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US air quality is slipping after years of improvement
Technology
Published in 19-6-2019
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After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner.

Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality progress stagnate.

There were 15% more days with unhealthy air i ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites
Technology
Published in 19-6-2019
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BOSTON (AP) Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years.

The hope is that the work, which starts in the coming days, contributes critical information to the ongoing debate over how to ke ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Polar bear spotted in Russian city, far from normal habitat
Technology
Published in 19-6-2019
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MOSCOW (AP) An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.

Emergency officials in the city of Norilsk in a statement on Tuesday warned local residents about a bear that has been spotted in one city district.

Anatoly Nikolaichuk, chief of the local hunting department, told the Tass news agency said that th ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies
Technology
Published in 19-6-2019
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LONDON (AP) An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies.

The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone, will also fund a center to house all of the university's humanities subjects in a singl ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-6-2019
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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
AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press.

Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got medical cards in their states because it was the only way to buy marijua ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
India to launch second moon mission in July
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
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NEW DELHI (AP) India says it will launch a second moon mission next month aimed at landing a rover near the southern pole, which hasn't been explored so far.

Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K. Sivan says the moon landing is expected on Sept. 6 or 7.

A spacecraft will be launched on July 15 from a launch facility in Sriharikota, an island off India's southeas ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Britain to intensify fight against climate change
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
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LONDON (AP) Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed.

Theresa May said the plan will be put before Parliament later in the day. The amendment to the 2008 Climate Change Act will intensify Britain's push to drastically r ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    205 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.

In a complex of lofty tombs in the Pamir Mountains a region near the borders of modern China, Pakistan and Tajikistan excavators found 10 wooden bowls and several stones containing burnt residue of the cannabis plant. Scientists belie ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    615 Visits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press.

Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got medical cards in their states because it was the only way to buy marijua ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
India to launch second moon mission in July
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    976 Visits

NEW DELHI (AP) India says it will launch a second moon mission next month aimed at landing a rover near the southern pole, which hasn't been explored so far.

Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K. Sivan says the moon landing is expected on Sept. 6 or 7.

A spacecraft will be launched on July 15 from a launch facility in Sriharikota, an island off India's southeas ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    109 Visits

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
Britain to intensify fight against climate change
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    547 Visits

LONDON (AP) Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed.

Theresa May said the plan will be put before Parliament later in the day. The amendment to the 2008 Climate Change Act will intensify Britain's push to drastically r ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    807 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.

In a complex of lofty tombs in the Pamir Mountains a region near the borders of modern China, Pakistan and Tajikistan excavators found 10 wooden bowls and several stones containing burnt residue of the cannabis plant. Scientists belie ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-6-2019
    149 Visits

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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