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Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic melting alarms scientists; greenwashing Trump

This is the 556th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the May 9 Spotlight. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUT

Mobility startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF ‘18

Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies going, and we’re searching for the rising stars of early-stage mobility startups to apply as a TC Top Pick for Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. It’s a competitiv

Gravy’s new mobile game show is ‘Price is Right’ mixed with QVC

Following the success of the live mobile game show HQ Trivia, a team of serial entrepreneurs have begun testing the market to see if another game show concept can work, too. Their new game show-inspired app, Gravy, is meant to be a riff on the “Price i

Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M

Tesla has paid out $5 million to settle a class action lawsuit against it alleging that the Autopilot feature in the company’s cars was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.” Owners who paid $5,000 for Autopilot will be reimburse

Riminder raises $2.3 million for its AI recruitment service

French startup Riminder recently raised a $2.3 million funding round from various business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Romain Niccoli, Franck Le Ouay, Dominique Vidal, Thibaud Elzière and Fred Potter. The company has been building a d

US news sites are ghosting European readers on GDPR deadline

A cluster of U.S. news websites has gone dark for readers in Europe as the EU’s new privacy laws went into effect on Friday. The ruleset, known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), outlines a robust set of requirements that internet companies c

Trump tries to recover from his North Korea flop by attacking Democrats

Here’s Donald Trump trying to regain lost face after backing out of his negotiations with North Korea yesterday: xDemocrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, s

Cosmonaut's wife looks up, films husband flying overhead on ISS - CNET

Anton Shkaplerov won't be home in time for dinner.

Indy Lights: Herta wins Freedom 100, leads Andretti Autosport 1-2-3

At the end of the first lap, Dalton Kellett’s Andretti Autosport entry led Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni, up from fourth on the grid with Ryan Norman third ahead of Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta in two more Andretti cars.But at the start of the third l

NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace «enjoying the hell out of this year»

“I’m enjoying the hell out of this year. I’m having so much fun and some weeks are good, some weeks are not what we want, but we are continuing and growing and learning from it and that is all you can do,” Wallace said this weekend at Charlotte Motor

Step it up, Democrats—59 percent of Americans don't know Mueller's investigation has yielded results

New research from a coalition of Democratic pollsters has revealed that a solid majority of Americans—59 percent—don't realize Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election has produced resul

The EU’s New Data Protection Rules Are Now In Effect

Over the past several weeks you’ve probably seen a whole whack of policy update emails popping up in your inbox. There’s a very good reason you received them. There was an important deadline […] The post The EU’s New Data Protection Ru

Archangel: Hellfire VR’s Multiplayer Early Access Launches

VR game Archangel: Hellfire is set to launch for Steam and Oculus Rift on June 28. This update to the award-winning Archangel introduces the fan-requested multiplayer mode. Here, users can pit their mechs […] The post Archangel: Hellfire VR’s Mult

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculation

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about a potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado.

Wolves post-NBA combine mock draft roundup

With the draft a month away and the NBA combine over, a look around the web of projections for the Minnesota Timberwolves' pick in the 2018 NBA Draft

K-State's Brown returns for senior season, out of NBA draft

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season.

McIlroy shoots 65, leads by 3 at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 to move into the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

Greek champion AEK signs Ouzounidis as coach

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Greek league champion AEK Athens has signed Marinos Ouzounidis as its new coach on a two-year deal.

Hubble’s Galaxy Cluster Cornucopia

The swirling spiral to the lower left of the frame is far from the most interesting spectacle here — behind it sits a galaxy cluster.

How Real Madrid, Liverpool match up for the Champions League Final

Saturday's Champions League Final between Real Madrid, the reigning and two-time defending cup holders, and Liverpool in Kiev is a fascinating strategic battle that could go one of several ways. The Premier League outfit features a blistering attack capable o

Danica Patrick: A legacy that goes beyond the track

On Sunday, May 27, Danica Patrick's professional racing career will come to an end at the Indianapolis 500. Fittingly, she’ll say goodbye at the race where she burst onto the scene as the Rookie of the Year in 2005, and alongside the sponsor, GoDaddy, who h

Donington WSBK: Rea tops rain-hit practice, Davies crashes

Despite only emerging from pitlane for the final 10 minutes of a soaked first practice, Rea managed to go over half a second clear of teammate and long-time FP1 leader Sykes with a 1m44.229s. Althea BMW's Loris Baz completed the top three ahead of Ten Kate H

