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EU agrees to ban most single-use plastics

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:20:10 -0500

EU countries and the European Parliament on Wednesday agreed details of a ban on single-use plastics, including plates, cutlery and drinking straws, in a bid to cut marine pollution. Plastic cotton b....
Drugmaker GSK to split after striking Pfizer consumer health deal

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:14:07 -0500

GlaxoSmithKline plans to split into two businesses -- one for prescription drugs and vaccines, the other for over-the-counter products -- after forming a new joint venture with Pfizer's consumer healt....
Oil steady after sell-off but oversupply still drags

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:02:06 -0500

Oil stabilized on Wednesday after one of its biggest falls for years, but remained under pressure from oversupply and concern that a slowing global economy would depress demand for fuel. Both benchma....
Yemen's warring parties trade blame for breaching port ceasefire

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:44:31 -0500

The United Nations is due to convene the Iran-aligned Houthi group and the Saudi-back government by video link on Wednesday to discuss a troop withdrawal from Hodeidah city and three ports under the t....
Samsung's 5G Network Grab Gets Boost With Huawei, ZTE Under Fire

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:34:59 -0500

Mounting concerns in Europe and elsewhere about letting China’s ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. provide vital components for fifth-generation cellular networks have coincided with Samsung’s ambi....
Indian drug inspectors seize Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder samples: source

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:11:25 -0500

Drug inspectors have seized samples of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder from a factory in northern India, an industry source said on Wednesday, following a Reuters report that the firm knew for decades t....
Molecular Partners agrees cancer immunotherapy deal with Amgen

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:04:55 -0500

The deal involves Molecular Partner's experimental, pre-clinical molecule, called MP0310, designed to locally activate immune cells in a tumor. The two companies will jointly evaluate MP0310 in combi....
German security office warned German firms about Chinese hacking: report

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 02:34:57 -0500

Germany's Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued warnings to several German firms named by the United States as possible victims of hacking attacks, a newspaper reported, adding that Chinese....
Indian regulator to test samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder: media

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:52:33 -0500

India's federal drug regulator will on Wednesday seize samples of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for testing, local media said, following a Reuters report that the company knew for decades that canc....
SoftBank’s Telecom Unit Tumbles Below IPO Price in Debut

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:26:33 -0500

SoftBank Corp., the new entity trading under ticker 9434 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declined 14.5 percent to 1,282 yen in Tokyo on Wednesday. Ninety percent of the investors who bought the stock at....
Blind Amphibian That Buries Its Head In The Sand Is Named After Trump

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:59:34 -0500

A newly discovered blind amphibian that buries its head in the sand has joined....
Asian business confidence wallows near three-year low on trade worries: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:08:27 -0500

A very cautious optimism remains among Asian companies in the fourth quarter as they wait to see whether there will be any breakthrough in a trade dispute between the United States and China, a Thomso....
Largest T. rex skeleton has new display at Chicago museum

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:35:09 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is ready to go back on display at Chicago's Field Museum in a new exhibition space.....
Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:48:35 -0500

Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism -- the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations -- it is just a matter of....
SoftBank alum unveils 'affectionate' companion robot in Japan

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:44:24 -0500

Using artificial intelligence to interact with its surroundings, the wheeled machine resembles a penguin with cartoonish human eyes.....
Homes damaged as powerful tornado touches down near Port Orchard, Washington

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:07:48 -0500

A powerful storm plowed into Washington state on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a tornado, high winds, heavy rain and heavy snow.....
Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:59:39 -0500

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday.....
Trump signs memo establishing US Space Command, a new combatant command but not a military service

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:19:03 -0500

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Tuesday establishing U.S. Space Command as the military's 11th unified combatant command. While the new command is distinct from the "Space Force" milita....
Trump Orders Pentagon to Create Space Command

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:02:45 -0500

President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to create Space Command, a new unified combat command focused on space that is meant to lay the groundwork for a proposed Space Force. Sp....
Farout: Scientists discover most distant object in solar system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:02:17 -0500

Astronomers have discovered the most distant object in the solar system. It's about 11 billion miles from the sun.....
Saturn’s Rings Could Be Gone in Just 100 Million Years

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:42:00 -0500

With its extensive system of rings, Saturn is among the most beautiful planets in the Solar System. Sadly, it’s beauty may be fleeting, according to new research. Saturn’s rings are dissolving faster ....
Why Heart Attacks Increase During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:15:00 -0500

Don't end up in the ER while everyone else is partying....
Bethenny Frankel’s Allergic Reaction Was So Severe She 'Thought She Had a Stroke'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:43:19 -0500

Stroke-like allergy symptoms are unusual, but not unheard of.....
Astronomers spotted the most distant object in the Solar System, named it ‘Farout’

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:39:05 -0500

You've really got to hand it to space scientists. They regularly deliver mind-blowing news that tells us more and more about the universe we live in, and they manage to do it all while keeping a p....
Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:32:18 -0500

