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Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

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Sweden already schooling future Winter Olympians

OSTERSUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Next month's Winter Olympics is the immediate focus for Sweden but the country is already training its next generation of winter sports athletes in special high school programs that combine sports and education for ambitious teenagers.

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Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.

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Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to the Ocean’s Floor When They Die

Some squid sink to the ocean floor when they die, researchers found, and they may take a lot of carbon down there with them.

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South Korea says North Korea suggested talks to send performance group to winter olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance 'art' group to the winter olympics held in the South.

Lobsters nytimes.com

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?

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

In an off-season of few signings, teams leery of overpaying seem content to wait for prices to drop in the spring.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

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.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

(Reuters) - A list of the mascots for the Winter Olympics from 1968-2018:

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South Korea proposes talks on North Korea's participation in winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has proposed holding working-level talks with North Korea on the latter's participation in the winter Olympics set for next month, the south's unification ministry said on Friday.

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South Korea eyes combined women's ice hockey team with North for winter Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to form a united women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South, a senior Seoul official told Yonhap news agency on Friday.

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China's capital issues first major smog alert of winter

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing issued its first major smog alert of the winter for the capital, triggering stringent measures to curb output of heavy industry as plunging temperatures spurred heating demand.

Insects nytimes.com

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.

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Newly discovered dinosaur was the size of a turkey -- and Australian

Scientists have discovered a species of dinosaur that roamed between Australia and Antarctica 113 million years ago.

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

* AIR WORLDWIDE ESTIMATES INSURED LOSSES FROM WINTER STORM ELEANOR/BURGLIND WILL BE BETWEEN EUR 1.1 BILLION AND EUR 1.6 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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.

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Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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Winter Olympics medal predictions

Look away now Russia.

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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, Macron, H&M: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

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South Korea says will consider temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea to facilitate Winter Olympics participation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it will consider a temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea if it is necessary to facilitate the visit of North Koreans to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.

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North Korea to send athletes to Winter Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, the first notable breakthrough to come out of a face-to-face meeting Tuesday between North and South Korean officials.

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North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, according to a senior South Korean official.

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North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics helps break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

Crabs nytimes.com

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.

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

Worms nytimes.com

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.

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Scientists explore surprising alternative to light bulbs

The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific interest. Recent studies have found positive effects.

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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.

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

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.

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Lillehammer legacy looms large in Norwegian winter sports

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A golden generation of Norwegian athletes born in the wake of the hugely successful Lillehammer Games in 1994 head to Pyeongchang hoping to maintain their position as the most successful nation in Winter Olympic history.

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North Korea official says likely to participate in Winter Olympics: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Saturday.

Smallpox nytimes.com

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.

Winter (Season) nytimes.com

How to Win at Winter When You Hate Winter

If you loathe winter, you’re not alone. But there are ways to get through.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Winter ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Snarls Air Traffic Up and Down East Coast

Passengers voiced frustration with airlines as more than 4,000 flights were canceled. Some waited in airports, others on the beach.

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Starfish eating Australia's Great Barrier Reef alarm scientists

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia's world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Friday, prompting the government to begin culling the spiky marine animals.

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BRIEF-Google Says Its Project Zero Security Team Last Year Discovered Vulnerability Affecting Modern Microprocessors - Blog‍​

* GOOGLE SAYS LAST YEAR ITS PROJECT ZERO SECURITY TEAM DISCOVERED VULNERABILITY AFFECTING MODERN MICROPROCESSORS - BLOG‍​

Birds nytimes.com

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.

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A bomb cyclone and other cool cold-weather terms to know this winter

If you're feeling abnormally chilly lately, go ahead and blame the bomb cyclone. It's the hottest cold-weather term at the moment, probably because it combines two already alarming words.

Weather nytimes.com

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.

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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.

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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.

Fiber (Dietary) nytimes.com

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

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For Trump, a Glittering Gala Ends a Winter Vacation Rooted in Routine

On New Year’s Eve, Mar-a-Lago hosted its annual gala, an opulent but customary occasion for a president who spent his winter vacation reveling in the comforts of familiarity.

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Polish group aims for history by winter scaling of world's second highest peak

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A group of Polish mountaineers set off for northern Pakistan on Sunday to start an attempt to be the first to scale K2, the world's second highest peak, in wintertime.

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New Year's Day cold snap to hit U.S. winter wheat, rivers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A New Year's Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country's biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death. Winter Rages and the Nation Reels.

Snow blocks the doors. Cold cancels New Year’s. And relief is a ways off.

Squirrels nytimes.com

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.

Proteins nytimes.com

Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.

