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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony of “Space Policy Directive 4,” to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed
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Mount Merapi, over in Indonesia. (Getty Images) Getty If you aren’t aware, the United States Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has a weekly column, one that’s aimed at sharing interesting research about the caldera and the national park above it, while nixing dangerous rumours or misinformation doing the rounds online. The so-called Caldera Chronicles is
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Restocking rivers in tropical and subtropical Africa with a large endangered freshwater prawn not only provides locals with a protein-rich food source, but it also breaks the deadly life cycle of schistosomiasis Fishing for the African river prawn, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii, in Senegal.(Credit: bioGraphic.) bioGraphic The African river prawn, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii, is a large commercially important
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I use this platform to write about weather, climate, and science topics with the goal of increasing literacy. Topics usually come from all types of inspirations. This week three weather-related events caught my eye. The connection among them is that they were head-scratchers and disappointing for very different reasons. Here’s why. Wave heights in storm impacting
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Governor Matt Bevin (R) of Kentucky said that he made sure every one of this kids was exposed to the chickenpox. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for CABC) Getty Let’s not get this party started. If you are thinking of attending or holding a chickenpox party, don’t. A chickenpox party is a party that parents
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Healthy coral reef off the coast of Bonaire. Getty Coral reefs are under assault from multiple directions: increasing ocean acidification that threatens to slowly weaken and dissolve their calcium carbonate exoskeletons, rising temperatures that cause them to expel their beneficial algal partners and the high prevalence of coral diseases. Coral probiotics can help reduce loss of coral. Of course, when most
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Carmakers keep rushing into shotgun weddings, with each bringing a substantial dowry of technology to the marriage. BMW and Mercedes announced Feb. 27 a new, long-term agreement to pool their autonomous car efforts. Volkswagen and Ford executives did the same last week. A Volkswagen AG (VW) e-Up electric compact ride-sharing automobile sits connected to a charging station
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Getty Royalty Free Low-performing schools in high-poverty areas struggle to attract and retain teachers. In a recent study published in the journal Economics of Education Review, researchers explored the impact of teacher bonuses on teacher retention and student test scores in math and reading. Their focus? High-poverty schools in Tennessee. As part of a one-year
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants a better representation of people of all ages in clinical studies it funds, especially those affected by age-related and other various medical conditions, frailty, physical or cognitive impairments and those on multiple medications. The NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy, which was developed in response to requirements in
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Maybe all mushrooms are magic. Just weeks after scientists tell us the psychedelic ones could one day be used to treat depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse and even to stop smoking, a team of researchers in Singapore has found evidence that the fleshy, spore-bearing, fruiting bodies of fungus could ward off Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). There’s
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Deposit Photos Introduction The machine workforce is on the rise. While technological innovation has always happened, existing and emerging technology is not only changing the pace of technological innovation exponentially, it is giving rise to an entirely new competitive workforce that is intelligent. As a result, it is not only the current models of business,
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