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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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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