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China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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BEIJING (AP) Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday. Investigators in the southern province of Guangdong determined Dr. He Jiankui organized and handled funding f ...>>
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2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. There won't be another until the year 2021. It was also the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and bright ...>>
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Europeans contemplating moon mission by 2025
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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PARIS (AP) The ArianeGroup wants to send a scientific mission to the moon before 2025. Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong walked on the Earth's satellite, the Paris-based company said on Monday it has signed a one-year contract with the European Space agency to study the possibility of preparing a mission, with the aim of mining regolith. The company says "regolith is an ore from which it ...>>
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China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in Guangdong province determined that the scientist, He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), evaded superv ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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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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David’s Bridal emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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David's Bridal, one of the largest wedding dress retailers nationally, announced Friday it had emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy poised for long-term growth.

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Houston only major U.S. market to lose renters in 2018
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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Houston-area apartment occupancy spiked after Hurricane Harvey as thousands of displaced homeowners sought temporary rentals. That bounce has come and gone, new data show.

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TXU Energy to waive fees, extend due dates for federal employees during shutdown
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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TXU Energy will waive late fees and extend payment due dates for federal workers who have been affected by the partial federal government shutdown, which is the longest on record.

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Area banks giving furloughed fed workers a break
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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Area banks are lending a hand to furloughed Houston workers to help them avoid fees and late penalties and to protect their credit.

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Oilfield bio-chemical start-up to move to Houston with new CEO
Technology
Published in 22-1-2019
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Locus Bio-Energy Solutions, an oilfield bio-chemical start-up, will move to Houston by the end of the year.

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Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas
Technology
Published in 15-1-2019
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SEATTLE (AP) Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada. Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research, told The Seattle Times that staff first saw the calf Friday at the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The youngster looks healthy, but survival rates fo ...>>
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DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack
Technology
Published in 15-1-2019
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DALLAS (AP) Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a new understanding that the red wolf DNA is remarkably resilient after decades of h ...>>
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China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing
Technology
Published in 15-1-2019
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BEIJING (AP) China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday, in what was reportedly the first such collaboration since an American law banned joint space projects with China that do not have prior congressional approval. The space agency's deputy director, Wu Yanhua, said NASA shared informat ...>>
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Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s
Technology
Published in 15-1-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically a key indicator of human-caused climate change. Since ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-1-2019
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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