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Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

Yahoo Science

Tiny shark species that squirts glo...

Tiny shark species that squirts glow-in-the-dark liquid from its pockets discovered

Tiny shark species that squirts glow-in-the-dark liquid from its pockets discoveredScientists from various universities and research groups identified the 5½-inch shark as the American Pocket Shark, or Mollisquama mississippiensis.


Apple Seeks Mac Pro Parts Tariff Ex...

Apple Seeks Mac Pro Parts Tariff Exclusion After Move to China

Apple Seeks Mac Pro Parts Tariff Exclusion After Move to China(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, weeks after planning to re-locate production of the line to China from Texas.The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is seeking relief from duties of 25% on key Mac Pro parts and accessories that go with it, ranging from the stainless steel and aluminum frame, power supplies, internal cables and circuit boards, and its optional wheels, according to filings posted by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative. The documents don?t specifically mention the Mac Pro, but the features and dimensions listed by Apple in the filing closely resemble the planned computer.The exclusion requests from the iPhone maker were posted July 18 and are now subject to a public comment period before they?re reviewed. Some Apple products have been spared from tariffs in the past, including the Apple Watch and AirPods. Apple declined to comment on the filing. U.S. President Donald Trump has promised relief if companies can show that parts or products can only be obtained in China, aren?t ?strategically important? to Chinese industrial programs, or that the duties would cause ?severe economic harm.? Trump has tweeted that companies won?t face a tariff if they make their goods ?at home in the USA.?The new Mac Pro will be manufactured in China, a person familiar with the company?s plans said last month, shifting production of what had been Apple?s only major device assembled in the U.S. The previous design had been built in Texas since 2013. The new model was announced in June and will go on sale later this year, starting at $5999. Apple said last month that ?final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process.?Apple is also seeking duty exclusions on its Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, complementary devices for operating the computer, as well as an accompanying USB cable for charging external mobile devices.Trump slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods last year in response to a trade deficit and allegations of intellectual property theft and unfair trade practices as the world?s two largest economies seek to negotiate a sweeping trade deal.Trump had threatened tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese imports in May in response to what he said was Beijing?s reneging on agreed provisions. But he put them on hold after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June in Japan to restart negotiations.To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Niquette in Columbus at mniquette@bloomberg.net;Mark Gurman in San Francisco at mgurman1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Margaret Collins at mcollins45@bloomberg.net, Molly Schuetz, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Doctors Dismissed Their Symptoms As...

Doctors Dismissed Their Symptoms As Perimenopause, But These Women Knew It Was More

Doctors Dismissed Their Symptoms As Perimenopause, But These Women Knew It Was MoreFor Patti Graves, her abnormal periods turned out to be cancer.


What Is Malaria, and Where Are You ...

What Is Malaria, and Where Are You Most at Risk?

What Is Malaria, and Where Are You Most at Risk?Keep this in mind if you're traveling this summer.


Portuguese firefighters bring fores...

Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under control

Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under controlFirefighters aided by overnight rain on Tuesday brought under control massive wildfires raging for four days in a central region of Portugal where dozens of people died in huge blazes in 2017. Nearly 1,100 firefighters were still deployed to completely put out the fires, which ripped through the heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Lisbon, said commander Luis Belo Costa of the civil protection agency. Portugal's civil protection agency had said on Monday morning the wildfires were "90 percent controlled", but strong winds fanned the flames into life again in the afternoon.


Buffett Lunch Winner?s Crypto Coin ...

Buffett Lunch Winner?s Crypto Coin Drops After Meeting Delay

Buffett Lunch Winner?s Crypto Coin Drops After Meeting Delay(Bloomberg) -- The digital token known as Tron tumbled as much as 21% after cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun postponed his charity lunch meeting with billionaire Warren Buffett citing a bout of kidney stones.The announcement kicked off a frenzy of speculation on Twitter and in Chinese social media, which claimed that Sun has been denied an exit visa from China, and that the 29-year-old is the subject of investigations for everything from illegal fundraising to money laundering.?He is in San Francisco in his condo recovering from kidney stones,? Cliff Edwards, a spokesman for Sun, said in a phone interview Tuesday with Bloomberg News. Buffett and Sun agreed to reschedule, according to a tweet Monday from his Tron Foundation. The lunch had been set for Thursday in San Francisco.Sun bid a record $4.57 million this year to win the chance to dine with Buffett as part of his annual charity lunch auction. Sun, who launched Tronix in 2017, said in June that he was hoping to educate Buffett, a self-professed cryptocurrency critic, on the benefits of crypto and the underlying technology, blockchain.The postponement came only hours after Sun tweeted invitations to other crypto boosters. Sun denied media reports that he was involved in illegal fundraising and money laundering, according to China?s state-run Global Times.(Adds spokesman comment in the third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Belinda Cao.To contact the reporters on this story: Olga Kharif in Portland at okharif@bloomberg.net;Katherine Chiglinsky in New York at kchiglinsky@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael J. Moore at mmoore55@bloomberg.net, ;Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Dave Liedtka, Rita NazarethFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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French parliament adopts copyright ...

