Insurance Group, said at the launch of the 114-page report in London on Wednesday.
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Norway PM Solberg succeeds in forming majority government platform: TV2

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's minority center-right government has struck a deal with the small Christian Democratic Party to form a four-party majority coalition government after weeks of negotiations, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. Subject to approval by leadership committees of each of the four parties, the new government's platform will be presented on Thursday, it added. ...
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Why Did NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer?

Quantum computers are probably the most misunderstood of nascent technologies, which makes sense, because their very basics rely on the hardest-to-grasp concepts of physics. That’s led to people making some ridiculous claims, like that they give you “god-like powers” and that they’re an “imminent threat.” Read more...
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As A Doctor, I Thought I Knew Cancer Inside And Out. Then I Found Out I Had It.

Now that I've been through cancer, my life seems to be full of cliches. What
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Opal-Filled Fossils Reveal Timid, Dog-Size Dinosaur That Lived Down Under

When Mike Poben, an opal buyer and and fossil fanatic, bought a bucket of opal from an Australian mine, he was surprised to find to find what looked like an ancient tooth in the pile. Later, he also found a fossilized jaw piece -- one that was shiny and glistening with opal. After showing the two opalized specimens to paleontologists in 2014, Poben learned that they were part of a previously unknown dog-size dinosaur species, a new study finds. This dino lived about 100 million years ago in Au...
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, New South Wales, Bell, Denali National Park, Phil Bell, University of New England, Lightning Ridge, Mike Poben, Poben, Wee Warra, Weewarrasaurus, Cretaceous Australia Bell, Robert A Smith, Opal Centre



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