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Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years. Barrick said Wednesday that a pipeline at … Continue reading

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Putin says climate change not caused by emissions

Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity and urged countries to adapt to global warming. One day after he visited the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the … Continue reading

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How breast milk could help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse

Imagine a future where common infections and minor injuries such as small cuts could actually kill you. This is far from an apocalyptic fantasy made up by Hollywood scriptwriters, but a very real possibility for the 21st century according to … Continue reading

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This fish gets predators high so it can escape

The fang blenny fish’s two-inch body is not very intimidating to predators, and its pair of teeth give it the look of a braces-wearing teenager. But those canines pack a chemical punch, helping the fang blenny escape the maw of … Continue reading

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Scientists have found the genes that give different cannabis strains their flavour

In a world where legal cannabis is becoming an increased reality, it’s important for the industry to be able to guarantee consistency in flavour and strength across varying strains. To do so, scientists set out to identify the cannabis genes … Continue reading

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Cookbooks' Missing Ingredient? Food Safety

Cookbooks may be leaving out a crucial step in recipes: food safety. The vast majority of recipes found in popular cookbooks offer little useful advice to keep you from getting sick, a new study finds. In a review of nearly … Continue reading

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Playing 'Tetris' After Trauma May Reduce Bad Flashbacks

Playing the video game “Tetris” shortly after a traumatic event, such as a car crash, may reduce the risk of developing intrusive flashbacks of the event, a new study suggests. Researchers found that car crash survivors who played “Tetris” in … Continue reading

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Reinventing the wheel: MIT develops method for making smaller chips

MIT Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago have discovered a new method for developing microchips which could help extend Moore’s law, which relates to the rate at which semiconductors continue to improve their performance, and … Continue reading

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Baidu’s AI learned English by learning to find apples in a maze

A lot of artificial intelligence today learns by trial and error. As humans, we take this concept—learning something by attempting it again and again—for granted, because our brain has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to learn new ideas … Continue reading

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NASA just launched a huge, free library of incredible space pictures

NASA has launched a library of 140,000 of its most iconic images – from manned space missions to satellite images of Mars. The NASA Image and Video Library is fully searchable – and puts together imagery from 60 separate NASA … Continue reading

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