Melatonin poisonings on the rise in US kids

Jun 5, 2022

Home News (Image credit: Jorge Martinez via Getty Images) Melatonin poisoning in children has risen dramatically over the past decade, a new study suggests.  Between 2012 and 2021, U.S. poison control centers saw a 530% increase in calls about children who had ingested large amounts of the sleep-aid supplement, the study found.  More than 260,000 cases of melatonin ingestion were reported, and of these, more than 27,000 children required treatment in a healt ...read more

Dazzling close-up images of the natural world, from flowers to flies

Jun 5, 2022

These are some of the winning and shortlisted entries for the Olympus Image of the Year Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award, a global photography competition showcasing the art of scientific imaging Life 1 June 2022 By Gege Li THESE dazzling images, each captured with an optical microscope, hold a lens up to the natural world, revealing the beauty and richness of an up-close perspective. They make up some of the winning and shortlisted entries for the Olympus Image of the Ye ...read more

NASA set a new date for the launch Joint Polar Satellite System-2

Jun 5, 2022

NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) satellite mission will now launch on Nov. 1, 2022, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The team discovered and addressed an issue during recent tests of a crucial device designed to collect visible and infrared images, which resulted in additional time needed to complete thermal vacuum testing. During thermal vacuum testing, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument, or VIIRS, encounte ...read more

Who will vote for you if we’re all killed – Yul Edochie weeps over Ondo church massacre

Jun 5, 2022

Nigerian movie star, Yul Edichie has lamented the killing of innocent worshipers at St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. DAILY POST recalls that gunmen invaded the church at about 12 pm on Sunday and opened fire on worshipers, leading to the death of an unspecified number of people. The attack has continued to generate reactions and anger from concerned citizens of the country who demanded prompt actions from the Federal Government to address the deter ...read more

‘Weakness’ of UK position shaped Northern Ireland protocol negotiations, David Frost says

Jun 5, 2022

Boris Johnson’s former Brexit negotiator David Frost has said the “weakness” of the UK’s position shaped the negotiations for the Northern Ireland protocol but blamed a lack of pragmatism in the EU’s approach for the current difficulties. Frost said the deal he negotiated while in Johnson’s government would have run smoothly only if it had never been fully applied by the EU. Writing in a foreword to a report by the centre-right thinktank Policy Exchange, he also challenged the Iris ...read more

Twitter suspends account of Iran minister

Jun 5, 2022

The social network Twitter has suspended the Iranian communications minister’s account. The reasons are still unclear. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Isa Zareapur had last week arrived in Geneva to attend the World Summit of Information Society. On Thursday, he started a series of reports to elaborate on Iran’s achievements in that international conference in his ten-year-old Twitter account. But on Friday and only two days after the activation of the communication ...read more

When Accusations of Witchcraft Result in Vigilante Killings

Jun 5, 2022

OYAM, UGANDA — On the morning of March 4, at the invitation of her grandchildren, Albina Okoi attended services at a makeshift church different from the one she usually attends. When the prayers continued for longer than she expected, Okoi, 71, excused herself and went home to have tea. By the time it was ready, there was a mob at her doorstep, led by the pastor and two of her own grandchildren. “You are a witch,” they shouted, echoing an accusation the pastor made during the service. “ ...read more

East Stone Acquisition Corporation Announces Receipt of Notice from Nasdaq Regarding Late Filing of Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Jun 5, 2022

Burlington, MA, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — East Stone Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: ESSCU) (the “Company”) today announced that it has received a notice (“Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) as a result of its failure to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 (the “Form 10-Q”) in a timely fashion. The Notice advised the Company that it was not in compliance with Nasdaq’s cont ...read more

As Queen’s Platinum Jubilee wraps, governors general reflect on ‘important time’

Jun 5, 2022

As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations enter their final day, Governor General Mary Simon says the occasion highlights the need to reflect on an “important time” in Canada’s history. “It’s a very important time in our history. It’s really important for her to see that she is very much appreciated. The crowds in London have been tremendous,” said Simon, who is Canada’s first Indigenous governor general. She sat down with Global National‘s Dawna Friesen on Saturday at ...read more

Exploring Earth From Space: Puglia, Italy [Video]

Jun 5, 2022

Part of Puglia, or Apulia, a region in southern Italy, is featured in this image captured on January 19, 2022, by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Part of Puglia, or Apulia, a region in southern Italy, is featured in this image captured from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Puglia is an Italian region located in the country’s southern peninsular area, bordering the Adriatic S ...read more

Taller people may have a higher risk of nerve, skin and heart diseases

Jun 5, 2022

Your height is determined by both your genes and environment, but the genetic component may also increase your risk of a variety of diseases Health 2 June 2022 By Carissa Wong Being taller may have its drawbacks GiulianiBruno/Shutterstock Being taller may increase your risk of developing nerve, skin and some heart diseases, according to the largest study linking height and disease to date. The findings suggest that height could be used as a risk factor to prioritise screeni ...read more

Oldest shoe in Norway, dating to 3,000 years ago, recovered from melting ice patch

Jun 5, 2022

Home News 3,000 years ago, someone lost a shoe in the mountains of Norway. (Image credit: Vegard Vike, Cultural History Museum in Oslo.) The oldest shoe in Norway — a 3,000-year-old bootie from the Bronze Age — is just one of thousands of ancient artifacts that were recovered from the country's melting mountain ice patches in the past two decades, according to a new report from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Unlike objects trap ...read more

Researchers developed a way to protect qubits inside a quantum computer

Jun 5, 2022

Using pairs of Cooper pairs to safeguard qubits inside a quantum computer from external noise has been created by a group of researchers from multiple France institutions. The team outlines how they approached the problem of qubit sensitivity to noise in a study published in the journal Physical Review X, as well as how well their strategy performed in tests. External noise impacting qubits is a stumbling block in the development of quantum computers. Delocalizing the quantum information use ...read more

Managing inventories a pandemic headache for US businesses

Jun 5, 2022

Backups at ports like this one, in Long Beach, California, contributed to major inventory challenges for US businesses of all sizes. More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, American businesses are still struggling to manage their inventories in a feast-or-famine cycle caused by fickle consumer demand. "We have way too much inventory right now," said Ginny Pasqualone, chief executive of Sparkledots, a children's clothing manufacturer. "It's important that we have a large sel ...read more