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  • European lawmakers vote to ban single-use plastics
    Eu_lawmakers_vote_to_ban_single-use_plastics 2018-10-25 19:15:10 UTC
    European lawmakers have approved measures to reduce plastics polluting seas and oceans. A proposed ban targets the top 10 single-use plastic products that litter Europe's beaches. The European Parliament on Wednesday approved measures that could lead to a ban on single-use plastic items, inclu...

  • Laser Trio Win Nobel Prize In Physics
    Laser_trio_win_nobel_prize_in_physics 2018-10-02 18:38:17 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining. They include the first fem...

  • Migraine is misunderstood by those who don't suffer symptoms
    Migraine_is_often_misunderstood_by_those_who_do_not_suffer_symptoms 2018-09-19 05:10:47 UTC
    Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease that is often misunderstood by those who do not suffer symptoms, according to the Migraine Impact Report, a new survey recently released by Eli Lilly and Company and conducted by Nielsen. The report showed that respondents without the disease u...

  • Trump’s ‘unmitigated crap’ on California wildfires
    Trump%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%98unmitigated_crap%e2%80%99_about_wildfires_ 2018-08-07 21:23:33 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the California wildfires. But it wasn’t to express condolences for the victims or to praise the incredible bravery of firefighters — it was to try to score political points. And he did so by badly twisting the science of how wildfires work. In a no...

  • Judge: Trump Administration Must Fully Restore DACA Program
    Judge-_trump_administration_must_fully_restore_daca_program 2018-08-04 04:31:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program. U.S. District ...

  • Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt
    Americans_fleecing_their_savings_and_piling_up_debt 2018-07-23 17:42:08 UTC
    REUTERS — Despite roaring job growth and consumer spending, the U.S. economy is bolstered in large part by the poorer half of Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt. A Reuters analysis of U.S. household data shows that the bottom 60 percent of income-earners have accounted for mos...

  • Nikki Haley dismisses report on extreme poverty in America
    Nikki_haley_dismisses_report_on_extreme_poverty_in_america 2018-06-21 22:19:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON — In a letter to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) following his call for the Trump administration to uphold international human rights treaty obligations and present Congress with a plan to alleviate poverty, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley dismissed a non-partisan U.N. report on...

  • Mars: Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life
    Mars-_earth%e2%80%99s_neighbor_may_have_harbored_life 2018-06-07 19:30:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aero...

  • Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
    Victory_for_women_-_ireland_ends_abortion_ban 2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. Voters in the once deeply Catholic nat...

  • US police officers tased NBA player over parking violation
    Us_police_officers_tased_nba_player_over_parking_violation 2018-06-15 23:01:17 UTC
    Police bodycam footage of the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks star in January was released on Wednesday showing the player being tased after committing a parking violation. Sterling Brown is suing the police department after the video showed him being confronted by an officer outside a Walgreens f...

  • Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
    Nationwide_survey-_most_americans_are_considered_lonely 2018-09-26 21:40:04 UTC
    <blockquote>Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden — Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily l...

  • Fox Host Faces Ad Boycott After Bullying Parkland Student
    Fox_host_faces_ad_boycott_after_bullying_parkland_student 2018-03-29 17:42:58 UTC
    The right-wing propaganda giant Fox News host Laura Ingraham's put-down of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg as a whiny high school kid has prompted him to mount something more potent than a whine — a call for an ad boycott, which has already claimed one victory. Nutrish pet food said in a...

  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In an op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times, the 97-year-...

  • Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
    German_authorities_returned_two_wooden_busts_from_the_ancient_olmec_civilization_to_mexico 2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich on Tuesday, German authorities returned two wooden...

  • Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
    Un_report-_finland_world's_happiest_country__us_among_unhappiest 2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
    The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries. Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was Norway. In 2016, Denmark took the top spot. Meik...

  • 'We want change, we don't feel safe in schools anymore'
    'we_want_change__we_don't_feel_safe_in_schools_anymore' 2018-03-14 18:09:57 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change” in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month. The #ENOUGH Natio...

  • A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
    Physicist_stephen_hawking_died_ 2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public. Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician and physicist has died at the age...

  • Picture of Joe Biden speaking with a homeless man goes viral
    Picture_of_joe_biden_speaking_with_a_homeless_man_goes_viral 2018-03-12 07:41:33 UTC
    An image of former US Vice President Joe Biden speaking with a homeless man in Washington DC has gone viral, being shared more than 115,000 times on Facebook. The image was taken outside of an AMC cinema in Georgetown, with Mr Biden said to have been heading to see a film with his granddaughte...

  • France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
    France_wants_%22to_keep_a_cultural_relationship%22_with_iran 2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in Paris. Relations between Iran and France have g...

  • Florida students to lawmakers and Trump: 'Shame on you'
    Florida_students_to_lawmakers_and_trump-_'shame_on_you' 2018-02-18 08:49:13 UTC
    Victims of the recent Florida school shooting have called out politicians for their lack of action after yet another deadly massacre. "Shame on you!" the students said to Trump, NRA and U.S. lawmakers. Thousands of students, parents and gun control advocates rallied in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

  • Study: Dying Polar Bear Connected to Global Warming
    Dying_polar_bear_is_connected_to_global_warming-_study 2020-03-09 03:39:14 UTC
    Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier of the nonprofit group Sea Legacy, and published on National Geographic in early December, the video ignited a firestor...

  • Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
    Cape_town%e2%80%99s_critical_water_shortages_disaster_plan_%e2%80%9cday_zero%e2%80%9d 2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday. Hospitals, key ...

  • Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
    To_detect_deadliest_cancers_just_by_blood_test 2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
    The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds? <blockquote>Cancer of the ovaries, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colon and ...

  • Women's March 2018 Rallies Across the United States
    Women's_march_2018_rallies_across_the_united_states 2018-01-20 19:26:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year. The coordin...

  • iPhone overuse could hurt children’s developing brains
    Iphone_overuse_could_hurt_children%e2%80%99s_developing_brains 2018-01-09 04:39:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (C...