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US to speed up astronaut return to Moon: target 2024

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:46:52 -0400

Donald Trump's administration announced Tuesday it was speeding up plans to send US astronauts back to the Moon, from 2028 to 2024, calling for a "spark of urgency" to prevail over delays that have pl....
Apple Infringes Qualcomm Patent; Judge Recommends Ban on Some iPhones

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:38:55 -0400

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday invalidated a Qualcomm patent for a battery-saving feature. Earlier in the day, a separate trade judge said Apple infringed a different Qualcomm pat....
NASA’s Curiosity rover spots a bed of Earth-like pebbles

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:33:54 -0400

Most of the views of Mars we've seen have come from NASA's trusty rovers, and while they've shown us some pretty stunning stuff, you can almost always immediately tell that you're look....
Second major blackout leaves Venezuelans fearing power cuts will be the norm

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:28:36 -0400

President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist government, which had blamed sabotage by the United States and the opposition for the previous power cut, said an "attack" on its electrical system caused the blac....
Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:26:50 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats.....
U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:26:41 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Demo....
Senate Blocks Democrats' Green New Deal in GOP Political Move

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:26:25 -0400

The vote Tuesday was 0-57 with 43 Democrats voting present, including the Senate’s half-dozen presidential candidates, to sidestep the GOP maneuver and buy time to build their campaign positions. The....
GOP Senator Says Having More 'American Babies' Is The Solution To Climate Change

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:25:40 -0400

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) tore into the Green New Deal on Tuesday, stating on theSenate floor that the only thing needed to combat climate change is forAmericans to "fall....
Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:19:52 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pol....
Green New Deal Resolution Fails In Senate As Most Democrats Vote 'Present'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:19:48 -0400

Most Democrats, most of whom view the resolution as an ambitious road map toaddress the threat of climate change, declined to engage by voting "present....
Green New Deal backed by AOC defeated by Senate Republicans

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:14:00 -0400

The US Senate has defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Majority Republicans for....
Army chief asks for Algeria's Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:12:05 -0400

Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah, addressing army officers in a speech broadcast on state TV, called for a unified stand to defuse tensions in the sprawling North African state, a major oil and gas....
Google glass helps kids with autism read facial expressions

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:10:11 -0400

The system, dubbed "Superpower Glass," helps them decipher what's happening with people around them, researchers found. The experiment included 71 children, ages 6 to 12, who were receiving a standar....
Green New Deal dies in Senate and Democrats helped kill it

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:09:21 -0400

Betting it will be unpopular in 2020, Sen. McConnell and the GOP wanted a vote on the Green New Deal backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.....
Purdue Pharma agrees to $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:07:46 -0400

The settlement unveiled by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday was the first to result from a wave of lawsuits accusing Purdue of deceptively marketing painkillers, helping create a dead....
Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:07:30 -0400

Pence, chairing a meeting of the administration's National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, declared, "We're in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s." NASA had previously been aiming....
U.S. expands abortion 'gag rule,' cuts funding to regional bloc: Pompeo

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:05:46 -0400

Trump in 2017 reinstated a policy known as the "Mexico City Policy," requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning funds to certify they do not provide abort....
The U.S. Navy Wants a New 'Ambulance Ship' to Treat War Wounded

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:03:00 -0400

The ship, the first of its kind, would treat war wounded that didn’t need to be evacuated out of theater.....
Women Are 1.5 Times More Likely to Develop Aneurysms Than Men

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:00:59 -0400

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke recently shared the traumatic account of her experience with two ruptured brain aneurysms, and she was only 24 at the time.....
UN wants to showcase ambitious countries at climate summit

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:49:42 -0400

Hoping to spur international action on climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told world leaders that only the most ambitious carbon-cutting countries will be showcased at a key sum....
Oracle Trims Staff During Difficult Transition to Cloud Services

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:49:37 -0400

The database giant plans to cut 352 people on May 21, according to a notice filed last week with the state of California. The staff reductions include 255 people at its Redwood City, California, head....
Here's why NASA scrubbed the first all-female spacewalk

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:46:36 -0400

On Monday, NASA announced female astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch would not conduct this Friday's spacewalk together.....
Apple Escapes iPhone Import Ban in Second Qualcomm Case

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:40:05 -0400

The decision sidesteps an argument over whether an import ban would curb Intel’s move into the market for modem chips and give foreign competitors a lead in fifth-generation wireless technology. The ....
Tom Brokaw Says His Cancer Treatments Cost Nearly $10,000 a Day

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:39:59 -0400

Tom Brokaw’s Cancer Treatments Cost Around $10,000 a Day....
New studies confirm improved survival of extremely preterm babies

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:30:20 -0400

Survival rates of extremely preterm infants have improved by leaps and bounds since the 1980s, with US and Swedish studies published this week providing new data on the trend. Doctors previously esti....
Senator uses Star Wars posters, image of Reagan riding a dinosaur to blast Green New Deal

