Subscribe: Yahoo! News: Science News
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
apos  artificial intelligence  cambridge analytica  cape town  cape  company  data  facebook  news  president  trump  water  world 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Yahoo! News: Science News

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:01:43 -0400

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2018 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:56:53 -0400

(image) Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia. The coastal garbage cleanup is aimed at studying "the possible arrival of invasive species in the waste swept in by the ocean currents," the Park said in a statement late Saturday. The Galapagos, the Pacific archipelago of volcanic islands that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, are located about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador.

Media Files:

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:06:30 -0400

(image) NASA revealed in March that after his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by a full 7%. But when we recently interviewed him for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," he said the experience changed him personally, as well.

Media Files:

Biodiversity crisis summit kicks off in Colombia

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:29:05 -0400

(image) Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) - A comprehensive, global appraisal of mass species extinction -- and what can be done to reverse it -- kicked off in Colombia's second-largest city Saturday, with more than 750 experts in attendance. "Today the world is at a crossroads," added IPBES president Sir Robert Watson. First, on March 23, the IPBES will release separate assessments for the four regions into which it has divided the world -- the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia.

Media Files:

Conspiracy theories surface on YouTube Kids

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:10:17 -0400

(image) YouTube Kids has a problem. No, not that violent cartoon problem. The platform has been accidentally hosting content related to conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of Kennedy, the moon landing, and more.

Media Files:

Does Crispr Therapeutics AG Deserve This Massive Rally?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:04:07 -0400

(image) Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) is one of the hottest biotech names in the market today. Obviously, CRSP has momentum on its side, but can this ridiculous rally continue forward? At this juncture, CRSP stock is a pure, speculative play on its potential.

Mystery Sea Creature Washes Up on Georgia Beach

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:11:05 -0400

(image) Jeff Warren said he found the strange sea creature after going boating at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles, Georgia, reports Action News Jax. According to First Coast News, Warren recorded the creature and spoke about it at the nearby Skipper’s Fish House, where he was told of a legend called “Alty,” or Altahama, the local equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster who is said to roam the seas in the area.

Media Files:

Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:03:36 -0400

(image) Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). For the study, a British-American research team used human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to grow RPE cells on a thin plastic scaffold.

Media Files:

Drought-stricken Cape Town counts the cost

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:20:38 -0400

(image) South African winemaker Marlize Jacobs looks out across the parched brown earth that sustains her award-winning vines, surveying the effects of the water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas. The Western Cape region has gone without significant rains for more than three years, forcing South Africa's second city to slash residential water consumption by more than 60 percent. Wine flavours may benefit, but water-intensive businesses like Marlize's farm, 35 kilometres (20 miles) east of Cape Town, have borne the brunt of the water crisis.

Media Files:

Trump campaign-linked Cambridge Analytica harvesting Facebook users’ info?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:34:14 -0400

(image) A former Cambridge Analytica employee claims the company harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. The company, best known for its work on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign used the data to build psychological profiles so voters could be targeted with ads and stories.

Media Files:

‘Just go outside!’ You can help NASA scientists by taking pictures of clouds

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:56:47 -0400

(image) Satellites can't see everything, and so NASA is asking science fans around the world to take pictures of clouds in the sky over the next month and submit them to help classify orbital weather observations.

Media Files:

Where to Go for the Best Chance to See a UFO in America

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:40:00 -0400

(image) Trying to catch a glimpse of a UFO? There are hotspots around the U.S., and if you really want to give it a go, you'll need to visit one.

Media Files:

IBM AI robots deployed to clean Earth’s oceans

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:36:54 -0400

(image) IBM is predicting it will change the world in the next five years by using robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to clean the oceans.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:42:20 -0400

(image) Governments should focus on "greener" policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday. In its 2018 World Water Development Report, the UN calculated that an estimated 3.6 billion people -- nearly half the global population -- live in areas where water can be scarce at least one month per year.

Media Files:

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:51 -0400

(image) Procrastination allows you to say to yourself, "It’s not that I’m incompetent, it’s just that I didn’t give it my best shot."

Media Files:

In the #MeToo era, a chatbot can help people report workplace harassment

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:15:08 -0400

(image) Spot removes traditional barriers to reporting abusive behavior, because participants can log incidents without talking to a human.

Media Files:

What’s the Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded on Earth? The Answer Will Make You Sweat

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:24:00 -0400

(image) What's the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth? How about the coldest? The answers will leave you wanting a snowcone. Or jacket.

Media Files:

OPTIS used light scatter data from Huygens Probe to create realistic simulation of Titan's surface

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:15:57 -0400

(image) At SXSW 2018, Vincent Hourdin, PhD and Research Engineer for ?OPTIS, talks to TechRepublic's Teena Maddox about how the company used data from the Huygens Probe to recreate what a human would see if they stood on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

Media Files: