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Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages - CNET - News - 47 min 41 sec ago
When asked on Twitter if he'd delete the SpaceX page, Musk responded, "Will do." Then he did the same for Tesla.

Apple hid an iPhone X bug on YouTube, and people noticed - CNET - News - 51 min 46 sec ago
An iOS 11 bug that was there one day is gone another.

Blind cavefish have fishy diabetes precursor and still seem healthy

Ars Technica - 58 min 47 sec ago

Enlarge (credit: Zachary Zakibe)

The Mexican tetra comes in different flavors. In normal river habitats, it’s a small, standard-looking, silvery fish. But some groups within the species have made their home in dark, food-scarce caves. Evolution has quickly rid these groups of their resource-hungry eyes and turned them into pinkish, chubby, blind cavefish—with a bunch of metabolic changes that help them survive in the extreme environment.

A paper in Nature this week reports that the cavefish are resistant to insulin, a condition that can cause damage on its own and is often a precursor to diabetes. But the fish somehow don’t suffer the same kinds of tissue damage that humans do we when have insulin resistance. The authors of the paper, led by Harvard geneticist Misty Riddle, report on how they tried to get to the bottom of the genetic mutations that contribute to this metabolic mystery. Their results show just how much variety exists in how different species respond to insulin—and that studying these fish more could help our understanding of diabetes.

High blood sugar

After you eat something, your blood sugar rises, and your pancreas releases insulin to deal with the increase. The insulin binds to specialized receptors, found on the surfaces of muscle, fat, and liver cells, telling them to absorb glucose from the blood. In between meals when blood glucose levels drop, a different hormone (glucagon) prompts the liver to release its stored glucose back into the blood.

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Uber sensor supplier says its tech isn't to blame in fatal Arizona crash - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Velodyne, one of Uber's main self-driving sensor suppliers, denies that its lidar technology had anything to do with this week's fatal crash.

FTC charges alleged sham get-rich-quick coaches targeting Amazon - CNET - News - 1 hour 3 min ago
The watchdog alleged a scam by two brothers running the seminar and workshops business FBA Stores.

Tumblr Names Russian Propaganda Accounts After Long Silence

Wired - 1 hour 8 min ago
On Friday, after months of silence, Tumblr named 84 accounts it says were devoted to spreading propaganda and disinformation on the platform.

Want a foldable iPhone? Wait two years, analysts say - CNET - News - 1 hour 18 min ago
An iPhone and iPad could become one.

Elon Musk pulls brands from Facebook

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 38 min ago
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

Sonos temporarily halts advertising on Facebook, Google - CNET - News - 1 hour 39 min ago
In a small protest over whether Silicon Valley is doing enough to safeguard customers' privacy, the audio company is briefly cutting off advertising to several digital tech platforms.

What happened to the dual-clutch transmission? - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 50 min ago
Did this automatic manual gearbox miss the mark or change the industry?

Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

The Register - 1 hour 52 min ago
Oh. US President Donald Trump's signature. And he's threatening a veto

US Congress has approved a $1.3tr budget [PDF] that would see, among other science boosts, NASA's funding surpass $20bn.…

Was Uber's driverless car crash avoidable? Experts say yes - CNET - News - 1 hour 54 min ago
After watching a dashboard video of the fatal collision, some autonomous-vehicle analysts say the car's sensors should have detected the pedestrian.

2019 Volkswagen Touareg is high-tech forbidden fruit - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 58 min ago
VW's fanciest SUV will not come to the US, but China is its biggest market anyhow.

Covert gun detection looks to prevent mass shootings - CNET - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
The PatScan radar system developed by Patriot One Technologies can discreetly scan for concealed weapons as people pass by in places like hotels, casinos and schools.

Incoming US national security adviser used Cambridge Analytica - CNET - News - 2 hours 6 min ago
John Bolton's political action committee began working with the firm, now at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, soon after its founding.

Chinese space station will fall to Earth within two weeks

Ars Technica - 2 hours 19 min ago

Enlarge / Tiangong-1 altitude decay forecast as of March 22, 2018. (credit: ESA)

China's first space station may fall to the ground as soon as one week from now, and certainly within two, orbital debris experts with the European Space Agency (ESA) say. Scientists, however, still cannot predict with any confidence where pieces of the 10.4-meter long Tiangong-1 station, which is traveling at 17,000 km/h, will land.

The latest estimate from the ESA indicates the station will enter Earth's atmosphere between March 30 and April 3, at which time most of the station will burn up. However, the station is large enough—it weighed 8.5 tons when fully fueled but has since used much of that propellant—that some pieces will very likely reach the planet's surface.

Beyond the fact that the station will reach a final impact point somewhere between 42.8 degrees north and 42.8 degrees south in latitude and probably near the northern or southern extremity of those boundaries due to Tiangong-1's orbital inclination, it is not possible to say where on Earth the debris will land. However, the likelihood of it affecting humans is quite low. Scientists estimate the "personal probability of being hit by a piece of debris from the Tiangong-1" is about 10 million times smaller than the annual chance of being hit by lightning.

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Nissan to debut 8 new EVs by 2022 - Roadshow - News - 2 hours 26 min ago
It also hopes to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per year in that same timeframe.

Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump may veto it

Ars Technica - 2 hours 26 min ago

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On Friday morning, the US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that could avert yet another government shutdown. Although the bill covers the breadth of US government activities, one interesting outcome of budget negotiations is that the spending bill reflects none of President Trump's most drastic proposed cuts to Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewable energy and early-stage energy programs.

In fact, the omnibus spending bill, which would secure funding out to September 2018, even increased the budgets of some renewable energy programs.

Still, it's unclear if the bill will escape a veto from Trump. Politico reported on Thursday that the president was in favor of the bill, but on Friday he tweeted that he might veto it due to the fact that the bill did not include funding for a border wall.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback finally gets key tech for NY debut - Roadshow - News - 2 hours 28 min ago
With rakish looks, next-gen advanced driver assist features and long-overdue Apple CarPlay compatibility, Toyota's new five-door has come to play.

Zuckerberg urged to testify to House committee - CNET - News - 2 hours 35 min ago
In a letter, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce calls on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to personally answer questions at an upcoming hearing.

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