Marijuana use during adolescence has long been linked to an increased risk of developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia as well as other mental health problems, researchers note in JAMA Pediat....
Drone-Delivered Vaccines Are Launching a New Era of Health Aid

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:24:00 -0500

A one-month old baby was vaccinated, thanks to a drone.....
Trump Orders the Creation of a U.S. Space Command to Organize Military Efforts in Space

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:15:58 -0500

Trump Orders the Creation of a U.S. Space Command to Organize Military Efforts in Space....
Cauliflower Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:06:36 -0500

Red and green leaf lettuce is being recalled as well.....
This New Japanese Robot Is Designed to Hack Your Emotion

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0500

It’s the brainchild of Kaname Hayashi, a former Formula One race-car designer and developer who worked on Pepper, Masayoshi Son’s attempt at creating humanoid assistants. In fact, it might just get i....
Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:56:17 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence missed seeing a SpaceX rocket soar Tuesday. But he still got to view the company's new crew capsule, designed to carry astronauts to the Inter....
Why Is the 'Christmas Comet' Green?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:56:00 -0500

A comet passing close to the Earth this month is extremely green. Here's why that is.....
Qualcomm Says Apple Needs to Take China iPhone Ban Seriously

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:51:54 -0500

The court order, granted last week after Qualcomm argued that Apple is infringing on its patents, is in force and cannot be circumvented automatically by a software or operating system update as the i....
Groups: US must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:39:05 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation group....
IPO activity next year could dampen if markets do not rebound: report

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:36:44 -0500

As few as 125 firms could file for initial public offerings in 2019, compared to 190 so far in 2018, manager of IPO-focused exchange-traded funds Renaissance Capital said, adding that the figure could....
D.C. Just Passed A Historic Bill Mandating 100 Percent Renewable Power By 2032

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:31:44 -0500

City lawmakers in the District of Columbia voted unanimously Tuesday to pass....
2020 Land Rover Defender: Everything We Know

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:28:00 -0500

The new Defender promises high tech, but hopefully Land Rover won't forget what made it so great in the first place.....
5-year-old cancer patient goes viral for his awesome Michael Jackson dance moves

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:27:55 -0500

This adorable 5-year-old won’t let cancer keep him from dancing.....
To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:55:58 -0500

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.....
This Doctor Says You Should Eat More Fat and Fewer Carbs

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:51:00 -0500

David Perlmutter reveals what all that sugar and gluten does to your health.....
The Tesla Model 3 'Superbottle' Easter Egg Is a Fascinating Packaging Solution

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:51:00 -0500

By many accounts, the Tesla Model 3 is a great car. Sure, it’s needed some work on the body and on fit and finish, but there’s lots of cool engineering behind Tesla’s highest volume offering, includin....
New Hampshire physician assistant guilty of Insys opioid kickback scheme

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:46:53 -0500

A federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, found Christopher Clough, 45, guilty of all charges he faced in a case that stemmed from a years-long investigation into the Arizona company's efforts to prom....
Two Designs Will Duke It Out to Be the U.S. Army's New Light Tank

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:45:00 -0500

BAE and General Dynamics will each build a dozen light tanks, and the winner will build 500 more to equip Army light infantry units.....
Saturn's rings are disappearing at a 'worst-case scenario' rate, NASA says

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:40:53 -0500

NASA said Saturn is losing its signature at a 'worst-case scenario' rate, predicting they could be gone in under 100 years.....
Late-week storm may impact holiday shipping as deadlines for Christmas arrival loom

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:20:05 -0500

A major storm that will plow into the eastern half of the United States late this week could throw a wrench into plans for early holiday travelers as well as holiday shipping.....
Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emissions rules: letter to EPA

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:18:06 -0500

Exxon Mobil Corp sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of methane gas emission rules put in place under the Obama administration, according to a copy of the letter seen....
My "Lingering Cough" Turned Out to Be Lung Cancer

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:15:48 -0500

Former White Sox pitcher Stephen Huff had never smoked a day in his life when he received the shocking news: He had stage four lung cancer.....
Guideline group turns gaze to opioid epidemic

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:10:08 -0500

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a plan for research to identify evidence-based strategies that could lower the likelihood of addiction developing out of opioid pr....
11-Year-Old Girl's Inoperable Brain Tumor Suddenly Disappears — And Doctors Can't Explain Why

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:03:27 -0500

11-Year-Old Girl's Inoperable Brain Tumor Suddenly Disappears....
NBC Chief Hints That Company May Unveil Netflix-Style Service

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:56:32 -0500

Steve Burke, head of the Comcast Corp. division, suggested that the company might unveil an online TV service in 2019 -- though it’s hard to know how seriously to take a message written in the rhyming....
Trump authorizes revival of U.S. Space Command, with Space Force on agenda

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:52:39 -0500

President Donald Trump today authorized the Pentagon to set up the U.S. Space Command as its own combatant command, in preparation for creating a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. The ....