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Press Releases: Shooting of Five Civilian Employees of Donetsk Filtration Station

18 Apr 19:13 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 The United States condemns yesterday’s shooting of civilian employees of the Donetsk Filtration Station in Ukraine, which left five individuals wounded. The filtration station has temporarily shut down following the incident. In addition to endangering the lives of innocent civilians, this attack threatened water supplies for almost 350,000 Ukrainians living on both siread more »

Press Releases: Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

18 Apr 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury, UK. The OPCW’s independent report, released last week, confirms the UK lab analysis regarding the identity of the cread more »

2018-04-18 17:24:46 (m4.0) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 51.1 180.0 (29192)

18 Apr 18:37 | SciTech

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2018-04-18 17:13:53 (m4.5) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 51.1 180.0 (29192)

18 Apr 18:24 | World

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New tool to speed up the design of wearable tech

18 Apr 17:06 | World

Experts from the University of Surrey have developed a new methodology that allows designers of smart-wearables to better understand and predict how their products would perform once manufactured and in use.read more »

Digital remains should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains

18 Apr 12:00 | World

From live-streaming funerals to online memorial pages and even chat-bots that use people's social media footprints' to act as online ghosts, the digital afterlife industry (DAI) has become big business.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 18/04/2018

18 Apr 02:10 | U.S. News

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2018-04-17 23:43:04 (m5.0) South Sandwich Islands Region -55.1 -28.4 (29192)

17 Apr 20:28 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Russian Federation on 4/17/2018 11:53:48 PM

17 Apr 20:28 | U.S. News

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2018-04-17 23:53:48 (m4.5) East of Lake Baykal, Russia 56.3 113.9 (29192)

17 Apr 20:24 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 4/17/2018 9:55:40 PM

17 Apr 18:45 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 17 Apr 2018 21:55 UTCread more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 17, 2018

17 Apr 18:44 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 17, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing JAPAN DEPARTMENT SYRIA/REGION read more »

2018-04-17 21:55:40 (m4.8) Off East Coast of Kamchatka 53.8 161.5 (29192)

17 Apr 18:43 | World

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Trust in science, news and experts is influenced by sound quality

17 Apr 17:17 | World

A new study by USC and The Australian National University shows that audio quality influences whether people believe what they hear -- and whether they trust the source of information. read more »

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

17 Apr 14:08 | World

ising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy. read more »

Nintendo's Online Services Are Down For Russian Users As Officials Block Telegram Messenger

17 Apr 07:30 | World

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We think we're the first advanced earthlings - but how do we really know?

16 Apr 17:20 | World

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions of years, however, all of the direct evidence of a civilization--its artifacts and remains--gets ground to dust. How do we really know, then, that there weren't previous industrial civilizations on Earth that rose and fell long before human beings appeared?read more »

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities

16 Apr 14:31 | World

A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer's and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 14/04/2018

14 Apr 02:13 | U.S. News

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14 Apr 01:49 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 13, 2018

13 Apr 18:47 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 13, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT/ACTING SECRETARY TRAVEL read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Russian Federation on 4/13/2018 9:46:53 PM

13 Apr 18:12 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Russian Federation on 13 Apr 2018 21:46 UTCread more »

2018-04-13 21:46:53 (m5.0) Kuril Islands 46.4 151.0 (29192)

13 Apr 18:06 | U.S. News

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Tsunamis could cause beach tourism to lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year

13 Apr 11:22 | World

Going to the beach this summer? European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. read more »

RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media

12 Apr 15:12 | World

A new RAND Corporation report finds that Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union.read more »

Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

12 Apr 10:06 | World

"Night owls" -- people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning -- have a higher risk of dying sooner than "larks," people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a new study.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 4/12/2018 6:06:15 AM

12 Apr 02:40 | U.S. News

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2018-04-12 06:06:15 (m4.7) Southeastern Siberia, Russia 57.5 120.8 (29192)

