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NASA Has a New Six-Figure Job Opening to Protect Earth From Aliens

NASA has a top-tier job opening for a Planetary Protection Officer, a position you’ve likely never heard of and that might, at first glance, sound like something of a joke. The position, however, dates back to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, and NASA is one of just two space agencies to have a full-time position dedicated to the role (the ESA also has a full time PPO). So what does a PPO actually do? Here’s how NASA’s job posting describes the position, which pays from $ 124,400 to $ ...

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to big box office opening

The Marvel model for success Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a box office any size, catches moviegoers just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the latest reboot starring the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, brought in an estimated $ 117 million for its North American opening this weekend. The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, was co-produced by Sony and Marvel Studios. That allows the hero to be a part of Disney’s(DIS) Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Captain America and the ...

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Nike confirms it's opening up an Amazon shop

5 stunning stats about Nike It’s official: Nike is going to open a shop on Amazon.com. Goldman Sachs hinted last week that a Nike/Amazon deal was in the works. Now, Nike(NKE) CEO Mark Parker has confirmed the companies are currently testing out a partnership. He mentioned it during a call with investors Thursday afternoon. “We’re in the early stages but we really look forward to evaluating the results of the pilot,” Parker said. Nike’s products can already be found on Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) via unlicensed and licensed third-party vendors. But with ...

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Kevin Durant delivers opening wallop in Warriors' historic quest

11:50 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors took another bold step Thursday night in their quest to notch the first “Fo’, Fo’, Fo’, Fo’” in NBA postseason history, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers113-91 in Game 1 of the Finals. A Warriors team that’s nearly perfect on paper was masterful in practice, led by Kevin Durant‘s 38 points. He became just the fourth NBA player to score at least 25 points in his first six Finals games. Durant attacked the rim relentlessly all night for Golden State, which entered ...

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening

The Marvel model for success Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot did it again. Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the sequel to the 2014 hit, brought in an estimated $ 145 million in the U.S. this weekend. That makes it Marvel’s fifteenth straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office. The studio has never had a movie not open on top. The space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana has also been a big hit for the Disney studio globally. Since opening overseas more than ...

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Warriors score 45 in opening quarter, sweep Trail Blazers

3:07 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Kevin Durant‘s return to the postseason coincided with the Trail Blazers‘ exit, as the Golden State Warriors blasted their foe from the first round 128-103 in a game that was never close to being close. For Golden State, it’s all coming so easily, while getting so difficult in other respects. Steve Kerr’s coaching career seems to hang in the balance, its fate decided by forces beyond anyone’s control. When and if he’ll be back from painful complications resulting from a cerebral spinal fluid leak, ...

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NASA photographs huge new fissure opening in Greenland glacier

Glaciers hold about three percent of Earth’s water, which may not sound like a lot. However, it’s more than enough to cause widespread damage if it were all to melt. That’s become an increasingly real possibility as researchers continue to track the effects of climate change. Scientists recently detected a new crack forming in one of the world’s largest glaciers, the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. Now, NASA has captured the first aerial images of the fissure, and the news isn’t good. The new images come from NASA’s IceBridge operation, which ...

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'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

The Formula of the Furious “The Fate of the Furious” crossed the finish line on Sunday as the biggest global opening in movie history. The eighth film in the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise raced to an estimated $ 532.5 million box office opening around the world this weekend, according to its studio Universal Pictures. That total beats the global record held by Disney(DIS)‘s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $ 529 million worldwide its opening weekend in 2015. There’s one caveat: “Force Awakens” didn’t have the benefit of ...

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'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever

The Formula of the Furious What’s the fate of the “Furious”? Possibly the biggest global opening in movie history. “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the popular “Fast and Furious” series, opens in the U.S. and 63 international markets, including China, the U.K. and Mexico, this weekend. It’s on track to gross more than $ 530 million worldwide, according to the film’s studio, Universal Pictures. That would break the global box office record held by Disney’s(DIS) “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which brought in $ 529 million ...

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