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Plastics pollution in drinking water

Microplastic pollution is not a risk to human health … yet

In its first summary of the latest research into the impact of the tiny plastic pollutants on humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that they have been found...
Polluted water

The water crisis is spreading silently around the world

Smoke on the water In some regions, rivers and lakes are so polluted that they are literally catching fire. Prime examples include the Bellandur Lake in Bangalore, India, which has...
Okinawa battle

5 myths about the Geneva Conventions as they turn 70

The Geneva Conventions are the cornerstone of international humanitarian law, often called the laws of war, which aim to reduce suffering during times of armed conflict. As they turn...
Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

Ten years on, crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’

“We are here today to remember those who have lost their lives in the conflict, and to remind of those still struggling to survive and rebuild their lives” Edward...

New York signs historic law to slash climate pollution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), a law codifying some of the strongest climate pollution reduction requirements in the country. The...

Ohioans have lost more than 1 million years of life due to drug overdose...

The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a person's life ends prematurely, much...

At least 24 killed in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan

A person threw a gasoline-like liquid at Kyoto Animation's building At least 24 people have died in Japan due to an arson attack at animation studios in the city of...

Ebola is actually a public health emergency in Congo

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with...

Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this century. UC Riverside scientists wanted to...

Trump criticizes several U.S. democratic Congresswomen: “Back to your country.”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, attacked several Democratic legislators on Sunday, urging them to return to their countries of origin, which he described as "places infested...
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‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...
Fitness gamification

A little competition improves the results of your exercise

Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work. Researchers combined behavioral insights, gaming elements such as...
Professional gamers

Seating position and movements predict a eSports player’s skill level in 77% of cases

A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than...
Backyard chicken poultry

Risks and advantages of raising chickens in your backyard

When it comes to backyard poultry farming, there are some basic do’s and don’ts for keeping both you and your animals safe. Backyard poultry farming...

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