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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


Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO

Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company's CEO said on Tuesday. "We have agreed to bring an additional $10 billion in the Motiva refining complex," said the chief executive, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Aramco is pushing ahead with its conventional and unconventional gas exploration and production...
Tags: Science, United States, Saudi Aramco, World Economic Forum, Motiva, Davos Switzerland Aramco


When bad financial advisers happen to good people

Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10 percent of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least trustworthy professionals, a perception shaped by highly publicized scandals in the industry over the past decade.
Tags: Science, United States


Liver transplant for alcohol-related liver disease in US

The proportion of liver transplants in the United States for alcohol-associated liver disease increased between 2002 and 2016, with much of the increase associated with a decrease in liver transplant for hepatitis C virus infection because of antiviral therapy. This observational study used data from the United Network for Organ Sharing for all liver transplants during the 15-year period and the national study group consisted of nearly 33,000 patients, including 9,438 patients with a diagnosis o...
Tags: Science, US, United States, United Network for Organ Sharing


Trade worries sour CEOs' mood as leaders converge on Davos

Chief executives across the world have grown a lot more pessimistic about the global economic outlook due to trade disputes and tense relations between major powers, a survey showed on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The PwC survey of nearly 1,400 CEOs found that 29 percent believe global economic growth will decline over the next 12 months, six times the level of last year and the highest percentage since 2012. The most pronounced shift was among business leaders in the United S...
Tags: Science, Davos, United States, World Economic Forum


Flu season update: Which states are experiencing high influenza-like activity?

Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country.
Tags: Science, United States


U.S. calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said constituted a "direct violation" of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security. "Unfortunately, the United States increasingly finds that Russia cannot be trusted to comply with its arms control obligations and that its coercive and malign actions around the globe have increased tensions," Robert Wood, U.S. disarmament ambassador, told th...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Robert Wood


Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps in a probe that began in November following He’s claims and say they will “seriously” punish the researcher for violations of the law, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday. He, who taught at Shenzhen’s Sout...
Tags: Asia, Science, Biology, China, Tech, Genetics, United States, Biotech, Crispr, Shenzhen, Emerging-technologies, Xinhua, Southern University of Science and Technology, He Jiankui


Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Thrills Skywatchers with Stunning (and Red) Lunar Sight

NEW YORK --This past evening, a show-stopping celestial event -- the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 -- crossed the sky and likely captivated millions of skywatchers across the Americas and beyond, from above the Rocky Mountains to down beyond the Andes Mountains. At 10:33 p.m. EST (03:33 UTC) a visible shadow began to creep across the moon's face. As many people across the U.S. East Coast braved the chilly weather brought on by Winter Storm Yoshi to view the moon pass through the darkest ...
Tags: New York, Science, Boston, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alaska, New Jersey, Middle East, Argentina, South America, East Coast, Caribbean, Rocky Mountains, Andes Mountains, Brooklyn New York


Researchers conduct first population-based study of suicide risk in people with autism

Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism, particularly females, the risk of suicide has increased through time compared to their non-autistic peers.
Tags: Science, United States, Asd, University of Utah Health


How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. "Super" refers to the fact that the Moon will b...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Europe Africa


Pence Compares Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. 

Donald Trump wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He separated thousands of poor families at the border and tossed kids into concentration camps. He stripped families apart and deported them by the thousands. He defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists after they killed Heather Heyer and injured…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Racism, United States, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Mike Pence, Jr, Heather Heyer, Pence Compares Trump


Here's the Weather Forecast for the Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Tonight!

It's time for the total lunar eclipse of 2019 and if you're hoping to catch the amazing event, you better check your weather first. The National Weather Forecast for the lunar eclipse tonight (Jan. 20) is basically a coin toss for depending upon where you plan to be. It appears that about half of the United States will have clear skies which will provide a good backdrop for observing tonight's total lunar eclipse. For the rest of the nation, cloudiness will vary in degree from provi...
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Don't Miss the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Tonight! It's the Last Until 2021.

The moon will pass through Earth's shadow tonight in the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 and you won't want to miss it! If you do, you'll have to wait two years for the next one. And if you're in North America, you'd have to wait even longer, until 2022! Skywatchers in North America will get a celestial treat late Sunday (Jan. 20) and early Monday (Jan. 21), when the moon goes into eclipse and turns blood red. While the weather will be very cold for many in North America, ...
Tags: Science, Earth, United States, Dundee, North America, Slooh, Fred Espenak, Cartersville Ga, Sky Telescope, Facebook Original, EST Sky Telescope Lunar, David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum


New US Spy Satellite Launches on Secret Mission at Last After Delays

The United States has another classified eye in the sky. The NROL-71 spy satellite streaked to orbit today (Jan. 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket, which lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:10 p.m. EST (11:10 a.m. local California time; 1910 GMT). NROL-71 will be operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is in charge of the country's fleet of spy satellites. NRO missions are generally classified, and this one is...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Delta Iv Heavy, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Soviet Union, NROL, U S Department of Defense, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, United Launch Alliance ULA Delta IV Heavy, Karl Tate, U S National Reconnaissance Office NRO


