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Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards sea

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only meters from the water's edge.


Magnitude-5.1 quake hits 40 miles from Batangas, Philippines: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Philippines on Sunday, about 40 miles west-southwest of Batangas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Trilobites: The Swiss Consider the Lobster. It Feels Pain, They Decide.

The Swiss government has banned tossing lobsters and other crustaceans into boiling water. But what’s the science behind that decision?

Mars (Planet)

Trilobites: If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

College students at Villanova University found that hops, leafy greens, carrots and scallions all could grow in an approximation of Martian dirt.

The latest storm will cover the Midwest in ice and snow

The storm system that brought much-needed rain but deadly mudflows to southern California has swept through the Southern Plains and is now making a significant impact with rain, sleet and snow in the East.


Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

As the cold spell that froze much of the United States thaws, don’t count on it to limit the populations of pests that you don’t like.


BRIEF-Air Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses From Winter Storm Eleanor/Burglind Will Be Between EUR 1.1 Bln And EUR 1.6 Bln



Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

North American Free Trade Agreement

Op-Ed Contributor: A Perfect Storm Is Coming to Mexico

After decades of good fortune in dealing with the United States, Mexico is now threatened by several dark clouds.


Port Hedland may clear ships as storm builds off Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Vessels may be cleared from Australia's Port Hedland, the world's biggest iron ore export terminal, as early as Thursday as a safety precaution because of a tropical storm, port manager Pilbara Ports Authority said on Wednesday.


John Lithgow, on Barnstorming His Way to Broadway

For nine years, this actor has taken his one-man show on the road like a “time-warp vaudevillian.” What did he learn along the way?


Greek Communist anti-austerity protesters storm labor ministry

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek demonstrators stormed the country's labor ministry and confronted its chief on Tuesday in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international creditors in exchange for bailout funds.


BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​



Trilobites: The Invisible Underwater Messaging System in Blue Crab Urine

Scientists identified the chemical signal in urine produced by blue crabs that warns mud crabs that they could be on the menu.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.


Trilobites: This Worm Evolved Self-Fertilization and Lost a Quarter of Its DNA

When a worm’s hermaphroditic females developed the ability to reproduce on their own, they may have shed a lot of genes related to male reproduction.

Ice storm on the way for parts of US

More than 20 million Midwesterners are under a winter weather advisory through Monday morning, while parts of wildfire-ravaged California will see the mixed blessing of heavy rain this week.


Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence

BARCELONA (Reuters) - More than 300 people stormed the heavily fortified border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave Melilla in what authorities on Sunday called a mass "violent crossing".


Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - After hours of being trapped in heavy snow and freezing conditions, the last of travelers stranded overnight in their vehicles on a motorway near Spain’s capital Madrid were rescued on Sunday afternoon, emergency services said.

Heroic tales of bravery from the winter storm

Ryan Saba and Ray Armstead went out into the winter storm to grab a bite to eat.

Airlines and Airplanes

J.F.K. Airport Plagued by Delays After Winter Storm

A backlog of flights has resulted in multiple delays, and frustrated passengers are taking to social media to complain.


Trilobites: A Mummified Child’s Remains Show Signs of a Modern Scourge

For decades, scientists thought the toddler died nearly 500 years ago from smallpox. New research shows it carried hepatitis B.


Toronto seeks shelters for homeless as temperature plunges

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The city of Toronto on Friday scrambled to find emergency shelter space for the homeless as temperatures plunged to record lows, while tens of thousands of people remained in the dark in Eastern Canada because of extreme weather.


Dangerous Cold Is Next Threat for Storm-Battered East Coast

The winter storm that barreled from Florida to Maine and cloaked the East Coast in snow has moved on, but frigid air — and plenty of icy, then slushy, messes — will linger for days.

The supermoon caused the perfect celestial storm

Call it the perfect storm.


New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.


Storm causes power outages, canceled flights, in Canada's Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - More than 80,000 customers were hit by power outages in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday evening, leaving parts of the city of Halifax in the dark, as eastern Canada was battered by a massive storm arriving from the United States.


Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the New Year's rally for the stock market.


Storm pummels New Zealand's North Island, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A huge storm battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and forcing evacuations in low-lying areas.


American Airlines says storm prompts 1,300 flight cancellations

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said Thursday it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,300 U.S. flights due to a massive winter storm.


Fierce storm snarls travel, knocks out power in U.S. Northeast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.


Storm cancels flights, causes power outages in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (Reuters) - Dozens of flights were canceled and thousands of people were left without power in Eastern Canada on Thursday as the region felt the early impact of a massive storm arriving from the United States.


BRIEF-Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets For 2018


Europe battered by its own deadly storm

Three people have died and tens of thousands have been left without power as Storm Eleanor sweeps across western Europe.


New York City's JFK Airport temporarily closed due to snowstorm: FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday due to heavy snow, ice and harsh winds in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Snow and Snowstorms

Schools Closed, Roads Clogged, Trains Delayed: Snowstorm Lashes New York City

With whipping winds and gusts of snow, the first major snowstorm of the season hit New York City on Thursday.


Powerful snowstorm hits eastern U.S., snarling travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - High winds and heavy snow barreled into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads before plummeting temperatures turn snow into treacherous ice.


BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health



BRIEF-Revance Provides Update On Anticipated Clinical Milestones And Financial Outlook For 2018


New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Latest on the Snowstorm

Thursday: What you need to know about today’s storm and how it may affect your commute.

Europe Edition: Storm Eleanor, Iran, Stephen Bannon: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Storm cuts power to thousands of homes in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 26 were injured across France on Wednesday in a storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes, local authorities said.


Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

Biologists are unlocking how three neighboring birds became distinct species, with a golden-crowned hybrid emerging from two species with different head colorings.


Storm Eleanor Batters Europe

Carrying winds of 100 miles per hour, the storm brought hail and heavy rain, flooded streets and uprooted trees.


Gusts derail Swiss train, storms hit Dutch air traffic, skier killed in France

ZURICH, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Gusting winds blew a train off its tracks, injuring eight people, as winter storm Burglind battered Switzerland on Wednesday, bringing trees down on power lines cutting electricity to thousands of homes.


Storms slam U.S. Southeast as bitter cold drags on

(Reuters) - Winter storms swept up the U.S Southeast toward New England on Wednesday as snow, freezing rain and strong winds added to record-shattering cold that had much of the eastern United States in its grip.


Storm cuts power to 225,000 households in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 15 were injured across northern and eastern France on Wednesday in a storm that has cut power to some 225,000 households, local authorities said.


Hurricane-Battered South Braces for Winter Storm and Bitter Cold

The storm is expected to affect most of the East Coast and bring freezing rain and maybe snow to states as far south as Florida.


Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

GALWAY (Reuters) - Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

Winter storm warnings issued in Florida

Hard freeze warnings remain in effect for much of the country with winter storm warnings ranging from Boston to Florida.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Peru Bus Plunges Off ‘Devil’s Curve,’ Killing at Least 48

The bus was carrying 57 passengers to Lima, the capital, when it was hit by a truck and tumbled down a slope to a rocky beach, the police said.


Storm disrupts traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A storm disrupted air traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, with many flights canceled or delayed.


Storm cuts power to 200,000 households in northern France

PARIS (Reuters) - A new winter storm has cut power to 200,000 households in northern France and is set to move to other regions throughout the day, electricity grid company Enedis said on Wednesday.

Monster storm expected to hit the East Coast

Freezing rain, sleet and snow will fall along the Southeast on Wednesday -- and lead the way for a brutal winter storm that is expected to strengthen rapidly as it moves toward the Northeast.


Eastern U.S. braces for winter storm as bitter cold remains

(Reuters) - A major winter storm will start hitting the U.S Southeast up through New England on Wednesday with freezing rain, snow and strong winds, adding to record-shattering cold that is keeping its grip on much of the eastern United States.


Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.


Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.


Emerging markets sailed through storms in 2017. What next?

