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Cyclone Kelvin lashes West Australia, no damage reported to mines, gas projects
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Kelvin hit the resource-rich north coast of Western Australia on Sunday, lashing it with strong winds and causing floods that could cut the main highway for up to two weeks.
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Small earthquake hits Britain, strongest for 10 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported.
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New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.
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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.
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Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.
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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.
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Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.
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<div>Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch</div>
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach.
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<div>Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'</div>
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.
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<div>'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years</div>
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.
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Probe provides rapid lung investigation
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.
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<div>Quantum computers 'one step closer'</div>
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
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High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats
Transcript Audio Recording of Telephone Press ConferenceFebruary 2, 2018 Transcript(223KB) NTP Cell Phone Study Page High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The ...
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Telephone Press Conference: NTP Draft Conclusions for Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rats and Mice
What: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will hold a telephone press conference to summarize and answer questions about draft reports on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure in rats and mice. The studies used radiofrequency radiation exposure levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for cell phone emissions today. Two draft reports – one on rat studie...
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Roadmap to Guide Progress Toward Replacing Animal Use in Toxicity Testing
Sixteen federal agencies partnered to develop a strategic roadmap that offers a new framework for the safety testing of drugs and chemicals, which aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. The roadmap was published Jan. 30 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a federal interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Hea...
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New Tool Visualizes Employment Trends in Biomedical Science
Scientists looking for jobs after completing their training may soon have a new tool that helps them evaluate various career paths. The new tool uses a method that was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH. The method differs from others in that it separates employment trends in biomedical science by sector, type, and job specifics....
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Brian Berridge Tapped to Manage National Toxicology Program
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has named Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., as its new Associate Director. Berridge, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will oversee day-to-day operations as NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and P...
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