New research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer — ScienceDaily


A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient’s own immune system to fight tumors. The research could improve cancer therapies in the future for millions of people worldwide. The […]

Residential coal use in China results in many premature deaths, models indicate — ScienceDaily


Coal combustion by power plants and industry pollutes the air, causing many governments to implement mitigation actions and encourage cleaner forms of energy. Now, a new study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology indicates that in China, indoor air pollution from residential coal burning causes a disproportionate number of premature deaths from exposure to tiny, […]

Engineering study shows renewable energy will enhance power grid’s resilience — ScienceDaily


A new Dartmouth Engineering study shows that integrating renewable energy into the American Electric Power System (AEPS) would enhance the grid’s resilience, meaning a highly resilient and decarbonized energy system is possible. The researchers’ analysis is based upon the incremental incorporation of architectural changes that would be required to integrate renewable energy into AEPS. The […]

Animal production responsible for vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from U.S. food — ScienceDaily


Poor air quality caused by food production in the United States is estimated to result in 16,000 deaths annually, 80 percent of which are related to animal production, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The research also found there are measures farmers and consumers alike can take to […]

Biomarker detects severe COVID-19 early on — ScienceDaily


Severe cases of COVID-19 can now be detected at an early stage. Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the first biomarker that can reliably predict which patients will develop severe symptoms. This can help to improve the treatment of severe cases of COVID-19. Most people who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop no or […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Who will end my son’s 24-year migraine misery?  


My 33-year-old son has suffered migraines since he was nine. Attacks usually last three to four hours and symptoms include vomiting with extreme headache and light sensitivity, followed by about 20 hours of sleep.  Over the years we’ve seen GPs and he’s been advised to take paracetamol, which he can’t even keep down. One attack lasted […]

One cup of leafy greens a day lowers risk of heart disease, study says


Eating just one cup of raw vegetables daily, such as leafy greens like spinach, boosts your cardiovascular health, a new study reveals. In a sample of over 50,000 people, the biggest eaters of nitrate-rich vegetables had lower blood pressure and up to 26 per cent lower risk of heart disease, experts found.  Just one cup is […]

Leonardo DiCaprio s’ ndalet, bën sërish thirrje që Lumi Vjosa të shpallet Park Kombëtar


Aktori i Hollywood-i, Leonardo DiCaprio s’ di të ndalet kur bëhet fjalë për mbrojtjen e Lumit Vjosë në Shqipëri. Ai ka reaguar sërish disa orë më parë dhe këtë herë ka bërë thirrje përmes Twitter, duke kërkuar shpalljen e Vjosës si Park Kombëtar. DiCaprio është shprehur se ky status ‘do ta mbrojë zonën nga digat […]

Researchers use ultrasound to develop delivery system for potent RNA drugs — ScienceDaily


RNA-based drugs have the potential to change the standard of care for many diseases, making personalized medicine a reality. This rapidly expanding class of therapeutics are cost-effective, fairly easy to manufacture, and able to go where no drug has gone before, reaching previously undruggable pathways. Mostly. So far, these promising drugs haven’t been very useful […]

Air pollution in the UK is at its LOWEST since records began


Air pollution in the UK is at the lowest since records began, according to official Government statistics.  Three of the most problematic pollutants — nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) — dropped to all-time low levels last year due to lockdown. These pollutants are spewed out in high levels by engines, industry, […]

Study links hydraulic fracking with increased risk of heart attack hospitalization, death — ScienceDaily


The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania border, a region that shares similar geography and population demographics. However, on one side of the state line unconventional natural gas development — or fracking — is banned, while on the other side it represents a multi-billion dollar industry. New research takes advantage of this […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

Minimally invasive retinal reattachment procedure leads to superior photoreceptor integrity — ScienceDaily


A minimally invasive retinal reattachment procedure that can be done in an ophthalmologist’s office leads to better long-term integrity and structure of the retina’s photoreceptors — cells that allow us to see — compared with more invasive operating room procedures, according to new research published April 22. The study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology and led […]

