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The U.S. Navy Loves Aircraft Carriers. Why Doesn't Russia?

10 hours 56 min ago

Moscow only has one carrier. Why?


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U.S. lawmakers say Trump-era transatlantic rift mere family 'squabbles'

10 hours 59 min ago

A delegation of U.S. lawmakers sought to reassure European allies in Brussels on Tuesday that differences over President Donald Trump's policies were mere "family squabbles" and transatlantic ties remain strong. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi cast the visit by a 50-strong delegation to Europe as proof of enduring bonds despite anger in European capitals over what is seen as Trump's disregard for their interests. "It is about one word: it is about respect," Pelosi told reporters, stressing that the delegation was the largest yet to attend the Munich Security conference over the weekend.


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Scandium International Update on Results from Eck Industries Testing of Scandium in Alloys

11 hours 8 min ago

Reno, Nevada--(Newsfile Corp. - February 19, 2019) - Scandium International Mining Corp. (TSX: SCY) ("Scandium International" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a second update on select aluminum casting trial results undertaken by Eck Industries Inc. ("Eck"), employing scandium provided by SCY. These trial results demonstrate unique properties from a new aluminum casting alloy, employing cerium and scandium, that shows superior resistance to permanent strength erosion in high heat environments.SCY announced a ...


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Bret Michaels on the challenges of life with diabetes: 'It motivates me to work harder rather than give up’

11 hours 13 min ago

Rock musician Bret Michaels opens up about the challenges of having type 1 diabetes since he was six years old and how music is "therapeutic."


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Crypto Startup Offers Insurance Against Quadriga Wallet Dilemma

11 hours 15 min ago

BitGo Inc., which provides custodian services on more than $2 billion in digital assets, said it has obtained a policy of as much as $100 million through Lloyd’s insurance marketplace that covers the offline storage accounts known as cold wallets that are at the center of the Quadriga debacle. The company has no involvement with Quadriga, which has been unable to access the access the accounts since the death of its founder. In place since January, the policy covers hacks, insider theft by employees and loss of keys needed to unlock the funds, BitGo said in statement Tuesday.


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Senegal's modernizing president leads field in upcoming election

11 hours 41 min ago

Sall, 57, is facing only four contenders in the first round of voting - the smallest presidential field since 1988 - after two of Senegal's best-known opposition figures were ruled out because of corruption convictions. The growth was driven in part by a series of infrastructure projects including a new airport, 221 km (137 miles) of multi-lane motorways, a wrestling stadium and an express train that will connect the capital to a new city that has begun to rise from the semi-desert outside Dakar. Billboards of Sall in a suit dot Dakar's main coastal road and tout his achievements as the "Builder of Modern Senegal".


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Philippines revokes Sanofi's product license for dengue vaccine

11 hours 43 min ago

The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the directives of regulators. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Nela Charade Puno said on Tuesday registration certificates for Dengvaxia products have been revoked because of Sanofi's "brazen defiance" of the agency's directives. The FDA said Sanofi failed to comply with post marketing authorization requirements as of December last year.


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Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

11 hours 51 min ago

A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday. The drug was being tested in patients who had already used three different classes of painkillers but had not experienced enough relief or were intolerant to those treatments. Tanezumab belongs to a category of pain medications that target the nerve growth factor, a protein involved in the growth of nerve cells.


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Pfizer's Forgotten Cancer Pill Is About to Become Its Next Blockbuster

11 hours 58 min ago

A drug that disappointed in 2018 will get an unexpected dance at the big ball.


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Medtronic quarterly profit beats on strength in surgical products

11 hours 59 min ago

(Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit, driven by higher sales in its surgical products unit and restorative therapies group.


