Discovery

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 ?

BBC - Science

'Triple whammy' threatens UN action...

'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change

Efforts by Saudi Arabia, the EU and Japan are seen as part of a backlash against UN climate action.
Nasa puts up deep-space atomic cloc...

Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

The miniaturised timepiece will be used to overhaul deep-space navigation if it proves its worth.
'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley...

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.
Rhino release: Endangered animals d...

Rhino release: Endangered animals despatched to Rwanda

Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses ...

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.
Turning carbon dioxide into cash

Turning carbon dioxide into cash

Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.

Jamaica Observer - Environment

Jamaica calls on ACP, EU countries ...

Jamaica calls on ACP, EU countries to accelerate climate financing

JAMAICA'S Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and European Union (ACP-EU) countries to take immediate and innovative actions to fast track financing initiatives for climate action.The minister was speaking at the 44th Session of the Joint ACP-EU Council of Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, recently.

NY Times - Science

With a Poof, Mars Methane Is Gone

With a Poof, Mars Methane Is Gone

Last week, NASA?s Curiosity rover detected a belch of natural gas on the red planet. The gas has since dissipated, leaving only a mystery.
SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozen...

SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozens of Satellites to Orbit

The powerful rocket is carrying an assortment of cargo, including a solar sail, an atomic clock and the ashes of 152 people.
For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the ...

For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the World of Octopuses, Squids and More

A few fun facts about the many-armed creatures.
Does Fluffy Really Want to Be an Ad...

Does Fluffy Really Want to Be an Adventure Cat?

With a leash and a harness, any feline can safely explore the great outdoors. But owners need to be mindful of signs of stress.
Giant Squid Reappears on Video, Thi...

Giant Squid Reappears on Video, This Time in U.S. Waters

Seven years after scientists caught the elusive deep-sea cephalopod on video, they saw another. Then lightning struck a third time.
Who Liked Hurricane Sandy? These Ti...

Who Liked Hurricane Sandy? These Tiny, Endangered Birds

On New York?s Fire Island, the piping plover population has nearly doubled since the big storm in 2012, scientists report.

Sicence News.org

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelore...

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelorette'

The former "Bachelor" contestant gets a second chance at love.
'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged t...

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged to...

Find out who was sent home in the finale of the ABC reality show.
What You Missed on This Season of '...

What You Missed on This Season of 'The Bachelor'

Tonight Ben chooses between Lauren B. and JoJo. But how did we get here?
Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' Wit...

Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' With Ex Jennifer Garner

"Batman" star responds to Garner's recent candid interview with Vanity Fair.
Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled '...

Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled 'Game of Thrones' for Everyone

And he doesn't care! Spoilers and spoilers and spoilers ahead.
'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavi...

'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavill on Being Objectified

Henry Cavill definitely thinks there's a "double standard" when it comes to men and women being objectified.

Reuters - Science

U.S. patent agency to review Harvar...

U.S. patent agency to review Harvard, MIT's claim to CRISPR technology

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday said it would review whether Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can claim rights to a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, adding fuel to a rivalry between those institutions and the University of California.
India's space startups ignite inves...

India's space startups ignite investor interest

From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race.
U.N., European bodies outline joint...

U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk

European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding.
Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NA...

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024.
Grab and throw: South Korea makes f...

Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher

In a panic after a fire has broken out and can't remember where the fire extinguisher is, let alone how to use it?
Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 year...

Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing

Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that first put a man on the moon.

PBS

Microbes from marathoner poop boost...

Microbes from marathoner poop boost endurance in mice

A bacterial ?probiotic? may enhance athletic performance. But it?s a long way from being ready for use in humans.
What makes a great qubit? Diamonds ...

What makes a great qubit? Diamonds and ions could hold the answer

At the core of quantum computing is the qubit. The best ones have a few defining traits, and scientists are looking to everything from lasers to Russian diamonds to help refine the best qubits for the next generation of quantum computing.
Peru?s Nazca Line etchings depict b...

Peru?s Nazca Line etchings depict bird species not native to the area

The famous desert geoglyphs appear to show birds that occur in Peru?s forests and coastal areas.
Humans are surprisingly honest when...

Humans are surprisingly honest when it comes to returning lost wallets

Altruism is alive and well. So is the desire to protect one?s self-image.
Declassified spy images show Earth?...

Declassified spy images show Earth?s ?Third Pole? is melting fast

Accelerating ice melt in the Himalayas may imperil up to a billion people in South Asia who rely on glacier runoff for drinking water and more.
Thirsty for solutions, water manage...

