Category: Science & Health

#DeleteFacebook : WhatsApp Co-Founder Backs Campaign Against Rival

#DeleteFacebook : WhatsApp Co-Founder Backs Campaign Against Rival © Sputnik/ Natalia SeliverstovaWorld11:24 21.03.2018Get short URL 0 0 0 With European Parliament President Antonio Tajani already pledging a probe into the alleged misuse of Facebook users’ personal data, the campaign against the social networking giant is gathering strength. Writing on his Twitter page, co-founder of WhatsApp Brian […]

Russia: Asking permission before taking organs is ‘inhumane’

At least two lawsuits filed at a top European court claim Russia violated Europe’s Human Rights Convention by removing organs from the recently dead without telling relatives. Russia’s response: Asking relatives’ permission would be “inhumane.” Documents provided to The Associated Press detail how Russia is fighting charges over the way it harvests organs in two […]

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown

Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services investigation found the University of Maryland Medical […]

Scott Kelly’s genes and NASA’s twin study on him, explained

Scott Kelly did not mutate into a genetic freak during his year living aboard the International Space Station. You might have gotten that impression last week, though, when several news outlets wrongly reported that 7 percent of the astronaut’s genes had changed after his year on the International Space Station. Kelly added to the confusion […]

US Army Close to Fielding Howitzers Firing Hypersonic, Precision-Strike Shells

US Army Close to Fielding Howitzers Firing Hypersonic, Precision-Strike ShellsCC BY 2.0 / Jonathan Mallard / HowitzerMilitary & Intelligence23:12 20.03.2018Get short URL 0 02 The US Army is planning to demonstrate artillery technology capable of firing hypersonic projectiles sooner rather than later. Speaking to Defense News on March 19, Brigadier General Stephen Maranian, team leader for the Long-Range […]

Sweet Science: Russian Scientists Come Up With Healthy ‘Golden’ Chocolate

Sweet Science: Russian Scientists Come Up With Healthy ‘Golden’ ChocolateBeTa-ArtworksTech22:08 20.03.2018(updated 22:18 20.03.2018) Get short URL 0 10 Scientists from Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok have created a chocolate highly enriched with an imaginatively derived ginseng extract. Developed by a postgraduate student at the university’s school of biomedicine, the chocolate’s main ginseng ingredient is obtained in a […]

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

0 Shares Email A deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neighboring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. In a statement, WHO said it has reached out to 16 countries to help with preparedness and response to […]

US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors

Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration issued a call Tuesday for more information about flavored cigars and electronic cigarettes, which currently have no flavor […]

The Latest: Lawyers debate 15-week abortion ban in court

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation — the strictest in the nation (all times local): 11 a.m. A federal judge has heard arguments from attorneys seeking and opposing an order that would temporarily block a new Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. The measure is the most […]