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Monstrous rumors stoke hostility to Pakistan's anti-polio drive

"I will stab anyone who comes to my house with polio drops," Khan growled, refusing to be filmed or photographed as he shopped in a fly-blown bazaar on the outskirts of Peshawar, a city scarred by years on the frontline of Islamist militancy in Pakistan. This dangerous hostility to immunization teams flared last week after religious hardliners in the city spread false rumors, raising a scare on social media that some children were being poisoned and dying from contaminated polio vaccines. Mobs...
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Facebook's Secretive Cryptocurrency Payment System Is Apparently Code-Named 'Project Libra'

Facebookcoin, or whatever we’re calling it, is reportedly getting even closer to becoming a reality.Read more...
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Here's How to Get the Coastal Look Right

Designer Ashley Gilbreath creates a comfortable, inviting beach house.
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This incredible zoom-out reminds us just how powerful Hubble really is

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of those things that seems like it's always been around. Its mission, which just recently passed the 29 year mark, has provided mankind with some of the most stunning glimpses of the cosmos ever, and while it's getting up there in terms of age it's still performing at an incredibly high level.Hubble can peer deep into space thanks to its powerful lenses but when NASA reveals images of far-off galaxies and other features it's difficult to put its ...
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Is Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd's (SGX:S63) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Vincent Chong has been the CEO of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX:S63) since 2016...
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Kelly Clarkson Undergoes Surgery to Remove Her Appendix Hours After Hosting Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson Has Appendix Removed Hours After Hosting Music Awards
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Climate change forcing Alaskans to hunt for new ways to survive

As far back as he can remember, Willard Church Jr. has gone out ice fishing well into the month of April, chopping holes that were easily four feet deep into the Kanektok River near his home. "I am a hunter and a fisherman and I have spent my whole life living the subsistence lifestyle," Church, 55, a member of the Yupik Eskimo community, told an AFP team that recently visited the remote village of about 700 people that sits by the Bering Sea and the Kuskokwim Bay. As world leaders and scienti...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Afp, Bering Sea, Kuskokwim Bay, Willard Church Jr, Kanektok River, Yupik Eskimo


Maine Senate rejects ending religious exemptions for vaccinations

An effort to end all non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations in Maine was in limbo on Thursday after the state Senate voted to amend it to allow parents to keep opting out on religious grounds. The bill had passed the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives last month, making Maine one of at least seven states considering ending non-medical exemptions amid the worst outbreak of measles in the United States in 25 years. In a close vote, 18 lawmakers in the Democratic-led ...
Tags: Science, Senate, United States, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Democratic, Maine Senate


Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground

Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To help clear things up, these researchers went all out and just straight up built a robotic dinosaur to test their theory: that these proto-birds flapped their “wings” well before they ever flew. Now, this isn’t some hyper-controversial position or anything. It’s pretty reasonable when you think about it: natural selection tends to emphasize existing features rather than invent ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Beijing, Dinosaurs, Robotics, Jing Shan Zhao of Tsinghua University, Caudipteryx


End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission

Paper says risk between male partners is zero if virus fully suppressed by antiretroviralsAids timeline: from Terry Higgins to PrEPAn end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner.The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Aids and HIV, Terry Higgins


That New Jon Snow Theory Sucks, and Here's Why

The latest episode of Game of Thrones bought the war to end all wars crashing down on Winterfell, with a surprisingly dramatic conclusion to one of the show’s biggest threats. It’d be exciting, if only had it not brought with it a tide of completely ridiculous fandom nonsense.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Winterfell, Fan Theories, Night King


AIDS drugs prevent sexual transmission of HIV in gay men

After eight years of follow-up of the so-called serodifferent couples, the study found no cases at all of HIV transmission within couples. The study proves, the researchers said, that using antiretroviral therapy to suppress the AIDS virus to undetectable levels also means it cannot be passed on via sex, the researchers said. "Our findings provide conclusive evidence for gay men that the risk of HIV transmission with suppressive ART is zero," said Alison Rodger, a professor at University Colle...
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Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men: study

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus "untransmittable" even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research showed Friday. The Europe-wide study monitored nearly 1,000 gay male couples over a period of eight years, where one partner was HIV-positive and receiving antiretroviral (ART) treatment, while the other was HIV negative. Doctors did not find a single case of in-couple HIV transmission within that time, raising hopes that widespread ART programmes could event...
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Upgraded Hyperledger Fabric Sees 7-Fold Increase in Transaction Speed

Researchers have re-engineered the Hyperledger Fabric to support almost seven times more transactions per second (TPS), according to a May 2 news release from Canada’s University of Waterloo. A new series of optimizations increased the volume of data that the blockchain — used by financial institutions, IT giants and engineering companies — can process. Where it formerly maxed out around 3,000 TPS, the researchers claim they managed to achieve 20,000 TPS.
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Our Chewbacca Has Passed: Peter Mayhew Dies at Age 74

