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NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis, the senior director of industry research at Autodesk, first approached JPL about the collaboration, NASA wasn't too interested.


Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies

Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf relocated this fall from mainland Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park has died of unknown causes, officials said Tuesday, a minor setback in a multiyear plan to rebuild the predator species on the Lake Superior archipelago.


Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 44 dead

Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 44 dead Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfires in the history of the US state. Most of the fatalities have been reported from the town of Paradise, population 26,000, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Sacramento. Paradise, which is home to many retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving "Camp Fire" blaze.


State says permit for refinery near national park justified

State says permit for refinery near national park justified BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.


CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks.


Spain wants to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Spain wants to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 Spain said Tuesday it wants to outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040, the latest European country to target polluting vehicles to try to cut emissions. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's government included the proposal in a draft document for an energy transition law which also calls for Spain to completely decarbonise its economy by 2050. The announcement comes a year after Britain and France both pledged to ban new diesel and petrol cars by 2040, while Norway is aiming to end the use of all cars running on fossil fuels by 2025.


Irish Authorities Are Investigating UFOs Reported By 3 Commercial Pilots on a Single Night

Irish Authorities Are Investigating UFOs Reported By 3 Commercial Pilots on a Single Night Irish authorities are investigating potential UFO sightings by multiple commercial airline pilots.


Greece unearths remnants of ancient city of Tenea

Greece unearths remnants of ancient city of Tenea Greek archaeologists have discovered jewelry, dozens of coins and remnants of a housing settlement affirming the location of an ancient city thought to have been founded by survivors of the Trojan War in the 12th or 13th century BCE. Excavations close to the village of Chiliomodi in Greece's southern Peloponnese region indicated the presence of the wealthy ancient city of Tenea, the Culture Ministry said in a statement. "It is significant that the remnants of the city, the paved roads, the architectural structure, came to light," Eleni Korka, who is in charge of the dig, told Reuters.


Senate Candidate's Unbothered Dog Is the True Star of This Concession Video

Senate Candidate's Unbothered Dog Is the True Star of This Concession Video He's a very good dog, no matter his politics


No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they're in.


IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup TOKYO (AP) — Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound.


Germany hopes to kickstart EU battery-making in 2019

Germany hopes to kickstart EU battery-making in 2019 German economy minister Peter Altmaier said Tuesday Berlin would provide one billion euros ($1.3 billion) of funding for electric car battery production by 2021, as talks with companies reach an advanced stage. "In the coming months we want to create the conditions for batteries to be produced on a mass scale in Europe," Altmaier said after meeting European Union energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic in Berlin. The close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel added that "several consortiums are in the process of forming" with talks involving firms from France, Poland, the Netherlands and Austria.


Why the U.S. and Britain Went Back to War Just a Few Decades After the Revolution

Why the U.S. and Britain Went Back to War Just a Few Decades After the Revolution Read an excerpt from 'Heirs of the Founders' by H.W. Brands


Here's What Smoke From the Deadly California Wildfires Looks Like From Space

Here's What Smoke From the Deadly California Wildfires Looks Like From Space Images show thick plumes of wildfire smoke rising above California


An Investor's Guide to Space

An Investor's Guide to Space America is falling behind on space technology, and the industry is poised for growth as the Department of Defense works to change that.


Police Have Arrested the Ross From Friends Lookalike After Much Hilarity

Police Have Arrested the Ross From Friends Lookalike After Much Hilarity British police searching for a man bearing a striking resemblance to Ross Geller from Friends say they have made an arrest.


Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly Crash

Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly Crash It may have contributed to a disaster that killed 189 people


This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won't suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo. But the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about ...


North America's Oldest Mummy Sheds Light on Ancient Migrations

North America's Oldest Mummy Sheds Light on Ancient Migrations Now, his mummy is helping scientists fill in the fuzzy picture of how humans first migrated into the Americas. Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Spirit Cave Mummy — the oldest human mummy found in North America — along with 14 other ancient individuals from the Americas. The genome revealed the mummy's Native American ancestry, which has allowed his living descendants to properly bury him.