Olympic Games (2016) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The 2018 Winter Olympics Are Already Tainted

With the Olympic committee’s weak punishment against Russia, asterisks might apply to medals at the Games.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

9 New Fashion Brands We Discovered This Year

From maximalist pajamas to subversive Swedish men’s wear, T featured a range of emerging brands in 2017. Here, a roundup of some that still have us talking.

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Jack Frost will nip at 60 million Americans living in areas under winter weather alerts

A broad swath of the US won't have to dream of a White Christmas as winter weather bears down on much of the northwest, midwest and northeast on Sunday. They'll be seeing snow from two separate storms.

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IOC bans 11 Russian winter athletes for life for Sochi 2014 doping

ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter games.

Museums nytimes.com

Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

The Museum of the City of New York show is a history of skating and its long-lost ice palaces, where single show-offs and romantic duos once glided.

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Melbourne, Facebook, Winter Solstice: Your Thursday Briefing

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

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

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.

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Russia's Bosco wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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Russia's Bosco, official clothes supplier to International Olympic Committee, wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

By Tom Lasseter, Paritosh Bansal, Thomas Wilson, Ami Miyazaki Duff Wilson and Aditya Kalra

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Russian Paralympic Committee ban remains, final decision on Winter Games participation in January

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee but had yet to make a final decision on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

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Salt Lake City 'expects' to bid for 2030 Winter Games

(Reuters) - Salt Lake City officials expect the Utah capital to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and say it already has the infrastructure in place to host a low-cost Games, local media reported on Monday.

Dogs nytimes.com

Personal Health: How to ‘Winterize’ Your Dog

Dogs can face special hazards in the colder months, ranging from cracked paws and dry skin to electrocution or immersion in a frozen pond.

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Season's micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp.

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China unveils 2017-2021 winter clean heating plan: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday a five-year plan to convert northern Chinese cities to clean heating during the winter through 2021, state media reported, amid a deepening heating crisis.

Gifts nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gift-Giving Tips From Scientists

No matter how terrible the present, remember to wrap it nicely.

Birds nytimes.com

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.

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Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) - Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city's urban villages.

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Sea change: LNG tankers divert to China as winter gas shortage bites

* China's LNG demand soars as households switch to gas for heating

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

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) nytimes.com

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.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change

Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15.

Coffee nytimes.com

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.

Dinosaurs nytimes.com

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.

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Doping: Russia backs athletes wanting to take part in Winter Olympics

Russian athletes wanting to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday.

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Russia's Olympic Committee to support its neutral athletes at Winter Games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to support its athletes who choose to compete in next year's Winter Games in South Korea as neutrals following a ban on the Russian national team.

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Russia Olympic body to support neutral Russian athletes at Winter Games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) will support Russian athletes who choose to compete in next year's Winter Games in South Korea, ROC President Alexander Zhukov said on Tuesday.

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South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Set to host the Winter Olympics in February, South Korea conducted a series of security drills on Tuesday to prepare against terror attacks ranging from a hostage situation, a vehicle ramming a stadium and a bomb-attached to a drone.

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Russian Olympic Committee to support Winter Games athletes: draft

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) will support Russian athletes who choose to compete in next year's Winter Games in South Korea, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Russian Olympic Committee proposes backing Russian athletes to attend Winter Olympics: draft

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee proposes supporting Russian athletes to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

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.

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France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming.

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China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns - though developers say the risks are minimal.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming nytimes.com

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.

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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.

Salami nytimes.com

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 nytimes.com

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.

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U.S expects to participate in Winter Olympics - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympics Winter Games in South Korea in February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing.

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

Hummingbirds nytimes.com

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.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Do Dogs Need Winter Coats?

Thursday: How pups fare in cold weather, goings-on around town, and a day to honor pioneer pilots.

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Paleontology nytimes.com

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.

Eggs nytimes.com

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.

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China's warm start to winter heats up Chinese steel, mill profits

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A warm start to the winter has boosted steel prices and margins for mills in China, the world's top producer, as the higher temperatures have allowed projects to proceed that would normally have come to a halt.

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Russia ban adds to South Korea's Winter Olympics woes

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Winter holiday travel forecast to give U.S. airlines needed boost

(Reuters) - The holiday travel period will be busier than last year for U.S. airlines, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday, as affordable fares and an improving economy make air travel more accessible.

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Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country's athletes in recent months.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.

Skin nytimes.com

Gearing Up: 5 Easy, Breezy Skin Care Tips for Guys this Winter

Don’t let the cold weather dry out your skin. Here are a few simple ways to maintain a good complexion.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Winter Olympics, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

The country’s extensive, state-backed doping program results in penalties without precedent. The Russian Federation will not participate, though individual athletes may.

Tigers nytimes.com

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.

Coral nytimes.com

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.

cnn.com

Russia banned from Winter Olympics

"Clean" Russian athletes will be "invited" to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, though they will be required to compete under the Olympic flag.

