Iran’s Supreme Leader faces rare display of public anger

January 17, 2018

(CNN)Several Iranians were shot during protests late Saturday, a source tells CNN, after Iran’s government warned citizens against holding “illegal” public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests that spread to a number of cities. The protests — described as the largest public display of discontent since the 2009 Green Movement in Iran — have emerged against a backdrop of rising food and gasoline prices.

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Coco-nuts! Shoppers query plastic wrapping

January 17, 2018

It comes just a day after similar questions were raised about cauliflowers sliced into £2 “steaks” and sold by Marks and Spencer in plastic wrapping. So has our food supply gone coco-nuts, or does the packaging help prevent another problem: food waste? ‘As nature intended’ The “Genuine Coconut” is wrapped in film, and comes with a pull top and straw to drink the coconut water. It is also sold by…

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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

January 17, 2018

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Global Warming Is Starving the World’s Reefs Faster Than Ever

January 17, 2018

The risks to coral reefs are accelerating largely due to human activity, with rising water temperatures meaning they now have about 80 percent less recovery time between bleaching episodes than just three decades ago, according to a report in the journal Science. In a study of 100 reefs around the world, the report found coral will have a bleaching event every six years, from every 27 years in the 1980s,…

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It takes two to tango, Hammond tells EU

January 17, 2018

UK’s no-deal Brexit worries ‘surprise’ EU Barnier’s hamper treat from Brexiteers Juncker: Don’t believe Brexit won’t happen However, internal discussions within the EU about the framework of future relations have already begun following December’s first-phase agreement on so-called divorce issues, like money and citizens’ rights. Mr Hammond and Brexit Secretary David Davis are aiming to lay down a marker for the talks ahead when they address the Die Welt Economic…

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Marco Rubio’s sad denouncement of Trump is getting laughed off the internet

January 17, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments, members of Congress have spoken out vociferously against him. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who Trump has taken pleasure in belittling, offered this timid response. ….slander no one,…be peaceable, considerate, exercising all graciousness toward everyone Titus 3 1-2 — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 12, 2018 Earlier, Rubio sent out a string of tweets about the accomplishments of Haitians, who Trump reportedly…

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China Is Planning To Land, And Grow Plants On, The “Dark” Side Of The Moon This Year

January 17, 2018

There are a lot of exciting space missions to look forward to in 2018, from the inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to a return to Mercury. But China might be planning one of the most exciting missions of all – the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon. Called Chang’e 4, the mission will be China’s fourth to the Moon, following two orbiters in 2007 and 2010,…

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M&S to stop selling ‘cauliflower steak’

January 17, 2018

The range was aimed at customers wanting a “quick and convenient vegetarian meal option”, M&S told BBC Three. On Tuesday, the retailer said the plastic tray packaging was there to protect the product and that it was “widely recyclable”. Skip Twitter post by @rachclarke27 Marks and Spencer stores are selling sliced cauliflower as ‘Cauliflower Steak’ with lots of lovely plastic and charging £2 (normally £2.50). A cauliflower costs about 69p…

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New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

January 17, 2018

(CNN)There’s a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars. Though American Girl is known for its original line of historical dolls, books and accessories, Luciana isn’t a historical figure. Her story was created with modern girls between ages 6 and 12 in mind — or, as NASA likes to call them, the “Mars Generation.” Luciana is the first American Girl character created to encourage an interest for…

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What each state has Googled more than any other in 2017

January 17, 2018

To create this map of 2017 Google searches, we compiled a list of the biggest news stories, lists of people who drew our attention, celebrities who passed away, as well as the issues, trends, and events that made Americans pause. Then we ran them all through Google Trends to find out which states searched for these things more frequently than any other state. Bitcoinhow to make slimeIt was a hell of…

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These Are The Most Exciting Space Missions To Look Forward To In 2018

