Uh, Those 'Death of iTunes' Rumors Are Starting to Look More Real

Apple appears to be giving us even more indication that those rumors about the death of iTunes may hold water.Read more...
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E-Cig Giant Juul Is Considering Opening Its Own Vape Shops

Vape giant Juul is looking into opening its own vape shops, according to reports, and may already be exploring ways to squash arguments that doing so would grant greater access to its products to teens amid intense scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration.Read more...
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How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana For Pride Month

The couple continues to dedicate their Instagram to causes they care about.
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There's One Deleted Scene Captain Marvel's Directors Wish Had Made the Final Cut

Deleted scenes are often moments that, in isolation, are good ideas. But in the broader framework of the movie, where it’s going, how much time it has to get there, they just don’t work. Read more...
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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of young women with the most common form of breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results of an international clinical trial. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, showed that the addition of a drug known as a cyclin inhibitor increased survival rates to 70 percent. Lead author Sara Hurvitz told AFP the study focused on hormone receptor-positive breast canc...
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Justice Department Is Reportedly Looking Into an Antitrust Investigation Into Google

The Justice Department may be preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Google, according to reports.Read more...
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Martian clouds sail above NASA's Curiosity rover

While traversing across rocky plains in the shadow of Mount Sharp, the Mars Curiosity rover captured wispy clouds hovering in the sky. The car-sized robot — which landed on Mars in 2012 — captured these lofty clouds on May 17, 2019, which translates to the 2410th sol, or Martian day, of its mission. From millions of miles away, NASA scientists suspect these clouds hovered some 19-miles above the red Martian surface. NASA also notes the clouds are "noctilucent," meaning they're high enough f...
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Helpful advice from experts and a mom who’s been there twice.
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New treatment shows hope for younger women with advanced breast cancer

New research shows that a novel breast cancer treatment could help some women with late-stage breast cancer live longer. Doctors are calling the treatment, which combines hormone therapy and a daily dose of the pill ribociclib, a breakthrough.
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NASA spots explosion of X-rays glowing in the universe

NASA peers deep into the cosmos at the bright, leftover cinders of exploded stars, called pulsars. Now, the space agency has released a map-like image showing loops and arcs of X-ray energy — invisible to the naked eye — radiating from these dense cores of once massive stars. The most radiant spots are the suspected pulsars, repeatedly blasting X-ray energy into space. These trails of energy, or electromagnetic radiation, reveal the powerful sources of these X-rays. "Even with minimal processing...
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Amazon's Blowing Out a Ton of Trendy Furniture Right Now

Amazon Brand Furniture Sale | Amazon
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Underland Reimagines Nature Writing About an Increasingly Unnatural World

Traditional nature writing explores the majesty of earth’s topographies—its fields and streams and mountains—those sunlit places bursting with blues and greens. Such writing reminds us of the beauty of pristine nature and evokes a desire to get out of our concrete cities and into the wild. In the extraordinary …Read more...
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The New Moon Is In Gemini, And There's No Limit To Your Dreams

The new moon is back on June 3, and this time, it’s in Gemini. As you may know, the new moon is what we call it when the moon’s face is not visible from the earth. This happens when “the moon is smack dead center between the earth and the sun,” as astrologer Lisa Stardust puts it. The new moon occurs about once a month.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered …
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75 Executives Lobbied Congress for a National Carbon Price. We Listened

75 Executives Lobbied Congress for a National Carbon Price. We Listened
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The New Moon Is In Gemini, & There's No Limit To Your Dreams

The new moon is back on June 3, and this time, it’s in Gemini. As you may know, the new moon is what we call it when the moon’s face is not visible from the earth. This happens when “the moon is smack dead center between the earth and the sun,” as astrologer Lisa Stardust puts it. The new moon occurs about once a month.
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Breast cancer drug gives new hope to young women with disease by improving survival by 50 per cent

Young women with incurable breast cancer have been offered new hope after a “fantastic” drug combination was found to boost survival by more than 50 per cent.  Charities said the breakthrough is one of the greatest advances in treatment of the disease for decades - giving precious time to thousands of women with few treatment options.  They said the results, announced at the world’s largest cancer conference, in Chicago, were “indescribably good news” for patients and their families. Breast canc...
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Why flat-Earth theory and anti-vax conspiracies exist

