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Fires in Amazon rainforest up more than 80% this year, scientists warn

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:50:00 -0400

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is experiencing a record amount of fires this year, according to the country's space agency. The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20 -- ....
Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:25:25 -0400

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan successfully installed a docking port delivered by Spa....
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops bid for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:05:26 -0400

The Washington governor announced his candidacy in March, emphasizing the issue on which he staked his campaign: aggressive action to battle climate change....
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:04:48 -0400

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. In....
Jay Inslee Drops Out of Democratic Presidential Contest

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:04:32 -0400

(Bloomberg) -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who built his campaign around fighting climate change, is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.Inslee, who has lagged in p....
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces he's dropping out of the 2020 race

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:55:00 -0400

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. Inslee was the first governor to declare a run for the White House in March. In a Twitter thread, Inslee shared a clip of hi....
Jay Inslee, Climate Candidate, Exits 2020 Presidential Race

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:30:00 -0400

The Washington state governor released a hefty library of climate policies and raised money from over 130,000 donors, but failed to break 1% in the polls.....
Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:23:46 -0400

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic p....
Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': study

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:12:40 -0400

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their s....
Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:33:21 -0400

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes. Images of fires ....
Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:13:47 -0400

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential future risk. In its first re....
Firefighters stabilise Canary Islands fire, most residents go home

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:39:51 -0400

Most residents in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria who were evacuated over a raging wildfire were able to return home Wednesday after firefighters aided by cooler temperatures and calmer win....
Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:27:15 -0400

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations....
New Study Shows 14% of Americans Use CBD

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:04:00 -0400

Yet cannabis products represent a largely untapped market in the U.S.....
What Jay Inslee’s climate policy means for farm country

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:45:50 -0400

Eight contenders have plans for boosting the rural and agricultural economies. The Washington governor's is most directly tied to climate change.....
Ancient monkey skull reveals secrets of primate brain evolution

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:36:17 -0400

The remains of a prehistoric primate that lived high in the Andes 20 million years ago and was so small it could fit in your hand is helping scientists learn more about how human brains evolved. In a....
Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:10:06 -0400

Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across ....
Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:10:06 -0400

Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across ....
How Do E-Cigarettes Change Blood Vessels? A New Study Has the Answer

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:39:07 -0400

Even without nicotine, e-cigs still have negative effects.....
Correction: Alaska-Salmon Hatcheries story

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:24:38 -0400

In a story Aug. 11 about Alaska salmon hatcheries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska salmon hatcheries release 1.8 billion pink salmon fry annually. Total Alaska hatchery releases....
Black women earn $1m less than white men over lifetime, study finds

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:11:13 -0400

Black women in the US earn almost $1m (£820,000) less on average than a white man over a 40-year career, according to a new report.The typical black woman in full-time employment is paid only 61 cents....
Why Do Women Send Nudes? Why Do Men? It's Complicated, A New Study Finds.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:10:50 -0400

There's a big double standard when it comes to sexting.....
Ivanka Trump had to move out of her office in the White House because the ceiling might be contaminated with asbestos — here's why that's concerning

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:25:00 -0400

Renovations underway at the White House are sparking fears of asbestos contamination in the offices of Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway.....
What it's like to see a blinking, breathing 'Jurassic World' dinosaur up close

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:18:12 -0400

Ahead of the traveling stage show "Jurassic World Live Tour," we met with the lifelike dinosaurs at Dino Headquarters. We thought we might get eaten.....
Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:16:36 -0400

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the thr....
Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:16:36 -0400

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the thr....
Neuroscientists publish a ‘parts list’ for the brain, detailing differences between mice and humans

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:58 -0400

A study led by researchers at Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science lays out a "parts list" for the brain, including a detailed look at the differences between the parts for human ....
'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:43:18 -0400

Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction. Po....
Pressure mounting on EU to end ivory trade

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:24:03 -0400

Amid growing calls for an outright ban, the European Union has come under increasing pressure to help protect African elephants by ending the trade of ivory within its borders. Poaching has decimated....
Luntz: ‘I was wrong’ on climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:11:03 -0400

Luntz urged Democrats to "personalize, individualize and humanize" the impacts of climate change....
Elections Canada climate advertising guidelines puts chill on green groups' advocacy

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:46:33 -0400

Elections Canada, a non-partisan body that manages federal elections, has said that such advertising campaigns could be interpreted as partisan politics. The watchdog strictly regulates advertising d....
TripAdvisor proposing simulation of life on Mars

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:23:11 -0400

The American online-review pioneer is offering would-be explorers the opportunity to visit a Spanish cave with living conditions said to closely resemble those on Mars. The out-of-the-ordinary experi....
NuCana Stops Patient Enrollment in Pancreatic Cancer Study

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:08:03 -0400

NuCana (NCNA) suspends patient enrollment in the phase III study on Acelarin, currently evaluated for treating patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, who were unfit for combination chemotherapy.....
AstraZeneca's Imfinzi Fails in Stage IV Lung Cancer Study

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:50:02 -0400

AstraZeneca's (AZN) Imfinzi fails to improve overall survival in a study for previously treated stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.....
Tiny pellets called 'nurdles' are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:04:00 -0400

Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.....
The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:24:00 -0400

Climate change comes with a higher risk of wildfires. This summer, fires have ravaged the Arctic, and the flames can be seen from space.....
Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:05:55 -0400

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a g....
Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:59:41 -0400

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a g....
Could Stem Cells Be the Key to Organ Regeneration?

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:47:25 -0400

GettyBy Tobias Deuse, Professor of Surgery, University of California, San FranciscoMany of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur w....
Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:41:43 -0400

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude". Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over co....
EPA-Funded Research: Climate Change Will Worsen Lung Disease for Americans

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:45:00 -0400

Air pollution, especially one type that is worsening with global warming, can accelerate lung disease as quickly as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, new research released Tuesday shows.The study pu....
Has LIGO detected its first smash-up of black hole and neutron star? Stay tuned

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:27:49 -0400

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO,  has detected mergers of black holes, and even a couple of neutron star smash-ups. But it hasn't yet confirmed the signature of a ....
Stem Cells Could Regenerate Organs – But Only If the Body Won’t Reject Them

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:15:00 -0400

Many of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur when cells or whole organs fail to do their job. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it were....
China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:52:07 -0400

China hopes to welcome the United States "back to the negotiating table" to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate....
China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:47:34 -0400

China hopes to welcome the United States 'back to the negotiating table' to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate....
Plague-infected prairie dogs thwart Phish concert-goers camping plans

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:44:37 -0400

The jam-band Phish announced Tuesday that plague-infected -- yes, that plague -- prairie dog colonies had forced the cancellation of overnight camping and vending for its annual concert series near De....
Inovio Ends Enrollment in Anal Dysplasia Study on VGX-3100

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:14:09 -0400

Inovio (INO) closes enrollment in the phase II study evaluating VGX-3100 for the treatment of HPV-related high-grade anal dysplasia. Shares up.....
Higher oxygen levels helped dinosaurs to thrive and spread, experts find

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:06:16 -0400

Rising levels of oxygen in the atmosphere hundreds of millions of years ago helped dinosaurs in North America to flourish, scientists have found.Levels of the gas rose by nearly a third in three milli....