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Antibiotics found in world’s rivers at levels up to 300 times above safe levels

June 7th, 2019 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

  A new study has found that in over 100 of 700 river samples taken, antibiotic concentrations were at levels exceeding safe concentrations, with the Danube found to be the most contaminated river in Europe In a massive global study, led by researchers at the University of York, hundreds of rivers around the world have […]



Fleets of driverless cars could smoothen traffic by at least 35%

June 5th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars that are networked and in constant communication on the road could improve the flow of traffic by at least 35%. The findings were reported by researchers at the University of Cambridge who programmed miniature robotic cars to drive on a multi-lane track where various traffic obstructions occurred. Each tiny robotic car was fitted […]



Older, less white, less religious: What America will look like in 2040

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

  Future foretold: A new America in 2040 Here is how fast America is changing: By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism. The big picture: The slow demographic […]



US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

May 31st, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

America’s baby bust isn’t over. The nation’s birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 99% of U.S. birth records, found 3.788 million births last year. It […]



It’s not just salt, sugar, fat: Study finds ultra-processed foods drive weight gain

May 31st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

An example of one of the study’s ultra-processed lunches consists of quesadillas, refried beans and diet lemonade. Participants on this diet ate an average of 508 calories more per day and gained an average of 2 pounds over two weeks. Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These […]



Should we gamify citizenship?