Thirsty for solutions, water managers are putting AI-powered tools to work

Around the world, aging and inadequate water systems are a huge public health problem. Now, researchers are using artificial intelligence to help conserve and monitor the quality of drinking water.

BBC - Science / Video

Canada's longest space mission come...

Canada's longest space mission comes to an end

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques spent 204 days in space alongside crew mates from Russian and the US.
Rhino release: Epic journey to free...

Rhino release: Epic journey to freedom in Rwanda

Five zoo-born eastern black rhinos have been transported from Europe to Africa.
CO2 and how it links manure and fiz...

CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Roger Harrabin looks at how manure could help to deal with CO2.
The women fighting for Lapland

The women fighting for Lapland

As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.
How recyclable is your food shop?

How recyclable is your food shop?

Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled.
Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-...

Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.

Science Daily

Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure...

Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice

When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography is as good as that of coronary angiography - thereby dispensing with the need for invasive procedures.
Air pollution found to affect marke...

Air pollution found to affect marker of female fertility in real-life study

Ovarian reserve, a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility, has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution.
Puppy love: Choosing the perfect po...

Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

A psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't always in line with what they choose.
'Flying salt shakers of death:' Fun...

'Flying salt shakers of death:' Fungal-infected 'zombie' cicadas

Cicadas can carry a fungus containing chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, making them zombie-like fliers.
Cyanide compounds discovered in met...

Cyanide compounds discovered in meteorites may hold clues to the origin of life

Compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites by scientists may have helped power life on early Earth.
These neurons affect how much you d...

These neurons affect how much you do, or don't, want to eat

Researchers have identified a network of neurons that coordinate with other brain regions to influence eating behaviors. These findings could help those suffering from disease-induced appetite loss or over-eating.

BBC - Technology

Etika: Body found in search is miss...

Etika: Body found in search is missing YouTuber

The gamer, who went missing last week, had uploaded a video describing suicidal thoughts.
Google city sparks fresh controvers...

Google city sparks fresh controversy

Plans for a digital city built "from the internet up" meet growing opposition in Toronto.
Robots 'to replace up to 20 million...

Robots 'to replace up to 20 million factory jobs' by 2030

A huge acceleration in the use of robots will affect jobs around the world, Oxford Economics says.
Facebook to identify French hate sp...

Facebook to identify French hate speech suspects

The deal between the French government and the tech giant is believed to be the first of its kind.
Global phone networks attacked by h...

Global phone networks attacked by hackers

Attackers had power to shut networks down but chose to snoop on users instead.
Used car batteries may power footba...

Used car batteries may power football stadium lights

Refurbished batteries are already in use at stadiums in Norway and the Netherlands.

Scientific American

How to Debate a Science Denier

How to Debate a Science Denier

A new finding shows that marshaling facts and identifying an opponent’s rhetorical techniques are effective at dampening a skeptic’s message

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Elite Athletes' Gut Bacteria Give R...

Elite Athletes' Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost

The chemical these bacteria produce appears to enhance athleticism

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Business as Usual Threatens Thousan...

Business as Usual Threatens Thousands of Amazon Tree Species

Climate change and deforestation could also severely fragment much of the forest by 2050, a new model projects

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
European Comet Interceptor Could Vi...

European Comet Interceptor Could Visit an Interstellar Object

Launching in 2028, the European Space Agency’s newly announced mission will wait in space for an exciting target

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Climate Change Throws a Wrench in E...

Climate Change Throws a Wrench in Everglades Restoration

The drought and heat that drove a recent massive seagrass die-off could become more common in the future

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
"Missing" Wallets with More Cash Ar...

"Missing" Wallets with More Cash Are More Likely to Be Returned

A massive global study with 17,000 planted wallets found similar patterns among most of the 40 countries involved

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

World's first underground nucle...

World's first underground nuclear waste storage moves forward in Finland

World's first underground nuclear waste storage moves forward in FinlandFinland's plan to establish the world's first underground nuclear waste disposal tool a step forward on Tuesday when its builder Posiva announced a 500-million-euro ($569.55 million) investment in facilities needed for nuclear waste burial. Posiva, owned by Finnish utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima, plans to bury used nuclear fuel around 400 metres (1,312 feet) deep in Onkalo bedrock on Olkiluoto island, some 230 km northwest of Helsinki. Finland's government has already granted a construction licence for the above-ground encapsulation plant and disposal facility Posiva needs to treat the highly radioactive waste before taking it to the underground waste repository.


