Science 

These 2 Dog Breeds Were Just Added to the American Kennel Club Roster

(NEW YORK) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club announced Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year. The Nederlandse kooikerhondje (pronounced NAY’-dehr-lahn-seh KOY’-kehr-hahnd-jeh) goes back hundreds of years in Holland. The smallish, brown-and-white, spaniel-style dogs can be…

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Technology 

Scott’s Gro resurrects a couple of my smart garden favorites – CNET

Blossom is getting a refresh. Tyler Lizenby/CNET PlantLink charmed me when I reviewed it more than three years ago. It was a simple sensor that stuck in the dirt near your plant and reliably kept track of the soil moisture so you knew when to water. Blossom was an irrigation controller similar to Rachio that monitored the weather and helped you avoid watering when rain was imminent. Both have been resurrected and rebranded as part of Scott’s new all-encompassing Gro line at CES. The Gro platform is designed to help…

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Technology 

These are the weirdest products at CES – CNET

Foreo’s booth of skin care horrors My Special Aflac Duck Somnox robot pillow Mitipi Kevin Spartan Radiation Underwear Myant’s Skiin smart underwear Modius headband Nanoleaf YaDoggie smart scoop Toyota’s e-Palette concept vehicle ForwardX CX-1 suitcase NeoMano robotic glove Ingenious Things Myteepi Woody Vuzix Blade Helite Hip’Air Heatworks Tetra Rokid Glass L’Oreal UV Sense Planet Computers Gemini Kolibree Magik smart toothbrush Kohler Numi Intelligent Toilet Moodo scent machine Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz Elmer Smart Shower Yevo Bluetooth headphones The Foreo UFO There’s more offbeat tech to come at CES 2018 Prev Next…

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Top Stories World 

North Korea WARNING: Kim Jong-un has already WON the battle amid nuclear tensions

North Korea believes it has “completed” its nuclear development and has already won its battle with the US President.  Kim Jong-un has refused to abandon his nuclear programme despite pressure from the United States, leading to World War 3 fears.  Professor Han Park, of the University of Georgia, has claimed that North Korea believes they have secured their “security preparedness” which is why they have started talks with South Korea.  He said: “I know what North Koreans want. Given that I am expert on the country, I can tell you…

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Science 

Heart-muscle patches made with human cells improve heart attack recovery

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle patches over an area of dead heart muscle in order to reduce the pathology that often leads to heart failure.

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Why the ‘All the Money in the World’ pay gap is the worst thing for Hollywood

The film “All the Money in the World” didn’t live up to its title when it comes to paying actress Michelle Williams — an uncomfortable revelation at a time when Hollywood is still finding its footing with fair treatment of women, experts say. Fans and Hollywood elite alike were reeling Wednesday after USA TODAY reported that a hasty reshoot of the thriller earned actor Mark Wahlberg an additional $1.5 million, while his female co-star Williams simply got an $80 per diem adding up to less than $1,000. “Please go see…

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Pastor admits to past ‘sexual incident’ with teen, gets standing ovation

A pastor at a Tennessee megachurch received a standing ovation after admitting to a “sexual incident” with a high school student 20 years ago — days after a woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. “As a college student on staff at a church in Texas more than 20 years ago, I regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church,” Pastor Andy Savage told the congregation at Highpoint Church in Memphis on Sunday in a video streamed online. Savage’s revelation came two…

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Pastor applauded after admitting to past ‘sexual incident’ with teen

A pastor at a Tennessee megachurch received a standing ovation after admitting to a “sexual incident” with a high school student 20 years ago — days after a woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. “As a college student on staff at a church in Texas more than 20 years ago, I regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church,” Pastor Andy Savage told the congregation at Highpoint Church in Memphis on Sunday in a video streamed online. Savage’s revelation came two…

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Space 

In space and cyber, China is closing in on the United States

“China’s satellite manufacturing industry is growing at an alarming rate,” said Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Co. WASHINGTON — It should be no surprise that China is moving to challenge the United States for dominance in space, cyber, artificial intelligence and other key technologies that have wide national security applications. But the question that is still being debated is whether the United States is taking this threat seriously. This may not be a Sputnik moment, but the United States could soon be unpleasantly surprised as China continues to shore up its domestic…

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Science 

New York unveils plans for fossil fuel divestment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to divest the city’s pension fund of fossil fuel investments (AFP Photo/Jewel SAMAD) More New York (AFP) – New York announced plans Wednesday to sell off $5 billion in fossil fuel investments from city pension funds after suing for billions of dollars in damages from oil companies to help fund protection against climate change. While other cities in Europe and the United States have already taken similar steps, New York hailed its move as significant as it is the biggest…

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