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Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel
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Published in 3-5-2016
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SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone. The sewage has damaged Gaza's limited fresh water supplies, decimated fishing zones, and after years of neglect, is now floating northward and affecting Isra ...>>
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In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake
Technology
Published in 3-5-2016
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Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, who have delighted in snorkeling among the millions of golden jellyfish that can fill the water as thick as corn chowder. Scientists blame a severe drought, coupled with hotter temperatures caused by the El Nino weather pattern, a warming of parts of the Pacific Ocean that changes weather world ...>>
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Move over drones, driverless cars — unmanned ship up next
Technology
Published in 3-5-2016
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The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines. The military's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, in conjunction with the Navy will be testing the ship off the San Diego coast over the ...>>
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Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip
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Published in 3-5-2016
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For several minutes after arriving, Borschberg remained aboard as powerful winds buffeted the aircraft, forcing the ground crew to hold it down with straps. Video from cameras aboard the aircraft as well as on the ground at the Goodyear airport showed the Solar Impulse as it flew through the night sky enroute to its safe touch down southwest of Phoenix. Inventors wanted to highlight the importan ...>>
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Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions
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Published in 26-4-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider. Buying Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will turn Charter Communications, a mid-size cable company, into the country's No. 2 home Internet provider, afte ...>>
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Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish
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Published in 26-4-2016
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The federal agency, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department and the two environmental groups and two anglers who filed the lawsuit are working on their final arguments before Haddon makes his decision. The plaintiffs led by the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit last year, saying rising water temperatures and irrigators reducing stream flows threaten the Arctic grayling' ...>>
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2nd security firm raises concerns about Cruz and Kasich apps
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Published in 26-4-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Another computer-security firm raised concerns Monday about the potential for hackers to glean users' personal data from phone apps released by the campaigns of Republican presidential contenders Ted Cruz and John Kasich. An independent analysis by Symantec, one of the world's largest software companies, determined that the "Cruz Crew" phone app could allow third partie ...>>
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Michigan nursing school uses mannequins for medical lessons
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Published in 26-4-2016
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(AP) The leadership at the University of Michigan's nursing school says there is value in students making mistakes while treating patients. The Ann Arbor school's new state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Center building features six simulation rooms that house high-fidelity mannequins capable of bleeding, vomiting and even giving birth just like real patients. "I've seen a build i ...>>
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Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste
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Published in 26-4-2016
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Water is already considered "scarce" in Egypt, and it expects its per capita annual supply to fall below the 500-cubic-meter threshold that denotes "absolute scarcity" under international norms by 2025, from some 600 cubic meters today. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a speech earlier this year that water was being provided too cheaply. [...] household water costs have doubled or even tr ...>>
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States seek ways to regulate steep air-ambulance costs
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Published in 19-4-2016
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States that try to set rules are met with lawsuits that argue air ambulances specially equipped aircraft, usually helicopters, used to ferry sick or injured people in emergencies fall under the Airline Deregulation Act, which prevents states from interfering with fares, routes and services. Last year, North Dakota lawmakers passed legislation that required air ambulance services to be participa ...>>
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Eradication of Zika-spreading mosquito in Brazil unlikely
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Published in 19-4-2016
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The assault is part of President Dilma Rousseff's "war" on the Zika virus, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says can cause devastating birth defects. [...] Brazil is different; its resources are limited as the country suffers through its worst recession in decades and its president is focused on battling impeachment for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in managing governme ...>>
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Searchers find body in twin Japan quakes, raising toll to 45
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Published in 19-4-2016
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MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) Searchers digging in a mountainous area of southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body Tuesday, raising the likely death toll to 45. U.S. airlifts delivered water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies to the remote area of southern Japan stricken by the two powerful earthquakes. Limited flights also resumed to Kumamoto Air ...>>
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Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women
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Published in 19-4-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. [...] mosquitoes aren't spreading Zika in the mainland U.S. That means for now, the main advice for pregnant women here is to avoid travel to Zika-affected parts of Latin America or the Cari ...>>
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Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes
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Published in 19-4-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. "Cell-based diabetes therapy is real and works and offers tremendous potential for the right patient," said study lead author ...>>
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States seek ways to regulate steep air-ambulance costs
Technology
Published in 19-4-2016
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States that try to set rules are met with lawsuits that argue air ambulances specially equipped aircraft, usually helicopters, used to ferry sick or injured people in emergencies fall under the Airline Deregulation Act, which prevents states from interfering with fares, routes and services. Last year, North Dakota lawmakers passed legislation that required air ambulance services to be participa ...>>
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