Countdown to NATO space strategy

Countdown to NATO space strategy

Countdown to NATO space strategyNATO will launch its first strategy for space this week as the alliance heads beyond the skies to defend against the likes of China and Russia. The aim is for NATO to make space a full operational domain -- alongside land, sea, air and cyber -- perhaps as early as the alliance summit in London in December, diplomats say. "Space is part of our daily lives, and while it can be used for peaceful purposes, it can also be used for aggression," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters.


Travelers With Food Allergies Gain ...

Travelers With Food Allergies Gain New Legal Backing From U.S. Government

Travelers With Food Allergies Gain New Legal Backing From U.S. GovernmentA Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling issued in May has strengthened the rights that air passengers with food allergies have when boarding an aircraft. It also means that some U.S. airlines may have to change their policies to avoid noncompliance. The case in question was a complaint made by the parent of a seven-year-old girl [?]The post Travelers With Food Allergies Gain New Legal Backing From U.S. Government appeared first on Skift.


In 'climate apartheid', ric...

In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: U.N. report

In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: U.N. reportThe world is on course for "climate apartheid", where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt, a U.N. human rights report said on Tuesday. The report, submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council by its special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, said business was supposed to play a vital role in coping with climate change, but could not be relied on to look after the poor. "An over-reliance on the private sector could lead to a climate apartheid scenario in which the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict, while the rest of the world is left to suffer," he wrote.


Superbugs and air pollution should ...

Superbugs and air pollution should be top research priorities, survey finds

Superbugs and air pollution should be top research priorities, survey findsThe growth of superbugs and the threat of climate change and air pollution should be the top research priorities of the scientific community, a survey canvassing people?s attitudes to global health threats has found. Earlier this year the World Health Organization listed the 10 greatest health threats facing the world and set out how to tackle them in its five-year plan. The list ? which WHO did not put in any order of priority ? included infectious diseases such as Ebola, influenza and HIV but also showed that environmental threats and non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes were becoming equally urgent. Also on the list was antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - the increasing number of infections which are becoming resistant to antibiotics ? and vaccine hesitancy ? the refusal of or mistrust of vaccines. In a poll by YouGov 2,000 adults were asked to decide which issues on WHO?s list should be tackled by the scientific community. Predicted deaths from superbugs, 2014 to 2050 - AMR The top priority for research was antimicrobial resistance with nearly two thirds of those polled ? 59 per cent ? putting this at the top of the list. Those in the 55-plus age group were most likely to believe that this was a priority with 67 per cent listing it as an urgent threat. Earlier this year a report by the United Nations warned that, if left unchecked, superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 and have as devastating effect on the global economy as the 2008 financial crisis. The second most urgent priority among those polled was air pollution and climate change, with 54 per cent listing these as important global health issues. Those aged 18 to 24 were more likely to list these issues than those in older age groups, with 61 per cent of the youngest age group agreeing that the scientific community should tackle this. The WHO says that air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to health and estimates that seven million people die prematurely every year because of breathing in microscopic pollutants in the air which penetrate respiratory and circulatory systems. However, it also predicts that between 2030 and 2050, climate change will lead to approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. Nearly every child in London attends a school in an area with air pollution levels above WHO guidelines Despite the growing concern over vaccine hesitancy and the large numbers of measles outbreaks around the world that have been linked to low vaccination rates only 36 per cent of those polled felt that people refusing to have themselves or their children vaccinated was an urgent research priority. Last week a major study by the Wellcome Trust revealed that people in the UK had higher trust of vaccines than other parts of Europe - which may describe the low numbers of people thinking this was a problem.  Poor access to primary health care, emergencies such as drought or long-standing conflict and the rise in non-communicable diseases were all seen as more urgent global priorities than ?vaccine hesitancy?. Respondents put the threat of another Ebola outbreak and the HIV/Aids epidemic on an almost equal footing. Some 23 per cent of respondents said Ebola should be a global health research priority, compared to 22 per cent saying the same about HIV/Aids. From tragedy to hope | A history of HIV breakthroughs This may be a reflection of the fact that HIV has become a manageable condition in countries such as the UK, although it still kills around one million people every year worldwide. Unsurprisingly dengue fever ? a debilitating mosquito-borne illness which affects people in Latin America, Asia and Africa ? was seen as the lowest priority, with just 13 per cent of those polled believing that it should be a global health priority. Victoria Waldersee, researcher at YouGov, said: ?YouGov research has found that only two of the WHO's top 10 global threats were seen by a majority of Brits as a priority in 2019. At the start of the year the WHO set out what they believe to be the most dangerous issues demanding attention but apart from antibiotic resistance and climate change, none of the other issues listed were seen as priorities by a majority of the British public. "This suggests that health campaigners will need to engage more with the public if they want to convey the dangers out there.? Chris Large, senior partner at Global Action Plan, the charity behind the Clean Air Day pollution campaign, said that the public wanted to know more about air pollution. ?This chimes with our experience ? our latest UK public air pollution survey found that 83 per cent of people believe that air pollution has some effect on their health but only 16 per cent of people knew who to turn to for advice. The government is badly letting the public down by not running an air pollution public information campaign on the scale of healthy eating and anti-smoking campaigns," he said.  Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security


G20 Summit May Sideline Climate Goa...

