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Wondering Why Your UTI Keeps Coming Back? 2 Doctors Explain What's Going On

Urinary tract infection: three words people aren't so pleased to hear. Are they uncomfortable?
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Amazon Is Now Ditching on Seattle Plans, Too

Amazon just gave the slip to yet another city.Read more...
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Australia suffers hottest summer on record, little relief in sight

Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February and forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. "After a record hot December and January, it won't come as a surprise that this summer will be our warmest on record," said Andrew Watkins, manager of long-range forecasting at the Bureau of Meteorology. Although the final figures won't be available until Friday, the bureau said it was already clea...
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FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Batteries, Airlines, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Lithium Ion, Battery Explosion, FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries


Italy's polluted Po Valley gasps for fresh air

It is only the end of February, but air pollution in Milan has already exceeded the legal limit for 2019, and the Po Valley swims in a soupy smog. "I can really feel when there's smog, I suffer all winter long," 45-year old Milan local Fabio Cigognini told AFP, describing the asthma-like symptoms which plague him during the cold months. Set against the mountains, far from the ocean and cleansing sea breezes, Italy's major northern city and the Po Valley have always been at a disadvantage, clim...
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Italy's M5S abandoned environment promises, say critics

Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) made the environment one of its main campaign themes in 2018. "We expected much more from them in terms of climate and the environment," admits Stefano Ciafani, national head of Italy's environmental lobby Legambiente. No fewer than 52 pages were dedicated to the chapter on the environment in the M5S electoral programme, the fruit of a wide-ranging consultation online with the movement's members.
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PSA: If Your Wife Has to Cite Marie Kondo to Get You to Clean, the Problem Is You

Marie Kondo, the delightful organizational expert whose Netflix television program is newly responsible for my apartment’s dearth of silverware, has reportedly been ruining the lives and closets of menswear enthusiasts nationwide. Read more...
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NASA will spend $42 million to better understand space weather

Getting the daily weather forecast for your area is something that countless people do every single morning, but Earth's weather systems aren't the only kind of weather that could have a dramatic impact on your life. Space weather -- that is, the ebbs and flows of particles around Earth, much of which comes from our Sun -- will likely play a big role in humanity's future, and understanding it could be vital to our survival as a species.To that end, NASA has approved funding for a pro...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Paul Hertz, International Space Station Once, Heliophysics Explorers Program


How the Biggest TV You've Ever Seen Helped First Man's Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Look So Authentic

It’s not hard to pick out all the visual effects shots in movies like Avengers: Infinity War or Ready Player One, but First Man was shot more like a documentary, so the extensive visual effects had to be seamless and invisible. To help accomplish this, visual effects studio DNEG built one of the most amazing TVs…Read more...
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There's No End in Sight to Our Robocall Hell

If Thanos came to Earth and only wanted to turn robocallers into dust, the Avengers would let him. And given how bad spam calls have gotten, surely most if not every adult with a cellphone in the U.S., and certainly everyone in the half of U.S. households that still have landlines, would throw Thanos a parade.Read more...
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Bilibili Billionaire: A Red-Hot Tech Firm Rides Gen Z to Riches

Bililbili’s American depositary receipts have surged 73 percent since its initial public offering in March 2018, the second-best performance in the Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index of 64 companies that are listed in the U.S. while conducting most of their business in China. For that it can thank China’s Generation Z, a pampered and free-spending cohort that tends not to worry about career prospects or geopolitical upheaval, and whose average member shells out more than $7,000 a year on luxury g...
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A Failed Soviet Venus Probe Might Just Crash Back to Earth This Year, So Heads Up

One of the lesser-known achievements of the Cold War-era Space Race is the Soviet successes in landing probes on the incredibly harsh and unforgiving surface of Venus, which has temperatures that can reach a hellish 870 degrees Fahrenheit (465 degrees Celsius) and atmospheric pressures 90 times that of Earth. Despite…Read more...
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NASA expects SpaceX Crew Dragon to launch on Saturday

It was just a few days ago that NASA announced it had cleared SpaceX's Crew Dragon for a test launch and docking opportunity with the International Space Station, and the day is rapidly approaching. March 2nd, this coming Saturday, SpaceX will finally have a chance to prove that its crew-capable spacecraft can safely leave the Earth and head to the orbiting laboratory.Now, NASA has taken a good look at the forecast for the big day and seems very optimistic that weather won't be getting i...
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Webspinners: New order of insects sets up home in UK

