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Sep 25 06:13

The big 2010 oil spill killed aquatic life and ecosystems; now it’s killing the cleanup crew

The dispersants used during the cleanup of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill have made the cleanup workers sick. This was the conclusion that federal scientists came to in their study that was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Sep 25 06:08

Scientists find chunks of POLYSTYRENE near the North Pole in damning evidence of just how far plastic pollution has spread

Scientists say it is one of the most northerly sightings of plastic in the world's waters and fear the material is flowing into the Arctic as ice melts as a result of Climate Change.

Sep 25 06:02

‘No proper precautions’: US-led coalition airstrikes near Raqqa killed 84 civilians, HRW says

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria killed at least 84 civilians, 30 children among them, when it carried out two lethal airstrikes near Raqqa in March, HRW said, adding that “no precautions” to minimize civilian losses were taken.

“In the two deadliest attacks, the US-led coalition struck a school and a market killing at least 84 civilians,” including 30 children, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a 42-page report released on Monday, adding that the coalition did not take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties.

“Although ISIS [Islamic State] fighters were also at these sites, the high civilian death toll raises concerns that military forces of the US-led coalition failed to take necessary precautions to avoid and minimize civilian casualties, a requirement under international humanitarian law,” it added.

Sep 25 05:54

Guess – go on, guess – where a vehicle tracking company left half a million records

A US outfit that sells vehicle tracking services has been accused of leaving more than half a million records in a leaky AWS S3 bucket.

The Kromtech Security Centre, which has made belling this particular cat its hobby, says it found a total of 540,642 ID numbers associated with SVR Tracking, an outfit that uses GPS devices to track vehicles so they can be found if their owners fall into arrears on payments.

Kromtech says data left lying around includes “logins / passwords, emails, VIN (vehicle identification number), IMEI numbers of GPS devices and other data that is collected on their devices, customers and auto dealerships”.

Sep 25 05:50

Amazon- Dual topping patterns possible

Sep 25 05:48

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Britain will need to boost its generation of electricity by about a quarter, Scottish Power has estimated.

The energy firm said electric cars and a shift to electric heating could send demand for power soaring.

Sep 25 05:46

Bath Spa University transgender research block labelled 'astonishing'

A therapist says he is "astonished" by a university's decision to stop him studying people who decide to reverse gender reassignment operations.

James Caspian wanted to write a thesis on "detransition" as part of his master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University.

He said it was rejected by the university's ethics committee because it could be "politically incorrect".

Sep 25 03:26

Rickards: Is There Really A Bitcoin Bubble?

Sep 24 23:46

Kiwi scientists to make Star Trek gadget a reality

A handheld gadget used to scan for diseases in the sci-fi series Star Trek could soon become reality, with a new Kiwi study targeting our high rates of skin cancer.

In New Zealand, where skin cancer rates are four times that of the UK and US, one person dies from the disease each day on average.

While five-year survival rates for patients diagnosed early was around 98 per cent, this dropped sharply to just 16 per cent for advanced cases, making early diagnosis critical.

A group of researchers have now conceived a smarter, faster way to diagnose suspicious lesions.

The team of doctors and scientists will work together in the University of Auckland's Photon Factory and in clinics like Middlemore Hospital's See and Treat to create a new device, based on a combination of advanced photonics and sophisticated data analysis.

Sep 24 22:17

A brilliant plan: One Belt, One Road

Xi Jinping’s ambitious strategic initiative – an adaptation of the historical Silk Road – marks the beginning of a new geopolitical era.

Sep 24 18:30

Clinton: Some women 'disrespected themselves' at Trump campaign rallies

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that some women are "publicly disrespecting themselves" in their support of President Trump.

Sep 24 16:48

GINGRICH HAS HAD ENOUGH!

Serious investigations must begin immediately into Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, and Obama's entire political spying apparatus. Gingrich has had enough of spineless Republicans in Congress.

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Sep 24 16:13

Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for volcanic eruption (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Up to 35,000 people have fled a looming volcanic eruption on the island of Bali after some 300 tremors, increasing in both frequency and intensity, registered between midnight and 6am Sunday.

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