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Giant retailers pledge to leave fossil-fueled ships behind
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Giant retailers pledge to leave fossil-fueled ships behind

Major retailers, including Amazon and Ikea, are beginning to clean up their shipping pollution. A group of companiespledged yesterday that by 2040, they’ll only contract ships using zero-carbon fuels to move their goods. Both Ikea and Amazon were among the 15 companies responsible for the most maritime import pollution in 2019, according to one recent...

Scientists took the first steps toward pig-to-human kidney transplants
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Scientists took the first steps toward pig-to-human kidney transplants

For the first time, surgeons successfully attached a kidney from a genetically modified pig to a human patient — a major scientific breakthrough, and one that could open up a new way to provide organs to sick people. Scientists got the kidney from a pig genetically engineered so that it wouldn’t produce a sugar called...

Fortnite adds some melange with new Dune crossover
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Fortnite adds some melange with new Dune crossover

Epic Games is once again proving that no brand is safe from Fortnite by adding two playable characters from Dune to its hit battle royale shooter. Starting Tuesday at 8PM ET, you’ll be able to buy virtual Fortnite avatars of Paul Atreides and Chani modeled after Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, the actors who play them...

International Space Station tilted after thrusters on a Russian craft fired unexpectedly
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International Space Station tilted after thrusters on a Russian craft fired unexpectedly

The International Space Station was unexpectedly tilted on Friday after a test firing of thrusters on Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft continued longer than expected. First reported by the New York Times, the personnel aboard the ISS were never in danger according to a statement from Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. Ground teams for NASA and Roscosmos...

NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft to study the Jupiter Trojan asteroids
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NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft to study the Jupiter Trojan asteroids

NASA’s Lucy space probe launched successfully from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Saturday, the beginning of a 12-year mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The uncrewed spacecraft lifted off at 5:34AM ET aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Lucy sent its first signal to Earth from its own antenna to NASA’s Deep Space...

Adam Neumann is back, and he just got HBO Max to cave to his demands
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Adam Neumann is back, and he just got HBO Max to cave to his demands

Months after HBO Max original docuseries Generation Hustle debuted on the service, a team representing WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann says the streamer has changed some language in an episode that mapped the startup’s rise and spectacular demise. In a press release sent to a staffer at The Verge earlier this week, defamation attorney Thomas A....

Biden administration gives offshore wind farms a big boost
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Biden administration gives offshore wind farms a big boost

Offshore wind farms could be coming to nearly every coastline along the continental US. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today announced plans to auction off leases to developers for up to seven new areas by 2025. That includes waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Maine, Central Atlantic, New York Bight (between Long Island and...

Watch William Shatner fly to space on Blue Origin’s tourist rocket
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Watch William Shatner fly to space on Blue Origin’s tourist rocket

Early Wednesday morning, famed Star Trek actor William Shatner will boldly go where he’s never been before: actual space. Shatner, best known for playing James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, is set to fly to space and back, along with three fellow passengers, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket out of West Texas....

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette but only allows tobacco flavors
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FDA authorizes first e-cigarette but only allows tobacco flavors

After rejecting over one million e-cigarette related products, the Food and Drug Administration announced today that it authorized its first e-cigarette: the Vuse Solo, made by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company. The agency is allowing the company’s tobacco-flavored e-liquid pods on the market but rejected its flavored pods. It’s been over a month since the FDA’s...

NASA’s massive next-generation space telescope arrives in South America ahead of launch
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NASA’s massive next-generation space telescope arrives in South America ahead of launch

After more than two decades of delays and ballooning development costs, NASA’s next-generation space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, has arrived in French Guiana, South America — the site of the spacecraft’s planned launch later this year. Its arrival sparks the beginning of weeks of final preparations before the telescope is loaded on the...