Reduced emissions from halving drainage depths would be equivalent to 1% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gases — ScienceDaily


Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Peatlands occupy just three per cent of the world’s land surface area but store a similar amount of carbon to all terrestrial vegetation, as well as supporting unique biodiversity. […]

The impact of gun muzzle gases on blood backspatter captured, implications for forensic analysis of bloodstain patterns — ScienceDaily


Forensic science includes the analysis of blood backspatter involved in gunshot wounds, but scientific questions about the detailed role of fluids in these situations remained unresolved. To search for answers about how blood droplets from a gunshot wound can reverse direction while in flight, University of Illinois at Chicago and Iowa State University researchers explored […]

The new model may have applications for studying and predicting a range of dynamical systems — ScienceDaily


The dynamics of the neural activity of a mouse brain behave in a peculiar, unexpected way that can be theoretically modeled without any fine tuning, suggests a new paper by physicists at Emory University. Physical Review Letters published the research, which adds to the evidence that theoretical physics frameworks may aid in the understanding of […]

Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces — ScienceDaily


The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the New […]

You’re close enough to catch Covid from someone else if you can smell their breath, expert says


Dr Julian Tang, a virologist, said if you can smell someone’s breath you are too close Britons should use the ‘garlic-breath distance’ measurement to work out whether they are at risk of catching coronavirus, an expert said today. Dr Julian Tang, a virologist at Leicester University, warned people were standing close enough for the virus […]

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 


Levels of a toxic gas in the brain could influence whether or not we get dementia and epilepsy, a study reveals. The gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is created inside the body in small doses – and is perhaps best known for carrying the torrid smell of rotten eggs.   H2S is produced in the brain and several […]

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments — ScienceDaily


A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. The research published in Scientific Reports today [Wednesday 14 April] shows that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain may […]

Nexus of climate change, sustainable seafood — ScienceDaily


A new study published in Elementa by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and NOAA examines traditional aspects of seafood sustainability alongside greenhouse gas emissions to better understand the “carbon footprint” of U.S. tuna fisheries. Fisheries in the United States are among the best managed in the world, thanks to ongoing efforts to […]

Volcanic pollution return linked to jump in respiratory disease cases — ScienceDaily


Respiratory disease increased markedly following one of Iceland’s largest volcanic eruptions, a new study has found. And the findings could have significant implications for actions taken to protect the health of the 800 million people globally living near active volcanoes. Indeed, only last month (March), lava burst through a crack in Iceland’s Mount Fagradalsfjall in […]

Immune-stimulating drug before surgery shows promise in early-stage pancreatic cancer — ScienceDaily


Giving early-stage pancreatic cancer patients a CD40 immune-stimulating drug helped jumpstart a T cell attack to the notoriously stubborn tumor microenvironment before surgery and other treatments, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) at the University of Pennsylvania. Changing the microenvironment from so-called T cell “poor” to T cell […]

Busting Covid myths: Why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous


The anticipation is palpable. In just over a fortnight, Britain will begin to spring back to life. Pub gardens will bustle and the pavements outside restaurants will be transformed for continental-style alfresco dining. Gyms will throw open their doors, hairdressers will be ready to get to work on the nation’s lockdown locks. And, as Chancellor Rishi […]

Scientists say human embryos could be grown in a test tube for FIVE WEEKS after mice develop in jars


Human embryos could be the next test subjects of a groundbreaking study that kept mouse embryos alive outside of the womb that developed a heart, stomach, head and limbs in six days. A team of Israeli scientists grew filled small jars with nutrients inside that were placed on rotating roller and pumped each with a pressurized […]

A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria — ScienceDaily


A team of scientists has analyzed how microbes in the gut process the plant-based, sulfur-containing sugar sulfoquinovose. Their study discovered that specialized bacteria cooperate in the utilization of the sulfosugar, producing hydrogen sulfide. This gas has disparate effects on human health: at low concentrations, it has an anti-inflammatory effect, while increased amounts of hydrogen sulfide […]