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Scientists watch and wait as Bali's menacing volcano rumbles

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - The question Indonesian volcanologist Devy Kamil Syahbana gets most is the one he cannot answer - when, or if, rumbling Mount Agung on Bali island will blow up in a major eruption.

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

On Olympics: I.O.C.’s Dilemma: What Would the Winter Games Be Without Russia?

The novelistic saga of Russia’s systematic doping at the Olympics will reach a climax with a decision Tuesday on its participation in the 2018 Winter Games.

Insects nytimes.com

Krefeld Journal: The German Amateurs Who Discovered ‘Insect Armageddon’

Keeping meticulous records over decades, the Krefeld Entomological Society documented a 75 percent decline in bug populations that shocked the world.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

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.

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Scientists identify remains of 88 Argentine soldiers on Falklands

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Forensic scientists have identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in anonymous graves on the Falkland Islands after the country's 1982 conflict with Britain, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

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Canadian minister pushing for Calgary bid to hold Winter Games again: CBC

(Reuters) - Canada's minister of sport is pushing for Calgary to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and said the legacy from the last time the western Canadian city hosted the Games was worth it, according to a CBC report on Friday.

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The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

Eggs nytimes.com

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 nytimes.com

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.

environmentNews reuters.com

Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.

Elk nytimes.com

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.

Geology nytimes.com

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.

businessNews reuters.com

Apple to audit development processes after Mac bug discovered

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development process a day after a researcher discovered a bug in a new version of its Mac operating system that could give hackers total control of vulnerable machines.

scienceNews reuters.com

U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to audit development processes after Mac bug discovered

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development process a day after a researcher discovered a bug in a new version of its Mac operating system that could give hackers total control of vulnerable machines.

Sharks nytimes.com

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.

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Scientists perform DNA tests on 'Yeti' samples

Scientists have tied DNA samples from "Yetis" to Asian bears in the Himalayan region.

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Winter weather could stress power grids in several European countries

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sustained cold spells and low generation availability could cause problems for electricity networks in several European countries this winter although most are well prepared, a power network lobby said on Wednesday.

Birds nytimes.com

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) nytimes.com

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.

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Scarlet fever is on the rise and scientists don't know why

The age-old killer scarlet fever is on the rise in England and East Asia, according to research published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, and investigators don't know why.

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10 irresistible winter beach hotels

Moody skies, chilly sea spray and windswept coastal walks possess a certain blustery charm, especially when they're followed by a soothing hot toddy.

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Migrating birds winter in Israel as climate change makes desert too dangerous

AGAMON HULA, Israel (Reuters) - Climate change is turning Israel into a permanent wintering ground for some of the 500 million migrating birds that used to stop over briefly before flying on to the warm plains of Africa, Israeli experts say.

Sunlight nytimes.com

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.

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Travel tips for winter weather

Jim Morelli takes a look at how airports handle snow - and what travelers can do, too.

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BRIEF-Cel-Sci says discovered an error in accounting

* Cel-Sci Corp says ‍in November co discovered an error in way it accounted for lease for its manufacturing facility - SEC filing​

Coral nytimes.com

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 nytimes.com

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.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease nytimes.com

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

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Apple says illegal student labor discovered at iPhone X plant

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple Inc and its biggest manufacturing partner on Wednesday said that a small number of students were discovered working overtime in its Chinese factory, violating local labor laws.

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Apple says illegal student labour discovered at iPhone X plant

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple Inc and its biggest manufacturing partner on Wednesday said that a small number of students were discovered working overtime in its Chinese factory, violating local labour laws.

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Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

(Reuters) - Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company's first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.

Left-Handedness nytimes.com

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.

Flies nytimes.com

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.

Dogs nytimes.com

Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

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

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Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert.

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NHL: Bruins, Blackhawks to meet in 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will play in the 2019 Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, the National Hockey League announced on Saturday.

Penguins nytimes.com

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 nytimes.com

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.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.

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Newly discovered exoplanet could support life

Newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b is only 11 light years away.  Astronomers found it using a planet hunting instrument called HARPS at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and say that the temperate world could potentially support life. 

Pigeons nytimes.com

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.

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WADA rules Russia 'non-compliant' in Winter Games blow

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared to compete at February's Winter Olympics.

Monkeys and Apes nytimes.com

Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know

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

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Why the darkest material on earth will appear at the Winter Olympics

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Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.

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China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING (Reuters) - For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

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16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity

More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.

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China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

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.

Bridges and Tunnels nytimes.com

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.

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Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.

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Japan sees 60 percent chance of La Niña pattern emerging by end of winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that some characteristics of a La Niña weather pattern are continuing and that it sees a 60 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions emerging by the end of winter.

