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African countries fare poorly in innovation ranking

22 min ago from SciDev

The continent is home to eight of the ten worst-performing countries in latest global index.

Discovery Casts Dark Shadow on Computer Security

1 hour ago from Newswise - Scinews

Two international teams of security researchers have uncovered Foreshadow, a new variant of the hardware vulnerability Meltdown announced earlier in the year, that can be exploited to bypass Intel Processors'...

Kenyan farmers toast growing demand European demand for avocados

1 hour ago from Physorg

It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly ever-growing enthusiasm.

South Korea: Abe's Yasukuni offering of 'deep concern'

1 hour ago from UPI

South Korea's foreign ministry expressed "deep concern" following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to make a ritual offering at Yasukuni Shrine.

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

3 hours ago from Reuters:Science

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence...

Replacements for Ryan emerge in Wisconsin, as 4 states settle primaries

4 hours ago from UPI

Voters in Wisconsin determined which candidates will be on the ballot to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan as four states held primary elections Wednesday.

Kris Kobach wins Republican nomination for Kansas governor

6 hours ago from UPI

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach narrowly defeated Gov. Jeff Colyer to claim the state's Republican nomination for governor Tuesday.

Trump Touts Space Force While Signing $717 Billion Defense Bill

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Today (Aug. 13), President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, a $717 billion defense-authorization act that will guide military spending and focus in the year...

Trump campaign files for arbitration against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

8 hours ago from UPI

President Donald Trump's presidential campaign filed for arbitration proceedings against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday.

Austria's capital, Vienna, tops list of world's most livable cities

9 hours ago from UPI

The Austrian capital of Vienna was named the world's most livable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2018 global livability index.

Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler to return from suspension

11 hours ago from UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. will return from their team suspensions, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Transistor technology may improve speed, battery life for computers, mobile phones and other electronics

11 hours ago from Physorg

Purdue University researchers have developed transistor technology that shows potential for improving computers and mobile phones.

Former Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to visit with Cleveland Browns on Thursday

11 hours ago from UPI

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will meet with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

Tinder founders sue parent alleging cheating on stock options

12 hours ago from Physorg

Tinder founders and early employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing parent firm InterActiveCorp of cheating them out of billions of dollars by manipulating the value of stock options for the...

FDA approves first-ever RNAi therapeutic

13 hours ago from C&EN

Nod for Onpattro caps two decades of academic and industry work to translate RNA interference from idea to drug 

Ecology of investors in financial markets

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers studied the similarity of investment decisions in the financial market and how the investment strategies used by the investors influence the volatility of the markets by using an exceptionally...

Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers

14 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Collaboration powers machine learning software that performs data analytics on petabyte-sized data sets in series of successful test runs.

IAI contracted for Barak-8 missiles for Israeli corvettes

14 hours ago from UPI

Israel Aerospace Industries has received a contract to provide Barak-8 advanced missiles to Israeli Navy Sa'ar-6 corvettes.

Paul Manafort declines to testify as defense rests

14 hours ago from UPI

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort declined to testify as the defense in his bank fraud trial rested their case Tuesday.

Watch: Kangaroos hop through city in search of food

14 hours ago from UPI

A resident in the Australian capital captured video of a mob of kangaroos stampeding through the city streets in an apparent search for food.

Using Data Analytics to Target Human Smugglers

15 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Igloo was developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), and is currently in use by select units of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

Security gaps identified in Internet protocol 'IPsec'

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated that the Internet protocol 'IPsec' is vulnerable to attacks. The Internet Key Exchange protocol 'IKEv1', which is part of the protocol family, has vulnerabilities that enable potential...

'Ask a Spaceman' Series Brings Universe's Weirdest Mysteries to Facebook Watch

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The astrophysicist is in: In the new Facebook Watch series "Ask a Spaceman," pro explainer (and columnist) Paul Sutter answers your questions about the strangest corners of the universe.

Florida candidate Melissa Howard sorry for claiming college degree

15 hours ago from UPI

Florida political candidate Melissa Howard has apologized for lying about having received a college degree -- but said she won't drop out of the race.

Two 11-year-olds altered election results in hacker convention's replica of U.S. voting system

15 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The hacking demonstration came as concerns swirl about election system vulnerabilities before mid-term state and federal elections.

Shinhwa shares track list for new album 'Heart'

15 hours ago from UPI

Shinhwa's 20th anniversary album will feature six songs, including the lead track "Kiss Me Like That."

Fortune cookie leads man to $125,000 lottery jackpot

15 hours ago from UPI

A Washington state man said he followed the advice inside a fortune cookie and won a $125,000 lottery jackpot.