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Researchers design treatment to protect bones during cancer therapy

University of Central Florida material sciences engineers Melanie Coathup and Sudipta Seal have designed a cerium oxide nanoparticle—an artificial enzyme—that protects bones against damage from radiation. The nanoparticle has also shown abilities to improve bone regeneration, reduce loss of blood cells and help kill cancer cells. Their study,...
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Smart Balance butter substitute formula literally ‘watered down,’ customers say

Smart Balance, a popular butter substitute made by ConAgra, has admitted to recently changing its formula — with angry customers complaining that the spread has been literally “watered down.”. Conagra Brands tinkered with the ingredients of the dairy-free spread over the summer — and now water is listed...
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SDG, ECOSOC, P5+1: Seeking meaning in the UN’s coded lingo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — P5+1. The Sec-Gen. Perm Reps. The SDGs. ECOSOC, UNDP, OCHA. Stockholm+50. The United Nations, like many large institutions, has its own language. For the dignitaries, bureaucrats, journalists and officials who walk these halls regularly, this alphanumeric soup has meaning and perhaps even facilitates communication. But...
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Feds Commit $50 Million to For-Profit Nuclear Fusion Companies, Chasing the ‘Holy Grail' of Clean Energy

The Department of Energy officially announced $50 million will go towards private fusion companies in public-private partnerships. The U.S. government has put federal money into fusion since research since the 1950s and today invests about $700 million per year into fusion research, Andrew Holland the CEO of the fusion industry trade group, told CNBC. But this is the first time substantial amounts of money have gone to for-profit fusion companies.

Citing health issues, Kentucky Sen. C.B. Embry resigns from state legislature

A long-time state lawmaker from southern Kentucky has resigned due to health reasons. Republican C.B. Embry of Morgantown is capping a two-decade legislative career. “It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the good of the people of District 6,” Embry said in his resignation letter. "During my time in the Senate, I can truly say that I and my colleagues worked each day to make Kentucky an even greater state."

Congressional leaders hold 'listening session' in Uvalde in response to the Robb shooting

SAN ANTONIO — Two members of the U.S. Congress from Texas will be hosting a "listening session" Monday in Uvalde in response to the Robb Elementary mass shooting. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (founder and chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus) will be joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro, Senator Roland Gutierrez, parents, teachers, and other public officials.

Cougar attacks hiker on Millcreek Canyon trail

MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4) – A cougar attacked a woman who was hiking with her friend in Millcreek Canyon Monday morning, according to the Division of Wildlife Resources. Officials say the two were hiking on the pipeline trail around 8:30 a.m. when they went around a corner of the trail and saw a cougar.

Be Your Own Boss

A 15-year-old CEO from Yorba Linda and founder of PeachTree Pads. We make reusable and eco-friendly menstrual pads. What inspired me to make this specific product was that my mom was getting really sick around her periods. She came to me because I love designing, making, and selling things. She was like, “Can you make me something to help me with my menstrual cycle?” I’m all about everything reusable, eco-friendly, and I was learning that pads are 80 percent plastic. … I thought I need to make something that’s good for your body and also is reusable, because plastics are really affecting our oceans and just our world in general.

The New Era Of Edge Computing

This article comes from a recent Forbes Futures In Focus podcast interview with Ron Martino, executive vice president of global sales for NXP Semiconductors. He discusses the edge economy and what edge technology may need to look like moving forward. We’re entering a new age of compute. We may not...

FEMA extends deadline to apply for eastern Kentucky flood assistance

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WJHL) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to apply for disaster assistance for those impacted by the July floods in eastern Kentucky. FEMA moved the deadline back to Oct. 28 for homeowners and renters who suffered damage to their property from the flooding.

South Dakotans ride with rodeo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — About 650 youth qualified for the rodeo ring this year in the South Dakota 4-H Rodeo Finals in Fort Pierre. It was 668 to be exact. “We’ve had an increase over the last two years,” state 4-H finals secretary Kim Larson said. “We’ve had more entrants in rodeo projects and more entrants in the finals.”

Michaels opens new store in London

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Michaels opened its doors to the London community for the first time over the weekend. Michaels, an arts, crafts and home decor store, celebrated its grand opening in London on Saturday, Sept. 24. The store has self-checkout registers, a framing center, and of course, crafts and DIY supplies you may need.

Why Iranian women are burning hijabs and cutting their hair in the street

(The Hill) – Iran has been rocked by protests over the past week following the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody who was detained after allegedly not wearing a hijab properly. The country’s morality police, which is responsible for enforcing what is deemed proper religious observance in...

Patriots Must Figure Out Their Offensive Identity Amid Costly Mistakes

Curran: Patriots must figure out their offensive identity amid costly mistakes originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston. Well, you can’t say it wasn’t interesting. Or fun. And I have the receipts to prove it. But as Sunday’s wildly entertaining and mildly disturbing loss to the Ravens wound down,...