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Elections Canada climate advertising guidelines puts chill on green groups' advocacy

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:52

Elections Canada, a non-partisan body that manages federal elections, has said that such advertising campaigns could be interpreted as partisan politics. The watchdog strictly regulates advertising during campaign periods, and one small right-wing party running in the October election - the People's Party of Canada (PPC) - denies climate change is man-made.


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Even a Republican study can't confirm anti-conservative bias on Facebook

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:49

Is Facebook biased against conservatives? An independent review led by former Sen. Jon Kyl set out to answer that question last year. Now, the results are in. The answer? Inconclusive. But the methodology behind the "audit" is highly dubious.On Tuesday, the long-awaited report was released, along with a Wall Street Journal op-ed by the former Arizona GOP senator."Facebook has recognized the importance of our assessment and has taken some steps to address the concerns we uncovered," Kyl writes in the report. "But there is still significant work to be done to satisfy the concerns we heard from conservatives." Read more...More about Facebook, Social Media, Right Wing, Conservative, and Bias


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Julián Castro to Participate in Climate Town Hall After Hitting Needed Poll Numbers

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:18

The Obama-era Housing Secretary hit the needed poll numbers and will be on stage


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National Space Council meeting highlights moon and Mars plan – plus nuclear power

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:58

The latest meeting of the National Space Council provided a forum to build support for NASA's twin-focus plan to send astronauts to the Moon in preparation for trips to Mars – and for the idea of using nuclear-powered rockets to get there. In contrast to some of the council's past meetings, today's session at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia produced no Space Policy Directives with capital letters. Instead, administration officials – led by Vice President Mike Pence – summarily approved a set of recommendations aimed at fostering cooperation with commercial ventures and international partners on… Read More


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India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:54

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. ISRO chief K. Sivan said the manoeuvre was a key milestone for the mission, adding he was hoping for a perfect landing next month.


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Space Force, newest branch of the military, will launch Aug. 29

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:22

Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Space Force, officially known as the U.S. Space Command, would be established next week.


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Study on cannabis chemical as a treatment for pancreatic cancer may have 'major impact,' Harvard researcher says

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:51

Scientists from Harvard University's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found evidence that a chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for pancreatic cancer.


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New study links antibiotic use with a higher risk of bowel cancer

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:24

New research has found that antibiotic use is linked to an increased risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, suggesting that, to some extent, the risk of cancer may depend on the type and class of antibiotics prescribed. Carried out by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA along with the University of East Anglia Norwich Medical School and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, UK, the new study set out to investigate how the strong and long-lasting impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome, which is the balance of helpful and harmful bacteria in the gut, could affect bowel and rectal cancer risk. To do so, the researchers looked at the medical records of 19,276 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer and 9,254 patients diagnosed with rectal cancers who were followed for at least two years.


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A controversial study suggests drinking fluoride-filled water during pregnancy is linked to lower childhood IQs

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:18

Fluoride is a mineral that's present in most people's water supplies and is touted as a way to prevent tooth decay.


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Intralink-Spine, Inc. Expands Clinical Studies in Australia

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00

Intralink-Spine, Inc. announces the expansion of clinical trials in Australia for their patented medical device for the treatment of low back pain, called Réjuve™. “We’re pleased that Dr.


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Braingrid's Data Intelligence Program Increases Cannabis Yields, Reduces Costs

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:57

Strong crop improvements result in three-cycle payback Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 20, 2019) - Braingrid Limited (CSE: BGRD) ("Braingrid" or the "Company") a global provider of cultivation analytics using its affordable, scalable and easy-to-deploy sensor platforms for precision agriculture, announced that results in a peer-reviewed journal at an Ontario cannabis production facility shows optimizing fertigation can increase yields by up to 110%(1). Fertigation(2) is the injection of fertilizers for water, soil and other products ...


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NASA's future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn, photograph the Big Bang, and more. Here's what's coming in the next 10 years.

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:41

NASA intends to return to the moon, continue on to Mars, and look for life near Saturn and Jupiter within 10 years. Its other plans go even further.


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Google Assistant found more capable than Alexa, Siri, according to study

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:39

The three assistants were tested for their understanding of 800 questions, as well as their accuracy in answering each question. Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant


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Fidelity Charitable® Study Reveals How Geography Affects Donor Giving, Highlights Differences

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:07

There are new top cities for giving according to a study released today by Fidelity Charitable®, the nation’s largest grantmaker. The Geography of Giving study takes a look at how donors in 30 cities around the country support causes in the eight charitable sectors defined by the IRS: arts and culture, education, environment and animals, health, human services, international affairs, religion and society ...


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If you need a mental break from work, don't check your phone, indicates new study

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:42

Carried out by researchers at Rutgers University, the new study recruited 414 participants and gave them sets of word puzzles to solve. Halfway through the task, many participants were given a break with another task involving selecting three items for a hypothetical shopping list either on a cell phone, a computer screen, or on paper, and writing or typing the reasons for their selections. The findings, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, showed that the participants who took a break with their cell phone showed the highest levels of mental depletion and were among the least capable of solving the puzzles quickly and correctly afterwards.


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Germany's Bayer sells Animal Health unit for $7.6 bn

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:18

German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer said Tuesday it was selling its Animal Health business unit to US-based drug firm Elanco for $7.6 billion to create an industry giant. Bayer said in a statement that the sale, aimed at sharpening the company's focus on life sciences, was expected to be concluded in mid-2020 pending anti-trust clearance. Bayer's Animal Health business is a global leader in the segment with sales of $1.8 billion last year.


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Copper Fox Announces Corporate Update on Activities

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:00

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - August 20, 2019) - Copper Fox Metals Inc.  (TSXV: CUU) (OTC Pink: CPFXF) ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") is pleased to provide shareholders and update of activities on its 100% owned Van Dyke and Sombrero Butte copper projects.Highlights:The two drill holes disclosed in this news release were not included in the maiden resource estimate completed in 2014.At Van Dyke DDH OXY-41 returned an average of 0.208% acid soluble copper ("ASCu") over a 100.58m ...


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'Good news' as Canary Islands blaze subsides

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:24

A wildfire that has raged across vast areas of the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria since the weekend has abated as winds have dropped, local officials said Tuesday. "Good news on the blaze of Gran Canaria," Angel Victor Torres, president of the Canary Islands archipelago, tweeted. Morales said the impact of the blaze on the island's protected, biodiverse areas had not been as bad as expected.


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India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 01:43

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. India is seeking to become just the fourth nation after Russia, the United States and China to land a spacecraft on the Moon.


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