Ancient Monkey Transformed into a 'Sloth' When It Arrived in Jamaica

Ancient Monkey Transformed into a 'Sloth' When It Arrived in Jamaica About 10 million years ago, a family of monkeys left the South American mainland on a cruise to Jamaica and, as is still the case for so many tourists today, swiftly fell for the lazy pace of island life. Over many generations, the primates' legs evolved for slow climbs up tropical trees, their mouths grew a few giant molars at the expense of other, tinier teeth and — apparently unburdened by natural predators — the chilled-out tree dwellers spent their days living more like sloths than monkeys. Now, a new study published Nov. 12 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers the first major evidence that the ancestors of Jamaica's X. mcgregori monkeys may have been accidental colonists from South America.


Shrinking Sea of Galilee has some hoping for a miracle

Shrinking Sea of Galilee has some hoping for a miracle It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee. "Every time we come we feel an ache in our hearts," said Yael Lichi, 47, who has been visiting the famous lake with her family for 15 years. "The lake is a symbol in Israel.


This Membrane Can Reduce the Stink of Poop and Heal Wounds

This Membrane Can Reduce the Stink of Poop and Heal Wounds A revolutionary new filter works in reverse of how we think they work, letting the small stuff in to keep the big stuff out.


Amnesty Rescinds Aung San Suu Kyi's Award Over Her 'Shameful Betrayal'

Amnesty Rescinds Aung San Suu Kyi's Award Over Her 'Shameful Betrayal' The rights group said Myanmar's leader has failed to speak out about atrocities against the Rohingya


Canada Is in Talks With Pakistan to Grant Asylum to Christian Woman Asia Bibi

Canada Is in Talks With Pakistan to Grant Asylum to Christian Woman Asia Bibi The overturning of Bibi's blasphemy conviction sparked widespread unrest which has prevented her from leaving the country


Has a Piece of the World's Oldest Computer Been Found?

Has a Piece of the World's Oldest Computer Been Found? A lost piece of the world’s oldest analog computer (the Antikythera mechanism an ancient Greek device designed to calculate astronomical position) may have been discovered.


President Trump Attacked Mail-In Ballots in Florida. Here Are the Facts

President Trump Attacked Mail-In Ballots in Florida. Here Are the Facts Advocates for overseas voters harshly criticized President Donald Trump for arguing that some mail-in ballots shouldn't be counted.


Camp Fire is deadliest in California history, and numbers may grow

Camp Fire is deadliest in California history, and numbers may grow After transforming the once tranquil town of Paradise, California into charred automobiles and tales of horror, the Camp Fire takes its infamous spot as the deadliest wildfire in California history.  At a multi-agency press conference Monday night, the Butte Country Sheriff's Office announced that 42 have been confirmed dead. This grim statistic surpasses the 29 Los Angelenos killed by the Griffith Park Fire in 1933. While it's unclear just how many individuals are still missing, officials said they've located 231 previously missing persons, who are now safe, and have received 1514 requests to check on or locate people. But, that large number may include multiple requests for the same person. After sparking on November 8, the newly-born blaze raced with rapid, potentially unprecedented speed toward the forested community of 26,000. In just 24 hours, the Camp Fire burned 70,000 acres of exceptionally dried-out vegetation.  "That blows your mind," Brenda Belongie, lead meteorologist of the U.S. Forest Service's Predictive Services in Northern California, said on Friday. These abandoned and burned out cars shows you what a panic it must have been for residents trying to escape the Camp Fire. Unreal scenes in Paradise, CA, this morning. #CampFire pic.twitter.com/AhBuWzS0Tx — Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) November 9, 2018 The wildfire isn't just the deadliest blaze in California history. It's also the most destructive. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire, reports that 6,453 single residences have been destroyed, while 260 commercial structures went down in flames.  This toppled the previous record for destructiveness, set just last year by the Tubbs Fire, which also took 22 lives.  SEE ALSO: The EPA completely axed its climate change websites. But why are NASA's still live? Now, seven of the top 10 most destructive wildfires in state history have occurred since the year 2000, and nine of the top 10 largest in recorded state history have occurred over the same period.  The reality that the Golden State's fires are burning more land, destroying more homes, and inevitably killing Californians is consistent with a region that's growing hotter, and dryer.  Larger wildfires — though also strongly influenced by weather and human manipulation of the land — are a well-understood consequence of climate change.  This is particularly the case in California, which has experienced larger, more destructive wildfires in the last two decades as the region becomes both hotter and drier. In particular, conditions over large swaths of the state, notably forested Northern California, are seeing seasonal records or near-records for dryness.    This year, like 2017, California has had an unusually hot & dry fire season. Most of the largest and most destructive wildfires in CA history have happened under such conditions. Climate change is making this situation worse.#CaliforniaFires #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/88bYtrigIL — Robert Rohde (@RARohde) November 12, 2018 Now enter the Camp Fire.  Like many climate change implications, scientists aren't arguing that climate change itself causes wildfires, hurricanes, or drought. These events happen regardless.  But climate change often makes these events more extreme.  And in the case of the Camp Fire, the inferno capitalized upon land that wasn't just dried out and then whipped over the forest by seasonal winds: California has had little-to-no rain this autumn, and experienced record heat this summer.  The land is tinder, waiting to burn.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?


