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Epoch Times, Science – News, Beyond Science, Space, & Mysteries

Epoch Times, Science – News, Beyond Science, Space, & Mysteries | The Epoch Times https://www.theepochtimes.com The Epoch Times is an independent voice in print and on the web. We report news responsibly and truthfully so that readers can improve their own lives and increase their understanding and respect for their neighbors next door and around the globe. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:49:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Italy Declares State of Emergency in Venice After Second-Worst Flood Ever Recorded https://www.theepochtimes.com/italy-declares-state-of-emergency-in-venice-after-second-worst-flood-ever-recorded_3147297.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:58:18 +0000 Italy on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Venice after severe storms coinciding with a high tide on Nov. 12 caused extensive flooding in the lagoon city, with waters entering the St. Marks Basilica and submerging town squares. A cabinet meeting approved a special decree that..

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Italy Declares State of Emergency in Venice After Second-Worst Flood Ever Recorded

Italy on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Venice after severe storms coinciding with a high tide on Nov. 12 caused extensive flooding in the lagoon city, with waters entering the St. Marks Basilica and submerging town squares. A cabinet meeting approved a special decree that included 20 million euros ($21.7 million) in immediate financial aid aimed at helping the city recover. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding as “a blow to the heart of our country,” after spending Wednesday night in Venice, where world-famous monuments, homes, and businesses remained swamped by the Acqua alta or “high water”—a periodical high tide that occurs between late September to April, but especially in November, when the moon, sun, and weather conditions align. #Venezia #AcquaAlta 10:30, 130 i #vigilidelfuoco al lavoro da ieri sera per gli allagamenti e soccorsi alla popolazione causati dal #maltempo in tutta la provincia. Nel video la ricognizione aerea dellelicottero Drago sull..

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Experts Analyze US Decision to Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement on Nov. 4, that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. President Trump first announced his intention to withdraw from the climate proposal back in 2017. The decision has garnered both support and criticism from various people and organizations. The Epoch Times reached out to The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, to take an in-depth look at the situation. Anthony Watts, senior research fellow of environment and climate at The Heartland Institute, explained that the Paris climate accord is ineffective in achieving the goal of reducing climate change. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that the world will continue to warm over the years. Similar to previous agreements, although initiatives such as the Paris climate accord are “a step in the right direction,” the overall impact is still insufficient. Referring to the research Watts said that “the..

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Googles Project Nightingale Secretly Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google has been working with one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. to collect and analyze the personal health information of millions of citizens across 21 states, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Tech giant reportedly teamed up with St. Louis-based Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the country, last year, and the data sharing has accelerated since summer. Code-named Nightingale, the project saw both companies collect personal data from patients, which included lab results, doctor diagnoses, and hospitalization records, as well as patient names and dates of birth. Google said it plans to use the date to create new software that will improve patient care and suggest changes to their care. Patients and doctors were not notified that their data is being shared, and did not give their consent, according to the report. One individual who was familiar with the project told the Journal that at least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the ..

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Youre Still Alive After Death Say Researchers, Whore Studying the Conscious Mind

What happens after you die? A team of researchers in New York may have come close to solving this mystery. Theyve concluded that one remains fully conscious at the time of death. Previously, skeptics would brush aside claims of near-death experiences and often ascribe these to physiological and psychological factors. However, in a study, researchers have found that a persons consciousness does remain working after the body has died and ceased showing signs of life. In other words, the person is aware that theyre dead. If that person is in a hospital room, he/she can even hear doctors announcing their death. Illustration – Shutterstock | l i g h t p o e t There was a film released in the 90s called Flatliners, where five medical students deliberately stopped their hearts for short periods of time to experience the afterlife. Well, a team of researchers from New York University Langone School of Medicine also looked into that very same question. The team studied patients who had bee..

