• Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'fake news' sites
Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'fake news' sites

Unilever, the company behind brands such as Dove soap, Hellman's mayonnaise, Knorr and Lipton Tea, is now seeking to slash its advertising budget by producing fewer, lower budget commercials. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg used his new year's message to promise to rebuild users' trust by tackling the issue in 2018. "They don't care about good val...

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  • WaPo: Trump admin looking to privatize International Space Station
WaPo: Trump admin looking to privatize International Space Station

That plan is seemingly still on-target to happen as it's expected that, in a budget request to be released later today, the Trump administration will request $150 million in the fiscal year 2019 to help transition the ISS into private sector ownership.

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  • Winter Olympics organisers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at PyeongChang
Winter Olympics organisers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at PyeongChang

So those guys are clearly not Kim Jong Un and Trump. "I think North Koreans and South Koreans were all together as one family, and we come from the same root". North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-un, extended an extremely rare invitation to a foreign head of state Saturday, using the diplomatic opening created by the Olympics in South Korea ...

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  • New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth
New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth

Voyager 1's achievement lasted as long as it did because the mission crew shut off the camera shortly after capturing the Pale Blue Dot image. Considering that was an image of our own planet taken from afar, it figures that it'd probably remain the more popular and iconic of the two―humanity can be self-centered, after all, and the Kuiper Belt ...

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  • Winter Olympics on Saturday
Winter Olympics on Saturday

So those guys are clearly not Kim Jong Un and Trump. Kim Yo-jong and the North's honorary president, Kim Yong-nam, who officially led the delegation, were seen sitting next to the South Korean president on Sunday during the North Korean Samjiyon Orchestra's second concert at the National Theatre of Korea in Seoul .

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  • Self-healing e-skin to enable skin sense in robots
Self-healing e-skin to enable skin sense in robots

Jianliang Xiao, assistant professor in CU Boulder's Department of Mechanical Engineering and lead creator stated, "Numerous individuals know about the motion picture The Terminator , in which the skin of film's primary lowlife is "re-recuperated" seconds in the wake of being shot, beaten or keep running over".

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  • Trump plans to privatise International Space Station
Trump plans to privatise International Space Station

The administration will reportedly ask for $150 million in the 2019 fiscal year in its budget request on Monday. Under the plan, the White House would fund the station as normal through 2024, but at the same time "expand global and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low E...

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  • American Gerard wins men's snowboard slopestyle at PyeongChang Olympics
American Gerard wins men's snowboard slopestyle at PyeongChang Olympics

Canada has won its first two Olympic medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang . Gerard left it all until the final run, having bailed out of his first two attempts, and entered the final round in 10 placing in the 11-man final.

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  • Trump's Speechwriter, Sorensen Quits Over Domestic Abuse Claims
Trump's Speechwriter, Sorensen Quits Over Domestic Abuse Claims

Photos of one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye surfaced publicly, which eventually led to the White House expressing concern about the allegations. And after Fox fired popular talk show host Bill O'Reilly amid reports of payouts over harassment claims , Trump called him " a good person ". The Washington Post reported that Corbett sa...

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  • SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon Heavy rocket flying towards Mars
SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon Heavy rocket flying towards Mars

Shortly after the celebration over SpaceX's Falcon Heavy debut began to die down, a few odd reports started to circulate that one of the company's Falcon 9 boosters used in an earlier launch had been bombed by the US Air Force. The launch of superheavy carrier became the first in the world over the past 30 years. Crew Dragon will launch o...

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  • These US States Have the Most Winter Olympians Competing in PyeongChang
These US States Have the Most Winter Olympians Competing in PyeongChang

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead the Canadian delegation during the Parade of Athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Kim - close enough to exchange greetings. "We wanted the North Koreans to see the vice president, Abe and Moon sitting directly in front of them for the opening ceremonies, and it would s...

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  • House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown
House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown

House Democratic leaders opposed the measure — arguing it should resolve the plight of Dreamers — but not with all their might. He called that decision plus opposition by many Republicans "inhumane and indecent". But House Republican leaders said the package would be approved, possibly before the start of the work day. The plan could demoralize...

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  • 3D print your very own Falcon Heavy rocket to commemorate SpaceX mission
3D print your very own Falcon Heavy rocket to commemorate SpaceX mission

This payload means that Falcon Heavy offers increased possibilities for SpaceX, including the launch of bigger satellites for US intelligence and military, launching large batches of satellites (i.e.to help deliver global broadband), sending bigger robots to Mars or the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn and their moons, and the transportation and ...