French parliament adopts copyright reform after EU law

The French parliament on Tuesday adopted a copyright reform to protect media against the use of their news by tech giants, the first national legislature to agree the new EU law.
Wavelength-encoded laser particles ...

Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging

A new study, "Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging," by scientists in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine has been published in Nature Photonics.
Hidden world of stream biodiversity...

Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream.
NASA analyzes new Atlantic depressi...

NASA analyzes new Atlantic depression's tropical rainfall

Tropical Depression 3 has formed about off the eastern coast of central Florida. NASA analyzed the rainfall that the new depression was generating using the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite.
Global warming will accelerate wate...

Global warming will accelerate water cycle over global land monsoon regions

The global monsoon region, sprawling north and south from the Earth's equator, sustains nearly two-thirds of the world's population. It is characterized with abundant monsoon rainfall, a distinct wet-dry season contrast, and hence an active water cycle.
'Legacy' mercury pollution still a ...

'Legacy' mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters

"Legacy" mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts.

PBS

In the race against climate change,...

In the race against climate change, many animals may not keep up

A sobering analysis suggests that animal species aren?t adapting fast enough to maintain their numbers in the face of rising temperatures.
In a smattering of ancient stars, s...

In a smattering of ancient stars, scientists glimpse the Milky Way?s origins

A new analysis pinpoints some of the most ancient stars in our galaxy?and tells the story of the Milky Way?s ravenous past.
Quivering bird eggs prep each other...

Quivering bird eggs prep each other for predators before they hatch

Even while still in their eggs, baby birds can hear their parents? alarm calls. They then pass the message along to unhatched siblings so the entire clutch emerges aware of the dangers ahead.
A year ago, toxic red tide took ove...

A year ago, toxic red tide took over Florida?s Gulf Coast. What would it take to stop it next time?

Killing red tide cells en masse can unleash their potent toxin. That means researchers need to get creative.
In a first, researchers have perman...

In a first, researchers have permanently magnetized a liquid

The new material could have applications in robotics and medicine.
Mammals? weird way of swallowing is...

Mammals? weird way of swallowing is at least 165 million years old

A new fossil find may help pinpoint the origins of mammals? uber-flexible hyoid bone, which anchors the tongue and gives us our signature swallowing style.

Scientific American

Why the WHO's Emergency Declaration...

Why the WHO's Emergency Declaration for Ebola Is a Big Deal

The president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene talks about how the designation could help fight the nearly year-old outbreak in central Sub-Saharan Africa

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Watch Liquid-Based Magnet Droplets ...

Watch Liquid-Based Magnet Droplets Twirl and Morph

Droplets filled with nanoparticles behave just like bar magnets

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Bird Embryos Vibrate to Warn One An...

Bird Embryos Vibrate to Warn One Another of Danger before They Hatch

The egg-bound developing animals are more attuned to the outside world than previously thought

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Risk of Conflict Rises as the W...

The Risk of Conflict Rises as the World Heats Up

Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S.

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How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate

How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate

A real-time capture of brain-circuit activity shows how simple it is to change what an animal sees

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimi...

Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space

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Newscientist

Anonymised data isn't nearly anonym...

Anonymised data isn't nearly anonymous enough ? here?s how we fix it

It's too easy to identify people in supposedly anonymous personal datasets, but there are ways we can protect our privacy, says Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Brain scans hint the mysterious 'so...

Brain scans hint the mysterious 'sonic attack' in Cuba was real

US diplomats in Havana reported a mysterious illness in 2016, but it was unclear if the effects were psychosomatic. Now scans suggest their brains have changed
Eight things we learned in the UK g...

Eight things we learned in the UK government's pre-Johnson info dump

Air pollution, plastic packaging, nuclear power plants, genome sequencing: just before Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, the UK government has put out dozens of documents. Here's what you need to know
The Milky Way devoured another gala...

The Milky Way devoured another galaxy and we've spotted the remains

We?ve identified the original stars that were in the Milky Way before it devoured another smaller galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus about 10 billion years ago
The UK is spending billions on over...

The UK is spending billions on overseas fossil fuel projects

The UK plans to be carbon neutral by 2050, but it gave more than £4.5bn in aid money to fossil fuel projects overseas between 2010 and 2017
Early life on Earth may have existe...

Early life on Earth may have existed as miniature droplets of jelly

Microscopic jelly blobs that form when simple carbon-based chemicals dry out could have been the precursors to the first biological cells on Earth

NY times.com Science

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Year...

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.

Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first.
Sailing Through Space on Solar Wind...

Sailing Through Space on Solar Wind? LightSail 2 Will Try

The Planetary Society will attempt to deploy LightSail 2 and further demonstrate the potential for solar sailing for space travel.
Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cub...

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

?Something happened to the brain? of diplomats who reported odd ailments, brain-imaging study suggests. But the cause is still unclear.
Even Unhatched, Birds Exchange Surv...

Even Unhatched, Birds Exchange Survival Skills

Eggs vibrate in response to parental alarm calls, then pass on the warning to nearby eggs.
A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears...

A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears on the Baltic Seabed

Its condition is pristine, but its identity is a mystery. For now, maritime archaeologists call it Okänt Skepp, Swedish for ?unknown ship.?
India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon M...

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try

Last week, scientists abruptly called off the historic launch right before liftoff. A second attempt on Monday was a success.

Science Daily

'Kneeding' a break: First evidence ...

'Kneeding' a break: First evidence ACL injuries an overuse failure

Repetitive knee stress and failure to accommodate sufficient rest between periods of strenuous exercise may be key factors behind the rapid rise in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in world sport, a new international study has found.
For anemonefish, male-to-female sex...

For anemonefish, male-to-female sex change happens first in the brain

The anemonefish is a gender-bending marvel. It starts out as a male, but can switch to female when circumstances allow, for example, when the only female present dies or disappears. In a new study, researchers found that the male-to-female sex-change occurs first in the fish's brain and only later involves the gonads - sometimes after a delay of months or years.
New concept for self-assembling mic...

New concept for self-assembling micromachines

Polarisable microrobots components can be designed to find each other in an electric field.
How do brains remember decisions?

How do brains remember decisions?

Mammal brains -- including those of humans -- store and recall impressive amounts of information based on our good and bad decisions and interactions in an ever-changing world. Now, in a series of new experiments with mice, scientists report they have added to evidence that such 'decision-based' memories are stored in very particular parts of the brain.
Molecular sensor scouts DNA damage ...

Molecular sensor scouts DNA damage and supervises repair

Using single-molecule imaging, researchers witness how molecules find and fix damaged DNA.
Teacher incentive programs can impr...

Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement

Teacher incentive pay programs with a hybrid structure involving both individual and group incentives can have good results. Multiple and understandable performance metrics, combined with regular feedback to teachers, may also make incentive programs more effective. Finally, rewards should be strong enough to entice teachers to adjust their teaching practices.

Eureka Alert

Study shows new moms may be vulnera...

Study shows new moms may be vulnerable to 'sharenting'

(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Two related studies found evidence that women's feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media -- and those posts sometimes include their children's personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs.The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children's online privacy from commercial entities, as well as more parental education about the consequences of sharing children's personal information.
UTA associate professor’s mission: ...

UTA associate professor’s mission: Prepare nurses to care for older adults

(University of Texas at Arlington) Kathryn Daniel, an associate professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI) and director of the Adult and Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Programs was inducted in to the American Academy of Nursing's 2019 Class of Fellows.
Semi-automated contracting system t...

Semi-automated contracting system to accelerate partnering in AI-powered drug discovery

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Partnership model between artificial intelligence (AI) development companies and 'Big Pharma' provides legal template for accelerated drug discovery process worldwide.
More heart attacks and strokes when...

More heart attacks and strokes when cholesterol-lowering prescription rejected or unfilled

(The Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation) Individuals at high risk for cardiovascular events had more heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events when they were unable to obtain their prescribed LDL-cholesterol lowering medication. In a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers with the FH Foundation found that individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) or atherosclerotic heart disease (ASCVD) whose PCSK9 inhibitors (PCSK9is) were rejected by their insurance plan had an immediate 16% increased risk of a cardiovascular event during the 12-month study period.
Renewable and nonrenewable energy i...

