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I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have soaked in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem. Usually the can’t miss moment of…

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Photo: National Nuclear Security AdministrationOn Monday, Daniel Jung, an attendee of the luxury-weekend-turned-Hunger Games shit show that was the Fyre Festival, launched a $100 million class action suit against the owners, saying they knowingly charged attendees thousands of dollars to be “stranded on a remote island” with “little more than bread and a slice of cheese.” The class action suit names Fyre Media and co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule as plaintiffs, suing them for fraud, misrepresentative advertising, and breach of contract.

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Damselfish larvae that has ingested microplastic particles. (Image: Oona M. Lönnstedt)


A headline grabbingstudy published in Science last year that warned about the effects of plastic microbeads on larval fish is on the verge of being retracted. In a case involving missing data, shoddy research methods, and outright fabrication, it’s one of the most egregious examples of scientific fraud we’ve seen in quite some time, and a case in which there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.

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