Indonesia issues 'extreme weather' warning for tsunami-hit coast near Krakatau

Clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, almost obscuring the volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide on Saturday sent waves up to 5 meters (16 feet) high smashing into the coast on the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra islands. Indonesia's meteorology agency (BMKG) said late on Tuesday the rough weather around the volcano could make its crater more fragile. "We have developed a monitoring system focused specifically on the volcanic tremors at Anak Krakatau so that we can iss...
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Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

Japan's commercial whaling will be limited to its own territorial waters and its exclusive economic zone, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who made the announcement at a news conference after a cabinet decision on Tuesday. "From July 2019, after the withdrawal comes into effect on June 30, Japan will conduct commercial whaling within Japan’s territorial sea and its exclusive economic zone, and will cease the take of whales in the Antarctic Ocean/the Southern Hemisphere," Suga said i...
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U.S. oil prices rebound after tumbling to lowest since June 2017 on economy fears

Oil prices were mixed in thin trading on Wednesday as the U.S. benchmark rebounded from steep losses in the previous session, even though concern over the health of the global economy continued to overshadow the market in the longer term. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures , were up 35 cents, or 0.82 percent, at $42.88 per barrel, at 0152 GMT, having at one point risen as high as 2 percent from the last close. Meanwhile Brent crude oil futures were down 16 cents or 0.32 percen...
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Apollo astronaut thinks sending humans to Mars is ‘almost ridiculous’

Mars is the hottest topic in the space science world these days, with new rovers, orbiters, and landers finding out new and exciting things about the Red Planet with startling regularity. Multiple manned missions are already in their earliest stages, but not everyone is on board with the idea of sending humans to our most tempting planetary neighbor. In a new interview with BBC, former NASA astronaut and Apollo 8 lunar module pilot Bill Anders weighed in on the push to get mankind to Mars, and ...
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GoFundMe Issues Refunds to Donors of Alleged Scam Involving Couple and Homeless Man

GoFundMe has refunded people who donated to a viral campaign ostensibly intended to benefit a Philadelphia homeless man and that authorities now allege was an elaborate scam, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.Read more...
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What Should We Expect From GR Engineering Services Limited’s (ASX:GNG) Earnings In The Years Ahead?

In June 2018, GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) announced its most recent earnings update, which indicated that the company experienced a minor headwind with earnings declining from AU$13m to AU$12m, Read More...
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We Need a New Christmas Bird

Since taking up birding in earnest, I’ve started noticing the birds that appear on Christmas merchandise like stockings, cards, and ornaments. And I think we can do better. Read more...
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Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Almost Doubles, Rises to More Than 420

A tsunami that slammed into the beaches of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait over the weekend has reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 429 people.Read more...
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ICYMI: The Best Photos of Last Week’s Green Comet

Those of you with dark enough skies last week might have caught a glimpse of the green comet 46P/Wirtanen. It was bright enough to see with the naked eye, and occurred alongside the Geminid meteor shower. Read more...
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One Of The Switch's Top Sellers Is A Bad Game That Costs $0.01 

This morning, people across the country will unwrap brand new Nintendo Switches. Maybe they’ll open up the eShop and look at the Top Sellers, where they’ll see a selection of the usual suspects: Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Stardew Valley. And then they’ll see Bouncy Bob.Read more...
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Why the Navy's Virginia-Class Submarine Is Nearly Unstoppable

Constant upgrades are the key. 
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Venezuela calls U.S. comments on Guyana dispute 'interventionist'

Venezuela's foreign ministry on Tuesday described as "interventionist and disrespectful" U.S. comments on a weekend incident in which the country's navy stopped two ships exploring for oil for Exxon Mobil off Guyana's coast. In response to the event, the U.S. State Department said Venezuela had behaved "aggressively" and called on the country to "respect international law and the rights of its neighbors." "It is evident that the U.S. government is interfering in a matter that is not at all i...
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Raise the IQ of Your Toy Collection With This Wonderful Shuri Figure

While we’re still patiently waiting for Disney+ to announce that Shuri series we’ve been dreaming of since ol’ Loki got his own standalone gig, at least we can admire this smashing new, fully posable Black Panther Shuri doll, a special edition that’s exclusive to Disney stores and shopDisney.Read more...
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New Technology Changes We're Excited About for 2019

2019 is the year that tech gets it together, we can feel it.Read more...
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Report: ISS Hole Drilled From the Inside, Cosmonaut Says

Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev said that the mysterious hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station was drilled from the inside, according to the Associated Press.
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Lost NES Version Of SimCity Emerges After 27 Years

In January of 1991, a prototype for an NES version of SimCity appeared at an electronics show. It was never seen again—and the iconic city-building game would come out solely on the Super Nintendo several months later—but video game historians have tracked down a previously undiscovered version, and uploaded it on the…Read more...
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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in January 

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
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Introducing the F-15X: Would the Air Force Buy a Non 'Stealth' Fighter?

Were a contract to materialize, the F-15X could become the Air Force’s first new fighter that wasn’t a stealth jet since 2001
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Doctor Who's Not-So-Mysterious New Year's Villain Has Been Revealed

After a season full of wonderful adventures that specifically excluded villains from Doctor Who’s past, the BBC is going back to familiar territory.Read more...
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Eastern US may face wet, snowy weather as millions celebrate the end of 2018

An active weather pattern is likely to set up across the eastern United States to close out 2018, while much of the West could turn out dry but cold.
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2018 US New Year's Eve forecast: Rain, snow may threaten festivities in East; Cold air to dominate West

An active weather pattern is likely to set up across the eastern United States to close out 2018, while much of the West could turn out dry but cold.
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Bacon-cancer link: head of UN agency at heart of furore defends its work

IARC’s outgoing director attacks vested interests of critics but admits it could have communicated betterThe head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.Its outgoing director, Christopher Wild, fiercely defended the decisions and transparency of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (I...
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Russia's energy minister sees oil prices stabilizing in first-half 2019

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday that oil prices, which fell by more than a third this quarter, would become more stable in the first half of 2019. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other large oil producers led by Russia agreed earlier this month to cut their combined crude output by 1.2 million barrels per day from January in order to stem the fall in oil prices. "I think that during the first half, due to joint efforts, which were confir...
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Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment

Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood, have been increasing in recent years and about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity. Continue reading...
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Control All of Your New Gadgets With This $33 Harmony Remote

Any number of remotes more than one remote is too many, and this $33 Logitech Harmony can combine all of your disparate remotes into one.Read more...
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China is Designing A Giant Machine to Test Nuclear Bombs

China’s Z machine is “designed to produce about 60 million joules of energy in an instant – roughly 22 times the 2.7 million joules generated at the Sandia facility,” according to the South China Morning Post.
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10 Tricks to Try First on Your New Gaming Console

If scored a brand new gaming console this holiday season (or any other time), you’re going to want to get it up and running as quickly as possible—here’s how to get started with your PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch, as well as some tips for customizing your new gaming machine and exploring some of its features.Read more...
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Jordan Peele's Us Reveals Its Scary Secret in a Creepy First Trailer 

Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th are all horror classics—and, if Jordan Peele has his way, Us will soon join them. The first trailer for Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is here, and with this film, the writer-director had some lofty goals.Read more...
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Could a Diet Based on Your Genes Actually Work?

Companies are selling customized nutrition plans tailored to your DNA. Should you buy in?
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Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

ROME (AP) — Italy's Catania airport resumed full operations Tuesday, a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption in eastern Sicily forced it to shut down.
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