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  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    SPAIN BACKS NEW TAX ON INTERNET GIANTS IN BUDGET PLAN

    Spain's socialist government approved Friday a new tax on big internet companies as part of its 2019 budget, hoping to raise up to...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    12-POUND LUNAR METEORITE SELLS FOR MORE THAN $600,000

    A 12-pound chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    PREPARING FUTURE EXPLORERS FOR A RETURN TO THE MOON

    To train future explorers to support NASA's mission to return to the Moon's surface, scientists use similar environments found on the...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    US EXISTING HOME SALES DROP IN SEPTEMBER AS MORTGAGE RATES RISE

    With mortgage rates on the rise, sales of US existing homes dropped sharply last month to the lowest rate in three years, the National...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    DAIMLER CUTS 2018 PROFIT FORECAST ON DIESEL WOES

    German luxury automaker Daimler on Friday again cut its profit outlook for 2018, warning that costs related to polluting diesel engines...

    Automotive
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    KHASHOGGI CRISIS SHINES LIGHT ON SAUDI TIES TO SILICON VALLEY

    The crisis surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and concerns that he may have been killed in the Saudi consulate...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    DISCOVERING A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN ROLE FOR A SOURCE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS

    Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched...

    Plasma Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    RESEARCHERS SUGGEST NEW MODEL FOR MEASURING GROWTH IN STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY IN MOOCS

    Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and KU Leuven have developed a method of measuring growth in students' proficiency...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    INVASIVE FORAGE GRASS LEADS TO GRASSLAND BIRD DECLINE

    The prairies of North America once covered vast stretches of land, with towering grasses creating ideal nesting and forage habitat...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    US AIR POLLUTION DEATHS NEARLY HALVED BETWEEN 1990 AND 2010

    Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    A CALL TO ADD A WELL-BEING INDEX TO NATIONAL ECONOMIC MEASURES

    A trio of economists is suggesting that it is time to add a well-being index to national economic measures. Carol Graham with the Brookings...

    Science, Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    SRC REGULATES MTOR, A MAJOR PLAYER IN CANCER GROWTH

    A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src,...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    FACEBOOK HIRES BRITISH EX-DEPUTY PM AS GLOBAL AFFAIRS HEAD

    British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook,...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    SHARK WASHES UP DEAD ON FLORIDA SHORE WITH OLD HAT WRAPPED AROUND HEAD

    The body of a shark was found washed ashore in Florida with the remains of an old hat wrapped around its body.

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    WATER WOES AS DROUGHT LEAVES GERMANY'S RHINE SHALLOW

    Months of drought have left water levels on Germany's Rhine river at a record low, exposing a World War II bomb and forcing ship operators...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    TAXES AND CAPS ON CARBON WORK DIFFERENTLY BUT CALIBRATING THEM POSES THE SAME CHALLENGE

    Virtually everything most people on earth do these days involves, either directly or indirectly, the combustion of oil, gas and coal....

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    FACEBOOK DOES, INDEED, WANT TO TRACK YOUR CALLS ON DEVICE

    Facebook wants to you to spend $199 to $349 to install its version of a connected, talking video speaker-such as Amazon's Echo-into...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE AWARDS SCIENTISTS $22 MILLION AND STAR STATUS

    Lights. Camera. Science.

    Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    MONKEYS DO NOT START TO RESEMBLE THEIR PARENTS BEFORE PUBERTY

    Most of us would acknowledge that family members often resemble one another, particularly in the face. Indeed, humans are good at picking...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 19, 2018

    ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FILE SUIT TO BLOCK WAIVERS FOR TEXAS BORDER WALL

    A coalition of environmental groups has sued to stop the Trump administration from speeding construction of the first phase of southern...

    Ecology