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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:31 +0200

Italy earthquake: Death toll over 240 amid rescue efforts
The death toll in the Italian earthquake reaches 241 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors in the rubble of Amatrice and nearby small towns.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:36:56 GMT

France 'burkini ban': Court to rule on beach fines
A top French court is being asked to overturn bans imposed by 30 towns and cities on women wearing full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis".
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:15:19 GMT

Hope Solo: USA goalkeeper suspended for six months for 'cowards' comment
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:45:18 GMT

Colombians celebrate as peace deal is reached with Farc rebels
Colombians celebrate the announcement of a historic peace agreement to put an end to more than five decades of conflict.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:38:09 GMT

Orlando club shooting: Survivors' medical bills waived
Hospitals in Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:16:26 GMT


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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:16:49 +0200

GCSE results show significant decline
This year's GCSE results show the biggest ever year-on-year decline, blamed on an increase in retakes in England.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:16:38 GMT

Camber Sands deaths: Five men 'on day trip from London'
Five men who died in the sea at Camber Sands on the hottest day of the year were on a day trip from London, police say.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:07:41 GMT

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - is transferred to prison after more than 30 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:55:31 GMT

'Unsafe' A&E services halted in Stafford
Children's accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital are suspended after senior staff said it was "not clinically safe".
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:28 GMT

Poland tops birth country list for UK immigrants
Poland overtakes India as the most common country of birth for UK immigrants as new statistics show estimated net migration remains close to record levels.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:28:42 GMT



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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:20:50 +0200

EgyptAir hijack: Man jumps from plane cockpit window
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:46:23 GMT

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:42:10 GMT

Armed man shot by police at US Capitol building
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:29:40 GMT

How did FBI unlock dead gunman's iPhone?
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:22:51 GMT

Library cuts: How flagship building made savings
Birmingham's new £189m library had to shed staff and reduce hours within two years of opening.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:16 GMT


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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:07:44 +0200

China jaywalkers given instant road safety lesson
Jaywalkers in a Chinese city are taken to a classroom and taught about traffic rules.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:26:23 GMT

'Bagpipe lung' warning for wind musicians
Trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers beware - playing a wind instrument could damage your lungs, say doctors.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:24:25 GMT

Fruit smugglers 'upgrade' Russian border road
Route on the Russian-Belarusian border is secretly upgraded by fruit smugglers.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:39:46 GMT

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:36:01 EDT

Conflicts subverting improved health conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region
Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific study.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:19 EDT

Excess weight linked to eight more cancer types
There's yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:12 EDT

Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change
Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe -- according to a new report. Hay fever is a common allergic condition that is caused by an allergy to pollen -- including tree pollen (released during spring), grass pollen (released during the end of spring and beginning of summer) or weed pollen (especially released late autumn).
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:06 EDT

We are all 'wired' for addiction, says researcher
Drug addicts and non-addicts may have more in common than ever thought, according to a researcher who found that to some degree, everyone’s brain is “wired” to become addicted.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:27:06 EDT

Protein that promotes the breakdown of fat identified, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments
A protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells – and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes – can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat, scientists have discovered.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:27:04 EDT

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:14 +0200

Orlando Nightclub Shooting Survivors Will Have Medical Bills Forgiven
Two hospitals that treated the victims of a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida nightclub in June say they will not bill the survivors for the cost of their treatment. Fifty-three people were wounded in the June 12 shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The parent company of Orlando Regional Medical Center, located not far from Pulse nightclub, said Wednesday it will seek reimbursement from the health...
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:08:17 -0400

UN Human Rights Chief Wants Independent Probe of Yemen Violations
The United Nations’ human rights chief Thursday called for an independent international investigation of abuses in Yemen that include military attacks on residential areas and medical facilities. In a statement, U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Yemeni civilians “have suffered unbearably over the years” because of armed conflicts, adding  “. . . they continue to suffer, absent any form of accountability and justice, while those responsible for the violations and abuses...
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:53:56 -0400

