Science

Canada’s hope to get climate change into NAFTA could prove difficult

OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change may end up being the biggest stumbling block in NAFTA talks when it comes to the environment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated Friday during a tour of eastern Ontario that he wants climate change, reducing emissions and moving to a low-carbon economy to be written …

Transgender day camp among first to include 4 year olds

EL CERRITO, Calif. — In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also extraordinarily unique, from the moment campers arrive each morning. At check-in each day, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. …

Study links gut viruses to deadly complication of bone marrow transplant

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 — An international team of researchers have found that a virus hiding in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients who receive bone marrow transplants. GvHD affects up to 60 percent of patients who undergo bone marrow stem-cell transplants, and kills …

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise in science—the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days and were never intended to be implanted into a …

Moon’s interior may contain water: US researchers

NEW YORK, July 26— There may be substantial amounts of trapped water in the interior of the moon, Brown University researchers have said. By analyzing satellite data, researchers at Brown University in the United States discovered rich amounts of indigenous water within the volcanic deposits, or within layers of rocks spread across the lunar surface …

California knocks Trump as it extends climate change effort

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump’s failure to see climate change as a deadly threat. Schwarzenegger, a Republican, joined Brown, a …

New research identifies source of cell change in Alzheimer’s disease

LOS ANGELES — Researchers have identified that the expression change of a gene in specific cells in the human brain, called Microglia, may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published this week in the science journal PLoS ONE. The expression of the gene, called ANK1 (ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein), was determined in …

Astronomers discover one of brightest galaxies known

LOS ANGELES — Thanks to an amplified image produced by a gravitational lens and the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS, a team of scientists have discovered one of the brightest galaxies known from the epoch when the universe had 20 percent of its present age. The discovery, recently published in an article in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, …

Move over, cockroaches! Scientists identify final survivor of Earth apocalypse

MOSCOW — Scientists have identified the hardiest animal, which is able to survive any astrophysical catastrophe and will outlive humans by billions of years, until the end of the Earth. Scientists have identified the creature that will survive on Earth the longest. It’s able to withstand all the astrophysical catastrophes that would wipe out humans …

Trudeau unveils Canada’s newest astronauts: Jen Sidey and Josh Kutryk

OTTAWA—Two Albertans were named Canada’s newest astronauts Saturday as the country marked its 150th birthday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the platform of waterlogged Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa to name Jennifer Sidey of Calgary and Joshua Kutryk of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. Sidey is a lecturer with the University of Cambridge who has worked as …

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