Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
Dec14

Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, some 2,545 light-years away. Like Earth, this new planet, Kepler-90i, is the third rock from its sun. But it’s much closer to its sun — orbiting in just...

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FCC to vote on net neutrality repeal
Dec14

FCC to vote on net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to repeal so-called net neutrality rules Thursday that govern the way internet service providers treat different types of content and data. The five-member panel includes three Republicans expected to vote along party lines to roll back the rules, imposed in 2015 under President Barack Obama. Repeal supporters claim the rules unnecessarily regulate the industry and impede the free...

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The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal
Dec14

The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal

The Latest on the FCC’s vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 12 p.m. Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat who was appointed by President Barack Obama, lambasted the “preordained outcome” of the vote that she says hurts people, small and large businesses, and marginalized populations. She outlined her dissent from prepared remarks before the vote. The end of net...

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No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says
Dec14

No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says

Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the Paris accord, an international agreement that aims to halt the rise in global temperatures. Several state leaders, including California Gov. Jerry Brown, were in...

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As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution
Dec14

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators. The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission this week warned investors on the risks of investing in largely-unregulated digital currencies. Just this month, the SEC halted two attempts to raise money through what’s known as an initial coin...

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