A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. Their claim, which they made based on the curious orbits of distant icy worlds, quickly sparked a race to find this so-called Planet Nine — a planet that is estimated to be about 10 times the mass of Earth. From a report: Now, astronomers…

May 21, 2018
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Adobe announces $1.68B deal to buy Magento Commerce alongside a $8B common stock buyback program through 2021 (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)

May 21, 2018

Nico Grant / Bloomberg: Adobe announces $1.68B deal to buy Magento Commerce alongside a $8B common stock buyback program through 2021  —  – Company also announces $8 billion share repurchase plan  — Acquisition will help it compete against Salesforce, Oracle  —  Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce company Magento … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Human Race Just 0.01% of All Life But Has Destroyed 83% of Wild Mammals, Study Finds

An assessment of all life on Earth has revealed humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact. From a report: The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, while livestock kept by humans abounds. The new work…

May 21, 2018
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China, signaling thaw with US over trade, approved sale of Toshiba’s lucrative microchip unit last week to a consortium led by Bain Capital (New York Times)

May 21, 2018

New York Times: China, signaling thaw with US over trade, approved sale of Toshiba’s lucrative microchip unit last week to a consortium led by Bain Capital  —  Chinese officials have finally approved Toshiba’s sale of a majority stake in its lucrative microchip unit to an American-led group … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intermodal/rail sees an opportunity in Europe’s barge congestion, trucker shortage

Amid rise container volumes propelled by Europe/global economic growth, intermodal/rail has an opportunity to win transport market share, due to the continent’s barge congestion and truck driver shortage. (Above: A rail yard near Hamburg, Germany.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. LONDON — Europe’s rail freight operators are pulling out all the stops to… Source: http://www.joc.com

May 21, 2018
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