Evidence Points To Widespread Loss Of Ocean Oxygen By 2030s

By Newsroom America Staff at 29 Apr 16:45

Climate change has caused a drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans in some parts of the world, and those effects should become evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study.

People With Albinism Face 'Total Extinction' In Malawi

29 Apr 16:41 | World

A human rights expert has warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.”read more »

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Mortgage Rates Hit One-Month High

29 Apr 16:37 | Business

Mortgage rates increased for a second consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate climbing to 3.83 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Sensitive People More Vulnerable To Online Dating Scams

28 Apr 17:32 | World

Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams, according to research. read more »

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No Time To Get Fit? Researchers Say Just 1 Minute Of Intense Exercise Produces Health Benefits

28 Apr 16:18 | World

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training.read more »

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Working Longer May Lead To A Longer Life, Research Shows

28 Apr 15:18 | Business

Working past age 65 could lead to longer life, while retiring early may be a risk factor for dying earlier, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.read more »

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Court Finds Amazon Liable For Billing Parents For Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges

28 Apr 14:14 | Entertainment

A federal judge has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request for summary judgment in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon, Inc., for billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.read more »

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Wyeth And Pfizer Agree To Pay $784 Million To Resolve Lawsuit

28 Apr 12:17 | U.S. News

Drug companies Wyeth and Pfizer have agreed to pay $784.6 million to resolve allegations that Wyeth failed to give the government the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of its drugs, as required by the Medicaid program.read more »

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Estonian Sentenced For Infecting 4 Million Computers In 100 Countries With Malware

28 Apr 10:11 | U.S. News

Vladimir Tsastsin has been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to more than seven years in prison for perpetrating a massive internet fraud scheme by infecting more than four million computers in over 100 countries with malware. read more »

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Facebook Stock Hits All Time High

28 Apr 08:16 | SciTech

Facebook stock hit an all time high overnight after it's first-quarter results significantly exceeded analysts expectations.read more »

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Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum In March

28 Apr 09:06 | Business

Pending home sales increased slightly in March for the second consecutive month and reached their highest level in almost a year, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Voice-Guided Vehicles Crashed More When The Car's Voice Was Similar To The Driver

27 Apr 17:38 | U.S. News

Does a car's perceived personality and voice lead to safer driving? A recent study found that giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents.read more »

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Envoy 'Deeply Concerned' By Terrorist Attacks On Oil Fields

27 Apr 14:24 | World

The most senior United Nations official in Libya said he is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) into Libya’s oil crescent region and by attacks on oil fields.read more »

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Contamination In North Dakota Linked To Fracking Spills

27 Apr 14:20 | U.S. News

Accidental wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota have caused widespread water and soil contamination, a new Duke University study finds.read more »

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Widespread Loss Of Ocean Oxygen To Become Noticeable In 2030s

27 Apr 14:16 | SciTech

A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).read more »

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Computer Scientists Develop Algorithm To Detect Life Satisfaction On Twitter

26 Apr 17:26 | SciTech

Happiness. It's something we all strive for, but how do we measure it as a country or a global community? Researchers at the University of Iowa are turning to social media to answer these questions and more.read more »

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Home Price Increases Slow Down in February

26 Apr 16:30 | Business

The latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the past 12 months.read more »

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Risks Of Harm From Spanking Confirmed By Analysis Of Decades Of Research

26 Apr 14:15 | SciTech

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking.read more »

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Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution Appear To Affect Children's Lung Health

26 Apr 12:10 | U.S. News

Improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). read more »

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Do Successful Leaders Produce More Successful Leaders?

26 Apr 10:03 | Business

Scientists have studied the NFL to determine if the so-called "acolyte effect" that makes proteges of successful head coaches successful in turn is real. They tracked the career outcomes of almost 1,300 coaches over 30 years.read more »

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Three Men Sentenced For Burning Down Church

26 Apr 09:15 | U.S. News

Three Eagle Butte, South Dakota, men convicted for their roles in burning down a 98-year-old church on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation have been sentenced to prison.read more »

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U.S. Military Ramps Up Presence In Syria

26 Apr 08:22 | World

The number of U.S. military personnel in Syria is increasing to 250 to support local forces on the ground and build on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).read more »

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Better Data Needed To Stop Sixth Mass Extinction

25 Apr 17:24 | SciTech

To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant life, we need to understand the threats to biodiversity, where they occur and how quickly change is happening. Scientists say for this to happen, we need reliable and accessible data.read more »

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Need To Remember Something? Better Draw It, Study Finds

25 Apr 16:07 | SciTech

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.read more »

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Drug-Overdose Deaths Hold Steady In Some High U.S. Drug Trafficking Areas

25 Apr 15:20 | U.S. News

Areas in the U.S. with the highest drug-overdose death rates are not always places with high drug trafficking, according to a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis.read more »

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Volcanoes Tied To Shifts In Earth's Climate Over Millions Of Years

25 Apr 14:31 | SciTech

A new study reveals that volcanic activity associated with the plate-tectonic movement of continents may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot to cold over tens and hundreds of millions of years throughout much of Earth's history.read more »

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Houston Flooding Could Cost Up To $1.9 Billion

25 Apr 12:04 | U.S. News

The flooding in Houston last week will be the costliest the city has seen in the 15 years since Tropical Storm Allison, say BBVA Compass economists, whose preliminary estimates of the economic impact are between $1.3 billion and $1.9 billion.read more »

