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A Student Gunman Killed 19 and Injured 50 at a Vocational College in Crimea, Russian Officials Say

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:26:13 -0400

The student, a local man acting alone, killed himself after the attack....
In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:07:39 -0400

Scientists said on Thursday they have unearthed in southern Germany the fossil of a fish that, with its mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, strongly resembled today's piranhas, the stars of more than the....
Mysterious U.S. whale die-off is now deep in its 2nd year. We still don't know the cause.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:59:37 -0400

Using a tractor, state and town officials in coastal New Hampshire attempted to drop the carcass of a minke whale into a dumpster in mid-September. But the dead cetacean proved too big, bouncing off t....
How life changes when you're 11 years old and arrested for murder

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:22:54 -0400

Jordan Brown, now 21, shares the conditions he faced after his arrest at age 11 for murder and his life today after his conviction was overturned.....
No, Elizabeth Warren: DNA Testing Can’t Tell You Who You Are, and Here’s Why

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:10:12 -0400

Over-generalization can be dangerous. Read More.......
Saudi Lobbying in the U.S. Has Tripled Since Trump Took Office

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:44:18 -0400

Lobbying from Saudi Arabia has tripled since President Trump took office....
How keeping the windows clean and curtains open could stop you getting ill

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:00:00 -0400

It is a simple strategy for staying healthy, but a new study has found that allowing sunlight to stream in through windows could kill bacteria that live in dust. Researchers at the University of Orego....
WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:11:26 -0400

As Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is lo....
Terrifying video shows a bridge sagging under the weight of a massive bus

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:28:01 -0400

Please enjoy this deeply terrifying video of a bridge flexing under the weight of a bus.  The historic Beaver Bridge in Arkansas is a one-lane suspension bridge built in 1949 that offers picturesque v....
South Africans Rally for Rape Accuser After She Endured a Grueling Cross-Examination During Televised Trial

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:57:34 -0400

Cheryl Zondi has accused pastor Timothy Omotoso of rape....
EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:16:25 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates scien....
S. Korea's last polar bear dies ahead of British retirement

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:54:25 -0400

The last polar bear kept in South Korea has died of old age only weeks before his planned departure to better living conditions in Britain, zoo officials said Thursday. The zoo had planned to move hi....
Want to test your DNA? Amazon has AncestryDNA kits on sale for $30 off.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:07:21 -0400

Besides the flaming mess that is the current political climate, DNA testing is a huge thing in the news right now. If you've checked social media at all recently, you've more than likely see....
Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:30:06 -0400

Porn star Stormy Daniels remains in the spotlight as her alleged affair with President Donald Trump continues to make waves.....
Nobel Prize Winner Gets Dedicated Bike Rack Spot Since He’s Not Such a Great Driver

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:59:00 -0400

George Smith may be one of chemistry’s foremost minds, but he admits he’s not so hot behind the wheel.....
Genes play significant role in whether students to go to university, scientists find

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:39:46 -0400

Genetics plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which university they choose to attend and how well they do, a new study suggests. Previous studies have shown tha....
Australia's Queensland Decriminalizes Abortion After a Decades-Long Campaign

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:15:31 -0400

Only New South Wales continues to ban abortion in Australia....
De Beers eyes tech markets for synthetic diamonds future

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:17:46 -0400

TORONTO/LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American unit De Beers is going after lucrative, but elusive high-tech markets in quantum computing, as it aims to expand its lab-grown diamond business beyond drillin....
Chinese Woman Kills Herself and Her Children After Her Husband Fakes His Death

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:26:35 -0400

Some have blamed the incident on the harsh lives of women in rural China, prompting a national debate on the matter....
'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:12:00 -0400

Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA....
Summer drought may shrink supplies of French spuds

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:56:00 -0400

It's harvest time and the chips are down for potato producers in northern France where a long summer drought could see French spuds shrink in size and volume. The potatoes "first lacked water and the....
How Close Are We to Kubrick's AI-Controlled Vision of the Future?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:25:47 -0400

Movie audiences first heard these calmly intoned and ominous words in 1968, spoken by a spaceship's intelligent computer in the science-fiction masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey." With that one phras....
President Trump Asks for the Audio Evidence in Khashoggi Case 'If It Exists'

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:08:59 -0400

"We've asked for it, if it exists"....
2,000-year-old graffiti just rewrote the history on Pompeii

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:04:32 -0400

Pompeii, the Roman city preserved for two millennia thanks to a volcanic eruption that engulfed the area in ash in 79 AD, has long been studied as a window to the past. Newly discovered scribbles of g....
British-built spacecraft ready for blast-off on seven year mission to Mercury

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:54:28 -0400

A British-built spacecraft will blast-off on Friday at the start of a seven year, five billion mile journey to Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.....
Canada Has Legalized Marijuana. Here's What That Means For American Travelers

