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North Bay Area passenger rail is back, BIG time – 2

1 hour ago from Science Blog

The wait has been long but a wait well worth it. The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District, or SMART for short, has announced that beginning on Aug. 25, 2017 SMART...

Injured Bobcat Back Home in the Wild After Treatment at Cornel

2 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

In April, a bobcat was hit by a car in Lansing, N.Y. and received treatment at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center to repair a severe front leg fracture...

Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. This insight from the formerly secret industry documents,...

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

3 hours ago from Physorg

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote...

Mylan finalizes $465M settlement over EpiPen billing lawsuit

3 hours ago from UPI

Mylan, makers of the anti-allergy injector EpiPen, finalized a $465 million settlement with the federal government over allegations it over-billed Medicaid.

Computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software

4 hours ago from Physorg

Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses...

Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration

4 hours ago from UPI

The reinstatement of suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon is not on the immediate agenda of Roger Goodell, the commissioner announced Thursday.

Boston Red Sox: Photographer hit in groin on ceremonial first pitch

4 hours ago from UPI

Photographer Tony Capobianco managed to get a great photo recently at a Boston Red Sox game, despite taking a baseball to the groin.

Lithuanian man brought to US to face $100 million fraud case

4 hours ago from Physorg

A Lithuanian man has been extradited to the United States to face charges that he duped Google and Facebook into sending him over $100 million.

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

5 hours ago from UPI

Arrogate's bid in the Pacific Classic is the feature attraction of a racing weekend that stretches from France through upstate New York, to the California seaside and to Ordos in...

How digital devices are slowing kids' development

5 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Those born between 1995 and 2012 are the first generation to spend their entire childhoods with smartphones and social media

Captain America, Iron Man face off in 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' game trailer

6 hours ago from UPI

Heroes from Marvel and video game company Capcom join forces in the latest trailer for upcoming fighting game crossover, "Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite."

Downtown Boston rail link could be built more cheaply, study says

6 hours ago from Harvard Science

The price tag for constructing a long-discussed north-south rail link between Boston’s North and South stations is now estimated at $4 billion to $6 billion, much less than prior estimates. That’s according to...

At least 1 dead after van hits Barcelona crowd; terrorism suspected

6 hours ago from UPI

Police said a van that struck and killed at least one person and injured about 30 others in Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist district was an act of terror.

Lucky deer saved by driver's quick reflexes

6 hours ago from UPI

A lucky deer narrowly evaded deer-saster when a driver managed to slam on the brakes in time to allow the animal to pass by mere inches.

Cleveland Browns, Canton put in bid for NFL draft

6 hours ago from UPI

The Cleveland Browns have partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to submit a bid to host the NFL draft in either 2019...

Minneasota Twins recall Aaron Slegers to pitch nightcap vs. Cleveland Indians

6 hours ago from UPI

The Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Aaron Slegers from Triple-A Rochester to start the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the visiting Cleveland Indians.

Sigourney Weaver threatens Marvel heroes in final 'Defenders' trailer

7 hours ago from UPI

Sigourney Weaver confronts Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the final trailer for Netflix's Marvel team-up series, "The Defenders."

Ray of hope for more abundant wheat crops

7 hours ago from Physorg

Crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food, according to new research by Lancaster University.

Katy Perry's Witness tour delayed, opening acts include Carly Rae Jepsen

7 hours ago from UPI

Katy Perry has pushed back the start of her upcoming Witness tour by over a week due to "unexpected production delays."

Swiss supermarket introduces mealworm 'Insect Burgers'

8 hours ago from UPI

A Swiss supermarket chain announced it will soon start selling an unusual beef substitute -- burger patties made from mealworms.

Apple CEO pens letter disagreeing with Trump, vows $2M in donations

8 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Tim Cook wrote that he disagreed with Trump's Charlottesville remarks, promises $2 million in donations to civil rights group

Thousands hope to adopt St. Louis Cardinals 'Rally Cat'

9 hours ago from UPI

Thousands of people and organizations have put in bids to adopt the so-called "Rally Cat" that ran onto the field of a St. Louis Cardinals game.

Phoenix mayor asks Trump to cancel rally next week

9 hours ago from UPI

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has publicly asked President Donald Trump to postpone a campaign-style rally scheduled for Tuesday.

Man falls from 17-story crane at LA port after police chase

9 hours ago from UPI

L.A. police said Thursday a fleeing fugitive fell from a crane and died after stealing a car, leading them on a high-speed chase and starting a long standoff.

Breastfeeding as a working mom: It's as hard as you think

10 hours ago from LA Times - Health

I had no idea how difficult it would be to breastfeed my newborn son. As a first-time mom, nursing was so hard I started taking notes on my iPhone for...

ECS OpenCon 2017 Explores Ideas for Next Generation Research

10 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

ECS OpenCon will be the Society's first, large community event to discuss the future of how research is designed, shared, vetted, and disseminated, with the ultimate goal of making scientific...

Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service

10 hours ago from Physorg

Turner Sports is the latest TV company to announce a sports streaming service as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences.