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'I was not expected to live more than a few years': Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, wife of Ted Koppel, on life with COPD
News ImageWhen Grace Anne Dorney Koppel was diagnosed with COPD, she had just 26 percent of normal lung function. "I was told I was in very good condition," she says.Three weeks later, I collapsed."
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:17 -0400
Inditex Infuses MIT With Big Bucks to Fuel Green Research
News ImageInditex and MIT ink deal to promote research into global sustainability challenges.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:45:32 -0400
EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal to June
News ImageBRUSSELS (AP) European Union leaders are pushing back a decision on the bloc's efforts to end most emissions of greenhouse gases.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:44:25 -0400
The Featherweight Hammock That Holds 900 Times Its Own Weight
News ImageThe next time you go camping, sleep in style.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:44:00 -0400
'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived 2 Aneurysms
News Image"My brain was damaged."
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:21:36 -0400
Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care
News ImageBefore she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:20:09 -0400
Photo capturing white spot on toddler's eye leads to rare cancer diagnosis
News Image"Waiting for Jaxson to come round was horrific."
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:11:55 -0400
US sanctions Iran nuclear researchers, warns of future work
News ImageThe United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Iranian nuclear researchers, saying it wanted to warn young scientists to steer clear of any future effort to build a bomb. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter called the sanctions part of the "maximum pressure campaign" on Iran as the United States tries to roll back the clerical regime's regional influence. "We'll be relentless in denying Iran the ability to engage in WMD proliferation and all its outlaw activities," said Pompeo, who is on a Middle East tour to build a united front against Iran.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:03:39 -0400
Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rally against Bouteflika
News ImageIn heavy rain, protesters brandished Algerian flags and pamphlets. Bouteflika, 82 and rarely seen in public since suffering a stroke five years ago, bowed to the protesters last week by reversing plans to stand in elections for a fifth term and promising reforms to make the political system more inclusive. ARMY, RULING PARTY BACK PROTESTS Bouteflika has a track record of consolidating power by outmaneuvering anyone seen as a threat.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:58:48 -0400
Biogen Stock Crashes on Termination of Alzheimer's Studies
News ImageBiogen (BIIB) and its Japanese partner, Eisai discontinue two late-stage studies evaluating aducanumab, in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:02 -0400
Floods suggest national security threat from climate change
News ImageOFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:52:50 -0400
The Future of GPS Is Taking Shape Inside These Locked Rooms
News ImagePM goes into the Air Force control rooms and aerospace factory floors to examine the state of U.S. global positioning satellites as things change in orbit.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:34:00 -0400
The World Depends on GPS. These Are the Airmen Who Protect It.
News ImagePopular Mechanics goes to source for the straight story on what it takes to operate the GPS navigation system and how the game is changing as the militarization of space heats up.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:34:00 -0400
Emilia Clarke's Aneurysms Almost Killed HerWomen Need to Know the Risks
News ImageBrain aneurysms are silent and often fatal, and women are 1.5 times more likely to develop them than men. Heres what you need to know.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:07:14 -0400
Here's What Can Happen to Your Body If You Skip Spring Cleaning
News ImageAll that dust and pet dander can impact your respiratory and immune systems in a big way.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:02:00 -0400
China probes factory blast after 47 killed
News ImageChinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country. Thursday's explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province was one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China, with Xi acknowledging that the country has seen a rash of major accidents in recent years. The State Council, China's cabinet, has established a team to investigate the explosion, with State Councilor Wang Yong headed to the scene to lead rescue and response efforts, state media said.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:55:31 -0400
'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space
