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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0000
Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just […]
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The Moneyist: My husband doesn’t get along with my son. I brought most of the wealth into our marriage. How do I split my estate?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:01:23 GMT
‘My husband is more interested in dipping deep into our savings, and living it up in retirement while we are young enough to enjoy it.’

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The Moneyist: I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:32:50 -0500
‘My concern is that if I am married, the savings I have would go to her and subsequently her children, bypassing my son.’

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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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The Moneyist: My wife drinks and gambles our money away, and my adult stepchildren are deadbeats who do drugs and play video games. What can I do?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:38:13 -0500
‘We literally have nothing in savings and no plan for retirement, due to the fact that no one but me seems to care. At this rate, I am going to have to work until I’m 150.’

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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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Will Turntide's Reluctance Motor Disrupt EVs?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:41:00 GMT
The company's motor offers outstanding efficiency in HVAC systems for buildings; will e-cars be next?
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Online job coaches ‘are exploiting the unemployed during pandemic’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:30:54 GMT

Web support has boomed as Covid forces people to change career. But it can cost thousands, for little in return

When the pandemic hit, self-employed customer care consultant Madeleine Fisher* saw her income evaporate. “My business predominantly works in the leisure, hospitality and non-essential retail sectors and they all closed, or they didn’t have any budget for customer care. I went into panic mode,” she says.

As a limited company boss she had no government support to fall back on. The business owner decided to use almost a third of the £4,500 she had applied for under the government’s bounce-back loan scheme (set up to enable smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the pandemic) – to pay for a coaching package with a “design influencer”.

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Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:17 +0000
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


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NewsWatch: Stocks are at all-time highs and the U.S. economy is booming. So why is everyone so freaked out?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:00:05 GMT
All manner of weird things keep happening in financial markets, from bond yields that go down when they should go up, to near-daily swings between big-picture convictions. It's hard to manage money when everything feels so fragile.

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Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:30:11 +0000
At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of […]
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Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:11:20 +0000

Despite pledging to recuse herself from contracts involving her partner “as necessary,” the council member-turned-House-candidate approved $17 million to Perk.

The post Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign appeared first on The Intercept.


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British families took bigger hit to income during Covid pandemic than Europeans
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

UK’s greater inequality levels made impact worse for the less well off, study suggests

British households were plunged into the Covid pandemic with lower savings, more debt and weaker welfare support than their French and German counterparts, according to analysis revealing how inequality increased the impact of the UK crisis.

High levels of income inequality also weakened the financial resilience of poorer households as the pandemic hit. The greater exposure of British households, revealed in an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank to be published in full this week, comes despite similar levels of average income with our European neighbours.

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Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:00:37 GMT

Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.

It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights of the new industry and bring a significant new challenge to Tesla – and to the rest of the automotive industry as it scrambles to catch up.

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Dow, S&P 500 log back-to-back record closes to end strong week for stocks, buoyed by strong economic data, earnings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:12:41 GMT

U.S. stocks on Friday finished the week on a strong note, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their second consecutive closing records and the Nasdaq Composite ending within a stone's throw of its record. Bullish investors point to a strong start to earnings season from the likes of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group coupled with blowout economic reports, notably a 10% rise in retail sales in March and weekly jobless claims figures falling to a pandemic low. Further helping lift buying momentum was a momentary pause in a climb for bond yields, which had previously been a sign of rising borrowing costs for investors and companies. The 10-year Treasury note yield finished at 1.571% on Friday, up on the day but down nearly 10 basis points on the week, marking its sharpest weekly drop in about 10 months. Against that backdrop, the Dow Jones Indusrtrial Average closed up by about 165 points, or 0.5%, to reach around 34,200, extending its climb beyond the 34,000 milestone achieved on Thursday. The S&P 500 index closed at a record high, up 0.4% to 4,185, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 0.1% at 14,052, about 0.3% from its closing high or a little over 40 points. For the week, the Dow booked a 1.2% gain and the S&P 500 ended 1.4% higher, marking their fourth consecutive weekly climbs. The Nasdaq Composite closed up 1.1% for the week to mark its third straight weekly advance.

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Gold futures climb 2% for the week
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:48:23 GMT

Gold futures settled higher on Friday, with prices getting a boost from a weekly decline in U.S. Treasury note yields, which helped prices for the precious metal post a gain of about 2% from a week ago. June gold rose $13.40, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,780.20 an ounce. That was the highest finish for a most-active contract since Feb. 24, according to FactSet data.

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:32 +0000

State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.

The post Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery appeared first on The Intercept.


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Cord-Cutting Isn't About Saving Money. It's About Control
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Making the switch to streaming used to be a way to pay only for what you watched. Those days are long gone.
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How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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Agilon Health stock soars in its debut to lift the company's valuation above $11 billion
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:32:07 GMT

Investors cheered the public debut of Agilon Health Inc. , as shares of the California-based provider of support services for primary care physicians opened 23% above its initial public offering price, then extended gains. Agilon's IPO priced late Wednesday at $23.00 a share, at the top of the expected range of between $20 and $23 a share, to value the company at $8.85 billion. The company offered 46.6 million shares in the IPO to raise $1.07 billion. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and BofA Securities were the lead underwriters. The stock opened at $28.25 at 12:13 p.m. Eastern, and was recently trading 28.2% above the IPO price at $29.48, to push the valuation up to $11.34 billion. Agilon recorded a net loss of $60.1 million on revenue of $1.22 billion in 2020, after a loss of $282.6 million on revenue of $794.4 million in 2019. The company went public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has slipped 3.4% over the past three months, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has gained 3.2% and the S&P 500 has rallied 10.6%.

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15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:50:00 GMT
The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more
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How the UK government sidestepped the data on coronavirus – video explainer
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:37:52 GMT

This time last year, NHS bosses asked doctors and nurses to ‘wear aprons’ and work without protective full-length gowns when treating Covid-19 patients, as hospitals were within hours of running out of supplies.

This is just one example of how the UK government has been slammed for its handling of the pandemic, through a series of missteps, U-turns, lockdowns, denials – and more than 150,000 deaths.

Twelve months on, the Guardian's Pamela Duncan looks at three major areas where officials were out of line with the data on coronavirus infections and deaths available at the time.

A government spokesperson responded, saying: ‘Throughout the pandemic, our approach has been guided by data and the advice of scientific and medical experts … As new evidence emerged, we acted quickly and decisively to implement life-saving measures, including restrictions and lockdowns, to protect lives, livelihoods and our economy. We are doing everything we can to ensure care home residents and staff are protected, including providing more than 9.9 billion items of PPE to the frontline.’

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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:15:45 +0000
After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
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Bank of New York Mellon profit and revenue fall, but beat expectations
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:44:49 GMT

Shares of Bank of New York Mellon Corp. were indicated up fractionally in premarket trading Friday, after the bank reported first-quarter profit and revenue that fell from a year ago, given the impact of low interest rates, but topped expectations. Net income declined to $858 million, or 97 cents a share, from $944 million, or $1.05 a share, in the year-ago period. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was 87 cents. Total revenue fell 5% to $3.92 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $3.84 billion, as total fee revenue fell 1% to $3.27 billion and net interest revenue dropped 20% to $655 million. Total revenue for the bank's largest, investment services business fell 8% to $2.99 billion, while investment and wealth management revenue rose 10% to $991 million. The bank resumed share repurchases during the quarter, and spent $699 million to buy back 16.8 million shares. The stock has advanced 13.1% year to date through Thursday, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has rallied 19.2% and the S&P 500 has gained 11.0%.

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Squarespace files for direct listing
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:21:58 GMT

Squarespace Inc. filed paperwork Friday for a direct-listing that would enable shares of the website-design company to trade on the New York Stock Exchange without the company raising money through a traditional initial public offering. Squarespace, which makes tools for building and hosting websites, generated revenue of $621.1 million in 2020, up from $484.8 million in 2019. The company is profitable but saw its net income decline to $30.6 million in 2020 from $58.2 million a year earlier. Squarespace had 3.66 million unique subscriptions to its platform as of the end of December. The company said in a filing that it's benefitting from a rise in online commerce and a growing interest from brands to develop better direct relationships with consumers. The company intends to list on the NYSE using the ticker SQSP. The company has yet to disclose when it plans to conduct the direct listing or how many shares will be made available in the process. Squarespace's filing comes after Coinbase Global Inc. held its own direct listing earlier this week.

