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  • Germany to Accelerate Development of Autonomous Driving
    German_carmakers%e2%80%99_to_accelerate_the_development_of_autonomous_driving 2019-01-23 18:33:15 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s top carmakers including BMW and Volkswagen are looking at ways to speed up development of the next generation of self-driving cars, possibly by even working together, as tech giant Google forges ahead with plans to mass produce such vehicles. Carmakers and tech ...

  • China's Chang'e-4 Probe Touched Down on Far Side of Moon
    China's_chang'e-4_probe_touched_down_on_far_side_of_moon 2019-01-06 05:35:05 UTC
    China's Chang'e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday morning. The successful "soft landing" marks a groundbreaking development in space exploration, being the first time that a spacecraft has landed on the side of the moon that faces away ...

  • China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
    China%e2%80%99s_population_to_reach_1.442_billion_in_2029 2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday. The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a...

  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, writ...

  • Scientists show how toxoplasmosis parasite hides away in the brain
    Scientists_show_how_toxoplasmosis_parasite_hides_away_in_the_brain 2018-11-13 17:21:30 UTC
    <h3>Scientists have shown how the toxoplasmosis parasite hides away in the brain, altering synapses and potentially causing depression, schizophrenia and autism.</h3> Mice infected with toxoplasmosis parasites behave strangely: They lose their natural fear of cats. Presented with the smell o...

  • Parkinson's may get its start not in brain but in appendix
    Parkinson_may_get_its_start_not_in_brain_but_in_appendix 2018-10-31 21:29:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers re...

  • European lawmakers vote to ban single-use plastics
    Eu_lawmakers_vote_to_ban_single-use_plastics 2018-10-25 19:15:10 UTC
    European lawmakers have approved measures to reduce plastics polluting seas and oceans. A proposed ban targets the top 10 single-use plastic products that litter Europe's beaches. The European Parliament on Wednesday approved measures that could lead to a ban on single-use plastic items, inclu...

  • Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts
    Facebook_says_hackers_accessed_data_from_29_million_accounts 2018-10-12 17:50:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misus...

  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    Dominated_by_men-_amazon_scraps_tool_that_showed_bias_against_women 2018-10-11 21:53:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top tal...

  • Laser Trio Win Nobel Prize In Physics
    Laser_trio_win_nobel_prize_in_physics 2018-10-02 18:38:17 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining. They include the first fem...

  • Green crabs from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem
    Green_crabs_from_nova_scotia_threaten_coastal_ecosystem 2018-09-19 05:21:29 UTC
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threa...

  • Florence: US Facing the Challenges of Climate Change
    Florence-_us_facing_the_challenges_of_climate_change 2018-09-12 00:11:05 UTC
    Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It's a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Florence is rain. "Freshwater flooding poses the gre...

  • Mercedes-Benz launches 'all-electric SUV with 450 km range'
    Mercedes-benz_showcases_all-electric_suv_with_a_450_kilometer_range 2018-09-04 18:13:12 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mercedes showed on Tuesday how it is “aggressively” gunning for top spot in upscale battery cars market currently dominated by Tesla, as it unveiled the EQC, its first fully electric car, at an event in Stockholm. The event marks the start of the German onslaught against ...

  • Germany to end its reliance on 'cyber security' from US
    Germany_to_end_its_reliance_on_'cyber_security'_from_us 2018-08-30 00:21:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany announced a new agency on Wednesday to fund research on cyber security and to end its reliance on digital technologies from the United States, China and other countries. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told reporters that Germany needed new tools to become a top pla...

  • Trump’s ‘unmitigated crap’ on California wildfires
    Trump%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%98unmitigated_crap%e2%80%99_about_wildfires_ 2018-08-07 21:23:33 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the California wildfires. But it wasn’t to express condolences for the victims or to praise the incredible bravery of firefighters — it was to try to score political points. And he did so by badly twisting the science of how wildfires work. In a no...

  • Apple became the first $1 trillion listed US company
    Apple_became_the_first__1_trillion_publicly_listed_us_company 2018-08-02 18:06:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. T...

  • Detection of water on Mars by italian scientists
    Detection_of_water_on_mars_by_italian_scientists 2018-07-25 22:26:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. The reservoir...

  • Volkswagen offers carsharing service with electric vehicles
    Vw_to_spend__800_million_in_california_and_a_total_of__2_billion_nationwide_on_clean_car_infrastructure 2018-07-04 19:11:31 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to start offering car sharing services using fully electric vehicles in German cities next year as part of efforts to serve consumers who don’t want to buy their own vehicles. Its offering will compete in its home market with DriveNow and Car2Go, the soo...

  • Mars: Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life
    Mars-_earth%e2%80%99s_neighbor_may_have_harbored_life 2018-06-07 19:30:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aero...

  • Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode crashes into parked police vehicle
    Tesla_in_'autopilot'_mode_crashes_into_parked_police_vehicle 2018-05-29 21:53:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The driver of a Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) vehicle crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, California, on Tuesday and the driver told investigators the Tesla was in “Autopilot” mode at the time, a police spokesman said. The driver suffered minor injuri...

  • EU privacy law: Companies to be more attentive to user data
    Eu_privacy_law-_companies_to_be_more_attentive_to_customer_data 2018-05-25 06:40:19 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights. The European Union Ge...

  • Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, shoots lava into sky
    Hawaii%e2%80%99s_kilauea_volcano_erupted__sending_lava_shooting_into_sky 2018-05-04 06:00:22 UTC
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on...

  • Facebook tracks people whether they have accounts or not
    Facebook_tracks_people_whether_they_have_accounts_or_not 2018-04-15 17:05:17 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy conc...

  • Science is afraid of tackling some of events of religious significance
    Why_science_is_afraid_of_tackling_some_of_events_of_religious_significance 2018-04-01 07:31:20 UTC
    Science and journalism are kindred spirits: Both rely on curiosity, the courage to ask tough questions, and deal fairly and ethically with the answers. Sure, it doesn't always happen that way — there are plenty of dodgy scientists and many more unscrupulous hacks. But you get the idea. So ...

  • Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
    Karl_marx__the_author_of_%22das_kapital%22_remains_a_celebrated_figure_in_his_hometown_of_trier 2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
    TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights in the city center. The Lord Mayor of Trier, Wo...