Facebook site evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin
Jul01

Facebook site evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin

A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail undergoing routine processing by machine tested positive for sarin, but that there are no reports of injuries at the Silicon Valley site. “Right now we don’t have anybody that has...

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Why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the toilet
Jul01

Why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the toilet

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) – About 20% of people who use contact lenses flush them down the toilet or sink. But when those contact lenses interact with wastewater treatment plants, they form microplastics that become ocean pollution. “The overall trend in America is that we’re going towards contact lens use and away from glasses. And then within the contact lens market, it’s a lot of daily disposables...

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Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows
Jul01

Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the annual average extent of Antarctic sea ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out three-and-a-half decades of gains — and then some, a NASA study of satellite data shows. In recent years, “things...

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Trump partially lifts ban on Huawei. Here’s what it means for the company
Jul01

Trump partially lifts ban on Huawei. Here’s what it means for the company

This is a Digital Trends story. The ban on U.S. companies selling products and services to Huawei has been partially lifted, but the situation remains just as confused as it was before. For example, Huawei will stay on the U.S.’s Entity List, but President Donald Trump has stated, “U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei.” His words came during the G20 summit that took place in Japan over the weekend, and after talks with...

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