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AI: World Likely to Hit Key Warming Threshold in 10-12 Years

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century, even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new s…

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Church Helps Mining Community Evolve in Dark, Warming Arctic

The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the snow-covered mountain slope from where the church stands like a beacon over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness.A century after it was founded to mi…

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WHO: Over 1.6B People Infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases

Ahead of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day Monday, the World Health Organization is calling for action to tackle these debilitating illnesses, which affect an estimated 1.65 billion people globally.A diverse group of 20 parasitic and bacterial trop…

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‘Remember the Titans’ Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard Dies

Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in Remember the Titans starring Denzel Washington, Ali with Will Smith and Harriet with Cynthia Erivo, has died. He was 70.Howard died Friday at his home in M…

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‘Whale Meat’ Vending Machines Push Sales in Japan

A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines.The Kujira (Whale) Store, an unmanned outlet …

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US, EU Launch Agreement on Artificial Intelligence

The United States and European Union announced Friday an agreement to speed up and enhance the use of artificial intelligence to improve agriculture, health care, emergency response, climate forecasting and the electric grid.A senior U.S. administratio…

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US FDA Proposes Eased Restrictions on Blood Donations from Gay, Bisexual Men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed revisions to its guidelines to make it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood, eliminating a three-month abstinence period before donations.The restrictions were implemented years ago to…

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Ancient Tomb Discovered in Egypt

An excavation team in Egypt has unearthed an ancient tomb containing a mummy believed to be 4,300 years old. It is among dozens of artifacts recently discovered.After a year-long excavation, renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced the findings at …

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Late Poet Credited with Rescue of Kashmiri Language

The literary world of Indian-administered Kashmir is mourning the death of a beloved poet and champion of the Kashmiri language, which he is largely credited with rescuing from obscurity.Abdur Rehman Rahi, an acclaimed writer and professor of literatur…

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Guinea Worm Eradication Effort Enters ‘Most Difficult’ Phase

The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year.After decades of progress, the eradication program’s director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disea…

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