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General Motors, LG Corp. unveil $2.3B plan for electric battery plant in Ohio

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General Motors announced a new joint venture Thursday with South Korean conglomerate LG to produce battery cells for electric vehicles, a move the automaker said will mean more than...

Watch: Adam Levine pranks drivers with Maroon 5 tickets

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Adam Levine dressed up as a meter man to prank drivers in Los Angeles and hand them tickets to a Maroon 5 concert on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Weekly U.S. jobless claims come in well below expectations at 203,000

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U.S. jobless claims dropped to a surprisingly low level in weekly figures released Thursday, giving a boost to sentiment that the labor market remains strong despite a slowing global economy.

Nova Scotia to become first province to ban sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and juices

1 week ago from CBC: Health

As of April 1, it will be illegal to sell flavoured e-cigarettes and juices in Nova Scotia, making it the first province to announce a full flavour ban, according to...

Incumbent CEOs working with new CFOs earn 10% more money

1 week ago from Science Blog

It pays to be the boss. According to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, it pays even more to be an incumbent CEO working with a newly...

Conferring leaf rust resistance in cereal crops

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Genes have been identified that confer resistance to multiple leaf rust species in barley. The findings by an international team, led by KAUST researchers, could transform the breeding of durable...

U.S., South Korea end defense burden talks without agreement

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The fourth round of negotiations over defense burden sharing between the United States and South Korea ended without a major agreement, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.

Accessible work placements support equity and diversity in engineering

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Social capital, financial status and personal circumstances can impact engineering work placement experiences, leaving some students at a disadvantage, according to new research led by the University of Technology Sydney...

Transition to renewable energy needs to consider global threat to species

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study has shown the extent to which countries drive biodiversity loss overseas through their demand for electric power. For some countries more than half of the impact on...

Extreme movements in option prices are not associated with the content of news announcements

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A new study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London has found that extreme movements in option prices are not associated with the content of news announcements per...

United CEO Oscar Munoz to leave post in May, will be replaced by Scott Kirby

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United Airlines announced a leadership change Thursday, saying CEO Oscar Munoz will leave the post in May and will be replaced by President Scott Kirby.

'Taylor Swift: Miss Americana' documentary coming to Netflix

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"Taylor Swift: Miss Americana," a "raw and emotionally revealing film" about singer Taylor Swift, will premiere on Netflix in early 2020.

In photos: 2019 Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

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Thousands of spectators turned out for the 87th annual lighting of the Christmas tree at New York's Rockefeller Center on December 5, 2019. The 77-foot tall, 46-wide Norway spruce was...

Gene expression regulation in Chinese cabbage illuminated

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Doctoral student Ayasha Akter (Kobe University's Graduate School of Agricultural Science) and technical staff member Satoshi Takahashi (from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science) have revealed the important role...

National strike against pension reform cripples services in France

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Hundreds of labor protests involving thousands of workers crippled services in France Thursday in a broad-based national strike that opposes planned pension reforms that push people to work longer before...

Huawei sues FCC in bid to fight off U.S. restrictions

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Huawei said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Communications Committee, in an effort to rollback the agency's restrictions on the Chinese telecommunications company.

Watch live: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi updates impeachment status

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will give a status update Thursday morning about the chamber's impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, her office said.

New record set for cracking encryption keys

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

An international team of computer scientists had set a new record for two of the most important computational problems that are the basis for nearly all of the public-key cryptography...

A robot and software make it easier to create advanced materials

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A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health.

National strike cripples services in France to oppose pension reforms

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Hundreds of labor protests involving thousands of workers crippled services in France Thursday, in a broad-based national strike that opposes planned pension reforms that push citizens to work longer before...

5G from Space Won't Solve All Slow Internet Problems, Analysts Warn

1 week ago from Space.com

New phones will get faster internet than ever before thanks to improved 5G technology, but don't expect to get blazing-quick speed overnight, a panel of analysts warned.

West Van police spokesman goes public after cyber thieves try to drain his bank account

Const. Kevin Goodmurphy was able to thwart an attempt to steal thousands of dollars after his personal cell phone number was ported to a device controlled by criminals.

50 years ago, income inequality was severe in the U.S. It still is

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Trends in inequality, Science News, December 6, 1969 — The share of the total national income going to the poorest 20 percent of the [United States] has increased very little in the...

High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Fire protection and optical engineers at Sandia National Laboratories are using high-speed cameras and advanced algorithms, imaging and analytic methods to understand these dangerous arc faults between two conductors, such...

2019 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

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Thousands were on hand Wednesday in New York City's Rockefeller Center for the 87th annual lighting of the Christmas tree, which was decorated with more than 50,000 lights.

Carrie-Anne Moss plays 'momager' in Season 2 of 'Tell Me a Story'

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The new season of "Tell Me A Story" reimagines the oft-told fables "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Thousands gather for annual lighting of Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

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Thousands of people gathered in New York City's Rockefeller Center for the 87th annual lighting of the iconic Christmas tree.

3 injured, suspect dead in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

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Security forces at a military base in Hawaii responded to a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, authorities said.