Ferrari's ban-induced mirror change explained

Ferrari has tweaked the design of its halo mirrors, which first appeared in Spain, following the FIA's declaration that the winglets that appeared over them were illegal.This animation details Ferrari's evolution over the last three race weekend

Indy 500: Kanaan tops Carb Day practice, Patrick suffers ECU issue

With several drivers turning more than 40 laps and Graham Rahal making 51, Patrick managed by far the fewest, but could draw just a little consolation from eighth fastest.Kanaan, meanwhile, turned 38 and on his 19th tour of the iconic 2.5-mile oval, he set a

Employers turn to Puerto Rico for seasonal staff

BOSTON (AP) — Tourism businesses on Cape Cod are looking to Puerto Rico to fill summer jobs. The Boston Globe reports that employers are turning to Puerto Rico because of a shortage of workers locally and a cap on foreign-worker visas. As U.S. citizens

Colorado Mesa University plans teaching hotel for campus

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Mesa University officials are planning to construct a $15.7 million campus hotel that will serve as a training facility for the hospitality and culinary programs. The Daily Sentinel reports the university's board approve

Robert Indiana's home, studio to be transformed into museum

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) - Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death. Indiana's will calls for his Maine home and studio to be transformed into a museum and for his collection to be

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots unarmed undocumented woman in the head

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed undocumented woman in the Rio Brava area of Texas on Wednesday. Spanish-language media has identified her as Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a 20-year-old woman from Guatemala. According to immigrant rig

Michael Cohen had yet another Trump Tower meeting with a Russian oligarch during the transition

Donald Trump may still be hiding the White House visitor logs, but it would still be more interesting to get a peek at the schedule for Trump Tower. There was the well-known meeting between Trump’s senior campaign staff and Russian operatives during the cam

Seattle Mussels Test Positive for Opioids

Why are scientists searching for drugs in shellfish?

Louis Vuitton Women's PreFall 2018 Collection by Nicolas Ghesquière Arrives

Louis Vuitton has announced the Women's PreFall 2018 collection, which is made after a renewed partnership with Nicolas Ghesquiere.The collection targeted at women is described by Louis Vuitton as being “Spring” ready, while also imbibing the spirit of fa

Freedom and Isolation in the Remote Ozark Mountains

Deep in the Ozarks, some individuals chose to live in complete solitude. Here, photographer Matthew Genitempo speaks about the necessity of “losing your agenda, quieting your anxiety, and just following along” in order to create a powerful series.

Two front-runners emerge in Manny Machado sweepstakes

A new report from MLB insider John Morosi suggests two teams have emerged as potential front-runners in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.“The two teams to watch for Machado I believe: the Cubs and the Indians,” Morosi said on FOX Sports 1’s “MLB Whiparou

Report: Steelers not expecting Bell to report until September

Le’Veon Bell is once again using the offseason to demand a lucrative long-term contract, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are fully prepared to not see their star running back until shortly before the 2018 NFL season begins.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports th

Report: Red Sox parting ways with Hanley Ramirez

Dustin Pedroia is set to return from the disabled list this weekend, and the Boston Red Sox have made a shocking roster move to make room for their second baseman.Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox informed Hanley Ramirez on Friday morni

Rockets: Paul will miss Game 6 with hamstring injury

Chris Paul said after his team’s big win on Thursday that he expected to be fine for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, but his hamstring injury was apparently more serious than he thought.On Friday, the Houston Rockets announced that Paul will not pl

Green guarantees Warriors will come back to beat Rockets

The Golden State Warriors have found themselves on the brink of elimination in the Western Conference Finals, which is a spot many did not envision them being in for at least the next several seasons. If you believe Draymond Green, it is not going to last.Fol

Hand-Dyed Crocheted Thread Carefully Covers Eggs, Seeds, and Tree Trunks

Esther Traugot connects to the natural world by collecting and covering seed pods, eggs, severed tree trunks, and other natural objects in tightly-wrapped textile “skins.” She uses hand-dyed gold threads to crochet around these objects in order t

Rockets have Warriors on brink of elimination

Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.

Dodgers, Padres on the rise to start weekend series

The bottom two teams in the National League West will square off at Dodger Stadium starting Friday.
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