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London police investigated a rape claim against Uber investor Shervin Pishevar

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on London police investigated a rape claim against Uber investor Shervin Pishevar
In a bombshell story, Forbes today reported it obtained the sealed police report of a rape claim against Shervin Pishevar, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who was an early Uber investor and backed former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick in his fights with the company’s board. Pishevar wasn’t charged. According to Forbes, a Read More

Ageing Satellites Put Crucial Sea Ice Climate Record at Risk

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Ageing Satellites Put Crucial Sea Ice Climate Record at Risk
One of the most important continuous records of climate change—nearly four decades of satellite measurements of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice—might soon be interrupted. Scientists all over the world rely on the sea-ice record compiled by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. But the US military satellites Read More

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth
A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show. After billions of years spent slowly circling each other, in their last moments the two degenerate stars spiraled around each other thousands of times before finally smashing together at a significant Read More

Curiosity Mars Rover Tests Drill After Long Delay

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Curiosity Mars Rover Tests Drill After Long Delay
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is making strides toward bringing its rock-boring drill back online. On Oct. 17, Curiosity pressed its drill against a Martian rock for the first time since December 2016, as part of a test designed to help assess the feasibility of a , mission team members said. That technique Read More

Smog Casts A Shadow on China’s Solar Farms

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Smog Casts A Shadow on China’s Solar Farms
The wintertime smog in China’s northeastern provinces is so severe it blocks more than 20 percent of sunlight from reaching the region’s solar panels. Christopher Intagliata reports. Read More