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01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
CAPE CANAVERAL: The moon, the earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. "This one is particularly good," said Rice...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take note Westminster is in deadlock. The progress of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement has stalled in parliament, where a majority of MPs are opposed to it. Jeremy Corbyn has refused to enter...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
In an effort to help Christians better understand the integration of science and religion, Maryville College Professor of Biology Dr. Drew Crain has published “Science & Christianity: Past, Present, and Future.” The book, published by the Maryville College Press, is designed for use in churches and Christian groups. A generous grant from the TBF Foundation paid for the publication and distribution of the book, which is available at no cost. “Many studies have shown that the majority of mainstream church members today are unaware of how to react to science in the 21st century,” said Crain, who describes himself as both an enthusiastic biologist and a devoted Christian. “I believe that...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse January 2019 Date and Time in India: The complete eclipse will take place starting 11:41 pm EST, which converts to 10:11 am IST and will last 62 minutes. ......
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
“You know, it’s not just about speeches that we give or where we show up,” Pence told attendees of the March for Life annual Rose Dinner. “In this administration it’s all about results.” ......
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Humanity's efforts to move into and peer into space seem to be experiencing something of a renaissance in the past few weeks. NASA's pictures of Ultima Thule continue to astound, as do Chinese pictures from their probe on the far side of the moon. Coming soon, the James Webb Telescope will allow NASA to look even farther into the great beyond. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports. ......
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Satellite images show glaciers in US and Canada, excluding Alaska, are shrinking four times faster then in previous decade Glaciers in western North America, excluding Alaska, are melting four times faster than in the previous decade, with changes in the jet stream exacerbating the longer-term...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Scientists say a drastic cut in meat consumption is needed, but this requires political will It has been known for a while that the amount of animal products being eaten is bad for both the welfare of animals and the environment. People cannot consume 12.9bn eggs in the UK each year without breaking...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Actor James McAvoy has admitted that he was "freaked out" by co-star Bill Skarsgard on the sets of their horror film It: Chapter Two. McAvoy, who will play adult Bill Denbrough in the follow-up of the 2017 blockbuster, recently appeared...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Huawei is confident that Western countries will have to buy its products because of their competitiveness, the Chinese telecom giant's CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview on Thursday. "When you have superior products, there is no need to worry about buyers, and I have never...
01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state north of Mexico City, as people screamed and cried for help. Hidalgo's governor Omar Fayad told Mexican television that emergency services had registered the charred bodies of 21 people, and that at least 71 others had been injured.


01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared JEE Main 2019 results. The examination was held for January session on January 19,2019....
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
A Brisbane family were jolted awake this morning when they found a carpet python having a bath in their toilet. ......
01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Millennials Are Taking Charge of DavosFor those seeking the familiar, next week’s annual World Economic Forum will feature the usual itinerary of glittering Champagne receptions and marquee-name panelists. It’s recruited six young leaders, all millennials, as co-chairs to join Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in shaping the discussion. The age of the co-chairs notwithstanding, the overall demography of the event still skews older. The average is 54 for men and 49 for women.This Davos also marks the third year in a row that a majority of WEF co-chairs are women, a clear diversity commitment but one that hasn’t quite moved the needle for the event as a whole.


