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US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:52:00 -0500

An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden....
Photos and video show terrifying spread of California's Thomas Fire

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:35:46 -0500

As wildfires continue to blaze throughout Southern California, displacing residents and destroying buildings, terrifying images and videos show firefighters struggling to battle the historically large....
Uber Accidentally Charged a Passenger $14,000 for a 21-Minute Ride

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:19:45 -0500

The company has since issued a full refund....
The world's youngest island

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:58:01 -0500

Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.....
These Are the Democratic Lawmakers Calling on Trump to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:49:50 -0500

"These allegations are credible; they are numerous"....
Yes, Your Daily Stress Can Haunt Your Dreams

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:59:00 -0500

In the study, the researchers looked for links between people's dream experiences and whether three particular psychological needs were fulfilled or left people feeling frustrated: the need to feel co....
SpaceX delivery delayed a day; 1st reused rocket for NASA

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:41:29 -0500

SpaceX has delayed its latest space station grocery run for at least a day....
Hezbollah Shifts Its Focus to Israel in the Wake of Washington's Jerusalem Move

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:09:20 -0500

The group hopes this marks the "beginning of the end" of the Jewish state....
How virtual reality is opening up some of the world’s most inaccessible archaeological sites

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:10:07 -0500

A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with their past through virtual reality models of inaccessible, sacred sites.....
Volkswagen boss urges end to diesel tax breaks

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:46:19 -0500

The head of the world's biggest automaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of getting arou....
'Cruel and Vicious.' Woman Who Killed Pregnant Neighbor to Keep Baby Pleads Guilty

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:14:07 -0500

22-year-old Savanna Greywind was 8 months pregnant when she disappeared....
France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:19:26 -0500

PARIS (AP) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the r....
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:32:19 -0500

Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and abou....
Wild New Optical Illusion Will Make You Question Reality

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:35:58 -0500

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a researcher from Japan identified a new type of optical illusion, and it’s sure to blow your mind. According to study researcher Kohske Takahashi, a psycholog....
Vladimir Putin Says Russian Troops Will Partially Withdraw From Syria

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:14:55 -0500

Russian airstrikes tipped Syria's civil war in Assad's favor....
People blame Mercury retrograde for everything from delayed planes to relationship troubles — but scientists say it's totally bogus

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:55:23 -0500

Mercury is in retrograde for the fourth time this year. The astrology community says Mercury retrograde can affect your relationships, communication, and travel plans. In reality, Mercury in retrogr....
This Type of Whale Could Become Extinct Soon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:05:20 -0500

17 have died in 2017....
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:41:39 -0500

Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. sta....
The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:42:32 -0500

Protests erupted in the northern state of Haryana....
Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:12:22 -0500

Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom". Two years to the day since 19....
Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:08:14 -0500

PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.....
Mantis shrimp are the inspiration for this new polarized light camera

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:42:52 -0500

Thanks to Mother Nature's inspiration by way of the mantis shrimp, we may now have a camera that can improve early cancer detection, and potentially help us better understand underwater phenomena....
Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:13:22 -0500

Washington has said President Maduro is behaving like a dictator....
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Will 'Step Away' From Company After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:27:30 -0500

The chef apologized to the "people I have mistreated and hurt"....
This 5,000-Pound Behemoth Is the World's Heaviest Bony Fish

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:58:00 -0500

The fish is a Mola alexandrini ocean sunfish, researchers reported Dec. 5 in the journal Ichthyological Research. Originally, the fish, which was caught in 1996, was misidentified as a Mola mola, a b....
Germany's Intelligence Agency Says China Used Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Spy on Officials

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:56:42 -0500

More than 10,000 German citizens may have been targeted....
Serial Killer Who Murdered 7 People Says He Has More Undiscovered Victims

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:13:43 -0500

"At this point, I really don't see reason to give numbers or locations"....
President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic Rifts

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:17:01 -0500

President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn wide international criticism and sparked violence across the region....
Here’s how one company is helping farmers get more from their land

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:09:00 -0500

Rabobank has launched Kickstart Food — a three-year programme focusing on four areas considered key to addressing the world’s sustainable food challenge. Nutrition: ensuring everyone has access to di....
Forced Evictions in China's Capital Spark a Rare Display of Dissent

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:11:07 -0500

Activists say authorities are using a recent fire to justify a crackdown....
Cats Are As Brainy As Bears But Fall Short of Dogs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:02:00 -0500

It's a bad news/good news situation for Fluffy: Cats don't have as many neurons as dogs, suggesting they just aren't as cognitively capable. Instead, they discovered that the number of neurons in any....
Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policy

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:12:48 -0500

We should look instead at the successful fight to save the ozone layer.....
Roy Moore and Doug Jones Make One Last Push for Alabama Votes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:54:34 -0500

After a polarizing campaign....
Controversial Theories Reveal What Actually Happens When You Die

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:15:00 -0500

While death is a universal truth, there aren't any universal theories about what happens after we die. These controversial ideas reveal what may come next.....
An Actor’s Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:17:25 -0500

The Star Trek: Discovery actor broke barriers as an openly gay teen in My So-Called Life— now he wants to help others like him....
Sleep Paralysis Is Linked to Stress (and Supernatural Beliefs)

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:57:00 -0500

English folklore once dubbed such nocturnal visitations as simply "nightmares." Today, however, the phenomenon is called sleep paralysis — or being mentally aware while falling asleep or waking up, ye....