The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, across the bay from San Francisco, workers are welding a massive black tube together. The tube–roughly the length of a football field–is one piece of a larger system that will set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch this summer, where it will begin collecting some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic trash brought there by ocean currents.

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Natalie Portman Breaks Silence on Refusing Israel Trip: “I Am Not Part of the BDS Movement”

Natalie Portman Breaks Silence on Refusing Israel Trip: "I Am Not Part of the BDS Movement"

"My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others," the actress wrote Friday. Natalie Portman has broken her silence on why she declined to travel to Israel in order to receive the Genesis Prize as the 2018 honoree. The Genesis Prize Foundation has since canceled this year's ceremony.

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Intel Corp. May Be Entering the Smartphone, Tablet and Wearable Chip Markets

Intel Corp. May Be Entering the Smartphone, Tablet and Wearable Chip Markets

Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) currently dominates the market for processors that go into notebook and desktop computers, but its last attempt to become a key vendor of applications processors for smartphones and tablets failed miserably. Intel also tried to enter the wearable computing market by buying smartwatch maker Basis, but that didn't seem to end well, either, as the company laid off most of the members of its wearable computing group.

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Deleting your Facebook account won’t keep it from tracking you

Deleting your Facebook account won't keep it from tracking you

The #DeleteFacebook movement has been riding high ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal got rolling, with high-profile figures like Elon Musk publicly declaring their intention to purge their good names from Facebook’s ledgers (only not really doing it, in Musk’s case). But, by Facebook’s own admission, it still has ways of tracking ex-users and non-users alike.

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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery ‘Unrelated to His Parkinsons’

Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery 'Unrelated to His Parkinsons'

Michael J. Fox has recently undergone spinal surgery and is currently recovering, according to the actor’s spokesperson. Fox, who currently has a recurring guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” “recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” his rep said in a statement. “He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer.” The reason for the surgery was not made public.

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Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says

A new study has shed more light on the revelations that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, had collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children. Published on Wednesday in the journal Molecular Autism by the medical historian Herwig Czech, the report relies on eight years of research that included the examination of previously unseen Nazi-era documents.

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North Korean Leader Says ‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests

North Korean Leader Says ‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, announced early Saturday that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or long-range missiles and would close a nuclear test site. “The nuclear test site has done its job,” Mr. Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea’s state media. Mr. Kim’s announcement came just days before a scheduled summit meeting with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea;

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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling seen by AFP Thursday. The woman argued that her "religious beliefs" prevented her from shaking hands with a senior official presiding over the citizenship ceremony in the southeastern Isere region in June 2016, as well as with a local politician.

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Nasa to make major announcement about nuclear power in space

Nasa to make major announcement about nuclear power in space

Nasa is to make a major announcement about its project to put nuclear power in space. The agency has been working on "Kilopower" – a project to use a nuclear reactor to generate clean energy on the Moon, Mars and beyond – for some time. And now it will hold a press conference to reveal the latest results from its plans to unveil a new space exploration power system, it has said.

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Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll

Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll

The trust that Russians have for President Vladimir Putin has dropped to below 50 percent since his election victory last month, according to a weekly state-run poll.

Putin won almost 77 percent of the vote on March 18, cementing his lead until 2024. Opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who was barred from running in the election, has called for nationwide protests on May 5, two days ahead of Putin’s inauguration.

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