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Billionaire Tom Steyer Is Rallying Voters Who Believe President Trump Should Be Impeached

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:15

TIME talked with Steyer about his strategy, running for office and friction with Democrats over impeachment


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Major Bridges Around the World Are Collapsing—Here's Where the Risk Lies

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:14

On the heels of the Morandi Bridge catastrophe in Genoa, Italy, which killed 43 people, AD looks at what went wrong and uncovers other at-risk bridges still in use


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US denies liability after boy is sprayed by its cyanide trap

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:12

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home.


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Spanish police smash Europe's 'biggest' illegal turtle farm

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:11

Spanish police said Wednesday they had dismantled Europe's biggest illegal turtle and tortoise farm, seizing over 1,100 of the animals, including several highly endangered species. Officers arrested two German men suspected of operating the farm on the holiday island of Mallorca, as well as a Spanish owner of an exotic pet store in Barcelona who sold the animals raised on the farm, police said in a statement. A "land turtle" is more commonly called a tortoise in English.


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Researchers Say Women Over 30 Can Replace Pap Test With HPV Screening

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:43

Researchers appointed by the U.S. Department of Health say if you’re a woman over age 30, it may be time to swap out your cervical screening test for a human papillomavirus test.


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Suspect in Death of Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Arrives in Court

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:26

Police confirmed Tuesday they found the 20-year-old University of Iowa student’s body after a five-week search


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This CO2-sucking rock takes eons to form naturally. Now we can grow it in weeks

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:01

Could a lab-grown mineral help battle climate change? Quite possibly yes, thanks to a way of reducing the growth of CO2-sucking magnesite from thousands of years to a mere 72 days.


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A 'missing link' sheds light on mystery of turtle evolution

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:59

How did the turtle get its shell? It sounds like the start of a fable, but it's something scientists have wondered for years, and new fossil research is providing some clues. Relatively few fossils of early turtles have been found, leaving it a mystery how the creature developed its unique features, and even which ancestors they evolved from.


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Scientists surprised to find some Arctic soil may not be freezing at all — even in winter

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:53

Signs of thawed ground in the Arctic may mean the region is warming faster than believed


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Opponents of refinery near park question developer veracity

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:44

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project's size.


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The Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort Cases Renew Questions About President Trump's Legal Powers. Here's What We Know

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:40

Donald Trump's personal lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations — and said he did them at the direction of the President


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Bat signal: Fireflies' glow tells bats they taste awful

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fireflies flash not just for sex, but survival, a new study suggests.


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Cold-Case Cure: Inside New Era of Hunting Serial Killers

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:37

New advances in DNA technology — and new databases allowing law-enforcement searches — means more unsolved murder cases are being closed


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STEVE, The Purple Light in the Sky, Is Still a Mystery to Scientists

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:30

A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters examined one explanation for STEVE: that it was a rare type of aurora.


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Saga of early humans etched in DNA of mixed-species child

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00

Nicknamed by Oxford University scientists, Denisova 11 -- her official name -- was at least 13 when she died, for reasons unknown. "There was earlier evidence of interbreeding between different hominin, or early human, groups," said lead author Vivian Slon, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Denny's surprising pedigree was unlocked from a bone fragment unearthed in 2012 by Russian archeologists at the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia.


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Papa John's Exiled Founder John Schnatter Is Going to War With the Company's Leaders

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:29

John Schnatter resigned after admitting to having used a racial slur


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