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White House announces $1.7 billion in funding to track, fight COVID variants
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:57:42 GMT

The Biden administration will invest $1.7 billion to help states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention track and fight COVID-19 variants, the White House announced Friday. The money is from the COVID-relief law enacted last month, and includes $1 billion for expanding genomic sequencing; $400 million for studying genomic epidemiology; and $300 million for a system for sharing and analyzing sequencing data. The administration says "new and potentially dangerous strains" of the virus make up about half of COVID cases in the U.S. today.

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Black deportation staff called ‘cotton pickers’ by colleagues, court hears
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:08:06 GMT

Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK

Home Office contractors who deport people from the UK have used the racist term “cotton pickers” to describe their black colleagues, a court has heard.

The Home Office uses the contractor Mitie to deport people to destinations including Jamaica, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Ghana along with European countries and other locations. The escorts are only allowed to do this work if they have received accreditation from the Home Office.

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Haunted by shame: victims of bank transfer scams tell of lasting trauma
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:29 GMT

Fraud can have devastating consequences on victims, and not only financially

Mary Higgins’s life changed the moment the phone rang one afternoon in November. The caller claimed to be from the Metropolitan police fraud department and told her that her bank cards had been compromised.

In an elaborate scam, involving two days of phone calls from fake officials, the 78-year-old was persuaded that she was helping police with a money-laundering sting in which her bank was complicit and agreed to transfer £10,000 from her Santander account to “safe” havens.

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BrandProject expands beyond the studio model with a new $43M fund
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:12:38 +0000
BrandProject — a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised $43 million for what it says is its first traditional venture fund. Founded by Andrew Black, who previously co-founded Virgin Mobile […]
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Comcast could be a COVID recovery story even as cable stocks have lagged, analyst says in upgrade
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:50:09 GMT

Comcast Corp. "possesses a notable COVID-recovery component with its stores, parks, and theatrical business," which could help its stock even as defensive cable names have lagged recently, according to Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan IV. He upgraded shares of Comcast to outperform from market perform Friday while setting a $61 price target. Louthan sees room for upside from the NBCUniversal business, noting that Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening this week at limited capacity and with some restrictions. NBC has other open theme parks that were running at about 35% capacity late last year, with room to head higher. "We believe the uncertain timing of Universal Studios Hollywood reopening had been an overhang on the business," Louthan wrote in a note to clients. Louthan also sees potential in the company's Peacock streaming business and its mobility business. Peacock could start showing benefits from its exclusive streaming deal for "The Office" and could eventually come to reap rewards from the postponed Olympics, due to take place this summer, he argued. The mobility side of the business could show some improvements from the reopening of Xfinity stores, he continued. "Comcast appears to be giving up some gains from the renegotiation with Verizon this week, cutting prices by up to $15/month per line, implying aggressive promotions," Louthan wrote. "That said, we believe subscriber gains drive investor interest and significantly reduce churn." Shares of Comcast are up 1.3% in premarket trading Friday. They've gained 9.2% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 10.7%.

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Morgan Stanley's profit more than doubles to a record and beats expectations, but stock falls
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:47:55 GMT

Shares of Morgan Stanley fell 1.3% in premarket trading Friday, even after the financial services company reported first-quarter profit that more than doubled and revenue that jumped 60% to record levels, boosted by strength in the institutional securities business. Net income rose to $3.98 billion, or $2.19 a share, from $1.59 billion, or $1.01 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share came in at $2.22, above the FactSet consensus of $1.72. Revenue rose 60.7% to $15.72 billion, beating the FactSet consensus of $14.10 billion, as institutional securities (IS) revenue grew 65.6% to $8.58 billion to top expectations of $7.25 billion. Within IS, equity revenue increased 17.4% to $2.88 billion and fixed income revenue increased 43.8% to $2.97 billion. Net interest income rose 49.6% to $2.03 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $1.60 billion. The company said it repurchased $2.1 billion worth of its stock during the quarter. The stock has rallied 17.9% year to date through Thursday, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF climbed 19.2% and the S&P 500 gained 11.0%.

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Dow ends at 34,000 for first time; S&P 500 notches record as jobless claims hit pandemic low, retail sales surge
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:05:26 GMT

The S&P 500 and Dow clinched fresh records Thursday, after economic reports continued to affirm a healthy recovery from the pandemic, highlighted by retail sales surging in March on the back of fiscal stimulus checks to consumers and jobless benefit claims falling to a fresh low for the COVID period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 300 points at a fresh milestone at 34,000, on a preliminary basis, the S&P 500 index notched a 1.1% advance to log its all-time closing high at around 4,170 and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished 1.3% higher at about 14,039, marking its first finish above 14,000 since February and its third-highest close in its history. U.S. retail sales surged almost 10% in March thanks to $1,400 stimulus checks paid to consumers by the federal government. Sales climbed 9.8% last month, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 6.1% increase.Adding to the market's optimism, weekly jobless benefit claims fell to a pandemic-era low. U.S. unemployment claims sank by 193,000 in the week of April 10, an unusually large decline that likely reflects both an improving economy but also continuing problems in processing applications for jobless benefits.

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David Cameron’s lobbying scandal
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:00:23 GMT

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, and political correspondent Rajeev Syal discuss the unprecedented formal inquiry into lobbying by the former prime minister David Cameron on behalf of the collapsed finance company Greensill Capital

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, talks to Rachel Humphreys about Greensill, a company that specialised in supply-chain finance, and its relationship with the former prime minister David Cameron. Cameron joined Greensill as an adviser in 2018, two years after resigning as prime minister. It has emerged that last year he sent texts to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and “informally” phoned two other Treasury ministers, asking for Greensill Capital to get the largest possible allocation of government-backed loans under the Covid corporate financing facility, or CCFF. He also lobbied a No 10 aide, and in 2019 took Lex Greensill to a “private drink” with Matt Hancock, the health secretary.

Although Cameron hasn’t broken any rules, there have been questions raised over the fact that he appears to have used personal contacts to seek preferential treatment for a company in which he had a financial stake. On Monday No 10 said it was launching an independent investigation into Cameron’s lobbying, led by the corporate lawyer and government adviser Nigel Boardman. Rachel also hears from Guardian political correspondent Rajeev Syal about how Cameron has responded to the scandal and the wider role of lobbying in UK politics.

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Coinbase Makes Its Debut—and Bitcoin Arrives on Wall Street
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The big cryptocurrency exchange goes public through a direct listing, and it could make a bigger debut than Facebook.
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‘Your peak can be at any point’: the female gymnasts defying age barriers
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:01 GMT

Simone Biles not ruling out the 2024 Paris Olympics, when she will be 27, is part of a trend of maturity showing benefits


After months of subtly indicating that the coming Olympics could be her last, Simone Biles recently changed her tune and refrained from ruling out the possibility that she could continue in some form until the Paris Olympics in 2024. Biles, already a veteran at 24, would be 27 by then – a competition age that was once unthinkable for an Olympic all-around gold medallist.

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Existential challenges from China, climate and more demand new US industrial policy | Robert Reich
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

From climate to healthcare, fundamental challenges demand the US change with the times

America is about to revive an idea that was left for dead decades ago. It’s called industrial policy and it’s at the heart of Joe Biden’s plans to restructure the US economy.

Related: Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich

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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
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Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
The Luxor finding has been called "the second most important archaeological discovery" since King Tut's tomb.
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Pelmeni and Beyond at Dacha 46
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The married chefs Trina and Jessica Quinn deftly cut through misconceptions about Eastern European food with menus that span centuries, across countries and cultures.
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nvidia's Supercomputing CPU Puts Intel Under Pressure
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:00 GMT
Grace already has clients lined up in one of Intel's stalwart markets
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There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


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The big picture: colour, comedy and coincidence in London
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:03 GMT

Josh Edgoose spent hours in the rain to capture this amusing juxtaposition that shows the capital in a colourful light

Josh Edgoose’s new book, Brilliant Parade, contains five years of his London pictures. Any spare time from his day job in merchandising he has used to walk the city with his camera, enjoying the meditative purpose of looking. He thinks of it as a form of gambling, but with time, not money - “you might put in eight hours and 20 miles and come back with nothing” - but occasionally his three graces – colour, coincidence and quiet comedy – align.

