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Stanford names New York university leader as next president
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Published in 5-2-2016
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(AP) A neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school and biomedical research institute in New York City was named Thursday as Stanford University's next president, a position he said he would use to champion basic research and the value of a liberal arts education. Tessier-Lavigne described himself during a news conference as a firm believer in the public service missions of resear ...>>
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Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million people signed up for individual private insurance policies or renewed their coverage for 2016, said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Some people ...>>
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Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them. Alaska researchers do not routinely survey forage fish eaten by murres, such as capelin, a kind of smelt, and sand lanc ...>>
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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion
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Published in 5-2-2016
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States. Brigina Kemp, a top health official in the Brazilian city of Campinas, told The Associated Press that a gu ...>>
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Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska
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Published in 29-1-2016
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A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by Alaska, which held the top spot last year. "Alaska and Hawaii are both beautiful states in their own way but distinctly different," said Dan Witters, research director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Montana, Colorado and Wyoming rounded out the rest of the top five in the ...>>
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In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness
Technology
Published in 29-1-2016
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After her country took the extraordinary step of advising women to avoid pregnancies for two years due to concerns about the rapidly spreading virus, the 34-year-old now plans to start using contraception. While Zika's exact link to the rare birth defect known as microcephaly is still unclear, warnings from El Salvador, at least six other countries and health officials across the Americas ar ...>>
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Amazon shares fall 14 percent as profit falls short
Technology
Published in 29-1-2016
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SEATTLE (AP) Amazon shares tumbled in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce company said its profit more than doubled, but still fell well short of analyst expectations. Amazon's strategy has long been to invest most of the money it makes back into its businesses, particularly by expanding offerings in its $99-a-year Prime loyalty program and its cloud-computing business, called Amazon W ...>>
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EPA: New York village should test water for Teflon chemical
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Published in 29-1-2016
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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is telling people in an upstate New York village to have their well water tested for a chemical used in making Teflon. The agency on Thursday advised residents of Hoosick to have their wells tested for PFOA, which has been linked to cancer and other illnesses.
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Microsoft results show effects of turnaround strategy
Technology
Published in 29-1-2016
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[...] highly, in fact, that in coming weeks, PC owners who have set their machines to automatically install important updates like security fixes could find the new operating system already downloaded and ready for activation. Once the dominant seller of PC-based software, Microsoft has struggled with declining profits in recent years as consumers and businesses buy fewer PCs, which cuts into l ...>>
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AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz at odds with climate change science
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Published in 22-1-2016
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[...] there was an expedition that went down to Antarctica to prove that the polar ice caps were melting ... (the ship) got stuck in the ice because in fact the polar ice caps have increased. Scientists do say it's only a matter of decades before the sea ice around the North Pole will be melted during the summer months, and some countries' navies are already exploring the area for quick ...>>
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Rules to protect smaller waterways survive
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Published in 22-1-2016
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The Obama administration says they would safeguard drinking water for 117 million people. Republicans and some Democrats representing rural areas say the regulations are costly, confusing and amount to a government power grab, giving federal regulators unprecedented control of small bodies of water on private land.
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Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare
Technology
Published in 22-1-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." Some health care experts see it mainly as a political document to distinguish Sanders' revolutionary ideas from Hillary Clinton's incremental approach. The campaign estimates it would cost $1.38 trillion a year, paid for with new taxes that would ...>>
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Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic believed over
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Published in 22-1-2016
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday. [...] Sierra Leone's new cases are particularly worrying to experts because no one identified the first victim as an Ebola ...>>
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5 brightest planets gather in pre-dawn sky for heavenly show
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Published in 22-1-2016
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5 brightest planets gather in pre-dawn sky for heavenly show (AP) Our five closest planetary neighbors are putting on a heavenly show.
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New Mexico is 1st to issue plans to sue EPA over mine spill
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Published in 15-1-2016
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday. The New Mexico regulators said they will sue if the EPA does not begin to take meaningful measures to clean up the affected areas and agree to a long-term plan that w ...>>
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