News ImageA deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.In Mozambique, at least 1,000 people are feared dead and tens of thousands have lost their homes, according to the United Nations, after the cyclone made landfall on March 14, bringing heavy rainfall, a storm surge and strong winds of up to 105 mph (170 km/h). Malawi and Zimbabwe were also severely affected as Idai continued traveling west as a tropical storm. [Earth from Above: 101 Stunning Images from Orbit]Cyclone Idai seen from space on March 13, 2019, west of Madagascar and heading for Mozambique. ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGOHerve Verhoosel of the U.N. World Food Program said that the flooding in Mozambique from above looks like "inland oceans extending for miles and miles."This is a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour," Verhoosel said Tuesday (March 19). According to the Red Cross, 90 percent of Beira, which has a population of about 600,000, has been damaged or destroyed.With communication lines and roads wrecked, rescue efforts have been slow and many people remain cut off from aid.Sentinel-1 is tasked with, in part, mapping flooded areas -- like the recent flooding in the Midwest -- to help relief efforts in such situations.According to the European Space Agency, the images acquired before and after the storm offer immediate information to first responders on the extent of flooding and the location of the affected areas; eventually, that satellite data could also be used to assess environmental and property damage.The first Sentinel-1 satellite launched in 2014, and the second launched in 2016. The pair of polar-orbiting satellites have radar instruments that can "see" in the dark, as well as through clouds and rain.Sentinel-1 has also provided imagery to map flash floods in Laos and to show that an island where the Bangladesh government wants to house Rohingya Muslims is vulnerable to frequent flooding and cyclones. * Rainbow Rivers: See Gorgeous Maps of the World's Waterways * The Strangest Places on Earth (Photos) * Earth's 8 Biggest MysteriesOriginally published on Live Science.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:46:00 -0400
The Trump Team And The Problem That Shall Not Be Named
News ImageOn Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told CBSNews that a lack of safe drinking water around the globe is a far more urgentthreat than climate change
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:12 -0400
Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station's batteries
News ImageTwo American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:53:56 -0400
More shale, who cares? Saudi Arabia pushes for at least $70 oil
News ImageDUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could benefit and Riyadh's share of global crude markets might be further eroded. Riyadh, OPEC's de facto leader, said it was steeply cutting exports to its main customers in March and April despite refiners asking for more of its oil. The move defies U.S. President Donald Trump's demands for OPEC to help reduce prices while he toughens sanctions on oil producers Iran and Venezuela.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:51:51 -0400
Researchers Have Found a Link Between Broken-Heart Syndrome and the Brain
News ImageIt seems that your heart really does feel the impact of your emotions.Read More...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:20:21 -0400
Spinning Star Hurtles Through Space at 2.5 Million Mph After Swift Kick from Supernova
News ImageAstronomers have clocked a pulsar careening through space at a mind-boggling 2.5 million mph (4 million km/h). It seems to have been kicked to such high speeds by its parent supernova.Researchers announced the discovery March 19 at the High Energy Astrophysics Division meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Monterey, California. They spotted the pulsar from low Earth orbit with NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico."Thanks to its narrow dart-like tail and a fortuitous viewing angle, we can trace this pulsar straight back to its birthplace," Frank Schinzel of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, said in a statement. [The 12 Strangest Objects in the Universe] Speedy starPulsars are one of the most dramatic phenomena in the universe. They are rapidly spinning neutron stars, which are the cores of collapsed giant stars. As these dense neutron stars spin, they emit beams of electromagnetic radiation that can be detected only when pointed toward Earth. Thus, their signals seem to pulse, giving them their name.The speedy pulsar was discovered in 2017 using Fermi data and a citizen-science project called Einstein@home, which uses regular computers' idle time to process astrophysical data. After crunching 10 years' worth of numbers, Schinzel and his colleagues calculated the new pulsar's incredible speed and its direction as it moves through space.The pulsar, dubbed PSR J0002+6216 (or J0002 for short), is 6,500 light-years away from Earth and 53 light-years away from CTB 1, the remnant of a supernova. The pulsar is trailed by a 13-light-year-long tail of magnetic energy and particles, which points right back to CTB 1. Ancient explosionAbout 10,000 years ago, a supernova exploded, leaving behind CTB 1 and shooting J0002 outward. According to the new research, which has been submitted for publication to The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the pulsar is faster than 99 percent of pulsars for which the speed is known, as it's cruising at five times the speed of the average pulsar. It will eventually leave the Milky Way.The researchers plan to study J0002 to better understand the supernova explosion that sent it flying, drawing in more observations from the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory."Further study of this object will help us better understand how these explosions are able to 'kick' neutron stars to such high speed," Schinzel said. * 11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy * 15 Amazing Images of Stars * Big Bang to Civilization: 10 Amazing Origin EventsOriginally published on Live Science.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:44:13 -0400
Future hints at next studio album
News ImageDespite the recent release of his latest single "Going Dummi," Future took to Instagram to share a snippet of a presumably-new track in an Instagram Story.Captured by Future Fanpage, the video features the rapper nodding his head to unreleased new music -- alluding to a forthcoming follow-up to his seventh album "Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD."New Future snippet from his Instagram story HNDRXX 2 OTW pic.twitter.com/yQRMBIShHP FUTURE FANPAGE (@FreeBandHndrxx) 20 mars 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:41:09 -0400