President Trump Blasts Saudi Arabia Over Oil Production as Relations Strain

President Trump Blasts Saudi Arabia Over Oil Production as Relations Strain Trump is eager to tamp down threats to the economy


House Republicans Are Facing a Brain Drain of Legislative Leaders

House Republicans Are Facing a Brain Drain of Legislative Leaders Through retirements or losses, at least 39 current GOP chairs of committees or subcommittees won’t be in Congress next year.


A Paradise Resident on Her Narrow Escape From California's Deadly Camp Fire – and Why Many Waited Too Long to Leave

A Paradise Resident on Her Narrow Escape From California's Deadly Camp Fire – and Why Many Waited Too Long to Leave Lisa Vasquez, a lifelong Paradise, Calif. resident, describes her harrowing escape from the Camp Fire that killed 29 of her neighbors.


Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows 

Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows  If you often sit on a train pondering how the rail networks are coordinated then you are more likely to be male, new research suggests. Likewise if friends often come to you with their problems, then chances are you’re a woman. In the biggest ever study examining differences between the sexes, scientists have concluded that women really are more empathetic while men are more analytical and logical. Researchers at the University of Cambridge tested more than 680,000 people and found that on average women have a greater ability to recognise what another person is thinking intuitively and respond appropriately. On the other hand men have a stronger drive to view the world through ‘rule-based systems’, striving to learn how things work through their underlying parts. The study found that the traits can even predict which professions people choose, with those working in science, technology engineering and mathematics (Stem) scoring more highly in ‘systemizing’ or masculine traits, while those in non-stem jobs more likely to have ‘empathetic’ or feminine traits. Dr Varun Warrier, from the Cambridge team, said: “These sex differences in the typical population are very clear. “We confirmed that typical females on average are more empathic, typical males on average are more systems-oriented. “We know from related studies that individual differences in empathy and systemizing are partly genetic, partly influenced by our prenatal hormonal exposure, and partly due to environmental experience. “We need to investigate the extent to which these observed sex differences are due to each of these factors, and how these interact.” How systems-focused are you? For the study, men and women were asked to respond to 20 statements measuring their level of empathy and systems-oriented thinking. Sentences included “I am interested in knowing the path a river takes from its source to the sea” and “I can easily work out what another person might want to talk about.” On average men scored 9.87 out of 20 for empathy while women scored 10.79. Likewise for systems based thinking men scored 6.73 while women scored 5.45. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), also showed that people with autism are far more likely to display ‘masculinized’ traits and less likely to score highly for empathy, a phenomenon dubbed ‘the Extreme Male Brain Theory.’ ‘Extreme Male Brain Theory’ and theory of sex differentiation were first proposed by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge, nearly two decades ago but in the past is has been branded as ‘neurosexism’ by critics. The researchers said the huge study backed his claim that there really are fundamental differences between the minds of men and women at population level, although individuals can still be ‘atypical’ for their sex. “This research provides strong support for both theories,” said Prof Baron-Cohen. “This study also pinpoints some of the qualities autistic people bring to neurodiversity. “They are, on average, strong systemizers, meaning they have excellent pattern-recognition skills, excellent attention to detail, and an aptitude in understanding how things work. “We must support their talents so they achieve their potential – and society benefits too.” If you'd like to complete these measures and participate in studies at the Autism Research Centre please register here: http://www. cambridgepsychology.com


