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'The trash never stops': Indonesia battles to clean up rivers

Boys played and chatted on a rickety wooden ramp under a baking sun in West Java, while just below their feet flowed one of Indonesia's most horribly polluted rivers, clogged with hundreds of tonnes of smelly trash. Authorities in the nation of 260 million are battling a lack of recycling culture or environmental awareness to achieve an ambitious target of a 70 percent cut in marine plastic debris by 2025, despite having devoted $1 billion a year to the task. "Every time it rains and floods, t...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Marzuki, Tarumajaya, Pisang Batu river


Sarah Huckabee Sanders: We're Not Listening To 'Much Of Anything' Ocasio-Cortez Says

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was elected just last November, but
Tags: Science, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Oil edges up on hopes Chinese fiscal stimulus will stem economic slowdown

International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.85 per barrel at 0624 GMT, up 35 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.26 per barrel, up 25 cents, or 0.5 percent. The firmer prices followed a 2-percent fall in crude futures and a slump in international financial markets on Tuesday as concerns over global growth spooked investors into looking for safe-haven assets such as government bonds or gold.
Tags: Science, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Greater access to information reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

A new study in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy suggests that providing more information about how doctors prescribe drugs could reduce problems associated with overprescription.
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Suicide deaths among incarcerated youth

According to a US Department of Justice survey, from 2000 to 2014, suicide rates were two to three times higher for youth in custody than those in the general population. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital looked at circumstances preceding suicide to understand better why this disparity in suicide rate exists.
Tags: Science, US Department of Justice, Nationwide Children s Hospital


'A rock' hit the moon during the super blood wolf moon

On Sunday, millions of people around the world watched as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon in a copper-reddish glow in what was known as a “super blood wolf moon.” It was the first full moon of the year (a wolf moon) and it came at a time when the moon was also closest to Earth (a super moon) and going through a lunar eclipse (a blood moon). Many astronomers speculated what had happened, but one of them, Jose Maria Madiedo from the University of Huelva in Spain, quickly confirmed that it was...
Tags: Science, Spain, Earth, University of Huelva, Jose Maria Madiedo


Why School Hearing Loss Screenings Are So Important

Julia Metraux explains why screening children's hearing in schools is essential to finding hearing loss early and supporting hard of hearing kids.
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Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. A fetus that is viable outside the womb, usually at 24 weeks, is widely considered the threshold in the United States to prohibit an abortion. The district court decision is a victory for supporters of abortion rights, but abortion opponents have vowed to take the fight to Iowa's appellate court...
Tags: Science, United States, Iowa, Des Moines Register


NASA Pulls Astronaut Eric Boe From First Boeing Starliner Crewed Flight, Mike Fincke Will Fly Instead

NASA has pulled astronaut Eric Boe, who was scheduled as a crew member for the first manned test flight of Boeing’s Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew capsule in the second half of 2019, as he “is unable to fly due to medical reasons,” the space agency said in a statement on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Boeing, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Starliner, Eric Boe, Mike Fincke


One Theory Why Xiaomi's Stock Buyback Hasn't Sparked a Rebound

The Chinese smartphone maker said it’s bought almost 20 million of its Class B shares since Jan. 17. Dilution -- or dividing a company into more pieces -- will reduce Xiaomi’s earnings-per-share unless it cancels some repurchased shares. Xiaomi fell as much as 1.1 percent on Wednesday, before paring the drop to trade little changed.
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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds.Further, the findings could also provide evolutionary biologists clues about whether rising global temperatures might adversely affect some species.
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Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published Jan. 23, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magnúsdóttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland.
Tags: Science, PLOS ONE, Edda E Magnúsdóttir, Rangyn Lim


Oil steady on hopes Chinese fiscal stimulus will stem economic slowdown

International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.49 per barrel at 0314 GMT, virtually unchanged from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.98 per barrel, 3 cents below their last settlement. The steadier prices followed a 2-percent fall in crude futures and a slump in international financial markets on Tuesday as concerns over global growth spooked investors into looking for safe-haven assets such as government bonds or gold.
Tags: Science, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Each Xiaomi Share Is Now Worth Less Despite 20 Million Buyback

Dilution -- or dividing the company into more pieces -- could also reduce Xiaomi’s earnings-per-share unless it cancels some repurchased shares. Xiaomi fell as much as 1.1 percent on Wednesday, before paring the drop to trade little changed.
Tags: Science, Xiaomi


Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

In an incident similar to ones which shut down the UK’s Gatwick Airport before Christmas last month and another at Heathrow in early January, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport grounded all departing and incoming flights on Tuesday after two pilots spotted a drone.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Flight, Drones, New Jersey, Airplanes, Heathrow, Uavs, Airlines, Gatwick Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Liberty


How Body Shaming Harms Women With Chronic Illnesses

Ama Wei discusses being judged for her fluctuating weight while dealing with lupus.
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How Do Texmaco Rail & Engineering Limited’s (NSE:TEXRAIL) Returns On Capital Compare To Peers?

