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The food we eat is contributing to the rise of superbugs, report suggests

The food we eat is contributing to the rise of superbugs, report suggests

ShareResearchers have detected the building blocks of superbugs—bacteria resistant to the antibiotics used to fight them—in the environment near large factory farms in the United States.An investigation conducted by global animal welfare non-profit (WAP) identified what are known as "antibiotic resistance genes" (ARGs) in waterways and soils near these farms that could pose a significant threat to public health, according to a shared exclusively with Newsweek.In October 2020, investigators took 45 water samples and 45 soil samples from eight sites in eastern North Carolina both downstream...

Apr 16
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Artificial "mini-moon" set to fly very close to earth before saying farewell

Artificial "mini-moon" set to fly very close to earth before saying farewell

ShareAn artificial "mini-moon" is set to fly "very close" to Earth before leaving our planet's orbit, astronomers say.The mini-moon, dubbed 2020 SO, is actually a 1960s-era piece of that was temporarily captured by the Earth's orbit.The object was first spotted on September 17, 2020, by the 71-inch Pan-STARRS1 telescope atop Mount Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii.Soon after its discovery, astronomers began to speculate that the object was artificial due to its unusual characteristics. Researchers subsequently determined that it was in fact the upper stage from an launched in 1966 as...

Jan 22
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Dr Fauci wants Americans to wear masks for 'at least' 100 days into Joe Biden presidency

Dr Fauci wants Americans to wear masks for 'at least' 100 days into Joe Biden presidency

ShareDr. , the U.S. government's top infectious disease specialist, has suggested that Americans could wear masks for "at least" 100 days after is inaugurated as president.The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases made the comments in response to a question about what the Biden administration can do in its first days in order to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus.Fauci told NPR on Thursday that the new administration will also likely "put a lot of effort" into accelerating the rollout of the vaccine program."We want to get it to one million...

Jan 8
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Old Russian satellite and Chinese rocket at "very high risk" of colliding, could create big mess in space

Old Russian satellite and Chinese rocket at "very high risk" of colliding, could create big mess in space

ShareExperts say there is a "very high risk" that two large pieces of space junk—a defunct satellite and on old rocket part—could collide on Thursday evening.LeoLabs, a California-based company that tracks space debris, said their modeling suggests the satellites will miss each other by less than 82 feet, but that there is up to a 20 percent chance of a collision.The combined mass of both objects, which are in low-Earth orbit at an altitude of around 615 miles, is roughly 2.8 metric tons, the company said.Orbital debris is defined as any man-made object orbiting our planet that no longer...

Oct 14
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Trump-affiliated consultant linked to Facebook pages inciting voter panic over next Civil War

Trump-affiliated consultant linked to Facebook pages inciting voter panic over next Civil War

ShareA pair of right-wing fake news publishers and a social media consultant tied to the Trump campaign are linked to a network of websites and Facebook pages spreading the idea that the November election could lead to violence between Americans of opposing political views, The Guardian reported.According to the news outlet, the network is owned and operated by father-and-son duo Dino Porrazzo Sr. and Dino Porrazzo Jr., who have a California-based company called AFF Media.These pages contain content that praises President and promotes far-right, anti-government militias, such as the Three...

Oct 4
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Trump says he will protect cops who attack protesters—"You gotta be able to fight"

Trump says he will protect cops who attack protesters—"You gotta be able to fight"

SharePresident Donald Trump has said he would protect officers who "fight back" against unruly protesters during a speech on Friday evening.The president made the remarks during a mini-rally at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey with members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYCPBA), the largest police union representing officers from the NYPD, in attendance, Mediaite reported.Trump began his speech by citing several recent incidents where police have been attacked by members of the public. These included an NYPD sergeant who was struck by a hit-and-run...

August 15, 2020
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The WHO has recommended rescheduling cannabis in international law for the first time in history

The WHO has recommended rescheduling cannabis in international law for the first time in history

Google Tag ManagerShare The World Health Organization has suggested that cannabis should be downgraded, or "rescheduled," given the mounting evidence showing that the drug could prove beneficial in treating a number of health problems.This marks a significant change in WHO's position, which for the last 60 years has said that cannabis should not be used in medicine, according to an article in the .The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has recommended that cannabis resin and other marijuana products should be downgraded from a schedule IV to a schedule I drug under international...

February 11, 2019
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WHO expert condemns language stigmatizing coronavirus after Trump repeatedly calls it the "Chinese virus"

WHO expert condemns language stigmatizing coronavirus after Trump repeatedly calls it the "Chinese virus"

ShareA senior World Health Organization (WHO) official criticized the use of stigmatizing language which associates the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with ethnic Chinese people.Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's health emergency programs, made the comments after President Donald Trump defended his use of the term "" when referring to the outbreak."I think we've been very clear right since the beginning of this event that viruses know no borders and they don't care [about] your ethnicity, the color of your skin, how much money you have in the bank," Ryan told a reporter from the at a WHO press...

March 19, 2020
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Italy could be free of new COVID-19 cases by May 16, 10 weeks after country went into lockdown

Italy could be free of new COVID-19 cases by May 16, 10 weeks after country went into lockdown

ShareItaly may be virtually free of new COVID-19 cases by the middle of May, statistical research has indicatedExperts from the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) carried out calculations using data from the Civil Protection Department on the rate of infections, concluding that the disease could be practically eliminated in the country within the period May 5 to May 16.Coronavirus Is Having a Major Impact on the EnvironmentRead more"We are going in the right direction and we must not change our strategy in the least. The return to normality will be a gradual process... the...

March 31, 2020
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Bats harbouring six new types of coronavirus, scientists discover, as humans risk exposure

Bats harbouring six new types of coronavirus, scientists discover, as humans risk exposure

ShareA team of researchers has identified six previously unknown viruses that belong to the same coronavirus family as the pathogen responsible for the COVID-19 disease pandemic, known as SARS-CoV-2.The scientists, led by Marc Valitutto with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute, detected the novel viruses in free-ranging bats living in the southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, according to a study published in the open-access journal .Coronaviruses are a group of viruses containing the pathogens that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS,)...

April 10, 2020
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