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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a proposal by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on…
03.30 / 02:11
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday denied a petition to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, reversing a proposal by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of […
03.30 / 01:53
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"All of a sudden, our entire idea about how this ecosystem works is…
03.30 / 01:52
sciencealert.com
Doru N. Cojocaru shared Vincent Granville's blog post on Facebook40 Techniques Used by Data…
03.30 / 01:46
datasciencecentral.com
Jeffrey Toobin: Behind Neil Gorsuch’s Non-Answers: “The hard cases are the ones that matter… Steve M.: I Know This Sounds Wacky, but I Think Trump and Bannon Are Actually Conservatives: […
03.30 / 01:45
equitablegrowth.org
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Billions of dollars have been spent trying to restore the Florida Everglades. But there are concerns that those efforts are not working. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports for our weekly report on the Leading Edge of science. EVELYN GAISER, Florida International University: This is the microbial community that forms the basis of the food web of the Everglades. DUARTE GERALDINO: Scientist Evelyn Gaiser has spent her entire adult…
03.30 / 01:20
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Watch VideoSo far, President Trump hasn't exactly prioritized tackling climate change. He's appointed climate change doubters to key Cabinet positions and rolled back several of his predecessor's environmental regulations. So a Politico report caused a bit of a stir when it claimed an official in the Energy Department asked his staff to stop using phrases relating to climate change.Specifically, Politico says a supervisor at the Office of International…
03.30 / 01:20
newsy.com
Gary Roberts’ The Problemless Anonymous imagines a world where anyone deemed too perfect is forced to accept a carefully-chosen flaw. Ivan dutifully heads in for his appointment, where he encounters a fellow patient whose “fault” is not what it seems. As for Ivan’s new problem? You’ll have to see it to believe it.Read more…
03.30 / 01:13
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The giant deep-sea octopus Haliphron is so rare that marine biologists have seen it just three times in 27 years. Using a robotic sub, scientists have finally caught video footage of this animal at mealtime—revealing its distinct preference for gelatinous sea creatures.Read m…
03.30 / 01:13
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People who work as welders, sewing-machine operators, and aircraft pilots may be more likely to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neurone…
03.30 / 01:00
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The number of Americans using heroin has increased five-fold in the last decade and dependence has more than tripled, research conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health indicated. The study of 43,000 users published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry found the increases were greatest among males, whites and those with low income and little e…
03.30 / 01:00
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The internet went pink Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness for Planned Parenthood's reproductive health care services. The effort was part of the nonprofit's National Pink Out…
03.30 / 01:00
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A viral video claims to show evidence of a legendary and ancient tribe of people on the Indonesian island of Aceh, the suku mante (or Orang Mante). The video has been viewed nearly 7 million times. It’s really awful, as these things almost always are. But people really believe this stuff. Here it is,…
03.30 / 00:46
doubtfulnews.com
Rivaldo R. Silva, Jorge Ferigolo, Piotr Bajdek, Graciela…
03.30 / 00:44
journal.frontiersin.org
Rahul Agarwal's blog post was featuredHow to think like a Data ScientistA data scientist needs to be Critical and always on a lookout for something that misses others. So here is some advice that one can include in the day to day data science work to be better at their work:1. Beware of the Clean Data SyndromeYou need to ask yourself questions even before you start working on the data. **Does this data make sense?** Falsely assuming that the data is clean could lead you towards wrong…
03.30 / 00:41
datasciencecentral.com
From BeauHD at Slashdot: Computer hardware is getting a softer side. A research team has come up with a way of genetically engineering the DNA of mammalian cells to carry out complex computations, in effect turning the cells into biocomputers. The group hasn’t put those modified cells to work in useful ways yet, but down…
03.30 / 00:40
uncommondescent.com
Must-Read: Noah Smith: The Blogs vs. Case-Deaton: “Selection effects are very real… …But as Zumbrun points out, once you lump all white Americans together-which totally eliminates the education selection effect-the…
03.30 / 00:40
equitablegrowth.org
Brad DeLong: Interview: The Politics Guys: “Economic inequality, economic growth, why this is the best time ever to be poor (in the United States, at least)… …grifters and suckers, alien…
03.30 / 00:40
equitablegrowth.org
    MISSILE PARALYZING UFOS AND SECRECY By Steve Erdmann (Copyright 2017, Steve Erdmann- All Rights Reserved) *******  PART I “A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”  James Madison, Jr.  American statesman, political theorist and the 4th President of the United States. Click here to enlarge top photo.   "There are two things I know with certainty about the UFO phenomena.  One is that th…
03.30 / 00:27
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One day, we might get representatives in Washington that value their constituents’ privacy over corporate profits, but until then, it’s as good a time as any to sign up for a VPN service. Luckily, it costs less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.Read mor…
03.30 / 00:05
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