Research confirms value of measuring carbon dioxide to estimate infection risk — ScienceDaily


Tracking carbon dioxide levels indoors is an inexpensive and powerful way to monitor the risk of people getting COVID-19, according to new research from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the University of Colorado Boulder. In any given indoor environment, when excess CO2 levels double, the risk of transmission also roughly […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters


State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun’s removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had “abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador” and that he “betrays the country.” Speaking to Reuters following his firing, Kyaw Moe Tun said that he “decided to fight back as long as I can.” The announcement came […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Pokémon at 25: How 151 fictional species took over the world


Written by Oscar Holland, CNN When the Gameboy titles “Pocket Monsters: Red” and “Pocket Monsters: Green” were first released in Japan in 1996, few could have predicted what came next. The concept was simple enough: Players would traverse a fictional world capturing, training and battling the creatures that inhabited it — a mission encapsulated in […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials


Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it […]

Bonbowl review – CNN Underscored


(CNN) —   If the Instant Pot had a cousin and that cousin were, let’s say, less complicated and less capable but incredibly reliable and eager to help, you might have the Bonbowl. The Bonbowl is essentially a semi-portable (you need to plug it in, but it’s small in size) induction plate with a removable […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency


After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though her […]

Opinion: Texas goes it alone on electric power. That’s actually a good thing


Texas grid independence is being called into question after ERCOT failed to meet unprecedented electricity demand and millions of Texans went without power for days in sub-freezing temperatures. To put it mildly, people are mad. But despite a lot of political finger-pointing, I’ve seen few people pointing in the right direction. It is not Texas’ […]

Fracking and Deb Haaland: How to view the Senate debate


The difficulty faced by Haaland is particularly interesting since it’s not just political — opposition or support for a fossil fuel economy — but also scientific. One party wants to actively address climate change and the other does not. What Matters went to CNN’s Drew Kann, who covers climate change for the network, to find […]

Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up


The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys who carried an axe handle wrapped in a flag, and for an alleged conspirator among the […]

Takeaways from the Senate hearing on the US Capitol attack


Lawmakers grilled former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael C. Stenger, who all resigned after the attack. Also testifying was Michael Contee, the acting chief of local police in Washington DC. Here are five takeaways from the Senate hearing. One of the most stunning revelations […]

Opinion: The truly shocking failures on the day rioters stormed the Capitol


There was no shortage of finger-pointing and blame-passing, but one big takeaway was clear: We’ve barely scratched the surface of what happened on one of the most ignominious days in American history. Republicans have tried to cast the January 6 attacks as an unfortunate incident, a moment when emotions ran high, many otherwise decent people […]

How Texas’s deregulated market for power led to exorbitant electric bills


“I felt almost guilty with these people not having electricity that I was complaining about my bill,” she told CNN on Monday. “At the same time, my complaint is: How am I gonna pay this?” Those closely familiar with Texas’s energy market say these power costs are less a bug than a feature of the […]

Ron Johnson used the Capitol attack hearing to push a ridiculous conspiracy theory


It shouldn’t surprise you one bit, then, that Johnson used his time in the first public Senate hearing on the Capitol attack to spread a single eyewitness account suggesting that there were professional provocateurs seeded in the crowd on January 6 that led the largely peaceful gathering to turn violent. Johnson read excerpts from a […]

Haaland expected to face contentious confirmation hearing over Interior nomination


The Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico is a historic pick and would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. But Democrats and White House officials told CNN that they anticipate the hearing could get tense, and some Republicans have already spoken out against what they call her “extreme” and “radical” […]

Mounting confirmation battle sends warning sign to Biden


Growing intrigue over a trio of controversial presidential picks is also underscoring the power of individual senators such as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, when the partisan balance is so evenly divided. While Biden has seen blue-chip national security selections such as Antony Blinken as secretary of state […]

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Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’