G20 Summit May Sideline Climate Goals to Keep Trump Happy During Trade Talks

G20 Summit May Sideline Climate Goals to Keep Trump Happy During Trade TalksG20 Summit May Sideline Climate Goals to Keep Trump Happy During Trade Talks


Reuters - Technology

Micron resumes some chip shipments ...

Micron resumes some chip shipments to Huawei, boosting stock

Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it had resumed some shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and still expected demand for its chips to recover later this year, sending its shares 10% late on Tuesday.
U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance ...

U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 25 state and local agencies on Tuesday unveiled a crackdown on robocalls as a congressional panel approved a bill that would take new steps to reduce the unwanted calls.
Brazil court slashes fine for Faceb...

Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data

Facebook Inc's fine for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation in Brazil should be reduced to 23 million reais ($6 million), a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
Exclusive: In a world first, Facebo...

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.
SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orb...

SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, putting 24 experimental satellites into orbit after what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of its "most difficult" launches ever.
K-Pop's BTS now in your pocket with...

K-Pop's BTS now in your pocket with mobile game

(This June 24 story, corrects title of Simon Sim to president of the U.S. arm of Netmarble Corp instead of president of the South Korean mobile gaming company, paragraph 5.)

New Scientist

UK has halved air pollution deaths ...

UK has halved air pollution deaths since 1970 but must still do more

The share of premature deaths in the UK linked to air pollution has dropped significantly because of action on emissions ? but there is still a long way to go
Non-addictive CRISPR-edited tobacco...

Non-addictive CRISPR-edited tobacco could help eliminate smoking

A gene-edited tobacco plant with near-zero nicotine could boost plans to eliminate smoking by making cigarettes non-addictive
Exposure to air pollution seems to ...

Exposure to air pollution seems to negatively affect women's fertility

Daily exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, has a negative impact on women's fertility
An Arctic fox made an epic 4400-kil...

An Arctic fox made an epic 4400-kilometre-long journey over sea ice

In 2018, a satellite-tracked Arctic fox migrated across sea ice from Svalbard to northeast Canada ? but repeat journeys may soon be impossible as the poles warm
Second world war bomb explodes afte...

Second world war bomb explodes after three-quarters of a century

This huge crater in a field in Germany was created when a bomb dropped around 75 years ago finally exploded
IVF success rates peak as only one ...

IVF success rates peak as only one in four attempts achieve pregnancy

The success rates for two common fertility treatments have peaked, with only one in four cycles of IVF or ICSI getting pregnant

NY Times - Technology

U.S. Tech Companies Sidestep a Trum...

U.S. Tech Companies Sidestep a Trump Ban, to Keep Selling to Huawei

Chip makers? deals underscore how difficult it is to clamp down on companies that the administration considers a national security threat.
Regulators Have Doubts About Facebo...

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners.

The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily.
What Happens After Amazon?s Dominat...

What Happens After Amazon?s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues

Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business.
How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You...

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want

Research released this week finds that many online retailers use so-called dark patterns to influence what shoppers decide to purchase. Cracking down on the practice could be difficult.
SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozen...

SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozens of Satellites to Orbit

The powerful rocket is carrying an assortment of cargo, including a solar sail, an atomic clock and the ashes of 152 people.
Hidden Document Reveals N.Y. Was Wa...

Hidden Document Reveals N.Y. Was Warned of Looming Taxi Loan Crisis

In an emotional City Council hearing, lawmakers said New York officials could have stopped exploitative loans that have devastated thousands of cabdrivers.

Eureka Alert

Lessons from Columbine: New technol...

Lessons from Columbine: New technology provides insight during active shooter situations

(Purdue University) A Purdue University researcher and students created a computer model, based on the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, which looks at what happens to victims caught in shooter situations to provide better training for schools and other organizations.
Managing the ups and downs of coffe...