This picture was taken in Regent Street on a day when it was closed for a vintage car parade. Edgoose took the opportunity to crouch at the kerb to get the angle for the enormous shoes on the billboard to reflect in the puddle and create the ironies of perspective. Then all he had to do was wait. After an hour or two in the drizzle, in which he fielded questions from curious passers-by, the woman walked into his frame with the “right kind of silvery blue tones” and he had his picture.

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International Living: Here are the 10 best places in the world to retire
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:28:00 GMT
International Living recommends these destinations where you can live a healthier and happier life, while spending a lot less money.

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The Moneyist: My parents made my sister executor of their $4 million estate, and joint owner of their bank accounts. Should I be worried?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:16:12 GMT
‘We have five other siblings who are currently unaware of this arrangement.’

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The Moneyist: My second husband, 86, and I have 12 kids between us. He wants me to leave him everything — and will pass on the inheritance to my 5 children
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:03:39 -0500
‘He wants to leave the house to his children, but says if I outlive him I can live in it or rent somewhere if I wish to move.’

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you stay upright against the market’s headwinds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:50:33 -0500
These money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.

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The Moneyist: My fiancée’s mother asked us to raise her 2 kids, as we live in a good school district and she has a gambling addiction — then she claimed their stimulus checks
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:42:56 GMT
‘I advised her to leave the money as the IRS may eventually ask for it back. Her new boyfriend then quickly told her to withdraw it anyway.’

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The Moneyist: My wife offered to ‘loan’ me money when I was having financial trouble. Now I make six figures — and she refuses to pay any bills
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:14:40 -0500
‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer.’

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Coronavirus tally: Global death toll tops 3 million as case tally climbs above 140 million
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:26:54 GMT

The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 3 million on Saturday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the case tally climbed above 140 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.6 million cases and 566,238 deaths. The U.S. added at least 78,932 new cases and 940 new deaths on Friday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,117 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.5 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 175,649. Brazil is third by cases at 13.8 million and second with a death toll of 368,749. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,693 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,472 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

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U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 EDT
The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:07 GMT

Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.

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Dow transports set to eke out the longest weekly win streak in 32 years
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:06:36 GMT

The Dow Jones Transportation Average was rising 0.1% in afternoon trading Friday, and looks set to eke out the longest weekly gain since the late-1980s. The Dow transports has edged up 0.2% this week, which would mark the 11th-straight weekly gain. That would be the longest such streak since the 11-week stretch that ended Feb. 3, 1989. The index has run up 23.6% during its weekly win streak. In comparison, its sister index the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.2% this week and was headed toward a fourth-straight weekly gain, and ninth gain in the past 11 weeks, and has advanced 14.1% over the past 11 weeks. Both Dow sister indexes are set to close at weekly records, which is a bullish sign for the broader stock market. One of the six basic tenets of the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, according to the CMT Association, is that no important bull or bear market signal could take place unless both averages gave the same signal. The idea is, the indexes have a symbiotic relationship, since transports take what the industrials make; if the companies in one of the indexes isn't performing, there's a good chance companies in the other won't either.

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Oil futures end lower for the session, up over 6% for the week
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:44:19 GMT

Oil futures fell on Friday, pulling back on the heels of four consecutive session gains, but finished the week up by more than 6%. Forecasts for higher oil demand and declines in U.S. crude inventories contributed to the weekly price climb. May West Texas Intermediate crude fell 33 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $63.13 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices for the front-month contract logged a weekly rise of 6.4%, according to FactSet data.

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Baker Hughes data show U.S. oil-drilling rigs up by 7 for the week
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:11:00 GMT

Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil was up by 7 at 344 this week. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes those drilling for natural gas, was also up by 7 at 439, according to Baker Hughes. May West Texas Intermediate crude continued to pull back after four consecutive session gains. The contract was down 18 cents, or 0.3%, to $63.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Biomea Fusion stock opens 18% above IPO price
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:04:28 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. rallied out of the gate Friday, as shares of the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers opened 17.6% above the initial public offering price. The company said late Thursday its IPO, which was upsized to 9.0 million shares from 7.5 million shares, priced at $17 a share, at the top of the expected range, as it raised $153 million and was valued at $463.6 million. The stock's first trade was at $20.00 at 11:51 a.m. Eastern for 341,119 shares. The stock has pared some gains since then to trade up 16.2% at $19.75. The company went public on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF fell 1.4% while the S&P 500 gained 0.2%.

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Homebuilder stocks in broad rally to records after big jump in housing starts data
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:55:06 GMT

The homebuilder sector enjoyed a unanimous rally toward a record Friday, after data showing that new-home construction in March surged more than expected. the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF rallied 1.6% toward a record close, with all 35 equity components gaining ground. Among the more active homebuilders, shares of Toll Brothers Inc. climbed 1.9% and D.R. Horton Inc. hiked up 2.3%, both into record territory, while Lennar Corp. advanced 1.0%, in range of its April 9 record close of $105.52. Also in the homebuilders ETF, shares of Home Depot Inc. rallied 1.3% and Lowe's Companies jumped 1.5%, both toward record closes. The homebuilders ETF has run up 29.6% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.2%. Housing starts in March rose 19% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, topping expectations of 1.62 million.

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CDC committee to meet again on April 23 to discuss J&J's COVID-19 shot
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:26:34 GMT

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee is scheduled to meet for a second time on Friday, April 23, to discuss rare safety concerns about Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 6.8 million people in the U.S. who have received the J&J's shot, six women have been hospitalized with severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine. As a result, federal health officials recommended a "pause" in using the vaccine, a decision that was extended when the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met earlier this week. The emergency meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23. It will be webcast to the public.

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Mer Telemanagement stock rockets on heavy volume after merger with sports betting company
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:06:40 GMT

Shares of Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. shot up 62.4% on very heavy volume in morning trading Friday, to pace all gainers on major U.S. exchanges, after the Israel-based telecom expense management company agreed to be acquired by sports betting company SharpLink Inc. Trading volume spiked to 46.2 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 343,900 shares, to make the stock the second-most active on major U.S. exchanges. The stock's rally, which puts it on track for the highest close since August 2015, has pushed Mer's market valuation up to $24.1 million. Following the closing of the merger, SharpLink shareholders will own 86% of the combined company. "Following the merger, our company will be on the leading edge of a potentially massive sports betting market in the U.S. and globally," said Mer Chief Executive Roy Hess. "By providing proprietary advanced conversion and engagement solutions for the sports betting industry, we expect SharpLink's services will be needed by many companies looking to capitalize on this opportunity." Mer's stock has tripled (up 200.7%) year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.2%.

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Stocks open at fresh highs, buoyed by economic data and earnings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:31:33 GMT

U.S. stocks shot higher at the open Friday, aiming for fresh records, as economic reports and corporate results remained strong. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 157 points, 0.5%, to open near 34,193, while the S&P 500 added 15 points, 0.4%, starting trading near 4,185. Both indexes clinched record closes Thursday. The Nasdaq Composite index, meanwhile, ticked up 0.1%, about 15 points, to trade near 14,053. The pace of residential construction quickened in March, according to the most recent housing starts report and Morgan Stanley said profit doubled in the first quarter, topping analyst expectations.

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Affirm stock could head higher amid 'hypergrowth' of buy-now-pay-later offerings, analyst says in upgrade
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:27:01 GMT

Shares of Affirm Holdings Inc. are up 2% in premarket trading Friday after Seaport Global analyst Chris Brendler upgraded the stock to buy from neutral and set an $80 price target. He sees the stock as more attractive following a 34% selloff since he initiated coverage of the company 10 weeks back, whereas the S&P 500 has gained 7% in that time. "In our view, this underperformance comes despite increasing evidence that BNPL [buy-now-pay-later] is going to be huge in the US and based on a string of encouraging data points, we expect Affirm to materially exceed near-term expectations," Brendler wrote in a note to clients. The company offers financial options that let consumers pay in installments, and this trend seems to be reaching a "hyper growth adoption phase in the U.S.," Brendler continued, which could set Affirm up for success. "We also want to be in front of Affirm's Shopify partnership which has the potential to significantly accelerate Affirm's growth," he wrote. "Recent data suggests the wait is nearly over, and we expect management to provide an update on the upcoming earnings call."

