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Russians Hacked Two Florida Counties in 2016, But We Don't Know Which

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he learned from the FBI that two counties were breached by Russian hackers in the 2016 election, according to CNN. This confirms information included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that suggested “at least one” county had been successfully attacked.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Elections, Science, Fbi, Hacking, 2016 Presidential Election, Ron DeSantis, Robert Mueller, Russian Interference, Russia Probe


Novartis defeats challenge to validity of Afinitor patent

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld claims 1-3 of a Novartis patent on the use of everolimus, the active ingredient in Afinitor, to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The decision affirms a December 2017 ruling against New Jersey-based West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, which has been known as Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA since last June. A skilled practitioner “would not have reasonably expected success in using everolimus to treat advanced RCC as of February 2001,” the prio...
Tags: Science, New Jersey, Novartis, Basel Switzerland, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Afinitor, West Ward Pharmaceuticals, Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA, Kara Farnandez Stoll


Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she would sign but is generally a strong opponent of abortion. The law, which passed 25-6, would take effect six months after being signed by the governor, but is certain to face legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups which have vowed to sue. Legislation to restrict abortion r...
Tags: Science, American Civil Liberties Union, Alabama Senate, Alabama House of Representatives, Kay Ivey


Trump Poised to Sign Order Restricting Foreign Telecom Companies

U.S. officials have said that equipment made by Huawei Technologies Co.., a Chinese telecommunications firm, could be used to spy on behalf of the Beijing government. Huawei has denied the allegations. The official also said that the order, which could be signed as soon as Wednesday, has nothing to do with the recent escalation of the trade conflict with China.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Huawei, Huawei Technologies Co


Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Indonesia, Cnn, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Air Disasters, Ethopian Airlines Crash


A Giant Hole in the Martian Atmosphere Is Venting All Its Water into Space

There's a hole in the Martian atmosphere that opens once every two years, venting the planet's limited water supply into space -- and dumping the rest of the water at the planet's poles.That's the explanation advanced by a team of Russian and German scientists who studied the odd behavior of water on the Red Planet. Earthbound scientists can see that there's water vapor high in the Martian atmosphere, and that water is migrating to the planet's poles. But until now, there...
Tags: Science, Earth, Mars, Northern Hemisphere, Red Planet, Geophysical Research Letters, Northern Hemisphere When, Ways to Hunt Intelligent Aliens


LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

Maisons-Alfort (France) (AFP) - The "blue light" in LED lighting can damage the eye's retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France's government-run health watchdog said this week. New findings confirm earlier concerns that "exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision," the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) warned in a statement. The agency ...
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DNA is cracking mysteries and cold cases. But is genome sleuthing the ‘unregulated wild west?’

Advances in DNA technology are helping investigators crack decades-old cold cases, but experts say the practice raises serious concerns about privacy.
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Quincy Jones Shares Tribute to Peggy Lipton: “Love Is Eternal”

The actress—who was formerly married to Jones—died of cancer on Saturday
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Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities were assessing the extent of damage Wednesday from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was offshore […]
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Scientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever found

Researchers in Germany have unearthed a new species of flying dinosaur that flapped its wings like a raven and could hold vital clues as to how modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors. For more than a century and a half since its discovery in 1861, Archaeopteryx -- a small feathered dinosaur around the size of a crow that lived in marshland around 150 million years ago -- was widely considered to be the oldest flying bird. Palaeontologists from Ludwig-Maximilians University (LM...
Tags: Science, Germany, Munich, Bavaria, University of Fribourg, Ludwig Maximilians University LMU


Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, White House, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Everglades, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence, Pell Grant, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Wants, Ohio Michigan, Roll Call


Joint supplements could reduce the chance of early heart death by a fifth

Taking over-the-counter joint supplements could lower the risk of dying from heart disease by up to a fifth, new research suggests. The study of almost half a million adults found those who consumed glucosamine - which is used to protect against arthritis - had significantly lower rates of heart attacks and strokes. The food supplements, which cost as little as 10 pence a day, are commonly taken to protect against joint pain. The compound - produced naturally by the body in cartilage between the...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Bmj, British Heart Foundation, CRP, CVD, Harvard School of Public Health, Sonya Babu Narayan


The Legendary Saga of the Navy Sky Dong Concludes

In November 2017, a phallic formation appeared in the sky. Now, a military report finally reveals how it got there.
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Netflix is Losing Some of Its Most Popular Shows, Thanks to AT&T