LONDON (Reuters) - After a year of double-digit returns, one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another's crises.


Storm cuts power to 65,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 65,000 households in western France and is moving south, power grid company Enedis said on Monday.


Storm cuts power to 40,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 40,000 households in the Brittany region of western France, power grid company Enedis said in a statement on Monday.


Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation.


BRIEF-Sirona Biochem Announces SGLT2 IND Submission Milestone

* SIRONA BIOCHEM ANNOUNCES SGLT2 IND SUBMISSION MILESTONE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


New York to cross milestone in decades-long drop in murders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is on track to record fewer than 300 murders in 2017, a sharp drop from the previous year and a fresh milestone in a decades-long decline that began in the early 1990s, when the annual death toll in the city exceeded 2,000 people.


BRIEF-Duke Energy Florida Seeks Storm Cost Recovery For Hurricane Irma



Trilobites: In Winter, You Might Wish You Had This Rodent Superpower

Scientists discovered a quirk in the proteins of some squirrels and hamsters that helps them behave a bit like a coldblooded animal.

Teigen sends tweetstorm as 8-hour flight U-turns to LAX

Chrissy Teigen and other Tokyo-bound passengers ended up right where they started after eight hours of flying: Los Angeles.

Snow and Snowstorms

Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

Residents of Erie, Pa., have had to abandon their cars in the middle of the road after getting stuck. The snow, which shattered several records, is still coming down.


EMERGING MARKETS-Argentina stocks hit new record high but peso plunges

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Argentine shares hit a new record high after its Congress approved key business-friendly legislation, but the peso plummeted to an all-time low due to seasonal demand for U.S. dollars. Lawmakers last week approved a reform of the country's pension system despite days of demonstrations by the bill's opponents, while the legislature's lower house approved a plan for cutting corporate income and employer social security taxes. The m

Iconic WH tree to be cut down

The south facade of the White House will undergo a dramatic change this week: the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that has been in place since the 1800s, is scheduled to be cut down and removed.


Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.


Bus Plunges Into River in India, Killing Dozens

At least 33 people died when a bus careened off a bridge in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.

Iconic spacewalking astronaut dies at 80

Former astronaut Bruce McCandless II, famously captured in a 1984 photo documenting the first untethered flight in space, NASA said. He was 80.

Iconic London Zoo catches fire

An aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing after a blaze broke out Saturday morning at ZSL London Zoo, forcing its closure, the zoo said.


Tropical Storm in Philippines Kills Scores and Leaves Dozens Missing

The storm named Tembin unleashed landslides and mudslides in remote communities while also causing rivers to overflow. The death toll stood at least 80.

Storm kills dozens in the Philippines

Tropical Storm Tembin hit the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday, killing at least 39 people, authorities said.


Nearly 90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.


Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.

Bitcoin (Currency)

Bitcoin Plunges More Than 25 Percent in 24 Hours

The steep fall, mirrored by drops in ethereum and Bitcoin cash, comes after weeks of frenzied activity on digital currency exchanges.


Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged below $13,000 on Friday after losing around a third of its value in just five days, with the digital currency on track for its worst week since 2013 after a blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 on Sunday.


UPDATE 2-Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

* Bitcoin moves known to be big and volatile (Adds quotes, details, updates prices)

Bitcoin plunges. Is the rally over?

Space and Astronomy

Trilobites: Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.


Acacia to sell Burkina Faso asset for $45 mln to Canada's Sandstorm Gold

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Acacia Mining Plc said on Tuesday it would sell its 2 percent royalty over the Houndé Mine in Burkina Faso for $45 million to Sandstorm Gold Ltd.


BRIEF-Sandstorm Gold Acquires 2% Nsr Royalty On Endeavour's Houndé Gold Mine



Buffett's latest milestone: Berkshire stock hits $300,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's stock price touched $300,000 for the first time on Monday, reflecting investors' confidence in Warren Buffett's conglomerate despite four straight quarters of lower operating profit.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kills 30, and Over 80,000 Flee to Shelters in Philippines

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak unleashed floods and landslides, and stranded thousands of holiday travelers.


Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province: local officials

MANILA (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.

Federal Taxes (US)

Months After Storm, Puerto Rico Stares Down Another Blow: The Tax Bill

An intellectual property tax in the Republican bill is raising fears that it will further damage the island’s struggling economy.


Alpine skiing: Svindal storms to another downhill win

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal stormed to his second World Cup downhill win of the season after destroying the field at Val Gardena on Saturday.


Tropical storm Kai-tak floods central Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Moderate to heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in central Philippines as tropical storm Kai-tak made landfall on Saturday afternoon, and may hit more areas while moving westward, the weather bureau said on Saturday.

Christmas Trees

1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer.


Trilobites: An Ancient Step Toward Modern Birds

Anchiornis was a feathered dinosaur, about the size of a pigeon and incapable of flight. Its wings say a lot about how birds came to be.

Space and Astronomy

Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.

Jupiter (Planet)

Trilobites: The Great Red Spot Descends Deep Into Jupiter

The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.


Perfect storm of overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The freighter El Faro sank in 2015, killing all 33 people aboard, after an overconfident captain let the ship steam into a hurricane, while poor training and equipment also factored into the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades, a federal safety board said on Tuesday.


Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form

A retired engineer’s accident while making a coffee drink spurred fluid dynamics researchers to study how espresso and milk arrange themselves in a glass.

Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates Twitter milestone

When Lin-Manuel Miranda hit two million Twitter followers on Monday, he decided to celebrate in a very "Hamilton" way.


Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur blood.


El Faro captain ignored storm reports before tragedy: U.S. authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The freighter El Faro sank in 2015, killing all 33 people aboard in the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades, after the captain ignored reports the ship was heading directly into a strengthening hurricane, a U.S. safety board concluded on Tuesday.

Mars (Planet)

Trilobites: New Pacific Island Could Resemble Ancient Martian Volcanoes

An explosive volcanic eruption in 2014 resulted in a new addition to the Tonga Islands. Its shifting landscape could help scientists studying Mars.


Seahawks Jefferson attempts to storm stands in row with fans

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson attempted to jump into the stands during a confrontation with fans in Jacksonville near the end of his team's 30-24 defeat to the Jaguars on Sunday.

Airlines and Airplanes

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Trilobites: Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs

There are no audio tracks with these looping images, but some people really do “hear” them, neuroscientists say.

He isn't campaigning for Moore in Alabama but is having a rally in Pensacola, 25 miles from the border

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama -- but he's holding a campaign-style rally just 25 miles from the state line ahead of Tuesday's special election.


Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter storm travels towards the northeast, threatening more cancellations and delays.


Trilobites: Actually, You Do Want to Know How This Sausage Gets Made

Starter bacteria used in salami made by industrial manufacturers is safer, but results in less flavorful dried sausage than the artisanal process.

Dolphins and Porpoises

Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Scientists leveraged machine learning techniques to sift through recordings of dolphin clicks, which could help with monitoring the health of the sea mammals.

Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours


Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers

Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.


Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.


Trilobites: What Happens When You Microwave a Boiled Egg

Tasked with determining whether an exploding egg could damage a man’s hearing, acoustics experts learned more about the temperatures inside a microwaved yolk.

Melania Trump and Karen Pence to visit Texas storm victims

On Wednesday morning, first lady Melania Trump will make a return visit to Texas, accompanied by second lady Karen Pence, according to the White House.


Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?


Trilobites: Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.


Trilobites: To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

Known as Christmas tree worms, these sea creatures’ bright fir-like cones can be spotted while diving around reefs in tropical waters.


BRIEF-Xencor Receives Milestone Payment From Amgen



UPDATE 4-Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

* Shares fall 23 pct; down about 50 pct since in April (Adds Breakingviews link)

Immigration and Emigration

Trilobites: How Dwarf Mongooses Respond to New Immigrants

Dwarf mongoose groups take a few months before they put full confidence in the sentinel calls of new arrivals.


Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Shares in Dialog Semiconductor dropped as much as 23 percent on Monday after the company acknowledged for the first time that top customer Apple could develop its own battery-saving chips used in iPhones.


UPDATE 3-Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

* Shares fall 23 pct; down about 50 pct since in April (Adds further share price decline; analyst comments)

Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Neo-Nazi site founder : 'Troll storm' is protected speech

The founder of a popular neo-Nazi website says a "troll storm" he encouraged against a Jewish woman in Montana should be considered protected speech and a lawsuit against him should be dismissed.


Zunic storms clear despite late lapse at Australian PGA

(Reuters) - Jordan Zunic fired 11 birdies in 16 holes on his way to matching the course record with an eight-under 64 before a late lapse left him three shots clear after the third round of the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday.


After drought, monster storm threatens Australia's wheat crop

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavy rains in eastern Australia forecast to intensify over the weekend are threatening to wipe out or damage up to 4 million tonnes of wheat due to be harvested shortly, forecasters said on Friday.


Trilobites: Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China

The discovery of more than 200 of the eggs laid by the flying reptiles that lived during the dinosaur era could contribute to understanding of their early lives.

Turtles and Tortoises

Trilobites: How a Giant Tortoise Gets Off Its Back

The shells of tumble-prone saddlebacks on the Galápagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to a new study.

Dow Jones Stock Average

Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.


Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas.


Migration to UK plunges in year after Brexit, driven by EU citizens

LONDON (Reuters) - Net migration to Britain fell sharply by 106,000 to 230,000 people in the 12 months to June, with more than three-quarters of the drop due to EU citizens, official data showed on Thursday.


Trilobites: Shy Elk and Bold Birds Become Partners in the Wilderness

Magpies will eat ticks that drain the blood from elks, but a scientist found it takes the right mix of elk-magpie personality for the relationship to work.


Trilobites: Storm Waves With the Power to Heave Massive Boulders Over Cliffs

Instead of tsunamis, scientists think that massive stones sitting on cliffs above the western Irish coast were probably moved there by storm surges.


Trilobites: Tracking the Elusive Whale Shark

A new study includes data and photos identifying the big sea creatures — especially the young — and where they like to hang out.


UPDATE 1-Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.


Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.


Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.

Great Salt Lake (Utah)

Trilobites: Seeking the Source of the Vanishing Great Salt Lake

Human consumption — not seasonal fluctuations or climate change — is primarily to blame for the Great Salt Lake’s desiccation, according to a recent analysis.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Added to the Storm’s Toll, Guilt and Heartache for Puerto Ricans Who Fled

After Hurricane Maria, the reasons for leaving Puerto Rico were obvious. Still, an exodus has stirred guilt, resentment and fear it could slow the recovery.


Trilobites: Cities That Never Sleep Are Shaped by Sunrise and Sunset

A study using cellphone call records of more than a million people found that city dwellers continue to be affected by Earth’s natural light-dark cycle.

Black Friday shoppers storm stores

The holiday shopping season officially begins as the doors open on Black Friday, early in some cases. Andrew Spencer reports.

Water Pollution

Miles From Flint, Residents Turn Off Taps in New Water Crisis

Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.


HK tycoon pledges $128 million to charity as index passes milestone

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The billionaire chairman of Hong Kong developer Henderson Land said he will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to charity after the city's benchmark index surpassed the...

Immigration and Emigration

Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Refugee Camp in Effort to End Stalemate

The authorities on Manus Island confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities.

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Trilobites: ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs

An analysis of 3D photomosaics of reefs in the Pacific Ocean could help scientists better understand the health of coral around the world.

Whales and Whaling

Trilobites: Even Whales Have to Exfoliate

In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals

Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.


Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends

The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.


Trilobites: The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake

For most insects, water is a death trap. These alkali flies cover themselves with a bubble of air to dip into a salty lake.


Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.


Stormy weather complicates search for missing Argentine submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated the search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic, as authorities worked to verify that recent satellite calls, which raised hopes of finding the 44 crew members alive, came from the vessel.


Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

Flowers and Plants

Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.


Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.


Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come to an end.


BRIEF-Ionis eligible to get nearly $800 mln in milestones from deal with Janssen

* Ionis Pharmaceuticals licenses second orally delivered antisense drug to Janssen

Monkeys and Apes

Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know

Experiments show that the animals change their communications depending on how much their audience knows.


BRIEF-Milestone Scientific reports Q3 loss per share $0.04

* Milestone Scientific reports ten-fold increase in domestic dental sales for the third quarter of 2017


BRIEF-Storm Resources reports qtrly shr $0.01

* Storm Resources Ltd. ("Storm" or the "company") is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017


Greece declares island in state of emergency after storm hits

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece declared a state of emergency on the island of Symi on Tuesday after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea, damaged homes and cut off electricity and water supplies.

GE getting rid of its most iconic product

Hudner, Thomas J Jr

Thomas Hudner, War Hero in a Civil Rights Milestone, Dies at 93

Lieutenant Hudner defied expectations when he tried to rescue the Navy’s first black aviator during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Space and Astronomy

Trilobites: Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Glide Test

Built by Sierra Nevada Corporation, the space plane that brings to mind NASA’s retired shuttles completed a successful test flight and landing on Saturday.


Holocaust victim's family brought together by pendant found beneath death camp floorboards

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dozens of relatives from three continents lay a brass plaque in the pavement in Frankfurt on Monday, in memory of a Jewish schoolgirl who perished in the Holocaust and whose...


Indonesian forces prepare to storm Papua villages held by rebels

JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.

Bridges and Tunnels

Trilobites: The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts.

Mathematicians found that bridges wobble suddenly when a critical crowd threshold is exceeded, and developed a model to predict it in future bridges.


$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

'Grey's Anatomy' milestone could be show's last

"Grey's Anatomy" just hit a milestone, but its creator said she can't promise many more.


Trilobites: The Circadian Clock in Your Nose

Adolescents’ sense of smell worked best during evening hours, a pattern that may be rooted in human evolution.


Reform and royal rivalry: milestones in Saudi crown prince's ascent

Nov 8 (Reuters) - A crackdown on corruption ordered by Saudi Arabia's crown prince caps a frenetic 2-1/2 years in which he has tried to remodel a conservative kingdom ruled by cautious elderly men into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.


'Storm in a tea cup' - Catalonia is no repeat of euro crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - Even though Catalonia's bid for independence may be Spain's worst political crisis in decades, it has been no Grexit, Brexit or even Frexit for foreign investors.


BRIEF-Royal Caribbean Cruises says virtually all bookings in Caribbean are back to pre-storm levels

* We will return to St Maarten in a few weeks - CEO on conf call‍​

Attackers storm TV station in Kabul

Gunmen stormed a television station in Kabul Tuesday, opening fire on workers and engaging in a firefight with security forces.


Tropical Storm Rina forms east of Bermuda

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rina formed about 890 miles (1,430 km) east of Bermuda but is not expected to pose any danger to the U.S. mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.


Trilobites: The Cool Beginnings of a Volcano’s Supereruption

The eruption that caused California’s Long Valley Caldera to form likely started with magma that was chilled to a solid.


Death toll from Vietnam storm tops 60 and dams near bursting

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - The death toll from a typhoon and ensuing floods in Vietnam reached 61 on Monday and the government said some reservoirs were dangerously near capacity after persistent rain.


Gunman storms small-town Texas church, killing at least 26

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman with an assault rifle stormed a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 worshippers and wounding 20 others in a rampage to be notched into a litany of mass shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years.


Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday.


Trilobites: The Humongous Fungus and the Genes That Made It That Way

A new genetic analysis reveals the tactics that helped fungi in the Armillaria genus get so good at expanding and killing host plants.

Labor and Jobs

Jobs Report: Anticipating a Recovery After Storms

The latest figures on hiring and employment come out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Economists are expecting to see hiring recovered last month after a hurricane-driven slowdown in September.

Genetics and Heredity

Trilobites: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds

Most preserved fossils of the beasts are male, scientists found, which offers insights into mammoth behavior.


