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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

FILE PHOTO: Illimani mountain is seen after a snowstorm, as pictured from El Alto, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado/ File Photo

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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‘Values of humanity are of extreme importance in helping to build a better country and world all desire’ – PPP

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wishes to extend to the Muslim communities in Guyana and the Diaspora Eid Mubarak on the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.

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‘Eid-ul-Fitr emphasises the values of compassion, friendship and kindness’ – Granger

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I extend greetings to all Muslims and to all other Guyanese on the occasion of the happy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims performed acts of abstinence and engaged in ritual fasting and prayer.

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach


A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of the world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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Physician couple toilet-trains newborn, skips diapers


When two California doctors were expecting their third child, they wanted to stop contributing to the more than 27 billion disposable diapers dumped yearly into U.S. landfills.

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Most young opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction medicines


Even as a growing number of U.S. teens and young adults are abusing opioid drugs, only about one in four of them are getting medications to combat addiction, a new study suggests.

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Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking


Italy’s highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

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Einstein’s theory provides new technique to size up stars


Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein’s century-old theory of relativity – using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. 

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Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research


“Smart” search programs can ease the process of systematically reviewing new medical research, a key step in getting the best practices from laboratories to doctors’ offices, U.S. researchers say.

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Are drones a fast way to deliver emergency defibrillators?

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Drones may be able to rush emergency defibrillators to patients in cardiac arrest faster than traditional emergency medical services (EMS), potentially improving survival odds, a small Swedish experiment suggests.

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