Watch SpaceX Loft NASAs New Planet-Hunting Mission Into Orbit

Update, 4:30 pm EDT 4/16/18: SpaceX announced it would stand down to conduct additional analysis before launching NASA's TESS mission; its next attempt is targeted for April 18 at 6:51 pm EDT. NASA’s newest galactic scout is ready for duty. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (dubbed TESS for short) is set to embark on a two-year mission to scour our cosmic neighborhood for potentially habitable worlds. But first, it’ll need…

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Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (5) of Germany leads the field at the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, Sunday, April 15, 2018.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Red Bull’s victory leaves the Formula One season in a scramble after just three races. There’s no clear favorite and plenty of questions. Mercedes, the power of the last few seasons, has not won any of…

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Can this Brit fix New York’s subway?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew York commuters tell Andy Byford how to fix the subway He made a name for himself running transport systems in London, Sydney and Toronto. Now Briton Andy Byford is in charge of turning around New York’s ageing, failing subway system. What did he get himself into? About 400,000 people pass through the Bloor-Yonge subway station every day in Toronto, Canada’s largest…

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As an adoptive mom, there are some things that I can’t give my daughter. And that’s OK.

The day I left Delhi with my new 5-year-old-daughter Didi, an Indian “auntie” I’d only just met issued a warning: Take good care of our child. The unexpected admonishment came from a woman who’d never even seen Didi before but nevertheless felt the right to claim her. The woman’s message felt clear: You are not an Indian, and this Indian girl will never truly be yours. I’d spent enough time…

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The Android notch isn’t so bad. Here’s why.

Vivo V9 has one feature you'll soon see on nearly all Android flagships. Can you guess what it is?Image: Stan Schroeder/Mashable TL;DR review: The Vivo V9 is one of the first Android smartphones to sport an iPhone X-like notch. But it’s far cheaper than its role model, and it performs well — especially in the selfie department. The rear camera won’t wow you, though.  Cool Factor: 😎😎😎 (3 out of…

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This New Western Film Is a Poetic Tribute to Americas Heartland

The Rider portrays the West as a Western like no other. We first see Brady (Brady Jandreau) in his trailer home, using a knife to remove staples in his head that are holding down a bandage intended to cover up a far more serious injury: a giant gash running across his skull, held together by giant metal fasteners. As elucidated by the subsequent action, that wound came from a bad…

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How I created the world’s first high-tech competitive meditation tournament

The competitive meditation quarter-final between AlexioQuaglierini and Kristin Van De Yar.Image: chris taylor /mashable  The call went out on Facebook — which, despite its increasing levels of creepiness, is still where we turn to make something inherently ridiculous happen with a large number of co-conspirators.  “Who wants to take part in the first ever high-tech competitive meditation tournament?” I wrote. Naturally, it took mere seconds for a friend to say…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal what they want for their wedding

The couple have announced they don't want any gifts.Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage Kensington Palace have announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would prefer for people to donate to charity to mark their wedding, rather than sending gifts. SEE ALSO: The acting roles of Meghan Markle before her royal engagement The announcement was made Monday, and the couple have listed seven charities in particular which encompass the issues they care about….

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What Its Like to Go Gender-Fluid Clothes Shopping: Liberating, But Pricey

A gay man, a The Phluid Project, the worlds first Victorias Secret, Levis, and Nike. Inspired by his travels and studies of different cultures after spending a year on a journey of self-discovery in 2017, Smith came back to the United States and opened the store. The store is basically a manifestation of everything I love and believe in, Smith said. I wanted to do something a little more purposeful…

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Transgender New Zealand weightlifter withdraws from Commonwealth Games after painful injury

Laurel Hubbard previously competed under the name Gavin Hubbard before transitioning into a woman.  (REUTERS/Paul Childs) Commentators were shocked by the injury with Kiwi sporting identities pushing for Hubbard to carry the Kiwi flag into the closing ceremony earlier in the week. Hubbard’s inclusion in the competition turned the women’s over-90kg category into one of the most discussed events in the lead up to the Gold Coast Games. Games officials…

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GM Firing 1,500 Workers Undermines Trump’s Boasts on Auto Jobs

General Motors Co. will fire as many as 1,500 workers at the end of June at the Ohio factory building the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, undercutting President Donald Trump’s bombast about bringing back auto jobs. The Lordstown assembly plant will operate on only one shift as part of the cutback, spokeswoman Dayna Hart said in an email. The company will be roughly halving the workforce at the factory, though Hart…

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Facebook data row academic ‘a scapegoat’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCambridge Analytica: What we know so far An academic who created an app that harvested data from 50m Facebook users says Cambridge Analytica and the social media firm have made him a “scapegoat”. Dr Aleksandr Kogan said he did not know his work for Cambridge Analytica in 2014 violated Facebook’s policies. Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump’s US election campaign, also…

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Gianluigi Buffon: Referee Michael Oliver has ‘garbage bin’ for heart

(CNN)“Anger and Pride,” said Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport’s headline. Barcelona-based newspaper Sport dubbed it: “The Robbery of the Century.” Buffon was incensed that English referee Michael Oliver awarded a penalty deep in injury time after Juve defender Medhi Benatia pushed Lucas Vazquez in the box and also appeared to catch the Spaniard with his left leg. Vazquez, seemingly, would have had a clear attempt on goal from five…

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Review: Ridge Merino Women’s Heist Hoodie

Every spring, I look forward to a beloved Pacific Northwestern seasonal ritual. I’m out tromping somewhere in boots, hood pulled over my head, and squint upward towards the sky. “Wait a second,” I think. “Is it sunny…and hailing? At the same time?” Yes, warm weather will be here soon, but it’s not time to set aside those wool base layers just yet. They remain critical for those fickle spring days…

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Mercedes Loses U.S. Sales Momentum in Midst of Trump Trade Threats

Dealers concerned tariff talk could lead to big price hikes BMW ekes out 1% gain in March; Mercedes deliveries slip 2.4% inviting the president to its plant in South Carolina last year and Volkswagen AG Source: Company statements Note: Figures exclude Daimler's work trucks and Smart cars and BMW's Mini brand Even after its slip up in March, Mercedes still led its arch rival by nearly 5,000 U.S. vehicle sales…

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Facebook data misuse scandal affects substantially more than 50M, claims Wylie

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share value of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is substantially larger than has been reported so far. Giving evidence today, to a UK parliamentary select committee that’s investigating the use…

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