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Kansas City Southern profit, revenue miss expectations amid 'unique and challenging events'
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:16:27 GMT

Shares of Kansas City Southern tacked on 0.1% in premarket trading, after the rail road operator reported a first-quarter profit and revenue miss, with Chief Executive Patrick Ottensmeyer citing "several unique and challenging events," but he said he can "confidently confirm" the full-year outlook. Net income rose to $153.0 million, or $1.68 a share, from $151.7 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, such as merger costs and foreign exchange losses, adjusted earnings per share came to $1.91, below the FactSet consensus of $1.95. Revenue fell 3.5% to $706.0 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $714.0 million. Among the "challenging" events mentioned by CEO Ottensmeyer were adverse weather resulting from the Polar Vortex and lingering network congestion. The company said in January that it expects 2021 revenue growth in the double-digit percentage range and EPS of $9.00 or better. The stock has rallied 26.7% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has advanced 19.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 11.2%.

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Esports stock soars again, after a 6-fold jump on its public debut
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:55:53 GMT

Shares of Esports Technologies Inc. soared 36.5% in premarket trading Friday, adding to the 6-fold gain in the previous session, as investors continued to cheer the public debut of the Las Vegas-based online gambling company. The stock's first trade Thursday morning was at $21.00, or 250% above the $6.00 a share initial public offering price, and it continued to climb in volatile trading to close at $36.42. At that closing price, the Esports' market capitalization was about $460.7 million, compared with the market cap of $75.9 million at the IPO pricing. Based on premarket trading Friday, the company is on track to open with a market cap above $600 million. The frenzy for Esports shares occurred on a day that shares of Applovin Corp. , with a valuation of $28.6 billion at the IPO price, closed 18.5% below its IPO price, and TuSimple Holdings Inc. , valued at $8.5 billion at its IPO price, closed right at its IPO price. The Renaissance IPO ETF rose 1.3% on Thursday while the S&P 500 gained 1.1%.

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Hertz gets sweetened bid from investors to help it exit bankruptcy: WSJ
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:51:28 GMT

Investment companies Knighthead Capital Management LLC and Certares Management LLC have sweetened their bid for bankrupt rental-car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and are now offering a deal that values the company at $6.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investors said their new offer fully covers Hertz's funded debt and has the backing of Apollo Global Management Inc. and existing shareholders. Hertz endorsed a restructuring offer backed by Centerbridge Partners LP, Warburg Pincus LLC and Dundon Capital Partners LLC earlier in April to sponsor its exit from chapter 11. With their new proposal, Knighthead, Certares and their co-investors proposed taking control of Hertz with backing from Apollo, which has agreed to supply up to $2.5 billion in preferred equity financing, people familiar with the matter said. Hertz, which is aiming to exit bankruptcy by end-Juen, did not response to a request for comment.

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Eli Lilly asks FDA to revoke EUA for COVID antibody treatment alone to speed transition to combination therapy
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:48:03 GMT

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday it is seeking a revocation of the emergency use authorization granted by U.S. regulators for its bamlanivimab antibody treatment for COVID-19 alone in order to complete the transition to bamlanivimab and etesevimab together. "Lilly made this request due to the evolving variant landscape in the U.S. and the full availability of bamlanivimab and etesevimab together," the company said in a statement. The combination has proved to be more effective in neutralizing the COVID-19 variants that have been detected in the U.S. after first emerging in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil, and that are more infectious than the original virus. The combination is also better at treating the rapidly growing B.1.427/B.1.429 California strain that currently accounts for 50% of virus cases in California and over 10% of cases in other states. "In the U.S., bamlanivimab alone should no longer be administered. However, sites of care should not dispose of bamlanivimab supply; instead, they should order etesevimab to pair with it," said Lilly. Bamlanivimab was the first neutralizing monoclonal antibody to receive an EUA from the FDA as a treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 and more than 400,000 patients have been given it. Lilly estimates that has prevented more than 20,000 hospitalizations and at least 10,000 deaths during the peak of pandemic cases. Lily expects that in collaboration with Amgen Inc. , it can manufacture sufficient supply of the two antibodies to meet global supply needs. Lilly shares were up 0.6% premarket, and have gained 10% in the year-to-date, matching the S&P 500's gains.

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 139 million and U.S. death toll is above 565,000
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:05 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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Biomea Fusion's upsized IPO prices at top of expected range, to value the biotech at $464 million
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:10:41 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. was set to go public Friday, as the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers said its upsized initial public offering priced at $17 a share, at the high end of the expected range of between $15 and $17 a share. The company said late Thursday that it offered 9.0 million shares in the IPO, up from previous expectations of 7.5 million shares, to raise $153 million. At the IPO pricing, Biomea was valued at $463.6 million. The stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "BMEA." J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Piper Sandler are book-running managers. The company recorded a net loss of $5.3 million on no revenue in 2020 after a loss of $1.2 million on no revenue in 2019. The company is going public at a time of tempered investor demand for IPOs, as the Renaissance IPO ETF has lost 3.6% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 10.7%.

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Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:06 EDT
Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
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: PTC stock ticks higher following inclusion on S&P 500
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:41:00 GMT

PTC Inc. PTC shares ticked higher in the extended session Thursday after S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that the product-management software company would be joining the S&P 500 index SPX. PTC shares rose 1.3% after hours, following a 0.7% rise to close the regular session at $147.55. By April 20, PTC is set to replace Varian Medical Systems Inc. on the index following Varian’s acquisition by Siemens Healthineers AG SMMNY.

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Merck scraps two treatments for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, will focus on antiviral for non-hospitalized patients
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:48:22 GMT

Shares of Merck & Co. were up 0.1% in premarket trading on Thursday after the drug company said the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment it is developing with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics did not help hospitalized patients in a mid-stage clinical trial. The companies now plan to test molnupiravir in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a Phase 3 trial, with plans to file for emergency authorization in the second half of the year. They are also planning to see if the experimental therapy works for post-exposure prophylaxis. In a separate news release, Merck said it is discontinuing MK-7110 as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, saying that the Food and Drug Administration's request for additional clinical information would push the launch into 2022. "Merck is now focusing its efforts on advancing molnupiravir, which, as an oral medicine for outpatient use, represents a promising potential new approach, and on accelerating production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine," Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer for Merck Research Laboratories, said in the release. Merck's stock has gained 6.6% since the start of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 9.8%.

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Oil futures up 4 sessions in a row
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:37:10 GMT

Oil futures climbed Thursday to tally a fourth session gain in a row. A higher forecast for global oil demand from the International Energy Agency and recent data from the Energy Information Administration showing a third straight weekly decline in U.S. crude inventories continued to provide support for prices. Traders also eyed the latest talks on the Iran nuclear deal. May West Texas Intermediate crude rose 31 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $63.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after climbing 4.9% on Wednesday. Prices for the front-month contract logged another finish at their highest since March 17, FactSet data show.

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Bank ETFs tumble even as earnings come in strong
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:58:19 GMT

Exchange-traded funds tracking the banking sector fell Thursday even as big banks reported quarterly results that blew away analyst expectations. The broad Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund lost 0.5% midday Thursday, while funds more focused on banks were down more sharply: the Invesco KBW Bank ETF slid 1.7% and the First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF was off 1.2%. Shares of JPMorgan Chase , which reported on Wednesday, were flat, but Citigroup Inc. and Well Fargo & Company both lost 0.7%.

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Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:07:51 GMT
The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.
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The Moneyist: After a disagreement, my aunt took over as my grandmother’s power of attorney and executor of my grandfather’s $1.3 million estate. Should I retaliate?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:03:00 GMT
’I knew nothing of this until a chance meeting today with a family member’

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The Moneyist: My mother is dying of cancer. My stepfather told me that she made a will. When is a good time to ask her about it?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:35:49 GMT
‘Obviously, I don’t want to sound greedy, but I feel as though this is important information for me and the rest of my family to know.’