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Winter weather travel: Your guide to the essentials

Sure they're pretty, but fluffy blankets of snow and glittering ice have a knack for making travel treacherous.

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Scientists decry Arctic oil expansion in letter to U.S. senators

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked two U.S. senators in a letter on Thursday not to open the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, according to a copy seen by Reuters.

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First 'zombie star' discovered

Scientists have discovered a star that exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later, challenging what we know about the death of stars.

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Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON (Reuters) - Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines.

Nose nytimes.com

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.

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Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

Volcanoes nytimes.com

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.

Fungi nytimes.com

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.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Getting the House Ready for Winter

As the temperature drops, it’s time to get your home ready for colder weather, both inside and out.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

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.

Pyramids nytimes.com

Inside Giza’s Great Pyramid, Scientists Discover a Void

Using a technique from particle physics, researchers detected a 100-foot-long space within the monument, but Egyptologists questioned the discovery’s value.

Monkeys and Apes nytimes.com

New Orangutan Species Discovered in Indonesian Rain Forest

The scientists who identified the Tapanuli orangutan said there are only about 800 left, making them the most endangered of all great ape species.

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China's top coal province Shanxi to start winter pollution war early

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanxi province, China's biggest coal producing region, has ordered local governments to further restrict industrial activity beginning on Saturday to curb winter smog, it said in a notice on Thursday.

Paleontology nytimes.com

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 nytimes.com

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.”

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Olympics: It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem.

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RPT-Olympics-It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

* 100 day countdown begins for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

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Olympics-It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

* 100 day countdown begins for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

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Why Japan may be the world's next car superpower

From the AI-enabled Toyota Concept-i to the forward-thinking Nissan IMx Zero-Emission, the Tokyo Motor show has again thrown up some of the year's most innovative car designs. As ever, the event offers us our annual chance to marvel at the futuristic -- and sometimes downright wacky -- designs that Japan's car industry is now known for.

Coral nytimes.com

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.

Pruitt, Scott nytimes.com

Pruitt Bars Some Scientists From Advising E.P.A.

The new rules implemented by Scott Pruitt would effectively shut out many academic scientists who rely on federal funding, replacing them with researchers from industry.

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U.S. EPA bans some scientists from independent advisory boards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it will bar certain scientists from serving on its independent advisory boards, a move critics say could open the way to more industry-friendly advisors on the panels.

Bats nytimes.com

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.

environmentNews reuters.com

EPA to ban some scientists from independent advisory boards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Tuesday it will bar certain scientists from serving on its independent advisory boards, according to people familiar with the plan, a move critics say could open the way to more industry-friendly advisors on the panels.

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China steel capital Tangshan to halve winter iron production capacity: sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, plans to temporarily halve its iron production capacity from mid-November until mid-March as local authorities step up efforts to fight winter smog, a notice from the municipal government showed on Tuesday.

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Pyeongchang receives Olympic flame for 2018 Winter Games

ATHENS (Reuters) - The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896.

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China's top steel city to cut traffic over winter in smog war

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tangshan, China's biggest steel-producing city, will impose restrictions on traffic over the winter months to reduce smog, the local government said on Tuesday, part of efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 air quality targets.

Fish and Other Marine Life nytimes.com

Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn

Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Trilobites: Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System

The object, faster than known asteroids or comets, was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii, and is leaving just as quickly as it arrived.

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Raccoon-sized dinosaur with 'bandit mask' amazes scientists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raccoon-sized, feather-clad dinosaur that roamed China 130 million years ago shared a distinctive trait with the furry modern mammal that topples trash cans in North America: a stripe across their eyes resembling a bandit mask.

Dinosaurs nytimes.com

Trilobites: A Turkey-Sized Dinosaur With a Raccoon-Like Bandit Mask

By analyzing Sinosauropteryx specimens found in China, paleontologists found that certain camouflage patterns have a deep evolutionary history.

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Mild weather expected at the start of winter: Meteo France

PARIS (Reuters) - France and most of western Europe should have mostly mild weather at the end of autumn and early winter, Meteo France said in its latest forecast for the three months to January.

Deaths (Fatalities) nytimes.com

Trilobites: Ancient Skull May Be History’s Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

The 6,000-year-old Aitape skull, found in Papua New Guinea in 1929, was excavated from sediments that contain telltale signs of ocean water left behind by a tsunami.

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U.S. scientists unveil powerful new tools to fix genetic faults

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.

Oysters nytimes.com

Trilobites: Yes, Oysters Can ‘Hear.’ They Probably Wish We’d Clam Up.

Researchers found shellfish in a tank closed their shells when they heard frequencies similar to noises made by cargo ships and underwater oil exploration.

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BRIEF-RMP Energy ‍plans to drill a total of five wells this winter​

* RMP Energy announces successful Elmworth Well and provides operations update and winter drilling capital plans