US Launching Secret Spy Satellite Today! Here's How to Watch Live

The United States plans to launch a hush-hush spy satellite Saturday (Jan. 19), and you can watch the liftoff live. The NROL-71 spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:05 p.m. EST (1905 GMT; 11:05 a.m. local California time). You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA, or directly via the launch provider. The webcast will be brief; ULA is expected to cut off the live feed afte...
Tags: Science, California, US, Nasa, United States, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, NROL, U S National Reconnaissance Office, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE California, United Launch Alliance ULA Delta IV Heavy, Karl Tate


AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer. The treatment, Imbruvica, failed to show statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, compared with the combination of placebo and two chemotherapy agents. The American Cancer society estimates that pancreatic ca...
Tags: Science, United States, AbbVie Inc, Imbruvica


Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed

No new U.S. patients will be started on the drug and Lilly is suspending promotion of the medicine, the company said. Lartruvo won accelerated approval in 2016 in the United States and conditional approval in Europe based on results from a promising mid-stage trial. On Friday, Lilly said Lartruvo combined with the standard-of-care chemotherapy doxorubicin did not prolong survival more than doxorubicin alone in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma.
Tags: Europe, Science, United States, Lilly, Lartruvo


NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission

The space agencies of the United States and China are in touch and coordinating efforts on Moon exploration, NASA said Friday as it navigates a strict legal framework aimed at preventing technology transfer to China. "With the required approval from Congress, NASA has been in discussions with China to explore the possibility of observing a signature of the landing plume of their lunar lander, Chang'e 4, using our @NASAMoon spacecraft's instrument," NASA's associate administrator for the science...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, United States, Congress Nasa, Chang, Thomas Zurbuchen, Zurbuchen


Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Africa, Ap, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Eclipse, Rice University


Space is new arena for war, Donald Trump says as he unveils missile defence strategy

Space is the new arena for war, Donald Trump said on Thursday as he announced a major drive to update America’s missile defence system and touted his “Space Force” proposal.  The US president said that he wants a “layer” of sensors placed among the stars that can detect missile launches and will demand that the technology is funded in his next budget. The item was one of a host of improvements the Pentagon is attempting to make to its decades-old missile system, outlined in its new Missile Defen...
Tags: Science, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, United States, Ronald Reagan, Pentagon, Defence, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Afp, Interfax, Kim Jong


‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense

The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan’s ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn’t actually exist yet and may not for years to come — but it certainly holds more promise now than 30 years ago. In a speech at the Pentagon reported by the Associated Press, Trump explained that a new missile defense system would “detect and destroy any missile launched against...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Science, Government, China, Russia, Tech, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Military, United States, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Associated Press Trump


Better Than Bitcoin?: MIT, Stanford Profs Make Bold Claim about New Cryptocurrency

Researchers from seven colleges across the United States are working together on a supposedly groundbreaking cryptocurrency project which they say will offer scalability beyond anything that bitcoin can offer. Will a Cryptocurrency Called Unit-e Supplant Bitcoin? Known as Unit-e, the proposed cryptocurrency will purportedly have the capacity to rival Visa and Mastercard in terms of
Tags: Science, United States, Mastercard, MIT Stanford Profs Make Bold Claim


2017 Women's March solidarity events drew 100 times national protest average, study shows

Based on a survey of sister marches across the United States, key characteristics of the events were massive turnout, majority female leadership, low rate of counterdemonstrators, substantial grassroots mobilization and strong support from faith-based groups.
Tags: Science, United States


Trump Pushes for Funding to Expand U.S. Missile Defense Program

“Our goal is simple: to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States,” Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon. The review, Trump said, calls for 20 new ground-based interceptors in Alaska as well as new radar and sensors to detect missiles.
Tags: Science, United States, Alaska, Pentagon, Trump


US to Launch Secret Spy Satellite Saturday

The United States' newest spy satellite will finally get off the ground this weekend, if all goes according to plan. The NROL-71 spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday (Jan. 19) at 2:05 p.m. EST (1905 GMT; 11:05 a.m. local California time), ULA representatives announced yesterday (Jan. 15). You can watch the launch here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA, or directly via the company....
Tags: Science, California, US, United States, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, National Reconnaissance Office, NROL, U S Air Force, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, United Launch Alliance ULA, Gary Wentz, United Launch Alliance ULA Delta IV Heavy, Karl Tate


Can The U.S. Keep Its Nuclear Industry Afloat?

The United States is severely lagging when it comes to new nuclear investment, but a new $115 million commitment hopes to change that
Tags: Science, United States


The F-22 and F-35 Have No Equal (But What Happens When They Run Out of Fuel?)

The United States has devoted billions of dollars to building stealth fighters, stealth bombers, stealth cruise missiles and stealth spy drones. Surely a stealth tanker for refueling aircraft midflight would be an extravagance too much
Tags: Science, United States


Karen Pence's New Job is Teaching at a School That Bans LGBT Students 

Hey, remember Mike Pence? The very normal vice president of the United States who calls his wife “Mother” and refuses to be alone with other women? Well, it turns out that “Mother,” AKA his wife, Karen Pence, works at a school that explicitly discriminates against LGBT teachers and kids. Cool!Read more...
Tags: Science, Lgbt, United States, LGBT rights, Homophobia, Mike Pence, Karen Pence, Immanuel Christian School


Iran satellite launch fails after U.S. warning

Iran's bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology. The United States is concerned that the long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit can also be used to launch warhea...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Tehran, U N Security Council, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi



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