U.S. job growth seen surging after storm-related disruptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely rebounded sharply in October after hurricane-related disruptions depressed employment in September, in a move that could seal the case for an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve in December even as wage growth probably slowed.

'SWAT' storms back on CBS in so-so revival

Let's face it, nobody remembers much about "S.W.A.T." -- the ABC cop show that premiered in 1975 -- except for the title and that chart-topping theme, providing ample latitude to reinvent it. CBS has done largely that in a show that at times awkwardly seeks to contemporize and contextualize the material while still offering basic thrills of the busting-down-doors variety.


Barty, Sevastova storm into Zhuhai semis

(Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty and Anastasija Sevastova booked their semi-final spots without dropping a set in the round-robin phase of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Thursday.


Trump tax drive nears major milestone as U.S. House readies bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax system will reach a major milestone on Wednesday, when Republicans in the House of Representatives unveil their long-awaited initial bill.


BRIEF-RSA says Storm Ophelia exposure less than 5 mln euros

* Chief executive stephen hester says ~insurance exposure to storm ophelia in ireland likely less than 5 million euros ($5.82 million)


Trilobites: Ancient Fossil Offers a New European Ancestor to Giraffes

Found near Madrid, the fossil provides evidence that members of the giraffe family roamed Europe much earlier.

Fish and Other Marine Life

Trilobites: When This Sea Slug Eats, It Prefers the Turducken of the Sea

A species of nudibranch was found to engage in what researchers call kleptopredation — “steal your meal and eat you, too.”


U.S. companies add most workers in 7 months as storm effect fades: ADP

(Reuters) - U.S. companies added the most workers in seven months in October as hiring rebounded from an 11-month low set in September stemming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.


U.S. private job growth hits 7-month high as storm effect fades: ADP

(Reuters) - U.S. companies added the most workers in seven months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September stemming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.


Trilobites: Corals May Have a Taste for Dangerous Plastic

In lab experiments, the organisms that make up reefs were observed nibbling on a confetti of broken down plastic fragments, and they seemed to be choosy.


Trilobites: Teaching Bats to Say ‘Move Out of My Way’ in Many Dialects

A study of fruit bats suggests that pups learn the ‘dialects’ of the bats that surround them, even if they differ from their mothers.

Flooded river crushes home beneath bridge

A flooded river swept away a house in Warren, New Hampshire, after the area was pounded with severe weather over the weekend.


Hundreds of thousands in U.S. Northeast without power after storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rainstorm across the U.S. Northeast unleashed fierce winds that downed trees, knocked out power and halted commuter trains on Monday, five years after the deadly Superstorm Sandy struck the same region.

Power Failures and Blackouts

1 Million Lose Power After Fierce Storm Hits Northeast

More than a million homes and businesses lost power on Sunday and Monday from New Jersey to Maine after a storm brought high winds and heavy rain.

Women spend 5 months at sea after storms damage boat

Two women, who claim to have been lost at sea for five months, say they were hunted by tiger sharks and their boat was close to sinking before they were rescued by the US Navy. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.


U.S. Northeast rocked by powerful storm on Sandy anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and torrential rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast on the 5th anniversary of deadly Superstorm Sandy, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and darkening neighborhoods from Boston to Washington.


Windy rainstorm whips U.S. Northeast, cutting power, trains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and heavy rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and leaving neighborhoods from Boston to Washington in the dark.


German officials work to dislodge freighter grounded by storm

BERLIN (Reuters) - Shallow waters near a North Sea island were complicating efforts to dislodge a big freighter that ran aground on Sunday, German officials said on Monday, as the country began cleaning up after a storm that killed at least six people in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.


Windy rainstorm blasts U.S. Northeast, toppling trees, halting trains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and heavy rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and leaving neighborhoods from Boston to Washington in the dark.

Children and Childhood

The Checkup: Managing the Storm of a Toddler’s Tantrum

Responding to a child’s anger with adult anger makes things worse, and misses the question of what is going on with the child.