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'Mindblowing' haul of fossils over 500m years old unearthed in China

Thousands of fossils date back to huge burst in diversity of life on Earth known as Cambrian explosionA “mindblowing” haul of fossils that captures the riot of evolution that kickstarted the diversity of life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has been discovered by researchers in China.Paleontologists found thousands of fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in Hubei province in southern China, where primitive forms of jellyfish, sponges, algae, anemones, worms and arthropod...
Tags: Science, Education, Biology, China, Research, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Evolution, Fossils, Hubei Province, Danshui


The Navy Will Put a Laser Gun on a Destroyer by 2021

HELIOS will be capable of downing drones and “burning boats”.
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'I wanted the medical staff to let me die': Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke reveals harrowing ordeal of life-threatening stroke

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has broken a long-held silence to reveal she survived a life-threatening stroke. The actress suffered a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage in 2010 before being having major surgery that left her unable to recall her own name. Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy TV series, lived with a time-bomb aneurysm in her skull for three years before again suffering a bleed in her brain. Doctors immediately operated by opening up her skull. Clarke has laun...
Tags: Science, Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Daenerys Targaryen, Daenerys, AFP Getty She, SameYou


Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labeled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Itunes, 4k, James Bond, Piracy, Aquaman, Uhd, Blu Ray


Scientists Find Huge Trove of Marine Fossils from the 'Cambrian Explosion' in China

Scientists have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved fossils in China from the early Cambrian Period, representing 101 species so far, over half of which have never been described before.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Fossils, Paleontology, Cambrian Period, Cambrian Explosion


Brazil's ex-President Temer arrested, threatening fiscal reform

Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, for whom he served as vice president for six years. Prosecutors alleged that Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" that diverted 1.8 billion reais ($471.62 million) in funds as part of a scheme related to the Angra nuclear power plant complex on the Rio de Janeiro coast. Brazil's currency slipped 1.4 percent and the Bovespa stock index fell 2.5 percent, as the arrest diverted the attention...
Tags: Science, Congress, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Dilma Rousseff, Temer, Bovespa


Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Accessible in Plaintext for Years

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of account passwords in plaintext for years, the company admitted on Thursday following a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs. The passwords were accessible to over 20,000 Facebook employees, according to Krebs, raising the obvious risk that they could be improperly…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Brian Krebs, Krebs, Privacy And Security, Plaintext


Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Mississippi's Republican governor signed one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. Dubbed the 'heartbeat bill,' this is the second legislative attempt in less than a year aimed at restricting abortions in a state with a single abortion clinic. The Mississippi law joins a wave of similar Republican-backed measures recently introduced in Iow...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, America, Iowa Kentucky Tennessee


Why an Incredible New CERN Observation Has Physicists Popping Champagne

Scientists have announced the observation of “CP violation in a D0 meson” at CERN, a discovery that will appear in physics textbooks for years to come. You’re probably wondering what exactly it means. Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Cern, Particle physics, LHC, Antimatter, Lhcb, Cp Violation


Mozambique's second biggest hospital shattered after cyclone

Wet beds stand empty in water-logged wards, workers slosh through the corridors in rubber boots and a nauseating smell permeates the air: Beira's main hospital is stricken, just when it is needed most. The once-majestic main building of Mozambique's second largest hospital now lies shattered. Beira, a port city of half a million, lay in its path.
Tags: Science, Mozambique, Beira


Residents told to 'shelter in place' after Texas plant fire

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned Thursday to "shelter in place" after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire. The Texas cities of Deer Park, where the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) plant is located, and Galena Park both issued the alerts. A fire, which ignited Sunday and was extinguished Wednesday, burned through several chemical storage tanks at the plant -- sending a giant plume of black smoke over mu...
Tags: Texas, Science, US, Houston, Deer Park, Galena Park, Intercontinental Terminals Company ITC


Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.
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Chelsea Manning's Lawyers Say No Formal Accusation She Gave False Statements During Court Martial

Chelsea Manning’s legal team went into damage-control mode Thursday after a headline by the Daily Beast suggested that prosecutors had accused her of lying or mistakenly giving false testimony during her 2013 court-martial.Read more...
Tags: Science, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Daily Beast


Wikipedia and Reddit Stage Eleventh-Hour Protest Against Alarming EU Copyright Plan

The European Union has been reconsidering its copyright laws for several years, and for months we’ve been trudging towards a final vote. Well, that vote is scheduled for Tuesday, and if approved it could mean the end of the open internet as we know it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Wikipedia, European Union, Copyright, Reddit, Okay, Article 11, Article 13, Eu Copyright Directive


Rent the Runway Becomes a Unicorn With Mutual Fund Backing

Rent the Runway raised a fresh $125 million from investors co-led by Franklin Templeton Investments and Bain Capital Ventures. Rent the Runway was started in 2009 by Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss as a way to rent designer dresses for events like weddings, galas and parties. Over the past few years, the company has refocused its efforts on a subscription business, asking customers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to its catalog of clothing, accessories and more.
Tags: Science, Jennifer Hyman, Franklin Templeton Investments, Jenny Fleiss, Bain Capital Ventures Rent


