NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies

Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames. In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names,  the Houston Chronicle reported. Under the …

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Billionaires who plan to colonize space live in a dream world

As a child, Elon Musk would read comic books and sci-fi novels and dream of fantastical worlds. Now the tech entrepreneur is on the verge of visiting one. Musk’s focus narrowed some 20 years ago while poking around NASA’s website. He noticed that there was no timetable for a manned mission to Mars. He later …

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Growing number of nations consider TikTok ban over China ties

President’s Trump looming TikTok ban may only be the beginning of the popular video app’s headaches, as a growing number of nations are becoming suspicious of its ties to China. US ally Australia is reportedly looking at TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company ByteDance to see whether it poses a security threat to the country’s 25 million …

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Apple replaces longtime marketing chief Phill Schiller

Apple is putting its longtime marketing boss out to pasture. Phil Schiller, who has been with the company since 1987 and was a trusted lieutenant of Steve Jobs, is departing his role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing and will instead be an “Apple Fellow,” the company said in a blog post. Schiller will …

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Apple briefly overtakes Saudi Aramco as world’s most valuable company

Apple’s stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company. Apple’s stock surged to as high as $412.22 a share, putting its market capitalization at $1.762 trillion, according to the share count provided by Apple …

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Facebook to start hosting music videos

Facebook has inked deals with music giants that will let its billions of users watch hit music videos alongside viral cat clips and political rants, the company said Friday. Official music videos from artists such as Nicki Minaj, Bob Marley and the Jonas Brothers will go live on the social network Saturday thanks to Facebook’s …

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