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FACTBOX - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

FACTBOX - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm | Reuters

Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The race is on to develop a Zika vaccine. #United States #Brazil #Australia #science #Health #Netherlands
North Korea to halt search for Japanese abductees - KCNA | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

North Korea to halt search for Japanese abductees - KCNA | Reuters

TOKYO North Korea has declared void an agreement to reopen a probe into the fate of abducted Japanese citizens after Japan imposed sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's rocket launch, according to North Korea's official KCNA news agency. North Korea planned to disband a committee set up in 2014 to look into the whereabouts of Japanese abductees, KCNA said, adding that Japan's "provocative acts of hostility" toward North Korea would ensure further countermeasures. "The Abe regime has to hold full responsibility for causing such a grave consequence," it said. #India #Middle East #science #markets #Latin America #article
Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system | Reuters

CHICAGO The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top U.S. experts said on Friday. #United States #science #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Obama will not block North Korea sanctions bill - White House | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Obama will not block North Korea sanctions bill - White House | Reuters

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The White House said on Friday it will not oppose legislation approved by Congress to expand sanctions against North Korea after it recently conducted a rocket launch and a nuclear test. "Like many members of Congress, the administration is deeply concerned about North Korea's recent actions and the serious setback that this test represents," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters in a briefing. "We're philosophically and intellectually in the same place as the Congress on this," Schultz said #Business #Japan #science #United Kingdom #article
Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago; here's why you should care

Feb 12, 2016

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago; here's why you should care

The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. #NewsTracker #MIT #Albert Einstein #CalTech #AllYouNeedToKnow #Gravitational waves #LIGO #F Science
Sky is the limit: With gravitational waves detection, we can now listen to the stars

Feb 12, 2016

Sky is the limit: With gravitational waves detection, we can now listen to the stars

As the momentous news of gravitational waves being detected 100 years after Albert Einstein's prediction broke on Thursday, scientists discussing the significance of the major discovery revealed that this discovery would enable us not just to see the stars, but also to listen to them. #science #ThingsWeLike #Astronomy #Albert Einstein #Physics #Black hole #scientists #stars #Shareworthy #Gravitational waves
World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika | Reuters

Feb 11, 2016

World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika | Reuters

LONDON Thirty of the world's leading scientific research institutions, journals and funders have pledged to share for free all data and expertise on Zika to speed up the fight against an outbreak of the viral disease spreading across the Americas. "The arguments for sharing data and the consequences of not doing so (have been) ... thrown into stark relief by the Ebola and Zika outbreaks," said a statement issued by signatories from around the world #United States #India #science #Europe #Education #Diseases
U.S. presidential candidate Kasich surprises on Google Trends | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

U.S. presidential candidate Kasich surprises on Google Trends | Reuters

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, who has struggled to generate enthusiasm for his campaign, made a surprise showing on Google Trends on Tuesday in the run-up to New Hampshire's primary. After beating Republican rival Donald Trump by 3-2 in the tiny town of Dixville Notch, the first community to vote in the New Hampshire primary, Kasich appeared to pique voters' interest in the state, which holds the first-in-the nation presidential nominating primary. #social media #India #Middle East #science #Election #opinion #article
North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks - U.S. | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks - U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket on Saturday, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within weeks, the director of U.S. National Intelligence said on Tuesday #India #Business #science #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy