Thursday, July 18, 2019 Headlines & Global News



Decentralization of eLearning: 4 ways blockchain can disrupt L&D

Jul 18, 2019 09:31 AM EDT

Those who have seen it, known it, learned it, swear by its magic and those who haven't, well, they are simply left perplexed whenever they come in contact with it.

Safety Driving

Florida to Allow Autonomous Cars with No Safety Driver Starting July

Jul 17, 2019 04:28 PM EDT

Starting July 1, a new law in Florida will allow autonomous vehicles with no safety drivers to circulate public roads in the state. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law with the intention of attracting self-driving-vehicle makers to the state and compete with California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Correcting Historic Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

Jul 17, 2019 04:18 PM EDT

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

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Forces Behind Growing political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

Jul 17, 2019 04:09 PM EDT

For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But starting in the mid-1980s, that trend reversed, and in recent decades, polarization has been more likely to grow.

Frankie Detori

Legendary Jockey Frankie Dettori Extends Casino Games Range

Jul 08, 2019 03:01 PM EDT

At the time of writing, Frankie Dettori is probably thinking about the upcoming Royal Ascot 2019, perhaps considering his tactics to use when he rides last year's Gold Cup Winner, Stradivarius, at the festival.

The GDPR and the Push for Business Data Security

Jul 02, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

The GDPR and the Push for Business Data Security

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NASA Looks at Tropical Storm Barbara's Heavy Rainfall

Jul 01, 2019 02:05 PM EDT

Tropical Storm Barbara formed on Sunday, June 30 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean over 800 miles from the coast of western Mexico. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the storm and measured the rate in which rain was falling throughout it.

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Two-degree Climate Goal Attainable Without Early Infrastructure Retirement

Jul 01, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

If power plants, boilers, furnaces, vehicles, and other energy infrastructure is not marked for early retirement, the world will fail to meet the 1.5-degree Celsius climate-stabilizing goal set out by the Paris Agreement, but could still reach the 2-degree Celsius goal, says the latest from the ongoing collaboration between the University of California Irvine's Steven Davis and Carnegie's Ken Caldeira.

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New Study Reveals Biological Toll on Brain Function of Holocaust Survivors

Jul 01, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

(Oslo, The stress of surviving the Holocaust has shown a lifelong and lasting negative impact on survivors' brain structure, as well as potentially impacting their offspring and grandchildren, a new study shows.

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Low-cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Jun 28, 2019 03:36 PM EDT

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad.

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Neanderthals Made Repeated Use of the Ancient Settlement of 'Ein Qashish, Israel

Jun 28, 2019 01:53 PM EDT

The archaeological site of 'Ein Qashish in northern Israel was a place of repeated Neanderthal occupation and use during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study released June 26, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ravid Ekshtain of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and colleagues.

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Rethink Environmental Regulations in Africa, Study Urges

Jun 28, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

Conflict over resource extraction is rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, with small-scale miners violently pitted against multinational mining corporations - and the state security forces that protect them - for access. Attempts to solve the problem by imposing Western environmental systems and regulations aren't working. But it's not for the reasons most experts might suspect, according to a new Illinois study.

A Secure Virtual Data Room

Jun 27, 2019 04:05 PM EDT

A Secure Virtual Data Room

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Managing the Ups and Downs of Coffee Production

Jun 27, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria de Minas Gerais. Each day, more than 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide.

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Climate Warming Could Increase Malaria Risk in Cooler Regions

Jun 27, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Exeter. The findings suggest that even slight climate warming could increase malaria risk to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people including travelers in areas that are currently too cold for malaria parasites to complete their development.

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