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:20:37 -0400

"What happens in Canada needs to stay in Canada"....
President Trump Threatens Mexico If Caravan of 4,000 Honduran Migrants Reaches U.S. Border

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:48:02 -0400

As about 4,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention — and pressure — turned to Mexico Thursday, after U.S.....
An Australian Woman Has Been Charged After Faking Cancer to Raise Money

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:40:01 -0400

She allegedly raised tens of thousands of dollars for a fraudulent GoFundMe page....
Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:31:31 -0400

Emails seen by Reuters show editors at the influential Cochrane Review journal asking researchers who conducted the analysis, which was published in April 2017, to agree to it being temporarily withdr....
Scientists spot six near-extinct vaquita porpoises

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:52:16 -0400

The near-extinct vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has not yet disappeared from its habitat off the coast of Mexico, a research team said Wednesday after spotting six of them. The vaquit....
Postman, shopper, builder: In Japan, there's a robot for that

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:15:17 -0400

Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus was on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house. Introduci....
Senators Call on President Trump to Disclose Business Ties to Saudi Arabia

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:22:44 -0400

The request comes in the wake of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:30:12 -0400

Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. O....
Is Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. a Buy?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:31:00 -0400

Can this beaten-down gene-editing and gene therapy biotech bounce back?....
Best-Selling Historian Joseph J. Ellis Explains What the Founding Fathers Got Wrong

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:52:53 -0400

Best-selling historian Joseph J. Ellis discusses what the Founding Fathers got wrong — and what they would say of our country today.....
Secret of dandelion flight discovered by scientists 

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 -0400

Fluffy dandelion seeds are known to travel 500 miles on the wind, but until now it has been a mystery how they did it. Although light enough to be whisked into the air in updrafts, their downy heads a....
There's one thing you can do to combat bad decision making and toxic work culture

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:59:05 -0400

Renowned neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart has revealed her top strategy for surviving a stressful work environment during an interview on Yahoo Finance Presents: It’s A Jungle Out There. The Jungle podca....
Workers would pay to have a boss with these 10 traits, new research finds

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:45:00 -0400

New research from New York University finds that both men and women see stereotypically male traits such as assertiveness and competitiveness as 'must-haves' for successful leaders. Researchers argue....
How can genetic data be better encrypted? Researchers find a way

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:12:52 -0400

Using nothing more than a simple vial of saliva, millions of people have created DNA profiles on genealogy websites. This problem of access is one that Bonnie Berger, a professor of mathematics at th....
Indian Government Minister Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:15:33 -0400

M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country’s most prominent news editor....
Why the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson Is a Good Sign for U.S-Turkey Ties

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:04:49 -0400

Here's how Erdogan and Trump can move forward on key issues....
Mexican scientists develop trawl gate for shrimp fishing

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:30:10 -0400

Mexico, Oct 17 (Notimex) - A group of researchers from various disciplines developed a trawl gate for shrimp fishing, which allows promoting the use of technology in this sector to contribute to the m....
The world’s biggest organism is facing its end

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:55:49 -0400

At first glance, Pando is unimpressive. If you aren’t looking for it, you could easily drive past the homogenous forest of stems ranging from a few inches to some 100 feet (about 30 meters) tall....
Women Achieved Enormous Power in Ancient Egypt. What They Did With It Is a Warning for Today

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:30:47 -0400

"Ancient Egypt allowed more females into power in the ancient world than any other place on earth. Was that society somehow more progressive than we might expect? The answer is a quick and deflat....
China wants to put a big fake moon in orbit to reflect sunlight back down at night

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:46:05 -0400

The Moon is great, but apparently it's just not enough for the city of Chengdu in China. Not satisfied with the meager light the Moon reflects back down to Earth at night, scientists in the region....
Evidence of earliest life on Earth disputed

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:12:13 -0400

When Australian scientists presented evidence in 2016 of life on Earth 3.7 billon years ago -- pushing the record back 220 million years -- it was a big deal, influencing even the search for life on M....
The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here's What to Know

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:02:16 -0400

Officials are worried the disease may spread....
Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:05:48 -0400

Hyperion has a mass 1 million billion times greater than the sun and is so distant that it is viewed from earth as it looked billions of years ago. "Hyperion is like 5,000 galaxies of the Milky Way",....
The Bracing Honesty of Kiese Laymon’s Memoir Heavy

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:04:19 -0400

Kiese Laymon's memoir 'Heavy' explores his relationship with his mother while growing up as a black man in Mississippi.....
Joe Biden, 75, Says His Age Would Be a 'Legitimate Issue' If He Runs for President

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:28:21 -0400

"They're gonna judge me on my vitality"....