Today we are going to look at Texmaco Rail & Engineering Limited (NSE:TEXRAIL) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To be precise, we'll consider its Return Read More...
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Congress Now Wants Twitter to Explain How That Covington Teens Video Went Viral

Pretty much half the news media is backpedaling from their coverage of footage of white Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats taunting and harassing a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC amid the Indigenous Peoples’ March earlier this month. Footage of the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Native Americans, Dc, Bots, Lincoln Memorial, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Indigenous Peoples March, Maga Teens, Congress Now Wants Twitter


This Gorgeous Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Poster Has Multiple Dimensions of Its Own

A new dimension has opened for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s entering the world of limited-edition art.Read more...
Tags: Science, Posters, Matt Ferguson, Florey, Bottleneck Gallery, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


A Game About The Nightmare That Is Being Stuck In An Airport

I’m one of those weird people that actually enjoys the liminal spaces of travel—hotels, train stations, and yes, airports—but even I have my limits. I might be having a chill time reading a book in a food court that only smells a little like a one-thousand-year-old Panda Express, but if I hear that my flight’s been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Free, Pc, Kotakucore, Panda Express, Brownie Cove Cancelled


Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.
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Oil steadies, but economic slowdown still weighs on markets

Oil markets have been underpinned this year by production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), aimed at reining in an emerging supply overhang. International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.58 per barrel at 0131 GMT, up 8 cents, or 0.1 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.04 per barrel, up 3 cents.
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Jet-setting Davos elite frets about climate

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is one of the few places where environmental activists attend the same events as the private jet crowd, and get a chance to try to convince them to change their ways face-to-face. Coming is "not for us a given, because this is a group of elites who have gotten us into the lot of messes that we have around the world right now," the environmental organisation's executive director Jennifer Morgan told AFP. Last year, US President Donald Trump came to addres...
Tags: Science, US, Davos, Paris, Donald Trump, Afp, Wef, World Economic Forum WEF, Jennifer Morgan


Google, Facebook Set 2018 Lobbying Records as Techlash Widens

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. Facebook spent nearly $13 million on lobbying, the filings say, as it dealt with the fallout from privacy scandals, the congressional testimony of its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, and data vulnerabilities.
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc, Congress Facebook


Beth Chapman Shares First Selfie Since Undergoing Chemotherapy: 'It's Only Hair'

In November, the reality star found out that her throat cancer had returned.
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'A rock' hit the moon during the Super Blood Wolf Moon

On Sunday, millions of people around the world watched as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon in a copper-reddish glow in what was known as a “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” It was the first full moon of the year (a wolf moon) and it came at a time when the moon was also closest to Earth (a super moon) and going through a lunar eclipse (a blood moon). Many astronomers speculated what had happened, but one of them, Jose Maria Madiedo from the University of Huelva in Spain, quickly confirmed that it was...
Tags: Science, Spain, Earth, University of Huelva, Jose Maria Madiedo, Madiedo


Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space

Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which was originally scheduled for a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will take place tomorrow at 6:50 AM Pacific time. New Shepard is a sub-orbital space-visiting platform, not a satellite-launching one. But it uses a very traditional method of getting to the edge of space compared with Virgi...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Johnson Space Center, New Shepard, Karman, Mannequin Skywalker


Designer Igor Lobanov Is Creating the Yachts of Our Future

Russian designer Igor Lobanov shares insights on past projects and whether his studio's futuristic concepts can be realized.
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Country Singer John Berry Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer: 'You Don't See Fear on These Faces'

John Berry Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer: 'You Don't See Fear on These Faces'
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Oil prices extend falls as economic slowdown worries weigh on markets

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.74 per barrel at 0024 GMT, down 27 cents, or 0.5 percent from their last settlement. The decline followed a 2 percent fall in crude oil futures and a slump in global financial markets on Tuesday as concerns over global growth spooked investors into looking for safe-haven assets like government bonds or gold. A global economic downturn is widely expected to also dent fuel demand growth, weighing on energy prices.
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