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Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it’s more like being a Hollywood star’s agent than a communications official for the zoo. That’s what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin The Cincinnati…

Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying…

Winter is off to late start in normally frigid rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of rural Alaska have opened…

IBM ends 22-quarter streak of falling revenue

The fourth-quarter sales gain of 4 percent was modest, and it won’t erase the doubts of industry analysts who are skeptical that a genuine turnaround is underway at IBM. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin IBM reported revenue growth for…

Seattle startup generator Pioneer Square Labs raises $15 million

The company has spun out nine startups and will use the new investment, primarily from Boulder-based Foundry Group, to churn out more. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin By Seattle Times business reporter Pioneer Square Labs has raised $15 million…

Blood test to detect early signs of 8 cancers gives promising results

The test — still far from ready for the public — covers cancer of the breast, colon and lung and five other kinds that don’t have screening tests for people at average risk: ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic and esophageal. RSS.…

New blood test can detect early signs of 8 hidden cancers

The test is the first to screen for the eight forms of cancer responsible for more than 60 percent of U.S. cancer deaths, authors say. And five of the cancers — ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, esophageal — now have no…

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions. Researchers hope they’re finally closing in on stronger flu shots. RSS. Epeak…

Bighorn sheep get new home at John Day River Basin

MAUPIN, Ore. — Jim Bittle’s participation in one of Oregon’s greatest wildlife success stories came strictly from behind. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin The Central Point man parlayed his position on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission into a…

NIH in a “scramble” to prepare for government shutdown

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown would be disruptive to research and morale at the National Institutes of Health but would not adversely affect patients already in medical studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the agency’s infectious disease chief said Thursday. RSS. Epeak…

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