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Liver Fix Thyself

How Some Liver Cells Switch Identities to Build Missing Plumbing  By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from Cincinnati Children’s and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult-to-obtain organ transplants. The team’s findings, published in the journal Nature, show that when disease ...

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Shrink Wrapping Machine Process

For business owners who are looking for a professional packaging solution at a very affordable price, investing in a shrink wrapping machine can be a great option. As a matter of fact, it is more effective and cost-effective compared to other packaging machines. And it offers efficient and high-quality finish products as well. Either way, if you are aware of ...

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NASA offers Tour of the Moon in 4K

Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, sites, and information gathered on the lunar terrain. Music Provided By Killer Tracks: “Never Looking Back” – Frederick Wiedmann. “Flying over ...

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What standard for science in court?

As Florida’s top court debates the governing standard for admission of scientific evidence in court, the spotlight has once again been thrown on the dilemma facing judges when trying to pick through multiple expert testimonies, often containing questionable and conflicting conclusions. This closely watched case hinges on the importance of ensuring high standards of admissible evidence and will impact the ...

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Facebook Deleted Zuckerberg’s Personal Messages Retroactively. No One Else Can Do That

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had some of his communications retroactively deleted at some point in the past, the social media company essentially admitted in a statement to TechCrunch. Such a benefit, even power, is not afforded to the average person, of course. Facebook introduced a feature for its proprietary Messenger app in 2016 that empowered users with the ...

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Watch: SpaceX to launch a Falcon 9 rocket to resupply the international space station

Falcon 9 launch Koreasat-5A SpaceX

SpaceX is targeting Monday, April 2 for an instantaneous launch of its fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-14) at 4:30 p.m. EDT, or 20:30 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. An instantaneous backup launch opportunity is on Tuesday, April 3 at 4:08 p.m. EDT, or 20:08 UTC. Dragon will separate from Falcon ...

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We know when the Chinese space station will enter the atmosphere, and have a decent idea of where it will splash down

update: The estimated time of re-entry was updated to reflect Aurospace.org’s new estimate as of 5:12 pm EDT 4/1/18 The out-of-control Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to enter Earth’s atmosphere and begin burning up late on Easter Sunday, and now officials have a good guess where the 8 and a half ton spacecraft will come down. According to Aerospace.org, ...

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Watch: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 mission to put Iridium satellites into orbit

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

SpaceX is targetting a 10:13 a.m. EDT launch on Friday for the Iridium-5 NEXT mission. The Falcon 9 spacecraft is carrying 10 satellites for the mission which is the 5th of 8 planned launches that will put 75 total NEXT satellites into low Earth Orbit for Iridium. Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-5 mission previously supported the Iridium-3 mission ...

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Word Document Attacks on the Rise, Malware Variants See Dramatic Increase

Hacking - User -Colin Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

Threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads according to a new report by WatchGuard Technologies. “After a full year of collecting and analyzing Firebox Feed data, we ...

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Facebook to overhaul privacy and security amid data collection scandals

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will overhaul its privacy and security settings as fallout from the Cambridge Analytica and smartphone data gathering scandals continue to cause problems for the social media behemoth with the public, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and private law firms. “The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and ...

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How The Left Turned Tech Giants Into Their Speech Police

  by Peter Hasson The Left has successfully deputized some of the world’s largest corporations into policing the speech of their political opponents. Liberals have made its corporations’ responsibility to enforce content limits on public speech by leveraging their power into advertisers and as platforms. Activists pressure advertisers — who often cave As advertisers, companies are now expected to guarantee ...

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Tesla’s Shares Free Fall As Analysts Claim The Automaker Is Nearly Insolvent

  by Chris White Tesla has less than six months to go before the electric automaker enters complete insolvency due to chronic business problems, according to one Chicago-based investment group founder. Analysts are blasting Tesla as the Silicon Valley company’s shares and bonds continue to flounder amid concerns about the safety of electric car technology. Tesla is not in financial condition ...

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Facebook Scam: You have been reported for copyright content

If you have a facebook page, you may have received an email saying that “You Have Been Reported for Copyright Content” – if it looks like what we’ve found, it is 100% definitely a scam. The email claims that a notification was sent, but when we checked our Facebook “support inbox” and regular inbox, there was nothing there. We then ...

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Astronauts Answer 50 of the Most Googled Space Questions

NASA astronauts and One Strange Rock contributors Jeffrey Hoffman, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Leland Melvin, Mae C. Jemison, Mike Massimino and Nicole Stott answer 50 of the most Googled questions about space. Does space ever end? Can birds fly in space? How much money do astronauts make??

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Federal Trade Commission confirms investigation of Facebook; stock continues downward

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) saw its share price tumble Monday morning after the Federal Trade Commission confirmed that it is investigating the social media giant for possible violations of the FTC Act. “The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of ...

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