Eternal shell: Sacred turtle embalmed in Hanoi

A sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi's storied Hoan Kiem lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for posterity -- and tourist visits. Hanoians were shocked by the death of the critically endangered Swinhoe softshell turtle in 2016, believing its passing was a sign of ominous times ahead. The reptile is believed to be the last in a long line of large turtles in the city's central Hoan Kiem lake, revered as symbols of Vietnam's indep...
Tags: Science, Vietnam, Hanoi, Hoan Kiem


What The Health?! How a Q-Tip caused this man's severe brain infection

You might want to think twice before sticking a cotton swab in your ears.
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British Columbia man left paralyzed after developing rare disorder mistaken for the flu

"I miss him and I can’t wait to get him back.”
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1000mph Bloodhound Land Speed Record Car Relaunched

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project looked like it was at its end last year, with the team out of money and administrators knocking at the door. There had previously been a glimmer of hope for Bloodhound SSC, as one potential investor could muster the cash, but not before the deadline.
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Jordan Peele Reflects on the Cultural Relevancy of Us, The Twilight Zone, and Candyman

The Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke-starring Us had its worldwide premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas and early reactions have been extremely positive. It’s safe to say that Jordan Peele’s next film is one that will have people talking. If they’re brave enough to see it, that is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Twilight Zone, Sxsw, Lupita Nyongo, Austin Texas, Lupita Nyong, Candyman, Jordan Peele, Representation, Winston Duke


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Planned to 'Shoot Around Chemo' During Final Season of 'Veep'

For actor and brilliant funny-woman Julia Louis-Dreyfus, there was never any doubt that she would keep working on Veep's final season after her breast cancer diagnosis. The storied comedian opened up about the series and her treatment in Entertainment Weekly's cover story bidding farewell to the TV POTUS and her bumbling administration. The issue of […]
Tags: Science, Julia Louis Dreyfus


Hungarians protest against PM Orban's academic overhaul

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who took power in 2010, has tightened controls over Hungarian public life, including the courts, the media and the economy, as well as education and now scientific research. The European Parliament's main center-right bloc voted on Wednesday to suspend Orban's Fidesz party amid concerns it has violated European Union principles on the rule of law. "The Hungarian Academy of Science is a trustee of the preservation and development of Hungarian culture and science," t...
Tags: Science, European Union, European Parliament, Viktor Orban, Orban, Fidesz, Has, Hungarian Academy of Science, Forum of Academy Workers


A Historical Look at the Park Avenue Armory

The New York Fashion Week venue has been home to over-the-top events over the years
Tags: Science, New York Fashion Week


How to Find the Best Workout Shoes for Flat Feet

If you have flat feet, any old shoe just won't do—especially for your workouts. Here's how to buy the best sneakers and running shoes for flat feet.
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What's Next for Biogen After Its Alzheimer's Disease Drug Flop?

The biotech throws in the towel on a drug that some thought could be a game changer in treating Alzheimer's disease. And it's left with a challenging future.
Tags: Science, Biogen


MoviePass Co-Founder's New Startup Must Be Stopped

The co-founder of MoviePass wants to make going to the movies more affordable, so long as you’re comfortable submitting to mandatory ad watching and creepy surveillance tech. PreShow, an invitation-only service launched by Stacy Spikes, uses facial recognition software to make sure you are actively tuning into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, A Clockwork Orange, Ads, Moviepass, Stacy Spikes, MoviePass Co


Boeing Charged Extra Money for 'Vital' Safety Features on 737 Max

Boeing makes a lot of money selling planes around the world. But if you want all the bells and whistles that help ensure those planes don’t fall out of the sky, that sometimes costs extra.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Plane Crash, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX 8


Houston suburbs order residents indoors, close schools after chemical plant fire

Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution after a petrochemical plant fire. The three-day blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) in Deer Park, Texas, was extinguished on Wednesday after it destroyed 11 giant fuel tanks. No injuries were reported, but authorities testing the air detected high levels of benzene, a toxic chemical which has been linked to cancer.
Tags: Science, Houston, Mitsui, Deer Park Texas, Intercontinental Terminals Co ITC


This Truck Spilled 40,000 Pounds of Printer Ink In a Crash That Probably Cost a Gazillion Dollars

If you’ve ever griped about the cost of printer ink—and at this point, who hasn’t?—then prepare for some well-deserved schadenfreude. On Wednesday morning, a tractor-trailer spilled 40,000 pounds of printer ink onto an Atlanta highway in what is undoubtedly a really freaking expensive crash.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlanta, Crash, Printer Ink


Drinking Piping Hot Tea Could Increase Your Risk Of Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Wait for it to cool down before you sip!
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