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Thousands of British students skip school to protest climate change

2 days ago from UPI

Tens of thousands of British youngsters skipped school Friday to demand government action to stop climate change.

Amber Alert mobile system working despite glitches, but could be tweaked, experts say

Thursday night's Amber Alert sent out to locate a missing 11-year-old Brampton, Ont. girl shows that despite glitches, the mobile system seems to be doing what it was intended to...

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.

Atlanta Falcons to let CB Brian Poole enter free agency

2 days ago from UPI

The Atlanta Falcons will not tender cornerback Brian Poole as a restricted free agent, meaning the nickel corner will enter free agency.

Call to ban killer robots in wars

Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

The prospects of American strawberries

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable...

The prospects of american strawberries

2 days ago from Physorg

A comprehensive review led by Jayesh Samtani of Virginia Tech and Curt Rom of the University of Arkansas encapsulates an understanding of the challenges, needs, and opportunities of strawberry growers...

Amazon threatens Philadelphia over plan to ban cashless stores

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Bill that would require businesses in the city to accept accept cash could derail Amazon Go expansion

Philadelphia City Council votes to ban cashless stores, businesses

3 days ago from UPI

Philadelphia's City Council passed a bill to require businesses accept cash, a pushback against stores and restaurants requiring use of credit or debit cards.

Scholars: Trump's emergency border order on shaky constitutional grounds

3 days ago from UPI

Constitutional scholars say President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a border wall stands on shaky legal authority -- but he might win in court.

GM now in the electric bike business

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Detroit automaker initially plans to launch two-wheeled vehicles in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands

Honda Ridgelines recalled due to fire danger from car wash soap

3 days ago from UPI

More than 107,000 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks are being recalled due to a flaw that can spark fire after exposure to corrosive soap found in car washes.

2020 race for president: Who's running so far

3 days ago from UPI

Some 2020 presidential campaigns are off and running, with a diverse slate of Democrats -- and one Republican -- vying to challenge President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court will hear arguments over citizenship question on 2020 census

3 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to hear a case that will determine whether a question about citizenship will be on the 2020 Census.

Watch: House crushed by huge tree in California

3 days ago from UPI

A California couple said they are finding the humor in the situation after their house was crushed by an enormous fallen tree.

Electric truck maker Rivian gets $700M investment, led by Amazon

3 days ago from UPI

Startup company Rivian, whose electric trucks debuted three months ago, said on Friday it raised $700 million in an investment round, led by Amazon.

FCC: Nearly half of phone calls you get in 2019 will be 'robocalls'

3 days ago from UPI

Robocalls will account for half of all phone calls Americans get this year, federal regulators said while promising to crack down on the annoying practice.

Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

3 days ago from Physorg

Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying...

US Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions: reports

3 days ago from Physorg

A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday.

Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry

3 days ago from Physorg

French wine makers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming departure from the European Union promises...

Why American voters were primed for a president who talks like Trump

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

When in the grips of oratorical passion, President Obama liked to paraphrase the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about the “long arc of history” bending toward justice. But when it...

in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever

3 days ago from NY Times Health

The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that.

Primo Foods cooks up 2,091 breakfast sandwiches

3 days ago from UPI

An Australian food company used a solar rooftop to cook up bacon and eggs to break the Guinness World Record for largest serving of breakfast rolls.

PAE awarded $27.6M contract for Afghanistan defense, security support

3 days ago from UPI

PAE Government Systems Inc. was awarded a $27.6 million contract for contractor logistic support efforts for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Free access to research will help save horses and ponies

3 days ago from Physorg

Laminitis—a complex, common and often devastating disease—is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled and shared online for equine...

Winx and Beauty Generation, two of the world's top-rated horses, in weekend action

3 days ago from UPI

Winx seeks her 30th straight win, Beauty Generation returns in Hong Kong, contenders for World Cup night in Dubai prove their worth, a Japanese prep for the Kentucky Derby and...

Crude oil prices trade higher on supply disruptions

3 days ago from UPI

Crude oil traded higher Friday morning in what looked like a potential fourth consecutive winning session fueled by reports of supply disruptions.

For scientists, the ripple effects of the government shutdown are still spreading

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

Matt Helgeson knew it was time to pull the plug. For weeks, the UC Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering had held out hope that politicians in Washington would find...