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Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'

12 hours 12 min ago

The decision, made in December as part of the EPA's effort to reset targets set by Congress in 2007 closer to market reality, has become a source of concern among the oil industry’s Republican legislative backers, some of whom have threatened to withhold support for Wheeler's confirmation as permanent EPA head over his views on ethanol. The issue represents the latest flashpoint in the ongoing clash between Big Oil and Big Corn over the nation's biofuel policy, which has complicated President Donald Trump’s relationship with the two rival constituencies that helped sweep him to the White House in 2016. The corn industry is constantly pushing for targets to go up to ensure a robust market for growers, while the oil industry wants them to decline because biofuels compete with petroleum and compliance costs them money.


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Despite sanctions, Iran's oil exports rise in early 2019: sources

12 hours 23 min ago

A high rate of Iranian shipments would weigh on oil prices and work against a global push to cut supply in 2019 led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC member Iran negotiated an exemption from the production-cutting pact. "We think people are taking more ahead of the deadline," said the industry source who tracks Iranian exports, referring to the scheduled end of U.S. sanctions waivers in May. Increased exports from the Islamic Republic might prompt renewed U.S. efforts to clamp down on flows.


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New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

12 hours 31 min ago

The known Universe just got a lot bigger. The international team behind the unprecedented space survey said their discovery literally shed new light on some of the Universe's deepest secrets, including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. More than 200 astronomers from 18 countries were involved in the study, which used radio astronomy to look at a segment of sky over the northern hemisphere, and found 300,000 previously unseen light sources thought to be distant galaxies.


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Amazon Wants 50% of Its Shipments to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030

12 hours 37 min ago

Amazon Wants 50% of Its Shipments to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030


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America’s CBD Boom: Brazen Claims, Fake Products, Regulatory Scrutiny

13 hours 14 min ago

In December the Food and Drug Administration made clear that it’s illegal to market CBD products as dietary supplements. “Nobody’s been allowed to do the research for all these years, so it’s a big open space where companies can say things without the data to back it up,” says Kent Hutchison, co-director of the University of Colorado’s CU Change Lab. The stuff doesn’t come cheap: A bottle of oil with 1,500 milligrams of “full-spectrum hemp oil” sells for $160 on the new website Standard Dose, while a container of Seventh Sense eucalyptus spearmint body lotion made by the cannabis firm Green Growth Brands, with 75 milligrams of CBD, retails for $16.50.


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How Therapists Are Dealing With Anxiety Around Global Warming

13 hours 30 min ago

In the 2017 film "First Reformed," a character is racked with worry overglobal warming advocates not bringing a baby into the world because of climatechange


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Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

14 hours 4 min ago

The 16 Communist-era plants with 8 gigawatts (GW) capacity emitted the same amount of sulfur dioxide in 2016 as 250 coal-fired plants with 30 times more capacity in the rest of the European Union, five environmentalist groups said in a report. The countries are members of the Energy Community, which had a commitment to implement EU rules to curb pollution by 2018. The report said the West Balkan power plants caused pollution across the EU and beyond that caused healthcare costs of up to 11.5 billion euros ($13.02 billion) a year.


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The race to save Myanmar's Inle Lake

14 hours 23 min ago

Myanmar's famed Inle Lake has enchanted tourists for decades with its floating gardens and the graceful leg-rowing style of its fisherman, but experts warn the lake is drying up and urgent action is needed to avoid disaster. Political will to help save Inle Lake has so far not been translated into action.


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'Invasion' of polar bears in Russian Arctic over

14 hours 57 min ago

An "invasion" of aggressive polar bears in inhabited areas of Arctic Russia has come to an end, officials said Tuesday, ten days after the animals came to the area looking for food. Officials in the remote northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago declared a state of emergency last week after 52 bears were seen entering homes and public buildings. Local authorities appealed for help from Moscow to tackle the "unprecedented" situation on the archipelago, where Russia has bases for military personnel.


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Trump border emergency is fake and climate crisis is real. Guess which just got funded?

15 hours 15 min ago

Donald Trump funds 'emergency' border wall but relief for victims of wildfires, storms and other catastrophes fueled by climate change must wait.


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