Monday, 14 June 2021

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World Food Safety Day 2021

Photo Credit: iStock  |  Representative Image World Food Safety Day (WSFD) is observed annually on 7 June to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. The objective of celebrating the day is to focus on food security and highlight different areas relating to human health, economic prosperity agriculture, market access, and ...

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‘Manifesting’ a mix of positive thinking and magical practices

‘Manifesting’ is a mix of positive thinking and magical practices. Photo: twitter.com So you want money… love… success? Have you thought about trying to think about it – really hard – until your goals materialise? That, at least, is a core principle behind the trend, increasingly popular in pandemic times, ...

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Researchers find unexpected paths on ocean floor

This image shows trails left by sponges as they crawl across the seafloor. Credit: AWI OFOBS team, PS101 LONDON -The surprise was great when researchers looked at high-resolution images of the sea floor of the Arctic deep sea in detail: Path-like tracks across the sediments ended where sponges were located. ...

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Ukrainian couple handcuff themselves together

KHARKIV – A Ukrainian couple who grew tired of arguing are trying to mend their on-off relationship by handcuffing their hands together for three months and documenting their experiences on social media. Online car salesman Alexandr Kudlay, 33 and beautician Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, began what they call their “experiment” on ...

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World Consumer Rights Day; Tackle plastic pollution

LONDON: With the aim to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs, World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on March 15, since 1983. The day was inspired by President John F Kennedy’s special message to the US Congress on March 15, 1962. Kennedy addressed the issue of ...

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Is wine consumption on the rise in Australia, UK and Canada

BRUSSELS: In France the Beaujolais Nouveau is coming Thursday, November 19 in a particular context due to confinement. Producers are concerned that sales will be down during this particular time. What about the consumption of wine abroad? Direction Australia, United Kingdom and Canada. Increased sales in Australia Along with the raid on ...

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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu

LONDON: The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the ...

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Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

GENEVE: Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing ...

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Fast, portable COVID-19 test could bypass lab

As COVID-19 continues to spread, bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel have led to long waiting times for results in some areas. In a new study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results ...

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Are you having a hard time falling asleep

Are you having a hard time falling asleep until late in the night and are waking up the next morning with a fatigue? Then you are definitely suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is a disorder related to sleep that is characterized by difficulty falling asleep. Many of us might not know ...

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