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Sen. Bob Menendez's Bribery Trial Goes to Jury

Menendez is charged with accepting gifts from Dr. Salomon Melgen More (NEWARK, N.J.) — After nine weeks of testimony and nearly eight hours of closing arguments spread over two days, a jury began deliberating Monday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and a longtime friend in a case that could have implications for a deeply divided Senate in the event of a conviction. If the Democratic senator is convicted and steps down or is voted out by a two-thirds majority before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves office Jan. 16, the term-limited Republican governor...

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Bad for Health? How a Universal Calendar Could Make Time Uniform and Eliminate Daylight Saving Trouble

Whether you’re turning the clock backward or forward, numerous reports suggest that daylight saving time is not only outdated and unnecessary, but also pretty unhealthy. One possible solution could be a universal calendar that literally puts time on hold, eliminating the need for daylight saving and all other time anomalies caused by our current calendar system. The proposed universal calendar is based on a very specific mathematical formula that allows all 12 calendar months to be identical. This means that everything from birthdays to holidays would fall on the same day every year. The calendar’s creators, Richard Henry, an astrophysicist at the Krieger School...

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Archeologists discover ancient gymnasium near Egypt's Cairo

The discovery was made by a German-Egyptian mission at the site of Watfa in Fayoum province, about 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, southwest of the capital, Cairo. Watfa is the site of the ancient village of Philoteris, founded by King Ptolemy II in the 3rd century BC. Ayman Ashmawi of the ministry says the gymnasium consists of a large meeting hall, once adorned with statues, a dining hall, a courtyard and a nearly 200-meter-long racetrack. Cornelia Roemer, head of the mission, says the discovery clearly shows the impact of Greek life in Egypt, not only in Alexandria, but also in the...

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What Does the Trump Administration Want at the COP 23 Climate Talks? The World Is Watching Nervously

The world will get a look at climate policy in the Trump era this week when diplomats gather in Germany this week More The world will get a look at climate policy in the Trump era this week when diplomats from nearly 200 countries gather in Germany for the most significant international talks on the issue since President Trump took office. The U.S. government — once a central voice in climate talks —will occupy a diminished role at the COP 23 meeting, as other countries try to fill the void Trump left when he announced plans earlier this year...

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Transgender women could soon be able to get pregnant and give birth, experts say

Transgender women could soon give birth to a baby, a fertility expert has said [Photo: Freestocks.org via Pexels] More Transgender women could soon be able to get pregnant and carry a baby thanks to developments in womb transplantation, a leading fertility expert has claimed. According to Dr Richard Paulson, the outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the success of womb transplants, means it is possible that similar operations could be carried out on transgender women. Dr Paulson went on to say that trans medicine had now become “mainstream” and that people who had undergone gender reassignment surgery...

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