Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change

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The UK’s most renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist is still using his exceptional mind to map a theory of how the universe works. But when it comes to matters here on Earth, Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump’s science policies as anyone. 

During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.S. administration’s science policies. 

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent,” said Hawking, according to the Guardian. “It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his [Trump’s] second term. God forbid.” Read more…

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Trump really doesn't want to face these 21 kids on climate change

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A showdown is brewing in the U.S. courts, one that pits young Americans against President Donald Trump and the fossil fuel industry. 

Central to the fight is a lawsuit that accuses the federal government and energy companies of failing to adequately address human-caused global warming. A group of 21 citizens, ages 9 to 20, claim that failure violates their “constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.” 

Now Trump and fossil fuel defendants want the case to go away. 

Both groups filed separate motions last week to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to scrap an earlier ruling that upheld Juliana v. United States. It’s unusual for the government to try to appeal a case to a higher court before a lower court has ruled on it — especially since this case is moving toward a trial later this year. Read more…

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump tries to save America from aliens in ‘SNL’ cold open

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Alec Baldwin pretty much told us to expect a President Trump impression on Saturday Night Live tonight. But that didn’t make his appearance any less…out of this world.

Baldwin starred tonight as a post-apocalyptic commander-in-chief, leading troops of the future against an alien invasion that’s all but destroyed America. A devastating scenario, indeed.

 

“What a beautiful day!” Baldwin, as Trump, said to open his remarks.

“Who here loves Trump? I know this guy here, he loves Trump,” he continued, pointing out a charred carcass. Read more…

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Watch Scarlett Johansson skewer Ivanka Trump in 'SNL' perfume ad

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Sexy Amber. Bombshell. Mademoiselle. With perfumes like these, you can smell like anything you want. 

And if you’re Ivanka Trump, you can smell “Complicit.”

Statuesque blonde host Scarlett Johansson was a dead ringer for statuesque blonde first daughter Trump in Saturday Night Live‘s spoof perfume ad, which featured Johansson walking through a gilded room with a gaggle of women admiring her — at first.

“A woman like her deserves a fragrance all her own,” the seductive voiceover says. “Because she’s beautiful. She’s powerful. She’s…’Complicit.'” Read more…

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J.K. Rowling trolls Donald Trump with the most British reference ever

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Just when you think J.K. Rowling might have run out of ways to burn Donald Trump, she comes up with a fresh angle.

Her most recent shut-down came after Trump’s latest Twitter rant, in which he accused Barack Obama of wiretapping him during his campaign.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted the following, slightly confusing rhetorical question:

Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?” @foxandfriends

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2017 Read more…

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J.K. Rowling slams Trump adviser who called a woman an 'ugly b*tch' on Twitter

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J.K. Rowling doesn’t suffer fools. 

This weekend, Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone said some pretty disgusting things on Twitter. 

Some he deleted, some he left up — like this attack on Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro.

Really? @ananavarro is fat, stupid and fucking Al Cardenas https://t.co/psEHE7etuv

— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) March 5, 2017

But he really became unhinged after someone questioned his assertion that Obama should be “charged, convicted and jailed” over the (totally unsupported) claims that the former president ordered an illegal wiretap on Trump during the campaign.  Read more…

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Why won't Trump talk about technology?

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Vice President Mike Pence’s embarrassing use of an AOL email account is just another painful reminder of something that should be crystal clear to everyone: this administration doesn’t understand or care a lick about technology.

It’s an especially painful reality as we come off the high of an administration’s 8-year-love affair with technology and social media. They held Maker Fairs on the White House Lawn, for heaven’s sake. Former President Barack Obama personally fired a marshmallow canon during the White House science fair. Obama was so enthralled by technology and innovation that he made it a centerpiece of his 2013 State of the Union AddressRead more…

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Apple vs Trump: iPhones are unlikely to be made in the US, Apple exec implies

President Trump used to be very vocal about Apple’s practices during his campaign. He believed that the iPhone should be manufactured in the United States, and not China. And despite not mentioning any of that in public after his inauguration, it’s safe to assume that The Donald is still convinced that Tim Cook and company should move their manufacturing facilities to the US.

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At a Goldman Sachs conference on Tuesday, Luca Maestri, Chief Financial Officer at Apple, addressed a question that stemmed from Trump’s continued criticism of Apple’s manufacturing facilities in China. He said:

One of the points that we are making in Washington is the fact that we have been a very large contributor to the US economy during the last decade. We made billions of investments in the United States. In the last 10 years, we created about 2 million jobs in this country – in the developer community, in our retail stores, in our call centers, and through the supplier chain.

While not directly saying whether Apple will start making iPhone on US soil or not, the answer Maestri gave makes us believe that Apple is looking to keep its factories in China. Furthermore, in order to gain some leverage, Apple is bringing up the argument that it’s actually creating jobs in the US, just not in manufacturing.

However, the CFO didn’t dismiss the idea of manufacturing iPhone in the US completely. “It’s very, very difficult to speculate at this point,” he said, adding that the Trump administration has yet to take any actions towards encouraging US manufacturing.

Maestri also talked about taxes, and specifically – border taxes, which were repeatedly mentioned by the Trump administration. According to the Apple’s CFO, nothing good will come out of a potential border tax. He said, “it is very hard for us to imagine that a border tax would be good for the US economy because it is a tax that would end up burdening the end consumer.”

AT&T CEO Stephenson meets with Trump to discuss the company's proposed purchase of Time

Back in October, AT&T announced that it would buy Time for $85.4 billion. But almost immediately, then presidential candidate Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to say that the deal results in “…too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Trump went on to add that as president, he would block the deal. As you know, Trump shocked the world with his Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton; that means AT&T’s purchase of Time is in jeopardy of being blocked by U.S. regulatory agencies. 

AT&T wants to make more content available to its subscribers …