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Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:42:03 +0000

When a democratic socialist slate won in March, establishment staffers rushed to drain party funds. Now the new staff has raised it back — and then some.

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Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come

Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens and yoga mats made from carbon drawn out of thin air.

In addition, the exhibition – Our Future Planet – will showcase prototypes of the gas-harvesting machines that can provide this carbon. They include the Lackner artificial tree which mirrors the actions of living plants by breathing in carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. This Heath Robinson-like device – made up of dangling panels of carbon-absorbing material – was built by Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University and will be the first to be displayed in Britain.

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Caterpillar wars: time to pick sides in battle of Colin v Cuthbert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

M&S and Aldi are at loggerheads over a cake. What’s at stake and what’s behind Britain’s love affair with the confection?

Colin the Caterpillar first darkened M&S’s shelves in the autumn of 1990, mere weeks before Margaret Thatcher stood down as prime minister. It’s too simple to put the timing down to coincidence. The symbolism was obvious. Here was an anthropomorphic chocolate sponge log ready to hold the nation’s hand through the coming decade. The lady wasn’t for turning; the new guy wasn’t for turning into a butterfly. In a confusing and fast-changing Britain, Colin has been a continuity figure.

The stubbornly larval national icon has been at the centre of a row this week. On Thursday it was reported that M&S had lodged a legal complaint against its discount rival, Aldi, whose “Cuthbert the Caterpillar”, it claims, besmirches Colin’s good name. It’s sad to see Colin dragged through the mud like this, but he has always been a quietly provocative figure.

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‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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Promising Young Woman review – Carey Mulligan’s avenging angel burns bright
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT

As a medical school dropout spiralling between grief, rage and revenge, Mulligan takes Emerald Fennell’s stylish if oddly dated Oscar contender to the next level

It’s stingingly timely material. Thematically, Emerald Fennell’s feature debut, Promising Young Woman, could have been distilled from pure pain, an amalgamation of the countless rape culture testimonies on sites such as Everyone’s Invited. But tonally, with its extravagantly arched eyebrow and lacquered manicure of irony, this film feels oddly dated – a couple of decades out of step with current sensibilities. Were it not for Carey Mulligan’s Cassandra, an avenging angel in bubblegum-pink lip gloss, the picture may well have toppled off its stripper heels long before it got to stomp into its divisive shocker of a final act. Mulligan’s withering disdain is a thing of beauty. If anyone wins prizes for this liberally and generously nominated film – it has five Oscar nods, including best picture and best director, and scored six Bafta nominations, winning two – it should be her.

And for a while at least, the writing matches the quality of her performance. The film’s opening is a DayGlo blast of righteous catharsis. We meet Cassie blurry with booze, slumped across a banquette in the kind of bar where the alpha-bro afterwork crew go to toast themselves. She’s a beautiful wreck, the skirt of her business suit bunched up, hair and life unravelling. Three brash guys eye her hungrily, but it’s the most seemingly decent of them (Adam Brody) who approaches, with the offer to see her home safely. But danger comes in all shapes and sizes, and the next thing we know, the “nice guy” is plying her with emetic-pink kumquat liqueur and manhandling her on to his bed.

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David Cameron and the Greensill scandal is just the tip of the fatberg | Andrew Rawnsley
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT
The ethics of government need a deep clean. That’s not likely to happen when Boris Johnson is prime minister

It is in danger of becoming received wisdom that the Greensill affair is an example of “Tory sleaze” similar to that which polluted the party’s reputation in the late 1990s. They do not compare. I had a ringside seat for the seedy death throes of John Major’s government. The scandals of those years mainly involved hitherto obscure politicians being caught with their peckers out or their snouts in the trough. The tabloids discovered various Conservative MPs in bed with people who were not their wives, often a career-busting transgression then, but now so accepted that Boris Johnson can be prime minister. There were also some notorious cases of Tory backbenchers taking undeclared payments – “cash for questions” – to promote business interests in parliament. This swelled the public’s feeling that the Conservatives had been corrupted by a long stretch in power and contributed to their landslide defeat at the 1997 election, but none of it threw into question the integrity of government itself.

The Greensill affair is several orders of magnitude more serious. A former prime minister is at the heart of this scandal that points to something rotten about how we are governed and is now embroiling not just politicians, but also the civil service.

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Boeing board under pressure as families of 737 Max crash victims push reform at the top
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:02 GMT

More directors could be pushed off next week as aerospace firm tries to recover its reputation after 737 Max problems and Covid downturn

Two more top-level directors could be ousted from Boeing’s board of directors next week as family members of the victims of two fatal crashes of its 737 Max jets join shareholders to push for further high-level reforms at the aerospace giant.

Related: Denver plane engine fire consistent with metal fatigue in fan blade, say investigators

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Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs Charles Geschke dies at age 81
2021-04-18T05:41:39+00:00
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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s sanctions on Russia | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:15:54 GMT

The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy

In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.

Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

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The Observer view on the lobbying scandal engulfing the government | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Politicians will continue to line their pockets until a ministerial code is strictly enforced and breaches are punished

When David Cameron predicted in 2010 that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”, he could not have envisaged that a decade later he would be at the heart of it. But that is exactly where he is: a former prime minister who has traded his time in public office to accept a lucrative role at now-collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital, lobbying former colleagues for access to government schemes that would have helped protect his financial interests in the company.

Related: Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs

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Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81
2021-04-18T01:22:19+00:00
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Serco brazens out Covid calamity as the profits roll in
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:05:47 GMT

Despite the firm’s test and trace failings, boss Rupert Soames’s £4.9m package is set to be approved by well-rewarded investors

What do you do when your company finds itself at the centre of a controversy? Some companies draw up delicately worded apologies or at least look for convenient scapegoats, but Serco has taken the more traditional approach during the pandemic: stick to your position and insist there’s nothing to see here.

The outsourcing company will be winning no popularity prizes any time soon, not least because of its role in the UK’s expensive test-and-trace programme. The National Audit Office said there was no evidence the £22bn programme had reduced rates of Covid-19 in England.

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The Zurich students living cheaply in a luxury hotel
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:00:46 GMT
Students in one of the world's most expensive cities get stunning views of Zurich in a former business hotel.
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Swiss billionaire backs out of offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:51:25 EDT
Maryland business executive Stewart Bainum Jr. is still interested in making an offer.
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Act now on sleaze crisis or lose red wall votes, Boris Johnson warned
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:22:42 GMT

Prime minister ‘will lose trust of ex-Labour supporters’ over Cameron lobbying scandal, leading Tory Sir Bernard Jenkin says

Boris Johnson will lose the trust of former Labour voters who helped put him in Downing Street unless he tackles the burgeoning sleaze crisis now threatening to engulf his government and the Whitehall machine, a leading Tory says today.

The warning from Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the powerful Commons liaison committee, is evidence of mounting concern in Conservative ranks about the potential electoral damage to the Tory party, particularly in so called “red wall” seats, from any further revelations like the David Cameron lobbying scandal.

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US regulators warn Peloton users to stop using treadmill after child death
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:35:07 GMT

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the machine

Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the Tread+ treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

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How one founder build a startup around compassion and care facilitated by AI
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:37:46 +0000
In the second episode of our new podcast Found, our guest is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based out of Toronto that has its roots in the game industry, but that is taking a radically different approach to designing interactive experiences based on a historically-overlooked motivating paradigm […]
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SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in hot seat
2021-04-17T15:02:11+00:00
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Landmark UK department stores at risk as Covid changes city centres
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:38:47 GMT

Locally beloved buildings, from 1930s classics to brutalist edifices, are facing developers’ wrecking balls

Campaigners are organising themselves to prevent the destruction of historic department store buildings around the country, from fantastical brutalist structures to sleek 1930s edifices.

The Twentieth Century Society is taking action against the destruction or redesign of seven sites, and has concerns about the future of another 23 threatened by the reinvention of town centres following the pandemic and the shift to online shopping.

