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Bitter cold cancels some U.S. lunar eclipse festivities

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many lunar eclipse festivities were canceled due to a flash freeze across the central and northeastern U.S. states on Sunday, with icy roadways rather than cloudy skies blamed by astronomers for spoiling the party. The first full moon of 2019 rises off the shore of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain January Read More

Tesla to sack over 3,000 workers amid poor profits and Model 3 production challenges

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Electric car maker Tesla is planning to fire around seven percent of its full-time staff, as the road ahead will be “very difficult,” according to an email sent to employees by CEO Elon Musk. In the letter, published on Tesla’s website, Musk cited “tiny” profits and pressure to deliver lower cost Model 3 vehicles “in Read More

Return of risk-on fuels worst government debt outflows since October: BAML

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid LONDON (Reuters) – Government bonds suffered the biggest weekly outflows since October last year as investors plowed money into emerging market and high-yield debt, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Read More

Pragma's Downhole Steam Injection Valve takes next step towards North Sea reality

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1/17/2019 Concept image: Pragma’s Downhole Steam Injection Valve. ABERDEEN — Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business, Pragma Well Technology, has been given the green light by Pharis Energy and OGTC to progress with the manufacture and prototype testing of their Downhole Steam Injection Valve (DSIV) following a successful feasibility study. Using advanced materials, detailed Read More

Lazarus of lager: Man pumped full of 15 cans of beer in radical, life-saving procedure

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Desperate times call for desperate measures, such was the bizarre case in which a man at risk of dying from alcohol poisoning was pumped full of 15 cans of beer to save his life. Nguyen Van Nhat, 48, was taken to the General Hospital in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province with a blood-alcohol level a staggering Read More

U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured outside their research Read More

Australia's blistering heat set records for December: weather bureau

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A koala grooms itself near a sprinkler during a heatwave in Springfield’s Carrick Hill, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in this still image taken from social media video January 15, 2019. Catherine Lawless via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia reported its hottest day on record for December and it was also the warmest December ever, during Read More

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers on Wednesday he does not believe climate change is a major crisis, and would continue to undo Obama-era emission limits if confirmed. Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a Read More

Trump's new EPA pick defends rollbacks as Democrats call him 'extreme'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency as a pro-business extremist, but harbored little hope of blocking his confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate. Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently last week. If confirmed, Wheeler would continue Read More

Aussie hospital to treat dying patients with ‘magic mushrooms’ in bid to tackle anxiety

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Terminally ill patients will be treated with ‘magic mushrooms’ at a hospital in Melbourne, Australia, as part of a new Medical trial aimed at reducing anxiety in dying people. It took more than a year for the trial at St Vincent’s Hospital to secure approval from the ethics committee and federal and state authorities. It’s Read More