February 23, 2019

Farmer takes his lambs to sanctuary instead of slaughterhouse

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by Susan Bird from Care2 A livestock farmer in the UK made a life-changing decision for 20 lambs he’d raised since birth. As he drove them to the local slaughterhouse to meet their fate, he realized he couldn’t go through with it. Sivalingam Vasanthakumar changed his mind. He decided that the money he was getting for those lambs […]

Garlic reduces risk of disease by curbing inflammation

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By Lynn Alison From Newsmax The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in the world. Obesity carries many health risks, including in many cases chronic inflammation. According to numerous studies, chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression. kidney disease, arthritis and certain types of […]

Blood pressure drug recall: Valsartan, 80 lots, pulled for cancer worry

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From Newsmax A U.S. unit of Indian generic drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd will recall 80 lots of medicines containing blood pressure drug valsartan that were found to have a probable cancer-causing impurity, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The impurity N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) was detected in quantities above the acceptable limit in certain tablets […]

Now Segway and Lime are sorting out blame for scooter battery issues

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By Richard Lawler From engadget A Segway exec said ‘only Lime’ has experienced fire incidents. With electric scooters popping up in cities around the globe, people are wondering — for many reasons — if they’re actually safe. Earlier this week Lime announced it had recalled Segway Ninebot scooters it operates, and restricted charging to only […]

UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues

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By AJ Dellinger From engadget The proposed tax targets companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon while sparing startups. The British government announced a new “digital services” tax that would take two percent of revenues generated by tech giants, according to Sky News. The tax would skim cash off of what the companies make from services […]

NHTSA study forecasts dangerous rise in world temperatures by 2100

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By Jon Fingas From engadget But it’s being used to justify relaxing environmental standards. The Trump administration has accepted the scientific consensus of human-made global warming. However, it’s not being used to push for tougher environmental regulations — just the opposite, in fact. In a draft NHTSA environmental impact statement for Trump’s proposed fuel standards […]

Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US

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By Mallory Locklear From engadget, Meanwhile, CD sales have taken a nosedive The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released music industry revenue statistics for the first half of 2018 in the US, and on average, revenue growth has slowed. While overall revenue was up 10 percent compared to the same time last year, […]

2018 Emmys

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The biggest surprises and snubs from the Emmys 2018 By Carrie Wittmer From Business Insider The Emmys saw its first-ever proposal this year, which energized what was otherwise a bit of a plodding telecast. The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, aired Monday night from the Microsoft Theater in […]

Google helps scientists search for public data

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By Jon Fingas From engadget Comb through research without having to wade through much of the web. There’s a sea of open research data available on the web, but it can be time-consuming to sift through those sites to get at the data — and it’s not always presented in an easy-to-parse format. Google hopes […]

Didi passenger murdered following safety policy failure

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By Jon Fingas From engadget An entire Chinese province suspended service while it asks questions. Didi Chuxing’s safety issues still aren’t over. Police have confirmed that a driver for the service raped and killed a woman passenger in Wenzhou, China on August 24th. The ridesharing company said it was “deeply sorry” for the incident in […]