Renewable and nonrenewable energy in Myanmar's economic growth

(Ural Federal University) An international group of scientists including a researcher from Ural Federal University developed a mathematical model that describes the influence of regenerative and non-regenerative energy sources on the economic growth of Myanmar. The work was published in the Environmental Science and Pollution Research journal and supported with a grant of the Russian Science Foundation.
How to thrive when foreign competit...

How to thrive when foreign competitors enter your market

(American Marketing Association) A new study shows that foreign entrants can be a boost to domestic companies if they can learn from the new entrants to improve their marketing strategies.

Forteantimes

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Young boy claimed to be reincarnated Marine, four armed baby named God Boy by parents, Bumfight punk body part theft
Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Philly Jesus goes ice skating, gets arrested, plus: human flesh pastry makers, Swastika bauble outrage and a pair of resurrections
Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Quadruple amputee is armed and on the run; Man buys home, finds corpse inside; dowsers discover mass grave in Tunbridge Wells
Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

London museum planned to shoot and steal Nessie, Iceland offers Minge Pies for Christmas, plus a ghost in the bathtub
Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Literary argument ends in death, tiger sex spoof video nightmare, man calls suicide hotline and is shot dead by SWAT team
Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Sex toy clown attack, Hitler coffee creamer PR disaster, man fights off bear with old computer, return of the Swedish mystery subs

Howstuffworks

The Most Embarrassing Moments in th...

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It?s shocking to hear, but science isn?t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen -- and they often lead to great scientific discoveries. So, grab your safety glasses and see if you can identify the most embarrassing scientific moments ever.
10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyon...

10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyone Knows

The blood in your veins is blue. Glass is a slow-moving liquid. If you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it. Not so fast ?- if you learned any of those "facts" in school, what you learned was wrong.
Flight Pictures

Flight Pictures

Flight pictures show photos from aviation history. Take a look at pictures of the most important aircraft in history.
How the Electoral College Works

How the Electoral College Works

The Electoral College is not an Ivy League school. Rather, it's a process for selecting the next U.S. president that actually carries more weight than the popular vote. Why is it there and should it be continued?
What is a Nor'easter?

What is a Nor'easter?

Nor'easters typically affect the east coast of the United States during the winter season. What exactly are Nor'easters, though, and how do they form. Find out the answer to this question in this article from HowStuffWorks.

Unexplained-mysteries

Cat filter strikes again during pre...

Cat filter strikes again during press conference

A Canadian police press conference about a mysterious double homicide was marred by 'technical difficulties'. Last month, Facebook's 'cat filter' turn...
Paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Gu...

Paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Guiley dies

The 69-year-old, who wrote dozens of books on a wide variety of paranormal topics, has sadly passed away. Born in Florida on July 8th, 1950, Guiley gr...
RNLI warns against 'Storm Loch Ness...

RNLI warns against 'Storm Loch Ness' event

Lifeboat officials in Scotland have warned social media users not to flock to the world famous loch en masse. Hot on the heels of the 'Storm Area 51' ...
Adorable new 'pocket shark' species...

Adorable new 'pocket shark' species identified

Scientists have discovered a new type of shark that is so small that it is possible to hold it in your hand. Found in the Gulf of Mexico, this pint-si...
75-year-old warship mystery solved ...

75-year-old warship mystery solved at last

The wreck of the last US warship to be sunk off the east coast during WWII has finally been discovered. When the USS Eagle PE-56 went down off the coa...
Orbital plan for lunar space statio...

Orbital plan for lunar space station unveiled

Mission planners at NASA and ESA have determined the orbital path of the upcoming lunar Gateway. 50 years on from Apollo 11's historic landing, mankin...

Sciencenewsforkids.org

That?s no dino!

That?s no dino!

Not all ancient reptiles were dinosaurs. Some soared, many swam the seas and still others looked like dinos?but actually weren?t.
Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?
A germ stopper for blood products

A germ stopper for blood products

A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.
MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS ? a killer viral disease ? emerged for the first time only three years ago. That was in the Middle East. Now it has spread to Asia.
Explainer: What is a virus?

Explainer: What is a virus?

Viruses cause many of the world?s common diseases. These germs reproduce by hijacking the cells of their host.
Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dol...

Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dolphins to crickets

Once the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill ended, oil continued to harm animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, it still may not be over, biologists worry.

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