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Improved RNA data visualization method gets to the bigger picture faster

Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers to develop snapshots of single-cell gene expression not only several times faster but also at much higher-resolution. This innovation by mathematicians will reduce the rendering time of a million-point single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data set from over three hours down to just fifteen minutes.

Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes

In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska vary during the summer much more than was assumed.

Duchess shines light on dangers of osteoporosis

Camilla, 71, opened up about her late mother Rosalind, who died of the bone disease in 1994

Airbus scraps A380 superjumbo jet as sales slump

The aircraft manufacturer ends production of the superjumbo after key buyer Emirates cuts order. Source: BBC

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

Nearly 330,000 A&E patients waited for more than four hours last month in England. Source: BBC

British IS schoolgirl ‘wants to return home’

One of three teenagers who left the UK in 2015 to join the Islamic State group is living in a camp in Syria. Source: BBC

Omar, Venezuela envoy clash on U.S. meddling in Latin America

Elliott Abrams, the State Department's special representative to Venezuela, was involved in controversial foreign policy decisions during the Cold War

Pompeo: Iran is “weaker” because of U.S. sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for an interview with CBS News foreign correspondent Roxana Saberi during an international summit on the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland. Saberi joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the interview.

Former Air Force Intelligence agent accused of spying for Iran

A former U.S. Air Force Intelligence specialist who defected to Iran was indicted Wednesday for giving Iranians information about a top secret U.S. program. She's also accused of revealing the identities of other intelligence officers. David Martin reports.

Cannabis use in teens linked to risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 percent of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years used cannabis in the last month.

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Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

The gunman was also killed and five police officers were struck by gunfire, police say. Source: BBC

Is there a suicide crisis for British veterans?

Military charities say they are not coping with the increased demand for mental health support. Source: BBC

Dos tercios de personas no querían que Trump declarara una emergencia nacional

Solo 3 de cada 10 estadounidenses dijeron que el presidente Donald Trump debería declarar una emergencia nacional para construir un muro a lo largo de la frontera con México, según una encuesta de la CNN realizada por SSRS a principios de febrero. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com