Thursday, 19 July 2018

Features

Air pollution makes millions diabetic every year

LONDON: Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington ...

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150 million years old turtle fossil discovered in China

Xinhua News/file photo Beijing: A turtle fossil dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic Period has been found in southwest China`s Chongqing municipality. Farmer Liu Changyu found a turtle-shell-shaped “rock” while in Qijiang district earlier this month, reports Xinhua news agency. Liu`s daughter uploaded photos to WeChat, which were ...

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Healthy relationship signs

A healthy relationship should be full of laughter, enjoying each other’s company, good vibes and comfort. Of course misunderstandings pop up, but what matters is how you handle them to sustain the relationship. It takes two people to make a relationship work and here are signs that you are in ...

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Female journalists in Japan unite to fight harassment

TOKYO: Female journalists in Japan said Tuesday they were teaming up to fight sexual harassment in the media, believed to be widespread in a country where the #MeToo movement has been slow to take off. A total of 86 women journalists have come together to form the Women in Media Network Japan (WiMN) to ...

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No hidden rooms in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, mystery solved

The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday, after months of intensive geophysics studies, that a survey has revealed there is no hidden chamber inside Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, according to Moustafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.   The three-month studies ...

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Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer

For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers. In the study, ...

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What do women really want from a man?

File picture We are taught that women receive and men provide. We are conditioned that a man hunts and puts food on the table while the female arranges the home, cooks and raises children. The question people have today is whether that still applies. This week’s question comes from Candice ...

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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers said that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world’s humid regions. Similarly, languages with simple tone occur more frequently in desiccated regions, whether frigid areas or dry deserts. To discover an association between ...

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Mystery of the Great Pyramid Of Giza unravelled

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, with the monument almost perfectly located along the cardinal points – north, south, east and west. Archaeologists have long been puzzled about how ancient Egyptians managed to achieve the near-perfect alignment, although now they believe to have solved the ...

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip upside down

LONDON-This sounds like the plot for a disaster movie: an invisible magnetic force-field that defends life on Earth against killer rays from space goes awry. Blasts of radiation destroy our satellite communications and bring the world’s electricity supplies crashing down. Chaos reigns. Human cancer cases multiply as unshielded radiation from ...

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