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U.S. oil prices rise above $60 per barrel on tightening supply

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices rose to a four-month high above $60 a barrel after government data showed tightening oil supplies in the United States, but gains were capped by concerns over global economic growth due to the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Tags: New York, Science, China, United States, Reuters


New York City will have a self-driving shuttle — but there's a catch

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is getting an autonomous boost. On private roads, a loop shuttle service for ferry passengers will bring riders to the industrial center where 400 businesses operate. Workers can ride in MIT-based company Optimus Ride's self-driving shuttle cars starting later this year. SEE ALSO: Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the roadThe driverless trips will be part of the first commercial self-driving program in the state. New York and New York City in p...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Mit, Optimus, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Coast Autonomous


Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Situated on the southern tip of Norway, the restaurant looks like a large concrete tube partly submerged in the North Sea. It was designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snoehetta, which also created the Opera house in Oslo and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. "The fascination is just this movement from above water to underwater through the building ... The big window exposes the underwater not like an aquarium, it's the real thing," Snoehetta's founder Kjetil Traedal Tho...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Norway, North Sea, Oslo, Memorial Museum, Snoehetta, Kjetil Traedal Thorsen


Climate Challenge Will Be Harder Than It Seems, JPMorgan Executive Warns

In his annual “Energy Outlook” report, Michael Cembalest, chairman of market investment and strategy for the asset management group, wrote that the U.S. needs to reduce its use of carbon much faster -- a view he shares with the authors of the Green New Deal, including first-term Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. “People are not getting the full picture about what’s feasible,” Cembalest said in a phone interview Tuesday.
Tags: New York, Science, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, JPMorgan Executive Warns, Michael Cembalest, Cembalest


NASA’s plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA’s plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag. Scientists thought the asteroid Bennu had wide, open areas suitable for the task. But a spacecraft now circling the asteroid revealed the surface is covered with boulders and there aren’t any big, smooth spots for sampling. […]
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NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA's plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag.
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Judge Gives Lyft Something to Worry About Ahead of Its IPO

Back in December, New York City approved the nation’s very first minimum wage pay floor for app-based drivers—a historic victory Lyft undercut almost immediately by challenging the change in court. Today, drivers got more good news when a judge denied Lyft’s motion for an injunction that would block the minimum wage…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, New York, Science, Labor, New York City, Rideshare


Boeing Drops Amid Criticism Over Role in Vetting Own Jets

A person familiar with the matter on Sunday said that the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General was examining the plane’s design certification before the second of two deadly crashes of the almost brand-new aircraft. Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on March 11 issued a subpoena to at least one person involved in the development process of the Max. And a Seattle Times investigation found that U.S. regulators delegated much of the p...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Times, U S Transportation Department


Boeing Drops as Role in Vetting Its Own Jets Comes Under Fire

A person familiar with the matter on Sunday said that the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General was examining the plane’s design certification before the second of two deadly crashes of the almost brand-new aircraft. Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on March 11 issued a subpoena to at least one person involved in the development process of the Max. And a Seattle Times investigation found that U.S. regulators delegated much of the p...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Times, U S Transportation Department


Lyft Set to Detail Plans for $2 Billion IPO as Soon as Monday

It would then be able to start marketing the stock on a roadshow, which usually sees management travel to several cities including San Francisco and New York to pitch to potential public market investors. Lyft is aiming for a market valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion, the people said. Reuters first reported that Lyft may seek to raise as much as $2 billion.
Tags: Lyft, New York, Science, San Francisco, Reuters


Here's What New York's Climate Strike Looked Like

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Friday is the day the climate strike officially went global, and the day it found a new home in the U.S. There more than 400 events around the country, but the epicenter was New York where the movement found its first roots in the country.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Activism, Strike, New York New York, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future


No new natural gas hookups in New York's Westchester County, Con Ed says

"The moratorium will still go into effect after March 15," Con Edison spokesman Allan Drury said, noting the company needs to stop hooking up new gas customers to avoid compromising gas system reliability because of limited space on existing interstate pipelines into the region. Westchester County is north of New York City. New York State has blocked construction of new interstate pipelines for environmental reasons for years as Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials want utilities to...
Tags: New York, Science, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County, Con Edison, New York City New York State, Westchester County Con Ed, Allan Drury


New York to spend $500 million for Manhattan flood protection

New York will invest $500 million to protect part of the US business and cultural capital Manhattan from climate change, the municipality said on Thursday. It is allocating the funds to four projects aimed at protecting areas at risk on the southern tip of Manhattan. Among the projects is a permanent protective wall south of Battery Park City, which is a few blocks from Wall Street.
Tags: New York, Science, US, Manhattan, Battery Park City


NYC mayor: Extend shoreline to protect city from storms

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. The Democratic mayor was to announce the plan Thursday after previewing it in New York magazine […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio


Facebook U.S. Criminal Probe Extends to Grand Jury

A federal grand jury in New York subpoenaed records from at least two makers of smartphones and other electronic devices that had entered into partnerships with Facebook, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified people familiar with the requests. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, New York, declined to comment. Facebook said in July it had received questions from U.S. agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI, ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Science, Fbi, Brooklyn New York, Facebook The New York Times, Facebook U S Criminal Probe Extends


Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos.
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Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.
Tags: New York, Science, Midwest


'We won't stop striking': the New York 13 year-old taking a stand over climate change