Blobs of sticky tar started washing up on the country’s Mediterranean shores last week. Images posted on official government accounts showed sea birds and turtles covered in tar and sticky oil. “The enormous amounts of tar emitted in recent days to the shores of Israel from south to north caused one of the most severe […]

Myanmar military warns protesters could suffer ‘loss of life’ ahead of planned mass strike


“It is found that protesters have raised their incitement towards riot and anarchy mob on the day of 22 February. Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life,” the State Administration Council — the name for the military junta now […]

Texas congressman says emergency aid will help Texans pay high energy bills charged after deep freeze


“Yes, that’s the current plan with the federal assistance — be able to help the homeowners both repair, because we have a lot of water leaks, a lot of water damage, pipes bursting, but also their electricity bills as well,” Texas Rep. Michael McCaul told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” when asked […]

Texas outages: About half of Texans still have issues with their water supply


Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Mark Majkrzak gives out water bottles to people in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water. Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in Odessa, […]

Best standing desks of 2021


(CNN) —   For many professionals and students alike, the “new normal” has meant trading in their cushy office space or classroom for a work-from-home space — one that may or may not have existed pre-pandemic. Carving out a comfortable workstation has perhaps required swapping your stiff dining room chair for an ergonomic office chair […]

Opinion: Ted Cruz isn’t the only issue in Texas


Nearly a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic began bringing death, disease and economic distress to millions of households. But the disaster hasn’t come alone — a host of others have struck the US in the past 12 months. The 2020 hurricane season broke the record for the number of major storms, forcing meteorologists to dip […]

Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay leaving at least two dead, say reports


Stringers for CNN confirm that live rounds and tear gas were used to disperse people at an anti-coup protest in the city. In video seen by CNN, a large crowd of people can be seen running away from police and taking cover. In other footage, a person can be seen being stretchered away by medics. […]

Texas officials are investigating outrageous energy bills in storm price surge


“While I’m trying to get gas and groceries and make sure that my pipes don’t explode, the last thing I’m thinking about is a $7,000 bill from my utility company,” Upshaw told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield via Skype Saturday. Texas’ utility regulator, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), said Saturday that it is investigating “the factors […]

Texas’ dangerous week in the dark is a wake-up call for the country’s infrastructure


What is not expected is a grid meltdown on the scale that occurred in Texas this week, which wiped out power across much of the state and left millions to fend for themselves in some of the coldest temperatures this part of the country has ever seen. While Texas has borne the brunt of the […]

Bill Gates: Texas’ tradeoffs lead to deaths


Gates pushed back on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s claim that frozen wind turbines were to blame for the massive power failure. Gates said America’s dependence on renewable energy sources isn’t high enough to worry about their stability — the problem was natural gas plants that were not weatherized. “This is not because of renewable dependency,” […]

Opinion: Our mask-wearing road trip across a battered America


And so on January 18 we embarked on the strangest of American road trips, crossing eight states and back, 6,000 miles in 18 days: a surreal and spectacular journey, sure to reveal truths about our battered nation, our resilient people, and ourselves. It was quiet and chilly for southern Arizona, maybe 35 degrees, when the […]

Best travel credit cards of 2021


(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. t’s the start of 2021, and while the […]

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(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. It’s happened to all of us. We’re walking […]

Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing


The rover also returned some beautiful postcards of its landing site. The first image shared during a NASA press conference Friday was “exhilarating” for the team when they received it. It shows the rover nearing the Martian surface during entry, descent and landing. A camera on the descent stage of the spacecraft captured the perspective, […]

US officially rejoins the Paris climate accord


Hours after he was sworn-in on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process for the US to reenter the global pact. The US had officially exited the agreement late last year on former President Donald Trump’s orders, becoming the first and only country to formally pull out of the […]

NASA Mars Perseverance rover has successfully landed


“Percy,” as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control, sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after touchdown, which shows the rover’s shadow on the surface of its landing site of Jezero Crater. The rover has been on a nearly 300 million-mile journey since it left Earth more than 6 months […]