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‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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Cinema and big event organisers targeted by extreme anti-vax activists
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:39:09 GMT
Large events are going ahead this weekend as part of trials to reopen the economy, but some are receiving hate for participating.
Match ID: 99 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
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Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:26 +0000
A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done.
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The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:15 GMT

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.

Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

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AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:24:27 +0000
You’ll need to prick up your ears for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice. The startup behind the “uncanny valley” […]
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Dogecoin has risen 400 percent in the last week because why not
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:56:21 +0000
Dogecoin rallied after Elon Musk tweeted a photo of "Doge Barking at the Moon."
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Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:50:12 +0000
Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
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Enterprise security attackers are one password away from your worst day
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:20:01 +0000
IT organizations must shift their enterprise security strategy to detect credential-based attacks before they become a problem.
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Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption becomes the next target of the culture wars
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:40:06 EDT
Republicans say businesses should stay out of politics – but baseball and politics have always been intertwined.
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Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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NPD: PlayStation 5’s first 5 months are best ever for a US console launch
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:21:15 +0000
Last month, PS5 throne was solely on "dollars" basis. Current Switch sales still lead.
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Microsoft Is Big Tech’s Fifth Horseman
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: Bill Gates’ departure, post-jab symptoms, and a new era for cryptocurrency.
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Thousands urged to sue Facebook in mass action over leaked data
2021-04-16T11:16:20+00:00
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Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

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Match ID: 111 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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The Georgia Voting Law and the End of the New South
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:29:13 +0000
Republican state legislators once were allies of the business establishment. Now they seem to have little use for it.
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Boeing’s Autonomous Fighter Jet Will Fly Over the Australian Outback
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Robotic aircraft will accompany human-piloted planes, adding firepower and thwarting enemy attacks
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D.I.Y. Fixes for Your Broken Dreams
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Did you want to be famous for some reason? Earn a shit ton of money? Travel the world?
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Pub owners and workers: how has the first week of reopening been for you?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:06:00 GMT

We would like to hear from pub owners and workers in England about their first week of reopening

The reopening of pubs in England on 12 April saw people having a drink in outdoor spaces and supporting their local businesses.

We would like to hear from pub owners and workers on how the first week has been. What is your most memorable moment?

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Help! Am I Oversharing With My Colleagues?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:49:49 +0000
How does a manager strike the balance between honesty and spilling too many secrets?
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Is Silicon Valley Dead? Not According to Venture Dollars
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
In a record quarter for VC funding, California still takes the cake—further evidence that reports of the region’s demise are greatly exaggerated.
Match ID: 117 Score: 17.14 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
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Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:41:09 +0000

The details of the blackout at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility are scattered — but intriguing.

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The Journalist and the Whistleblower
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:38:23 +0000

As the government attacks press freedom, reporters must consider their responsibility to sources — and each other.

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Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The company plans to buy Nuance, a speech-recognition firm that grasps the specialized language of medicine—tech that won’t be easy for others to replicate.
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DARPA Prepares for the Subterranean Challenge Final
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:44:00 GMT
Three years of underground robotics competitions culminate in a final event in September with $5 million in prize money
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'I put those goggles on and just fell in love'
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:06:45 GMT
Drones capable of 90mph are being raced in a league which supporters say is close to the big time.
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
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FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
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It’s not what you earn, but what your parents have that truly counts | Torsten Bell
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:30:01 GMT
Income inequality pales into insignificance when increasingly fat inheritances are taken into account

Our parents aren’t just ageing, they’re growing more important to us. Financially, that is. They increasingly determine not just our childhoods but how wealthy our adulthoods are. Lots of research shows parents’ income or education affect our earnings and the rich literally buy their children’s education.

New work from the London School of Economics shows that whether your parents were homeowners became more important between 2000 and 2015 in determining whether you managed to get on to the property ladder. Resolution Foundation research found that, in the 1990s, 30-year-olds whose parents had property were twice as likely to be homeowners as those whose parents did not, but from the mid-2000s they were three times as likely.

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I’ve worked for two billionaires. Here’s my advice for rich people who want to buy a newspaper.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:45:00 EDT
As wealthy maybe-benefactors eye our struggling industry, let’s hope they enter with eyes open.
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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Would you wear 'Iron Man' body armour?
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:00:15 GMT
The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.
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Zombie Satellites Return From the Graveyard
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Mission Extension Vehicles give dead spacecraft a new lease on life
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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The Tell: Women money managers have an edge over men during the pandemic of 2020. Thank tech stocks for that
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:18:14 GMT
Here’s how female fund managers have topped their male counterparts this year.

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Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
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SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Amazon’s Project Kuiper is More Than the Company’s Response to SpaceX
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Amazon Web Services and Blue Origin could mean the satellite constellation becomes part of a larger ecosystem
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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:49:51 GMT
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
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Australian Team Running Its Own DARPA-Style Cave Challenge to Test Robots
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:12:00 GMT
In preparation for the DARPA SubT finals, Team CSIRO Data 61 has found a cave to test its robots
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold

How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
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AI Seeks ET: Machine Learning Powers Hunt for Life in the Solar System
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA team pioneers AI algorithm to help Mars rover and Titan drone drill for astrobiological evidence
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Wiggly Wheels Could Help Keep Rovers From Dying on Mars
Wed, 13 May 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Unconventional gaits keep this rover from getting stuck in tough terrain
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U.S. Commercial Drone Deliveries Will Finally Be a Thing in 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Practical commercial deliveries will take off, albeit with intense regulatory scrutiny
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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Pressure to procreate: inside Hungary’s baby drive – video
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:22:38 GMT

Hungary has one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, is spending significant money trying to convince young people to have babies. Leah Green and Ekaterina Ochagavia visit Budapest, where they meet three women of similar age and with very different outlooks on the country’s parenting drive

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FA Center: This mutual fund may have cracked the ‘Buffett Code’ — Berkshire Hathaway’s secret sauce
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:28:00 GMT
AQR’s research-based focus on ‘cheap, safe stocks’ anchors its Large Cap Defensive Style Fund.

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FA Center: This 50-year-old Vanguard mutual fund is holding its own against younger rivals
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:44:58 GMT
Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund shows how a blended stock/bond portfolio can make investors money.

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Mark Hulbert: 4 safe and inflation-beating ways to beat those sinking yields on money-market funds
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 16:35:04 GMT
These low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your money, writes Mark Hulbert.

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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
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Explainomics: How to build an investment portfolio that supports racial justice
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:38:54 GMT
Measuring the social impact of your stocks and bonds is not always easy, but there are still many tools to help you promote racial equity with your investments.

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U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
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Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
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The Battery Design Smarts Behind Rolls Royce’s Ultrafast Electric Airplane
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT
Emulating racing aircraft yielded the most energy-dense aviation battery pack yet
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Stocks to Watch: DuPont, Nike, KB Home are stocks to watch
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:48:27 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are DuPont, Nike, and KB Home.

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Stocks to Watch: Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, Nike are stocks to watch
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:30:24 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, and Nike.

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Stocks to Watch: Google, Barnes & Noble are stocks to watch Wednesday
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:17:02 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble Inc.

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Stocks to Watch: Wisconsin Energy, Oracle, GE are stocks to watch
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:42:35 GMT
Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may all see active trading after deals, or talk of deals.

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Stocks to Watch: Stocks to watch: Oracle, Smith & Wesson, Family Dollar
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:33 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar.

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Stocks to Watch: BlackBerry, Oracle, Kroger are stocks to watch
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:01:11 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are BlackBerry, Oracle, and Kroger.

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Stocks to Watch: FedEx, Jabil, Red Hat are stocks to watch
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:30:21 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are FedEx, Jabil Circuit, and Red Hat.

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Stocks to Watch: Covidien, Medtronic, are stocks to watch
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:05:28 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Covidien, Medtronic and Layne Christensen and Korn/Ferry International.

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Stocks to Watch: Intel, Finisar are Friday’s stocks to watch
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:05:24 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trading in Friday’s session are Intel and Finisar.

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Stocks to Watch: Lululemon, Finisar, Target are stocks to watch
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:24:41 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Lululemon Athletica, Finisar, and Target.

