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12 dead in Vietnam floods, landslides

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:35:21 -0500

Flash floods and landslides killed at least 12 people in central Vietnam, officials said Sunday, as hundreds of troops were dispatched to clean up destroyed villages and washed out roads. Heavy rains....
'The Fire in Us Is Still Burning.' Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Go on Trial Over the 2014 Occupy Protests

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:11:48 -0500

Six other protest participants are also facing jail terms....
Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:40:42 -0500

At the beginning of the year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made changes to its website pages on fracking.  A watchdog group known as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative tracked....
Space Thanksgiving

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:50:00 -0500

Earth space travellers (Steve Carell, Beck Bennet, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones) make a discovery about the Thanksgiving feast they're sharing with their alien hosts (Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villa....
Joe Biden Adopts a Rescue Dog Named Major

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:24:46 -0500

Biden took 10-month-old Major home on Saturday....
The moment 'Mary Poppins Returns' star Emily Blunt learned she got the part

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:13:41 -0500

Blunt told ABC News it felt like director Rob Marshall "was sort of proposing to me" when she learned she had landed the title character role.....
Afghan opium producers hit hard by drought in 2018

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:49:40 -0500

Afghan opium producers were hit hard by the worst drought in living memory this year and excessive supply, with output and prices falling sharply as the area under poppy cultivation shrank, an annual ....
Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Wombats' Poop Is Shaped Like a Cube

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:22:09 -0500

It's a question scientists have been trying to address for some time about a phenomenon you probably didn't even know existed: Why do wombats poop in cube form?....
New machine aims to end India's sewer death shame

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:12:23 -0500

Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for Monday's World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of mostly....
President Trump Criticizes a Retired Four-Star Navy Admiral for Not Finding Bin Laden 'Sooner' in Wide-Ranging New Interview

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:45:37 -0500

"I'm only saying it very differently than anyone's ever said it before"....
Doing this one thing could make you a better investor — and it’s free

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:43:00 -0500

The best retirement financial advice you can get might be to get more sleep. Furthermore, retirees typically would like to sleep more, but can’t — due to the disruptions in sleep patterns that are a ....
NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:13:52 -0500

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet, officials said Monday. The 28-mile (45-ki....
Barack Obama Made a Romantic Gesture During Michelle Obama's Latest Book Tour Stop

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:13:57 -0500

“This is like — you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyoncé concert?”....
How the eerie drone of a 'Star Trek' spaceship's engine lulls people to sleep

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:00:00 -0500

When a crew member aboard Star Trek's USS Enterprise is accused of sabotaging the futuristic ship, a noble Captain Jean-Luc Picard comes the accused traitor's defense, delivering a grave mes....
Why Is a Climate Change Skeptic Headlining Science Conferences?

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:55:19 -0500

Peter Ward’s arguments about the source of climate change have been denounced by scientists. That hasn’t stopped him from presenting his ideas at prominent conferences.....
The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American, I’ve Found a Better Way to Celebrate the Holiday

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:30:58 -0500

With something we truly share (and would prefer to talk about anyway)....
MDMA drug makes you nicer, but not naive: study

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:02:00 -0500

MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, makes humans more likely to cooperate -- but only with trustworthy people -- researchers said Monday in the first study into how the drug impacts our willingness ....
Better Buy: CRISPR Therapeutics AG vs. Sangamo Therapeutics Inc.

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:51:00 -0500

This battle goes beyond the merits of CRISPR and zinc-finger nuclease gene-editing approaches.....
Scientists Discover a Whole New Kingdom of Life

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:19:00 -0500

A newly-discovered life form is so strange it doesn't fit anywhere else on the tree of life.....
Fishing nations fail in bid to cut quotas for depleted bigeye tuna

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:02:27 -0500

Dozens of nations on Monday failed to agree on measures to preserve one of the planet's most valuable fish: the bigeye tuna, backbone of a billion dollar business that is severely overfished. "It's a....
Edited Transcript of MBLX earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-18 9:30pm GMT

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:51:52 -0500

Q3 2018 Yield10 Bioscience Inc Earnings Call....
The 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:09:48 -0500

Page-turners for readers of all ages....
The 3 Books Melinda Gates Thinks All Kids Should Read

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:58:18 -0500

Great books offering life lessons....
Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:30:00 -0500

In December 2016, environmental group Chesapeake Conservancy unveiled one of the largest, high-resolution land-cover maps made in the United States. It analysed every square metre of satellite dat....
Looters plunder Albania's sunken treasures

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 22:39:21 -0500

Albania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted relics that have lain on the seabed for ....
China’s Rules on Genes Are Too Tight

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:00:23 -0500

The worry now is that something similar may be happening in cutting-edge gene research. Late last month, in a move that’s largely been overlooked outside the scientific community, China’s Ministry of....
Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:26:12 -0500

Conservationists have released footage and photographs of the world’s rarest rhino, which counts fewer than 70 members among its population and is confined to a single national park in Indonesia.....
Rocket Lab Uses $1 Billion Valuation to Build Commanding Lead in Space Launch

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:13:00 -0500

Cash warchest approaches $300 million.....
Are These Earth's Oldest Fossils of Life? Dispute Has E.T. Implications

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:40:00 -0500

Scientists will gather in a remote and snowy part of southwestern Greenland next summer to try to determine if rocks from 3.7 billion years ago contain some of the oldest fossils of life on Earth — wi....
Here’s now NASA said goodbye to the Kepler space telescope

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:17:38 -0500

NASA was forced to plan for the inevitable death of the exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope a few weeks ago. The spacecraft, which had already discovered literally thousands of new planets, ran o....
Bill Maher Targets Stan Lee's Legacy in Controversial New Blog Post

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:00:32 -0500

"America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess"....
A new generation of rocketeers are setting up shop in Los Angeles

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:41:06 -0500

Once upon a time, Los Angeles was the capital of the space age. McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Hughes Aerospace, Rockwell International, North American Aviation—fifteen of the twenty-five largest....
Rocket Lab Takes Lead in "New Space" Race

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 07:19:00 -0500

New space company is first to orbit -- but will it be first to IPO?....
What happens to the brain in zero gravity?

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:02:26 -0500

New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.....