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Baftas 2018: The Duchess Of Cambridge Stands Out In Green Gown Amid Black Dress Protest

Kate's outfit followed royal protocol by 'remaining strictly neutral'.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge stood out from the crowd in an olive green Jenny …

Policy development in bio-based circular economy

The BIOREGIO project aims at improving policy instruments through exchange of experience with focus on circular economy of biological streams. In …

Sustainability

Boy, 16, 'with flu' has to have both legs amputated while in coma after illness turned out to be deadly sepsis

A schoolboy who thought he had flu has had both legs amputated after it turned out to be deadly sepsis .<p>Keen cyclist Ethan Hunt is just 16-years-old, …

The United States’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

The Great Plains of the central United States—the Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 billion bushels of …

Cardi B Explains Why She Thinks People Of Color Are Under Scrutiny For Their Success

Cardi B may not have much time progressive labels like “feminist” or “activist,” but she’s definitely an outspoken advocate for social equity whether she intends to be or not. She proves as much in her interview with <i>I-D</i>, bluntly stating her strongest-held conviction about the power of hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Freed South Sudan child soldiers recall capture by rebels: 'I didn't want to join ... it was hopeless'

Cold sweat ran down Daniel’s back when – at age 14 – he was first handed a heavy gun and ordered to kill. His commander, an old rebel in faded camouflage, had kidnapped Daniel several days before, passing him up when he was walking home alone.<p>“They dragged me to the bush by force and told me I was …

Carnival party named after dictatorship torturers called 'insult to Brazil'

Prosecutors seek to stop the event named after a police intelligence agency that tortured dissidents during the 1964-1985 military regime<p>As Brazil gears up for its annual carnival celebrations, an event in São Paulo has been accused of glorifying crimes from the country’s dictatorship past.<p>Billed …

Brazil
Sexual Harassment

U.S. troops may be at risk of ‘mission creep’ after a deadly battle in the Syrian desert

BEIRUT — Syria and Russia condemned the United States’ military presence in Syria as “illegal” Thursday after an overnight confrontation in which U.S. warplanes bombed pro-Syrian-government forces as they approached an American-supported base.<p>U.S. forces targeted the pro-government troops with …

Middle East

One in five women have been sexually assaulted, analysis finds

Official analysis from latest Crime Survey of England and Wales lays bare extent of problem<p>One in five women in England and Wales have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, according to official analysis of violent crime figures.<p>The latest release of findings from the Crime …

Crime

Netanyahu calls police chief 'delusional' amid indictment rumors

TEL AVIV, Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Israel's top police officer amid reports Netanhayu could be indicted as part of a corruption probe as early as next week.<p>On Wednesday, Police Chief Roni Alsheikh said on Israeli TV that "powerful figures" had hired people to "sniff …

Israel

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in the 2016 Presidential Election

(ABU DHABI) — Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American …

Norovirus outbreak continues in Pyeongchang as more cases are confirmed

Forty-two new cases of norovirus were confirmed among personnel working at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Thursday, taking the total number of …

DNA testing of a 10,000-year-old British skeleton upends a common idea about race

When the 10,000-year-old skeleton known as Cheddar Man was first discovered, researchers assumed that the man had had light skin—in keeping with the widely accepted idea that early Britons had fair complexions, just as their descendants do today. But new research shows that the skin pigment of the …

Who Invented Naloxone?

This December marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Jack Fishman, the man who invented naloxone. Fishman's family describes him as a brilliant yet humble man, but his life was also filled with many ironies. More than 40 years after inventing a medicine that would save hundreds of thousands …

Naloxone

For Once the Anti-Vaxxers Aren't (Entirely) to Blame

Anti-vaxxers are epidemiology’s repeat offenders—the first and sometimes only suspects you need to call in for questioning whenever there’s an …

Public Health

Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly common in UK hospitals.<p>There are now 45 Da Vinci robots in England and Wales - machines that allow surgeons to operate remotely using very small, precise instruments attached to robotic arms.<p>In the first in a series of special reports on some of the year's …

Physiology

Outbreak of 51 measles cases linked to Disneyland

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happiness isn't the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California.<p>There's an outbreak of measles linked to the theme park, and one of California's top public health officials recommended that children under 12 months and people who've never had a measles vaccination stay away from the …

Public Health
Personal Hygiene

Typical American Smokers Burn Up at Least $1 Million During Their Lifetimes

American smokers spend at least $1 million dollars on cigarette-related expenditures over their lifetimes, according to a state-by-state analysis …

South Carolina

E-Cigarettes May Be More Toxic Than Tobacco, Researchers Say

Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, …

Public Health

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

As with the beginning of each new year, the word "improved" gets bandied about: improved patient care, improved patient satisfaction, improved efficiency. Physicians are constantly being told to push past their burnout and embrace multitasking for the sake of improved health care delivery. Patients …

Health Care
Disease

BPA plastics chemical poses no health risk, says European watchdog | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The chemical bisphenol A, used to stiffen some plastic food containers, poses no health risk to consumers of any age, including unborn children, at current levels of exposure, Europe’s food safety watchdog said on Wednesday.<p>Some studies have suggested possible links to everything …

Environmental Health

Microalgal biomass production as a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel: Current status and perspectives

Abstract<p>Nowadays, fossil fuels; including coal, oil, and natural gas; are the world's primary energy sources required for industry, lighting, …

Let's chemically rebuild fossil fuels to create sustainable energy

When we burn a fossil fuel – coal, oil or gas – it produces energy that we use, and byproducts such as water and carbon dioxide. It’s the CO₂ that’s …

Solar Panels

Woman transforming plastic waste into bricks for building 'silver houses' in Pakistan (Video)

It's painfully clear that our culture is unfortunately designed around consumption of disposable things, whether it's fashion or throw-away cutlery. …

Energy Storage

Scientists Accidentally Convert CO2 into Ethanol, Potentially Solve Climate Change

These gray blobs below might not look like much to you, but to chemists they just might be the holy grail of fossil fuel conversion.<p><i>A photomicrograph</i> …

Carbon Dioxide