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Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company
Technology
Published in 2-2-2016
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The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet, Google's new parent company, released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market. Based on that after-hours bump, Alphabet's market value stood at $555 billion while Apple's was at $533 billion, based on the most recent regulatory filings showing the company's ...>>
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Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget
Technology
Published in 2-2-2016
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Research into immunotherapy, combination therapy and early detection techniques will be at the center of new programs the administration hopes to create at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Vaccines to prevent viruses that cause cancer are another focus, officials said, laying out for the first time how Biden will seek to fulfill his goal of doubling the rate ...>>
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Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami
Technology
Published in 2-2-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. Underwater landslides at depths of 820 to 1,150 feet much deeper than those that caused tsunamis affecting other communities sent killing waves toward the Prince ...>>
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The Latest: Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus
Technology
Published in 2-2-2016
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The government of Honduras has declared a state of national emergency, saying it has recorded 3,649 suspected cases of Zika virus infections in less than three months. Health minister Yolani Batres is urging Hondurans to clean up their homes and communities and remove outdoor water containers that serve as breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can transmit Zika. The health minis ...>>
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Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. The Earth's outermost shell is made up of tectonic plates that move, and Alaska is near the intersection of two great plates: the Pacific Plate, beneath the Pacific Ocean, and the North American Plate, which covers most of North America. According to prevailing mo ...>>
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What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization says Zika is rapidly spreading in the Americas because it is new to the region, people aren't immune to it, and the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries it is just about everywhere including along the southern United State ...>>
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In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Hoosick Falls not to drink or cook with water from municipal wells, and a pl ...>>
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Avalanche educators target safety message at younger crowds
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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[...] under a brilliant blue sky one Saturday, he and a dozen teens hiked out into the snowy landscape outside the boundaries of Mount Baker ski resort to learn how to identify avalanche terrain and spot warning signs. By spending more time on youth, we feel like we can make a difference in changing behavior, said Scott Schell, program director of the Northwest Avalanche Center, a Seattle-based n ...>>
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Scientists to announce "Doomsday Clock" time
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is expected to unveil the minute hand on the metaphorical clock in Washington, D.C. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, according to the bulletin. The scientists behind the bulletin adjusted the clock from five minutes-to-midnight to three minutes-to-midnight last year, citin ...>>
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Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over. Two previous attempts to land a rocket on a barge in the Atlantic failed, but last month SpaceX succeeded in returning a rocket to a vertical landing at Cape Canaveral, Flor ...>>
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Study questions link between teen pot smoking and IQ decline
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. [...] the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that's really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research. [...] an adolescent at risk for smoking pot "is probably going to show this IQ drop regardless of ...>>
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Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help. Rather than sending patients off with little advice about what to do while their bodies fight off a virus, how about a prescription instead for some over-the-counter or home remedies that just might ease the cough or the pain? CD ...>>
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First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce WASHINGTON (AP) A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation's schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole grains and delaying an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels on the lunch line. The School Nutrition ...>>
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Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world's oceans instead of the ground. [...] the new study, using ocean-observing data that goes back to the British research ship Challenger in the 1870s and including high-tech modern underwater monitors and computer models, tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the ...>>
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Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge
Technology
Published in 19-1-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over. Two previous attempts to land a rocket on a barge in the Atlantic failed, but last month SpaceX succeeded in returning a rocket to a vertical landing at Cape Canaveral, Flor ...>>
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