Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1411)

Bill Clinton to Israelis: There is ‘no alternative’ to a Palestinian state

Former US president Bill Clinton said during a visit to Israel on Monday that he saw “no alternative” to a Palestinian state. Speaking at an event in honour of President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday later this year, Clinton said: “I’m with Shimon on this, I don’t think that in all…

China now home to the world’s fastest supercomputer

A Chinese supercomputer is the fastest in the world, according to survey results announced Monday, comfortably overtaking a US machine which now ranks second. Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, achieved processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second on a benchmarking test,…

Pesticide contamination kills up to 42 percent of water life: study

Pesticides may kill off water insects and other small aquatic life by as much as 42 percent, according to an analysis of German, French and Australian rivers and streams published on Monday. The study in US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to compare…

Study finds young Republicans are more liberal than they think

Public polls and voter registrations may be underestimating the number of liberals and independents in the United States. Young conservatives believe they are more conservative than they actually are, according to a study published June 13 in Social Psychological and Personality Science. Ethan Zell of the University of North Carolina and…

More than 8,600 children treated for genital ‘crush’ injuries due to falling toilet seats since 2000

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ouch: Boys know that toilet seats are an occupational hazard of potty training, but a new study suggests the number of genital injuries caused by falling toilet toppers is growing. Researchers found the number of emergency room visits for toilet-related injuries to the penis, while…

Supreme Court rules FTC can prevent patent holders from paying rivals to keep generics off shelves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court ruled on Monday regulators can challenge deals between brand-name drug companies and generic rivals that delay cheaper medicines from going on sale, which regulators say increase costs to consumers by billions of dollars. But the court, in a 5-3 vote with Justice Samuel Alito…

Senate bill to protect LGBT workers from discrimination now has majority support

Delaware Senator Tom Carper (D) on Monday became the 51st cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to the Huffington Post. “Senator Carper believes it is important for federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation — in the same way that current law addresses…

Scientists discover potential screening tool for HPV that causes mouth and throat cancers

LONDON (Reuters) – Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of researchers. In a study in the Journal…

Jury clears penile implant doctor of negligence in the case of the 8-month erection

WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) – A jury on Monday cleared a doctor of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a Delaware truck driver who underwent a penile implant procedure and ended up with an erection that lasted eight months. “We’re stunned,” attorney Michael Heyden said as he left the New Castle…

How the Patriot Act debate became about library records instead of phone records

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica In the months following the October 2001, passage of the Patriot Act, there was a heated public debate about the very provision of the law that we now know the government is using to vacuum up phone records of American citizens on a massive scale. “A…

Google+