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Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54

Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition


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Notice for the All of Us Research Program Genome Centers (OT2) Funding Announcement and Informational Webinar

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:31
Notice NOT-PM-18-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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Biomarkers Discovery In Parkinsonism (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:24
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-800 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-driven research to discover human biomarkers in Parkinsons disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes, as a component of the NINDS Parkinsons Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP). This FOA encourages biomarkers discovery projects in 1) genetically causal Parkinson's disease, especially for particular sub-types of Parkinson's Disease (PD), including genetic cohorts, biologically defined cohorts of idiopathic PD, or ethnic subgroups of idiopathic PD; 2) The differentiation of synucleinopathies (such as PD and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) from tauopathies (such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal degeneration); or 3) to improve diagnostic differentiation between idiopathic/subtypes of PD and these disorders, as well as from Essential tremor. In order to further advance research in this area, broad sharing of biospecimens and associated data is a critical feature of the PDBP generally and of this FOA specifically. A timeline including milestones, which will be used to evaluate the application not only in peer review but also in consideration of the awarded project for funding of non-competing award years, is required for all studies.
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NIH Directors Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:27
Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-18-009 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. The NIH Directors Transformative Research Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
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Findings of Research Misconduct

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:18
Notice NOT-OD-18-186 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says the U.S. Will Fight Russian Interference in the 2018 Elections

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:55

But he said the U.S. has not yet established "effective deterrence" to halt meddling


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President Trump Seethes Over Russia Investigation and Calls for an End to 'SPYGATE'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:13

Trump is tweeting about the "Criminal Deep State" and says its efforts to undermine him have backfired


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Your Name Changes How People Judge Your Personality, New Study Suggests

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:50

Participants of the study carried out at Syracuse University in New York were asked to consider the personalities of 400 people with names popular over the past 70 years, the New Scientist reported. The team asked 500 college students from four regions of the U.S. to imagine they were about to meet a person with a specific name and to describe how competent, warm or old they might be. On average, the results published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin showed that female names were associated with warmth but not competence.


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1st black female astronaut in space offers advice to young girls

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:07

Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman in outer space, fell in love with science at an early age. Decades later, she's encouraging girls of all ages and backgrounds to engage in STEM education and is sharing insight on how to overcome obstacles.


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6 oddly mesmerizing live videos of lava gushing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:00

Like moths to a flame, humans are frequently most attracted to what we know is dangerous. And there is no better example of this than the strange, alluring beauty of the lava spewing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano this May. On May 4, fissures along the east of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano ripped opened, releasing bubbling lava onto the landscape. It was just the first of many fissures that would rupture over the month and could continue for months to come. On May 17, an explosive blast erupted from Kilauea. SEE ALSO: An astronaut saw Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupting from space. And he took a picture. On Saturday, officials reported the first known injury after Kilauea's eruption, when lava splatter hit a man standing on his balcony. The Washington Post followed up on Monday with report that dozens of homes have been destroyed as lava pours out of fissures along Kilauea's rift zone. And in addition to contact with lava or lava splatter, residents must also beware of laze, toxic gas filled with glass and acid that results when lava meets the ocean. But somehow, even with the danger that lava brings, watching the fiery substance surge, bubble, and burst (from a safe distance of course) can be calming, peaceful, and, dare we say it, beautiful. Here are six oddly mesmerizing live streams of lava from Kilauea that you won't be able to look away from. 1. Lava spews from Hawaii volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii CNN's Tuesday live stream of the blast lava in Hawaii is a study in color.  For five hours, the network hosted a Facebook Live of Kilauea's lava spouting into the air. But as the bright orange flames dye the Hawaiian night sky with an orange hue, it's hard not to get lost into the fearsome display of the scene in Pahoa. 2. Kilauea lava flow activity in Lower Puna, Hawaii You've never seen a sunrise like this. On Monday, the Honolulu Civil Beat uploaded a live stream showing Kilauea's lava activity in Lower Puna, Hawaii as the sun rises and day breaks. The stream is a little over five hours, which means users can watch the sky go from night to day, all while the lava flow remains constant in the background. One of the most serene parts of the video is actually at the start of the live stream, when a rooster crows, birds chirp, and thunder claps while the lava continues its fearsome display in the background.  TBH, it's like listening to soothing ambient nature sounds but with a terrifying twist. 3. Lava spews from kilauea fissure in Hawaii On Monday, NBC News Affiliate KHNL offered yet another serene look at the volcanic activity in Hawaii with a roughly two hour live stream (with some breaks) of lava from Kilauea.  Over the course of the stream, the camera cuts to different angles of the lava, providing both a sense of scale of the eruption and its effects on the Hawaiian landscape. 4. Kilauea Lava Erupting In Lower Puna On Thursday night and into Friday morning, the Honolulu Civil Beat live-streamed lava from Kilauea shooting into the air in Lower Puna.  But what's notable about the stream is its framing. The video opens with the black backdrop of night, but in the center of the video, shining like a beacon, is Kilauea's lava gushing into the air. The result is a live stream that feels oddly cozy, like that feeling you get when sitting around a campfire at night. 5. Kilauea Lava Flow Fissure 16 On May 14, days before Kilauea's first explosive blast, the Honolulu Civil Beat uploaded a video showing lava activity at a fissure along the volcano.  Over the course of 14 minutes, users are treated to a close up, high-definition peek at Kilauea's lava spurting and oozing into the air. But the visible details of the lava, like the molten rock's ridged-looking edges as it gushes into the air, somehow makes the display calming rather than frightening, like ASMR but with flames. 6. Inside Halema‘uma‘u  Lava Lake Lava doesn't need to be cascading into the air for it to be beautiful.  On May 9, the Honolulu Civil Beat shared a video, curtesy of the United States Geological Survey, of a lava lake in the Halema‘uma‘u crater on Kilauea. Though only 39 seconds, the video gives brief yet unforgettable glimpse at the bubbling lava pooled inside the volcano, a notable contrast to the volcanic blasts we typically think of when we imagine lava. So yes, lava is dangerous. But, if you can find the right view, it can also be meditative too. WATCH: Get lost watching this mesmerizing lava gush and cool


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One Year After the Deadly Siege, Thousands of Filipinos Remain Displaced From Marawi

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:19

Marawi was liberated from ISIS militants last October. But more than 230,000 remain displaced


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NIH Directors New Innovator Award Program (DP2 - Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:30
Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-18-008 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIH Directors New Innovator Award supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative new research approaches with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical or behavioral research. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. The NIH Directors New Innovator Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
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Loch Ness Monster’s Existence Could Be Proven With eDNA

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:12

A team of scientists have proposed using actual science to figure out if the mythical creature allegedly lurking in Scotland's River Ness is actually real. Scientists think those residual clues left behind by a monster like that of the Loch Ness could be collected by eDNA and subsequently used to prove its existence. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large databases of known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of different organisms,” team spokesman Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand told Reuters.


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Venezuela Expels Top U.S. Diplomats After Tightening of Financial Sanctions

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:40

Charge d'affaires Todd Robinson and his deputy were given 48 hours to leave the country


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Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:54

Amnesty International demands accountability for the insurgents' crimes as well as for the military-perpetrated atrocities


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The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:53

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):


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New York Judge Orders 30-Year-Old to Move Out of His Parents House After They Sue

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:32

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the case against their son Michael after eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored


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A Hiker Has Died After Falling From Yosemite's Half Dome

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:21

A hiker in California's Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions


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