Month: November 2016

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) — The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. The stakes are high. It’s the first study of its kind begun in seven […]

Gravity changes before quake hits – Nature.com

Researchers have for the first time detected temporary changes in Earth’s gravitational field just before an earthquake. Jean-Paul Montagner at the CNRS Institute of Earth Physics in Paris and his team analysed gravimetric and seismic data recorded during the massive 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan. They detected a signal that exceeded the background seismic noise […]

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain – NPR

Part 2 of our series, “Unlocking Dyslexia.” Our ancient ancestors were able to speak long before they were able to read or write. That history is etched in our brains. The human brain naturally picks up spoken language. Not so for reading. “You can think of the reading brain as moonlighting,” says Guinevere Eden, director […]

Energy stocks soar after OPEC reaches deal to cut oil output

Canadian stocks soared to an 18-month high on Wednesday following the news that OPEC had reached an agreement to cut its daily oil output by 1.2 million barrels. The TSX index closed up 83.04 points at 15,082.85, its highest level since the spring of 2015. The energy sector powered ahead as the market anticipated a deal […]

FINALLY! Facepalm, selfie and bacon emojis

We’ve all somehow managed to go this long without a facepalm emoji. via GIPHY But it looks like Apple is finally about to correct this massive injustice, and the first step is the release of the first iOS 10.2 beta for registered developers. It seems the beta includes Unicode 9 support for the 72 emojis […]

Storm delays snarl fliers at East Coast’s busiest airports – USA TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration’s flight-delay map showed a number of late-afternoon delays on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo: Screenshot via FAA) Fliers faced delays Wednesday afternoon at a number of major East Coast airports as a storm system moved into the region. Airport delays stretched from Atlanta to Boston as thunderstorms and poor visibility buffeted airports […]