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American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 14:47

“This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” Dr. Cieslak said. “Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them.”

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Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Maiduguri

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 13:50

An uptick in attacks by Islamists and the resulting upheaval in the region comes in the run up to an election in which President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term. A faction of Boko Haram, Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), which split from the insurgency in 2016 claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base in Baga, a town in eastern Borno state, which the Nigerian army said took place on Wednesday evening. The fight to control Baga - a strategic town as it borders Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon - forced hundreds to seek safety in Maiduguri, some 200 km (124 miles) to the south.

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Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Facial Recognition Software

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 12:57

(Bloomberg) -- A lawsuit filed against Google by users who said the world’s largest search engine violated their privacy by using facial recognition technology was dismissed by a judge on Saturday.

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Almost 3,800 Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV & Hepatitis at New Jersey Surgery Center

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:52

After a state investigation revealed unsanitary conditions at an outpatient surgery center in northern New Jersey, thousands of patients who were treated there have been advised to get their blood tested, CBS News reports.

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The House Is Forming A Climate Crisis Committee. Here's Why Some Democrats Aren’t Happy With It.

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:45

House Democrats are kicking off the new year by addressing climate change head-on with a new committee, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become the next speaker of the House, has announced that Democrats plan to form the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis when the party majority retakes the House of Representatives in January. The committee will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who currently serves as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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How to Watch New Horizons' Ultima Thule Flyby on New Year's Day: A Webcast Guide

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:07

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about the make the most distant planetary flyby in the history of spaceflight, and you can follow the action live. At 12:33 a.m. EST (0533 GMT) on Jan. 1, New Horizons will zoom past the small object Ultima Thule, which lies 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto in the realm of icy bodies known as the Kuiper Belt. The mission team will keep the public appraised of New Horizons' progress via a series of news conferences and updates over the coming days, all of which you can watch directly via the space agency, or via the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, which manages the New Horizons mission for NASA.

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11 States Are Now Experiencing Widespread Flu Activity, CDC Map Shows

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 10:42

11 States Are Now Experiencing Widespread Flu Activity, CDC Map Shows

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Cutting Out Bacon And Booze Could Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer By 40%

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 10:39

Welp, good news for 2019.

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Measles Alert Issued for Travelers at Newark Airport on Christmas Eve

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 09:21

Measles Alert Issued for Travelers at Newark Airport on Christmas Eve

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Why Russia May Never Get a 'New' Tu-160 Supersonic Bomber

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 09:00

The problem with a 21st Century Blackjack may have less to do with the plane than with the factory. As the U.S. is discovering with its older aircraft, spare parts and – most importantly – manufacturing expertise are permanently lost when a production line is closed down.

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Rainy revelers forecast: Wet, but mild New Year's Eve in store at Times Square, New York City

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 08:54

While rain may soak New Year's Eve revelers at Times Square in New York City on Monday evening, the weather will be dramatically warmer than one year earlier.

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Flu cases surge: Here's what you need to know to stay healthy

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 08:38

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that flu activity from the 2018-2019 season is climbing in the United States. Officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated.

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Rainstorm, mild air to close out 2018 and begin 2019 in northeastern US

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 07:37

2018 will end and 2019 will begin with a rainstorm and a surge of mild air over much of the northeastern United States.

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Launch of New US Spy Satellite Delayed to Early 2019

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 07:05

The launch of an oft-delayed U.S. spy satellite has been pushed back again, this time to no earlier than Jan. 6, according to the United Launch Alliance. 

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Making Asteroid Images Look Great: How OSIRIS-REx's Team Creates Those Bennu Photos

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 06:23

It takes a core imaging team of half a dozen people, plus collaborators from around the world, to manage the three cameras on OSIRIS-REx: the black and white PolyCam and the color MapCam, which have already captured images of their new world, plus SamCam, which will help the spacecraft's sampling arm choose its target. sat down with Dathon Golish, a member of the imaging team, at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to talk about the images OSIRIS-REx has captured so far and what we can expect to see next. (He said that if he had to pick a favorite of the camera trio, he'd choose SamCam, "the little baby of the family," because it's frequently overlooked.) This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Virgin Galactic Starts Making Money. Next Stop: Space Tourism?

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 06:14

Virgin Galactic went to space and back in 45 minutes. Now, how long before it earns a profit?

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Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother of Hubble,' Dies at 93

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 06:12

Nancy Grace Roman, a renowned astronomer who led the drive to launch the Hubble Space Telescope, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 93, according to the Associated Press. Roman was nicknamed "the mother of Hubble" for her work on the pioneering telescope, which launched in 1990. A previous astronomer, Lyman Spitzer, proposed exploring the idea of a space-based optical telescope in 1946, but the budget and technology required for such a project wasn't available.

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What Your Headaches Can Tell You About Your Health

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 06:00

Here's what could be causing all the throbbing in your noggin.

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He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That's Missing Is Proof.

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 05:00

Jesse Karmazin, the 34-year-old founder of the startup Ambrosia, had a pitch

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Mother Accused Of Hiding Daughter's Diabetes Diagnosis As She Died

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 04:47

An Illinois mother has been charged in the death of her teenage daughter after

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