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Does A Larger Role For Midwives Mean Better Care?

In Great Britain, midwives deliver half of all babies, including Kate Middleton's first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In Sweden, Norway and France, midwives oversee most expectant and new mothers, enabling obstetricians to concentrate on high-risk births. In Canada and New …

Pregnancy

The world’s biggest drinkers meet the EU’s toughest alcohol laws

On a Friday night a team of two police officers and three officials from the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department (DTACD), carry out a number of raids in Lithuania's second largest city, Kaunas.<p>They aren’t looking for drug dealers, or tobacco smugglers but for vendors who are selling …

Alcohol

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply …

Asia Pacific

U.S. plans to move Israel's embassy to Jerusalem on May 14

JERUSALEM — The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday.<p>The date coincides with when Israel proclaimed independence in 1948.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved a security plan for "a …

Israel

The giant pot of money that public schools don't touch

Billionaire financier Steve Schwarzman this week donated $25 million to the public high school from which he graduated in 1965. It is believed to be …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

Montreal Is Going To Hit Record Breaking Double Digit Temperatures

<b>Montreal is pretty disgusting</b> looking right now.<p><b>The snow is melting</b> which means all the garbage that was buried underneath is now rotting on the …

Global Warming

How addiction hijacks the brain

Published: July, 2011<p>Desire initiates the process, but learning sustains it.<p>The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or …

Drug Addiction

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Astrophysics

China has boosted its huge stash of U.S. government debt

America's biggest foreign creditor is opening its wallet wider.<p>China's holdings of U.S. government debt swelled to $1.18 trillion by the end of 2017, up $127 billion from a year earlier, according to Treasury Department data published Thursday. That's an annual increase of 13%, the biggest since …

Economics

Hackers are using Google Play Store apps to secretly mine cryptocurrency on your Android phone

Sophos identified 19 apps in the Google Play Store that mine the cryptocurrency Monero<p>19 Android apps that secretly mine the cryptocurrency Monero …

Google Play

How NASA’s discovery is bad for us

Satellite images recently captured by NASA show large sections of Greenland and Antarctica are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously …

Global Warming

Legal marijuana foes offer a compromise: Decriminalize it

The legislation faces an uncertain future because it clashes with Gov. Phil Murphy's pledge to legalize cannabis use for adults.Frustrated by the …

Cannabis

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.<p>I wish someone had told me when I felt I had nothing to …

Loneliness

Evan Spiegel defends Snapchat redesign, says complaints only ‘validate’ the changes

Snapchat’s highly anticipated redesign has proven to be one of the company’s most controversial moves to date. Users, in various forms, have called on Snap to revert to the previous design, including one petition that has accumulated over 1 million signatures.<p>Today, however, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel …

Evan Spiegel

300 artificial islands in Dubai, 'The World,' may get another chance

The World, an archipelago of 300 islands in Dubai, has sat largely vacant for around 10 years. But construction is underway once again. The …

Lindsay Lohan

Careful, Alexa Is Listening

In a TV commercial for Amazon's Alexa speaker, a guy tells it to order cat food. An owner filed a complaint saying their smart speaker heard the ad and ordered cat food.

Automation

Affirmations to Manifest Your Greatest Self (With Guided Audio Meditation)

Begin in a comfortable seated position in a space that is free from distractions, either on a chair or sitting on a meditation pillow. Rest your arms gently on your knees, palms facing up to feel lifted or palms down to feel grounding.<p>Slow down the breath to a smooth four-count: counting on an …

Meditation

Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS

Windows 10 Photos now has a Photos Companion app for quickly moving files directly from mobile to PC.<p><i>Video: Business boost for Microsoft's Windows 10</i> …

Apps

Big business goes to pot in Canada, hemp in North Carolina. California will have to wait.

Alliance One, publicly traded as AOI on the New York Stock Exchange, recently announced it acquired a 75 percent stake in Island Garden and an 80 …

Cannabis

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Researchers Halt The Development Of Alzheimer's Disease In Mice And Partially Reverse Its Effects

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute have demonstrated that gradual reduction of an enzyme that contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease can halt the disease’s development in mice and reverse some its effects. Their work was reported on February 14th in the</i> …

Dementia

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Would Canadian gun laws have stopped America’s worst mass shooters?

Virtually every gun used in an American mass shooting is legally available for purchase in Canada. Despite this, Canada doesn’t come close to …

Guns

Google removes 'view image' button from searches

The decision, sparked by complaints from Getty Images, doesn't please the masses.<p>Google has killed off its "view image" button following criticism from Getty Images.<p>In 2016, the stock- and news-photo service complained to the European Commission that Google's image search made it too easy for …

Tutorials

Tesla Announces Its New Solar Roof

And a second version of its giant Powerwall battery.<p>Tesla finally announced its long-awaited solar roof at an event yesterday evening, along with the successor to the company's Powerwall home battery, the Powerwall 2.<p>The solar roofing tiles—a product of Tesla and Solar City, which Tesla is in the …

SolarCity

5 Science-Backed Tips to Be a Little Less Awkward

Strategies to reduce awkwardness from the author of a new book cringeworthy moments.<p>Once years ago while attending a conference in Las Vegas put on by a startup I was working with at the time, I ran into one of the speakers for the day, long-time Vegas resident and Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. Having …

Self-help

Everything You Need to Know About the Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinet Trend

Kitchens have always been at the forefront of interior design trends and for good reason. For most of us, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms …

Home Decorating

This Roman 'gate to hell' killed its victims with a cloud of deadly carbon dioxide

Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? The Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were …

Archaeology