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Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.


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Photo captures green fireball shooting past Venus

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - 12 hours 52 min ago

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This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - 13 hours 52 min ago

The Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector is a physics experiment the size of a 15-storey building, buried under a mountain in Japan. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles that pass through us all the time, and studying them can tell us about supernovas and the composition of the universe. The detector is full of ultra-pure water, which can leach the nutrients out of your hair and dissolve metal.


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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:29

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.


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Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:05

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore this month, said on Thursday that Pyongyang was in the process of returning the remains of U.S. troops missing from the 1950-1953 conflict. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 U.S. troops, and Trump himself has mentioned that figure.


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Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:05

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore this month, said on Thursday that Pyongyang was in the process of returning the remains of U.S. troops missing from the 1950-1953 conflict. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 U.S. troops, and Trump himself has mentioned that figure.


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'Mom's dead': Radio host found gunned down in her own home: Part 1

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:57

A handyman discovered April Kauffman lying dead and shot multiple times in the bedroom of her New Jersey home in May 2012.


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Fox Firepower: Tank-killing robot revealed

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:14

Allison Barrie has the first look at the new Milrem Robotics THeMIS, a smart robot that can stealthily approach an enemy tank, and destroy it. The ground drone will be adapted with a special turret from MBDA called IMPACT, and armed with powerful missiles, designed to obliterate enemy tanks.


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No more needles? Diabetics could one day treat themselves with a cup of coffee

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:38

For diabetics, keeping their illness under control by regulating their blood sugar level is a 24/7 job. But, thanks to Swiss researchers, one day it could be as simple as having a cup of coffee.


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California officials call for endangered listing for marten

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California's northern coast is under threat from marijuana cultivation should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said.


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Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:59

Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London.


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Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:55
Funding Opportunity RFA-CA-18-025 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is to support the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN). The goal for CHTN is to collect and distribute high quality human tissue specimens to facilitate basic and early translational cancer research, as well as assay development. The CHTN is designed as a unique biospecimen resource in that it is based on prospective collection and distribution of samples upon specific investigators requests. Samples to be collected from patients include pre-cancerous, cancerous, and benign neoplastic tissues, as well as specimens corresponding to non-neoplastic diseases and uninvolved tissues. This FOA solicits applications for CHTN awards from institutions/teams capable of contributing to the mission of CHTN by: (1) providing prospective investigator-defined procurement of high-quality malignant, benign, diseased, and uninvolved (normal adjacent) tissues and fluids from patients throughout North America and elsewhere; (2) assisting individual investigators with regard to specific specimen needs of their research; (3) assisting in developing and disseminating knowledge on high quality practices for successfully operating a biospecimen repository; and (4) educating the community about the importance of the availability of high quality human tissue specimens for medical research. Depending on their profile and capabilities, applicants must indicate whether they propose to function as the CHTN adult biospecimen division or the pediatric specimen division. Nonetheless, it will be acceptable for an adult biospecimen division, if capable, to contribute pediatric samples for networked requests. This FOA is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of their previous association with the CHTN.
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New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:43

An entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and species of gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, may be the first ape to have become extinct due to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday.


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Clarification: Assignment Deadlines for Applications Submitted Under the NIH Continuous Submission Policy

NIH Funding Opportunities - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:53
Notice NOT-OD-18-178 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe in the Summer Heat

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:29

Heat can be bad for your phone, but don't stick it in the freezer. Here's what you should actually do


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