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Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact
Technology
Published in 29-1-2020
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.

After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New Hampshire's Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said the state won't join, citing fears ...>>

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Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments
Technology
Published in 29-1-2020
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BOSTON (AP) A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research.

Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people ...>>

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Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft
Technology
Published in 29-1-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday her 319th consecutive day in space that taking part in the first all-female spacewalk was the high ...>>

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NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos
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Published in 29-1-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories -- the Spitzer Space Telescope -- after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes.

The end comes Thursday when ground controllers put the aging spacecraft into permanent hibernation.

For years, Spitzer peered through dusty clouds at untold stars and galaxies, uncovered a huge, nearly i ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 29-1-2020
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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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Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements
Technology
Published in 22-1-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall.

NASA's Jessica Meir and Christina Koch installed the last new battery in a set of six launched to the orbiting lab in September. They also removed two old batteries in their second spacewalk in ...>>

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UN rights panel finds climate change can be cause for asylum
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Published in 22-1-2020
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BERLIN (AP) A U.N. human rights panel has ruled for the first time that people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum, even as it dismissed an individual plaintiff's case against his deportation from New Zealand.

The U.N. Human Rights Committee published its ruling Tuesday in the case of a man from Kiribati who was sent back to the Pacific island nati ...>>

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Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China
Technology
Published in 22-1-2020
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Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak.

Here's what you should know about the illness:

WHAT IS THE NEW VIRUS?

Scientists have identified it as a new co ...>>

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Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final
Technology
Published in 22-1-2020
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WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place.

But erosion over the years made worse by more intense storms has washed away some graves and left the remains of Clark, who fought at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts, precariously perched on the e ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-1-2020
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Forest ecologist helps refashion Barbie dolls as scientists
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she’d run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents’ backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book.

That time in the treetops set the tone for the rest of her life: She’s now a forest ecologist at the University of Utah who’s dedicated her career to studying rain forest canopies.< ...>>

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US: Med student tried to smuggle cancer research to China
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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BOSTON (AP) A medical student from China who U.S. authorities say tried to smuggle cancer research material taken from a Boston hospital out of the country has been held without bail by a judge who ruled he was a flight risk.

Zaosong Zheng, 29, who last year earned a visa sponsored by Harvard University to study in the U.S., appeared Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

Magis ...>>

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.

This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. It also witnessed tragedy, in tale ...>>

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Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way.

In a study with monkeys, injecting the vaccine straight into the bloodstream dramatically improved its effectiveness over today's skin-deep shot, researchers reported Wednesday.

“This offers hope,” although more ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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