What Matters: The power’s back on in Texas but the crisis continues


But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren’t plowed or trash isn’t picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own. The government also gets the blame when it […]

Nation’s top governors under fire as three big states reckon with deadly crises


Governors are being asked to account for the pervasive problems that have been exposed by those events: gaping income equality, food insecurity, an appalling level of health inequity and the inefficiency of the nation’s health care delivery system. Even though governors cannot control the unpredictable path of a novel virus or the severity of a […]

Opinion: Texas disaster casts harsh light on America’s future


Let’s be clear: the US is not a failed state. But we have seen too many catastrophic, avoidable failures to call them flukes. The current winter calamity in Texas and the grotesque mishandling of the pandemic, to name just the most recent partly-self-inflicted debacles, are filled with critical lessons. If the human suffering were not […]

A new UN report proposes a radical shift in the way we think about nature


The report, “Making Peace with Nature,” spans 168 pages and distills the latest science on climate change and mankind’s “war” on the planet. It also argues that amid our pursuit of wealth and security, humans must now learn to value the fundamental “natural capital” of geology, soil, air and water — and urgently. “For too […]

Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars


“Percy,” as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control, sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after touchdown, which shows the rover’s shadow on the surface of its landing site of Jezero Crater. The rover has been on a nearly 300 million-mile journey since it left Earth more than 6 months […]

Some parts of the south could get above freezing today, but thawing will take longer. Here’s why.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference in Austin on May 18, 2020. Lynda M. Gonzalez/Pool/Getty Images Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county’s director of emergency management, says the fault of the power and water crisis in Texas “lies squarely on Rick Perry and the current Gov. Greg Abbott.”  “They and their team passed […]

Catastrophic winter storm moves east


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference in Austin on May 18, 2020. Lynda M. Gonzalez/Pool/Getty Images Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county’s director of emergency management, says the fault of the power and water crisis in Texas “lies squarely on Rick Perry and the current Gov. Greg Abbott.”  “They and their team passed […]

Winter storms devastate US after a year of Covid lockdown — and it’s nowhere near over


Days of snow, ice and freezing rain are further kinking up a vaccine rollout that has been far from flawless, depriving doses from seniors and essential workers on deadline for their second doses. From Texas to New York, officials are weighing the weather system’s impact, and even states such as Colorado and Florida that escaped […]

Texans face yet another round of snow and ice as deaths rise and homes remain unheated


“We’re at a point in the restoration where we’re going to keep energizing circuits as fast as we safely can until we run out of available generation,” ERCOT Senior Director of System Operations Dan Woodfin said in a statement Wednesday night. “We hope to make significant progress overnight.” However, relief still awaits many who have […]

Winter weather threatens to blanket the East Coast in ice after turning fatal for Southerners trying to keep warm


More than 100 million people stretching from Texas to Massachusetts are under a winter storm warning or winter weather advisory, and more days of deep freeze could mean a multiplication of the harrowing tales of hardship. The blistering cold weather that has brought blankets of snow and widespread power outages in Texas as well as […]

Texas power outages: Millions have no electricy as cold snap throttles energy supply


Barbara Martinez said she had been burning firewood to try to heat her suburban Houston home, which had been without power from early Sunday until Tuesday. “We got power for four hours and then it went off again and it stayed off for a few hours, came back for like two hours then went away,” […]

With power outages across Texas, residents worry, wait and make do


What the San Antonio, Texas, resident is most concerned about right now though, is his wife’s health — she had a stroke last year, her second in three years, and is still recovering. “She’s got terrible breathing problems obviously,” he said. On Wednesday, millions across Texas were still without power, trying their best to stay […]

Norway, the UK and Canada are not climate champions. They are climate hypocrites. Here’s why


Many countries produce fossil fuels despite committing to combat climate change. But Canada, Norway and the UK stand out because they are doing that while positioning themselves as climate champions. “The UK is leading the world in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, told […]

Best Hilton credit cards of 2021


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Energy-rich Texas suffers energy nightmare with ongoing power outages


