South Korea's Celltrion aims to set up China JV within first half of 2019: chairman

South Korean drugmaker Celltrion Inc aims to set up a joint venture in China within the first half of this year, and begin selling products in the country next year, its chairman said on Sunday. "Since last year, we've been pushing on with a plan to set up a joint venture in China," Chairman Seo Jung Jin told reporters. Celltrion sells drugs known as biosimilars, mainly to Europe and the United States.
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Death toll from Philippine storm, landslides climbs to 126

The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said Sunday, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause. The storm hit central and eastern Philippine islands on December 29 and caused massive flooding and landslides. More than 100 people died in the mountainous Bicol region southeast of Manila, regional disaster officials said.
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Moon Landing May Fuel China’s Push to Other Galaxies

China landed a probe on the far side of the moon on Thursday with remarkably little fanfare, yet the feat is one giant leap for a nation that’s long been regarded as a minor player in the space race. With Elon Musk tweeting pictures of starships and NASA targeting a manned mission to Mars one day in the distant future, the moon might seem a less exciting destination. “China thinks in decades,” said Clive Neal, a lunar expert at the University of Notre Dame.
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Westworld’s Leonardo Nam Cast in Important Swamp Thing Role

Our vision of the marshes is slowly, slowly becoming clearer. Read more...
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Harold Brown, U.S. defense chief who built, then strove to contain nuclear weapons, dies at 91

Brown, a native New Yorker, was the first scientist to take the helm of the large and complex U.S. military establishment. Brown spent his professional life initially developing nuclear weapons and then later striving to control them. "Harold Brown understood, perhaps better than any defense secretary before him, the technological complexities and unprecedented dangers of modern warfare," RAND president and chief executive officer Michael D. Rich said.
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Goodbye George, the Last Known Hawaiian Land Snail of Its Species

Researchers this week bid farewell to a beloved land snail that was the last known survivor of his species Achatinella apexfulva.Read more...
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Only fraction of patients have been notified of possible HIV at NJ surgery center

A Saddle Brook, N.J., surgery center that may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis has been able to contact only one-third of at-risk patients.
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Boy, Did NASA Screw Up This One

NASA has rescinded an invitation to the chief of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, to visit its Houston facilities and speak at Rice University after members of Congress noted that Rogozin is currently prohibited from traveling to the U.S. under sanctions imposed over the situation in Ukraine, CNN reported.
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The Simple Shoe Hack That Can Help Alleviate Lower Back Pain

A pair of affordable insoles can help reduce your everyday back pain.
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Apple Addresses iPad Pro 'Bend' Drama With Support Page Outlining Manufacturing Process

Reports of ever-so-slightly bent 2018 iPad Pros surfaced shortly after their release, with some users claiming that they’d received the product bent straight out of the box. In response to those reports, Apple claimed in December that the issue resulted from the cooling process involved with some of its components and…Read more...
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Japanese Sushi Magnate Kicks Off 2019 by Ridiculously Overpaying for Bluefin, Regretting It

A Japanese restaurateur set a record on Saturday by paying nearly $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a massive, 613-pound Pacific bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year of Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, and almost immediately conceded that perhaps he should not have paid that much, Reuters reported.Read more...
Tags: Food, Japan, Science, Animals, Restaurants, Environment, Conservation, Tokyo, Sushi, Pacific, Tuna, Reuters, Kiyoshi Kimura, Bluefin Tuna, Youre Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

The Secret Sauce: How to Build a 21st Century Super Tank

5 things are needed.
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There's A Massive Tiny House Community In The Sims 4

Tiny houses are, perhaps, one of the greatest/worst legacies of late capitalism. Forced into increasingly minuscule apartments because of housing prices and baby-boomer landlords trying to maximize their income, millennials are getting into house ownership the only way they can: by purchasing (and, sometimes,…Read more...
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New Venezuela congress chief says Maduro will be usurper president

