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  • 2 hours ago
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    Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

    Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states. The biggest problems were reported in oil-rich North Dakota where 67% of the spills were recorded. The largest spill recorded involved 100,000 litres of fluid with most related to storing and moving liquids.

  • 5 days ago
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    Scientists are pushing to genetically modify babies to avoid diseases

    Scientists should be allowed to alter a person’s DNA to help prevent diseases or disabilities, a new report from two leading scientific institutions suggests. By genetically editing human embryos, sperm, or eggs, scientists hope to stop diseases from being passed on to future generations.

  • 10 days ago
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    'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent

    On a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, leaving his wife and baby daughter at home in Queens. As he entered the subway, he caught sight of something startling: a daub of red paint on a metal beam. Barsky had looked for it every morning for years; it meant he had a life-changing decision to make, and fast.

  • 13 days ago
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    Valentines card drive for 5-year-old fighting cancer

    A five-year-old boy fighting cancer is getting a little boost from the community just in time for Valentine's Day. Timmy Nelson, a kindergartner at Waverly City Schools, has been forced to miss school recently. Timmy and his family just learned the tumor on the roof of his mouth is cancerous.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    7% of Catholic Priests in Australia Accused of Sexually Abusing Children

    Seven percent of priests in Australia's Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past several decades, a lawyer said Monday as officials investigating institutional abuse across Australia revealed for the first time the extent of the crisis. The statistics were released during the opening address of a hearing of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Oklahoma lawmaker proposes bill to do away with ‘incompatibility’ criteria for certain couples seeking a divorce

    When a couple decides to get a divorce, it can be an emotional and difficult experience for both parties. Last year, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that makes divorce more expensive for Oklahoma couples. Now, an Oklahoma lawmaker wants to make the process a little harder for certain couples. House Bill 1277, which was introduced by Rep. Travis Dunlap, would change the grounds for a divorce.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Woman with mental age of toddler to be medically assessed for work by DWP

    A severely disabled woman, with the mental age of a toddler, had her benefits stopped by the Department of Work and Pensions because she “missed an appointment”. Georgina Ball has aicardi syndrome, a rare brain abnormality which means she suffers from severe epileptic seizures and learning disabilities, and is unable to walk, talk, read or write. The 26-year-old claims Employment Support Allowance but this was stopped in December after her mum received a letter to say that her daughter had m...

  • 1 month ago
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    Judge Weighs Whether to Give Death Penalty in Girl's Slaying

    A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks. News outlets report that Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson reviewed crime scene photos and autopsy photos of the child Monday as she decides whether to sentence Alberto Garcia to death or life without parole for the 2014 killing of Ja'Naya Thompson. Testimony res...

  • 1 month ago
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    Virus-Proof Masks, Thanks to Simple Chemistry | American Council on Science and Health

    Sometimes the most clever ideas are the simplest. Here is a great example. Surgical masks do not offer adequate protection against viruses. This has been a problem forever, and now it may be solved. By using a little salt. 

  • 1 month ago
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    Everett claims OxyContin maker allows drug into black market, plans to sue

    Mayor Ray Stephanson is ready to move forward with a civil lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, a drug manufacturer. Mayor Stephanson says the city has internal emails that show the company knowingly allowed OxyContin into the black market, and he claims the city will have to spend tens of millions of dollars to deal with the drug problem now plaguing Everett. Hil Kaman is the city's Public Health and Safety Director, and he's been investigating the problem.

  • 1 month ago
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    Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

    Oman said Monday it accepted 10 detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close. Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had accepted the prisoners at Obama's request. It did not name the prisoners.

  • 1 month ago
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    Shanghai grad student attacks female classmate for making him look dumb in class

    Following a heated in-classroom debate a male postgraduate student at the Shanghai University of Sport caught up with one of his female classmates outside and tried to get her to come around to his point of view after she made him look silly in front of the class. Rather than waste time with verbal arguments and logic, he opened with a strong smack to the back of the head.

  • 1 month ago
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    Top Amazing Websites That Are Built Beyond Your Imagination

    With advancement in technology, the internet obviously has emerged a brutal force that provides infinite number of information to its users within very less time frame i.e. few nanoseconds. With growing use of internet, we (today’s generation) are quite familiar to different number of websites (that are main source of information on internet).But still there are some amazing websites that are created beyond ones imagination.

  • 1 month ago
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    U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

    Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the...

  • 1 month ago
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    US Navy fired shots at speeding Iranian boats

    The US Navy fired three warning shots at four Iranian boats after they closed in at speed on Sunday, say defence officials. It happened in the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranians failed to respond to requests by the USS Mahan to slow down, but made radio contact to question the ship's crew about course and speed. A helicopter dropped a smoke float and the destroyer launched flares but the boats continued at speed, according to the officials speaking anonymously to Reuters.

  • 1 month ago
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    Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles

    Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license and address details into the library system -- and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library's patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.

  • 1 month ago
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    NYC's brand new subway is the most expensive in the world — that's a problem

    Today, New York City is celebrating the opening of the first phase of the Second Avenue subway, a project that’s been anticipated for nearly a century, and that’s sorely needed to relieve overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue lines and to extend access to some very densely populated neighborhoods. But exciting as the opening is, phase one is also a very modest-sized project encompassing just three stations. The plan is, eventually, to extend it up into East Harlem, and potentially then either...