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New Mexico governor moves to limit methane emissions, combat climate change

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:46

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and Environment Department were directed to enact methane emission reduction "rules as soon as practicable," the executive order said.


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How Aquaponics, A.K.A. Fish Poop, Can Grow Food Using Less Water And Land

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:45

Today, surrounded by freezing temperatures, thousands of heads of lettuce


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New study suggests increasing vitamin D levels could help lower the risk of developing diabetes

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:27

New Brazilian research has found that increasing levels of vitamin D through supplementation appears to be linked with lower glucose levels and therefore a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Carried out by researchers at the University of Sao Paulo School of Public Health, the new study looked at 680 women age 35 to 74 who provided blood samples to be tested for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels -- the test used to determine an individual's vitamin D levels. The researchers also analyzed the samples to determine the women's glucose levels and asked them about their use of vitamin D supplements.


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Jimmy Kimmel gets kids to explain to Trump how climate change works

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:27

Since parts of the American Midwest are currently experiencing the lowest temperatures in two decades, global warming is not really a thing, right?  Wrong. So, so wrong. But this nonetheless seems to be U.S. president Donald Trump's understanding of what climate change is. The president recently tweeted that global warming (or, in Trump's spelling, "waming") should "come back fast," as if it's gone anywhere.  On Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel decided to educate the president on his climate knowledge, and he had some pretty adorable children break it down so even Trump would understand.


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Venezuela's Maduro accuses Trump of ordering his murder: RIA

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:09

In an interview with Russia's RIA agency, Maduro rejected calls for an early election, said an order to arrest his rival Juan Guaido had not yet been given, and promised Caracas would honor debts to Russia and China. Facing the biggest challenge of his six-year rule, the 56-year-old socialist leader also said his armed forces remained loyal and President Vladimir Putin was firmly behind him. Maduro's comments were published on Wednesday as the fight for control of Venezuela escalated with the government preparing an investigation into self-declared interim president Guaido, and new street protests planned.


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NOAA Claps Back At Trump And His Climate Change Doubts

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:04

As the polar vortex brought record-breaking cold temperatures to the Midwest,


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Google Shareholders and Workers Call on Board to Fix ‘Diversity Crisis’

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:00

Now, along with shareholders, they’ve written a resolution to Alphabet’s board, calling for reform in areas including racial and gender diversity, and asking the board to consider tying these metrics to executive bonuses. “The tech diversity crisis threatens worker safety, talent retention, product development, and customer service,” the shareholder resolution states. “We believe executives are out to lunch on several key social risks facing the company,” said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing for Zevin Asset Management LLC, who collaborated with the employees.


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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:46

Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections. Authorities have seeded clouds to provoke rain, sprayed overpasses with water to catch micro-pollutants and even asked people not to burn incense sticks and paper during Chinese New Year celebrations. The measures so far have drawn derision from many Bangkok residents, while stocks of pollution masks have run out in many shops.


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Siemens makes last ditch appeal for EU to approve rail merger

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:39

Siemens has made a last gasp appeal to European antitrust authorities not to be "backward-looking technocrats" and approve its planned rail merger with France's Alstom. Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said on Wednesday that Europe needed to stand together to compete with the United States, China and India. "It is naive to think individual European states can compete with China and America and at some point India, this is impossible," Kaeser told journalists at news conference after Siemens's reported its first quarter results.


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‘Green New Deal’ Tests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Clout in Democratic House

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:00

(Bloomberg) -- Hundreds of young activists stormed Nancy Pelosi’s office after Democrats won the House in November, inspired by the new hero of the left, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who briefly joined them in a live-streamed protest to demand passage of a radical plan to fight climate change.


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Kids School Donald Trump On Climate Change With Pictures He'll Understand On 'Kimmel'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:28

President Donald Trump was rightly taken to task Monday after he once again


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Kids teach Trump about climate change following global warming tweet

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:14

Two adorable kids explain climate change to Trump after he asked "Global Waming" to "come back fast."


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Wisconsin Is Finally Facing the Reality of Foxconn’s Plans

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:10

Then-Governor Scott Walker, backed by President Donald Trump, loved exactly what he sold: the promise of thousands of jobs to make stuff in the U.S. Walker loved it so much that he pledged as much as $3 billion in sweeteners, a deal that likely cost him his governorship. Now, according to a Reuters interview with one of Gou’s right-hand men, such plans to manufacture display panels may be scaled back or even shelved.


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Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon Sneer At Trump's 'Stunning' Climate Change Denial

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:50

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon mocked Donald Trump's latest attempt to


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Computational Models of Immunity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:30
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-19-011 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications developing computational models of immunity that advance understanding of the mechanisms required to induce and/or maintain protective immunity to infectious pathogens, other than HIV, and/or vaccines against such pathogens. The main goal of this FOA is to advance development and application of computational models of immunity that are refined through iterative immunological experimentation to validate and improve the utility and robustness of the computational models. Another goal of this FOA is to make the computational models and data developed under this initiative readily available to the broader research community for further refinement or direct use in biological experimentation. This program will also support workshops and symposia to foster the use of computational models of immunity by the broader research community.
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Foxconn May Scale Back $10 Billion U.S. Plant, Reuters Says

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:12

Such a move could undermine promises to create 13,000 jobs at a project hailed by U.S. President Donald Trump for reviving American manufacturing. Apple Inc.’s main manufacturing partner is re-thinking its approach because of the high cost of making advanced TV screens from the U.S., Reuters cited spokesman Louis Woo as saying. Foxconn unveiled the Wisconsin project with much fanfare in 2017 as the Taiwanese company extracted a raft of incentives from the state, although some were forfeited last year after falling short of hiring goals.


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Patient Reported Outcomes Tool Development for Use in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis Clinical Trials (U01) Clinical Trial Optional

NIH Funding Opportunities - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:54
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-19-005 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop and qualify a Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) for Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (NCFB) under FDAs Drug Development Tools Qualification Program. This would include the qualitative phase of developing the instrument, quantitative phase of testing the instrument, and qualification of the instrument. It is expected that this qualified PRO would help improve upon the current design, conduct, and interpretation of anti-infective clinical trials in NCFB patients, for which optimal endpoints are currently lacking. This work directly aligns with FDAs research area of interest to stimulate innovation in clinical evaluations and personalized medicine to improve product performance and patient outcomes."
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Roche drops Alzheimer drug trials after setback

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:38

Roche Holding will halt two late-stage clinical trials of its crenezumab drug in early Alzheimer's disease after an interim analysis indicated it was unlikely to hits its primary goal, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. Roche was working on the product with AC Immune. Roche said an Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative (API) study of crenezumab in familial Alzheimer's disease continued and that it remained committed to ongoing clinical studies in Alzheimer's disease, including phase-III trials with gantenerumab and a phase-II anti-tau trial.


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