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City drivers 'should think twice' before buying SUVs
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:01:05 GMT
The boss of the RAC Foundation says drivers in urban areas should consider which car is most appropriate.
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Biden’s spending plans collide with a resurgent U.S. economy
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:08:24 EST
The numbers signal the U.S. is well on its way toward a revival, one that’s widely expected to reach record levels of growth later this year.
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The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Be a First for Humankind
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The biggest challenge for a multi-mission robotic lift-off from an alien planet: It must work right the first time
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‘Crazy things happen’: Biden’s next spending spree fuels a fight over risks
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:30:03 EST
The president’s team is preparing a $3 trillion spending proposal to power through Congress. They’re betting markets and the economy will cooperate long enough to pass it.
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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
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Black workers, hammered by pandemic, now being left behind in recovery
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:55:09 EST
Structural inequities in the U.S. labor market that have affected Black and Hispanic workers' ability to advance out of low-paying jobs, as well as discrimination in hiring practices, are also likely having an effect.
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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:58 EST
NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.
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Test and measurement solutions & how to control test equipment remotely, while respecting social-distancing.
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Introducing Social-Distanced Testing to Space Industry
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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Should the DoD’s Tech Professionals Work From Home—Permanently?
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:24:00 GMT
The Defense Innovation Board recommends continuing remote work beyond the pandemic, at home and in a nationwide network of coworking spaces
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
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China to Launch Space Mining Bot
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources
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NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:36 EDT
NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.
Match ID: 180 Score: 2.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 291 days
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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NASA Funds Project for Spacecraft That Make Their Own Landing Pads
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Landers that generate their own pads as they touch down would mean faster, cheaper, and safer planetary exploration
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Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
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Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
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Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
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No Job Is Too Small for Compact Geostationary Satellites
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Astranis and GapSat will launch GEO smallsats in 2020 and 2021 to fill gaps in satellite coverage
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3D-Printed Thruster Boosts Range of CubeSat Applications
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:16:00 GMT
Inexpensive and accessible electrical propulsion could be a boon for satellite-based Internet and Earth observing networks
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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
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3 bright, flavorful menus for spring brunches at home
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:15 EDT
These sweet and savory brunch recipes are just the thing for a laid-back weekend morning (or afternoon).
Match ID: 0 Score: 50.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Caterpillar wars: time to pick sides in battle of Colin v Cuthbert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

M&S and Aldi are at loggerheads over a cake. What’s at stake and what’s behind Britain’s love affair with the confection?

Colin the Caterpillar first darkened M&S’s shelves in the autumn of 1990, mere weeks before Margaret Thatcher stood down as prime minister. It’s too simple to put the timing down to coincidence. The symbolism was obvious. Here was an anthropomorphic chocolate sponge log ready to hold the nation’s hand through the coming decade. The lady wasn’t for turning; the new guy wasn’t for turning into a butterfly. In a confusing and fast-changing Britain, Colin has been a continuity figure.

The stubbornly larval national icon has been at the centre of a row this week. On Thursday it was reported that M&S had lodged a legal complaint against its discount rival, Aldi, whose “Cuthbert the Caterpillar”, it claims, besmirches Colin’s good name. It’s sad to see Colin dragged through the mud like this, but he has always been a quietly provocative figure.

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Comforting treats after a night of TV terror
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:04 GMT

When the world seems a little too scary, reach for the chocolate boxes

I was in need of comfort this week. I’d been binge-watching The Terror on BBC iPlayer: the dramatic retelling of the Franklin expedition to discover the Northwest Passage that set sail on two ships (one called HMS Terror) in 1845 with 129 men on board. Every man perished in circumstances that have never fully been explained. It is brilliant but brutal (don’t watch with children), leaving me in a state of confusion.

Dark 70% chocolate wasn’t going to do anything for me so I reached into my testing box for some Soma dark milk. A reader told me, some time ago, about Soma Old School, which they described as like a fabulous Flake (it’s not currently made, so don’t go looking for it). Soma is a chocolatier based in Toronto (lucky you if you live there, as you also have Courage My Love, the best vintage shop in the world). I tried two of Soma’s 55% milk bars: the Creole Gardens (Haiti) and Vanua (Fiji) – both £10.95 (65g) from Cocoa Runners. Super creamy, there wasn’t much to pick between them, so if you covet a really fine dark milk treat do look at their beautiful bars.

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AJ Tracey: Flu Game review – a confident slam dunk
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:03 GMT

(Revenge)
Ladbroke Grove meets the NFL as the London rap star eyes the US market on a basketball-inspired album of nonstop bangers

West London rapper AJ Tracey’s ambitious second studio album doesn’t just nod to the pandemic; it references a 1997 NBA game when a visibly unwell Michael Jordan overcame food poisoning to help the Chicago Bulls to victory. Tracey is also digging deep to triumph over the odds, the title implies, with a US audience in his sights on this “sophomore” album.

What follows is a three-pointer taken with poise and verve. Despite the many basketball references – tracks like Draft Pick, Kukoč and Eurostep – plus the presence of US guests such as T-Pain and Kehlani, Tracey’s output remains reassuringly hyperlocal, not diluting his flows but rather taking plenty of familiar UK specifics international. West Ten, his terrific garage-revival hit with Mabel, is most obviously sited in Ladbroke Grove, but granular references to Tracey’s “opps”, upmarket restaurants and Vimto also litter these confident, irresistibly rhythmic verses.

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Nigella Lawson: ‘I can be ecstatically happy with just bread and cheese’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:03 GMT

In an exchange of emails for Observer Food Monthly’s 20th anniversary, the broadcaster and writer explains how Twitter helped her through lockdown and what she eats on a night off

What were you doing 20 years ago this month?
I’m afraid I have only a rather muddled memory of that time. My husband, John Diamond, who’d had his cancer diagnosed in March 1997, had died in March 2001, and consequently all I can remember of this time 20 years ago, is feeling dazed, and mainlining bagels and cream cheese from Panzer’s. I know I’d been filming (and this must have been for the second series of Nigella Bites) as I had – ridiculous as it now seems – just a week off in the middle of it, and my one acute memory is feeling painfully aware that the herbs we had back of shot when John had died were still alive and flourishing when I resumed. I suspect most of April, once the series had been finished, was spent taking the children, who were then four and six, to school then going back under the duvet until it was time to collect them.

What were you mostly cooking then?
I dare say none of us is impervious to fads and fashion, but my cooking seems to change mostly according to where I am in my life, and at that time I remember rolling endless meatballs – or rather, getting my children to do so, their small hands perfectly suited to the job. The pasta machine, a basic hand-cranked model, was often clamped to the kitchen table, too. My kids used to love turning the handle. Makes me feel I should reclaim it from the back of the cupboard and bring it into play again, even if I have to turn the handle myself!

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Cookbooks are great, pastry is easy…
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:55 GMT

What I learned in my year as a restaurant critic stuck at home

Won’t somebody think of the poor restaurant critics? Won’t anyone consider the plight of these hard-working, committed professionals, robbed this past year of their vital place in society? Week after week pre-pandemic, we pulled up to a thickly clothed table, ordered potentially nice things to eat at somebody else’s expense, and then returned to our desks to write sharply honed accounts of the great risks we had taken, carefully larded and barded with the most elegant of knob gags. Can’t at least a few of you take to your doorsteps to bang a pan? No? Oh.

I’ll level with you. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve attempted to check my privilege, really I have

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Grocery Delivery Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize
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Nil-by-mouth foodie: The chef who will never eat again
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:56:18 GMT
Loretta Harmes hasn't eaten or tasted food for six years, but she hasn't lost her passion for cooking.
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‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
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BrandProject expands beyond the studio model with a new $43M fund
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:12:38 +0000
BrandProject — a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised $43 million for what it says is its first traditional venture fund. Founded by Andrew Black, who previously co-founded Virgin Mobile […]
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The pandemic bubble may be starting to burst. Celebrate with bubbles all under $20.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
RECOMMENDED | Delightful sparklers from France, Italy, Spain and Texas. Yes, Texas.
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Reservations, contact tracing and social distance: What to expect at reopened wineries
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:11 EDT
As we return to wineries for tastings, what can we expect to be the new normal?
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Peas please! Shelling, snow and snap are at their peak
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:08 EDT
With the welcoming of fresh pea season, here's what you need to know about how to make the most of the bounty.
Match ID: 14 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Pelmeni and Beyond at Dacha 46
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The married chefs Trina and Jessica Quinn deftly cut through misconceptions about Eastern European food with menus that span centuries, across countries and cultures.
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Merck scraps two treatments for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, will focus on antiviral for non-hospitalized patients
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:48:22 GMT

Shares of Merck & Co. were up 0.1% in premarket trading on Thursday after the drug company said the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment it is developing with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics did not help hospitalized patients in a mid-stage clinical trial. The companies now plan to test molnupiravir in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a Phase 3 trial, with plans to file for emergency authorization in the second half of the year. They are also planning to see if the experimental therapy works for post-exposure prophylaxis. In a separate news release, Merck said it is discontinuing MK-7110 as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, saying that the Food and Drug Administration's request for additional clinical information would push the launch into 2022. "Merck is now focusing its efforts on advancing molnupiravir, which, as an oral medicine for outpatient use, represents a promising potential new approach, and on accelerating production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine," Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer for Merck Research Laboratories, said in the release. Merck's stock has gained 6.6% since the start of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 9.8%.

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This Coffee Brewer Uses a Vacuum to Make a Delicious Cup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
This innovative brewer uses a vacuum pump to filter your coffee, resulting in a cleaner, less bitter cup.
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Nigella Lawson Wants to Talk to People
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:27:19 +0000
The writer and TV star on privacy, performance, and cooking for one.
Match ID: 18 Score: 25.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 19 Score: 25.71 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
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How Many Homes Could You Power With Free Doughnuts?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Should you get a COVID vaccine? Yes, it will protect you AND protect others to help us move past this pandemic so we can get back to a more normal life. But wait! If you get vaccinated, you can also get a doughnut! At least that's the deal that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering. Once you get your vaccine, you get a doughnut. Oh, it's not just one doughnut—it's one doughnut every day. That's a lot of doughnuts. OK, so how about some physics estimations to go along with your tasty doughnut? Let's say that all the Americans that have a COVID vaccine get (and eat) one doughnut a day. Of course eating food gives you energy to do stuff—that's how food works. So, suppose that all these humans eat their doughnut and then use the extra energy to peddle a stationary bike. All of these bikes are then connected to generators so that they feed into the power grid. What kind of power output would this produce? The first thing we need is the number of doughnuts a day. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 63 million Americans have been fully vaccinated so far (as of April 7 2021). Oh, don't worry too much about the numbers—I'm going to do all my calculations in python so that you can change the values if that makes you happy. I'm also going to assume that all these people get their doughnut—every day. Next, I need to know the amount of energy per doughnut. According to Krispy Kreme's site, a plain glazed doughnut is 190 Calories. But what the heck is a Calorie? Well, [the original calorie was created to describe changes in thermal energy for different substance](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calories. Then, later people used it to measure the amount of chemical energy your body can get from eating food. However, there is a problem. For some reason, all food labels list stuff in Calories—but these are really kilocalories. So, that doughnut has 190,000 calories. I guess it just sounds like it's too big of a number for people to consider eating. There is another unit of energy—the joule. Since this is the preferred unit of energy for physicists, I'm going to use it. To convert between units, 1 calorie is equal to 4.184 joules. But what does this have to do with your everyday life? Let's consider something you might do without too much effort. Suppose you have a textbook on the floor and you pick it up to put it on a table. Since you are exerting a force on the book over some distance, you have to change the gravitational potential energy of that book. The change in gravitational potential energy is equal to the mass of the book (about 1 kilogram) multiplied by the local gravitational field (g = 9.8 N/kg) and then multiplied by the change in height (about 1 meter). This will give a change in energy of about 10 joules. So that gives you a rough feeling for the amount of energy in a joule. But what about power? Power is the rate of energy change. It tells you how fast you use energy. As an equation, it looks like this: defpower In this expression, if ΔE is the change in energy in units of joules and Δt is the time interval in seconds then the power will be in units of watts. We are almost ready to calculate the vaccine doughnut power. We just need one more estimation—the efficiency. When a human eats a doughnut, only some of the chemical energy goes all the way into useful energy. Also, with a stationary bike generator some of the energy the human uses to push the pedals also goes into heating up some of the moving parts. In the end, only a percentage of the energy goes into electrical energy. This percentage is the efficiency. I'm just going to make a rough guess that the process of doughnut eating to electrical energy is 25 percent efficient. That's it. I just need to take the number of doughnuts per day and convert that energy to joules and then divide by the length of a day (in seconds). Oh, and multiply by the efficiency. Here's what I get. Note: this is actual python code. You can see my calculations and even change them if you like. pythonpower You can see that for each human, it's just a measly 2 watts of power. That's around the power output for a smart phone (power values vary based on use). However, once you include all the vaccinated people we get up to 144 Megawatts. In 2019, the average household power was about 1200 watts. That means that you could use all these doughnuts to run 120 thousand homes. Oh, AND you get vaccinated—that's a win. More Great WIRED Stories 📩 The latest on tech, science, and more: Get our newsletters! When the boss of all dating apps met the pandemic Get moving with our favorite fitness apps and services Why covering canals with solar panels is a power move How to keep nearby strangers from sending you files Help! 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Match ID: 20 Score: 21.43 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days
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Contained confinement
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:01:00 +0200
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.

The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick routinely takes. The units on the right are part of the summer camp, during which researchers sleep in tents. 

Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, Antarctica also provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is a little easier to access than space.

Part of the 17th crew to spend an entire year at one of the most remote bases in the world, Nick and 11 other crew members have taken up the adventurous challenge in the backdrop of a pandemic to continue important research that is furthering space exploration.

Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, Concordia is a collaboration between the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic programme, and is one of only three bases that is inhabited all year long. 

As well as offering around nine months of complete isolation, Concordia’s location at 3233 m altitude means the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia – lack of oxygen in the brain.

During the Antarctic winter, the crew of up to 15 people also endure four months of complete darkness: the sun disappears from May and is not seen again until late August.

Temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, with a yearly average of –50°C. The temperature at the time of this image was -65°C, with wind chill at about -80°C. To put this cold into perspective, it was so cold that the camera battery died within ten minutes. 

As a station set in Earth’s harshest space, Concordia is an ideal stand-in for studying the human psychological and physiological effects of extreme cold, isolation and darkness. For the rest of the year, Nick is poking and prodding the crew for samples to study changes in mood, immune systems, blood cells, and gut health.

Follow his adventures on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.


Match ID: 21 Score: 4.29 source: www.esa.int age: 8 days
qualifiers: 4.29 food

A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
Match ID: 22 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
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The taste of sunny days: what makes cider the drink of British summer?
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:18:25 GMT

For food writer Suzy Pope, summer brings with it walks to the beach and picnics in the park – but whatever the occasion, a sip of cider makes it all the sweeter

As the weather turns balmy and folk meander to open spaces for some much-needed vitamin D, my mind leaves the warming hum of a smoky whisky behind and craves something cold and dripping with condensation. Every summer, I start drinking cider – and I’m not alone. What is it about the zingy, apple-based drink that sends the saliva glands into overdrive as soon as the sun comes out?

Before I was a food and drink writer, I was a student. I didn’t think about the terroir of grape-growing, the nose of whisky or what wine to pair with raw tilapia. On sunny days, I just thought about the most enjoyable way to quench my thirst. Now, the clank of a metal bottle opener and the hiss of a cold Thatchers Cider opening is enough to bring me back to the Meadows in Edinburgh, for a post-lecture picnic with friends. Stretched out on the grass as the rays warm my skin, the air is filled with the smoky smell of barbecue.

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Match ID: 23 Score: 4.29 source: www.theguardian.com age: 19 days
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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 24 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 24 days
qualifiers: 4.29 food

Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Video: 00:04:14

English Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.

 In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.

Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.

Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.

German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness

ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".

In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.

Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.

Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.


Match ID: 25 Score: 4.29 source: www.esa.int age: 89 days
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 26 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
Match ID: 27 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 508 days
qualifiers: 4.29 food

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