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Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and influence whether someone gets custody of a child or is eligible for bail or capital punishment.

The scientists looked at hundreds of different psychological tests used in recent co ...>>

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SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.

The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions.

Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to the I ...>>

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Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn't be the first example of coastal invertebrates being used to aid human health. Horseshoe crabs are harvested b ...>>

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Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.

The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a decade ago, and student activists increasingly have learned from one another’s tact ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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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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Bryce Griggs scores 44 points in Hightower's win over Shadow Creek
Technology
Published in 12-2-2020
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A few fans started to file out of the packed Hightower gym with 2 minutes left and the Hurricanes up double digits.

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Roughnecks' P.J. Walker named first XFL star of the week
Technology
Published in 12-2-2020
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P.J. Walker got the XFL in Houston off to a hot start by helping the Roughnecks engineer a 37-17 win over the Los Angeles Wildcats on Saturday at TDECU Stadium.

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Rockets enter All-Star break with win over Celtics
Technology
Published in 12-2-2020
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The Rockets had been executing all game. They were getting good shots, defending well. They had done all they wanted, except gain any separation on the Celtics.

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Boys basketball: Concordia Lutheran holds off The Village School to clinch district title
Technology
Published in 12-2-2020
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Concordia Lutheran lost 11 seniors from last year’s team but were still determined to place first in district for the fourth straight season.

The Vikings pressured the Crusaders until the last seconds in the season finale Tuesday night.

RJ Keene, the only returning starter from a year ago, and Trey Miller led the way with 11 points each as Concordia Lutheran squeezed past The Vi ...>>

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Men’s basketball preview: No. 20 Houston at USF
Technology
Published in 12-2-2020
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A preview of the No. 20 University of Houston’s game against South Florida.

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Open sores, lower numbers likely not invasive lionfish's end
Technology
Published in 5-2-2020
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) A new disease has caused open sores that can eat into the muscles of invasive lionfish and appears to have contributed to an abrupt drop in their numbers in the northern Gulf of Mexico, scientists reported Tuesday. But they hasten to say it’s probably far from the end of the showy invader with long, venomous spines.

Lionfish may even already be bouncing back, said Uni ...>>

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As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk
Technology
Published in 5-2-2020
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Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir that holds 80% of untreated drinking water for the Greater Sydney area.

In Australia's national capital of Canberra, where a state of emergency was declared on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire to its south, authorities ar ...>>

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Scientists dive into 'Midnight Zone' to study dark ocean
Technology
Published in 5-2-2020
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives.

Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change in the unexplored area. Working with the Seychelles and Maldives governments, the five-week ex ...>>

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Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change
Technology
Published in 5-2-2020
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DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities around the world.

A network of volunteer photographers fans out around the globe during so- ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 5-2-2020
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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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