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  1. CBO: Republican Health Care Bill Cuts Less Than Previous Versions

    05.24 / 22:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoThe latest version of the GOP's American Health Care Act has been reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office.By now, the CBO has scored three different versions of this bill. The organization projects that this latest version would cut the federal deficit the least — $119 billion by 2026. It also projects that compared to current law, this latest plan would leave 23 million fewer people with health insurance by 2026.The CBO is a nonpartisan agency that analyses how p…
  2. A Company's Plan To Fix Fisheries Has Scientists Feeling Skeptical

    05.24 / 21:51 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoSeafood could disappear from oceans by 2048. But one company says it's got a plan to restore fisheries — and that plan is leaving scientists feeling skeptical. The Oceaneos Marine Research Foundation is trying to get permits to dump 10 tons of iron dust off the coast of Chile. SEE MORE: How Smart Fishery Management Saved The Atlantic Sea ScallopThis iron fertilization is referred to as "ocean seeding." Phytoplankton use it for photosynthesis — and with a …
  3. Why What's In Food Pantries Matters

    05.24 / 21:51 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoHealthy choices often aren't on the shelves of food pantries. But pantries are trying to combat that. Take, for example, Feeding America — the largest U.S. organization working to reduce hunger.Feeding America has committed to making fruits and veggies about half of the total pounds it gives out. SEE MORE: Nigerians Are Dying Of Hunger, And The World Is Ignoring ThemResearch shows that those in poverty are more at risk for diseases and a shorter life e…
  4. Government Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Using Emissions-Cheating Software

    05.24 / 19:49 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoThe Justice Department is suing Fiat Chrysler, claiming software let some of its vehicles produce more emissions than is legally allowed.The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler didn't disclose software features in the control system of some of its diesel-fueled Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees. The lawsuit also claims the software allowed the cars to emit lower amounts of nitrogen oxide when they were being tested. Over 100,000 of these…
  5. Blue Whales Weren't Always The Giants They Are Today

    05.24 / 00:19 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoBlue whales are the biggest animals ever to live on Earth. But according to a new study, they only got that way recently.Researchers examined whale skulls and found that their large size only showed up in the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago at the beginning of an ice age."We live in a time of giants right now," said Nick Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. "The whales we have today are…
  6. The Eastern Black Rhinoceros Has Officially Returned To Rwanda

    05.23 / 20:21 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoEastern black rhinoceroses have returned to Rwanda. It's been 10 years since they were last seen in the country.Eighteen of the endangered species were moved about 2,500 miles by cargo plane from South Africa to their new home at Akagera National Park.SEE MORE: Poachers Broke Into A French Zoo And Killed A Rhino For Its HornsIn the 1970s, more than 50 black rhinos lived in the park, but their population shrank due to poaching.The park has hired anti-poaching units and…
  7. Instagram Might Not Be Great For Young People's Mental Health

    05.23 / 20:21 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoInstagram could be really, really bad for young people's mental health. A public health education group in England recently looked at how five major social media sites impact things like anxiety, depression and body image.YouTube was the only site young people said had a net positive impact on their health.But they reported Instagram had the most negative average impact on well-being.Those surveyed said Instagram made them feel worse about their body images and…
  8. Climate Change Is Melting The Arctic Ice Out From Under Our Buildings

    05.23 / 17:19 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoWe've built everything from roads to pipelines to nuclear power stations on the cold ground at the top of the world. But climate change means ice is melting, and permafrost is getting less permanent.In Greenland, melting ice is expected to expose an old U.S. military base — and the radioactive waste that's buried under the snow."They thought it would snow in perpetuity," arctic researcher William Colgan told NPR. "And the phrase they used was t…