01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
China's first fixed-wing aircraft for polar flight Snow...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Saturn’s rings are one of our solar system’s magnificent sights, but may be a relatively recent addition, according to data obtained from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before the robotic explorer’s 2017 death plunge into the giant gas planet. Scientists said on Thursday a calculation of the mass of the rings based on gravitational measurements of the planet collected by Cassini indicated they formed between...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon” total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing. The total eclipse, which will begin minutes before midnight on the East Coast (0500 GMT) and just before 9 p.m. in the West, will unfold on the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday when most Americans have no school or work. That means even the youngest astronomy buffs may get to stay up late and...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Scientists have discovered a defect in the engines of Russia’s new flagship heavy lift space rocket that could destroy it in flight, an apparent setback to a project President Vladimir Putin has said is vital for national security. The Angara A5, which was test-launched in 2014,...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
In case you missed it, earlier this week John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, posted the following opinion piece on LinkedIn. It's a great read and one we wanted to share: 'As the Internet of Things sits on the precipice of revolutionizing how we live and work, the world is facing a trust crisis. The blame is all too easily placed on bad actors, such as hackers, however the truth is this is a crisis that is borne by institutional leaders. First, let's consider the meaning of trust in the context of...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Citizens in over 140 cities of 18 Chinese provinces can apply for electronic social security cards on Alipay, a mobile payment platform, as the platform is now aiming to...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
Smoking can speed up the ageing process in younger people by more than two decades, according to new research. Men and women who use cigarettes are twice as old as non-smokers — biologically, say scientists. The human body has two different ages — chronological and biological. The latter refers to how old a person seems — rather the actual time they have been alive. Now, blood tests on 149,000 adults have found smokers were...
01/18/2019   WorldNews Science
"Super Blood Wolf Moon" will be visible in Western Hemisphere, Europe, West Africa and northernmost Russia. ......
01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Stratolaunch space venture sharply scales back its operations, months after Paul Allen’s deathStratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. The company said it would continue work on the world’s largest airplane, which is designed to serve as a flying launch pad for rockets. Last week, Stratolaunch put its 385-foot-wide, twin-fuselage plane through a high-speed taxi test that many saw as a precursor for its first test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port. “Stratolaunch is ending the development of their family of launch vehicles and rocket… Read More


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Lime and Bird Raise Millions, But at Far Lower Valuations Than Hoped(Bloomberg) -- Two electric scooter startups, fresh off raising hundreds of millions of dollars last year, are now raising hundreds of millions more, according to multiple people familiar with the details. But the latest hard-fought deal terms for Lime and Bird Rides Inc. both peg the companies’ worth at far less than the lofty valuations the startups once sought.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Cancer Care Has A Long Way To Go To Meet LGBTQ Patients' NeedsThe LGBTQ population's health care needs are often different from those of


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Facebook Faces Potential Record U.S. Fine on Privacy ViolationsThe Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy watchdog, is weighing a penalty against the social-media giant for violating a 2011 settlement with the agency that required the company to take a series of steps to protect users’ personal information, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential. It’s also not clear whether the agency has settled on how much to seek from the Menlo Park, California-based company or whether it will also require changes to Facebook’s data collection and sharing practices.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmonSEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

FDA: Another blood pressure drug, irbesartan, recalled over cancer-causing impurityEight lots of the blood pressure-lowering drugs irbesartan and irbesartan HCTZ are recalled after testing reveals a carcinogen


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer studyAbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer. The treatment, Imbruvica, failed to show statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, compared with the combination of placebo and two chemotherapy agents. The American Cancer society estimates that pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in the United States and about 7 percent of all cancer deaths, and expects that 56,770 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

U.S. Preparing Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms, Sources SayThe order, which hasn’t yet been presented to the president, would not mention companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. or ZTE Corp. by name and would not outright ban U.S. sales by the firms. Huawei is pushing to take a global leadership position in 5G, but many American officials suspect the company’s products could be used by Beijing to spy on Western governments and companies.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

MRI shows Jim Kelly is cancer freeHall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly got good news today. Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that an examination showed no signs of the cancer Kelly has been battling for years. “We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN!” Jill Kelly wrote. “Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual because of [more]


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Scientists Mapped Entire Brains at Nanoscale For This Psychadelic VisualizationUsing advanced techniques, what once took years now takes days.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Protester's funeral new flashpoint in Sudan's spreading unrestDemonstrators originally took to the streets from Dec. 19 to complain about bread prices and cash shortages, but the protests quickly turned into calls for an end to Bashir's 30-year-old rule. Around 5,000 mourners turned out for the funeral of Moawia Othman, who died early on Friday from gunshot wounds sustained the day before during a demonstration in the Burri neighborhood of the capital Khartoum. Mourners also destroyed a police truck and overturned the vehicle, according to a Reuters witness and footage posted on social media.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setbackFederal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. This cancer grows and spreads faster than most other types of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

