Thursday, 17 August 2017

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric

The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-lawyer-email-race-charlottesville.html?_r=0?source=Snapzu

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years.
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/17/peanut-allergy-cured-in-majority-of-children-in-immunotherapy-trial?source=Snapzu

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year.
Read more: https://www.nature.com/news/california-scientists-push-to-create-massive-climate-research-programme-1.22455?source=Snapzu

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area - BBC News

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area - BBC News

One person dies and 32 are injured after a van mows down people in the famous Las Ramblas district.
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40965581?source=Snapzu

These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day

These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day

Billions of trees are felled each year, according to the Rainforest Action Network, and planting a tree requires more time and effort than cutting one down. That makes keeping up with deforestation rates challenging for conservationists. The minds behind one tech startup think they can speed up global tree-planting efforts by taking the burden off humans and placing it on drones.
Read more: http://mentalfloss.com/article/503527/these-drones-can-plant-100000-trees-one-day?source=Snapzu

“Alternative” medicine’s toll on cancer patients: Death rate up to 5X higher

“Alternative” medicine’s toll on cancer patients: Death rate up to 5X higher

Researchers hope the data will guide patients to effective treatments.
Read more: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/alternative-medicines-toll-on-cancer-patients-death-rate-up-to-5x-higher/?source=Snapzu

Teen overdose death rate climbed 19% in one year

Teen overdose death rate climbed 19% in one year

The rate of teen drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/health/teen-overdose-death-rate/index.html?source=Snapzu

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