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Climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved

Aritz Parra and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:02am

Officials from almost 200 countries hunkered down for another night of talks late Friday as a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid went into overtime without agreement on key issues.

Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:43pm

particularly when combined with other drugs — can cause the respiratory depression that leads to overdose deaths. The United Kingdom, for example, decided to regulate the drug in 2014, after researchers found that as the number of tramadol prescriptions increased, so did the number of times it was mentioned on death certificates. But it has not as routinely caused overdose as more traditional opioids. Users who take too much often first have a side effect different than other opioids: an overload of serotonin that causes seizures.

As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist

Matthew Brown and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:39pm

Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

Mark Baker and Steve McMorran, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:59pm

As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier.

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:06pm

The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

Boeing's crew capsule declared ready for 1st space flight

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:03pm

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule finally has a launch date for its first test flight to the International Space Station.

Ghost Imaging Speeds Up Super-Resolution Microscopy

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:59pm

a process too slow to capture quickly changing dynamics.

Science Says: Diet plays big role in how huge whales can get

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:02pm

Whales are big, but why aren't they bigger? A new study says it's basically about how many calories they can take in.

iPhones, Switches and toys on the table in US-China trade talks

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:24am

President Donald Trump has threatened tariffs on about $160 billion of Chinese-made goods starting this weekend.

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

David Biller and Leo Correa, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:04am

Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.

UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate

Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:34am

Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues.

California commission lists yellow-legged frog as endangered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:30pm

There’s new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat.

Facebook data center under construction in Eagle Mountain will expand by 500K square feet

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:11pm

Facebook will expand the size of a data center under construction in Eagle Mountain from 1 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet.

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:11pm

Albuquerque’s zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year.

Alaska island volcano erupts, sends ash cloud to Bering Sea

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:06pm

A short eruption of a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent an ash cloud soaring into the sky Thursday near a lightly populated area.

Mountain lion captured in Southern California suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:58am

A mountain lion was captured Thursday in a Southern California neighborhood but officials said it wasn't the big cat that killed a resident's dog and injured another pet last week in the same suburb.

MicroStrategy Announces Top 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2020 Report

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:01am

a day dedicated to raising awareness around best practices when evaluating, deploying, and using business intelligence software.

Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:57pm

After an Iranian scientist was released over the weekend as part of a prisoner exchange, federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against two of his former students who were accused along with him of violating trade sanctions.