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An expanding army of insects is eating away at U.S. forests

Insects, both native and those brought into the country, are draining the life out of the nation's forests. Global trade, a warming climate, and drought-damaged trees have helped insects to become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the U.S.

New approach for treating teens with depression

Washington D.c. - Depression is a growing problem among teenagers as the pressures from schools increases, together with interactions with peer groups and from social media. The rise requires new strategies for treatment by health authorities.

Levels of total cholesterol decline in adults

Washington - Medical researchers have reported that a decline with the average levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has occurred with the U.S. adult population.

Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

New York - President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing, stressed his determination to create American jobs and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks.

Donald Trump is Time magazine's 2016 'Person of the Year'

New York - Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics, delivering him to the helm of a divided America.

Fight over revolutionary genetic advance goes to court in US

Alexandria - A fierce legal battle over the patent for a revolutionary gene-editing technique played out Tuesday in a US court, with billions of dollars at stake.

Shift work sleep deprivation affects the function of the heart

A new study, looking at the effects of insufficient sleep (as might occur with jet lag or shift work), indicates that the heart can be adversely affected.

Patient’s own stem cells used to heal burns

In an important scientific breakthrough a company has devised a spray, based on stem cells, that helps skin to regenerate after it has been badly burned. This is a replacement to skin grafts.

Biotech is advancing the fragrance industry

Biotech has altered the way that perfumes are manufactured, making them more consistent and removing many animal products. New research promises to extend these innovations further.

Trump's advisors want to privatize Native American lands

Two members of President-elect Donald Trump's Native American Affairs Coalition proposed on Monday that Native American lands be put into private ownership, giving them more control over their land. But there could be an ulterior motive behind the idea.

Trump boasts of $50 bn investment at victory rally

Fayetteville - Donald Trump embarked Tuesday on the second leg of an unorthodox "victory tour," promising tough policies to put the US economy first and boasting of securing a $50 billion Japanese investment to create 50,000 jobs.

Trump says new Air Force One too costly: 'Cancel order!'

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday for the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar Boeing contract to build the next Air Force One, calling the ballooning costs "ridiculous.

Los Angeles metro bomb threat sparks increased security

Los Angeles - Authorities ratcheted up security on the Los Angeles metro following a tip from overseas about an impending bomb attack Tuesday against a station in the sprawling rail network.

Identifying Pearl Harbor's dead, 75 years on

Washington - Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 Americans, a group of forensic scientists in Hawaii is still working to identify the remains of the dead.

US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car

Miami - A man from the southern US state of Georgia got life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office.

California fire victims identified, criminal probe launched

Oakland - The death toll from a massive weekend fire at a warehouse near San Francisco shot up to 36 as authorities launched a criminal probe and continued recovery efforts.

New York requests $35 million to protect Trump

New York - The city of New York asked the US government for up to $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump as he builds his incoming cabinet at his Manhattan penthouse.

Russia, China veto UN resolution demanding Aleppo truce

New York - Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.Venezuela also voted against the text, while Angola abstained. The 11 other council members voted in favor.

Alzheimer’s bone and brain connection

In a breakthrough, medical scientists have drawn a connection between parts of the brainstem and problems associated with bone, in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.

Toddler robots designed to understand how children to learn

Interactive learning of machine could help researchers to understand how children learn new words, according to a new study. Evidence suggests children effectively learn new words in same way as robots.
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