Peter Mayhew, the kind-hearted, lovable actor who brought Star Wars’ Chewbacca to life for almost 40 years, died this week at the age of 74.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Rip, Lucasfilm, Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew


PG&E says SEC investigating it for disclosures, losses for wildfires

PG&E Corp said in a regulatory filing that it learned on March 20 that the SEC was investigating it in relation to its public disclosures and accounting for losses associated with the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires and the 2015 Butte fire. PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to 16 million customers in northern and central California, faces widespread litigation, government investigations and liabilities that could potentially exceed $30 billion because of the fires in ...
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Alaska's indigenous people feel the heat of climate change

The cemetery has already been moved twice, the old school is underwater and the new one is facing the same fate as erosion constantly eats away at the land in Napakiak. The tiny village located in southwestern Alaska, along the meandering Kuskokwim River, is one of dozens of coastal indigenous communities across the state that are on the front lines of climate change, their very existence and way of life threatened by the warming temperatures. "The shoreline keeps eroding much faster than pred...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Afp, Kuskokwim River, Walter Nelson, Napakiak The tiny


12 Products People With Lyme Disease Swear By

The Mighty community shares which products help them manage the pain and symptoms of their Lyme disease.
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So How Hard Is It to Shoot Down a Stealth Bomber?

The entire kill chain for bringing down an invading aircraft is not as easy as the horrific shoot down of flight MH-17 might suggest.Seventy years ago today, Col. Paul Tibbets flew the Enola Gay on a mission that would change the course of world history and set the stage for the development of nuclear deterrence. The mission itself was straightforward, but the enormous scientific and industrial activity leading up to it was not. The atomic weapon, "Little Boy,” involved a massive industrial effo...
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House passes bill to keep US in Paris climate accord

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Trump announced in mid-2017 that he was pulling out of the accord, arguing it imposed unfair environmental standards on US firms and government, and that remaining in the deal would pose a threat to the American economy. The earliest possible exit would be November 2020, the mo...
Tags: Science, US, United States, House, Paris, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump


Cute or creepy: why humans love some species, loathe others

The Chinese giant salamander, the largest amphibian in the world, is not cute. Weighing as much as an adult human, it has slimy brown skin, a giant mouth curled to a gormless grin, and puny, mistrustful eyes. It is also one of the world's most endangered species.
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Uber Users in Denver Can Now Buy Train and Bus Tickets Directly From the App

Love it or hate it, Denver is turning to Uber to make navigating public transit a little smoother for anyone with a smartphone.Read more...
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The Navy and Marines Are Deploying a 'Lightning Carrier' to the Pacific

Capable of carrying more F-35B's than ever before.
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Undiagnosed high blood pressure a 'ticking time bomb', say experts

More than a million under-45s are living with potentially lethal undiagnosed high blood pressure, a new analysis shows. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned of a “ticking time bomb”, with approximately four million people under the age of 65 undiagnosed. Untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and is also linked to a heightened risk of vascular dementia. It can usually be managed through lifestyle changes and medication. The BHF analysis of offi...
Tags: UK, Science, Nice, Public Health England, NHS Health Check, British Heart Foundation BHF, Simon Gillespie, Jamie Waterall


STD Symptoms: Common STDs and Their Symptoms

A list of common and possible STD symptoms and potential causes.
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Alleged Russian whale spy defects to Norway

A wayward whale strapped with Russian equipment seems to have fallen for Norway and its people.
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The Most Common Causes of UTIs Go Way Beyond Having Sex

Here’s what you can do to keep painful infections out of your life.
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U.S. rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role in crafting policies governing the polar region, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday before a meeting of the group in Finland next week. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland, starting on Monday, which comes amid concerns over China's increased commercial interests in the Arctic.
Tags: Science, China, United States, Arctic, Finland, State, Rovaniemi Finland, Arctic Council, Mike Pompeo


Renewables Outproduced Coal Power in the U.S. for the First Time Ever

Here's how we got to this point.
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Green new meal: restaurants can charge diners to reduce their carbon food-print

California program will add an optional 1% surcharge to diners’ checks to help fight climate change A program pays farmers $10 per ton of carbon removed from the atmosphere. Photograph: Anne Cusack/LA Times via Getty Images Dining out isn’t the most eco-friendly activity, thanks to the carbon footprint of food brought in and the waste inherent in running a restaurant. Now, an effort by California restaurants wants diners to help fight climate change – by paying more. Concerned eateries can j...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Anthony Myint, LA Times, California Air Resources Board CARB, CDFA, Karen Ross, Anne Cusack, Getty Images Dining, Restore California Renewable Restaurant Program, Perennial Farming Initiative



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