A deep freeze this week in the Lone Star state, which relies on electricity to heat many homes, is causing power demand to skyrocket. At the same time, natural gas, coal, wind and nuclear facilities in Texas have been knocked offline by the unthinkably low temperatures. This situation could have wide-reaching implications as the US […]

Winter storm: Texans try to conserve heat, water as plunging temperatures knock out utilities and cell service


Living in north Texas, Dorminy, his wife and their four children are worried what will happen when they need to refill their generator with gas again. There is only one station with any gas left in Watauga, the suburb of Fort Worth where they live, Dorminy said. “Pray for us, this is going to be […]

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Appliance Sales: Presidents Day 2021


(CNN) —   For home improvement projects big and small, shopping the Presidents Day appliance sales is a great place to start. And to help you get started, we found eight great events that will save you serious money on your next major appliance buy. Because knowing you paid, in some cases, way less than […]

Joint inflammation So You: The Best Way To Treat Your Symptoms


It may be really hard to determine what can really do away with your joint inflammation with the amount of treatment methods offered. This post contains ideas which can be used to get the best and most knowledgeable choice. Go over your joint disease using the younger individuals your family. Small kids could be concerned […]

Për 24 orë, arrestohen 10 persona për armëmbajtje pa leje nga Policia e Kosovës


Në tetë raste të ndryshme, Policia e Kosovës gjatë 24 orëve të fundit ka arrestuar dhjetë persona për armëmbajtje pa leje dhe posedim të paautorizuar të armëve nëpër vende të ndryshme të Kosovës. Kështu ka njoftuar Policia e Kosovës përmes raportit 24 orësh, ku po ashtu është bërë e ditur se disa nga të arrestuarit […]

Hundreds arrested in fresh Belarus protests against Lukashenko


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 18:45 More than 300 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Sunday, where crowds of people took to the streets for the 18th consecutive weekend, demanding the ouster of the country’s authoritarian leader who won a sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. Thousands of people […]

Amid the verbal barbs, Macron and Turkey’s Erdogan may be ideal foes


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 19:04 Relations between Turkey and France sank to new lows this week as the countries’ heads of state engaged in the latest bout of vitriol that had all the colour and spectacle of a ringside sport. French President Emmanuel Macron has been caught up in a series of verbal spats with […]

Tear gas fired as thousands protest in Paris against security bill


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 16:24 Thousands protested in Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence and President Emmanuel Macron’s security policy plans which the demonstrators say would crimp civil liberties. In one incident, police fired tear gas and charged after fireworks were launched at their lines. Hooded youths smashed one store window. There were violent clashes between protesters and police in […]

Argentina introduces ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for coronavirus


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 11:10 Argentina’s Senate passed a tax on about 12,000 of the country’s richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses. In a session streamed live on YouTube, and after a long and polarizing debate, the so-called solidarity contribution was […]

Saudi Arabia says end to diplomatic rift with Qatar is ‘within reach’


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 08:10 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed “within reach” after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers a united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi […]

At least 18 Chinese miners killed in underground gas leak


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 07:13 Eighteen people have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region’s second such accident in just over two months. The dead were among 24 people trapped underground by excessive levels of carbon monoxide gas at […]

Major Depression kann durch ein spezifisches Darmmikrobiom definiert werden


In einer Studie mit 311 Teilnehmern haben Wissenschaftler drei Bakteriophagen, 47 Bakterienarten und 50 Metaboliten im Stuhl identifiziert, die bei Menschen mit Major Depression (MDD) im Vergleich zu gesunden Kontrollen signifikant mehr oder weniger häufig vorkommen. Die Ergebnisse der Untersuchung liefern laut den Forschern Hinweise darauf, dass eine MDD durch Störungen des Darmmikrobioms gekennzeichnet sein […]

Remembering Giscard d’Estaing, fighting to ski despite Covid-19 & decoding ‘The Crown’


