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Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
Tags: Post, Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Tech, Chemistry, Associated Press, Nobel, Lithium Ion Batteries, Mobile Tech, New York University, Lithium Ion, U K, University of Texas


3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
Tags: Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, Tokyo, Associated Press, SUNY, Stockholm, Copenhagen Denmark, University of Texas


3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, London, News, Sweden, Medicine, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Parliament, Oxford University


Powerful Earthquake Strikes Miles Below Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Limiting Casualties

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Peru on Sunday, killing at least one man and causing several injuries, the Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earthquakes, Peru, Associated Press, Natural Disasters


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


Monsanto ordered to pay £1.5 billion to couple who got cancer from Roundup weedkiller

A couple who blame the weedkiller Roundup Ready for causing their cancer have been awarded £1.5bn.A jury in California on Monday ordered Monsanto to pay damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both in their 70s, in the third and largest courtroom loss for the agriculture company since August.It found Monsanto was liable for the couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer that affects the immune system.The jury also found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to war...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Associated Press, Alva, US supreme court, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, DeWayne Johnson, Alberta Pilliod, Pilliod


UN chief says ‘total disaster’ if warming not stopped

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general said the world must dramatically change the way it fuels factories, vehicles and homes to limit future warming to a level scientists call nearly impossible. That’s because the alternative “would mean a catastrophic situation for the whole world,” António Guterres told The Associated Press in an exclusive […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, United Nations, Un, Associated Press, UNITED NATIONS AP, Antonio Guterres


Monster Cyclone in India Prompts the Biggest Evacuation in the Country's History

A massive cyclone is set to batter India over the next few days, spurring the biggest evacuation in the country's history.The extremely severe cyclone, dubbed "Fani," is pummeling the Bay of Bengal and is projected to make landfall by Thursday night with approximately 120 mph (190 km/h) winds, with gusts up to 130 mph (210 km/h), according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Fani is also likely to bring "phenomenal" sea conditions in parts of the Bay of Bengal, according to the IMD...
Tags: Science, India, US, Ap, Associated Press, Puri, Bay of Bengal, Odisha, Fani, Cyclone Fani, India Meteorological Department IMD Fani, Jaganath Temple the BBC, IMD India


Correction: CBD Goes Mainstream story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 15 about CBD, The Associated Press reported erroneously the parent company of Nine West. It is Authentic Brands Group, not Authentic Fitness.
Tags: New York, Science, Ap, Associated Press, Nine West It is Authentic Brands Group


Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons tested cellphone-jamming technology at the state-run maximum security Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, last week, the Associated Press reported, in what the Verge noted may be a prelude to state prisons gaining more power to keep incarcerated persons…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Prison, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Wireless, Associated Press, South Carolina, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Columbia South Carolina, South Carolina Prison, U S Federal Bureau of Prisons, Cellphone Jammers, Jammers, Broad River Correctional Institution


Polish hero of American Revolutionary War may have been intersex, researchers say

A famed Polish general who fought in the American Revolutionary war and became a protege of George Washington may have been intersex, researchers say. Scientists first found that Casimir Pulaski's skeleton had female characteristics about 20 years ago, but were unable to prove it was definitely him.But DNA testing has now confirmed the female skeleton contained in a metal box under the monument to the general in Georgia was indeed Mr Pulaski's.The new evidence suggests that although Mr P...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Washington, France, New York City, US, America, Georgia, United States, Poland, Associated Press, Catholic, Illinois, Savannah, George Washington, Powell


Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai

More than a week has passed since Cyclone Idai tore through the coast of southeastern Africa, dealing a devastating blow to the region. The cyclone has killed more than 750 among the three countries impacted, reports the Associated Press. And it’s left the major city of Beira in ruins.Read more...
Tags: Science, Africa, Associated Press, Mozambique, Extreme Weather, Beira, Climate Justice, Cyclone Idai, A Long Recovery


Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone

Cyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake. The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshado...
Tags: Science, Eu, Zimbabwe, Red Cross, Associated Press, Mozambique, Midwest, European Space Agency ESA, Beira, Southern Hemisphere, Jordan Peele, Beira Mozambique, Idai, Cyclone Idai, Jamie LeSueur, March 20th Mozambique Copernicus Sentinel


AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and counted how many times daily hot […]
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Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.
Tags: Science, Ap, Associated Press


Correction: Chile-Floating Solar Island story

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story March 15 about a floating island of solar panels in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the array is 1,200 square feet. The array is 1,200 square meters.
Tags: Science, Chile, Associated Press, SANTIAGO Chile


The NYPD Now Has an Automated Tool to Help Them Recognize Patterns in Crimes

The New York City Police Department has developed a pattern-recognition tool called Patternizr to sort through mountains of files related to “hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD’s database,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Law Enforcement, Associated Press, Algorithms, Nypd, New York City Police Department, Civil Liberties, Algorithmic Policing, Patternizr


Correction: Mexico-Endangered Porpoise story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story March 6 about the endangered vaquita porpoise, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Andrea Crosta of the group Elephant Action League.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City, Associated Press, Andrea Crosta


NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans

NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landing on the Red Planet's surface had NASA feeling pretty upbeat, but Mars can be unforgiving.The lander, which recently deployed listening tools to monitor the inner workings of the planet, began its efforts to dig into the dusty soil late last week, but things aren't going nearly as smoothly as ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Associated Press, Mars, Red Planet, Jerzy Grygorczuk, Astronika


Correction: Heat Warnings story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 4 about the timing of heat warnings, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a government scientist. His name is spelled Ambarish Vaidyanathan, not Vaidsynathan.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Associated Press, Ambarish Vaidyanathan


Underground Garbage Fire in Arkansas Has Been Burning for Over Seven Months

An underground garbage fire at an illegal Arkansas dumping site has been burning for over seven months straight, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, and filling parts of the nearby town of Bella Vista with smoke residents say is causing health problems.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, Air Pollution, Pollution, Arkansas, Associated Press, Environmental Protection Agency, Bella Vista, Literal Garbage Fires


Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A “discussion paper” obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies to […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Trump


Correction: Obit-Peter Cosgrove story

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a Feb. 19 obituary of former Associated Press photographer Peter Cosgrove, The Associated Press reported erroneously that astronaut John Glenn was the first man to orbit Earth. Glenn was the first American to do so.
Tags: Science, Associated Press, Orlando Fla, Glenn, John Glenn, Peter Cosgrove, Obit Peter Cosgrove


Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says there are “very few” individuals left who still doubt climate change because the evidence of its impact is clear. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs told the Associated Press Wednesday that public discourse has moved beyond whether climate change is really happening, to what needs to be […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Columbia University, Associated Press, NICOSIA Cyprus, Jeffrey Sachs


Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, US, Nation, Associated Press, RIMINI, Mont AP


Legendary scientist who predicted climate change effects dead at 87

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change. Ancient air trapped in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at le...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change.Ancient air found in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at least 8...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change. Ancient air found in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at leas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official Says

Thousands of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that has been linked to the deaths of 136 people, according to the Philippine health secretary on Monday. The Associated Press reported that most of those who died were young children, with roughly half between the ages of 1 and 4.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Oregon, Philippines, Associated Press, Vaccines, Measles, Philippines Linked


Correction: Moving Magnetic Pole story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 4 about the magnetic north pole, The Associated Press erroneously described the pole's change in speed. Its speed jumped from about 9 miles per year (about 15 kilometers per year), not per hour. And it went to 34 miles per year (55 kilometers per year), not per hour.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Associated Press



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