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Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing
Technology
Published in 25-10-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people's DNA. The trick: Edit RNA instead, the messenger that carries a gene's instructions. "If you edit RNA, you can have a reversible therapy," important in case of side effects, said Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, ...>>
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The Latest: Group urges California to reconsider water plan
Technology
Published in 25-10-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on the Trump administration opposing a massive California water project (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Opponents of California's plan to build two giant water tunnels are weighing the effect of the Trump administration's opposition to the project. Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has fought the $16 billion tunnel plan, says the gove ...>>
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The Latest: Silver plan premiums up average of 34 percent
Technology
Published in 25-10-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the upcoming start of the 2018 sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An analysis of newly released government data finds that premiums for the most popular health plans under the Affordable Care Act are going up by an average 34 percent next year. The independent analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health finds that the Trump adm ...>>
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Study: More evidence links earthquakes to energy waste wells
Technology
Published in 25-10-2017
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DENVER (AP) Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in Oklahoma and other states. A paper published last week by researchers at the University of Colorado concluded that the wastewater caused a big ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-10-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page
Technology
Published in 11-10-2017
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CLEVELAND (AP) A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers. He created a Facebook page in March 2016 that appeared similar to the page of Parma's police department, and he ...>>
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US astronaut's memoir provides blunt take on year in space
Technology
Published in 11-10-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) In his new autobiography, retired astronaut Scott Kelly gives an unflinchingly blunt take on his U.S. record-breaking year in space and the challenging life events that got him there. This isn't your usual astronaut's memoir. Kelly recounts dumpster diving on the International Space Station for discarded meals after a supply capsule was destroyed and ending up ...>>
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Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses
Technology
Published in 11-10-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action. The NBC network itself doesn't need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as ...>>
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NASA using asteroid's close flyby to test warning network
Technology
Published in 11-10-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA is using an asteroid's close flyby to test Earth's warning network for incoming space rocks. The small asteroid was on track to pass within 27,200 miles (43,800 kilometers) of Antarctica early Thursday. Program scientist Michael Kelley said that's "pretty close" as these things go. But he stressed there's no chance it will hit us. Future space ro ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-10-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Amazon slashes price of new Echo speaker to $100
Technology
Published in 27-9-2017
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SEATTLE (AP) Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker to $100 from $180, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The announcement is the first of several Amazon is making at an event for journalists in Seattle. The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweete ...>>
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Trump unhappy with top health official over travel
Technology
Published in 27-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he's "not happy" with his top health official, after Tom Price's government-paid travel on costly charter flights triggered a wide-ranging congressional investigation of the administration. Trump's displeasure, voiced repeatedly, called into question Price's job security as head of the Health and Human Services Departme ...>>
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Popocatepetl volcano spews rock, dumps ash near Mexico City
Technology
Published in 27-9-2017
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MEXICO CITY (AP) The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped ash over nearby towns. Mexico's national disaster-prevention agency says the volcano also known to locals as "Don Goyo" erupted for several hours Wednesday morning. Its monitoring cameras detected incandescent rocks landing more than a half-mile (1,000 meters) down the slope. The agency also repo ...>>
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Why is the internet still out for some in Florida?
Technology
Published in 27-9-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The power's back on in Florida. So why is the internet still out for some people, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck? When power fails, so do home and business internet connections. Many homes will get internet back once power is restored. But that's not true for everyone. There could still be problems with the underlying cable network. Sometimes equipment in ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-9-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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