The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border Is Not a New Idea

The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border Is Not a New Idea The drug war has been the catalyst for this effort longer than the immigration issue has


Space photos show smoke smothering a burning California

Space photos show smoke smothering a burning California Fires at opposite ends of California have smothered the Golden State in smoke.  Fall may be here, but rapidly-moving flames are still torching the exceptionally dry land, killing dozens of people in the state.  Photos captured by NASA satellites gazing down at the Earth from space show smoke blanketing hundreds of miles of the state on Friday, when northeast winds blew smoke from the deadly Camp Fire across the California.  The fire, which has burned 113,000 acres since November 8, has become the most destructive fire in state history.     Smoke-blanketed California on Nov 9., 2018.Image: NASA earthdataDown in Southern California, the Woolsey and Hill Fires have also contributed considerable amounts of smoke.  The Woolsey Fire, which has forced tens of thousands to evacuate from entire communities in Malibu, Thousand Oaks, and Calabasas, has burned over 91,000 acres.  The Camp Fire burning on Nov. 9, 2018.Image: DigitalglobeHere, winds pushed thick clouds of smoke off the coast, over the Pacific Ocean.  California's modern wildfire woes have been stoked by the well-understood and intertwined culprits of dry, powerful seasonal winds, climate change, and mismanaged forests.  However, climate change has almost certainly played an outsized role in these recent fires, as well as California's terrible 2018 fire season.  NASA's Terra satellite captures the Woolsey (bottom) and Camp Fire on November 9, 2018.Image: nasa Earth Observatory Warming climes dry out the land — and the state has experienced some of its hottest summer months in recorded history.  Combined with sustained dry winds and little-to-no autumn rain, the vegetation and forests across much of the state are at record or near-record seasonal lows for dryness.  Pick your timescale. 1-week, 3-week, 6-week, 3-month EDDI all at record levels. Unprecedented dryness from heat, winds, low humidity & lack of precipitation. #CAwx #CampFire @hydromet_man pic.twitter.com/CB6u6VwPmf — Rob Elvington (@RobElvington) November 10, 2018 The Camp Fire, which has burned down nearly 6,500 structures while taking the lives of at least 29 people — tying the record for the most deadly fire in state history — is 25 percent contained. The Woolsey Fire is 20 percent contained, and fire-promoting winds are expected to keep blowing through Monday. WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?


Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people. Researchers have dug up several mummified cats alongside about 100 wooden cat statues in a tomb complex near a pyramid built for the pharaoh Userkaf, who reigned from 2291 B.C. to 2289 B.C., the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Nov. 10. The burials are located near the site of Saqqara in Egypt.


Modest warming risks 'irreversible' ice sheet loss, study warns

Modest warming risks 'irreversible' ice sheet loss, study warns Even modest temperature rises agreed under an international plan to limit climate disaster could see the ice caps melt enough this century for their loss to be "irreversible", experts warned Monday. Scientists have known for decades that the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are shrinking, but it had been assumed that they would survive a 1.5-2C temperature rise relatively intact. "We say that 1.5-2C is close to the limit for which more dramatic effects may be expected from the ice sheets," Frank Pattyn, head of the department of geosciences, Free University of Brussels and lead study author, told AFP.


Here's Why Tide Detergent Is Going to Come in a Shoe Box

Here's Why Tide Detergent Is Going to Come in a Shoe Box Forget about Tide Pods


Michelle Obama Explains What She Was Thinking at Trump's Inauguration

Michelle Obama Explains What She Was Thinking at Trump's Inauguration “I stopped even trying to smile.”


Did the French Army Troll President Trump for Missing a WWI Ceremony Because of Rain?

Did the French Army Troll President Trump for Missing a WWI Ceremony Because of Rain? 'There's rain, but it's not serious. We're staying motivated'


African-American Veterans Hoped Their Service in World War I Would Secure Their Rights at Home. It Didn't

African-American Veterans Hoped Their Service in World War I Would Secure Their Rights at Home. It Didn't Black people emerged from the war bloodied and scarred. Nevertheless, the war marked a turning point in their struggles for freedom


Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city's grand plan won't save it

Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city's grand plan won't save it Venice is set to be regularly 70% underwater and proposed tidal floodgates won't deal with the fundamental problems.