Managing the ups and downs of coffee production

(American Society of Agronomy) Research could bring new coffee varieties to market faster and improve yields.
NEOMED receives $3.7 Million HRSA A...

NEOMED receives $3.7 Million HRSA Award to improve the health and wellness of older adults

(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University received notice of a $3.7 million grant from HRSA's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. NEOMED and its partner institutions will receive the award over 5 years. The project, titled Infusing Interprofessional Geriatric Education into Primary Care and Community Environments, expands the scope of a long-standing academic, medical practice and community-based organization partnership that focuses on improving the knowledge and skills of the primary care workforce to optimize outcomes in the geriatric population.
Private prisons have a political ro...

Private prisons have a political role in corrections issues in the US, researcher finds

(Oregon State University) Private prisons play a political role in immigration and incarceration issues in the United States and the industry may face obstacles as well as opportunities in the current political landscape, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests.
National trash: Reducing waste prod...

National trash: Reducing waste produced in US national parks

(S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) When you think of national parks, you might picture the vast plateaus of the Grand Canyon, the intricate wetlands of the Everglades, or the inspiring viewscapes of the Grand Tetons. You probably don't envision 100 million pounds of mashed water bottles, barbecue-smudged paper plates, and crumpled coffee cups -- but that is the staggering quantity of garbage that is generated in our National Parks each year. And handling that amount of waste is becoming a huge problem.
Repeat ER users changed how they us...

Repeat ER users changed how they used ERs after gaining Medicaid coverage

(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study sought to determine how the nature of visits to emergency departments (EDs) changed for previously uninsured patients who gained Medicaid insurance expansion under the ACA and who went to the ED at least once before and once after expansion. The study found that compared with patients who remained uninsured in states where Medicaid was not expanded, these patients shifted their use of the ED toward conditions that required subsequent hospitalization and for illnesses that were not easily avoided by outpatient care.

BBC - Technology / Video

Ransomware cyber-attacks are target...

Ransomware cyber-attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments

A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.
Robot taught to 'feel' objects by s...

Robot taught to 'feel' objects by sight and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Take a VR trip inside a giant sequo...

Take a VR trip inside a giant sequoia tree with 80-year-old Ted

Pensioner Ted Waight gives his verdict on an immersive virtual reality exhibit which takes viewers inside one of the world's biggest trees.
The plane that can fly 600 miles on...

The plane that can fly 600 miles on batteries alone

The Israeli firm Eviation unveils a plane which can travel over 600 miles on battery power alone.
Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage...

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.
Amazon executive Werner Vogels on t...

Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition

Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used.

NY Times - Research

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Fa...

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old

The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life...

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs

?You can?t cheat death,? wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
The Health Issue: The Improvisation...

The Health Issue: The Improvisational Oncologist

In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revi...

The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades ? until now.
The Health Issue: When Do You Give ...

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

Andrew Levy?s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
The Health Issue: Learning From the...

The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect

Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from these ?exceptional responders??

NY Times - Energy

New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Tho...

New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.
A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilder...

A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

The project?s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump?s family.
L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric ...

L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In

You?ll need to charge your vehicle more often than filling a gas tank, it takes longer, and the chargers can be scarce. Here?s how one road trip went.
The Oil Market Shows It Can Take a ...

The Oil Market Shows It Can Take a Punch

The Persian Gulf crisis has not ignited a major price spike, thanks to growing oil production in the U.S. and a slowing in overall demand.
California Wildfire Fund Would Put ...

California Wildfire Fund Would Put Aside $21 Billion for Damage Claims

Gov. Gavin Newsom?s proposal would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy.
Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Cli...

Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines.

The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.

NY Times - Space

With a Poof, Mars Methane Is Gone

With a Poof, Mars Methane Is Gone

Last week, NASA?s Curiosity rover detected a belch of natural gas on the red planet. The gas has since dissipated, leaving only a mystery.
SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozen...

SpaceX?s Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozens of Satellites to Orbit

The powerful rocket is carrying an assortment of cargo, including a solar sail, an atomic clock and the ashes of 152 people.
In Hawaii, Construction to Begin on...

In Hawaii, Construction to Begin on Disputed Telescope Project

Work on the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by Hawaiian activists, could start soon.
Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space S...

Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space Station? NASA Says Soon You Can

NASA plans to open the International Space Station to commercial business, including tourism. But the tickets won?t be cheap.
One Small Tweet for Trump, One Gian...

One Small Tweet for Trump, One Giant Question for NASA?s Moon Plans

A tweet by the president clashed with earlier statements, including his own, about a renewed focus on moon exploration.
After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fea...

After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars

Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.
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