Strong Opposition Bid Seen in Gabon Presidential Election
Gabon President Ali Bongo is facing a tough challenge in his bid for another term in office.  The runup to Saturday's vote has been tense, with the opposition questioning Bongo's citizenship and eligibility. Ten challengers are vying to end nearly 50 years of rule by the Bongo family during the one-round presidential poll. The results may hinge on popular discontent over the state of the Gabonese economy, which relies heavily on oil revenue and has been deeply affected by the...
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:13 -0400

Submarine Data Leak Could be Setback for Indian Navy
A massive leak of secret data relating to the combat capabilities of submarines being built for the Indian navy by a French shipbuilder could delay their induction as India investigates the huge security breach.  More than 22,000 pages of information relating to Scorpene submarines were made public by The Australian newspaper. India is not the only one affected by the confidentiality breach. The Scorpene, made by French firm, DCNS, is currently being used by Malaysia and Chile,...
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:54:33 -0400

South Korean Nuclear Proponents: Conventional Deterrence is Failing
South Korean advocates of nuclear deterrence say the government in Seoul must pursue its own nuclear weapons programs to defend against North Korea’s growing nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. Song Dae-sung, a political science professor at Kunkuk University in Seoul and author of the book Let’s Have Nuclear Power makes the case for a nuclear armed South Korea. “If North Korea becomes a nuclear-armed state and its adversary does not own nuclear power, then the non-nuclear...
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:58:34 -0400

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200

WWII: The Liberation of Paris (1944)

The Liberation of Paris is considered the last battle of the Normandy Campaign to free France from German occupation. In July, about a month after the Allied invasions of southern France and Normandy, Allied ground troops finally broke out of the beachheads and began a rapid advance across northern France. With help from the French resistance, Free French and US forces and liberated Paris in August. Why did the German military governor of Paris disobey Hitler's order to leave the city in ruins? Discuss

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:19:35 +0200

UN chief submits report related to use of chemical weapons in Syria to the Security Council
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report to the Security Council outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions of, nine selected cases related to incidents involving the use of chemicals weapons in Syria.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:18:44 EST

Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in three years – UN labour agency
With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the United Nations labour agency today called for greater efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and decent work.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:44:58 EST

Ban releases follow-up to report on the death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released a follow-up note to the 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts that was established to examine and assess new information regarding the death of former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:34:56 EST

UN envoy encouraged by preparations for upcoming Palestinian local elevations
United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Piper today said he is encouraged by preparations for the early October poll across the occupied West Bank and Gaza – the first such concurrent elections in a decade – and appealed to all Palestinian parties to stick to the agreed code of conduct and to refrain from actions that could undermine the process.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:50:57 EST

UN relief wing monitoring situations in Italy and Myanmar after strong earthquakes
In the wake of powerful earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said the UN and its partners stand ready to support both countries and local actors should any humanitarian support be needed.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:59:40 EST World | National Breaking News
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:25:30 GMT

Rats in the ranks, chasing the PM's tail?
A DAY after announcing police will investigate a leak of classified defence documents, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watched a game of rats and rabbits.

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:17 GMT

SA woman charged after corruption probe
AN investigation by South Australia's corruption watchdog has led to the arrest of an Adelaide woman charged with deception offences.

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:15 GMT


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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Althea Gibson (1927)

Gibson, a US tennis player, was the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour. Though tennis had essentially been segregated until that time, she was finally given an opportunity to play at the US Championships in 1950. Having broken the color barrier, she went on to become the first black person to win Wimbledon. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971. In 1964, Gibson became the first African-American player in what other sports organization? Discuss

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:32:32 +0200

The Fall Movie Preview 2016

New films from Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation, Lucasfilm and more!

