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Studies show climate action can't wait. That means sweeping aside deniers, delayers, and despairers

Disturbing climate studies, like wildfires and extreme weather, have appeared one after another this past year. Disturbing not because they are telling us anything really new, but rather that they confirm what’s been apparent for some time now. First: Clima

The Man With the Golden Liver: James Bond Definitely Has a Drinking Problem

James Bond is many things: spy, detective, womanizer, assassin, and, according to a new study, an alcoholic. Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand this week revealed that the fictional British […] The post The Man With the Golden Liver:

Macro Photographs of Ultraviolet Lit Flowers Display a Dazzling Array of Neon Colors

Slava Semeniuta, the Russian photographer known online as Local Preacher (previously) uses ultraviolet light to capture plants in electrifying shades of pink, yellow, and green. For his recent series, Granular Creatures, Semeniuta used macro photography to

Let’s talk hardware in Vegas

Hello, Las Vegas! We are all heading to LV for CES next month and instead of spending all our cash on a booth we’ll be wandering the halls and want to meet you as far away from the Convention Center as possible without ending up in the Grand Canyon. An

Norris passed up hero Rossi's #46 to avoid «copycat» tag

The young British driver has been a fan of the multiple MotoGP champion since he was young, and considered the Italian’s famous number for his step up to F1 in 2019. In the end, however, Norris chose number four instead because of how the digit looked, as w

US lawmakers want to put a cork in Russia's gas pipeline to Europe

The US House of Representatives is once again calling on the European Union to ban the Russia-led construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and has called for sanctions against the project. Read Full Article at RT.com

Worshipping at the altar of Trump, new GOP House campaign chair says everything's fine

Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer’s first few weeks leading the GOP’s House campaign arm are sure off to a great start. Last week, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, pointing out that she would be just one of 13 Republican women serving in the House, announced that sh

Full statement: What RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said after taking charge

Das said he will preserve the «core values» of the central bank, but called for «frank discussions» with the government

See you in Poland next week

I’m heading back to Europe to hang out in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. Are you ready? I’ll be at a Wroclaw event, called In-Ference, which is happening on December 17 and you can submit to pitch here. The team will notify you if you have been chosen

Software marketplace G2 Crowd acquires Siftery to fold software usage into its dataset

After raising $55 million in October at a $500 million valuation, business software marketplace G2 Crowd is making its first-ever acquisition to bring more features to its platform. It is acquiring Siftery, a startup that has built its own database of busine

Apple could end up manufacturing iPhones in another country due to tariffs

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is thinking about multiple scenarios when it comes to tariffs and iPhone production. Right now, iPhones are not affected directly by the trade war between China and the U.S. But if U.S. President Donald Trump de

AtScale lands $50 million investment led by Morgan Stanley

AtScale, the startup that helps companies move massive amounts of data into business intelligence and analytics tools, announced a $50 million Series D round today. Morgan Stanley led the round with previous investors Storm Ventures and Atlantic Bridge joinin

Jindal plans Rs 4,500-cr IPO for JSW Cement in 2020

JSW Cement is on an aggressive expansion plan to take annual installed capacity to 20 million tonne by 2020 from the present 12.8 mt, which will reach 14 mt by March 2019.

Morning Digest: Top House Republican plans to ignore GOP problems rather than anger Trump cultists

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. The study authors argue that this provides a poor foundat

Fire's effects on soil moisture, runoff

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers have created an experimental model that will help us better understand the interactions o

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation.

Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), whi

Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers

This is the Echo I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my office, I have a Dot connected to an Onkyo receiver and amp. In my basement, I have one hooked up to a small bookshelf system. Outside o

Hey, stop shaming me for my old phone and paper map - CNET

You don't need to ditch paper for screens and constantly upgrade your phone to be cool. Old is OK.

Google CEO hearing could have covered so much more ground - CNET

Dragonfly, the search giant’s controversial China project, got too little of the spotlight, some observers say.

Elon Musk sounds crazy, but his ideas might just work - CNET

The Tesla boss has a knack for cooking up ideas that sound like you might find them in a comic book.

Google CEO’s D.C. hearing dominated by GOP complaints about anti-conservative bias

In Sundar Pichai’s Capitol Hill appearance, Republican allegations of bias left other important issues behind

Ivanka and Jared reportedly pushed John Kelly out — but their guy didn’t want the job

Javanka remain the true gatekeepers to Trumpland — and according to a new report, they wanted John Kelly gone

Cut the cord this holiday with a digital TV antenna

ANTOP’s sleek outdoor/indoor antennas find free HD channels without the bulk and complex setup of older antennas

Maria Butina’s boyfriend claimed he set up Trump-Russia NRA “conduit” as campaign funds flowed

Republican operative Paul Erickson claimed in an email he’d set up a private Russia-GOP channel through the NRA

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham calls out Trump’s big border wall lie: “There’s no wall!”

Laura Ingraham took issue with Trump claiming that much of the wall has been built when that isn’t true

In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

MYVATN, Iceland (AP) - The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended. But for the children of this isolated North Atlantic island na

SEBI relaxes norms for clubbing of investment limits by foreign portfolio investors

SEBI also approved use of offer for sale (OFS) route for companies with m-cap of Rs 1,000 crore. Currently, the OFS route can only be accessed by top 200 companies.

Roddick returns for exhibition match to start New York Open

Andy Roddick is coming back to New York and wants to bring his game with him

American skier Ganong leads Val Gardena downhill training

Led by Travis Ganong, American skiers claimed three of the top five spots in the opening training session for the Val Gardena downhill

New Galaxy S10 specs, price, release date rumors: Headset jack stays; S10, Lite, Plus sizes - CNET

Get the latest leaks and rumors here about Samsung's next major phone.

Pixel 3 Call Screen and Now Playing are my favorite features - CNET

Besides the camera of course.

Cartoon: Trump ... unindicted and excited!

Follow me on Twitter at @MattBors and check out the comics magazine I’ve launched at The Nib.

Puma’s Modernized RS-Computer Shoe Proves Chunky Heels Are In

The OG smart running sneaker from 1986 is getting an upgrade. Puma this week announced the reissuing of its RS-Computer shoe. Considered “extremely advanced” for its time, the footwear featured a computer chip […] The post Puma’s Moder

Sebi lets MFs to segregate distressed assets, eases norms to list start-ups

A Sebi board meeting in Mumbai also approved a proposal to expand the offer-for-sale mechanism for reduction of stake in listed companies and relaxed clubbing of investment limit norms for well-regula

M-Sport's fight for a WRC future after Ogier

Malcolm Wilson has insisted there will be no dip in performance from his M-Sport Ford World Rally Team, if the squad returns to the WRC next season. Wilson admitted the loss of Sebastien Ogier was significant for 2019, but added his team had learned from the

Loeb agrees 2019 WRC deal with Hyundai

Motorsport.com understands the agreement, Loeb’s first professional contract outside of the PSA Group, will be announced on Thursday. Loeb is currently out of contact, testing the PH Sport-run Peugeot 3008DKR in Liwa, Abu Dhabi ahead of next month's Dakar.

Juniper Square lines up $25M for its real estate investment platform

Juniper Square, which operates an enterprise software platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raised the funds from Ribbit Capital.
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