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'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging
Technology
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
Technology
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
Technology
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
Technology
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
Technology
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
Technology
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
Technology
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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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-5-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Carnival addition to Galveston-based fleet
Business
Published in 19-5-2019
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Carnival Cruise Lines has a new ship sailing from Galveston. Its Carnival Dream, measuring 1,004 feet long, began sailing this week.

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Houston homebuilders make strong showing on national list
Business
Published in 19-5-2019
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Houston's LGI Homes and David Weekley Homes are among nine local companies to make Builder magazine's 2019 Builder 100 list. Other Houston-based builders on the list are Perry Homes, MHI-McGuyer Homebuilders, Chesmar Homes, Long Lake Ltd., Castlerock Communities, Westin Homes and Anglia Homes.

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Aliana community opens seven new sections
Business
Published in 19-5-2019
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Aliana, a master-planned community by Airia Development Co. in Richmond, has opened seven new sections.

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Zillow report sees Houston home values starting to decline
Business
Published in 19-5-2019
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Houston’s home values may be at their peak.

According to Zillow, the housing market is already on its way down. The real estate website released a report Thursday morning saying Houston-area home values fell 0.3 percent in April from the month before.

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