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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. 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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Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier

By modifying a common houseplant, a semiretired researcher at the University of Washington says he has developed a natural air filter that will clear homes of airborne toxins. “I think it’s going to be big,” he says.
Tags: Science, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, University of Washington


Climate protests: First students, now adults march

PARIS (AP) — A day after worldwide student climate protests, families and activists are marching in France to force faster government action against global warming. One group gathered Saturday near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, hoping for peaceful actions that contrast with violence at yellow vest protests nearby. Another march is expected from the […]
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China's Largest Streaming Site Is Coming After TikTok

IQiyi Inc., controlled by search giant Baidu Inc., intends to cultivate a social media-oriented video sharing platform geared toward entertainment, founder and Chief Executive Officer Gong Yu told Bloomberg Television. Apps like Douyin, known as Tik Tok in the U.S., have exploded across China, helping users shoot and share clips on everything from dancing teens and feats of physical strength to noodle-slurping villagers. IQiyi is hoping to tap China’s voracious appetite for everything from cel...
Tags: Science, China, Baidu Inc, iQiyi Inc, Gong Yu, Douyin, Bloomberg Television Apps


AP PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound. The world watched the aftermath unfold: scores of herring, sea otters and birds […]
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Teen with terminal cancer gets early graduation ceremony: 'It makes me feel like I matter'

A Texas teen received her high school diploma during an early graduation ceremony, after she found out that her cancer had spread and decided to not follow through with more treatment.
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Merkel Forms `Climate Cabinet' as Carbon Pollution Fines Loom

Cabinet members including Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze will meet regularly to devise policy to cut carbon emissions in sectors from power generation to agriculture, the government said on Wednesday. While the group’s main job is to map out steps to reduce carbon emissions in their sectors by 2030 in line with Paris Climate Accord pledges, their efforts will come too late to make good on Germany’s current record,...
Tags: Science, Germany, Schulze, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier, Paris Climate Accord, Svenja Schulze, Merkel Forms ` Climate Cabinet


Spike Jonze to Direct Live 'Beastie Boys Show'

'Beastie Boys Story: As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz' is set to run for three dates.
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How to Ease Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Got itchy eyes and an alternately stuffy and runny nose? Feeling like allergy season seems to start earlier and end later? It's true that due to climate change, there's more pollen in the air—and...
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My "Nagging Headache" Turned out to Be a Stroke

Her "headache" was a stroke, and it almost killed her. Now she's on a mission to save the lives of others who don't recognize stroke symptoms.
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Here's How to Design a Room Using Healing Crystals

Let's make something Cristalline clear.
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Zoox Can Cruise San Francisco Without Drivers. Now It Needs Money

Tourists in rental cars slowly snake their way past the street’s beautiful homes, then review the experience on travel websites. Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup, uses the crooked road to measure the incremental improvement of its autonomous software. “A year ago, we couldn’t do Lombard Street or other very narrow or steep roads,” says Zoox’s Jesse Levinson, the company’s co-founder and chief technical officer.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Lombard Street, Zoox, Zoox Inc, Jesse Levinson


NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and recor...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Cbs, Nebraska, Air Force, Digitalglobe, Fisher, National Weather Service NWS, U S Air Force, Offutt Air Force Base, Missouri River, Offutt Air Force, U S Strategic Command


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
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Drinking Sugary Beverages Linked with Early Death

Soda and other sugary beverages aren't exactly known for being healthy. But now, a new study finds that sugar-sweetened beverages are tied to an increased risk of early death.In the study, published today (March 18) in the journal Circulation, researchers analyzed information from more than 80,000 women and 37,000 men in the health profession who were followed for about three decades. Participants filled out surveys about their diet every four years, and also answered questions about their l...
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Netflix Confirms That It Won't Be Part of Apple's New Service

Apple plans to introduce the video-streaming service on March 25, opening up a new battlefront for the tech industry and Hollywood. Apple has played a neutral role in the fight for eyeballs online, opting to distribute shows, apps and movies from all major companies. “We’ve always had massive competitors,” Hastings said.
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Why anti-vaxxer mobs go after pro-vaccine doctors online — and what to do about it

In 2017, Kids Plus Pediatrics, an independent medical practice in Pittsburgh, posted a 90-second video on its Facebook page encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer.  For three weeks, the post garnered positive, higher-than-average interest and engagement from the page's followers. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the anti-vaccination attacks began. Thousands of comments from vaccine skept...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Youtube, Merck, Cnn, Italy, Donald Trump, Unicef, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Sanofi, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Hermann, Federation University Australia


The Simpsons Is Going To Have An Esports Episode

Bart Simpson is entering the world of esports in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Read more...
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College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Upgrade To an Eye-Popping Curved Monitor For $180

Curved TVs might be a gimmick, but curved computer monitors actually make some sense, because you actually sit close enough to them for the curve to wrap around your periphery. Read more...
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RIP Your Wallet: Instagram Adds In-App Shopping

If you’ve ever browsed through your Instagram feed and thought “Oh that shirt is cute but haha, thank god that’s way too much effort for me to actually leave this app and buy it”—bad news, friends. Instagram announced that starting today, it’s introducing an in-app checkout feature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Shopping, E Commerce, What Will Stop The Influencers Now


Google Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance

European regulators fined Google €1.49 billion (or $1.7 billion) on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business by imposing restrictive and anticompetitive contracts on its European customers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Science, Antitrust, Adsense, Margrethe Vestager, Kent Walker


U.S. government failed to consider climate impacts of oil, gas: judge

The ruling, by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Rudolph Contreras, was issued late on Tuesday, according to court documents. The Department of Interior, which is the defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. DOI oversees the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is responsible for oil and gas development on federal lands.
Tags: Science, Department of Interior, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM


Uber Picks New York Stock Exchange for Its Mega IPO

At that valuation, Uber would only have to float about 16 percent of its shares to make the top five, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Many technology giants, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. trade on Nasdaq, which was once the dominant exchange for tech upstarts going public. Representatives for Uber and the New York Stock Exchange declined to comment.


U.S. youth rally in Washington protests climate inaction

Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change. Chanting "climate action now!", some 1,500 students joined the event in front of the Capitol Building, where Congress sits, while similar rallies were held in 46 states. The demonstrations, which demanded politicians take action to combat climate change, backed measures including the Green New Deal, an ambitious Democra...
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Why Migraines Are a Feminist Issue

The first time I experienced a migraine, I was fairly convinced that an invisible drill had emerged out of nowhere and was slowly penetrating a hole directly through my skull. I told my doctor that the pain was excruciating and debilitating, but he dismissed it as the result of stress and long work hours and […]
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Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power after preparing for flooding

Officials at NPPD were not immediately available for comment Monday morning. On Friday, NPPD declared an "unusual event" at Cooper because of the possibility of flooding along the Missouri River following a powerful winter storm last week. NPPD said its workers have filled sandbags along a river levee and procured other materials and supplies for flood protection.
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Monthly HIV Injection Treatments Could Soon Become Available

Two clinical trials indicate that we may have a new course of treatment on the horizon
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Billionaire Has a New Goal for His 17,000 Workers: Learn to Code

Rakuten Inc. may soon expect its more than 17,000 employees to know how a computer compiles a program and understand the difference between a CPU and GPU (one is the brains of a PC, the other runs the graphics). Mikitani, a trailblazer in Japan’s internet economy, is considering this dramatic step as his e-commerce empire faces increasing pressure from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. It’s an attempt to keep the skills of employees up to date and answer the question -- do you need to know programmi...
Tags: Japan, Science, Toyota, Gpu, Emily Chang, Amazon com Inc, Mikitani, Rakuten Inc


Stop Counting Sheep and Start Actually Sleeping With This One-Day Amazon Sale

Sleep! Kind of important. Kind of hard to come by at times.Read more...
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