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Canadian Polar Bear Population Thriving Despite Climate Change, Court Documents Claim

Contrary to the popular narrative that the polar bear population is falling as a result of shrinking Arctic sea ice, Inuit groups claim the species is thriving, according to federal affidavits submitted in court. “Inuit have not noticed a significant decline in the health of the polar bears,” the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Boards director of wildlife management wrote in court papers, reported Blacklocks Reporter. “In fact Nunavik Inuit report that it is rare to see a skinny bear and most bears are observed to be healthy,” the affidavit read. Inuit groups submitted the documents after Environment Canada called for hunting quotas of the polar bear to be slashed, citing “conservation concerns.” According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, there are around 22,000 to 31,000 polar bears worldwide at present, and the bears are listed as a vulnerable species. For years, organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have cited the predicted decline of the ..

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Do What Makes You Happy, Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner Says

The journey of Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham to the Chemistry Nobel Prize BINGHAMTON, N.Y.—In the corner of the hall on the second floor of the Innovative Technologies Complex campus at Binghamton University, theres an office decorated with balloons. A modest way to celebrate Dr. M. Stanley Whittinghams 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize. Now 78 years old, Whittingham is still excited about batteries, visiting laboratories, and giving lectures around the globe. “So people say, When are you going to retire?'” Whittingham said. And hell reply, “I like what Im doing. Im gonna keep doing it.” And his wife, Dr. Georgina Whittingham, who is a professor of foreign languages, says the same. “We keep teaching,” he said. “And my doctor says, Dont retire.'” For more than 30 years, Whittingham has been working at Binghamton University in different positions. Currently, hes a distinguished professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering. Its a place he loves. “Theres a lot more ..

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SpaceX Plans Launching 30,000 More Starlink Satellites to Meet Projected Internet Demands

The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX, is planning to send 30,000 new Starlink broadband satellites into the sky in a bid to meet future demands for fast and reliable internet, TechCrunch reports. Elon Musks company recently filed the request with the International Telecommunication Union, which governs international use of global bandwidth. The proposal is anticipated to be affirmed soon, according to the report. The company already has permission to launch 12,000 new satellites into space and hopes the extra satellites will responsibly “meet users anticipated needs.” A SpaceX spokesperson told the publication: “As demand escalates for fast, reliable internet around the world, especially for those where connectivity is non-existent, too expensive or unreliable, SpaceX is taking steps to responsibly scale Starlinks total network capacity and data density to meet the growth in users anticipated needs.” The publication says SpaceX is hoping to launch hundreds of sat..

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Do What Makes You Happy, Says Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner

The journey of Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham to the Chemistry Nobel Prize BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK—In the corner of the hall on the second floor of the Innovative Technologies Complex campus, there is an office decorated with balloons. A modest way to celebrate Dr. M. Stanley Whittinghams 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize. Now 78 years old, Whittingham is still excited about batteries, visiting laboratories, and giving lectures all around the globe. “So people say, When are you going to retire?,” said Whittingham. And he will reply, “I like what Im doing. Im gonna keep doing it.” And his wife, Dr. Georgina Whittingham, who is a professor of foreign languages, says the same. “We keep teaching,” he said. “And my doctor says dont retire.” For more than 30 years, Whittingham has been working at Binghamton University in different positions. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering. It is a place he loves. “Theres a lot more teamwork here,” he s..

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Hsinchu Science Park Bureau Hosts Biotech Fair in Japan to Extend Bilateral Ties for Taiwanese Biomedical Manufacturers

A biotech delegation organized by Metal Industries Research and Development Centre and six high-tech medical equipment manufacturers (Medimaging Integrated Solution, Brain Navi Biotechnology Co, Advanced Biomedical Technology, General Biologicals Corporation, North-vision Technology, and Phalanx Biotech Group), led by Deputy Director-General Shu-Chu Chen of the Hsinchu Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, went to Tokyo for a business matching fair on Oct. 23, 2019. To enhance bilateral business ties and extend mutual market niches, the matching fair provided a one-on-one forum on Oct. 24. Participants of the fair from Japan included more than 10 Japanese companies from business and social care organizations. Participants of the fair gave positive feedback on the bilateral interaction. Doctor Nakagawa Shiro, also a member of the WTO Trade Dispute Resolution Committee and a distinguished Professor of Nagoya City University, expressed that the event held the most su..

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