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Congo Confirms Six New Ebola Virus Cases as Vaccination Efforts Get Underway

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:06

Congo's health ministry said there are now 28 confirmed Ebola cases


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A High School Teacher Beat the House Majority Leader in Kentucky's Republican Primary

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:46

Travis Brenda's win follows a wave of education protests by teachers calling for increased pay and other benefits


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Trump's Pick to Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal a New Approach

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:16

Army Lt. Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller has been tapped to be the next commander of U.S.-led military forces in Afghanistan, officials said.


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Michael Cohen's Taxi Business Partner Pleads Guilty, Said to Be Cooperating With Investigators

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:12

He reportedly also agreed to cooperate with federal or state investigations into Cohen.


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Betsy DeVos and Democrats in Congress Both Support Paying Teachers More. They Differ on the Details

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:39

Democrats unveiled a plan to boost teacher pay amid national walkouts


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SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:07

Washington (AFP) - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth.


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'Lights, Camera, Summer: Inside the Blockbusters' Airs Tonight at 10/9c on ABC

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:54

The stars of your favorite summer movies are ready to dish about what really happened behind the scenes. A Special 2020-'Lights, Camera, Summer: Inside the Blockbusters' airs Tonight at 10/9c on ABC


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Highlights: Mark Zuckerberg confronts EU Parliament

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:37

Highlights from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s questions from members of the European Union’s Parliament.


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Laser-Shooting Cow Eyeballs Are As Amazing As They Sound

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:56

Ordinary contact lenses just moved one step closer to letting you shoot lasers from your eyes. Scientists recently developed the first pliable, ultrathin "membrane laser" that can be fixed to curved or delicate objects. While comic book heroes use laser vision to punch holes in buildings or disarm supervillains, contact lenses fitted with these laser films would likely be used for identification or security scans, the researchers reported.


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Ancient Romans Painted Horrifying Blood-Red Warnings on Wall Across Scotland

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:51

Ancient Romans used blood red, bright yellow and stunning white paints to illustrate dire warnings on the wall that separated them from the rebellious tribespeople of Scotland, a new study shows. The painted warnings — including Roman eagles with blood-stained beaks, and the slain and decapitated bodies of the defeated victims of the victorious Roman legions — were shown alongside Latin inscriptions on carved stone slabs placed along a Roman rampart in Scotland.


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Amazon Is Under Fire for Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:22

"It's about recognizing people, it's about tracking people"


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John McCain's New Memoir Is All About Trump, Even When It's Not

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:09

John McCain's new memoir is a book-length subtweet aimed squarely at President Donald Trump.


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In Conversation With Two Rising Voices in Native American Literature

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:08

Two years after earning their MFAs from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Tommy Orange and Terese Marie Mailhot have become significant emerging voices in American literature. Orange made a splash with a story in the New Yorker, excerpted from There There (June), his novel centered on 12 characters at an annual Oakland powwow. His book is one of the season's buzziest. Mailhot, who interviewed her friend for TIME, published her best-selling memoir, Heart Berries, in February.


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Two-Headed Deer Found Dead in Minnesota Woods

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:54

The mushroom hunter delivered the deer to the nearby Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, knowing he had discovered something remarkable. Now, a new case study published in the April issue of the journal The American Midland Naturalist explains just how remarkable the conjoined fawns truly are. According to the new study, this discovery marks the first documented case of two-headed white-tailed deer twins brought to full term and birthed.


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Computational Approaches to Curation at Scale for Biomedical Research Assets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:29
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-796 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. NLM wishes to accelerate the availability of and access to secure, complete data sets and computational models that can serve as the basis of transformative biomedical discoveries by improving the speed and scope of the curation processes.
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Toxic Lava From Hawaii Volcano Eruption Could Threaten Nearby Power Plant

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:51

Lava has begun flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction


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Donald Trump Says June 12 North Korea Summit 'May Not Work Out'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:48

Trump said there was a chance the summit "may not work out"


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Hawaii volcano producing toxic lava haze plume called 'laze'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:40

The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It's been generating plumes of lava haze or "laze" as it interacts with seawater.


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Rachel Cusk on Motherhood, Marriage and the Lived Truths Behind Kudos

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:05

"It took me a while to figure out why the memoir was malfunctioning"


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