At a tech and media conference on Tuesday AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the company will yank WarnerMedia content from other streaming services so that the assets will be exclusive to the streaming service his company is launching soon. That would mean that Netflix would lose popular shows like Friends and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Att, Streaming, Randall Stephenson, Disney Plus


Hear George Lucas' First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Podcast, Science, Interview, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Blockbuster, Jaws, Matt Schrader


U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

The bill introduced by Republican Senators Ted Cruz, John Barrasso and Tom Cotton and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, seeks to impose travel and financial sanctions on companies and individuals involved in constructing the pipeline. It would need to pass both the Senate and House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump to go into effect. The Nord Stream 2 project is led by the Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom, with funding from Germany's Uniper and BASF unit Wintershall, Ang...
Tags: Science, France, Senate, Germany, Basf, House Of Representatives, Gazprom, Donald Trump, Tom Cotton, Jeanne Shaheen, Russia Germany, OMV, Uniper, Ted Cruz John Barrasso, Wintershall Anglo, Shell Austria


San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition Surveillance

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in America to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, San Francisco, Face Recognition


Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

Visitors to Chicago’s Hyde Park or New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery may be surprised to hear the raucous squawks of lime-green monk parakeets. These birds, descendants of escaped pets, have managed to create thriving colonies in these cities despite the annual cold weather. It turns out they’re far from unusual—escaped…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, America, Chicago, Birds, Invasive Species, Hyde Park, Birdmodo, Monk Parakeets, New York 's Green Wood Cemetery


Mexico City declares pollution alert, postpones football semi-final

Mexico City declared an environmental alert Tuesday, ordering vehicles off the road and postponing the semi-finals of the first-division football league as a blanket of smog enveloped the sprawling capital. A series of wildfires on the city's outskirts have combined with stagnant weather conditions to cloak the metropolitan area of more than 20 million people in a gray cloud of air pollution, which passed the critical level of 150 points on the authorities' air quality index. "The extraordinar...
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Why the EQC Is the Most Important Mercedes-Benz Ever Made (so far)

The marque hits it out of the park with the first of ten new electric cars it plans to release in the next three years.
Tags: Science, EQC, Mercedes Benz Ever Made


Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

If so, Alabama would become the latest in a procession of U.S. states to advance anti-abortion bills, part of a strategy by anti-abortion activists to get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives. Republican Governor Kay Ivey has withheld comment on whether she would sign it but generally is a strong opponent of abortion.
Tags: Science, Alabama, U S Supreme Court, Alabama Senate, Kay Ivey, Alabama House of Representatives Republican


TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (TCRR) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

TCRR earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
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Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto

It hasn't been a good year for the makers of Roundup weed killer. Back in March, a man was awarded an $80 million verdict after a jury decided that Monsanto's herbicide contributed to his positive diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That was just the latest in a string of rulings in favor of individuals who believe glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, gave them cancer, but it doesn't hold a candle to the massive verdict that was just handed down in California.T...
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Hodgkin, Alberta Pilliod


Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


NHS England, Biogen reach deal on pricey drug for deadly disorder

NHS England said it reached a "managed access agreement" with Biogen under which it will fund treatment for a limited time and collect data on the drug's effectiveness. NHS England did not disclose the price it will pay for the drug. The rejection came despite a lower British price tag of 450,000 pounds ($573,000) for the first year and Biogen offering an undisclosed discount to the National Health Service.
Tags: England, Science, NHS, NHS england, Biogen, NHS England Biogen


How I finally got an endometriosis diagnosis after years of surviving periods from hell

More than once, I visited the emergency room because my period pain worsened to the point that I believed serious medical attention was necessary—but when I shared my reason for being there, doctors didn't take me seriously, as is the case for many Black women. Here is how I finally got an endometriosis diagnosis.
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18 People With Behcet's Disease Explain What It Feels Like

The Mighty and the American Behcet's Disease Association communities explain what they wish other people understood about the rare disease.
Tags: Science, Behcet, Behcet s Disease Association


Keanu Reeves Keeps Up the Intense Pace in John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum

Parabellum means “prepare for war”—and war is what you get in the third installment of the John Wick franchise. This action-packed, balls-to-the-wall pistol opera doesn’t give the audience a moment to breathe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Summit, John Wick, Chad Stahelski, Summit Entertainment, Derek Kolstad, John Wick 3 Parabellum


Finding My Wings After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Kimberly Boissonneault discusses finding hope after a traumatic brain injury.
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