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Wealth of US middle class now lower than Canada’s - report

Wealth of US middle class now lower than Canada’s – report

Published time: April 23, 2014 00:59

Reuters / Emmanuel Foudrot

Reuters / Emmanuel Foudrot

American workers who previously made up the wealthiest middle class in the world have lost that distinction, according to new research that attributes the economic stagnation on rising income inequality in the US.

Economic growth in the US continues to be as strong if not stronger than other developed nations, although fewer…

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Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 April, 2014, 5:12pm

 Agence France-Presse in Tokyo //
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A Mitsui O.S.K. Lines container ship.

Tokyo warned on Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship.

Authorities in Shanghai seized the large freight vessel…

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Shanghai court seizes Japanese ore carrier in second world war reparations dispute

Shanghai court seizes Japanese ore carrier in second world war reparations dispute

UPDATED : Monday, 21 April, 2014, 6:24am

Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com hamburg_port_117955934_28508483.jpg A container ship owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines of Tokyo.

A court in Shanghai has seized a large Japanese ore carrier at a port in Zhejiang province to enforce a verdict seeking compensation for the sinking of two civilian Chinese cargo ships during the second world war. (more…)

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'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

‘Dressed’ laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

”  Development of the technology was supported by a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense.”

Date:

April 18, 2014

Source:

University of Central Florida

Summary:

The adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it” may one day be obsolete if researchers further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger…

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Transdniestria Asks Russia to Initiate Independence Recognition Procedure

Transdniestria Asks Russia to Initiate Independence Recognition Procedure

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The parliament of Transdniestria, a de-facto independent former autonomous republic of Moldova, passed on Wednesday an address to the parliament and president of the Russian Federation to initiate the procedure for the recognition of the republic’s independence, the ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the press-service of Transdniestria’s Supreme Soviet. (more…)

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France admits 2,300 samples of SARS virus are missing / They Claim Harmless

France admits 2,300 samples of SARS virus are missing / They Claim Harmless

 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

 
A routine inventory at a Parisian research body revealed over 2,300 samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus are missing, The Independent reports.

The renowned Institute Pasteur in France admitted on Monday that it had misplaced 2,349 of the vials and, despite enlisting help from France’s drug and health safety agency, have been unable to find them. The…

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Whooping cough ‘evolves to beat vaccine’

Whooping cough ‘evolves to beat vaccine’

Originally posted on Health Research Report:

80 per cent of the 2012 whooping cough cases in Australia were from a strain not covered by the vaccine.

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 15-Apr-2014

 The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed in Australia – most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease – with a possible reduced effectiveness of the…

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Vitamin B3 was found in all eight meteorites analyzed in the study.

Vitamin B3 was found in all eight meteorites analyzed in the study.

Originally posted on Health Research Report:

 Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered to Earth by Meteorites April 17, 2014 Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been assisted by a supply of key…

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Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Originally posted on Health Research Report:

HRR: Yes, we know it is wrong on so many levels. PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 15-Apr-2014 Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

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Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

Researchers of the University of the Basque Country reveal some of the secrets of Saturn’s mysterious hexagonal wave, including its rotation period, which could be that of the planet itself (more…)

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New Info Graphic Post: Radioactive School Children

New Info Graphic Post: Radioactive School Children

Jordan destroys armored vehicles at Syrian border

Jordan destroys armored vehicles at Syrian border

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jordanian air forces destroyed a number of armored vehicles on Wednesday as they crossed the border from war-torn Syria, the army said in a statement. (more…)

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NATO Plan Backfires: Ukrainian Troops switch side, Tanks wave Russian Flags

NATO Plan Backfires: Ukrainian Troops switch side, Tanks wave Russian Flags

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans. (more…)

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Democracy, Human Rights in Europe at lowest level

Democracy, Human Rights in Europe at lowest level

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The rule of law in Europe is going through its most severe crisis since the Cold War, a report by the continent’s top human rights and democracy watchdog warns.

Most of the European countries are facing “very worrying” challenges to human rights, democracies and the rule of law, Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, wrote in the report. (more…)

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Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science / Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety

Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science / Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety

14 April 2014 by Rachael Jolley

Politicians in the US and Canada are undermining scientific freedom through cuts, shutdowns and media policies

ON 1 October last year, the US federal government shut its doors after Congress failed to agree a budget. For 16 days, around 800,000 government employees twiddled their thumbs. Many of them were scientists.

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The shutdown was the culmination of months…

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