ARCTIC ‘DOOMSDAY VAULT’ STOCKS UP ON MORE FOOD SEEDS

Tue 25 February 2020: An Arctic “doomsday vault” is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. The seeds are to be deposited in the vault inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, about […]

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CHILDREN, TEENS FALL PREY TO ONLINE ADS OF HARMFUL PRODUCTS: UN STUDY

Sat 22 February 2020: (REUTERS) Children and adolescents are being bombarded with ads on social media promoting harmful products from fast food to tobacco and alcohol, according to a United Nations-backed report on Wednesday that called for regulation. Advertisers also sell data on children obtained from electronic games to global tech giants, said the report’s […]

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ADMIRE MY ARTWORK, NOT MY FACE, MUSLIM ARTIST SAYS

Tue 18 February 2020: Mysterious artists such as Banksy are being praised for their works but they cannot have the same approach to a Muslim woman, says Pakistani painter Today the internet and social media have become a prominent tool for many artists to reach a wider audience. This new technology that offers a two-way […]

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HOW DID VALENTINE’S DAY BECOME SO COMMERCIAL?

Thu 13 February 2020: From striking women with goat’s skin to showering them with chocolates and flowers, here is how Valentine’s Day became the holiday we know today.  Ancient Origins According to historians, Valentine’s Day is a successor of the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia dating back to 300BC. Every year between February 13 and February 15, […]

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WORLD’S 10 RICHEST PEOPLE OWN MORE WEALTH THAN 85 COUNTRIES

Wed 12 February 2020: The world’s top 10 richest people have a combined wealth more than the bottom 85 poorest countries based on GDP, according to data gathered and calculated by Learnbonds.com, a global financial news provider. The top ten richest people have a cumulative wealth of $858.1 billion while the 85 countries have a […]

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HALF-A-MILLION INSECT SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION: SCIENTISTS

Tue 11 February 2020: (AFP) Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a “warning to humanity”. “The current insect extinction crisis is deeply worrying,” said Pedro Cardoso, a biologist at the Finnish Museum of Natural […]

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MASSIVE GENOME STUDY UNLOCKS SECRETS OF HOW CANCERS FORM

Thu 06 February 2020: (AFP) A massive, decade-long study sequencing the genomes of dozens of cancers has revealed the secrets of how tumours form and may pave the way for better and more targeted treatment. The Pan-Cancer Project brought together over 1,300 researchers globally to tackle the mammoth task of sequencing the genomes of 38 […]

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FACT OR MYTH: CAN HAIR GO GRAY FASTER FROM STRESS?

Sat 01 February 2020: Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of hair. The biological mechanism behind such graying had long remained a mystery, but researchers said on […]

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