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:31:30 +0000

Aliens 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Set Coming in September

James Cameron's classic sequel gets a special 30th anniversary edition

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:46:03 +0000

Snowden Movie Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Aces an Aptitude Test

The Oliver Stone film hits theaters September 16

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:57:22 +0000

Christoph Waltz Targets Dyson Role in Alita: Battle Angel

Rosa Salazar is headlining the Robert Rodriguez film

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:04:04 +0000

Watch this Exclusive Clip from Terror Toons 3

Goremaster H.G. Lewis stars in the deranged low budget sequel

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:41:13 +0000

Take Aim at a New Arrow Season 5 Promo

The series premieres October 5

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:05:13 +0000

Slasher Saga Fender Bender Coming to Blu-ray

Scream Factory's first original horror film slams onto home video in October

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:48:15 +0000

Ace Frehley in Dallas: Concert Report and 27 Exclusive Photos

Legendary sci-fi rock guitarist hits the stage in Dallas

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:36 +0000

CS Video: Fede Alvarez and His Don’t Breathe Cast

The intense thriller hits the big screen this Friday, August 26

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:07:37 +0000

Captain Marvel Director Shortlist Revealed

Brie Larson stars in the upcoming film

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:51:39 +0000

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:34:04 +0200

Great British Bake Off: More than 10 million tune in to first episode
The Great British Bake Off attracts an average 10.4 million viewers as it returned for a seventh series - a record opener for the BBC One show and beating the most-watched moments of the Rio Olympics.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:59:26 GMT

Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies at the age of 86 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, her family says.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:19:56 GMT

Prince's Paisley Park home to open to the public
The private estate and studio complex that belonged to Prince is to open to the public, six months after his death.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:25:44 GMT

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal against Blurred Lines copyright ruling
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are appealing against a court ruling which found that Blurred Lines was a copy of a Marvin Gaye track.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:09:50 GMT

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones is targeted in racist cyber-attack on her website
Intimate images of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and racist photos appear on her website after it was targeted in a cyber-attack.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:13:28 GMT

Britney Spears set for Apple Music Festival
Britney Spears is among 10 acts set to headline this year's Apple Music Festival, along with Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:03:56 GMT

Law & Order actor Steven Hill dies at 94
US actor Steven Hill, who was best known for roles on the original Law & Order and Mission: Impossible TV series, dies at the age of 94.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:25:30 GMT

Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses set for TV adaptation
Malorie Blackman's young adult novel Noughts and Crosses is to be made into a BBC One drama series.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:53:11 GMT

Opera theatre plan at Carphone Warehouse founder's estate
Plans are submitted to build the first new permanent opera theatre in England in just over decade by Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:48:31 GMT

Judge Dredd publisher buys Roy of the Rovers and classic comics archive
The publisher of cult comic 2000 AD announces it has bought Roy of the Rovers and dozens of other out-of-print 1970s and 1980s titles.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:04:17 GMT


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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200

The Cool Biz Campaign

In 2005, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment launched the Cool Biz campaign, a program intended to reduce electricity consumption by limiting air conditioner use. Government offices were asked to set their air conditioners to 82°F (28°C), and workers were advised to wear short-sleeved shirts to keep cool. According to estimates, the campaign resulted in a 460,000-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions—the equivalent of shutting down some 1 million households for what period of time? Discuss

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Light Therapy

Sometimes used to treat skin conditions, mood disorders, and sleep disorders, light therapy consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light for a prescribed amount of time. Visible violet light is used to activate a naturally occurring compound that kills acne-causing bacteria, while sunlight-mimicking light boxes and other infrared lights are used to treat seasonal affective disorder, a winter-related depressive disorder. What travel-related affliction is also treated with light therapy?

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT


In the 1970s, widespread fear of imminent natural and artificial disasters and societal collapse led to the development of survivalism, a subculture based on the anticipation of catastrophic events and the preparations involved in surviving disaster. The movement is still popular today. Survivalists stockpile food and water, build shelters, and learn skills that they believe will help them live through apocalyptic chaos. In survivalist terminology, what is a "BOB"?

