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Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:33 -0500

The U.S. company was responding to a Chinese court that ruled this week Apple infringed two Qualcomm patents and issued injunctions against the sale of six older versions of the iPhone. Apple, which ....
UCLA Launches First Accredited Blockchain Engineering Course

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:05:24 -0500

Blockchain courses are being adopted by more institutions as a way of teaching and equipping the next generation of crypto engineers to meet the ever-increasing demand for the technology and its appli....
UN climate talks 'deadlocked' on key issues: top China diplomat

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:40 -0500

UN negotiations aimed at preventing runaway global warming remain deadlocked less than 24 hours before the 12-day talks are set to end, China's top climate diplomat said Thursday. Ministers working o....
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:21 -0500

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers t....
No foul play suspected in deaths of two workers at U.S. research station in Antarctica

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:33:51 -0500

The two fire-safety technicians died in unexplained circumstances on Wednesday while performing preventive maintenance on a building that houses a generator for a radio transmitter outside the NSF-man....
Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:25:21 -0500

China has promised to put an end to a "growth at all costs" economic model, which has blackened its skies and contaminated large stretches of its water and soil. The government just embarked on anoth....
NASA orbiter spots InSight lander (and its junked hardware) on Mars’ surface

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:03:29 -0500

Two weeks after NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars, its precise location on Elysium Planitia has been pinpointed, thanks to pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. And it’s not just ....
Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:34:39 -0500

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endange....
App-ology: Tech tycoon atones for coastal damage with mobile guide

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:16:53 -0500

Los Angeles (AFP) - When tech whizz Sean Parker angered conservationists with a lavish but damaging outdoor wedding to match the excess of any Hollywood party he apologized in the only way he knew how....
PG&E seeks 12 percent rate hike in 2020

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:35:03 -0500

PG&E had previously forecast a 2019 electric transmission revenue requirement of $1.96 billion, up 9.5 percent from 2018. While the exact extent of PG&E's fire-related liabilities remains unclear, th....
UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:18 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Agreement on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after countries sealed the landmark deal on curbing global warming, but negotiators re....
Blake Shelton Establishes Cancer Research Program at Children's Hospital in Honor of His Cousin

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:25:51 -0500

Blake Shelton Establishes Cancer Research Program....
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:19:03 -0500

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year. The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. Louis-Dreyfus has since retu....
1 Side Effect Doctors Don't Want You to Fret Over, If You're Still Putting Off That Flu Shot

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:27 -0500

Despite the fact that it's easier than ever to get your flu shot (many stores and standalone pharmacies even offer the vaccine for free), there are lots of reasons you might be putting it off, fr....
How to Recognize the Difference Between Signs of Autism and Developmental Delays

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:01:55 -0500

Before parents leap to the conclusion that their child is on the spectrum it important to look into these diagnostic mimics.....
Virgin Galactic's most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:50:02 -0500

For the first time in the company's history, Virgin Galactic made it more than 50 miles up above Earth.  According to the spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson, this marks the first time....
Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:54 -0500

At the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January betwe....
Amazon's Big Brother Dystopia Is Under Attack From All Sides

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:31:00 -0500

Nobody is too excited about an Amazon face-scanning doorbell that can call the police.....
What Happened When I Bought Pre-Hung Double Doors That Were Too Wide For My Doorway

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:26:00 -0500

I became very well acquainted with a circular saw.....
NASA's InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie From The Surface of Mars

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:08:20 -0500

NASA's lander InSight touched down on the Martian surface November 26 after....
UNAIDS chief stepping down early after scathing report

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:08:19 -0500

The head of the U.N. agency for HIV and AIDS is stepping down in June, six months before his term ends, after an independent panel said that his "defective leadership" tolerated "a culture of harassme....
BMW and Porsche Have Jointly Developed Three-Minute Electric-Car Charging

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:54:00 -0500

The new charger project is claimed to give an EV 60-plus miles of range in the time it takes to check Twitter.....
Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:53:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews th....
Texas report says 'changing climate' intensifying disasters

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:37:05 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey's deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new repor....
Instacart Will Stop Delivering Groceries From Amazon’s Whole Foods