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Right To Adequate Housing In India A Matter Of 'Urgency' – expert

25 Apr 10:01 | World

Expressing grave concern over a number of issues regarding the right to housing in India, an independent human rights expert called on the Government for immediate attention and implementation of the right to ensure adequate housing for the most disadvantaged.read more »

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Security Council Strongly Condemns North Korea Ballistic Missile Firing

25 Apr 09:11 | World

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile by North Korea, reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond.read more »

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Study Finds Laundry Detergent Packets More Dangerous Than Other Types Of Detergent

25 Apr 08:10 | U.S. News

A new study conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found that exposure to laundry detergent packets is more dangerous to young children than exposure to other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent.read more »

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Citizen Seismologists Multiply The Impacts Of Earthquake Studies

24 Apr 17:11 | SciTech

From matchbook-sized sensors plugged into a desktop computer to location-tagged tweets, the earthquake data provided by "citizen seismologists" have grown in size and quality since 2000, according to the field's researchers.read more »

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Monarch Butterflies Face Habitat, Nectar Threats

24 Apr 12:15 | World

In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed, herbicides and genetically modified crops, a new Cornell University study casts wider blame: sparse autumnal nectar sources, weather and habitat fragmentation.read more »

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New Survey Shows Americans Believe Civility Is On The Decline

24 Apr 09:41 | U.S. News

A recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 74 percent of Americans think manners and behavior have deteriorated in the United States over the past several decades. read more »

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand... Airbnb Guests?

22 Apr 17:19 | U.S. News

A new study finds that Airbnb hosts who are perceived to be more trustworthy based on their personal photos enjoy a price premium: the more trustworthy, the higher the price of the listing and the probability of its being chosen. Surprisingly, online-review scores had no effect on listing price or likelihood of consumer booking.read more »

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Unhealthy U.S. Ozone Days Could Increase By More Than A Week In Coming Decades

22 Apr 16:16 | SciTech

If emission rates continue unchecked, regions of the United States could experience between three and nine additional days per year of unhealthy ozone levels by 2050, according to a new study.read more »

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Countering Islamic State Requires A Stronger US-Coalition Strategy

22 Apr 15:11 | World

The current effort by the United States and its coalition partners is insufficient to achieve the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, according to a new RAND report.read more »

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Tighter Enforcement Along The US-Mexico Border Backfired, Researchers Find

22 Apr 14:03 | U.S. News

The rapid escalation of border enforcement over the past three decades has backfired as a strategy to control undocumented immigration between Mexico and the United States, according to new research that suggests further militarization of the border is a waste of money.read more »

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Hackers Who Developed The "SpyEye" Malware Get Over 24 Years Combined In Federal Prison

22 Apr 12:06 | U.S. News

Two international computer hackers have been sentenced to over 24 years in prison for their roles in developing and distributing the prolific malware known as SpyEye, which caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the financial industry around the world.read more »

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San Francisco And Travis, Texas, Lead Nation In Employment Growth

22 Apr 10:19 | U.S. News

San Francisco, Calif., and Travis, Texas, led the nation in 2014 in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics. read more »

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Envoy Calls For Safe Evacuation Of Civilians Caught Up In Benghazi Fighting

22 Apr 09:11 | World

The UNSMIL envoy has called on all the warring parties in Benghazi to ensure that civilians are protected, also urging them to allow and facilitate the safe and immediate exit of all civilians who are trapped in areas affected by fighting.read more »

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Hundreds Evacuated From Four Besieged Areas In Syria

22 Apr 08:16 | World

The United Nations envoy for Syria says more than 500,000 civilians have been reached during the cessation of hostilities, and yesterday, some 500 people were medically evacuated from several besieged cities.read more »

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Pop Superstar Prince Found Dead In A Lift on Paisley Park Estate

21 Apr 17:02 | Entertainment

The acclaimed musician Prince has been found dead at his home in Minnesota. He was 57. read more »

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Mortgage Rates Post First Increase In A Month

21 Apr 16:16 | Business

Mortgage rates increased modestly this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate ticking up to 3.75 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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NASA Seeks Proposals For Deep Space Habitation Prototypes

21 Apr 14:07 | SciTech

NASA is soliciting proposals for the development of prototypes for deep space habitats that will give astronauts a place to call home during long-duration missions supporting the agency's Journey to Mars.read more »

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New Research Reveals Surprising Insight Into British Drinking Culture

21 Apr 12:05 | World

New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture.read more »

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Up To 500 Lives Lost After Refugee Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

21 Apr 10:17 | World

The United Nations refugee agency said as many as 500 people may have lost their lives this past week when an overcrowded boat carrying refugees and migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea at an unknown location between Libya and Italy.read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Spring Ahead In March

21 Apr 09:06 | Business

Bolstered by big gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.read more »

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Volunteer Church Bus Driver Charged With Aggravated Abuse of Minors

21 Apr 08:04 | U.S. News

A federal grand jury has charged Jory Leedy, 46, of Franklin, Ohio with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving a minor in an indictment returned in Cincinnati. read more »

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The Harris Poll Names 2016 Brands Of The Year

20 Apr 18:43 | U.S. News

The Harris Poll has released its 28th annual EquiTrend Study, revealing the strongest brands in nearly 100 categories across the media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurants and household industries, based on consumer response.read more »

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