January 17, 2018

Hooray! We made it into 2018. And with another year comes another host of exciting space missions to look forward to, from long-awaited launches to deep space rendezvous. Last year saw a number of fascinating developments in space. India launched a record-breaking 104 satellites on a single rocket, for example, while the Cassini mission came to an end and SpaceX wowed us all with repeated rocket landings. This year should be even…

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How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

January 16, 2018

Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth Avenue, and scurries up a dirt path. Around us, the penetrating churn of a helicopter and the honk of car horns filter through the trees. Brady, a fast-talking chemist in his late 40s who sports a graying buzz cut and rimless glasses, has a…

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Will Pets Feel The Winter Solstice? Here’s What You May Expect From Your Fur Bae

January 16, 2018

The shortest day of the year is almost here. Yes, that’s right — The Winter Solstice is happening on Thursday, Dec. 21. It’s the one day of the year where the Northern Hemisphere is most distant from the sun, which means it receives the least amount of daylight hours. Say hello to the darkness, because it’ll be here before you know it. The Winter Solstice marks the astrological first day…

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Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression Without The Emotional Numbing Caused By Traditional Antidepressants

January 16, 2018

Magic mushrooms could hold the key to alleviating symptoms of depression, particularly in those who have not benefited from more traditional treatments, new research finds. Scientists from Imperial College London, UK, observed significant improvements in emotional responsiveness in a small group of patients with moderate to severe depression following two drug-enabled therapy sessions. The results were published in the journal Neuropharmacology last month. It all comes down to a substance called psilocybin. This…

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Someone Studied The Effects Of Watching Crime Shows. The Results Aren’t Surprising.

January 16, 2018

First, they analyzed crime statistics for crime and detection rates from before and after the launch of the previously mentioned series. They also asked 24 convicted criminals in prison whether they believed crime TV could help criminals fly under the radar. Pixabay Next, they asked one group of crime TV viewers and another of non-viewers to “slip into the role of a criminal by enacting the cleaning up a murder…

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Bitcoin Could End Up Using More Power Than Electric Cars

January 16, 2018

The global power needed to create cryptocurrencies this year could rival the entire electricity consumption of Argentina and be a growth driver for renewable energy producers from the U.S. to China. Miners of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could require up to 140 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2018, about 0.6 percent of the global total, Morgan Stanley analysts led by Nicholas Ashworth wrote in a note Wednesday. That’s more than expected…

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Lettuce suspected in deadly US E. coli outbreak

January 15, 2018

(CNN)An outbreak of E. coli made 17 people ill and killed one person across the United States between November 15 and December 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the source of infection is still unknown, the CDC is investigating leafy greens and romaine lettuce. The 17 cases reported to the CDC occurred in California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska…

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This Pot Company Posts Record Sales as CEO Eyes Deals

January 15, 2018

Medical-marijuana company Aphria Inc. posted a 39 percent jump in second-quarter revenue to C$8.5 million ($6.8 million), exceeding the most recently reported figures of larger peer Aurora Cannabis Inc. and giving it the second-highest quarterly revenue of pot-specialty companies globally. Aphria remains upbeat, even as the increased legalization of marijuana is called into question after a move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to revoke policies that allowed its spread and…

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Millions of Americans are blasted by intense deep freeze — some a lot more than others

January 15, 2018

Frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills have enveloped much of the eastern U.S. this weekend. Take precautions to prevent frostbite while outdoors. https://t.co/KYDCR3Yxyy https://t.co/ivENb1NI5W pic.twitter.com/LHSfTd0YLm — NWS (@NWS) January 6, 2018 “Take precautions to prevent frostbite while outdoors.” – National Weather Service A “massive arctic air mass” pummeling a third of the country is slated to continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, before warmer temperatures arrive…

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WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

January 15, 2018

(CNN)In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder. The disorder is characterized by “impaired control” with increasing priority given to gaming and “escalation,” despite “negative consequences.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “There are people out there who overdo video games,” Ferguson said, “but people overdo lots of stuff, so why games? Why…

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