Myanmar’s handling of its Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal counterinsurgency campaign, could have been handled better, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday.
A Virginia woman says she and some neighbors have decided to be cooped up with their chickens and other pets as Hurricane Florence approaches.
A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms — from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year.
A gunman in Bakersfield Wednesday evening fatally shot six people – including himself and his wife – in an incident authorities have described as a “mass shooting,” the Bakersfield Californian reported.
Some of the Southerners escaping Hurricane Florence have found refuge in makeshift shelters, including campgrounds at three of the nation’s largest motor speedways.
A member of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot was hospitalized in grave condition after possibly being poisoned, according to media reports.
Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets.
Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights.
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(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues, make a discovery that overturns centuries of thought about the nature and composition of kidney stones. The team’s key ins… Continue reading → Continue reading →
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(Springer) The world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures, say authors of a new study in the letters section of Springer’s journal Clima… Continue reading → Continue reading →
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Lung Cellular and Molecular … Continue reading → Continue reading →
(University of Bonn) The chemotactic protein CCL17 attracts immune cells to where they are currently needed. Doctors have long known: A high level of this substance in the body indicates an allergic reaction. A team of scientists led by the University … Continue reading → Continue reading →
(Rutgers University) If you’re looking into the mouth of a brown bear, which is among the world’s top predators, your chances of survival probably aren’t good. But a team of Rutgers and other scientists has discovered a technology that rapidly assesses… Continue reading → Continue reading →
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(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will undertake the largest study ever conducted on intimate partner violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minority college students thanks to a grant from the… Continue reading → Continue reading →
NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are apparently OK with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, as long as they perform acts of community service away from the football field.