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Germany Plans On Closing All Its Coal Plants. The Impact On Global Warming Won’t Even Be Measurable

Germany plans on closing all its coal-fired power plants over the next two decades to fight global warming. However, it’s doubtful Germany’s anti-coal effort will have any measurable impact on global warming. Germans already pay about three times more for electricity than Americans thanks to taxes and green subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has embraced a plan to phase ...

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The human factor in clean water

By Lindzi Wessel, Knowable Magazine For more than 2 billion people, safe drinking water isn’t a given. Not for them a clean, reliable supply of treated water splurting out on demand from a kitchen tap — instead, they face often long treks to wells, rivers, pools of rainwater or faucets that yield water laced with disease-transmitting feces and other contaminants. ...

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Spotify Removes All PragerU Content, Conservatives Claim Censorship

Music-streaming platform Spotify removed PragerU’s advertisements from its platform, noting that the content does not comply with the company’s editorial policies, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “Our policy team has re-reviewed the ads that you have submitted through Ad Studio and determined that the content of the ads do not comply with our editorial policies,” Spotify noted in ...

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Blue Origin Breaks Ground on New Rocket Facility in Alabama

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private space company, broke ground Friday on its new rocket engine manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama. “Alabama is a great state for aerospace manufacturing and we are proud to produce America’s next rocket engine right here in Rocket City,” Robert Meyerson, president of Blue Origin, said in a statement. The new facility, to be built in Cummings ...

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More Than 1,000 Media Jobs Were Cut In One Day. Is Facebook To Blame?

BuzzFeed is among several media outlets that laid off employees on Wednesday as experts worry that the blood bath is likely far from over. Tech expert Eric Schiffer says Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are torching digital journalism and act as a type of “rat poison for journalism jobs.”  BuzzFeed’s layoffs are causing tech experts to consider pushing ...

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Verizon and T-Mobile Top List in Latest Mobile Network Experience Report

As industry prepares for 5G, U.S. consumers see fruits of 4G investments; Verizon wins 3 awards with T-Mobile close behind and all four major operators approaching or exceeding 4G Availability milestone Verizon has claimed the top mobile network provider spot in 3 out of 5 measurement categories, according to a new report by OpenSignal. The Mobile Network Experience: USA report and results show that for ...

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Blue Origin New Shepard Successfully Flies NASA Research & Technology Payloads to Space

Blue Origin, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ private space company, demonstrated the versatility of the New Shepard system by taking 8 NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space Wednesday. This flight was dedicated to NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, an essential program for researchers providing access to microgravity for technology development. Blue supports NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and its role in perfecting technology for a ...

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Navy Submariner Explores Deepest Part of Ocean

Thousands have climbed Mount Everest, and a handful of people have walked on the moon. But reaching the deepest part of the ocean? Only three people have ever done that, and one was a U.S. Navy submariner. In the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Guam and the Philippines, lies the Marianas Trench. At 35,814 feet below sea level, its bottom is ...

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Another Headline-Grabbing Ocean Warming Study Is Full Of ‘Factual Errors And Misleading Statements,’ Scientist Says


Another major headline-grabbing climate study suggesting oceans have warmed faster than previously thought is full of “factual errors and misleading statements,” according to independent scientist Nic Lewis. Lewis challenged the climate paper’s central arguments that more recent estimates of ocean heat content (OHC) are higher than those cited in the United Nations’ 2014 climate report which vindicated climate models thought ...

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First ‘Polar Vortex’ Of 2019 Touted As Evidence Of Global Warming. It is Not


The New York Times is pushing the theory that cold snaps are becoming more frequent because of global warming. However, many scientists disagree that global warming is making U.S. winters colder. “Such claims make no sense and are inconsistent with observations and the best science,” said one scientist. Large swaths of the U.S. are experiencing the first “polar vortex” event ...

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Lawmakers Warn Of New AI Threat: ‘Deepfake’ Videos That Blur Fact And Fiction

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are worried that so-called “deepfake” videos will be the next frontier for bad actors who attempt to spread disinformation online ahead of political elections. Artificial intelligence is making it easier for people to manipulate videos in a way that blurs the lines between fact and fiction, according to tech experts and a growing number of ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-71 in Support of 
National Security

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., (Jan. 19, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a critical payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) denoted NROL-71 lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 on Jan. 19 at 11:10 a.m. PST. The mission is in support of our country’s national defense. Watch: “Congratulations to our team and mission partners for ...

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Genetics extends the long arm of the law

By Erika Check Hayden, Knowable Magazine The young woman’s body was found in a ditch in Ohio in 1981. Detectives nicknamed her “Buckskin Girl” after the fringed leather jacket she wore, and for 37 years, no one knew her real name. Then, in March 2018, the detectives got a break. Two amateur sleuths had used a new method to compare ...

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Experts Continue To Debunk WaPo’s Claim About The Shutdown And Weather Forecasts

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There’s no evidence the government shutdown is making weather forecasts less accurate, according to experts. The Washington Post reported the shutdown has impacted the accuracy of NOAA’s flagship weather model. However, NOAA and other meteorologists who fact-checked the claim found no evidence to back it up. More than 10 days ago, The Washington Post reported weather forecasts were less reliable ...

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One-Third of Americans Like, Share, or Post on Social Media More Than 10 Times Per Day

People most frequently post images on social media, followed by updates and videos. Facebook remains the top platform, but experts suggest social media marketers prepare for its influence to decline. Thirty percent (30%) of social media users interact on social media at least 10 times per day by either liking, sharing, or posting content, according to a new survey from The ...

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