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  • 8 days ago
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    Mugger targets UFC's Polyana Viana, immediately regrets decision

    She’s also a UFC fighter with a 10-2 MMA record, with many of her wins coming via painful submissions. A would-be mugger in Rio de Janeiro clearly wasn’t aware of the latter when he thought a woman of Viana’s stature made a proper target for robbery.

  • 13 days ago
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    Why Did British Police Ignore Pakistani Gangs Abusing 1,400 Rotherham Children? Political Correctness

    A story of rampant child abuse—ignored and abetted by the police—is emerging out of the British town of Rotherham. Until now, its scale and scope would have been inconceivable in a civilized country. Its origins, however, lie in something quite ordinary: what one Labour MP called "not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat."

  • 2 weeks ago
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    'If People Knew How Animals Are Treated, They Wouldn't Eat Them' Says Chris Packham

    Wildlife expert Chris Packham believes people wouldn't eat meat if they knew how animals were treated, Plant Based News can reveal. He made the comments while talking with Veganuary - a charity that supports people as they try and vegan diet throughout January. A staggering 300,000 people are expected to sign up for the initiative this year. Packham will also be doing Veganuary this year and has joined the organization as an ambassador, joining actors Evanna Lynch and Peter Egan, TV present...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The U.S. – China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018

    The U.S. and Chinese economies each lose about $2.9 billion annually due to Beijing’s tariffs on soybeans, corn, wheat and sorghum alone, said Purdue University agricultural economist Wally Tyner. The losses may give U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, motivation to resolve their trade differences before a March 2 deadline, although talks between the economic superpowers could still devolve.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Elon Musk lays out ambitious plan for Tesla Supercharger network in Europe

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is making some audacious promises again for the company’s network of electric fast chargers, known as Superchargers. This time, he’s aiming for 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage in Europe by next year. In response to a question on Twitter, Musk said Tesla’s Supercharger coverage will extend to 100 percent of Europe in 2019. “From Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey,” Musk wrote.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Microsoft renews Lost Odyssey trademarks, hinting at a new entry?

    Microsoft has renewed the IP trademarks for Xbox 360 exclusive JRPG Lost Odyssey. Lost Odyssey, developed by Mistwalker with help from Feelplus, was one of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s first games after he left Square Enix. The game released in late 2007 in Japan and two months later in February 2008 in the West. Featuring a traditional turn-based battle, Lost Odyssey had the familiar Final Fantasy “feel” with many dubbing it the “real” Final Fantasy XIII. Many to this da...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Lawyer Says Iranian Activist Khandan Released, Support Hunger Strikes Ended

    Iranian activist Reza Khandan, the husband of imprisoned human-rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been released from custody in Iran, his lawyer said in a post on Facebook on December 23. Lawyer Mohammad Moghimi wrote that following Khandan's release, both Sotoudeh and activist Farhad Meysami ended hunger strikes that were partially motivated by support for Khandan.

  • 1 month ago
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    Comey Tells House Panel He Suspected Giuliani Was Leaking FBI Information to Media

    Former FBI director James Comey told members of Congress this week that he was concerned officials in the bureau’s New York field office had leaked sensitive information to prominent Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani in the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Speaking on Capitol Hill at a closed-door deposition, Mr. Comey said that he ordered a leak probe after Mr. Giuliani made public statements that indicated he had inside knowledge...

  • 1 month ago
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    Russia planning to establish colony on Moon by 2040

    Russia will establish a moon colony by 2040, the federal space agency announced. Moscow revealed a daring five year plan developed by its space agency Roscosmos which could see the former Cold War powers coming face to face on the Moon.

  • 1 month ago
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    Companies fed up with crappy Wi-Fi are deploying 5G instead

    Automakers, oil companies, and shipping ports plan to build private 5G networks for faster, more reliable connectivity. The German automaker plans to build its own, private wireless network at its production sites using 5G, the next generation of cellular technology. Audi believes this private 5G network, which the company would be responsible for managing, will enable it to connect manufacturing robots and other devices faster and more securely than existing Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or 4G LTE options, ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Elon Musk: There's a 70% chance that I personally go to Mars

    Elon Musk, age 47, told "Axios on HBO" that he sees a 70% chance that he'll live to ride one of his SpaceX rockets to Mars. "I know exactly what to do," he said. "I’m talking about moving there." The big picture: That prediction is dismissed as fantasy by some experts. But Musk said he can envision a flight as soon as seven years from now, with a ticket price of "around a couple hundred thousand dollars."

  • 1 month ago
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    Diabetes can be diagnosed by simply shining a light on your skin

    Shining a light onto the skin could become a new test to see if people are in the earliest stages of diabetes and heart disease. The approach may offer a way of screening people for these health conditions that’s quicker and easier than current methods that include blood tests, and assessing risk factors such as people’s weight and family history.

  • 1 month ago
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    Let's make a deal: The space race hits warp speed among investors

    Establishing a set of players in the Pentagon focused solely on buying space assets could help the Defense Department tap into some of the smaller, innovative and oftentimes cheaper space startups, one space investor says. “Having a dedicated group of people who look at this sector all the time who are aware of the new companies and capabilities...

  • 1 month ago
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    Lab-grown mini kidneys keep spawning rogue brain Cells

    Brain cells are not something you want to find growing where you don’t expect them. But that’s the surprise that awaited a team from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) when it analyzed the mini kidneys researchers have been growing from stem cells in the lab. Thankfully, the WUSTL team also found a way to prevent most of the brain cells from turning up in lab-grown mini kidneys — and the technique could prevent rogue cells from developing in other mini organs, too.

  • 1 month ago
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    Ontario’s Ford government is right: Wages should be set by ‘economics not politics’

    Many politicians and interest groups advocate a rapid increase in the minimum wage in the name of social justice. Yet this ignores the results of past experiments. Ontario’s new minister of labour, Laurie Scott, pushed back by cancelling the increase to $15 planned for January 2019 — her government’s legislation to make the cancellation official is expected to have its third reading at Queen’s Park Tuesday — stating that the minimum wage should be determined “by economics, not politi...