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Robot drivers may be safer than humans, but tech companies are way behind in proving it

As long as robot cars roam public streets and highways, they will occasionally kill people. That’s an ugly truth that no one in the driverless vehicle industry can deny. Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired or distracted human drivers do now?...

Today: 'Psychographic' Wizardry or Psychobabble?

How proficient was Cambridge Analytica at manipulating voters? Some have their doubts. TOP STORIES ‘Psychographic’ Wizardry or Psychobabble? The Cambridge Analytica scandal has resulted in the suspension of its chief executive, prompted investigations on two continents, taken down Facebook’s stock...

Landon Donovan found a new love for soccer in Mexico

Wearing a golf cap, gray t-shirt and shorts over ankle-high socks and running shoes, Landon Donovan steps out of an elevator and into a white-tablecloth restaurant. Surrounded by businessmen and bankers in tailored suits and ties, arguably the greatest soccer player in U.S. history looks like just...

Britain intends to stay in Europe's carbon market until at least 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain intends to remain in Europe's emission trading system (ETS) until at least the end of its third trading phase which runs from 2013-2020, Britain's energy minister said on Wednesday.

The GOP's electoral mapmaking may win elections, but it also subverts the Constitution

The Supreme Court this week refused to hear Republican lawmakers' attempt to block a new map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania. That means that Republicans' extremely partisan gerrymander of the state is out. A new, less partisan map is in. Many news outlets, including Reuters, framed...

U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming.

Preventing hurricanes using air bubbles

Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Norwegian researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles.

Radon research leads to new technique to improve global climate models

An investigation that set out to resolve some of the uncertainty in the sources and quantities of pollutants reaching Antarctica has produced a new experimental technique to identify and characterise recently terrestrially-influenced air reaching Antarctica.

Austin police chief says serial bombing suspect is dead

The suspect in the Austin bombings died early Wednesday in a confrontation with police, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said. Manley said the suspect, a 24-year-old male, set off a bomb as a SWAT team closed in. An officer also fired a weapon at the suspect. The suspect has not been identified....

Essential Politics: About that phone call from President Trump to Vladimir Putin

Most presidents battling the perception of being too chummy with Russia might think twice about picking up the phone offering congratulations to the Russian leader on his election. Most presidents, that is, except for President Trump. TRUMP’S CALL TO PUTIN On Tuesday, Trump recounted for reporters...

Was Cambridge Analytica a digital Svengali or snake-oil salesman?

When Cambridge Analytica officials met GOP strategist Mike Murphy at the start of the 2016 presidential campaign, their pitch was slick and full of swagger — but after a little probing, Murphy ultimately found it to be full of nonsense. At the time, a meeting with Murphy was in high demand. He...

Pro-environmental programs should take the factors that motivate each gender into consideration

A piece of research carried out by lecturers at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Economics and Business has explored the gender differences in pro-environmental behaviors of university students on the UPV/EHU's Bizkaia campus. The results suggest...Show More Summary

Asia a key battleground in fight against killer air pollution: U.N.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia is a critical battlefield in the global fight to rein in air pollution, registering about 5 million premature deaths each year, delegates at a United Nations conference said on Wednesday, as urged tougher enforcement of curbs.

AB InBev sets climate, water goals to keep fizz in beer sales

OSLO (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, said on Wednesday it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by 2025 and help thousands of farmers cope with disruptions to water supplies stoked by global warming.

Judge holds climate change class in suits against big oil

A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change.

Fixing soybean's need for nitrogen

Soybean is rich in protein, which is great for the humans and animals eating it. But this high protein content comes at a cost.

Winter storm to strike U.S. East, snarling traffic, closing schools

(Reuters) - Millions of commuters along the U.S. East Coast will face another round of heavy snow, ice and wind gusts on Wednesday when the fourth major snow storm this month strikes the region, closing schools, grounding flights and halting buses and trains.

NBA: James Harden, Rockets halt Trail Blazers’ streak

James Harden scored 42 points and the Houston Rockets snapped the Portland Trail Blazers’ 13-game winning streak, 115-111 on Tuesday night. Chris Paul added 22 points for the Rockets, who have won six straight and 23 of their last 24 and have the best record in the NBA. Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points,...

For the Record

Gold decor: In the March 17 Saturday section, an article about gold trends in home decor misspelled the last name of Pink Peonies lifestyle blog creator Rachel Parcell as Purcell. SpaceX rocket: In the March 20 Business section, an article about SpaceX’s expansion at the Port of Los Angeles said...

Los Alamitos girls' swimming tops defending league champion Fountain Valley

On the first day of spring, the Fountain Valley High girls’ swimming team hit the road Tuesday for its Sunset League opener at Los Alamitos. The Barons girls owned this season last year. Fountain Valley won its first league title since 1997 and went on to finish fifth in CIF Southern Section Division...

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