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California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.
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Published in 19-5-2019
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.

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The Latest: Couple with $2 billion win still resent Monsanto
Technology
Published in 19-5-2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on $2 billion verdict against Monsanto (all times local):

7 p.m.

A Northern California couple both stricken with cancer they say was caused by Monsanto Co.'s weed killer say they still resent the company even after a jury awarded them over $2 billion.

Alberta Pilliod said Monday that she and her 74-year-old husband have each been battling ...>>

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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case
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Published in 19-5-2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.

The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said it's likely a trial judge or appellat ...>>

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Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost
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Published in 19-5-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would use an additional $1.9 billion in surplus Pell Grant money to fund other budget priorities, in ...>>

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Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan
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Published in 19-5-2019
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BERLIN (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Tuesday that she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but stressed the goal needs to be achievable.

Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and eight other EU countries, despite domestic pres ...>>

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'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging
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Published in 19-5-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Call them zombie cells they refuse to die.

As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring.

Basically the goal is to fight aging itself, which hopefully will in t ...>>

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NASA: Budget boost 'good start' to put astronauts on moon
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Published in 19-5-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's chief said Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for getting astronauts back on the moon within five years.

Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed employees a day after the White House introduced the budget amendment.

During an hourlong town hall from NASA headquarters in Washington ...>>

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Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe
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Published in 19-5-2019
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SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn.

Asking price: anyone's guess.

Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But other climate scientists note shortcomings i ...>>

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Explorer recounts making the deepest ocean dive in history
Technology
Published in 19-5-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Taking the hours-long journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean was a complicated one, and for Victor Vescovo, it meant being constantly on the alert as he monitored his state-of-the-art vessel.

But when he reached 10,928 meters into the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, Vescovo took the advice of the man ...>>

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Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake
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Published in 19-5-2019
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Papua New Guinea authorities were assessing the extent of damage Wednesday from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening.

The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was offshore about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast ...>>

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UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand
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Published in 19-5-2019
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand.

Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island communities to bolster resilience. He said the Pacific needs stronger international support be ...>>

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Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals
Technology
Published in 19-5-2019
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TOKYO (AP) A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday.

Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business in Japan is well-positioned to accommodate scientific and commercial needs in Asia. While Japan's ...>>

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Many online climate change lessons are actually junk
Technology
Published in 19-5-2019
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When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk.

"It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. "There are some pretty tricky websi ...>>

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Surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby dies
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Published in 19-5-2019
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LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed "Baby Fae" in a pioneering operation that sparked both worldwide acclaim and condemnation, has died. He was 76.

Bailey died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, said a statement from Loma Linda University Health, the nonprofit organization that runs the hospital 60 miles (ne ...>>

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Flooding makes big 'dead zone' off Louisiana coast likely
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Published in 19-5-2019
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) The year's widespread flooding has made it likely that a big, oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast will form this summer, the head of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science said Thursday.

Preliminary computer model runs "indicate a large to very large year," for the area where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, Steven Th ...>>

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