Venezuela, China in focus for Trump meeting with Caribbean leaders
News ImageTrump will meet with leaders from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The response to OPEC-member Venezuela's political crisis has split the members of the Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM. The organization has officially advocated for talks between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Guaido.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:09:00 -0400
Toyota and Japan's space agency greenlight plans to develop a 6-wheeled moon rover
News ImageJapan's space agency teamed up with Toyota to create a minibus that will shuttle astronauts across the Moon in 10 years.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:02 -0400
Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms
News ImagePolitical news in a Utah congressional district wasnt coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0400
Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists
News ImageThe "bomb cyclone" that dumped rain on Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri and killed at least four people now threatens a wider region downstream of swollen rivers and smashed levees. "The atmosphere is pretty close to fully saturated, it's got all the water it can take," said Michael Wehner, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Big storms like the bomb cyclone and Hurricane Harvey, which smacked Houston in 2017 with record downpours, are where the impact of climate change can most clearly be seen, he said, adding that climate change's fingerprints were all over the recent storm.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:40:06 -0400
Think You Have a Food Allergy? This Study Says There's a Good Chance Youre Wrong.
News ImageAnd if you're cutting out entire food groups because you think you're intolerant, you could be doing more harm than good.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400
Think You Have a Food Allergy? This Study Says There's a Good Chance Youre Wrong.
News ImageAnd if you're cutting out entire food groups because you think you're intolerant, you could be doing more harm than good.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400
The U.S. Navy Wants 12 Aircraft Carriers. Here Is How They Plan To Do It.
News ImageWe have the latest.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:15:00 -0400
China urges subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock
News ImageChina has urged rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as fears grow about the impact of a severe disease outbreak on pork supplies. Factory prices for pork, by far the country's most popular meat, have jumped sharply in recent weeks, while official figures show the size of the country's pig herd has slumped by nearly 17 percent on a year ago. While the world's biggest pork consumer has reported 114 outbreaks of highly contagious African swine fever since the disease was first detected last August, many in the industry believe it is worse than officially reported.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:35:09 -0400
Eisai starts phase 3 trials for second Alzheimer's drug after first's failure
News ImageEisai Co Ltd on Friday said it has begun phase 3 clinical trials of Alzheimer's treatment BAN2401, a day after the Japanese drugmaker and U.S. partner Biogen Inc scrapped trials for another Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab. On Friday, Eisai was untraded, flooded with sell orders at 7,565 yen, almost 17 percent lower than its previous close. The demise of aducanumab came after independent experts determined the trials had little hope of succeeding, marking the latest setback in the quest to treat a mind-wasting disease that affects 5.7 million people in the United States alone.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:05:30 -0400
HP Readies $5 Billion Trial Against Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch
News ImageFaced with a U.S. indictment, British tech supremo Mike Lynch had a simple choice: Focus on the criminal trialwith a possible sentence of 20 years in prisonor fight a civil lawsuit first. The former Autonomy Corp. chief executive officer chose the latter, surprising many including those at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., which brought the $5.1 billion suit and believed hed fight the American charges first. The computer giant has accused Lynch of being the architect of a massive accounting fraud at Autonomy, once the U.K.s second-biggest software company.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00:12 -0400
Unstoppable Stealth: Why F-22s, F-35 and New B-21 Bombers Should All Be Feared
News ImageThe reasons are simple.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00:00 -0400
Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
News ImageThe Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400
Tethers Unlimited says two-way radio for small satellites has aced first orbital test
News ImageTethers Unlimited weathered a wave of bad news over the winter, but now some good news has bloomed. The company, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., reports that its SWIFT-SLX S-band radio has been successfully operated in orbit. The compact software-defined radio provided two-way communications between Harris Corp.s first small satellite, known as HSAT-1, and the satellites ground operators, Tethers Unlimited said this week in a news release. HSAT was launched last November by Indias Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with Seattle-based Spaceflight handling logistical support. SWIFT-SLX is designed to fit on CubeSat-class spacecraft, and can be configured to meet a wide range Read More
