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Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading

36 min ago from Science Daily

'Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population.' This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics,...

Atlanta Hawks Twitter account gets feisty with fans about trade rumors

1 hour ago from UPI

Alex ButlerFeb. 22 (UPI) -- As Thursday's NBA trade deadline gets closer, fans are getting giddy about who will join their favorite franchise.

Federal Reserve voted for rate hike eyeing possible U.S. inflation surge

1 hour ago from UPI

Doug G. WareFeb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. central bank on Wednesday cited improving economic signals as a reason for the decision this month to raise key interest rates by...

Washngton Wizards bolster bench scoring, acquire Bojan Bogdanovic from Nets

3 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Washington Wizards bolstered their bench on Wednesday by acquiring forward Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets in a four-player deal.

Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef

4 hours ago from CBC: Health

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.

Irish politician wants to call in army to combat 'aggressive' rhododendrons

5 hours ago from UPI

Daniel UriaFeb. 22 (UPI) -- An Irish politician asked parliament to enlist the army's help in battling the spread of an "aggressive" variety of plant.

Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

5 hours ago from Science Blog

The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical...

Japanese app helps workers find open toilets -- and employers track bathroom time

5 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperFeb. 22 (UPI) -- A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls -- and to tell employers if they take...

Hidden no more: First-ever global view of transshipment in commercial fishing industry

6 hours ago from Science Daily

A new report released today presents the first global map of transshipment, a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the seafood market. Also associated with drug...

Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

6 hours ago from C&EN

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive

Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticates keel for USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.

7 hours ago from UPI

Ryan MaassFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries marked a production milestone for the developing USS Frank E. Petersen during a keel authentication ceremony.

Facebook Messenger adds bot for foreign money transfers

7 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The social network's messaging app is the latest to offer currency exchanges and payments using a bot

Dakota pipeline protesters torch tents before deadline to leave

7 hours ago from UPI

Allen ConeFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Dakota Access pipeline protesters set fire to their tents and teepees before the imposed deadline to leave the site.

Venezuelan vice president slams drug sanctions in full-page NYT ad

7 hours ago from UPI

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Venezuela's vice president released an open letter in which he proclaimed his innocence over drug trafficking accusations raised by the United States.

Turkey finalizing S-400 missile deal with Russia

7 hours ago from UPI

Ryan MaassFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Defense leaders in Turkey are finalizing an agreement with the Kremlin to procure Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.

Milrem displays THeMIS modular unmanned ground vehicle

7 hours ago from UPI

Richard TomkinsFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Estonian defense company Milrem plans to market its THeMIS modular unmanned ground vehicle in the Middle East and North Africa.

Brutally Murdered Pictish Man's Face Gets Digitally Recreated

8 hours ago from Live Science

The face of a 1,400-year-old murder victim is seeing the light of day, now that scientists have digitally reconstructed his features.

South Korea presidential candidate calls for 'WikiLeaks' operation

8 hours ago from UPI

Elizabeth ShimFeb. 22 (UPI) -- A South Korean presidential candidate known for his left-leaning populist views is proposing a government-run operation similar to WikiLeaks.

Charles Woodburn to take over as BAE Systems CEO

8 hours ago from UPI

Ryan MaassFeb. 22 (UPI) -- BAE Systems chief operating officer Charles Woodburn will assume the role as CEO of the company when Ian King steps down from the position in...

Cultivating Cool-for-Cash-Crop

8 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Canola and camelina are cool-season crops that produce oilseeds. Soon they may find a home in California fields as a rotational crop with smart water use and high demand.

Gwen Stefani says Blake Shelton is the 'most incredible guy'

9 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani couldn't help but gush about Blake Shelton while discussing "The Voice" Season 12.

No spoilers! Most people don't want to know their future

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if they think those events could make them...

Activists hang "Welcome Refugees" sign on Statue of Liberty

10 hours ago from UPI

Ed AdamczykFeb. 22 (UPI) -- A sign reading "Refugees Welcome," placed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty by an activist group, was quickly removed by National Park Service...

Study Finds Consumers Willing to Pay More for "All-Natural" Labeled Foods

10 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that expectations of product quality, nutritional content and the amount of money consumers were willing to pay increased when consumers...

Re-thinking Canada's Food Guide 'a tall order', but P.E.I. dietitians have suggestions

10 hours ago from CBC: Health

It's time for improvements to Canada's Food Guide, and P.E.I. registered dietitiana say that should include a tech-savvy upgrade.

Hybrid plant breeding: Secrets behind haploid inducers, a powerful tool in maize breeding

10 hours ago from Science Daily

A common strategy to create high-yielding plants is hybrid breeding. However, getting the inbred lines in the first place can be a hassle. In maize, the use of so-called 'haploid...

Science Exchange Makes Notable Addition to Its Marketplace: Drug Development Services from Apollo Laboratories

11 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

/PRNewswire/ -- Science Exchange and Apollo Laboratories are excited to announce that drug development services from Apollo Laboratories will now be available from the Science Exchange marketplace. As a result,...

Why British universities are unlikely to accept invitation to set up campuses in France

12 hours ago from News @ Nature

Paris consortium hopes to lure UK institutions with promise of access to European research funds after Brexit.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21519