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‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — They were members of an uncontacted tribe gathering eggs along the river in a remote part of the Amazon. Then, it appears, they had the bad luck of running into gold miners.<p>Now, federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 …

Brazil

The Latest: VP Pence calls Barcelona attack 'horrific'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times EDT):<p>3:50 p.m.<p>Vice President Mike Pence is responding to the attack in Barcelona during remarks at the Panama Canal.<p>Pence calls the attack "horrific" and says the images of carnage he's seen "sicken us …

Donald Trump

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were "equally as bad" and …

Rights & Freedoms

Researchers Used CRISPR to Successfully Increase HIV Resistance in Animals

Engineering a Mutation<p>Of the many diseases that have plagued humanity, HIV is proving to be one of the trickiest to cure. The virus’ ability to …

Genetics

Google's Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off

The researchers netted a 50 percent reduction in energy loss, taking us one step closer to a future of unlimited clean energy.<p>Nuclear fusion, the process the sun has used for billions of years to fuse atoms of hydrogen into atoms of helium, could be the pot of gold at the end of the clean energy …

The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.<p>From my car window, I watched Spain transform. From Madrid in the country’s centre to the coastal north, empty land and grazing cows turned to misty green mountains and …

Language

Why this flight attendant’s actions are going viral

So it’s refreshing to see a heartwarming story involving a flight attendant’s touching displaying of humanity.<p>The beautiful story has been doing the …

Flying

Smaller wetlands better at filtering out pollutants than larger ones, Ontario study finds | Toronto Star

A new study suggests that small wetlands play a bigger role in filtering out pollutants and preventing algal blooms in the Great Lakes than their …

Pollution

Two Babies Have Been Cancer-Free After Receiving Treatment Created With Gene Editing

A Novel But Promising Therapy<p>Cancer continues to be one of the major diseases that plagues humanity. Around the world, approximately 1 in 6 deaths is …

Cancer

How Cows Are Helping the Fight Against HIV

In an unexpected turn of events, cows are helping scientists better understand how to prevent HIV infections.<p>One of the biggest questions facing …

NIAID

Resurrecting Ancient Wines That Can Survive Climate Change

A Catalan winery is preparing for the industry’s future by reviving its past.<p>The Spanish region of Catalonia is proud of its traditions. The official language, Catalan, has thrived for centuries, despite the establishment of Spanish as the rest of the country’s official language in the 1700s.</i> …

Wine & Spirits

HIV infection boosted by seized cell signaling

New research from the National Institutes of Health has identified a crucial phase in the HIV infection process, where the virus enters its genetic …

HIV and the common cold in the firing line of potential new treatment for viral disease

Scientists have long struggled with finding effective ways to fight back against viral infections. An international investigation led by a team from …

Immunotherapy

This free ‘robot lawyer’ will help you beat Uncle Sam anywhere in the United States

The United States is a democracy, where every citizen has the right to be treated fairly by the legal system, but unfortunately things don’t always …

Stanford University

Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly …

Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Design Lessons from Evolutionary Biology

UX design benefits greatly from research surrounding market segmentation, personas, and analytics designed to understand the nuances of particular …

UX Design

Donald Trump will once again restrict tourist travel to Cuba

President Donald Trump is set to reinstate much of the United States' trade embargo with Cuba on Friday, once again restricting tourist travel to the …

Cuba

Scientists make quantum leap towards a secure new kind of internet

A global quantum internet is a major step closer as satellite beams ‘entangled’ light particles to ground stations more than 700 miles apart<p>Scientists have taken a major step towards building a global quantum internet by beaming “entangled” particles of light from a satellite to ground stations …

Quantum Mechanics

Chinese scientists have built the first quantum satellite network

‘This proves the feasibility of quantum communications from space’<p>China’s quantum satellite has produced its first successful result. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the satellite had successfully distributed entangled photons between …

Quantum Mechanics

Space travel leads to two-headed worm

<i>The Two Headed Worm From Space!</i> It certainly sounds like a good pulpy science fiction story from the 1950s, but in fact, when researchers from Tufts …

Biology

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

Will optimistic stories get people to care about nature?

Nature doesn’t make the news often these days. When it does, the story usually revolves around wildlife on the brink, record-setting climate extremes …

Families of San Bernardino shooting sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the tech giants permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media.<p>The plaintiffs assert that by allowing Islamic State …

Social Media

Former head of Knights of Malta defies Vatican to attend election for new leader of ancient order

The British former head of the Knights of Malta has travelled to Rome for the election of a new leader of the ancient order in defiance of a request from the Vatican that he stay away.<p>Matthew Festing’s presence at the election, which will take place on Saturday in a grand palazzo on a hill …

Researchers Turn Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue

A team of scientists has transformed spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue after first coming up with the idea during their lunch.<p>The …

Health

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

Space Science

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being

After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity<p>In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being.<p>The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the …

New Zealand

Endangered German Dialects

On 21st February the world celebrated <b>International Mother Language Day</b> – otherwise known as<b> Tag der Muttersprache</b> in German. On this day the hashtag …

Language Learning

A City Planner Explains Four Steps to Make Cities More Walkable

City planner Jeff Speck explains four steps to make cities more walkable in a 2013 TEDx talk given in Washington D.C.<p>Freedom from cars, freedom from …