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Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness – and could lead to new treatments<p>Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The …

Drone Drowns In Yellowstone Hot Spring

This is why we can't have nice things.<p>According to the National Park Service, a tourist crashed a camera-equipped drone into Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest geothermal hot spring. In May, the National Park Service banned drones from Yosemite National Park, and in June that ban expanded …

Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

APOD: A Luminous Night (2014 Aug 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Phil Hart http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140809.html Explanation: What shines in the world at night? Just visible to the eye, a rare electric blue glow spread along the shores of Victoria Lake on January 16, 2013. Against reflections of a light near the horizon, this digitally stacked long exposure recorded the bioluminescence of noctiluca scintillans, plankton stimulated by the lapping waves. Above, the night skies of the Gippsland Lakes region, Victoria, Australia shine with a fainter greenish airglow. Oxygen atoms in the upper atmosphere, initially excited by ultraviolet sunlight, produce the more widely seen fading atmospheric chemiluminescence. Washed out by the Earth's rotation, the faint band of the southern summer Milky Way stretches from the horizon as star trails circle the South Celestial Pole. http://philhart.com/blogs/phil Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140809 #APOD

Why Ebola Isn’t A 'Global Health Emergency'–At Least Not In The Way You Might Think

It's not going to cause massive worldwide epidemics<p>In the wee hours of the morning, the World Health Organization officially declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern." Sounds pretty scary, right? So does that mean Americans should be hiding …

US to appoint its first ambassador to Somalia in over 20 years

The US pulled its diplomats out of Mogadishu after the 'Black Hawk Down' incident in 1993 that left 18 Americans dead<p>Barack Obama is to appoint the United States' first ambassador to Somalia since the "Black Hawk Down" incident more than 20 years ago, in a show of faith that "better are times are …

U.S. Discloses Secret Somalia Military Presence Of Up To 120 Troops

By Phil Stewart<p>WASHINGTON, July 2(Reuters) - U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.<p>The comments are the first …

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U.S. Says It's Been Operating Secretly in Somalia Since 2007

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United States revealed it has maintained a secret military presence in Somalia over the past …

US gives details of its military presence in Somalia

<b>The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia.</b><p>US officials told Reuters news agency that there were "up to 120 troops on the ground".<p>The BBC has seen some of these soldiers, who work with African Union and Somali government troops …

Somalia, Guinea, Djibouti, Egypt and Sierra Leone have highest FGM rates

Female genital mutilation and child marriage still prevalent in parts of global south, but Kenya making 'huge progress' on FGM through community action<p>Girls in parts of the global south continue to be married young, with more than half of girls in the least developed countries wed before their 18th …

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