Month: February 2019

Quick pregnancy safe after stillbirth, study finds

February 28, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images There is no reason to delay having another baby after a stillbirth, research in the Lancet suggests. Although women are often told to wait for a year before getting pregnant again, there is little evidence to back up this advice. This international study of 14,000 births found no increased risk of […]

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Tesla’s Model 3 Is Now Selling for $35,000

February 28, 2019

Tesla has long billed its Model 3 as the electric car that would bring electric driving to the masses. And today, a year and a half after launching the sedan, it finally started selling it at the price point CEO Elon Musk has been promising for years: $35,000. “Since we created the company, from the […]

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Now Amazon Is Nixing a Seattle Expansion, Too

February 28, 2019

Last year, Seattle’s city council repealed a tax on big employers less than a month after approving the legislation designed to raise funds to support homeless programs. The quick reversal came after Amazon, which employs around 45,000 people in the city, halted the construction of a new building and threatened to not occupy space it […]

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Canada’s heading to the moon: A look at the Lunar Gateway

February 28, 2019

After almost 50 years of being neglected, it appears the moon is once again a hot destination. On Thursday morning, alongside both former and current astronauts — as well as David Saint-Jacques via satellite from the International Space Station — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada has committed to participate in the Lunar Gateway, a […]

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Bryce Harper headed to Philadelphia on record $330M, 13-year deal

February 28, 2019

​It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million US, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said the deal was agreed to shortly […]

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Trump Can’t Make a North Korea Deal on His Own

February 28, 2019

A much-touted two-day summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un failed to reach the finish line Thursday, as talks collapsed and Trump returned to Washington, DC. It’s unclear exactly what unraveled the process; Trump says Kim asked for the lifting of all economic sanctions in exchange for closing the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific […]

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Lunar mania: New space-race to the moon has some intriguing contenders

February 28, 2019

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: It’s been 16,877 days and counting since the last manned mission to the moon, but now it seems that everyone […]

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LG OLED TV Deal: LG’s B8 Drops to the Lowest Price Ever

February 28, 2019

I’m an unabashed fan of LG’s OLED TV lineup. I have the fortune of getting to try some of the most lovely televisions in the world, and my favorite is still the OLED. Unfortunately, LG’s TVs usually hover between $1,500 and $2,000, with the occasional dip in price during major sale events like the Super […]

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Gene Editing Is Trickier Than Expected—but Fixes Are in Sight

February 28, 2019

Of all the big, world-remaking bets on the genome-editing tool known as Crispr, perhaps none is more tantalizing than its potential to edit some of humanity’s worst diseases right out of the history books. Just this week, Crispr Therapeutics announced it had begun treating patients with an inherited blood disorder called beta thalassemia, in the […]

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