Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients in future.
In research published in the journal...
Top U.S. colleges to offer free classes online
2012-04-18 16:54:35 UTC
(Reuters) - Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday.
The two founders, both professors of computer science at Stanford University, also announced th...
Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.
The average number of earthquakes of...
Lockheed braces for cuts in space programs
2012-04-18 01:51:27 UTC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is unlikely to kill major military satellite programs even if it is forced to double $487 billion in spending cuts already planned for the next decade, but cuts and delays are a sure bet, a senior Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> exec...
NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
2012-04-17 01:09:14 UTC
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said.
The Dragon mission would be the first time a privately owned and op...
Greenpeace: e-car is just 'mobility for the rich'
2012-04-15 04:48:57 UTC
The electric car is supposed to be a useful way of tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. But even environmental activists are now criticizing the e-cars currently available.
Environmental organization Greenpeace has lambasted the development of the electric car. Greenpeace Germa...
2012-04-15 03:54:32 UTC
Even though bacteria in Lechuguilla Cave have been cut off from the surface for millions of years and were never exposed to antibiotics for medicine or agriculture, most of the 93 strains analyzed in a new study are resistant to several antibiotics. Bacteria found in the cave have ways of fightin...
Molting cleanses water fleas
2012-04-15 03:46:57 UTC
Getting naked may help to protect a species of tiny water flea. When Daphnia magna molts, its discarded body armor can carry away harmful bacteria, a new study finds.
The work is the first time molting has been shown to safeguard against parasites, says evolutionary biologist David Duneau of C...
After Harvard, future is uncertain for Bo's son
2012-04-14 01:00:43 UTC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass./BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Bo Guagua, a 24-year-old descendant of Chinese Communist royalty, seemed destined to one day become a rich and powerful businessman in an economy that in his lifetime would become the world's largest.
His pedigree, elite schooling, easy confidence an...
U.S. proposes brake override for all passenger autos
2012-04-12 20:13:33 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday announced a proposal that would require brake override systems on all new passenger cars and trucks, likely by the 2015 model year.
The U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulation arm in a 98-page proposal said costs to auto manufactu...
Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public.
The price was stunning for an apps-maker without...
Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth
2012-04-08 22:44:32 UTC
SCIENCE NEWS- A small molecule dubbed kartogenin encourages stem cells to take on the characteristics of cells that make cartilage, a new study shows. And treatment with kartogenin allowed many mice with arthritis-like cartilage damage in a knee to regain the ability to use the joint without pain...
The H-1B Visa Program
2017-04-19 04:09:18 UTC
<blockquote><h3>The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy</h3>
Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their petitions on the first business day in April for the pool of H-1B visa numbers for which U.S. ...
Extreme eaters show abnormal brain activity
2012-04-08 22:15:25 UTC
CHICAGO — Certain brain areas are sluggish in people who eat too little and hyperactive in people who eat too much, a new study finds.
The results, presented April 3 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, are based on brain activity in people who ranged from dangerously t...
Planets’ gravity tidies stellar ring
2012-04-08 22:00:58 UTC
Two small planets might be sculpting an enormous dust ring around the star Fomalhaut, a mere 25 light-years away from Earth.
But it’s not too likely that either planet is the notorious Fomalhaut b, which once held the title of the first directly imaged exo-world (SN: 12/6/08, p. 5).
Fruit fly biorhythms differ indoors and out
2012-04-08 21:57:27 UTC
The first big study of daily rhythms in fruit flies outdoors doesn’t match some of the basic results from decades of lab tests.
Fruit flies flittering in lab containers have revealed much about how light can set the master molecular clock that ticks out a daily beat in living organisms. Yet wa...
The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa.
The Turkish raids showed the challenges facing U.S.-led attempts to de...
How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?
2020-12-28 19:18:56 UTC
How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer.
“It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who leads the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. “The ex...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday.
Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...
How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall.
In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...
"Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said.
A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...
2016-06-28 19:33:53 UTC
Explosionen am Istanbuler Flughafen
Am Istanbuler Atatürk-Flughafen ist es zu Explosionen gekommen. Der Sender CNN Türk berichtete auch von Schüssen. Mehrere Menschen seien verletzt worden, hieß es aus türkischen Regierungskreisen.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Assad is lying about chemical attacks
2017-04-14 06:47:34 UTC
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed as lies and propaganda on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that a poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication".
Ayrault made the comment during a joint media briefing i...