12 Apr 02:39 | U.S. News

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Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years

11 Apr 17:20 | World

Glaciers in Alaska's Denali National Park are melting faster than at any time in the past four centuries because of rising summer temperatures, a new study finds.read more »

Hotter, longer, more frequent -- marine heatwaves on the rise

11 Apr 12:13 | World

An international study reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 10, 2018

10 Apr 21:00 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 10, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing QATAR ACTING SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN SULLIVAN DEPARTMENT read more »

Later school start times really do improve sleep time

10 Apr 15:01 | World

A new study in SLEEP indicates that delaying school start times results in students getting more sleep, and feeling better, even within societies where trading sleep for academic success is common.read more »

Who are the best gift-givers? Not who you'd think, says marketing research

10 Apr 12:08 | World

Have you ever bought a gift for a friend, simply because it's a gift that you would like yourself? If so, that was likely a time that you projected your own attitudes onto your friend, assuming your friend shared your preferences. Such activity is called "social projection." read more »

Vaccination apathy fueled by decades of misinformation

9 Apr 17:06 | World

A legacy of social and political factors rather than bad parenting may be influencing people's decisions not to vaccinate their children, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

What makes a bestseller: Fiction, thriller and a Christmas release

9 Apr 10:00 | World

Books that are fiction, thrillers or mysteries, have high initial sales numbers and are released around Christmas are more likely to be bestsellers, according to a study.read more »

Press Releases: On the Chemical Attack in Douma

7 Apr 22:52 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 7, 2018 We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters. These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demandread more »

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7 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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Hybrid swarm in global mega-pest

6 Apr 2018 | World

Australian scientists have confirmed the hybridisation of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest.read more »

1C rise in atmospheric temperature causes rapid changes to world's largest High Arctic lake

6 Apr 2018 | World

An interdisciplinary team of scientists examining everything from glaciology to freshwater ecology discovered drastic changes over the past decade to the world's largest High Arctic lake.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 4/6/2018 4:13:14 PM

6 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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2018-04-06 16:13:14 (m4.8) Off East Coast of Kamchatka 52.5 159.2 (29192)

6 Apr 2018 | SciTech

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 4/6/2018 3:29:20 PM

6 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 06 Apr 2018 15:29 UTCread more »

2018-04-06 15:29:20 (m4.7) Eastern Siberia, Russia 61.1 166.9 (29192)

6 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Thirty Years of Enhanced Strategic Security Through the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center

6 Apr 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 6, 2018 The U.S. Department of State commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC). Established in 1987 with the purpose of opening a communications channel to the USSR to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict, today the U.S. NRRC exchanges thousands of time-sensitive notifications a year with foreign counterparts that cover nuclear, conventional, chemical, and cyber issues. Housed atread more »

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2018-04-05 17:26:29 (m4.5) Eastern Siberia, Russia 67.6 142.6 (29192)

5 Apr 2018 | World

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Captain Scott's Discovery expedition offers climate change insight 100 years on

5 Apr 2018 | World

Samples collected during Captain Scott's famous 1901-1904 Discovery expedition to Antarctica, the oldest of their kind, have recently undergone new analysis using modern techniques providing scientists with exciting new data, over 100 years after the voyage.read more »

Get moving to get happier finds study

5 Apr 2018 | World

Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.read more »

Artificial intelligence helps to predict likelihood of life on other worlds

4 Apr 2018 | World

Developments in artificial intelligence may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to new work by a team based at Plymouth University. read more »

Press Releases: First Anniversary of the Sarin Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria

4 Apr 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 4, 2018 One year ago today, the Assad regime launched a horrific attack using the nerve agent sarin against its own citizens in Khan Shaykhun, killing approximately 100 people – including many children – and injuring hundreds more. Our hearts go out to the Syrian people in remembrance of that shocking day and those families who experienced the horrific loss ofread more »

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