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Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death| Reuters

BERLIN Knut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in humans, scientists said on Thursday. Knut, who was just four when he drowned at the zoo in 2011, was reared by his keeper Thomas Doerflein. Fans from around the world came to watch them play together, earning the zoo millions and inspiring a dizzying range of merchandise. #Business #United States #Technology #science #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle
E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco - UK study| Reuters

Aug 19, 2015

E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco - UK study| Reuters

LONDON Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain's Department of Health said on Wednesday. E-cigarettes, tobacco-free devices people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapour, have surged in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic but health organisations have so far been wary of advocating them as a safer alternative to tobacco and governments from California to India have tried to introduce bills to regulate their use more strictly. "E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm," said Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England, which carried out the study. #United States #India #Technology #France #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle
More than a thousand mourn Texas teen fatally shot by officer| Reuters

Aug 16, 2015

More than a thousand mourn Texas teen fatally shot by officer| Reuters

ARLINGTON Texas More than 1,000 mourners attended a funeral on Saturday for Christian Taylor, an unarmed 19-year-old African American fatally shot by a white officer in Texas in an incident that raised fresh attention of police treatment of racial minorities. Teammates from Angelo State University where Taylor played football and friends remembered him at a church in the Dallas-area city of Arlington as a person full of energy who had much to offer. Former Arlington police officer Brad Miller, a 49-year-old trainee, was fired this week for what the department said was his poor judgment in events surrounding the shooting last week of Taylor, who had broken into an auto dealership and was vandalizing cars. #Technology #Middle East #markets #opinion #lifestyle
Japan emperor expresses deep remorse on WW2 anniversary| Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

Japan emperor expresses deep remorse on WW2 anniversary| Reuters

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Akihito marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with an expression of "deep remorse" over the conflict on Saturday, a departure from his annual script which could be seen as a subtle rebuke of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe on Friday expressed "utmost grief", but said future generations should not have to keep apologising for the mistakes of the past #Business #India #Japan #North Korea #lifestyle
Tel Aviv on Seine celebration sparks controversy in Paris| Reuters

Aug 13, 2015

Tel Aviv on Seine celebration sparks controversy in Paris| Reuters

PARIS Paris' decision to celebrate Tel Aviv on Thursday in its annual beach-on-the-Seine festival has sparked controversy, with critics branding it "indecent" after the death of a baby in an arson attack in the West Bank. #United States #Europe #Israel #markets #Latin America #lifestyle
Armed and dangerous: octopus genetic secrets unveiled| Reuters

Aug 13, 2015

Armed and dangerous: octopus genetic secrets unveiled| Reuters

WASHINGTON Scientists have unlocked the genetic secrets of one of Earth's underwater wonders - the octopus - whose eight sucker-studded arms bestow an otherworldly appearance and large brain place it among the smartest invertebrates. Researchers on Wednesday unveiled the first complete genome of an octopus or any species of cephalopod, the class of mollusks also including squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. #United States #Middle East #South Korea #Latin America #opinion #lifestyle