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October 20, 2017 3:33 PM Pollution kills more people every year than wars, disasters and hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to the study released in the Lancet medical journal. NEW DELHI—Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking 152

October 20, 2017 2:56 PM Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease 146

October 20, 2017 9:12 AM Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action? Disaster movie "Geostorm" opens in cinemas this week, starring Gerard Butler as a rocket scientist tasked with saving the world after 435

October 20, 2017 8:40 AM Men Who Smoke and Have Oral Sex With Multiple Partners Have a Higher Cancer Risk

Smoking cigarettes, along with having five or more oral sex partners, increases men’s risk for the most common type of head and neck cancer. A study published Friday in Annals of Oncology finds these patterns of behavior are associated with oral and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Public health experts already know from a large 154

October 20, 2017 5:44 AM Apparently, a bit of Dutch courage can help boost your foreign language skills

It is well-established that alcohol impairs cognitive function but a new study has found that a swift drink could actually help improve your foreign language skills. The study looked at whether Dutch courage would boost people’s ability to speak a second language – or whether it would turn their words into Double Dutch. It looked at 50 native German 123

October 20, 2017 1:21 AM World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger, study says

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic 136

October 19, 2017 2:26 PM Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X

Although sales of Apple’s new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon vz customers upgraded their phones in the third quarter when the iPhone 8 first went on sale, down from a 6.3% upgrade 146

October 19, 2017 8:25 AM Scientists Discover Cave On Moon Big Enough To House Astronauts

The cavern is believed to be a lava tube created by volcanic activity about 3.5 billion years ago. Tokyo: Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan's SELENE lunar 144

October 18, 2017 6:00 PM ‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanish from nature preserves

Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don't see them on the road like you used to. Biologists call this the windshield phenomenon. It's a symptom, they say, of a vanishing population. “For those of us who look, I think 161

October 18, 2017 10:02 AM Blood donated by a mother could be dangerous to men

Men who receive blood transfusions from women who have ever been pregnant are at risk of an early death, research suggests. Experts suspect antibodies produced by a woman's body in pregnancy might provoke a severe immune response if injected into a man. But scientists last night stressed that the study of 31,000 people, by experts at Leiden University 124