Wednesday, 19 December 2018
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Trump Backs Off On $5 Billion Demand For Border Wall, But Shutdown Still Threatened

Added: 18.12.2018 22:16 | 7 views | 0 comments

President Trump on Tuesday retreated from his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, as congressional Republicans maneuvered to avoid a partial government shutdown before funding expires at the end of Friday, The Washington Post reported. But Democrats immediately rejected Republicans’ follow-up offer, leaving the two sides still at an impasse as hundreds of thousands of federal workers await word on whether they will be sent home without pay just before Christmas. The new border funding offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls on Congress to pass a $1.6 billion homeland security spending bill that was crafted earlier this year in a bipartisan Senate compromise....

New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials

Added: 18.12.2018 21:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

Identifying the best material for a given application -- catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices -- is traditionally a slow and daunting task. Now, a new study supports the efficacy of a potentially revolutionary new discovery tool to rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine the best for a specific use. The tool is thousands of times faster than conventional screening methods.

Tags: EU, USA, Mac
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Lion King: Petition calls on Disney to drop 'hakuna matata' trademark

Added: 18.12.2018 21:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Thousands have signed a petition against Disney registering Swahili phrase "hakuna matata".

Tags: Disney, USA
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New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials

Added: 18.12.2018 21:18 | 11 views | 0 comments

Identifying the best material for a given application -- catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices -- is traditionally a slow and daunting task. Now, a new study supports the efficacy of a potentially revolutionary new discovery tool to rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine the best for a specific use. The tool is thousands of times faster than conventional screening methods.

Tags: EU, USA, Mac
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At Least 600 Wooden Homes Consumed By Fire In Brazilian City Of Manaus

Added: 18.12.2018 19:41 | 8 views | 0 comments

A major fire broke out in the Brazilian city of Manaus near the Amazon jungle on early Tuesday morning, burning through more than 600 wooden houses built on stilts, according to Reuters. The houses were traditionally built on the wooden stilts due to seasonal flooding. Thousands fled the flames which consumed their homes, but no deaths were reported from the early morning blaze. Authorities said the blaze could have been triggered by a pressure cooker exploding. Four people were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, according to AFP. More than 2,000 people had to flee, according to Amadeu Soares, head of the Amazonas state security ministry, who spoke to reporters at the...

Tags: Brazil, EU, Fire, Amazon, USA
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How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

Added: 18.12.2018 19:17 | 5 views | 0 comments

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.

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New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

Added: 18.12.2018 18:19 | 2 views | 0 comments

The New York Times is sent thousands of tales of accidental eye contact on the Tube and badly made tea.

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How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

Added: 18.12.2018 18:16 | 18 views | 0 comments

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.

From: rss.cnn.com

Microbots made from mushroom spores could clean polluted water

Added: 18.12.2018 18:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Water contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead, could be cleaned up by thousands of microbots built from mushroom spores

Tags: USA
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NBA expands second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship with integration of USA Basketball, NBA teams and new countries

Added: 18.12.2018 17:53 | 5 views | 0 comments

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced details of the second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world that will be held Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. Thirty-two teams will participate in a week of on-court competition and off-court programming centered on the Jr. NBA's core values of teamwork, respect, determination and community.

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