Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring has sprung early – potentially record early – in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew….

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spring has sprung early - potentially record early - in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew....

FCA reveals U.S. state, federal probes on diesel emissions

DETROIT (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has received subpoenas from U.S. federal and state authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, related to alleged excess diesel emissions by some of its vehicles, the automaker reveale…

DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has received subpoenas from U.S. federal and state authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, related to alleged excess diesel emissions by some of its vehicles, the automaker revealed in a filing with the SEC on Tuesday.

New target for Parkinson’s disease identified by researchers

Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk.

Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk.

A better way to measure the stiffness of cancer cells

Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but current technology cannot gauge cells individually. In a …

Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but current technology cannot gauge cells individually. In a study, researchers describe a technique for assessing an individual cell's stiffness using patterns that appear within its internal structure.

Two migration proteins boost predictive value of pancreatic cancer biomarker

Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team reports.

Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team reports.

From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems

Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning of the treatment. As a long-term study reveals, however, the alcohol consumption among…

Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning of the treatment. As a long-term study reveals, however, the alcohol consumption among these patients has increased considerably since the 1990s.

Starbucks To Open In Italy, Home Of Espresso, In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan. But Italian coffeehouse owners aren’t particularly worried. As one told us, they’re not even in the same business.

Starbucks has announced it will open its first location in Italy in this historic post office building in downtown Milan.

The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan. But Italian coffeehouse owners aren't particularly worried. As one told us, they're not even in the same business.

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Does someone want to check in on Emma Watson?

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Emma Watson explained that she’s often frustrated by her massive fame. “I’d walk down the red carpet and go into the bathroom,” she said of movie premieres. “I’d …look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Who is this?’ I didn’t connect with the person who was looking […]

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Emma Watson explained that she’s often frustrated by her massive fame. “I’d walk down the red carpet and go into the bathroom,” she said of movie premieres. “I’d …look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Who is this?’ I didn’t connect with the person who was looking […]