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The Latest: Polish teenagers call for climate action

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:13:44 -0500

Polish teenagers have staged an action at the venue of U.N. climate conference urging the negotiators on the last scheduled day of talks to reach an agreement on ways of fighting global warming. More....
China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan. 1

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:04:39 -0500

China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country's finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war betwe....
Alaska's vanishing ice threatens to destroy cultures – including our own

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:00:40 -0500

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2018 Arctic Report Card noted a record low extent for virtually the entire ice season in the Bering Sea. There’s a line in the 2018 Arctic Report....
We Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Catastrophe. These Young Activists Have A Plan.

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:45:11 -0500

On a clear and sunny morning in San Francisco's downtown SoMa district, 40....
Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:24:27 -0500

Iran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Irania....
Understanding the confusing world of CBD and THC ratios

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500

There's a flurry of new numbers on marijuana product labels, and the ratios can feel like a confusing math problem. But there's a method to the madness — one based more on anecdotes than bro....
What is freezing fog?

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:45:31 -0500

Freezing fog can pose just as many hazards as snow and ice during the winter months, but what exactly is this weather phenomenon?....
SoftBank IPO Sees 2-3 Times Institutional Investor Demand

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:56:45 -0500

Foreign investors sought more than three times as many shares than were for sale, while Japanese institutional demand reflected a bid-to-cover ratio of about two by the end of bookbuilding a week ago,....
Virgin Galactic successfully sends test pilots into space

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:01:54 -0500

Virgin Galactic has successfully sent its test pilots into space, marking a major milestone in the race for commercial space travel and sparking emotional scenes among those back down on Earth. Sir Ri....
Huawei Woes Multiply as France Risks Becoming Next Challenge

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:51:19 -0500

The country, which has safeguards in place for critical parts of its telecoms networks, is considering adding items to its “high-alert” list that tacitly targets Huawei. The tipping of France into un....
Deutsche Telekom to Review Purchases in Wake of Huawei Concern

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:38:49 -0500

Bonn-based Deutsche Telekom already has a multi-vendor approach, sourcing equipment not just from China’s Huawei, but also from Ericsson AB, Nokia Oyj and Cisco Systems Inc., it said in an emailed res....
Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:24:07 -0500

The U.S. company was responding to a Chinese court that ruled this week Apple infringed two Qualcomm patents and issued injunctions against the sale of six older versions of the iPhone. Apple, which ....
China Accuses Rich Nations of ‘Backsliding’ on Climate Pledges

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500

The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. It indi....
China Accuses Rich Nations of ‘Backsliding’ on Climate Pledges

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500

The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. It indi....
UN climate summit set for tense finale as nations sound alarm

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:44:34 -0500

UN talks aimed at averting catastrophic climate change are set to wrap up in Poland Friday after two weeks of heated disputes between rich and poor nations that saw countries most at risk plead for ac....
UCLA Launches First Accredited Blockchain Engineering Course

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:05:24 -0500

Blockchain courses are being adopted by more institutions as a way of teaching and equipping the next generation of crypto engineers to meet the ever-increasing demand for the technology and its appli....
UN climate talks 'deadlocked' on key issues: top China diplomat

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:40 -0500

UN negotiations aimed at preventing runaway global warming remain deadlocked less than 24 hours before the 12-day talks are set to end, China's top climate diplomat said Thursday. Ministers working o....
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:21 -0500

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers t....
No foul play suspected in deaths of two workers at U.S. research station in Antarctica

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:33:51 -0500

The two fire-safety technicians died in unexplained circumstances on Wednesday while performing preventive maintenance on a building that houses a generator for a radio transmitter outside the NSF-man....
Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:25:21 -0500

China has promised to put an end to a "growth at all costs" economic model, which has blackened its skies and contaminated large stretches of its water and soil. The government just embarked on anoth....
NASA orbiter spots InSight lander (and its junked hardware) on Mars’ surface

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:03:29 -0500

Two weeks after NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars, its precise location on Elysium Planitia has been pinpointed, thanks to pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. And it’s not just ....
Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:34:39 -0500

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endange....
App-ology: Tech tycoon atones for coastal damage with mobile guide

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:16:53 -0500

Los Angeles (AFP) - When tech whizz Sean Parker angered conservationists with a lavish but damaging outdoor wedding to match the excess of any Hollywood party he apologized in the only way he knew how....
PG&E seeks 12 percent rate hike in 2020