Legislator Juan Guaido of the hard-line opposition party Popular Will, who was elected to head the legislature on Saturday, said he would confront the "dictatorship" and seek fair elections, without offering details. "This National Assembly, as the only legitimate power elected by Venezuelans, assumes the representation of the people." Venezuela's annual inflation now tops 1 million percent and basic food and medicine are out of the reach of most citizens, spurring an exodus of some 3 million ...
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Here’s How Industrial Lights & Magic Created Solo's L3-37

L3-37, Lando’s co-pilot and droid companion, was one of the breakout characters of Solo. Here’s how she came to be. Read more...
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You Should Play Do Not Feed The Monkeys

20th century sci-fi was so hopeful. By now, we should have flying cars, but instead we have Elon Musk. We should have robots that do all our chores, but instead we have a Russian guy pretending to be a robot. We should have stopped pollution, gone to Mars, reversed climate change. Instead, we have... none of that.Read more...
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After a Slow Start, Flu Season Strikes

After a Slow Start, Flu Season Strikes
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Trump’s Medicaid Director Leaves After 3 Months on the Job

The gain of 70 million Medicaid recipients nationwide is actually Florida’s loss. That’s because after less than three months on the job, Trump administration Medicaid director Mary Mayhew is leaving to take a position in FL Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ administration.Read more...
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Here’s How Industrial Light & Magic Created Solo's L3-37

L3-37, Lando’s co-pilot and droid companion, was one of the breakout characters of Solo. Here’s how she came to be. Read more...
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A Creepy Fable Becomes a Little Too Real in This Witchy Horror Short

If someone says you shouldn’t light candles, lest you summon a witch, you best listen.Read more...
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How Bad Is This Year's Flu Season?

Flu season has arrived: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity is widespread in 24 states, and during the last week of December, 4.1 percent of doctor’s visits ...
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Apple Phishing Scam Reportedly Looks Alarmingly Like the Real Deal

As phishing scams become increasingly sophisticated and better able to mirror the brands they’re impersonating, it can be difficult for an informed recipient to spot some of the telltale signs of fraud. A new report suggests scammers have found a way to manipulate even caller IDs to appear similar to that of Apple…Read more...
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The Newest Promo For The Good Place Is Just Janet’s Endless, Soothing Void

Sometimes, when you look into the void, the void doesn’t look back. It just smiles, and reminds you that it’s not a robot. Read more...
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Bristol-Myers to face suit over US syphilis experiment in Guatemala

A US federal judge has ruled pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s medical experiment that saw hundreds of Guatemalans infected with syphilis. 774 Guatemalan victims and relatives in 2015 launched a civil suit over the US-led experiment, which aimed to find out if penicillin could be used to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
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The FBI Is Looking Into a Mike Pence Poseur That Texted Republican Members of Congress

The FBI is investigating an incident where someone posing as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, contacted Republican members of the House of Representatives and tried to extract information on their whereabouts and “availability for meetings,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. One GOP…Read more...
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Warner Bros. Pulls LEGO Lord of the Rings Games From Steam, Doesn't Say Why

Bad news for fans of LEGO, Lord of the Rings, and buying things: Warner Bros. has taken The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit away from us—possibly forever.Read more...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Echo Dots, PlayStation Classic, Whey Protein, Insulated Mugs, And More

A fancy coffee press, Cowin Noise-Canceling Headphones, and Mophie Wireless Chargers lead off Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Star Wars: Resistance Is Coming Back, and It's Bringing a Tentacle Monster

The shadow of the First Order looms, but something even more dangerous is in the waters beneath. Read more...
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The meteor shower that brought Tunguska is due in June

Analysis of the Tunguska tree-fall patters suggests a familiar source for the asteroid that caused it Its timing also fits perfectly with a late June annual meteor shower Nonetheless, it's more interesting than dangerous. Put down that helmet. It's just after seven in the morning on June 30, 1908 as a man sits on the front porch of a trading post in Vanavara, Siberia. That is, until a sudden blast of heat at 7:17 hurls him from his seat. It comes from a huge asteroid exploding about 28,000 feet...
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TSA Screeners Calling in Sick By the Hundreds, Thanks to Government Shutdown

Donald Trump claims he partially shut down the federal government because he wants a border wall to make the country safer. But one of the consequences of that shutdown actually appears to be making the country less safe.Read more...
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