Alexandria Villasenor is among the American student activists joining the global fray and helping to organize the first nationwide strike on 15 March‘My generation knows that climate change will be the biggest problem we’ll have to face,’ said student climate activist Alexandria Villasenor. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlexandria Villasenor looks a slightly incongruous figure to stage a lengthy protest over the perils of catastrophic global warming. The 13-year-old, wrapped in a c...
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'We won't stop striking': US students taking a stand over climate change

American student activists are joining the global fray and helping to organize the first nationwide strike on 15 March‘My generation knows that climate change will be the biggest problem we’ll have to face,’ said student climate activist Alexandria Villasenor. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlexandria Villasenor looks a slightly incongruous figure to stage a lengthy protest over the perils of catastrophic global warming. The 13-year-old, wrapped in a coat and a woolen hat, has spent...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Minnesota, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Germany, New York City, US, Global Warming, Nasa, United Nations, Davis


Enbridge pipeline delay spooks traders in long-term Canada crude market

NEW YORK/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - North American energy traders are reluctant to take up long-term positions on Canadian crude price moves, preferring to stick to spot deals, as uncertainty around government intervention in the market grows following delays to a critical pipeline project. Enbridge Inc unexpectedly said earlier this month its Line 3 oil pipeline will be delayed until the second half of 2020, dealing another blow to the oil-rich province of Alberta, which is struggling with l...
Tags: New York, Science, Canada, Alberta, Enbridge, Enbridge Inc, CALGARY Alberta Reuters


New theories reveal the ferocious T-Rex as… adorable?

Hatchling, four-year-old, and adult models show us new sides of the famous predator. They're part of the T. rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibit running from March 2019 to August 2020. Attention time travelers: You may want to pet the feathered hatchling. Don't. None There's no doubt that the adult Tyrannosaurus Rex was a fearsome predator, with a powerful bite that could cause the head of a victim to explode from sheer force. Of course, much of what we've longed "known" about T. rex is informed...
Tags: New York, Science, History, Museums, Innovation, Dinosaurs, Rex, Visualization, Paleontology, T. Rex, Amnh, Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History AMNH, Mark Norell, Tyrannosaurus, Tyrannosauroidea


A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades

Amid two ongoing measles outbreaks on both sides of the United States, New York City health officials say an unvaccinated student who was permitted to attend school was linked to 21 other cases of the virus. Dozens of people have been infected since last fall in the city’s ongoing outbreak, one of particular magnitude.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Measles, United States New York City


US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically.
Tags: New York, Science, US, Ap


NY lawmakers: Let minors get vaccinated even if parents balk

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new bill in the New York state Legislature would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent. The legislation announced Friday by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and Sen. Liz Krueger would authorize anyone 14 or older to get immunizations even if their parents object. The two Democrats say the change is […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Ny, Albany, Legislature, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, Sen Liz Krueger


Fierce, realistic, intimidating – the VR T-Rex experience changing the way we learn about dinosaurs

Queuing in a low-lit room, I was startled by the sharp yelp from the hipster in front of me. He ducked in a sort of fancy basketball-style dodge, whispered “Oh, God!” and then straightened up and somewhat sheepishly shook himself out. Normally in museums, cries of alarm are about as welcome as a loud conversation in a library. The audience around the cordoned-off area laughed and I pitied him, slightly, as I stepped up for my turn at the American Museum of Natural History’s new virtual reality T...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Vienna, Britain, Paris, Rex, American Museum of Natural History, Imperial War Museum, Mark Norell, American Museum of Natural History Credit, Barnum Brown, Hell Creek Montana


New York’s Morbid KGB Museum Is for Spy Nerds

New York’s new KGB Museum is, suffice it to say, a very strange place. The cinderblock-walled space occupies the ground floor of a pricy condo complex, and it recently underwent its “ribbon-cutting” ceremony, with a metallic rope serving as ribbon, which was cut through with a power saw. Inside the museum sit dozens…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Museums, Ussr, Spies, Oppression, Soviet Union, KGB, Spy Tech, KGB Museum, KGB Museum Is for Spy Nerds


Tom Barrack-Backed Digital Colony Weighs Bid for Zayo

The group, led by Digital Colony and investment firm EQT, has fully committed debt financing, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. A Digital Colony representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, and an EQT representative declined to comment. Its shares rose almost 11 percent on Wednesday after the company said it’s “evaluating strategic alternatives.” They gave up some of those gains during the morning, then surged almost 12 percent as ...
Tags: New York, Science, Bloomberg, Zayo, EQT, Tom Barrack, Digital Colony, Backed Digital Colony


Spotify Shares Rise on Reports of 1 Million New Users in India

The shares rose 3.7 percent at 3:42 p.m. in New York, on pace for their biggest gain since Jan. 14. Billboard reported Monday afternoon that the music streaming service signed up more than a million unique users for free and premium offerings less than a week after launching in India. India has been regarded as the next go-to market for streaming services as local telecom providers have poured billions of dollars into bringing the country online.
Tags: New York, Science, India, India India


New techniques let scientists zero in on individual cells

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires — on average. That joke about a very rich man is an old one among statisticians. So why did Peter Smibert use it to explain a revolution in biology? Because it shows averages can […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, Nation, Bill Gates, Peter Smibert


Brain's ability to synchronize voice sounds could be related to language learning

Researchers from Barcelona and New York, studied the synchronization of speech motor rhythms. Results show some people's brains adapt spontaneously to align with the rhythm of the voices they hear, while others do not. According to the research study in Nature Neuroscience, these patterns show differences in functional and structural aspects of the speech network in the brain, as well as the ability to understand new words.
Tags: New York, Science, Barcelona



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