The Best Optical and Electrical Heart Rate Monitors Right NowOur top picks for everything from professional-level training to comfortable, all-day monitoring.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture resets New Shepard test launch after snagBlue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it plans to launch the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on Monday, more than a month after a ground infrastructure issue forced a postponement. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. CT (7 a.m. PT) at Blue Origin’s spaceport and test facility in West Texas. Video coverage will be streamed via the Kent, Wash.-based company’s website. The flight’s main goal is to test the systems on New Shepard in preparation for flying passengers later this year. But even though the crew capsule won’t be… Read More


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Serena Williams Is (Understandably) Worried About Blood Clots While at the Australian Open"It’s incredibly frightening."


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might ThinkA new study finds that Saturn has only had its iconic rings for a fraction of its lifetime.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nodThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin. The biosimilar, Ontruzant, is sold by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, a unit of Merck & Co Inc, and is developed by Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, which is a joint venture between Samsung BioLogics and Biogen Inc. The approval https://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info/status/1086327386059157504 comes just a few weeks after the health regulator gave Celltrion Inc's Herzuma - another biosimilar to Herceptin - its nod to market it commercially.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Science

Your Manly Scent Is Making Your Wife Drink All the BeerWomen may drink more beer when exposed to male pheromones.


01/18/2019   Wired Science
A new study shows that doctors wrote more prescriptions, and more people overdosed on opioids, in counties where drug companies spent more money.
01/18/2019   Wired Science
A company that wants to slap logos on the night sky is raising tricky questions about what belongs in space.
01/18/2019   Wired Science
Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their "frass."
01/17/2019   Wired Science
It means that people (*cough astrologers not astronomers*) are giving names to phenomena that don’t really need cute labels.
01/17/2019   Wired Science
Sure, you need big muscles to win the Lunar Impact event in Dwayne Johnson's new reality show. But you won't get anywhere without friction.
01/17/2019   Wired Science
PG&E’s electrical equipment likely caused California’s massive Camp Fire. That’s particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that.
01/16/2019   Wired Science
Antibiotics are still massively overprescribed, a new study shows. With no new drugs in sight, some scientists are turning to Crispr for a reboot.
01/16/2019   Wired Science
Researchers use a fossil, fancy computer work, and a complex robot to tease apart how an early land-walking animal moved.
01/16/2019   Wired Science
In wildfire-prone cities and towns, increasingly worried residents are banding together to prevent future disasters.
01/16/2019   Wired Science
New tabletop sensors could be sensitive enough to glimpse gravitational waves and even dark matter particles.
01/15/2019   Wired Science
There are much better ways to generate electricity than this proposed scheme in Egypt, but here's how it would theoretically work.
01/15/2019   Wired Science
People love ‘Oumuamua because it's an antidote to our cosmic loneliness. And that's OK!
01/15/2019   Wired Science
Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.
01/15/2019   Wired Science
When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out to find a cure.
01/14/2019   Wired Science
The science of how technology affects happiness needs a huge statistical upgrade. A new paper charts a path toward better research.
01/14/2019   Wired Science
A new study shows that 3D-printing a section of spinal cord, living cells and all, restored movement in injured rats.
01/14/2019   Wired Science
Desalination plants turn seawater into drinking water, but also pump hypersaline water back into the environment. That's especially troubling because desal has become extremely popular.
01/13/2019   Wired Science
Dark matter may occasionally interact with minerals in the earth, leaving traces that physicists hope to decipher.
01/12/2019   Wired Science
Elon says he'd use SpaceX propulsion tech to make a Roadster take flight, and we have thoughts.
01/11/2019   Wired Science
The hour is one of cycling's oldest and most prestigious records: How far can one person ride a bicycle in 60 minutes?

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