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  • Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids
Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

However, his fears were not realized with the world's most powerful rocket successfully taking off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3.45pm local time (8.45pm GMT). Although Elon Musk has mentioned they have a dozen commercial customers for the Falcon Heavy. For now we've sent a cherry-red electric vehicle barrelling through space, with a mann...

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  • Ruthless fate awaits Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster floating in space
Ruthless fate awaits Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster floating in space

That's no laughing matter: although NASA's successes at landing rovers on the Red Planet in recent years may have made it seem like getting a rocket to Mars is something we've mastered, the human race actually maintains only slightly better than a 50/50 ratio of Mars mission successes to failures.

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  • N. Korean leader invites S. Korea's Moon to the North--president's office
N. Korean leader invites S. Korea's Moon to the North--president's office

Mike Pence , the United States vice-president, has largely avoided North Korean officials at the Games and warned Seoul to be wary of its diplomatic efforts. Many in Seoul , however, while interested in the warming high-level contacts, are also tempering expectations for a real breakthrough. There was joy for South Korea when short-track speed...

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  • Asteroid will make a detailed move by Earth on Friday
Asteroid will make a detailed move by Earth on Friday

The asteroid, called 2018 CB, will zip past Earth around 5:30 p.m. ET at a distance of 64,000 kilometres, or about one-fifth the distance from Earth to the moon. Designated 2018 CB, the asteroid is an estimated 50 feet to 130 feet (15 meters to 40 meters) in size, possibly bigger than the one that exploded over Russian Federation five years ago thi...

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  • Olympics: Ski star Vonn vows to win for late grandfather
Olympics: Ski star Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

Questions about Don Kildow, and the tears they prompted were inevitable following Vonn's use of social media to pay tribute to the man who first put her on skis as a two-year-old in Wisconsin. Each claimed an Olympic gold medal in her specialty: Vonn in the downhill in 2010; Shiffrin in the slalom in 2014, when Vonn was out after right knee surgery...

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  • US IT headed towards Canada
US IT headed towards Canada

His remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, struck a cooperative tone at a time when President Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw from the 24-year-old pact that governs trade on the continent. US business software developer Salesforce .com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the nex...

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  • White House 'preparing for the worst' as second US government SHUTDOWN expected
White House 'preparing for the worst' as second US government SHUTDOWN expected

House politicians are expected to vote Friday before dawn. Essential government functions will continue regardless. It's a lot to throw at someone the day of a shutdown deadline. "The chance to demonstrate fiscal discipline was on the tax vote", said Sen. The latest politico pointing out just how much the Republican Party has changed unde...

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  • Waymo, Uber settles trade secrets theft trial
Waymo, Uber settles trade secrets theft trial

With the settlement announcement, the trial between the companies came to an abrupt halt after four days of proceedings in a San Francisco court. The payment, to be made in Uber's stock, is a fraction of the almost US$2 billion in damages that a Waymo expert had estimated Uber's alleged theft had caused, but US District Judge William Alsup refu...

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  • Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique makes up for late cars
Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique makes up for late cars

Thousands traveled to the Space Coast to witness the 3:45 p.m. ET demonstration flight from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A, jamming roads for hours after liftoff of the world's most powerful rocket. The Heavy is a combo of three Falcon 9s, that SpaceX uses to ship space station supplies and launch satellites for its customers. SpaceX - ...

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  • Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest
Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest

Some courts and government offices shut down, joining schools in the path of the storm that closed for the day in Illinois, Indiana and MI. A wintry blast of weather it taking aim at the Upper Midwest, with forecasters warning that the storm could bring up to a foot of snow to some states.

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  • Google Doodle Celebrates Day 2 Of The Winter Olympics
Google Doodle Celebrates Day 2 Of The Winter Olympics

A massive military parade in Pyongyang on the eve of the just-opened Pyeongchang Games has been used as Exhibit A by skeptics: In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times past year and could reach deep into the US mainland when perfected.

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  • North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South
North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South

The two Koreas will parade together during the opening of the Games on Friday. South Korea has incorporated many English words and phrases into its language, while North Korea has eliminated words with foreign origins and created homegrown substitutes - many South Koreans feel these substitutes sound amusing.

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