If you see animals when you look at clouds or see faces in pieces of wood, that's called pareidolia: the phenomenon of making familiar objects from vague stimuli.Humans evolved to be superstitious, and Michio Kaku posits that there is a gene for superstition and magical thinking. Nine times out of 10, your beliefs can be wrong, but one time out of 10 it saved your ancestors' butts, says Kaku.Flat Earthers and anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists exist now, and they will still exist in 1,000 yea...
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Scores injured in blasts at Russian military plant

Seventy-nine people were injured when several blasts at the explosives plant Kristall shook the central Russian town of Dzerzhinsk on Saturday, the Russian health ministry said. The blasts, around midday (0900 GMT) were heard all over the town of more than 230,000 residents and shock waves smashed or damaged windows in around 180 buildings, city authorities told TASS news agency. The Kristall plant said that its director had been fired "literally a day before" the blasts for violating industri...
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You can have your plate and eat it too, says Polish inventor

Polish inventor and entrepreneur Jerzy Wysocki catches a brown plate -- still warm -- as it drops out of a machine and he begins to eat the crunchy, fibrous tableware. "A pork chop will always be more delicious on this wheat bran plate than on plastic," says Wysocki with a big grin at the Biotrem factory in Zambrow in northeast Poland. A son and grandson of millers, Wysocki got the idea for the tableware when he was looking to use up the leftovers of flour production, which take up a lot of sp...
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Spike in Grey Whale deaths to be investigated by US scientists

The deaths of dozens of grey whales washed ashore in recent months along the US West Coast are to be investigated by a team of US government biologist.Declaring the spike in deaths an “unusual mortality event”, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said designation the deaths required greater scrutiny and allocation of more resources to determine the cause.At least 70 dead grey whales have turned up on the US West Coast in 2019, many of them emaciated. The number is the high...
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Merck's Keytruda sets new five-year survival standard for advanced lung cancer

Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Saturday. "The uniformly negative outlook that has been associated with a diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer is certainly no longer appropriate,” said Dr. Edward Garon, a lung cancer specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who led the study.
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Novartis hopes Kisqali data will help narrow gap to blockbuster rival

Novartis has released data showing sharply improved overall survival rates for its breast cancer drug Kisqali, which the Swiss drugmaker hopes will help it chip away at the dominance of Pfizer's blockbuster Ibrance. Novartis's Kisqali had $235 million in sales in 2018, well behind the $4.1 billion for Ibrance, as Pfizer's first-to-market drug captured the lion's share of women with metastatic HR+/HER2- cancer. The data released on Saturday showed about 70 percent of pre-menopausal women with h...
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Democrats conflate weather and climate change in bids for 2020 nomination

As Democrats are vying for the 2020 nomination, many of them are talking about environmental issues in a way that conflates specific storms and extreme weather events with the broader impacts of climate change. While research has found the central part of the U.S. could see more intense heat and rain events as a result of changes to the climate, many scientists are reluctant to make immediate connections between the broader trend and specific extreme weather events.
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12 killed after gunman opens fire 'indiscriminately' at Virginia Beach office: Police

A city worker opened fire "indiscriminately" at the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people before he was shot dead by police in a "long gun battle," police said. Eleven of the victims died on the scene and one succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital, Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said during a press conference Friday night. An additional four victims were in surgery at local hospitals for their injuries and "others may have se...
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U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the whale die-off an "unusual mortality event," a designation that triggers greater scrutiny and allocation of more resources to determine the cause. The most recent dead whale in Alaska ...
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NASA picks first commercial ventures to deliver scientific payloads to the moon

NASA has chosen three commercial ventures that haven’t yet launched anything into space to deliver science experiments to the moon’s surface, starting next year. Today’s awards are the first to be announced under the terms of the space agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, or CLPS, which draws from a “catalog” of flight opportunities offered by nine commercial teams. Each team proposed flying specific payloads to the moon, and this summer NASA will determine which experiments will ...
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