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:35:03 -0500

PG&E had previously forecast a 2019 electric transmission revenue requirement of $1.96 billion, up 9.5 percent from 2018. While the exact extent of PG&E's fire-related liabilities remains unclear, th....
UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:18 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Agreement on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after countries sealed the landmark deal on curbing global warming, but negotiators re....
Blake Shelton Establishes Cancer Research Program at Children's Hospital in Honor of His Cousin

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:25:51 -0500

Blake Shelton Establishes Cancer Research Program....
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:19:03 -0500

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year. The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. Louis-Dreyfus has since retu....
1 Side Effect Doctors Don't Want You to Fret Over, If You're Still Putting Off That Flu Shot

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:27 -0500

Despite the fact that it's easier than ever to get your flu shot (many stores and standalone pharmacies even offer the vaccine for free), there are lots of reasons you might be putting it off, fr....
How to Recognize the Difference Between Signs of Autism and Developmental Delays

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:01:55 -0500

Before parents leap to the conclusion that their child is on the spectrum it important to look into these diagnostic mimics.....
Virgin Galactic's most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:50:02 -0500

For the first time in the company's history, Virgin Galactic made it more than 50 miles up above Earth.  According to the spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson, this marks the first time....
Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:54 -0500

At the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January betwe....
Amazon's Big Brother Dystopia Is Under Attack From All Sides

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:31:00 -0500

Nobody is too excited about an Amazon face-scanning doorbell that can call the police.....
What Happened When I Bought Pre-Hung Double Doors That Were Too Wide For My Doorway

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:26:00 -0500

I became very well acquainted with a circular saw.....
NASA's InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie From The Surface of Mars

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:08:20 -0500

NASA's lander InSight touched down on the Martian surface November 26 after....
UNAIDS chief stepping down early after scathing report

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:08:19 -0500

The head of the U.N. agency for HIV and AIDS is stepping down in June, six months before his term ends, after an independent panel said that his "defective leadership" tolerated "a culture of harassme....
BMW and Porsche Have Jointly Developed Three-Minute Electric-Car Charging

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:54:00 -0500

The new charger project is claimed to give an EV 60-plus miles of range in the time it takes to check Twitter.....
Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:53:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews th....
Texas report says 'changing climate' intensifying disasters

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:37:05 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey's deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new repor....
Instacart Will Stop Delivering Groceries From Amazon’s Whole Foods

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:33:27 -0500

Amazon.com Inc. now owns Whole Foods and runs its own delivery service. Starting Thursday, Instacart said it will begin separating itself from Whole Foods and eventually no longer let its customers o....
We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:32:00 -0500

We'll need to be mining a dozen times as many metals to meet demand for wind turbines and solar panels by 2050.....
Here's Why Tocagen Is Sliding Today

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:25:00 -0500

Investors are not pleased with the company's recently announced equity offering.....
U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10:44 -0500

The presidency of the climate talks in Katowice, Poland, had asked for a draft of the final package to be ready by Thursday afternoon after almost two weeks of negotiations, but work continued into th....
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:05:39 -0500

The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year, with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling billionaire-backed ventures such as Ama....
U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:47 -0500

Last year two federal judges, one in Philadelphia and one in Oakland, California, had blocked the government from enforcing rules allowing businesses or nonprofits to obtain exemptions from the contra....
Apple Screen Supplier Looks for a Life Beyond Smartphones

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0500

The company thinks it’s found the answer in sensors. JDI has shifted about a third of its research staff to sensor development, more than 100 people, from just a handful a year ago, Chief Technology ....
The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:33:37 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local):....
Here's How to Watch the Geminids 2018 Meteor Shower

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:04:53 -0500

Here's How to Watch the Geminids 2018 Meteor Shower....
Enel-BYD say Chile electric bus roll-out heralds more for region

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:00:52 -0500

Europe's biggest utility Enel and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD on Thursday marked the arrival of 100 electric buses in Chile and said they would work together on similar plans for three other La....
Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:51:58 -0500

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and marking the first manned flight to spa....
Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:39:22 -0500

"This puts the 'use it or lose it' conjecture into question," said lead author Roger Staff of the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Instead, childhood mental ability and intellectual engagement throu....