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Scientists Plan March on D.C.

The event's original Facebook group , which is now only accessible to members, had only a handful of subscribers on Wednesday morning but grew to more than 350,000 people by that evening. "Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and can not be allowed to stand as policy", organizers wrote.

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Tim Peake, Britain's first official astronaut, is returning to space

During the visit to the Novium Museum, Maj Peake held a question and answer session with pupils from his former schools. "It's what every astronaut wants to do", he said . After being home, he gave a surprised announcement on Thursday at the science museum , because his spacecraft remained on display in London museum for attraction, a year ago when it was back.

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NASA Joins Federal Agency Network against Trump Policy

While the official NASA account appears to still be tweeting about climate change for now, hundreds of thousands of people are now putting pressure on Trump to keep his hands off of the agency's research. Some of those running the other alternative accounts also claimed to be disgruntled government agency workers, at least going by their tweets. It quickly gained more than one million followers.

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Apple Files $145 Million Patent Suit Against Qualcomm in Beijing

Qualcomm's president Derek Aberle labelled Apple's action as an "attack on the smartphone competition that Qualcomm's business model enables". Under the accounting principles, Qualcomm must take almost a billion dollars off its bottom line to account for a fine it will dispute from the Korea Fair Trade Commission in one of the cases.

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Democrats discuss new $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Facebook Live

Earlier in the day, Senate Democrats proposed allocating $210 billion to fix roads and bridges, $100 billion for improving energy infrastructure and $180 billion for transportation as part of their infrastructure plan. Senate Democrats say they will unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan Tuesday, preempting the Trump administration's plans for a similar program.

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Tillerson gets first briefings at State Department: spokesman

Musk, who is also CEO of SpaceX and is a member of Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum , met with the president Monday along with other corporates from Under Armour, Whirlpool, Ford, Dow Chemical and Lockheed Martin. "Secretary-designate Tillerson visited the State Department today for briefings", the State Department spokesman said without elaborating. It remains to be seen if Musk's backing will be justified and if Tillerson will follow through on a carbon tax.