• Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up


    Source: spiegl.deAgricultural chemicals giant Monsanto is under fire because the company's herbicide, Roundup (active ingredient: glyphosate), is suspected of being carcinogenic.Permission to sell the chemical in the European Union expires on December 15 with member states set to decide on Wednesday whether to renew it for another 10 years.And now, the longstanding dispute about glyphosate has been brought to a head by the release of explosive documents.Monsanto's strategies for whitewas

  • Runner Wins Venice Marathon After Rivals Make Wrong Turn


    Source: huffingtonpost.comAn Italian runner staged a memorable marathon win on Sunday after a major mistake by race officials.Eyob Faniel, 25, won the Huawei Venice Marathon after a motorcycle leading the six runners ahead of him took a wrong turn,The Guardian reported.The leaders running for several hundred meters in the wrong direction before they realize the error and have to turn back.The incident occurred about 16 miles into the 26.2-mile race.Faniel, who runsforthe local Venice marathon cl

  • Twitter Will Now Label Political Ads


    Source: cnbc.comAs political pressure mounts on social media companies to say where ads are coming from,Twitterwill reveal more information about political advertising on its platform.Twitter said in a blog post on Tuesday it would clearly label political electioneering ads, which the Federal Election Commission (FEC) defines as an ad used to promote a specific candidate for elected office or affiliated party posted within 30 days of a primary election or 60 days of a general election.Electionee

  • ISIS Kills 128 Civilians in Surprise Attack Behind Enemy Lines


    Source: killed at least 128 people in aSyriantown deep insideregime-heldterritory, a human rights monitor has said.Government forces managed to retake Al-Qaryatayn over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed on Monday.Rumours of execution-style killings of captured soldiers or civilians suspected of links to the government had not previously been verified.Al-Qaryatayn, some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from one of Isis’s strongholds of Deir

  • Puerto Rico: Surgeons Operating by Cell Phone Light Hits Twitter


    Source: nydailynewsA picture is worth a thousand words.Former Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla took a jab at President Trump on Twitter following comments the President made about the United States' relief efforts on the island.Padilla questioned Trump's rating of hisperformaceas a 10, showing a group of surgeons operating on a patient using only light from their cell phones and flashlights more than one month after Hurricane Maria.This is what POTUS calls a 10! Surgery

  • Einstein's Theory of Happy Living Uncovered After 95 Years


    Source: goodnewsnetwork.orgA note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem.The year was 1922, and the German-born physicist, most famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan.He had recently been informed that he was to receive the Nobel Prize for physics, and his fame outside of scientific circles was growing.A Japanese courier arrived at the Imperial Hote

  • Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site


    Source: npr.comStephen Hawking's doctoral thesis,Properties of Expanding Universes,has crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online.By late Monday local time, the thesis had been viewed more than 60,000 times, says Stuart Roberts, deputy head of research communications at Cambridge. He added, Other popular theses might have 100 views per month.The acknowledgements page of Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis includes his certifica

  • List of Original Xbox Games Now Compatible with Xbox One


    Source: forbes.comToday, 13 original Xbox games will be available to play on the Xbox One via the system's ever-growing backwards compatibility list.Thesearen't remasters, but according to Microsoft the games will look and run better on the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Performance will be even better on the Xbox One X which launches in November.The games will have up to 4 times the pixel count on Xbox One and Xbox One S, and up to 16 times the pixel count on the Xbox One X according to Micro

  • England: Hostages Rescued and Gunman Arrested


    Source: coventrytelegraph.netArmed police stormed a bowling alley in Nuneaton, England, to rescue two workers who were being held hostage by a man allegedly wielding a sawn-off shotgun.Thefour hourstand-off at the MFA bowling alley at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton was brought to a dramatic end shortly after 6.30pm when a series of loud bangs could be heard.Thomas Hitchens, a fast food manager from Nuneaton, was bowling with his family - a party of 12 - when he saw people around him starting to run.Ev

  • WHO Cancels Robert Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role


    Source: bbc.comThe World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry.I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saidin a statement.He had previously praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health.But critics pointed out that Zimbabwe's healthcare system had collapsed in recent years.During the first 20 years of his 37-year rule, Mr Mugab

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