Britain has a new order of insects - thanks to stowaways setting up home in the warmth of a glasshouse.
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Venezuela's Guaido to visit Brazil in bid to keep pressure on Maduro

Guaido last month invoked constitutional provisions to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's re-election was fraudulent. The congress chief has organized nationwide protests over the past month while the United States has imposed crippling sanctions on Venezuela's key oil industry and government officials. Guaido will travel to Brasilia for a two-day visit from Bogota, where he had attended a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the regional Lima group about how to resolve ...
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Black on white

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.
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UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul

The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.
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Breathtaking New NASA Images Show Jupiter's Otherworldy Storms

NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Jupiter, snapped adramatic image of the gas giant this month
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Withholding antibiotics from over-65s may increases cases of deadly sepsis, study shows

Withholding antibiotics for common infections in over-65s may increases cases of deadly sepsis, researchers have warned. Under new guidelines to fight antibiotic resistance GPs have been discouraged from giving pills for infections, leading to a 7.4 per cent reduction in the amount of antibiotics prescribed between 2014 and 2017. But new research from Imperial College London which looked at 150,000 patients over 65 between 2007 and 2015 found that for every 37 patients not given antibiotics for ...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Brighton, University of Bristol, Phe, Dame Sally Davies, Imperial College, Sussex Medical School, Alastair Hay, Public Health England PHE University of Oxford


Herbalist Sentenced to Jail After Treating Teen's Diabetes With Herbs

An "herbalist" was sentenced to jail after prescribing herbs to treat a teen's diabetes, who later died.
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OneWeb’s first satellites are launched into orbit for global internet constellation

A Russian-built, European-launched Soyuz rocket sent the first six satellites of OneWeb's broadband data constellation into orbit today, kicking off a years-long campaign aimed at making high-speed internet connections available to billions of people around the world. Liftoff marked the latest milestone for the international OneWeb consortium, which is locked in a satellite broadband race with SpaceX, Telesat and other high-profile ventures. Such satellite constellations promise to provide g...
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Deadspin Something Happened With Johnny Manziel And They’re Not Saying What | Splinter AOC Is Making

Deadspin  | Splinter AOC Is Making a List | Jezebel Disability Rights Advocate Carrie Ann Lucas Dies After Insurance Company Denied Her Necessary Medication | The Root ‘The Obama Effect’: POTUS and Forever First Lady Portraits Draw More Than 1 Million…
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Apple to lay off 190 in self-driving car division

Apple said in a filing with California regulators that it plans to lay off people from Santa Clara facilities near its Cupertino, California, headquarters. A company spokesman confirmed that the reduction is from its self-driving car program. More than 150 engineers and related fields were among those laid off, according to a letter sent by Apple to California employment regulators.
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This Little Girl With a Brain Tumor Has a Request: To Get a Letter From Your Dog

A 7-year-old girl's request for photos and letters from dogs, to help her cope with a brain tumor, has gone viral.
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Ugly Batch of Tech Earnings Sends Shares Tumbling After Hours

Booking Holdings sank 10 percent after the online travel agent projected lower-than-expected profit in the first quarter amid higher spending. Fitbit Inc., HP Inc. and Square Inc. also fell after financial reports. With all but three of the 68 members of the S&P 500 Information Technology Index having reported, 84 percent have beaten earnings estimates, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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Boeing lands huge British Airways order after A380's demise

British Airways announced a multi-billion dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380 superjumbo. Separately, UK engineering group Rolls-Royce said it dived into a net loss last year as its Trent jet engines were hit by costly repairs -- as well as the decision by Boeing's European rival Airbus to pull the plug on the A380. The British company also said it no longer wished to be a candidate to...
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How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday.
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Selma Blair Reveals Her MS Led to Spasmodic Dysphonia

Why neurological conditions can affect your voice.
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We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now

Popular Mechanics helped make a documentary about everyones favorite drink: Beer. Preorder it now.
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Republican senator opposes Trump EPA pick over climate change

Collins said Wheeler's efforts to roll back standards on emissions blamed for climate change takes the country in the wrong direction. Five Republican senators from oil states, led by Ted Cruz of Texas, sent a letter to Wheeler dated Feb. 11 asking about his biofuels policies, and saying their confirmation votes could hinge on his responses. Wheeler said this month the EPA plans to take actions on the pollutants but stopped short of setting limits until later this year.
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