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Trail Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen dies at 65

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:30:26 -0400

Allen was the Seahawks' owner for two decades and the Trail Blazers' owner for over 30. ....
China purrs over white tiger triplets

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:39:32 -0400

Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wild....
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the Region

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:01:53 -0400

What the Duke and Duchess of Sussex encounter in Oceania will be inextricably linked to the legacies of the sometimes painful past....
New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption history

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:08:16 -0400

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD and not on August 24 as previously thought, archeologists said Tuesday. Archeologists....
In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:52:59 -0400

Stephen Hawking spoke from beyond the grave to warn the world that science and education are under threat around the world.....
Piers Morgan Mocked Daniel Craig For the Way He Carries His Child and Dads Are Clapping Back

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:13:43 -0400

Does Piers Morgan know what century it is?....
President Trump Says He'd Have to 'Personally' DNA Test Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Settle Bet

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:26 -0400

President Donald Trump said he won’t make good on a bet on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage unless he can personally test her DNA.....
Canadians Can Now Legally Buy Recreational Marijuana

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:19:53 -0400

Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland....
Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:09:59 -0400

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Torna....
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died of cancer, aged 65

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:03:39 -0400

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with high school friend Bill Gates, died today (Oct. 15) at the age of 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement put out by V....
Three million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food: UN

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:10:34 -0400

At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned Monday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living....
Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland: Yes, Women Are Joining Physics. But We've Got Work to Do

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:04:36 -0400

Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland: Yes, Women Are Joining Physics. But We've Got Work to Do....
Volcanic underwater world discovered off coast of Tasmania

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:20:26 -0400

Scientists claim to have discovered a new underwater world off the Tasmanian coast made up of volcanic mountain peaks that tower about 3km from the seafloor. ....
Facebook Bans More Myanmar Military-Linked Accounts for Spreading Propaganda

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:26:33 -0400

The military used fake accounts and pages to spread propaganda, Facebook says....
Black woman who had trailblazing Navy career dies at 83

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:08:26 -0400

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83.....
MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:01:50 -0400

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced plans Monday to create a new college of artificial intelligence with an initial $1 billion commitment for the program focusing on "responsible and e....
How Some Environmentalists Hope to Make Climate Change an Issue in the Midterms

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:42:19 -0400

Green groups are slamming a California congressman for repeatedly denying the science of climate change....
Vibrating slab of Antarctic ice sounds like a horror movie

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:14:09 -0400

In the faraway realms at the bottom of the Earth, Antarctic scientists have unexpectedly recorded bizarre drone-like sounds. After burying 34 seismic monitors in the snow atop the Ross Ice Shelf in 20....
Astronaut remembers failed launch

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:56:21 -0400

NASA astronaut Nick Hague recounted last week's failed launch to the International Space Station and how he and another astronaut were able to escape. ABC News' David Kerley reports.....
Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: study

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:45:36 -0400

A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protectiv....
Egyptians farmed fish 3,500 years ago: study

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:00:53 -0400

Egyptians practised fish farming more than 3,500 years ago, the earliest evidence of such activity worldwide according to a joint German-Israeli study released on Tuesday. Scientists studied 100 fish....
18 in '18: How First-Time Voters Could Affect the Midterms

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:01:07 -0400

"If we had voted in the 2016 election, the results would have been so different."....
A Giant Net Has Been Deployed to Clean Up Plastics in the Pacific Ocean

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:37:47 -0400

A floating pipe connected to a net three meters deep is designed to trap litter....
Climate change? It comes and goes, Trump says

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:54:58 -0400

President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, said Monday on a tour of hurricane damage in the southern United States that "something" is happening -- but that the change is not permanent....
How to Fix the House of Representatives in One Easy, Radical Step

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:16:01 -0400

Everyone knows the House has 435 seats. But should it have nearly 1,000?....
World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:20:52 -0400

From Venice and the tower of Pisa to the medieval city of Rhodes, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean basin are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesda....
A Child Has Become the First to Die in Florida's Flu Season, Officials Say

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:16:38 -0400

The child had not been vaccinated....
Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:19:51 -0400

Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.....
Mike Pompeo Says Saudis Promised a 'Transparent' Probe Into Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:38:59 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won’t spare anyone, including royals.....
Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Daughter Wouldn't Have the Same Noble Rights as Their Son Would

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:45:45 -0400

An archaic system of male heirs means the royal baby, due in spring 2019, will not inherit Meghan and Harry's titles if she's a girl.....
Climate summit host Poland says smart forest management key

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:25:45 -0400

Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday said smart forest management is key to fighting climate change and to help farming, weeks before he leads a major UN climate summit. Duda in December will h....
UNAM astrophysicist Susana Lizano enters the National College

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:08:54 -0400

Mexico, Oct. 16 (Notimex) - Estela Susana Lizano Soberon, from the Radioastronomy and Astrophysics Institute, under the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish) will....
#GoodNews: 3 Indian Students Finalists in Global Science Challenge

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:07:23 -0400

The three Indian students are among 15 finalists of more than 12,000 original registrants from around the world.....
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:59:39 -0400

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 50 percent of new guitarists According to a study from Fender, the guitar company, 50 percent of all “beginner ....