China postpones lifting rhino, tiger parts ban

China postpones lifting rhino, tiger parts ban China appeared to backtrack on a controversial decision to lift a ban on trading tiger bones and rhinoceros horns, saying it has been postponed, state media reported Monday. The State Council, China's cabinet, unexpectedly announced last month that it would allow the sale of rhino and tiger products under "special circumstances", a move conservationists likened to signing a death warrant for the endangered species. Permitted uses included scientific research, sales of cultural relics, and "medical research or in healing".


Here's How to Help the Victims As Wildfires Rage Across California

Here's How to Help the Victims As Wildfires Rage Across California Charities are helping the hundreds of thousands of displaced Californians


Algorithm that identifies the footprint of the palm of the hand is developed

Algorithm that identifies the footprint of the palm of the hand is developed Mexico, Nov. 12 (Notimex).- Mexican scientists developed an algorithm that identifies the palmar footprint, and patented this innovation in Spain with the collaboration of the University of Canarias. The project is the result of the doctoral thesis of Miguel Ángel Medina Pérez, from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE, for its acronym in Spanish), and had the academic support of Leopoldo Altamirano Robles, general director of this institute, reported the National Science Council and Technology (Concyt, for its acronym in Spanish), through its information agency. "Normally one identifies himself with fingerprints, but even when they have a high percentage of confidence, there is always a range of uncertainty," Altamirano Robles explained in an interview. The palm of the hand is one more of these data used by governments, banks, companies and organizations around the world to recognize people, according to the specialist. Algorithms exist for the identification of the palmar fingerprint, but in this new scientific work "we wanted to enter into that dynamic and develop a new one that recognizes the footprint of the palm of the hand". The researcher in Computational Sciences added that in this area it is not enough to create a new algorithm, but to be among the first ten worldwide "to be worth and be taken into account." He considered that in the field of biometrics, there are elements that can contribute to the recognition of people. "You can use the way they walk or their faces. It is almost resolved that you show your photo and identify yourself. The problem now is that a system recognizes you, for example, when you walk in a hallway without seeing the camera and without controlled lighting; there is the problem," he explained. The specialists reported that they work in a system that in addition to identifying the face of a person, can determine their activity, a system that can differentiate if someone is greeting someone else, or is at risk. "This has security applications, we are working in that direction," he explained. NTX/MSG/JCG


A Major Beer Battle Is Brewing and it Could Mean the End of PBR

A Major Beer Battle Is Brewing and it Could Mean the End of PBR Pabst is going to court to preserve a longstanding agreement with MillerCoors


Journalists Rally Behind Veteran Philippine Journalist Facing Fresh Legal Threats

Journalists Rally Behind Veteran Philippine Journalist Facing Fresh Legal Threats The looming threat of tax evasion charges against prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has prompted an outpouring of support


Edited Transcript of MBLX earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-18 9:30pm GMT

Edited Transcript of MBLX earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-18 9:30pm GMT Q3 2018 Yield10 Bioscience Inc Earnings Call


How to drive a robot on Mars

How to drive a robot on Mars Around 9:30 Mars time, a message arrives from California, where it was sent 15 minutes earlier. The Curiosity rover executes the commands, moving slowly to its designated position, at a maximum speed of 35 to 110 meters (yards) per hour. Around 5 pm Martian time, it will wait for one of NASA's three satellites orbiting the planet to pass overhead.


An Australian Woman Was Charged With Hiding Sewing Needles in Strawberries

An Australian Woman Was Charged With Hiding Sewing Needles in Strawberries She is a former employee of one of the brands affected by the contamination


Sri Lanka's President Says He Dissolved Parliament to Avert Violence

Sri Lanka's President Says He Dissolved Parliament to Avert Violence Sri Lanka’s president said he dissolved Parliament and called elections to avoid possible violence inside Parliament and around the country.


President Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers in World War I Commemoration Speech

President Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers in World War I Commemoration Speech President Donald Trump spoke at a military cemetery near Paris, a day after drawing sharp criticism for canceling a trip to a separate cemetery during centenary commemorations of the end of World War I.