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Report: DeVos used personal email in ‘limited’ circumstances

"The Department's policy prohibits its employees from using personal accounts to conduct government business, except for exceptional circumstances when their Department email accounts are unavailable,

Staring at elimination (again), Sharks unwavering in their belief

San Jose Sharks are 4-0 in elimination games, but Tuesday's game vs. Blues may be their toughest test yet

Emails show links between NRA, gun ‘sanctuary’ sheriffs

Under the so-called Second Amendment sanctuary movement, county sheriffs in at least four states have vowed to refuse to enforce laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional

Sports: On air highlights

Tuesday TVRadio Baseball A’s at Indians 3:10 p.m. NBCCA 860 Phillies at Cubs 4 p.m. ESPN Braves at Giants 6:30 p.m. NBCBA, ESPN 680 College baseball SEC Tournament 11 a.m. SEC SEC Tournamen

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores.

Oakland to consider lowering cannabis tax

Oakland's city council will vote Tuesday on whether or not to lower the tax rate for non-medical cannabis businesses to a maximum of 5 percent -- which is what medical cannabis businesses currently pa

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala to miss Game 4 vs Portland

Warriors Andre Iguodala will be sidelined because of left calf toreness.

Stone Soul: Get ready for two days of fantastic R&B and soul

Get tickets for KBLX Stone Soul concerts, featuring Maxwell, Ledisi, Eric Benet, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Cameo, Jeffrey Osborne, more, in Concord.

Another day of rest for Khris Davis, who insists hip isn’t regressing

Davis is batting .250 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs in 156 at bats.

White House moves to blocks McGahn from testifying

The move to bar McGahn from answering lawmakers' questions angered House Democrats already eager to respond to what they view as White House stonewalling. The defiance raises the possibility that the

Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual partners, scientists find

High-ranking mothers lead sons to groups of females and keep guard while they mate Their mothers are so keen for them to father children that they usher them in front of promising partners, shield th

How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. When pain signals reach the brain, they interact with areas involved in thinking, memory and emotion.

Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph

To coincide with World Bee Day, we are giving readers the opportunity to purchase an exclusive edition of Gethings’s bee photographs • Own one of the edition by Gerrard Gethings Continue reading.

Country diary: an old dynamite works has become a hub of biodiversity

Ardeer, Ayrshire: This semi-open expanse is now valuable open mosaic habitat, beloved by beetles and solitary bees A red light had been spinning as we crept along the fenceline, but I hadn’t unders

JSAN, Vol. 8, Pages 30: Estimating Directional Data From Network Topology for Improving Tracking Performance

This work proposes a novel approach for tracking a moving target in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments based on range estimates extracted from received signal strength (RSS) and time of arrival (TO

Symmetry, Vol. 11, Pages 695: Spin-Boson Model as A Simulator of Non-Markovian Multiphoton Jaynes-Cummings Models

The paradigmatic spin-boson model considers a spin degree of freedom interacting with an environment typically constituted by a continuum of bosonic modes. This ubiquitous model is of relevance in a n

Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 2075: MISFP-Growth: Hadoop-Based Frequent Pattern Mining with Multiple Item Support

In practice, single item support cannot comprehensively address the complexity of items in large datasets. In this study, we propose a big data analytics framework (named Multiple Item Support Frequen

IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 2492: Effect of PHRs and PCPs on Microalgal Growth, Metabolism and Microalgae-Based Bioremediation Processes: A Review

In this review, the effect of pharmaceuticals (PHRs) and personal care products (PCPs) on microalgal growth and metabolism is reported. Concentrations of various PHRs and PCPs that cause inhibition an

Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 700: 18F-FDG PET/CT and Urothelial Carcinoma: Impact on Management and Prognosis—A Multicenter Retrospective Study

Objectives: To evaluate the ability of 18F-labeled fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) to predict survivorship of patients with bladder cancer (BC)

Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 2873: On the Reduction of the Biological Danger of Environmental Contamination by Using a “Complete and Reusable Thoracic Drainage System”

A clean environment is essential for human health and well-being. A significant share of total waste is represented by hospital waste that is produced in increasing quantities by sanitary units, with

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 1926: Optimization of Cooling Utility System with Continuous Self-Learning Performance Models

Prerequisite for an efficient cooling energy system is the knowledge and optimal combination of different operating conditions of individual compression and free cooling chillers. The performance of c

Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 2077: Coupled Dual-Loop Optoelectronic Oscillator Based on Stimulated Brillouin Scattering

A tunable optoelectronic oscillator (TOEO) with coupled dual-loop (CDL) based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is proposed. In our scheme, the CDL is constructed by cascading a dual-output Mac

Cells, Vol. 8, Pages 480: Long Noncoding RNA HCP5, a Hybrid HLA Class I Endogenous Retroviral Gene: Structure, Expression, and Disease Associations

The HCP5 RNA gene (NCBI ID: 10866) is located centromeric of the HLA-B gene and between the MICA and MICB genes within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I region. It is a human species-

Medicina, Vol. 55, Pages 174: Reduced Serum Vitamin D Levels Are Associated with Insulin Resistance in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Background and objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, such as insulin resistance. Furthermore, OSAS has been associated with

Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed like a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.

The Home Office shames us all by its callous attitude to child refugees | Barbara Ellen

This country can easily afford to offer sanctuary to many vulnerable youngstersAnyone horrified in 2017 by the government’s shamefully inadequate response to helping lone child refugees trapped in m

50 Years Later, Looking Back At Apollo 10, Precursor To The Moon Landing

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with General Thomas Stafford, who led the Apollo 10 mission.

Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?

Thailand: disabled dog rescues baby buried alive by teenage mother

Ping Pong alerts local villagers to infant’s location by digging to expose child’s legs A disabled dog named Ping Pong has become the pride of his village in north-east Thailand, after rescuing

Country diary: it's hard to see how English elms can have survived

Marshwood Vale, Dorset: Dutch elm disease devastated the handsome trees, but traces of them can be found all over the West Country if you know how to look The death of the English elm is much exagger

Critics Say USDA Relocation Proposal Is A Political Move

A plan to move USDA research groups out of D.C. has towns clamoring for "700 high-paying jobs." But critics say it's part of an effort to gut objective research and cut many jobs at the two agencies.

Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.

The greatest frown in town: Grumpy Cat – a life in pictures

Grumpy cat – real name Tardar Sauce – has died aged seven. The feline appeared on everything from Good Morning America and the Friskies awards to American Idol and Cats the Musical Continue readi

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A bobcat, a Burmese python and a baby elephant Continue reading...

Grumpy Cat: internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven – video obituary

Grumpy Cat has died aged seven. She became an internet sensation in 2012 when images of her downturned mouth and unimpressed expression emerged on Reddit. She soon became the universal digital shorth

Grumpy Cat dies aged seven: 'Some days are grumpier than others'

Internet’s No 1 cat, with a face that launched a thousand gifs, expires in Arizona The greatest frown in town: Grumpy Cat – a life in pictures Grumpy Cat – the most famous cat on the internet,

Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter

Two new diet studies add to the evidence that when it comes to staying healthy, counting calories may not be enough. What really matters is what you choose to eat and the quality of your diet.

Smartphone App And Paper Funnel Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can help diagnose an ear infection. Parents will be able to use it at home, pending further tests and Food and Drug Administration approval.

How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

Calf born to mom Boipelo Tuesday evening DALLAS (May 16, 2019) – The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after an eight-month-long gestation. Both mom and calf are doing well

It's Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain

"Landmark" study finds a highly processed diet spurred people to overeat compared with an unprocessed diet, about 500 extra calories a day. That suggests something about processing itself is at play.

Dallas Zoo helps release flamingo chicks back into the wild after life-saving emergency rescue

In January, the Dallas Zoo was part of an unprecedented rescue effort after 1,800 lesser flamingo chicks were abandoned at their nesting grounds due to severe drought. But the work was far from over.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mom deserves the BEST of everything, but getting her the perfect gift can be tough. Not to worry…we’ve got you covered!

Saving our state reptile

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (like our state reptile was during the winter months), you know how much we love Texas horned lizards here at the Dallas Zoo. Last weekend we began our 10th ye

Dallas Zoo’s popular evening concert series Safari Nights Presented by Reliant kicks off April 27

Enjoy live bands, animal encounters, dinosaurs, and more for 11 consecutive Saturday nights DALLAS (April 25, 2019) – The wildest evening concert series to hit North Texas is back for its seventh se

Creating a better world for turtles

With a family tree that began 300 million years ago, turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

Giant dinosaurs hatch at the Dallas Zoo this spring

DALLAS (March 19, 2019) – More than 24 larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs will roar into Texas’s largest zoo on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, and it’s going to be epic. Dinos at the Dallas Zoo will tr

Update from the field: Emergency flamingo chick rescue mission

Senior Zoologist Dana I. and Assistant Bird Supervisor Nathan C. guest blog on ZooHoo!

Dallas Zoo welcomes another baby gorilla! 

Baby gorilla playdates will be endless this year at the Dallas Zoo! We are welcoming our second baby gorilla born in 21 years – and the second born in just the last year. Our 13-year-old critically

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo Gives Back

In January of 2018, Zovargo provided a free animal show for our military community in San Diego, Ca. Nearly 200 people attended and it was an awesome show!

Wildlife Conservation and Management Program

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U.S. Conservation Laws

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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction

Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, env

2014 warmest year since records began

Recently released data showed that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. This update includes updated charts and graphs and animations that look into this further. Read ful

COP20 — Lima Climate Conference

An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 20), held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. While it seemed like it was a successful meeting, because developing nations were commi

Foreign aid: shortfall since 1970 almost $5 trillion; greater than aid given

Over 40 years ago, rich country governments agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as official aid to poor countries for development assistance. The average aid delivered each

Foreign aid: rebounds in 2013 to highest levels ever despite budget pressures, but still way below promised amounts

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published new preliminary figures for aid in 2013. It showed official development assistance (ODA) aid from wealthy gov

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

An overview of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has been described by the World Health Organization as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of the disease.

75% of the world’s large carnivores are now in decline while rhino poaching continues to soar

A recent study has found that three quarters of the world’s big carnivores are in decline, due to declining habitats and persecution by humans. This is also having a negative impact on the environ

Tobacco kills. Higher taxes and advertising controls work

It is well known that tobacco smoking kills. But it also exacerbates poverty, contributes to world hunger by diverting prime land away from food production, damages the environment and reduces econo

COP19 - Warsaw Climate Conference

An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 19), held in Warsaw, Poland in November 2013. Predictably and sadly, the same issues have resurfaced: West stalling on doing

Global warming has not paused, unfortunately

In recent weeks there have been more questions about whether climate change has paused, or even stopped. However, it seems that maybe these suggestions are coming from looking at long term surface te

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