April 1, 2019

What do children think about Brexit?

Have the Brexit debates engaged a younger generation in politics?
April 1, 2019

Ross Butler And Noah Centineo Are Taking Their Real-Life Friendship To The To All The Boys Sequel

"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" sequel adds Ross Butler to the cast to play Trevor Pike, Peter Kavinsky's best friend.
April 1, 2019

Kentish Town stabbing leaves man dead

The victim, aged in his 20s, died at the scene of the stabbing in Kentish Town, north London.
April 1, 2019

Britain needs a way out of Brexit mess

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April 1, 2019

Senate Democrats reject disaster relief bill over insufficient Puerto Rico recovery funds

Senate Democrats voted Monday to reject a disaster aid bill over concerns that it fell far short of providing Puerto Rico with the support the territory desperately requires. The substitute supplemental spending bill, which gives the island $600 million in food stamp funding, failed to pass the chamber by a vote of 44-49. The Senate […]
April 1, 2019

Apple is doing something in China it almost never does: Cutting iPhone prices

Apple is taking something of an unusual step to stem the tide of losses in China that the iPhone maker said at the end of 2018 led to a shortfall in its all-important holiday quarter worth several billion dollars.  That shortfall, you may remember, was attributed in large part to lower than anticipated iPhone sales volume in China, which is why it was revealed on Monday that Apple has decided to do something pretty unlike Apple in order to try and make up for it. The solution: Cut prices. A CNBC report Monday notes that Apple took the action earlier this year on official third-party sellers in China like Tmall and JD.com. That report also speculates that Monday's price cut may be a response to China's increase in the value-added tax there. The Apple cuts haven't just included iPhone sold in China. The company actually dropped prices on most of its key products -- including iPads, Macs and AirPods as well as iPhones -- sold via its official online store in China by almost 6%. In one example, the price of the base model iPhone XR was cut 4.6% from 6499RMB to 6199RMB (which is equivalent to a drop from $968.34 to $923.64). Likewise, CNBC reports that the prices of both the iPhone XS and XS Max were each cut 500RMB, which is equal to almost $75. For some more context around why Apple would do that, consider that 15 percent of Apple's holiday quarter revenue was attributable to sales from China. During that quarter, though, Apple earned a little more than $13 billion in revenue from China, down almost $5 billion from the same quarter in 2017. "If you look at our results, our shortfall is over 100 percent from iPhone, and it's primarily in greater China," Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC earlier this year just before the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. Apple hasn't set a date yet for its next quarterly earnings report, but the assumption is that it will be in early May. It will come amid a subtle shit in emphasis for the company, for which hardware sales remain the biggest revenue-generator. Nevertheless, its top leaders are also keen to grow Apple's services revenue as hardware sales increasingly mature.
April 1, 2019

Philippines protests hundreds of Chinese ships around disputed island

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April 1, 2019

Get a 12-pack of houseplants you pretty much can’t kill for $24

If you're like me, you've murdered before and you'll do it again. I'm talking about houseplants, of course, and no matter how hard I try I seem to be able to kill them all. Well, almost all of them, that is. Succulents are the only plants that tend to survive in my household, and Amazon is running a sale right now that I personally just took advantage of. If you're like me and you tend to kill houseplants, you should too. Snag a Shop Succulents Unique Succulent Collection of 12 for just $23.99 right now, or you can get a Shop Succulents Unique Succulent Collection of 20 for $32 even. If you can remember to water them about one every 4 weeks, they'll survive.

Here are the key bullet points from the product page:

  • The Unique Collection is a different variety. Plants may vary from pictures shown as succulents are selected based on season, size, health, and readiness
  • Succulents come in 2 inch square pots fully rooted in soil. Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways: for example, some grow wider, shorter, taller, trailing etc
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  • A Shop Succulents plant reference guide (QR Code) is included in every Shop Succulents order. Succulents are drought tolerant plants, needing little water to thrive
April 1, 2019

Israeli Moon Lander Tweaks Orbit to Prep for Thursday Lunar Arrival – Space.com

Israeli Moon Lander Tweaks Orbit to Prep for Thursday Lunar Arrival  Space.comIsraeli spacecraft snaps picture of Earth en route to the moon  Arutz ShevaXPrize Will Award Moon Landing Company $1 Million  Popular MechanicsS...
April 1, 2019

This massive antenna is going to help NASA learn a lot about Europa

NASA has spent decades studying many of the planets in our solar system up close. Probes like Juno and Cassini have taught us a lot about the conditions of the planets they are sent to, but oftentimes the moons orbiting these planets are just as interesting as the planets themselves. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is of particular interest to astronomers, and NASA is going to send a new spacecraft to check it out. The mission, called Europa Clipper, will see a spacecraft sent to Europa and remain in orbit around the moon for several years. The mission will attempt to answer many questions about Europa, but in order for that to happen the spacecraft needs an incredibly powerful antenna. In a new blog post, NASA reveals some of its internal testing related to the Europa Clipper, and more specifically the high-gain antenna that the spacecraft will be equipped with. The massive dish will facilitate communication between the spacecraft and its handlers back on Earth, playing a major role in the success or failure of the mission. https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/lrc-2019-h1_p_europaclipper-020601.jpg?itok=JncqHXBX At present, a full-scale prototype of the antenna (seen above) is being tested at the Experimental Test Range at NASA's Langley Research Center. The tests will help engineers see how the antenna will perform when it's far from Earth and beaming information back to NASA. Ensuring transmission of the data the spacecraft gathers is obviously very important, and the antenna must be able to accurately fire its signals back home. The Europa Clipper mission won't get underway for at least another three to four years, but the work being carried out today will be vital to its success. Once the spacecraft is successfully launched and arrives at Europa it will spend at least three years relaying high-resolution images and other readings, potentially revealing whether the conditions on the icy moon are adequate to support life.