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Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers
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Published in 19-10-2015
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A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, river ...>>
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Testing begins after fire put out at radioactive waste site
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Published in 19-10-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials are checking air quality, conducting ground testing and monitoring for other problems Monday following a fire at a radioactive waste disposal site in rural southern Nevada. No injuries were reported after the fire, which began Sunday afternoon in an industrial area near Beatty, Nevada, about 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas, said Bud Marshall, southern Nevada regional su ...>>
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Texas 'clock kid' goes from arrest to White House visit
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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The president uses the event to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Police ultimately chose not to charge the 14-year-old student with having a hoax bomb, though he was suspended.
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AP Exclusive: Under Clinton, State's cybersecurity suffered
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Published in 19-10-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews. In December 2013, IG Steve ...>>
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Doggie DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia
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Published in 19-10-2015
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For the new work, Adam Boyko of Cornell University and others analyzed DNA from 549 dogs that represented 38 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and islands north and east of Australia. The researchers examined the DNA for signals of where the dogs had the most ancient roots. Robert Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles, who proposed a European or ...>>
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Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, river ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Testing begins after fire put out at radioactive waste site
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials are checking air quality, conducting ground testing and monitoring for other problems Monday following a fire at a radioactive waste disposal site in rural southern Nevada. No injuries were reported after the fire, which began Sunday afternoon in an industrial area near Beatty, Nevada, about 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas, said Bud Marshall, southern Nevada regional su ...>>
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Texas 'clock kid' goes from arrest to White House visit
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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The president uses the event to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Police ultimately chose not to charge the 14-year-old student with having a hoax bomb, though he was suspended.
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AP Exclusive: Under Clinton, State's cybersecurity suffered
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews. In December 2013, IG Steve ...>>
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AP Interview: EU climate boss says emissions cuts not enough
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Published in 12-10-2015
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RABAT, Morocco (AP) Europe's climate chief has acknowledged for the first time that climate pledges made by national governments ahead of a major U.N. conference fall short of meeting the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the EU's ...>>
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Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test
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Published in 12-10-2015
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[...] the results on this and other novel stents currently in testing are fueling hope for a new generation of these devices, used on about 850,000 heart disease patients each year in the United States alone. Stents are tiny mesh cages that keep blood vessels from reclogging after an artery-opening angioplasty procedure. The ones available now in the U.S. are permanent implants made of metal, us ...>>
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Dell buying EMC in $67 billion bet on data storage
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Published in 12-10-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market. The acquisition announced Monday marks Dell's latest attempt to lessen its dependence on the PC industry that it helped pioneer as demand for desktop and laptop machines weakens amid the growing popul ...>>
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Streaming TV services: What they cost, what you get
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Published in 12-10-2015
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Netflix is raising the monthly price for its most popular plan by $1, to $10, for new customers (and eventually all customers). About 20 channels, including ESPN, ABC Family, AMC and Food Network. No broadcast channels like CBS or NBC, although Univision is available in add-on packages. Add-on packages for sports, movies, kids, lifestyles and world news available for $5 each, and HBO for $15. ...>>
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Correction: Gun violence research story
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Published in 12-10-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) In a story Oct. 12 about gun violence research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Newtown, Connecticut, was the deadliest mass slaying at a school in U.S. history. Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limitations on government research and funding, and private sources have not filled the breach. There are public health ...>>
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Student's fossil find leads to discovery of new species
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Published in 5-10-2015
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Student's fossil find leads to discovery of new species (AP) Fossils found by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in New Mexico have led to the discovery of a new genus and rodent-like species. Raymond blanketed the fossilized jawbones and a partial skull roof in toilet paper and took them to Thomas Williamson, curator at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
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