Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An eruption of one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes, a volcanology official said Tuesday. Authorities were still trying to evacuate nearly 600 residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang, said Yudia Tatipang, head of the […]
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As Long as Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Facebook Is the Internet, He'll Never Be Sorry

Happy Zuckerversary! Facebook officially turned 15-years-old on Monday, and its founder has blessed us with yet another blog post explaining how he sees his own creation in its terrible teens. After all this time, Mark Zuckerberg still either can’t or won’t accept that he runs a platform, not the internet.Read more...
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These Star Wars Shorts Are Making a Mighty Fine Case for Animated Versions of the Films

You thought the Galaxy of Adventures series would peak at turning Darth Vader’s Rogue One massacre into a kid’s animated short? No. No, it did not.Read more...
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Mystery mud on new volcanic island baffles Nasa scientists

Island sprung up near Tonga three years ago, giving researchers a glimpse of how flora and fauna colonise itNasa scientists have landed for the first time on one of the world’s newest islands, and discovered the three-year-old land mass is now covered in a sticky, mysterious mud, as well as vegetation and bird life.The volcanic island sprung up in the ocean surrounding Tonga three years ago, one of only three new islands to emerge in the last 150 years that have survived more than a few months. ...
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Seattle rideshare space company wins a shout-out for disrupting launch industry

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries has taken the spotlight in a research note from Morgan Stanley for disrupting the process of putting satellites in space — in a good way. The note, sent to the investment firm’s clients last Friday by analyst Adam Jonas and his colleagues, pays tribute to Spaceflight Industries’ two business lines. One subsidiary, Spaceflight, arranges for payloads to share rides on other people’s rockets. The other subsidiary, BlackSky, offers satellite imagery from a range...
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Even Apple Isn't Immune to AT&T's '5G E' Bullshit

AT&T is continuing to move forward with its bullshit strategy to rebrand slightly enhanced 4G service as “5G E,” 9to5Mac reported on Monday, with some of its customers who have downloaded the latest iOS 12.2 beta reporting that the 5G E icon has replaced the LTE service icon on iPhones.Read more...
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U.S., South Korea agree 'in principle' on sharing troop cost: State Department

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement "in principle" on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country, the State Department said on Monday. "The United States and the Republic of Korea have reached an agreement in principle on a new Special Measures Agreement," a spokeswoman said. "Both sides are committed to working out remaining technical issues as quickly as possible." CNN quoted an State Department official as saying that under the revised agreement...
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Tom Brady Should Kiss Trump on the Mouth

The Patriots winning the Super Bowl for all of America that isn’t Boston and the surrounding, even more racist areas of New England, but one good thing that might happen as a result is that Tom Brady now has one more chance to kiss Donald Trump on the mouth.Read more...
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Country Singer Doug Supernaw Has Stage IV Lung and Bladder Cancer

Country Singer Doug Supernaw Has Stage IV Lung and Bladder Cance
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Irish Government Investigating Alleged Leak of Abortion Patient’s Information: Report

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner and public health services agency are reportedly investigating how the private data of a patient who had an abortion may have landed in the hands of a harasser.Read more...
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Gig Workers Unknowingly Helped Google and the Pentagon Build AI for Drones: Report

The future of artificial intelligence and war sounds dizzyingly high-tech, but that’s not always the case.Read more...
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J&J, plaintiffs 'close' to deal on Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits: lawyer

Texas-based plaintiff lawyer Mark Lanier said lawyers for the consumers had talked to the company in recent days to reach an agreement to resolve the long-running litigation that includes more than 10,000 cases. "It's still not a done deal, but we're getting close," Lanier said, adding that plaintiffs hope to reach a final agreement by the end of the year. Lanier said it was uncertain at this point how many of the roughly 10,000 Pinnacle lawsuits would be subject to the settlement.
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These Blood Tests May Be Able to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

Two available blood tests -- FM/a and IsolateFibromyalgia -- may be able to diagnose fibromyalgia.
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Elon Musk Sends SpaceX's Raptor Rocket Engine Roaring Onto Twitter

Elon Musk Sends SpaceX's Raptor Rocket Engine Roaring Onto Twitte
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Trump to nominate ex-energy lobbyist Bernhardt to head Interior

Bernhardt, currently the acting secretary at the Interior Department, is widely expected to continue pushing the Trump administration's plan to boost domestic fossil fuels production by opening more U.S. public lands to drilling and mining. "David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed," Trump said on Twitter. Bernhardt would replace Ryan Zinke, who was under a cloud of ethics investigations and announced his resignat...
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Anxiety: a Cause of High Blood Pressure?

Anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary increases in blood pressure.
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Alphabet Profit Margins Slide as Google Costs March Upward

Google’s fourth-quarter capital expenditures jumped 80 percent to $6.85 billion. Alphabet is relying on its ad business to support sales and profit growth as it develops new offerings such as cloud services and consumer hardware. The company’s higher-growth businesses, which also include YouTube, are less profitable than the original Google desktop search service.
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The North Pole’s mysterious journey across the Arctic

Delayed by the government shutdown, scientists rushed to update a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field. needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wonder what’s happening inside the planet’s core.
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Chevron CEO Wirth set to earn over $28 million in annual pay

Wirth, who also serves as chairman of Chevron's board of directors, was named CEO in February 2018 after a more than 30-year career at the San Ramon, California-headquartered oil major. Overall compensation may be higher when other compensation such as performance shares and restricted stock units are considered. Separately, Chevron also named Pierre Breber as its next chief financial officer, effective April 1, replacing Patricia Yarrington who is retiring after 38 years at the company.
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Message Platform Slack Moves Ahead Amid Direct Listing Plans

The messaging platform company, previously reported to be pursuing a direct listing of its stock, said in a statement Monday that it had submitted a confidential filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Slack is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Allen & Co. on the share sale, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the matter wasn’t public. Slack plans to forgo a traditional initial public offering and instead int...
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SpaceX just fired its new Starship engine and it sure was neat

SpaceX has a big year ahead of it as it continues to fulfill rocket launch contracts for clients eager to send stuff into space, but it's the company's Starship project that has gotten the most attention from science fans. The Starship platform, which boss Elon Musk says will be the project that travels to Mars and beyond at some point in the not-so-distant future, will begin launch testing soon. Before that can happen, SpaceX needs to make sure its engines are working as intended, and a...
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Armada of tankers with Venezuelan oil forms in U.S. Gulf: sources

The Trump administration's move to impose sanctions last week was meant to undercut support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by targeting the Latin American nation's oil exports to the United States, the source of most of its foreign revenue. The sanctions aim to block U.S. refiners from paying into PDVSA accounts controlled by Maduro - one reason numerous tankers are waiting in limbo off Venezuela with payments unclear. U.S. customers of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA are required by sanc...
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Armada of tankers with Venezuelan oil forms in U.S. Gulf: sources, data

The Trump administration's move to impose sanctions last week was meant to undercut support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by targeting the Latin American nation's oil exports to the United States, the source of most of its foreign revenue. The sanctions aim to block U.S. refiners from paying into PDVSA accounts controlled by Maduro - one reason numerous tankers are waiting in limbo off Venezuela with payments unclear. U.S. customers of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA are required by sanc...
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The Mandalorian Will Feel Like the Original Star Wars Trilogy

Even though Taika Waititi is one of the directors working on The Mandalorian, don’t expect the series to take a different tone than what Star Wars fans are used to.Read more...
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Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way.Read more...
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Global warming predicted to melt massive Himalayan glaciers, disrupt food production

In fact, a whopping two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a new report.
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Samsung's Next Smartwatch Better Not Look Like This

Samsung’s Unpacked Event is coming up in less than three weeks, so naturally, a number of leaks have started trickling out and alongside the new Galaxy S10, it seems Samsung is also prepping to release a new Galaxy wearable. But strangely, a new leaked image of the alleged Galaxy Sport shows a device that appears to…Read more...
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InSight's Marsquake Detector Gets a Nifty Dome to Protect It From the Harsh Martian Environment

A dome placed over InSight’s seismometer will now protect the sensitive device from Martian wind and extreme temperature fluctuations.Read more...
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Astronaut Twins Mark and Scott Kelly Scramble Earth's Lights in Alexa Super Bowl Ad

A new Amazon advertisement, which aired during yesterday's Super Bowl (Feb. 3), shows twin astronaut brothers Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly accidentally causing worldwide power blips in an event nicknamed "The Incident." Near the end of the 90-second ad, Scott Kelly floats over to a panel on the International Space Station as he listens to Amazon's "Alexa" automated virtual-assistant service say, "Powering up, powering down, powering up, powering down." "She says she's doing it, but I...
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Newly Empowered, Democrats Demand Ajit Pai Stop Withholding Documents

A few months after Trump’s inauguration, an attorney appointed by the president to a top post at the Justice Department produced a memo in which he outlined the administration’s views on congressional oversight. The memo stated simply that, because Democrats were in the minority, they had no legal authority to conduct…Read more...
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