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The World Just Got Closer to a Controversial Mosquito ‘Wipe Out’ Experiment – ScienceAlert

The World Just Got Closer to a Controversial Mosquito ‘Wipe Out’...

Scientists are genetically modifying mosquitoes in a high-security lab – and they're hoping the insects will help wipe out some of the mosquito-borne diseases that continue to plague communities worldwide. It's known as a gene drive: where mosquitoes modified to be incapable of passing on a particular virus are used to replace the existing population…
Astronomers discover solar system’s most distant object, nicknamed “FarFarOut” – Science Magazine

Astronomers discover solar system’s most distant object, nicknamed “FarFarOut” – Science...

The solar system’s most distant object is 140 times farther from the sun than Earth. NASA/JPL-Caltech By Paul VoosenFeb. 21, 2019 , 10:16 PM For most people, snow days aren’t very productive. Some people, though, use the time to discover the most distant object in the solar system. That’s what Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at…
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying privately funded Israeli moon lander – CBS News

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying privately funded Israeli moon lander...

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Live streaming services were supposed to be a bright spot for the pay-TV industry, but they may be even less reliable than reported

Live streaming services were supposed to be a bright spot for...

The BBC's "Killing Eve." BBC Meet the power players of Comcast who will do battle with Disney and Google in the year ahead These businesses all operate at a loss, so vMVPDs will have to raise prices, Verna said. Some providers are already pulling back on aggressive promotions, which will likely cost them in subscribers.…
Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of winning the Champions League this season is in disarray, and he got really petty about it

Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of winning the Champions League this season is...

Read all of Business Insider's coverage for the 2018-2019 soccer season right here. Juventus had one thing in mind when it spent $130 million on Cristiano Ronaldo last summer — win the UEFA Champions League. As a five-time winner of the competition, Ronaldo will have wanted the same thing but that dream is now in…
The chaos that rocked stocks in late 2018 reminds Societe Generale of the periods before the last 2 financial crises — here’s how the firm says investors should respond

The chaos that rocked stocks in late 2018 reminds Societe Generale...

The stock market's torrid rally since its December meltdown has given investors the mistaken impression that the worst is over, says Societe Generale. The firm says elevated volatility conditions are here to stay because the economy is slowing down, which could lead to more sharp sell-offs going forward. SocGen offers a strategy for investors looking…
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program – Reuters

Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space...

SEATTLE (Reuters) - NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year. One of Boeing Co's CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsules is seen at a…
Climate Change Is Causing Ocean Colors To Intensify: MIT Study – HuffPost

Climate Change Is Causing Ocean Colors To Intensify: MIT Study –...

Scientists say the colors of the world’s oceans will intensify by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening the marine ecosystem from the bottom up. The color of 50 percent of the ocean will change by the year 2100 because of changes in phytoplankton communities, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology…
Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows On Mars – Hackaday

Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows...

NASA’s latest Mars lander has a very precise weather package, and you can check the daily conditions on Elysium Planitia online. The data however has apparently led to a bit of a mystery. According to Ars Technica, every day at 7AM and 7PM local time, there’s an unexplained atmospheric pressure spike. The TWINS (Temperature and…
One corner of the market stayed red-hot during the last recession. Here’s why investors will have to find a new place to hide during the next collapse.

One corner of the market stayed red-hot during the last recession....

When the economy is in utter disarray, consumer spending is drying up, and lending conditions are tightening, people still have to eat. It's for that simple reason that the catering industry is viewed as particularly defensive and capable of hanging in there during tough times. If you're not sold, consider a situation where a big…

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