Bolt 'may carry on after World Championships'

Usain Bolt says he may continue running after this summer's World Championships, but stresses he still plans to retire this season.

Apple Releases First Public Beta Of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Apple has released the first macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free. Prior to the public beta availability, macOS High Sierra has only been available to test with a $99/year developer account. You can register for the free public beta program here. [Note: some outlets report that the update is still "coming soon." [...] Apple has released the first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

Apple Releases First Public Beta Of MacOS High Sierra for Mac, iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Apple has released the first macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free. Prior to the public beta availability, macOS High Sierra has only been available to test with a $99/year developer account. You can register for the free public beta program here. [...] Apple has released the first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

Septic systems are a major source of emerging contaminants in drinking water

A new analysis shows that septic systems in the United States routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment. The study, published June 15 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, is the most comprehensive assessment to date of septic systems as important sources of emerging contaminants, raising health concerns since many of these chemicals, once discharged, end up in groundwater and drinking water supplies.

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Millions of Americans could lose insurance in a bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says.

Essex v Middlesex: Alastair Cook scores half-century as hosts dominate day one

England opener Alastair Cook scores an unbeaten half-century as Division One leaders Essex dominate Middlesex on day one.

Arp 299: Galactic Goulash

What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome.

Trump Still Hasn't Signed Any Major Bills

President Trump kept one of his campaign promises, signing a bill Friday to make it easier for the secretary of veterans affairs to fire and discipline employees. It came in response to the 2014 VA scandal in which employees covered up long wait times while collecting bonuses. ... Among modern Oval Office occupants, Presidents Jimmy Carter (52), George H.W. Bush (41) and Bill Clinton (41) had all signed more bills into law than Trump has by this point in their presidencies. So, what has Trump accomplished with Congress so far? Nothing that political scientists would categorize as major pieces of legislation.

Why Social Isolation Can Bring a Greater Risk of Illness

Newswise imageIn the fruit fly, social isolation leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.

Cybersecurity AI startup SparkCognition raises $32.5M Series B led by Verizon Ventures with Boeing HorizonX participating (Brent Wistrom/Austin Inno)


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Cybersecurity AI startup SparkCognition raises $32.5M Series B led by Verizon Ventures with Boeing HorizonX participating  —  Verizon Ventures and The Boeing Company's Boeing HorizonX investment arm think Austin-based SparkCognition is at the forefront of advancements in artificial intelligence.

California's giant water tunnels win first crucial approval

U.S. wildlife officials gave crucial first approval Monday to California Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to build two massive tunnels that would re-engineer the water system in the nation's most populous state.

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a big laugh during his surprise appearance at Cisco's conference

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a big laugh during his surprise appearance at Cisco's conferenceCisco's massive customer conference kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and CEO Chuck Robbins had...

French PM says ban on 'bee-killer' pesticide will go ahead

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers on Monday to rule that a pesticide found harmful to bees would be banned in 2018 as scheduled.

US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades.

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday.

The Case for Paying Less Attention to Donald Trump

Here's a dark fact: Every single GOP senator who calls him or herself pro-life who votes for the Republican health care bill knowingly will be voting for legislation that will kill tens of thousands of Americans per year.Specifically, the Obamacare "repeal and replace" bill that's currently before the Senate could result in at least 26,500 additional dead Americans per year, accordingThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Why Are 'Pro-Life' Republicans Pushing a Bill That Will Kill Tens of Thousands?

Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing

Alaska Airlines said Monday it will charter a flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 so select passengers can view the astronomical event from the sky.

Selanne, Recchi among Hall of Fame inductees

Selanne, Recchi among Hall of Fame inductees

Facebook to produce own TV series, games

Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday.

Belief in free will predicts criminal punishment support, disapproval of unethical actions

In countries with transparent governments and low levels of corruption, the belief in free will—that is, believing that people's outcomes are tied to choices and personal responsibility—predicts someone's intolerance of unethical behavior along with a greater desire to see criminals harshly punished for their actions.

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

Chimpanzee 'super strength' and what it might mean in human muscle evolution

Since at least the 1920s, anecdotes and some studies have suggested that chimpanzees are "super strong" compared to humans, implying that their muscle fibers, the cells that make up muscles, are superior to humans.

Team creates better 'fingerprints' to detect elusive, valuable chemical compounds

Imagine being able to see the entire Statue of Liberty and a small ant on its nose simultaneously. The drastic difference in size between the two objects would seem to render this task impossible.

China's All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens' Faces

Facial-recognition systems crunch data from ubiquitous cameras in a vast social-engineering experiment. Petty offenders face public shaming.

Gene Mutation Linked to Retinitis Pigmentosa in Southwestern U.S. Hispanic Families

Newswise imageThirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

Scientists create a cellular guillotine for studying single-cell wound repair

While doing research at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Sindy Tang learned of a remarkable organism: Stentor coeruleus. It's a single-celled, free-living freshwater organism, shaped like a trumpet and big enough to see with the naked eye. And, to Tang's amazement, if cut in half it can heal itself into two healthy cells.

Blocking Cancer -- Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

A compound developed by Dean Kip Guy's lab of UK College of Pharmacy, with research that began at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, now shows promise for blocking cancer-causing proteins on a cellular level.

NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.

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