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President Trump Deleted Tweets About Luther Strange. Now He's Talking Up Roy Moore Instead

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:14

Moore beat the Trump-backed candidate in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Grid Needs a Complete Overhaul

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:00

Allocating money to rebuild won’t be enough, experts say, unless the island can also rethink its entire energy strategy.

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A quantum pioneer unlocks matter’s hidden secrets

Nature News & Comment - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:47

Physicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations.

Nature 549 448 doi: 10.1038/549448a

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James Mattis Arrived in Afghanistan Hours Before Rocket Attack at Kabul Airport

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 04:54

At least five civilians were wounded in the attack

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Thailand's Fugitive Former Leader Has Been Sentenced After Skipping Court

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 03:18

Yingluck Shinawatra says the charges are politically motivated

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Here’s What a Top General Thinks Is the Next Big Threat to the U.S.

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 02:45

China may soon surpass Russia as America's biggest military foe

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Scientists see opportunity and risks in Catalan independence

Nature News & Comment - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 02:44

The upcoming referendum is unsettling researchers.

Nature 549 432 doi: 10.1038/549432b

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Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Alzheimer's Disease Centers (P30)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:38
Notice NOT-AG-17-016 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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This Teenager Was Jailed For Being Critical of Singapore. The U.S. Just Upheld His Bid for Asylum

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:18

Amos Yee was accused of hurting the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians

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Giant, tree-dwelling rat discovered in Solomon Islands

Nature News & Comment - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:31

But elusive coconut-cracking rodent may already be close to extinction.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22684

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Marine biologist captures 'blue hole' in the Great Barrier Reef

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:31

Australia's Great Barrier Reef already offers plenty of wonder, but dang, this blue hole is pretty cool. It was apparently found by marine biologist Johnny Gaskell, who said he spotted the blue hole on Google Maps. He went to check it out with a team, despite it being far offshore, "further than our normal Reef trips." SEE ALSO: This restaurant is literally in a waterfall "What we found inside was hard to believe, considering five months ago a Category 4 cyclone went straight over the top of it," Gaskell said in a statement via email.  Anyway, they managed to capture the inside of the hidden lagoon, and it looks it was like a fun adventure: Gaskell said he and his team believe they're the first to dive this blue hole, which they won't reveal the location of publicly, preferring to keep it a secret. The lagoon walls act as a source of protection to the coral. "At around 15 to 20 metres (16 to 21 yards) deep, there were huge Birdsnest Corals (Seriatopora) and super elongated Staghorn Corals (Acropora), both of which were among the biggest and most delicate colonies I've ever seen," Gaskell said. "It's not as deep as the famous Great Blue Hole in Belize but it is a really unique spot." Since the discovery, Gaskell has located two other blue holes, roughly 200 kilometres (124 mi) offshore, and is working out logistics to travel there. There are also blue holes in the Cockatoo and Molar Reefs. It's certainly a bright bit of news from the reef, which is still under serious threat from coral bleaching. WATCH: Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night

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