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By Odile Robotti, Next Avenue Contributor  Credit: Getty Royalty Free (This article was written by a member of the 2018-2019 Encore Public Voices Fellows Program.) The landmark report issued last week by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,  the international body for assessing climate change, warns that our planet will reach catastrophic levels of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – You can call it a prehistoric prequel. A new piranha-like fish from Jurassic seas with sharp, pointed teeth that probably fed on the fins of other fishes is seen in this artist’s reconstruction of a fossil which was discovered in southern Germany in this image released from Eichstaett, Bavaria, Germany on October
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Artist’s imagining of an electron surrounding the nucleus of an atom.Nicolle R. Fuller, National Science Foundation. Electrons are interesting things. They help form the structure of atoms and molecules, they can flow through conductive materials to create electric currents, and they have a strange quantum behavior that is sometimes particle-like and sometimes wave-like. And as
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LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients. The decision, described by the scientists involved as “disproportionate and poorly justified”, is being seen as a victory for activists
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further investigate the cluster of 6 acute flaccid myelitis that have appeared in Minnesota since September 20. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images) If you thought 38 cases of a “polio-like” disease in 2018 was concerning, how
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New graffito from PompeiParco Archeologico di Pompei Excavations ongoing at the archaeological site of Pompeii outside Naples, Italy, have revealed new graffiti that could put an end to scholars’ debate about the exact historical date of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed the city in 79 AD. The recording of Vesuvius’s destruction by the
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Do you even lift? According to urbandictionary.com, it’s a condescending expression used on body building and fitness forums to question the legitimacy of someone’s fitness expertise or weight lifting routine. But if we’re paying attention to the research, maybe it’s a question we should be asking older adults and everyone for that matter.  And this
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Laura Sanchez and Eva Saliz Mexican Folklorico dancers with Grupo Amistad sponsored by University of the Incarnate Word helped the Randolph Hispanic Council kick off a Hispanic Heritage Month event.U.S. Air Force photo/Steve Thurow For the U.S., Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October
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The world of work is changing faster than most realize. Human-like robots can now deliver the news, service you in retail stores and restaurants, lift a patient from a chair or bed or even be your therapist. More than 70% of people around the world work remotely at least once a week. Billion-dollar organizations already exist without any
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Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers about the shark bites.Wikipedia/PublicDomain A little over a century ago, four deaths in fourteen days brought to life the theory of a ”rogue shark.” The unusually high number of fatal shark bites occurred in New Jersey, in a chain of events that many say inspired the infamous book Jaws, although the author denies it. Five bites occurred within 12 days in July
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In a word, yes. Yes it does matter if just one species goes extinct because animals and plants depend upon each other, so the loss of one species affects others within that complex web of relationships The endangered Mariana fruit dove, Ptilinopus roseicapilla, is endemic to Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands in the Pacific
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An oxygen-depleted dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Public Domain The amount of oxygen available in the oceans is rapidly declining – over 500 individual low-oxygen sites have been identified in coastal waters around the world since the 1960s. These oxygen-limited ”dead zones” often drive away mobile animals while smothering immobile (“sessile”) creatures.
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(Reuters) – British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund over a planned $1 billion investment in the group’s space ventures, in light of events involving missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Richard Branson listens to speeches as he is inducted into the
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BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed in mid-air. U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue crews who
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Lovelace also studied mesmerism and phrenology, two fields which have since been discredited.Alfred Edward Chalon The second Tuesday in October is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to celebrate and encourage the accomplishments of women in science, technology, and engineering. But who was Ada Lovelace? She wrote the first computer program and was the first to imagine
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