Monday, April 24, 2017

Study suggests link between autism and antidepressant

An increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually be the result of maternal mental illnesses, according to new research. ______ Up to 15 percent of women have depression during pregnancy and antidepressants are a popular treatment choice for...

Mother Of All Bombs — an inhuman act, a brutal act against innocent people, Afghanistan ex-president

An attack that saw the United States drop the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan was a "brutal act" against Afghan people, the environment and the country's sovereignty, Hamid Karzai, former president, has told Al Jazeera. ______ The 9,797kg GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) was unleashed...

You can help NASA finding Planet Nine from Outer Space

Citizen scientists could unlock ‘once-in-a-century discoveries,’ according to researchers. It seems something is lurking out there but stargazers don’t know what it is. ______ Measurements taken from the movements of distant objects in our solar system suggest there is a ninth planet way out beyond Neptune in...

58 per cent of people in 12 Arab countries believe Islamic State is product of foreign intervention

The majority of respondents in 12 Arab countries – 58 per cent – say Islamic State is the product of foreign intervention and policies, according to a recent survey by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, based in Qatar. ______ Only 29 per cent...

Canada to unveil legislation to fully legalize recreational of marijuana use

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation on Thursday to fully legalize recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. ______ Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018, in time for Canada's national day on July...

How to manage robots and people working together

Humans almost inevitably will treat the machines as living things. So companies need to prepare for all sorts of social issues that might crop up. Move over and make room for your new colleague: a robot. Robots are starting to move out of their isolated assembly...

CIA’s Hive project — Wikileaks released details how the CIA can use malware to monitor targets

WikiLeaks has released ‘Hive’, the fifth installment in a series of leaks exposing alleged CIA hacking techniques known as ‘Vault 7’. The latest batch consists of six documents and details how the agency can use malware to monitor targets. WikiLeaks describes Hive as a “back-end infrastructure...

Two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water — World Health Organization warns

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water. ______ Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water,...

No proofs on chemical incident — we are there to fight terrorism and stop Daesh — Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov renewed calls for an independent investigation into the chemical incident in the Idlib province of Syria that killed as many as 100 people. ______ On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emerged from a...

Smoking continues to kill you — Study warns every 7th death in Germany caused by smoking

Smoking continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide, a recent report published in The Lancet medical journal showed, citing findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study. ______ The study found that out of more than 6.4 million people globally, every 10th death was...

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