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:33:27 -0500

Amazon.com Inc. now owns Whole Foods and runs its own delivery service. Starting Thursday, Instacart said it will begin separating itself from Whole Foods and eventually no longer let its customers o....
We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:32:00 -0500

We'll need to be mining a dozen times as many metals to meet demand for wind turbines and solar panels by 2050.....
Here's Why Tocagen Is Sliding Today

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:25:00 -0500

Investors are not pleased with the company's recently announced equity offering.....
U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10:44 -0500

The presidency of the climate talks in Katowice, Poland, had asked for a draft of the final package to be ready by Thursday afternoon after almost two weeks of negotiations, but work continued into th....
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:05:39 -0500

The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year, with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling billionaire-backed ventures such as Ama....
U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:47 -0500

Last year two federal judges, one in Philadelphia and one in Oakland, California, had blocked the government from enforcing rules allowing businesses or nonprofits to obtain exemptions from the contra....
Apple Screen Supplier Looks for a Life Beyond Smartphones

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0500

The company thinks it’s found the answer in sensors. JDI has shifted about a third of its research staff to sensor development, more than 100 people, from just a handful a year ago, Chief Technology ....
The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:33:37 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local):....
Here's How to Watch the Geminids 2018 Meteor Shower

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:04:53 -0500

Here's How to Watch the Geminids 2018 Meteor Shower....
Enel-BYD say Chile electric bus roll-out heralds more for region

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:00:52 -0500

Europe's biggest utility Enel and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD on Thursday marked the arrival of 100 electric buses in Chile and said they would work together on similar plans for three other La....
Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:51:58 -0500

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and marking the first manned flight to spa....
Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:39:22 -0500

"This puts the 'use it or lose it' conjecture into question," said lead author Roger Staff of the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Instead, childhood mental ability and intellectual engagement throu....
Israel's 'Namer' Infrantry Vehicle Could Be a Glimpse of the U.S. Army's Future

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:38:00 -0500

The M2 Bradley is due for a replacement.....
The Obsolete Fighter Jet That Crashed in Hawaii Was Playing the Enemy Role in a Wargame

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:33:00 -0500

The Hawker Hunter jet was supporting a Hawaii Air National Guard exercise.....
NASA Looks to Penguin Poop for Answers on Antarctica's Ecosystem

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:30:13 -0500

NASA can tell what penguins are eating from space by looking at the color of the birds' poop....
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:23:20 -0500

The process of turning corn's wild predecessor into a vital food source began 9,000 years ago in Mexico, but an early partially domesticated version was then brought to South America 6,500 years ago, ....
Someone Tried to Smuggle 70 Finches Inside Hair Rollers and Predictably Failed

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:20:00 -0500

Nothing like a brazen attempt at smuggling exotic birds.....
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising Again, Defying Trump’s Boasts

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:14:53 -0500

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions -- a category that includes electric power generation and transportation fuel use -- are projected to rise 3 percent in 2018, the Energy Department said in a re....
Here's the Weather Forecast for the 2018 Geminid Meteor Shower

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:13:57 -0500

For those hoping to get a glimpse of the Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good, with clear skies and excellent viewing prospects, or very bad, with cloud....
NASA's Robotic Worm Could Someday Climb Alien Ice Spikes

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:13:00 -0500

The ice-climbing bot can go places humans can't.....
Motion Pictures Academy Announces Scientific and Technical Awards

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:08:39 -0500

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced nine scientific and technical achievements, represented by 27 individual recipients, to be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical ....
Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:53:26 -0500

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and marking the first manned flight to spa....
Why Voyager 2 Is In Interstellar Space But Not Out of the Solar System

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:53:00 -0500

There's a good difference between where the Sun's energy ends and where it's gravity ends.....
Fijian PM's swansong as head of troubled UN climate talks

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:50:11 -0500

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has presided over the UN climate talks since November 2017. Q. The United States and Saudi Arabia refused to endorse a landmark UN report on what it means to c....
How were roads in Alaska repaired so quickly after the earthquake?

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:48:54 -0500

Thanks to a quick response and around-the-clock work, road repair crews completed their work in just a few days.....
Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:24:57 -0500

Nearly half of randomly-chosen survey participants said they believe the procedure is usually done for cosmetic rather than health reasons, and about 40 percent thought people who choose the surgery h....