Rare genetic skin disorder causes man to look like a tree

For years, a man from Bangladesh lived with "tree man" syndrome
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People skills at heart of DR Congo's long fight against Ebola

Evelyne was one of the first victims of the Ebola epidemic which broke out in eastern DR Congo last August, the second deadliest in its known history. After receiving a vaccination, Evelyne is now tending Ebola-affected children -- part of a campaign that places social skills at the heart of the effort to roll back the dreaded disease. At an Ebola treatment centre, Evelyne (her name has been changed for the purposes of this story) cradles a seven-month-old baby girl called Sarah.
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NYC ponders how to rebuild highway and preserve beloved view

NEW YORK (AP) — New York faces a challenge: How does it fix a disintegrating highway that serves as a critical traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a park beloved for its cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline?
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Japan’s asteroid probe just blew another hole in the space rock Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe has been in orbit around the space rock known as Ryugu for months now, and in February it attempted its most complicated maneuver yet. The spacecraft fired a projectile into the surface of the asteroid and snagged some samples which it will eventually attempt to deliver to Earth, but it mission was far from over.Now, less than two months later, Japan's space group JAXA has cleared the probe to attempt another sample-gathering maneuver, requiring that the ...
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Finely painted Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt

Its painted walls depict funeral processions and images of the owner working in the fields, as well as his family genealogy written in hieroglyphics. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the burial chamber as a "beautiful, colorful tomb".
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Wrong-patient prostate cancer surgery costs medical group $12.25 million in malpractice case

The Iowa Clinic admitted its doctor's error caused the wrong patient to get surgery, but the clinic's lawyer recommended jurors award just $750,000.
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U.S. targets Cuba's oil supply from Venezuela in new sanctions

The United States on Friday targeted oil shipments from Venezuela to Cuba in its latest round of sanctions to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro, aiming to choke off a crucial supply of crude to the Communist island. The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 34 vessels owned or operated by Venezuelan state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A, or PDVSA , and also on two companies and a vessel that delivered oil to Cuba in February and March.
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, U S Treasury, PDVSA, Petróleos

Colorado Governor Reportedly Set to Sign Net Neutrality Bill Into Law

A bill aimed at protecting net neutrality in Colorado is on its way to being signed into law.Read more...
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Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole. On Wednesday, astronomers across the globe will hold "six major press conferences" simultaneously to announce the first results of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which was designed precisely for that purpose. Of all the forces or objects in the Universe that we cannot see -- including dark energy and dark matter -- none has frustrated human curiosity so much as the invisible maws that shred and swallow stars like so man...
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East Libyan troops close on Tripoli, clashes near former airport

Fighting was going on near the former international airport, which Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) force controlled by nightfall, an LNA spokesman and residents said. The move by the LNA, which is allied to a parallel administration based in the east, escalated a power struggle that has splintered the nation since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. It came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres departed after meeting Haftar to try to avert civil war.
Tags: Science, Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, Antonio Guterres, LNA, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA

To the Cashier Who Looked at My Green Wig and Said, 'Can I Ask Why?'

The author, who has cancer, shares what she wishes she could tell the cashier who made a judgmental comment about her wig.
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Petrobras agrees to sell pipeline unit to Engie for $8.6 billion

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A consortium led by France's Engie SA submitted the highest offer for a major gas pipeline unit owned by Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-run oil firm said on Friday, as the company's biggest divestment draws to a close. In a filing, Petrobras, as the company is known, said the Engie consortium, which includes Canada's Caisse de Dépôt e Placement du Québec, presented an $8.6 billion bid for 90 percent of the TAG gas pipeline unit in northern and no...
Tags: Science, France, Canada, Brazil, Petrobras, Sao Paulo, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Engie, RIO DE JANEIRO Reuters, EIG Global Energy Partners, Mubadala Investment Company, Engie SA

Lawyers for Venezuela's Guaido ask U.S. court to protect Citgo

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have asked a U.S. court to overturn a prior ruling allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to seize part of U.S. refiner Citgo, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela. Guaido heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly and in January invoked the country's constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing President Nicolas Maduro's 2018 re-election was a fraud. Last year, a judge ruled Crystallex could seize sh...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Citgo, Crystallex, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Petroleos de Venezuela Guaido

8 Movies Featuring Reanimation (That Aren't About Zombies)

It’s aliiiiive! The Bible gave Jesus an encore after death, but Frankenstein is what really brought reanimation to the horror-movie forefront, and the genre’s been embracing it ever since. We’re not talking standard-issue zombies here—in honor of Pet Sematary, we’re counting up our favorite corpses who’ve bounced back…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Jesus, Frankenweenie, Robocop, Frankenstein, Wes Craven, Resurrection, The Crow, Flatliners, Re Animator, Frankenhooker, Lazarus Effect

