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Here's Why You Should Invest in Robotics ETFs

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:35

Robotics, AI and automation are transforming our lives. Here's what investors need to know.

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Here's Why Clovis Oncology Stock Dropped as Much as 13% Today

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:31

The company decided to discontinue an important clinical trial.

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A 23-Year-Old Woman Was Partially Paralyzed After Cracking Her Neck The Wrong Way

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:31

“Just that stretching of my neck had caused my vertebral artery to rupture."

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Celeb or stranger? Study weighs Americans' interest in birds

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons are among the celebrities of the sky in the eyes of Americans, even those who've never laid eyes them.

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Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:19

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Martijn van Halen has every right to be angry at Jan Karbaat. The Dutch fertility doctor lied to his parents and used his own sperm to inseminate Van Halen's mother.

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Norway’s Ruined Frigate Is Afloat Again and It Doesn't Look Good

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:12

Helge Ingstad is floating on its own but officials are doubtful it can return to service.

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What Are Probiotics? 5 Things You Need to Know About Them

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:03

Should you be taking a probiotic? We asked an expert.

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Climate Change Could Unleash Long-Frozen Radiation

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:57

Atomic bombs, Chernobyl,Fukushima-radiation has traveled and frozen all over the world. Global warming is changing that.

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Lagging U.S. healthcare stocks could see short-term boost but clouds linger

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:44

Second-quarter strength in U.S. healthcare stocks is almost as reliable for Americans as warming weather and the start of baseball season. Healthcare shares are suffering from a broad market rotation favoring other groups, market-watchers say, as well as from policy-related uncertainty, although positive earnings reports in the coming weeks could provide temporary relief. The overall market tends to be more rocky starting in the period, so investors become more defensive with their portfolios, benefiting groups such as healthcare that are seen as safer bets, according to CFRA strategists.

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Hands-On With Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold Smartphone 

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:33

On Monday, the company held an event in New York City to let reporters and other members of media try out the gadget for the first time. Samsung announced the phone in February and it goes on sale April 26 at the wallet-stretching price of $1,980. Samsung forecasts it will produce at least 1 million foldable phones this year.

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Airborne plastic particles blanket remote mountains: study

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:32

A secluded mountain region thought to be free of plastic pollution is in fact blanketed by airborne microplastics on a scale comparable to a major city such as Paris, alarmed researchers reported Monday. "It is astounding and worrying that so many particles were found in the Pyrenees field site," said lead author Steve Allen, a doctoral student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. "We would never have anticipated that this study would reveal such high levels of microplastic deposits," added co-author Gael Le Roux, a researcher at EcoLab in Toulouse, in southwestern France.

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Lawmakers weigh push to restrict drilling near sacred sites

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:23

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal lawmakers ventured thousands of miles to hear from tribal leaders, archaeologists and others Monday as advocates urge Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest.

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The Real Problem with China's Aircraft Carriers

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:00

At the end of the day, the Chinese reverse engineered the J-15 design from an incomplete prototype of the Sukhoi Su-33 that it acquired from Ukraine. While Chinese engineers might have gained considerable insight into the Flanker design from the T-10K-3 and other Su-27 derivatives in Beijing’s possession, because they did not develop the jet or its systems, they do not fully understand the airframe due to some of the traditional limitations inherent to reverse engineering. These gaps in knowledge probably led to the some of the problems the Chinese are now encountering with the J-15 design.  China is developing a new carrier-based fighter aircraft to succeed the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark.(This first appeared last year.) The J-15—which is an unlicensed Chinese development based on a T-10K-3 prototype of the Russian Su-33 Flanker-D—has proven to be a disappointment in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The navalized Chinese Flanker derivative has suffered a number of high-profile crashes due to technical issues with the aircraft’s engines and flight control system.The J-15’s problems are apparently serious enough that Beijing is embarking on the development of a new carrier-based aircraft that would take the J-15’s place in China’s nascent carrier air wings.

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Israeli scientists 3D print heart with human tissue in world first

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:43

A team of Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University 3D "printed" a heart with a patient's own cells in a world first, researchers say.

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Extreme weather continues to batter U.S. this year: Is global warming to blame?

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:37

Tornadoes in the South, floods in the Midwest, crazy heat in Alaska. What's going on with the extreme weather this year?

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This is the last thing Israel’s lunar lander saw before smashing into the Moon

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:32

Last week, Israel attempted to do something that only three other countries have accomplished in the history of mankind by landing a spacecraft on the Moon. The privately-funded mission, which is the first of its kind to attempt such a lofty feat, ultimately came up a little bit short.The Beresheet lander experienced a major engine malfunction during its descent. The spacecraft's handlers managed to restart the engine and bring it back online, but by that point the lander was already speeding towards the lunar surface where it crashed moments later, but not before snapping one last photo for us all to remember it by.The spacecraft actually captured a pair of images before it slammed into the lunar surface. The first, which began circulating shortly before the crash, was a selfie of sorts that showed a portion of the lander with the Moon in the background. If you've been following the Beresheet saga, you've seen this before:'s a neat shot, but it doesn't even compare to the photo the lander captured just before it experienced a rapid and unscheduled disassembly thanks to the engine fault:Now that's a cool shot.SpaceIL would have loved to accomplish a soft landing on the lunar surface and add its name (and Israel's) to the history books, but the mission was far from a failure. SpaceIL succeeded in inserting a spacecraft into lunar orbit, which is a huge challenge on its own and, despite the technical issues that doomed the landing, it was the first privately-funded mission to accomplish what it did.Going forward, SpaceIL plans to continue its development of lunar landing technology and hopes to complete a successful landing on the Moon in the not-so-distant future.

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