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:22:14 -0400

Sen. Mike Lee took an unconventional route in blasting the Green New Deal. The Utah Republican honed his inner troll while using everything from posters showing Aquaman and Star Wars characters to quo....
Historic all-female spacewalk canceled because there weren't enough medium-sized spacesuits

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:21:55 -0400

NASA says first all-female spacewalk, scheduled to take place March 29, was canceled because there weren't enough medium-sized spacesuits available.....
Can China keep it's climate promises?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:13:28 -0400

China can easily meet its Paris climate pledge to peak its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but sourcing 20 percent of its energy needs from renewables and nuclear power by that date may be considera....
16-year-old with serious peanut allergy removed from plane and stranded in South Korea

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:04:41 -0400

"They're alone in a different country. Where were they supposed to go?" the boys' mother Prajakta tells Yahoo Lifestyle....
New York County Declares Measles State of Emergency, Bans Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:52:12 -0400

The decision comes after 153 cases of measles were confirmed in Rockland County between fall 2018 and March 2019.....
U.S. jury to determine liability, damages in Roundup cancer trial

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:43:25 -0400

The case is only the second of more than 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to go to trial in the United States as litigation setbacks and a prior jury verdict against the company have sent Bayer shares plunging....
Louvre's glass pyramid set for interactive performance for 30th anniversary

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:42:55 -0400

The courtyard around the Louvre Museum's famed glass pyramid is to become the stage for a giant interactive performance orchestrated by French visual artist JR as part of celebrations for the structur....
Democrats Point To Midwest Flood Victims To Counter GOP’s Green New Deal Attacks

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:08:07 -0400

"Look at the flooding in the Midwest," Sen....
AOC Just Tagged Republican Mike Lee for His Embarrassing Climate Change Shtick

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:05:00 -0400

Meanwhile, the Green New Deal she co-sponsored is making Republicans sweat.....
GOP Senator Mike Lee Says Very Real, Terrifying Climate-Change Problem Should Be Solved by . . . Babies

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:00:31 -0400

Senator Mike Lee from Utah opposed the Green New Deal resolution on the Senate floor, saying climate change should be solved . . . by babies.....
'That’s embarrassing': NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk because there weren’t enough spacesuits that fit

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:43:51 -0400

What was meant to be one giant leap for womankind has been canceled because of one misstep by NASA: Not having enough spacesuits that fit. ....
New York county bans unvaccinated children from public places amid measles outbreak

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:43:33 -0400

A New York county has banned unvaccinated children from public spaces amid alarge-scale measles outbreak....
US wants astronauts back on Moon within five years: Pence

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:41:09 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday that the United States intends to send astronauts back to the Moon within five years, with a woman first in line to set foot on the lunar surface. "It is t....
VP Mike Pence sets 5-year deadline for landing Americans at moon’s south pole

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:30:42 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence today called for American astronauts to return to the moon in five years, laying down a challenge comparable to the 1960s Space Race. “We’re in a space race today, just as we....
The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering. A cottage industry wants to prove it's gone too far

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:23:55 -0400

A cottage industry of academics and entrepreneurs wants to convince Supreme Court justices that partisan gerrymandering has gone too far.....
Why Did NASA Just Cancel the First All-Female Spacewalk?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:10:38 -0400

Why Did NASA Just Cancel the First All-Female Spacewalk?....
Coal still king as global carbon emissions soar

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:07:57 -0400

As the world's economy boomed last year, power plants fueled by coal emitted their highest level of carbon dioxide on record.....
I Went Through a Clinical Study to See if I Had Dementia

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:01:00 -0400

After watching five relatives decline, Paula Spencer Scott decided to take control of her health and find answers.....
Japan Struggles To Diversify Energy Mix

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0400

Japan’s energy diversification efforts have been tilted in the favor of renewables, but the country can’t afford to rule out new coal fired capacity....
NASA Cancels First All-Female Spacewalk Because It Doesn’t Have Enough Women-Sized Suits

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:53:25 -0400

The agency was immediately accused of sexism, but the real explanation is more complicated....
NASA Cancels the First All-Female Spacewalk Because of a Too-Large Suit, and Hillary Clinton Isn’t Happy

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:52:10 -0400

The former secretary of state did not mince words on the controversial move this morning.....
U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:44:41 -0400

The U.S. Treasury blacklisted 25 people and organizations, including a clutch of front companies based in the three countries, that were working on behalf of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps ....
California utility fined for its handling of nuke canisters

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:41:26 -0400

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nu....
NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:07:27 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has nixed the first all-female spacewalk over a spacesuit sizing issue.....
Here's How PLL's Sasha Pieterse Found Out She Had PCOS - and Why She Shared Her Story

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:56:40 -0400

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a complicated hormonal condition that's notoriously difficult to diagnose. A lot of that has to do with the wide range of symptoms that come with it, which....