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:19:39 +0200

Administrative ineptitude threatens to stymy Kenya’s track and field athletes
Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:34:00 +0200

Suspected Islamic State teenage suicide bomber kills 51 at a wedding in Turkey
Yet another suspected Islamic State attack has hit Turkey.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0200

Unbeaten Bolt wins triple-triple, bringing his stunning Olympic career to an end
Usain Bolt has completed a third successive sweep of sprint titles.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0200

#LochteGate: Teammate says Ryan Lochte played key role in Rio incident
The U.S. Olympic Committee has apologised to people of Brazil.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:34:00 +0200

​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
Several hundred refugees have slept on towels and blankets in the park near Como’s train station since the Swiss clampdown began in mid-July.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
“The population of Sisco lives in permanent fear. There are many provocateurs here ... We are living on a powder keg,” he said.'
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
The olympian and fellow US athlete Jimmy Feigen omitted details of their dispute with petrol station staff.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:10:00 +0200

The US election: What’s at stake for Africa’s quest to deepen democracy?
What lessons for democracy in Africa the Trump and Clinton campaigns may hold.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:57:00 +0200

Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Residents from the favelas of the Brazilian capital say the global showpiece and its legacy project have done nothing but compound their misery.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:42:00 +0200

Peeved Turkey takes issue with the West’s lukewarm reaction to the coup attempt
The Eu has not reacted well to Turkey's failed coup.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:31:00 +0200


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WASHINGTON, U.S. - A month before the first face-off in the highly anticipated fall debates, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to face heightened expectations, while polit
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U.S. State Department warns Americans in Gaza to depart ‘as soon as possible’ after Israeli shelling

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Donald Trump indicates ‘softening’ of undocumented immigrant handling; singer Cher supports Clinton

WASHINGTON, U.S. – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has postponed his immigration policy speech indefinitely, and questions have arisen as to how Trump will “round up”
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WASHINGTON, U.S. - A second cache of emails released by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch illustrates how special access was given to Clinton Foundation donors by staff, during her tenure
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Canterbury Bulldogs falter as North Queensland underline NRL title credentials
The North Queensland Cowboys are back on track to defend their NRL premiership after beating Canterbury, who have slipped out of the top four.
Thu Aug 25 12:06:06 UTC 2016

Fire readiness must remain a top priority
Fire fighters are not crying wolf over lack of preparedness.
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Blackface outrage: Mother paints son's skin for Book Week parade
A mother who painted her son's skin black for a school Book Week parade has caused outrage on social media for a moment she described as a "parenting win".
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QBE rejects $1.2m payout for Parramatta Eels' Anthony Watmough
Insurer QBE has reportedly declined a $1.2 payout over Anthony Watmough's career-ending knee injury, leaving Parramatta to pay out the remainder of his NRL contract.
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French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen's newly-formed party will field candidates in next year's elections, in a direct challenge to his daughter.
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Thailand's Tourism Industry Works to Recover from Attacks
  Officials in Thailand are working to help the tourism industry in several provinces affected by deadly bombings earlier this month. Bombings in several southern provinces killed or wounded more than 30 people, including foreigners. Experts say more attacks could have a deeper effect on the industry, which is very important to the country’s economy. Economists at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce say the attacks may cause up to 365,000 fewer people to visit...
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:00:09 +0000

Zika Could Affect Adult Brains, Says New Study
  New research suggests the Zika virus may damage some cells in adult brains. Until now, scientists mainly worried about Zika’s effects on the brains of babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy. The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology carried out the new research. The findings were published last week in the Cell Stem Cell journal. The research suggests the Zika virus could infect some kinds of adult cells....
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:40:07 +0000

Video Calling Services Compared
  Last week, Google launched Duo, a new video calling app. It was first announced in May this year. Duo means “two.” As its name suggests, Duo allows two callers to connect on an Android or iOS device. Duo is easy to use and does not require knowing someone else’s user name. Video calls can be placed simply with phone numbers. But Duo does require users to download an app. And it enters a crowded field of video calling services, including Skype, FaceTime,...
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Olympic Rewind: How Did Athletes Featured by VOA Perform in Rio?
  VOA Learning English featured a number of athletes who were to compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. During the closing ceremony Sunday night, Rio’s mayor passed the Olympic flag to the city of Tokyo, Japan. In the highlight of the night, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at the Maracanã stadium dressed as the famous video game character Super Mario. Japan will host the next Summer Olympics in 2020. But, it is worth looking back to...
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:30:32 +0000

For People Too Busy to Garden, FarmBot Can Help
Growing your own vegetables is not easy if you are too busy to garden. Now, a California startup company is taking human hands out of gardening: introducing the FarmBot.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:30:17 +0000


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