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Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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URI announced Tuesday that it received a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish a center focused on gaining a better understanding of how these chemicals make their way into water, through the food chain, and affect people and animals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued stricter guidelines last year regarding human exposu ...>>
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia's Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center aft ...>>
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Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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According to a wildlife education expert, the bird could have picked up lead from scavenging animals that were shot or from a fishing sinker. The World Wildlife Fund notes that after being protected under the Endangered Species Act, the bald eagle population in the lower 48 states of the U.S. has been down listed to "threatened."
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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." Bent on cutting costs and refocusing its portfolio, the company decided to close the plant that made bandages, knee braces and ...>>
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Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that analyzes workforce data scraped from public profiles.
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species survival.
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South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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[...] Wilson said the company has continued to mislead doctors about the risks of addiction, by saying that patients who appeared addicted actually needed more opioids, and that opioid drugs could be taken in even higher doses without disclosing the greater risks to patients. Wilson said South Carolina had the ninth highest rate of opioid prescriptions in the nation last year. Since 2011, prosec ...>>
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Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information. Uber misrepresented how well it monitored employee access to personal information about users and drivers, and it misstated that it took steps to secure customer data, FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a ...>>
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New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) Facebook will invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector. The world's biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich and a host of other dignitaries to announce its 10th data center will be on a 345-acre site in New Albany, just northeast ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming
Technology
Published in 14-8-2017
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Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. While global leaders set a goal of preventing 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of man-made warming since pre-industrial times, the Arctic has already hit that dangerous mark. Earth is getting hotter because of the buildup of heat-trapping gases spewed into the air by the burn ...>>
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Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming
Technology
Published in 14-8-2017
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Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. While global leaders set a goal of preventing 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of man-made warming since pre-industrial times, the Arctic has already hit that dangerous mark. Earth is getting hotter because of the buildup of heat-trapping gases spewed into the air by the burn ...>>
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More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you
Technology
Published in 14-8-2017
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[...] in between, they'll fly three planes and launch more than 70 high-altitude balloons . Scientists will focus on the sun, but they will also examine what happens to Earth's weather, to space weather, and to animals and plants on Earth as the moon totally blocks out the sun. "Millions of people can walk out on their porch in their slippers and collect world-class data," said Matt Pe ...>>
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More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you
Technology
Published in 14-8-2017
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[...] in between, they'll fly three planes and launch more than 70 high-altitude balloons . Scientists will focus on the sun, but they will also examine what happens to Earth's weather, to space weather, and to animals and plants on Earth as the moon totally blocks out the sun. "Millions of people can walk out on their porch in their slippers and collect world-class data," said Matt Pe ...>>
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Police try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses
Technology
Published in 14-8-2017
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database for documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment. The database was developed by criminal justice experts Sean Varano at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, and Pam Kelley with Kelley Research Associates in Massachusetts. President Donald Tr ...>>
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