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Report slams Israel's military law enforcement system | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

Citing a raft of deep systemic failures, human rights group B'Tselem has announced that it will no longer cooperate with Israel's military law enforcement system.<p>For the past 25 years, B'Tselem, which documents Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, has served as a …

Iraq: Christians who fled ISIL fearful to return home

<b>Baqofah, Iraq -</b> Broken tools and damaged vehicles line the narrow streets of the Iraqi Christian village of Baqofah.<p>Electricity flickers on and off in the homes, most of which have been trashed. Mortars fired by fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) lie …

Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth's Poles

Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic …

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Google's New Science Journal App Turns Your Android Phone Into a Lab Full of Sensors

If you’re working on a rocket destined for Mars, Google’s new Science Journal app might be a bit limited. But if you’re an aspiring scientist, the …

Android News

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Christchurch microbiologist may have cracked Crohn's disease

Christchurch microbiologist John Aitken has mastered a test that could lead to a cure for Crohn's Disease.<p><b>Research by Christchurch microbiologist</b> …

RNA-Seq methods for transcriptome analysis.

2017 Jan;8(1). doi: 10.1002/wrna.1364. Epub 2016 May 19.<p>1Bioo Scientific Inc., Austin, TX, USA.2Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and …

Biochemistry

Your Selfies Aren't as Sexy as You Think, Science Says

Remember that selfie you got <i>just right</i>? The one with the angle and lighting so perfect that you just had to make it your Facebook profile picture? …

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Researchers find invasive, 'man-eating' crocodiles in Florida

Researchers at the University of Florida recently discovered several Nile crocodiles living in Florida's swamps, <i>The Guardian</i> reports. The team's research, published recently in the <i>Journal of Herpetological Conservation and Biology</i>, took place in Miami-Dade and Hendry counties from 2000 to 2014, …

Mars appears at its biggest, brightest as planet moves into opposition

Mars is at its biggest and brightest in over a decade, as it comes into a particularly close opposition.<p>Mars comes into opposition — the point when …

Mars may have had two 'mega-tsunamis' according to new research

Sophisticated mapping suggests that Mars may have undergone two “mega-tsunamis”.<p>Waves as high as 120 metres could swept across the planning moving several hundred kilometres inland.<p>The discovery could also settle the controversy over whether a vast ocean covered a huge swathe of Mars, with one …

Tsunamis

Man fends off crocodiles with tools after friend drowns

<b>A 72-year-old man has told rescuers how he battled crocodiles with a spanner and spark plugs after watching his friend drown in northern Australia.</b><p>The pair were catching mud crabs when one of the reptiles capsized their 3m (10ft) "tinny" boat at Leaders Creek in Darwin on Tuesday morning.<p>One man …

Refugees will repay EU spending almost twice over in five years - report

Refugees who arrived in Europe last year could repay spending on them almost twice over within just five years, according to one of the first in-depth investigations into the impact incomers have on host communities.<p>Refugees will create more jobs, increase demand for services and products, and fill …

Economics

LinkedIn, Airbnb match refugees with jobs, disaster survivors with rooms | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the refugee crisis was unfolding in Europe last year, the social impact team at professional networking site LinkedIn had an idea: why not use its expertise to connect the new arrivals with companies willing to employ them?<p>The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, …