Dementia patients should be offered music and dance therapy

More people with dementia should be given music or dance therapy in a bid to prevent them being "over-medicalised", the Health Secretary has said. It follows research which found that giving people with dementia personal playlists resulted in a 60 per cent reduction in the need for mind-altering drugs. Matt Hancock said that while guidance says local areas should consider music or dancing for people with dementia, such therapies have not been widely adopted across England. He has previously call...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Research, NHS, Hull, Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Hancock, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Matt Hancock, Clarence House

What I Wanted to Tell the Woman With Cancer Buying Bananas at Wegmans

A woman who had cancer shares what she would have liked to tell the woman at the grocery store who also had cancer.
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Why Making Your Cancer Treatment Choices Can Feel Lonely

If you are feeling anxious and confused while trying to decide which cancer treatments to do, you aren't alone.
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IAEA asks Saudis for safeguards on first nuclear reactor

The head UN nuclear inspector said Friday that his agency is asking Saudi Arabia to agree to safeguards on nuclear material that could arrive by the end of the year for its first atomic reactor. Satellite imagery recently emerged of the Argentine-built project on the outskirts of Riyadh, which comes amid controversy in Washington over President Donald Trump's approval of nuclear projects with the oil-rich kingdom.
Tags: Science, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Un, Donald Trump, IAEA, Riyadh

Nebraska woman says carrying her gay son's baby was her gift

Grandmother and baby are both healthy - and Uma was delivered the old-fashioned way. The circumstances of Uma's birth are a testament to changing social mores as well as the dramatic advances in senior health made by modern medicine and healthy lifestyles. "I wanted to do it as a gift from a mother to her son," Cecile Eledge said.
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Jordana Beck Has Been Through 9 Rounds Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer—At 8 Months Pregnant

She found a lump in her breast at just 11 weeks pregnant.
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Jordana Beck Has Been Through 8 Rounds Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer—At 8 Months Pregnant

She found a lump in her breast at just 11 weeks pregnant.
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Dog Who Never Left the U.K. Dies From Tropical Disease that Can Also Affect Humans

The 3-year-old Shih Tzu likely contracted leishmaniasis after being bitten by an infected dog they lived with
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NASA’s asteroid probe shot Bennu with a laser, and this is the result

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been steadily progressing since the spacecraft arrived at the diamond-shaped space rock known as Bennu a few months back, but not everything has gone completely to plan.The rock ended up being far more, well, dirty than NASA originally expected. Bennu's surface is absolutely packed with debris, posing a challenge for NASA's team that still has to decide where to have the probe touch down on the asteroid to collect samples. Now, using a laser instrument b...
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South Carolina: Moving plutonium belies Nevada claim of risk

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site north of Las Vegas last year contradicts its claim that moving radioactive material is dangerous, according to lawyers for South Carolina, where the shipment originated.
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Nevada, South Carolina, RENO Nev AP

Bald eagles are littering Seattle backyards with landfill trash

Some 200 bald eagles are scavenging the goods at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and dumping the leftovers in suburban backyards.
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There Sure Is a Lot of Poop in Weed, Study Says

If you need another reason to advocate for the legalization of marijuana—a new study shows why weed sold illegally on the street is more likely to have unacceptable levels of feces in it.Read more...
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Bald eagles are littering Seattle backyards with gory landfill trash

Some 200 bald eagles are scavenging the goods at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and dumping the leftovers in suburban backyards.
Tags: Science, News, Seattle, Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

'I Will Nuke You', Elon Musk Allegedly Tells Former Employee

Elon Musk is, if nothing else, an innovator. He finds new ways to recover rockets from space; new useless holes to drill into the earth; new reasons to get fined by the SEC, and according to a report by Bloomberg, new ways of threatening his subordinates. Mostly you could say he’s guilty of having too many good ideas.Read more...
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Twilight Zone's Kumail Nanjiani May Join Marvel's The Eternals

One of the most popular comedic actors of the moment is in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kumail Nanjiani, Chloe Zhao, The Eternals

Huge Lava Lamp-Like Blobs Spotted in 40-Year-Old Observations of the Sun

Scientists have found lava lamp-like blobs up to 500 times larger than the Earth in the solar wind, in data from a pair of spacecraft that launched in the 1970s.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, The Sun, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Physics

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