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Nevada's Democratic presidential caucus voting begins Saturday

1 week ago from UPI

Dozens of sites opened for early voting in the Nevada Democratic Party's presidential caucuses Saturday, the first time the state has offered early caucusing.

Researchers devise approach to reduce biases in computer vision data sets

1 week ago from Science Daily

Addressing problems of bias in artificial intelligence, computer scientists have developed methods to obtain fairer data sets containing images of people. The researchers propose improvements to ImageNet, a database of...

In photos: Highlights from the 62nd running of the Daytona 500

1 week ago from UPI

The Daytona 500 in Florida caps several days of racing and racing activities from February 13-16, 2020.

Google honors Susan B. Anthony's 200th birthday with new Doodle

1 week ago from UPI

Google honored the 200th birthday of suffragist Susan B. Anthony with a new Doodle on Saturday.

Mike Pompeo pledges $1B to European energy initiative

1 week ago from UPI

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday pledged $1 billion in U.S. support to help Europe avoid reliance on Russia for energy needs.

EU research head optimistic on post-Brexit future

The future scientific relationship is the European Research Council's biggest challenge, new head says.

Disney's new 'Rise of the Resistance' ride puts you in an epic 'Star Wars' battle

1 week ago from Space.com

Have you ever wanted to join the Resistance and fight alongside Poe and Finn to free the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the First Order?

Athletics' Tony Kemp on taking part in Astros' sign-stealing system: 'I said no'

1 week ago from UPI

Former Houston Astros utility player Tony Kemp, who was called up by the organization in September 2017, said he declined to take part in the club's illegal sign-stealing scheme.

Manchester City receives two-year UEFA competition ban over FFP violations

1 week ago from UPI

Manchester City was banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons and fined about $33 million for breaching financial fair play rules.

U.S. Pfc. Walter Lewark dies of non-combat-related incident in Djibouti

1 week ago from UPI

A U.S. Army service member died this week in a non-combat-related incident in Djibouti, the Department of Defense announced Friday.

New technologies, strategies expanding search for extraterrestrial life

1 week ago from Physorg

Emerging technologies and new strategies are opening a revitalized era in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). New discovery capabilities, along with the rapidly-expanding number of known planets orbiting stars...

Business leaders see U.S. unprepared for economic downturn

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Those feeling bullish about the U.S. economy have lots to justify their optimism. The stock market and job creation are high, and unemployment and interest rates are low. The nation has logged...

Oshkosh Defense nabs $407.3M to procure JLTVs for Army

1 week ago from UPI

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $407.3 million contract modification to procure joint light tactical vehicles for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Google Doodle celebrates Valentine's Day 2020 with super-adorable aliens

1 week ago from Space.com

It's Valentine's Day and the folks at Google are celebrating with a tale of love across the universe between two adorable aliens.

WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs

1 week ago from Science Daily

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting from shock waves than their World War...

Use of ketamine among partygoers could be underreported

1 week ago from UPI

Ketamine use among electronic dance music partygoers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study finds.

Pearl Harbor prepares for shipyard upgrade under Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program

1 week ago from UPI

The Navy's assistant secretary for research, development & acquisition visited Pearl Harbor this week to see sites that will be affected by the Navy's $21 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.

Woman accused of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago gets 6 months in jail

1 week ago from UPI

A Palm Beach County, Fla., judge on Friday sentenced a Chinese national to six months in jail for resisting arrest after she was accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's...

Despite overcrowding issues, many beds at Montreal's university superhospitals are empty

1 week ago from CBC: Health

In the midst of an ongoing overcrowding crisis in Montreal's emergency rooms, the city's two university superhospitals still aren't making all their beds available. The hospitals say it's a funding issue,...

Maryland man collects second big jackpot from same lottery game

1 week ago from UPI

A Maryland man won a $22,517 jackpot from his favorite lottery game less than four years after he scored a $48,000 prize from the same game.

WWI-era Army helmets as good for shock wave protection as modern versions

1 week ago from UPI

A French army helmet used in World War I was as valuable in protecting from shock waves as modern counterparts, a Duke University study revealed on Friday.

Trans-Eurasian crop exchange began 3,000 years earlier than thought

1 week ago from UPI

Agricultural crops were traded between European and Asian populations 3,000 years earlier than believed, a scientific study published this week indicates.

Look: British police chase down large pig running in the road

1 week ago from UPI

Police in Britain said officers responding to a report of a loose animal ended up chasing down a large pig running along a busy road.

Justice Dept. drops investigation of former FBI deputy Andrew McCabe

1 week ago from UPI

The Justice Department has dropped its investigation into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over accusations he leaked information to news media, his attorneys said Friday.

What is the best way to encourage innovation? Competitive pay may be the answer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Economists and business leaders agree that innovation is a major force behind economic growth, but many disagree on what is the best way to encourage workers to produce the 'think-outside-of-the-box'...

Court upholds injunction against HHS' Medicaid work requirement

1 week ago from UPI

A U.S. appeals court on Friday sided with a lower court ruling that blocked a Trump administration work requirement for Medicaid recipients to receive benefits, calling the government's mandate "arbitrary."

AI can predict which criminals may break laws again better than humans

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Computer algorithms can outperform people at predicting which criminals will get arrested again, a new study finds. Risk-assessment algorithms that forecast future crimes often help judges and parole boards decide who stays behind...

Underestimated chemical diversity

1 week ago from Physorg

The last time a list was compiled of all the chemicals available on the market and in circulation worldwide, it ran to 100,000 entries. Drawn up shortly after the turn...