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Floods close airport in Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:28

Flights in and out of the Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala were cancelled for three days Wednesday as severe monsoon flooding ravaged the region. At least 39 people have been killed in the past three weeks and more than 50,000 displaced in an area famed for its palm-lined beaches and tea plantations. Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached dangerous levels.


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Dozens of Troops Killed by Taliban Attacks on Checkpoints in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:50

The assault followed a massive insurgent attack last week


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Democrat Christine Hallquist Becomes First Major Party Transgender Candidate for Governor

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:17

Gov. Phil Scott won his party’s primary to seek a second term as governor and will face a former utility executive who on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to win a major political party’s nomination for governor.


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China’s Top Buddhist Monk Has Resigned Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:10

Shi Xuecheng was under investigation for alleged sexual harassment of six female monks


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The Death Toll From Italy's Genoa Bridge Collapse Has Risen to 39

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:22

Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up


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Somali-American Ilhan Omar Moves One Step Closer to Historic Congress Seat After Primary Win

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:02

The nation’s first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota Tuesday to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.


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Onetime Teen Mom Who Became a Celebrated Teacher Wins Democratic House Primary

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:33

Jahana Hayes could be the first black woman to win a CT congressional seat


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India to send manned mission to space by 2022: Modi

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

India will send a manned mission into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday in a speech to the nation. "India will send into space -- a man or a woman -- by 2022, before that if possible," Modi said in a marathon address at the Red Fort in New Delhi for the country's Independence Day. The astronaut would be "carrying the national flag," Modi said.


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Democrat Christine Hallquist Becomes First Major Party Transgender Candidate for Governor

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:56

If elected, Christine Hallquist will be the nation's first transgender governor


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Two Women on Trial for the Mysterious Murder of Kim Jong Nam May Be Acquitted

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:38

Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world.


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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Concedes GOP Primary to Secretary of State Kris Kobach

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:54

Kobach will face Democrat Laura Kelly in the November general election


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Sen. Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Democratic Primary, but Is Expected to Turn It Down

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:33

Under Vermont law he cannot appear on the November ballot as both a Democrat and an independent


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Missouri Crash Survivor Calls for Ban on Duck Boats

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:46

Tia Coleman's husband and three children died in the tragedy


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Jordanian Immigrant Sentenced to Death for Houston 'Honor Killings'

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:41

Irsan's wife testified at trial that her husband tried to "clean his honor" with the killings


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NASA on Sleeping Mars Opportunity Rover: "We Still Haven't Heard From It"

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:37

A global dust storm forced the 15-year-old veteran to shut down in June.


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Sleep loss can make people more isolated and lonely: Study

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

It only takes one sleepless night to ruin social interactions and make people feel lonely, a new study showed. "Mother nature took millions of years to perfect our sleep and we just shaved off over an hour to fit our lifestyle," Dr. Matt Walker, founder and director of Center for Human Sleep Science at University of California-Berkeley and lead author of the study told ABC News. To better understand the social effects that poor sleep can create, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, conducted a series of experiments using brain imaging, paired with surveys that helped rate the participants' loneliness and videos that simulated real-life scenarios.


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Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:09

Police also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries


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Diagnosing Depression in Young Kids is Harder, Incredibly Important

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:24

“Is it hard to believe? Absolutely. But it’s possible for even a three-year-old to experience depression. We should not overlook the signs just because of the ages."


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Half of Republicans Believe the Media Is the Enemy of the People: Poll

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:18

65% of those polled said they believe the news media is "an important part of democracy"


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