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:42:28 -0400
SoftBank's Vision Fund Promotes Lydia Jett to Partner
News ImageJett joined SoftBank four years ago, leading and managing global investments in consumer internet and e-commerce companies. The promotion empowers me and my team and other women of the Vision Fund to continue the work that we do, said Jett, who was a vice president at the private equity firm M/C Partners before joining SoftBank.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:39:35 -0400
Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna
News ImageArmed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures. Tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of species found only in the Pacific archipelago 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:28:54 -0400
Mexico could pay Pemex debt from $15 billion stabilization fund
News ImageMexico's deputy finance minister said on Thursday the government was considering using part of a $15.4 billion public income stabilization fund to pay some debt obligations for heavily leveraged state oil company Pemex. The finance ministry is working on a new design for the fund to make it counter cyclical, deputy minister Arturo Herrera said in an interview with TV network ADN40, during a banking conference in Acapulco.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:14:17 -0400
There's An Act Of War from "New Dimensions"
News ImageCatch an all new episode of THE ORVILLE on THU at 9/8c only on FOX!
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:00:00 -0400
Why Tencent Missed the Mark on Profit by Most in a Decade
News ImageNet income fell 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), missing the 17.55 billion-yuan average of estimates, on investments in content, cloud computing and financial technology. Chinas social media leader is emerging from one of its darkest periods, as game approvals slowly resume and the countrys economic slowdown cools demand for advertising.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:50:38 -0400
Cradle of Venezuela oil industry is a scene of desolation
News ImageGreasy slicks continue to darken the ground in Mene Grande, a modest town where Venezuela's oil boom was born more than a century ago. "We used to live like kings," recalled Henry, a 48-year-old former oil well worker who declined to give his last name. "This was the biggest oil area in Venezuela... You stopped here and used to see a big number of barges working there.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:39:13 -0400
Physicist Marcelo Gleiser: 'Science does not kill God'
News ImageThe annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension," was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser -- a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies. A physics and astronomy professor whose specializations include cosmology, 60-year-old Gleiser was born in Rio de Janeiro, and has been in the United States since 1986. "Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method," Gleiser told AFP Monday from Dartmouth College, the New Hampshire university where he has taught since 1991.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:37:43 -0400
Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List
News ImageHuman appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator's conservation status. Seventeen of 58 species evaluated were classified as facing extinction, the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation (IUCN) said late Thursday in an update of the Red List of threatened animals and plants. "Our results are alarming," said Nicholas Dulvy, who chairs the grouping of 174 experts from 55 countries.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:24:37 -0400
Oil Giants Invest $110 Billion In New Fossil Fuels After Spending $1 Billion On Green PR
News ImageThe world's five largest publicly traded oil companies are increasing theirinvestments in oil and gas, putting a combined $110 billion in new fossil-fuelproduction
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:00:20 -0400
Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site
News ImageACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administration's pro-drilling stance.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:59:03 -0400
Apple Signs Voxfor News Subscription Service
News ImageThe site is owned by Vox Media Inc., which also publishes the Verge, SBNation and Eater, though its other properties wont be part of the service initially, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the accord hasnt been announced. Apple is in the process of lining up contributors to the new offering, which has been dubbed Apple News Magazines inside the company. Apple acquired a company called Texture last year to help it build the service.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:54:55 -0400
Google Requests Meeting With U.S. General Amid China AI Debate
News ImageGeneral Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Google "indirectly benefits the Chinese military" and is planning to meet with the company over the matter. The Pentagon official cited a Google AI lab that opened in Beijing in 2017 as a cause of concern. "In my judgment, us assisting the Chinese military in advancing technology is not in U.S. national interests," Dunford said on Thursday at an Atlantic Council event.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:51:53 -0400
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Is Challenging the Way People Think About Autism
News ImageThe teen change-maker isn't only schooling people on climate. Read More...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:30:33 -0400
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