After France lost former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to Covid-19 at 94 on Wed., FRANCE 24 took a look back at the “modernist” ex-leader’s life and times. This week, France dropped a controversial measure to curb the filming of police on duty, outlined its vaccine plan and weathered skiers’ dismay at slopes shuttered during the pandemic. […]

UK promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions two-thirds by 2030


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 00:27Modified: 04/12/2020 – 01:00 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce Friday a new target that he says would reduce the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions “faster than any major economy.” The target aims to cut the U.K.’s emissions by at least 68% from 1990 levels by 2030 and to […]

Gut microbiome disturbances linked to major depressive disorder


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from several institutions in China, and two in the U.S. reports a link between human gut microbiome disturbances and major depressive disorder (MDD). In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of fecal samples from MDD patients and control groups. MDD […]

Her Legs Would Barely Follow Her Brain. Then She Saw Double.


But that strange walk, along with the symmetrical eye-muscle abnormality, suggested to Hoffman yet another diagnosis. The symptoms made up two-thirds of a triad that Hoffman had often observed and treated in his 20 years in the E.R. but had never seen quite so clearly. Called Wernicke’s encephalopathy, it is caused by a deficiency of […]

Pompeo criticises Turkey over Russian missiles, alliance reforms at NATO talks


Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 22:25 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticised Turkey at a NATO ministerial meeting, participants told AFP on Wednesday, raising the hopes of some allies pushing for sanctions against Ankara. A US spokesman would not confirm or deny the details of Pompeo‘s participation in Tuesday’s foreign minister’s videoconference, but several […]

UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ war on nature as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record


Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 19:26 This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of “climate catastrophe”. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the hottest […]

French ex-minister faces legal complaint over death of 80-year-old struck by police grenade


Algerian national Zineb Redouane died shortly after she was struck by a tear gas grenade in her apartment in Marseille. Two years after her tragic death, relatives have filed a legal complaint against former interior minister Christophe Castaner for “concealing evidence” while investigative journalists have challenged the findings of a ballistic report that cleared officers of […]

Punime të planifikuara nga KEDS, nesër deri në 12 orë pa rrymë disa qytete e fshatra


Kompania për distribuimin e energjisë elektrike në Kosovë, KEDS, ka njoftuar se edhe gjatë ditës së nesërme ka paraparë të kryejë disa punë në sistemin energjetik. Me këtë rast do të ketë ndërprerje të energjisë elektrike në disa fshatra dhe qytete të Kosovës. Koha më e gjatë e ndërprerjes do të jetë 12 orë. Ky […]

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon reaches 12-year high under Bolsonaro


Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 23:39 Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released Monday that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government. A total of 11,088 square kilometres (4,281 square miles) of forest was destroyed in Brazil‘s share of the […]

Nica dhe Zemani – Rrëfim nga Niazi Nelaj


(Nje familje e thjeshte shqiptare, me histori interesante) – Nga Niazi NelajNdoshta s’ do te perfillesha per te hedhur ne leter kete histori te kahershme dhe te re, po te mos kish qene ajo mbasdite fatlume e kater janarit te vitit 2013, kur, se bashku me bashkeshorten shkuam ne shtepine e te moshuares Nice, e […]

Booze robbing many Americans of their sleep


(HealthDay)—Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have lost sleep because they drank alcohol too close to bedtime, including 1 in 5 who often have this problem, a new poll shows. In the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey, men were more likely to say they’ve lost sleep due to drinking alcohol than women (75% vs. […]

​Të shtëna me armë zjarri, në një shtëpi në “Ballaban” të Prishtinës kapen armë


Në një shtëpi në fshatin “Ballaban” në Prishtinë gjatë ditës së djeshme pasi ishin dëgjuar të shtëna me armë zjarri kishin ndërhyrë policia, me ç’rast aty janë gjetur tri armë zjarri, katër fishekë të pistoletës me gas, nëntë fishekë të pushkës së gjuetisë dhe 18 gëzhoja të fishekëve. “Fsh. Ballaban, Prishtinë 28.11.2020 – 21:00. Njësitë […]

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