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Womb transplant recipient grateful for chance at pregnancy
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Published in 8-3-2016
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The experimental surgery is part of a new frontier in transplantation that, if it works, might be an alternative for some of the thousands of women unable to have children because they were born without a uterus or lost it to disease. The woman must wait at least a year to ensure the new uterus is healthy enough to try getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization, using embryos frozen ahead of ...>>
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AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response
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Published in 8-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. company assigned a crucial role in the efforts to battle Ebola in Sierra Leone made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 outbreak, an Associated Press investigation has found. Staffers with the San Francisco-based company Metabiota Inc. not only misread the epidemic, they contributed to botched lab results, undermined partners and put people at risk of the terrifyin ...>>
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Go master: AI will one day prevail but beauty of Go remains
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Published in 8-3-2016
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Computers eventually will defeat human players of Go, but the beauty of the ancient Chinese game of strategy that has fascinated people for thousands of years will remain, the Go world champion said Tuesday. South Korean Lee Sedol, a Go master who has won 18 international titles since he became a professional player at age 12, said the risk of human error means he may not ...>>
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US appeals ruling on accessing data in New York iPhone case
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Published in 8-3-2016
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The government's 45-page brief comes a week after U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case, dealing a blow to the Obama administration in its battle with the tech giant over privacy and public safety. Apple had previously assailed the government's move, saying U.S. officials were seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and trampling on the co ...>>
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NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data
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Published in 1-3-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, dealing a blow to the government in its battle with the company over privacy and public safety. The ruling, by U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, applied narrowly to one Brooklyn drug case, but it gives support to the c ...>>
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Vegas outbreak makes Nevada's syphilis rate highest in West
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Published in 1-3-2016
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Health officials say it's part of a national spike in cases tied to increased testing, a rise in anonymous sex tied to social media, and a less consistent use of condoms. Social media's link to syphilis in the gay community has prompted health officials to take their educational outreach directly to the websites and apps, in some cases creating profiles or buying advertisements. Caused ...>>
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Can the FBI force a company to break into its own products?
Technology
Published in 1-3-2016
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In a New York drug case that echoes the much higher-profile San Bernardino dispute, U.S. Magistrate James Orenstein has ruled the government doesn't have authority to make Apple pull information off a suspect's iPhone. Congress has resisted attempts over the years to extend that authority to tech companies like Apple, according to experts who have studied the law, known as the Communica ...>>
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US to renegotiate arms control rule for hacking tools
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Published in 1-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration plans to renegotiate portions of an international arms control arrangement so it's simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software, since those technologies are also used to secure computer networks, a lawmaker says. On Monday, the co-chairman of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., issued a statemen ...>>
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NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data
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Published in 1-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) A Brooklyn jurist has scolded the government in a stinging rebuke of arguments it has used to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from its customers' iPhones, saying it's stretching a 1789 law to get "impermissibly absurd results." The New York case features a government request far less onerous for Apple and its cellphone technology; the extraction techni ...>>
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Colorado officials take key step in Gold King mine cleanup
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Published in 23-2-2016
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(AP) Officials in a Colorado town and county voted Monday to seek a Superfund designation to clean up dozens of old mines, including one that was the source of a massive spill in August that tainted rivers in three states. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inadvertently triggered a 3 million gallon spill from the Gold King on Aug. 5 while doing preliminary cleanup work, stepping up pressu ...>>
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Some victims in terror attack support efforts to hack iPhone
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Published in 23-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge's order that Apple Inc. help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part of the terrorism investigation, a lawyer and others said Monday. The appeal from victim family members gives the Justice Department additional support in a case that has sparked a ...>>
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Seas are rising way faster than any time in past 2,800 years
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Published in 23-2-2016
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An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. [...] the 1880s and the world's industrialization, the fastest seas rose was about 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 centimeters) a century, plus or minus a bit. [...] in the 20th century the world's seas rose 5.5 inches (14 centimeters). Since ...>>
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US-Brazil teams probe link between Zika and microcephaly
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Published in 23-2-2016
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JOAO PESSAO, Brazil (AP) Joint teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers will fan out across one of Brazil's poorest states Tuesday in search of mothers and infants for a study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with unusually small heads. Brazil's health minister, Marcelo Castro, says he is "absolutely sure" mosquito-borne Zika is responsible for ...>>
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Chinese phones go global after pushing aside Apple, Samsung
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Published in 23-2-2016
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In the coming years, analysts forecast that these cheap Android phones with not-so-cheap features will likely attract more budget-conscious customers in Europe and even in Samsung's and Apple's home markets, South Korea and the United States. Along with premium hardware, Apple has tried to position its products as unique by offering software, services and apps that work only on Apple de ...>>
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Antarctica study: Iceberg nearly erases penguin population
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Published in 16-2-2016
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A study recently published in the journal Antarctic Science says the B09B iceberg crashed with the Mertz Glacier Tongue and got stuck in Commonwealth Bay, an area that was rarely covered by sea-ice, making it ideal for Adelie penguin colonies. The B09B, with an area of about 1,120 square miles (2,900 square kilometers), blocked access to the penguins' natural feeding areas beginning in Decem ...>>
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