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Texas bombing suspect kills self, reported to be unemployed man, 23

By Jon Herskovitz PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - An unemployed 23-year-old man suspected of a three-week bombing campaign in Texas that killed two people and injured five others before blowing himself up on the side of a highway was identified by local media on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Flood protection is everyone's responsibility

Scientists have studied the complex interplay between flooding events and economic decisions. Private businesses should not shoulder the responsibility for flood protection alone. In prosperous countries in particular, it makes sense for central government to establish the necessary infrastructure for flood protection.

Synthetic carbohydrate wards off pneumococcal infections

Innovative vaccines can provide better protection against some forms of pneumonia and meningitis than currently available products

The Great Feather Heist

The curious case of a young American’s brazen raid on a British museum’s priceless collection

Think you know when you made your earliest memory? Think again.

It seems that every time I learn about my memory, the less I trust it. Take this study, for example. These researchers found that adults, like children they investigated in earlier studies, misdate their childhood memories. And they don't misdate them by a small amount, but rather by several years. Show More Summary

NKorea says its diplomatic moves are not a sign of weakness

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's recent moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, according to its state-run media.

'Boyfriend loophole': backlash after Oregon joins 23 states in curbing guns

Governor Kate Brown of Oregon signed the ‘boyfriend loophole’ bill into law on 5 March. Emerald Valley Armory gun shop in Creswell, Oregon, about 120 miles south of Portland, is experiencing a spike in sales. While Washington stallsShow More Summary

Elephants Now Slaughtered for a New Reason

Poaching elephants for their ivory has already devastated populations, but poaching the animals for their skin could be disastrous, according to a new study detailing the "heartbreaking" practice in Myanmar. Poaching wasn't thought to be a major issue in the country at the outset of the three-year study, when 19...

Depth-sensing imaging system can peer through fog

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In a study that holds promise for self-driving cars, MIT researchers have developed a system that can image and gauge the distance of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can't penetrate it.

Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates

(Southern Methodist University) Radar satellite images show a large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates, according to a geophysical team from Southern Methodist University. Analysis of the images with oil...Show More Summary

Konstanz researcher receives research fellowship in the field of acoustics

(University of Konstanz) The Acoustical Society of America has selected Dr Yuning Guo of the University of Konstanz as its 2018-2019 Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Acoustics. Her successful research proposal entitled...Show More Summary

Medical tests with less fear

It is a principle of modern architecture that less may be more. This principle does not apply to information as a basis of far-reaching decisions, it seems. But: Many people shy away from going to the doctor's, because they are afraid of unpleasant truths, such as the diagnosis of a disease. Show More Summary

There is gold in big data, but there are not enough gold miners

The promise of big data has been on the horizon of the field of social sciences for years, but so far nobody has been able to deliver on this promise. In his inaugural lecture on 22 March, Professor and research methodologist Bernard Veldkamp explains why and offers solutions. Show More Summary

Stoneman Douglas students arrested for bringing weapons to school

Weeks after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, two students there are under arrest for bringing weapons to school. According to Broward Sheriffs Office, both students brought knives. Police say a third student is being evaluated after making threats online.

Sitting and physical inactivity may increase risk of urinary tract symptoms

Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels were linked with the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a BJU International study of 69,795 middle-aged Korean men. A team led by researchers at the Kangbuk Samsung...Show More Summary

Systems approaches to optimizing deep brain stimulation therapies in Parkinson's disease

Systems biologists, physicists, and engineers have intensively worked at computational tools to analyze, predict, and optimize the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to treat chronic neurological diseases. These efforts often have...Show More Summary

Seizures may be detected through sound

A new Epilepsia study indicates that individuals without electroencephalogram (EEG) training can detect ongoing seizures in comatose patients through a novel method by which patients' brain waves are converted to sound. The traditional approach to interpreting EEGs requires physicians with formal training to visually assess the waveforms. Show More Summary

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