More Couples Defy Tradition — and Their Families — to Adopt

Jun 6, 2022

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — In most families, news that a loved one is going to have a child is usually received with joy. But when Kuteesa “Tess” Gweshe and her husband announced that they were going to have two more children through adoption, members of their extended families weren’t happy. “They were not jumping up and down with excitement for us and our bundles of joy that were coming,” Gweshe says. The newest additions to the Gweshe family are a daughter and son ages 5 and 2 years old, ...read more

P&G Health Partners With Lakshya and Recycle India Foundation to Promote Sustainable Pharmacy Waste Segregation and Management

Jun 6, 2022

Business Wire IndiaThis World Environment Day, PG Health reinforced its commitment to sustainable waste management through its new partnership with the Lakshya and Recycle India Foundation for sustainable pharmacy waste segregation and management project as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program ‘SEHAT’. Mr. Milind Thatte, Managing Director, PG Health India said, “Aligned to our vision to create transformative partnerships that enable people, the planet and our busin ...read more

Counting Galaxies To Solve a Cosmological Puzzle: Putting the Theory of Special Relativity Into Practice

Jun 6, 2022

The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity published in 1905 and general relativity published in 1915. Special relativity applies to all physical phenomena in the absence of gravity. General relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature. The theory of relativity was developed by Albert Einstein in the early 1900s due to the inability of classical physics to explain certain observati ...read more

7 things to do to avoid dementia even if you have high genetic risk

Jun 6, 2022

A study of people in the US suggests those at high genetic risk of dementia are less likely to develop the condition if they improve their lives in seven ways Health 25 May 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu A healthy lifestyle can help lower the chances of developing dementia Portra ehf./Getty Images People with a high genetic risk for dementia can reduce the likelihood of developing the dis order by living a healthier lifestyle, a study in the US suggests. Adrienne Tin at ...read more

Which British monarch has reigned the longest? (What about the shortest?)

Jun 6, 2022

Home News Lifes-little-mysteries Queen Elizabeth II became queen in February 1952, aged just 25 years old. Her coronation took place in 1953. (Image credit: Photo by PAUL GROVER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee is set to be held from June 2 to June 5, 2022. This lavish four-day pageant, which includes horse racing and an Elton John concert, marks her 70th year on the throne. But who is the longest-reigning British monarch? And wh ...read more

Researchers found granular matter in a black hole

Jun 6, 2022

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) discovered that granular matter (like sand) and some black hole models have similar nonlinear effects. The holographic duality serves as a link between the two. On June 1, the study was published in Science Advances. Unsolved physical issues can be mapped to tractable higher-dimensional gravitational analogs using holographic duality, and vice versa. The mapping be ...read more

Researchers find large cost benefits for companies with Machiavellian CEOs

Jun 6, 2022

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism are ubiquitous among CEOs, despite ample evidence that these dark personality traits pose financial and managerial risks to organizations. Their prevalence on corporate boards—nearly three times the general population—suggests that on some levels anti-social behavior may benefit business management. A new study published in the Strategic Management Journal in May reveals one such instance, finding that ...read more

Family of Briton jailed for trying to smuggle artefacts out of Iraq 'heartbroken' by 15-year sentence

Jun 6, 2022

The family of a retired British geologist who has been jailed for 15 years in Iraq said they are "shattered' and "heartbroken" by the verdict. Jim Fitton, 66, collected 12 stones and shards of broken pottery as souvenirs while visiting a site in Eridu in southeast Iraq as part of an organised geology and archaeology tour. The father of two was charged with smuggling under the country's antiquities law after his arrest at Baghdad International Airport in March. Under Iraqi law, he could have fac ...read more

BREAKING: Osinbajo denies being involved in auto crash on airport road

Jun 6, 2022

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has debunked reports that he was involved in an auto crash on Monday morning. Reports had emerged on social media that Osinbajo’s convoy was involved in a crash along airport road Abuja. But his spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the VP only stopped at the scene of the incident to lend assistance to a citizen who was involved in an auto crash. Akande further stated that Osinbajo has arrived Owo in Ondo State, where worshippers were heinously attacked and killed a ...read more

‘Fear is increasing’: Hindus flee Kashmir amid spate of targeted killings

Jun 6, 2022

Hundreds of minority Hindus have fled from Indian-administered Kashmir, and many more are preparing to leave, after a fresh spate of targeted killings stoked tensions in the disputed Himalayan region. Three Hindus have been killed by militants in Kashmir this week alone, including a teacher and migrant workers, prompting mass protests and the largest exodus of Hindu families from the Muslim-majority region in two decades. Sanjay Tickoo, a Kashmiri Pandit activist, said: “Some 3,500 people ha ...read more

Covid kills 1 person across Iran in 24 hours

Jun 6, 2022

Iran on Monday logged only one death from Covid countrywide over the past 24 hours. Health Ministry figures also recorded 59 new cases of the Coronavirus. This comes as the ministry put the number of Covid vaccine shots administered so far in Iran at 150,006,648. Iranian officials describe the huge decline in the death and infection tally as a great achievement given that the country has contained the virus under the harshest ever sanctions unilaterally placed on Tehran by the US. They also a ...read more

Register for Sustainable Investment Festival: In conversation with Sir Trevor McDonald

Jun 6, 2022

To provide a lighter but insightful close to the Festival, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Sir Trevor McDonald in conversation with Declan Curry as he shares his perspectives on the significant world events that have impacted our society and how he sees the role of today’s news in driving change of people and behaviour.  Other keynote speakers at this flagship event include:  Environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future, on Confronting the cl ...read more

Rafael Nadal captures record 22nd Grand Slam title at French Open

Jun 6, 2022

Rafael Nadal pulled away to beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open final on Sunday for his 14th championship at Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam title overall, adding to two records he already owned. Nadal’s victory came two days after his 36th birthday and made him the oldest title winner in the history of the clay-court tournament. Ruud led 3-1 in the second set, a deficit that spurred Nadal to raise his level – he took the last 11 games. The Spaniard’s first triumph in Pa ...read more

NASA’s Massive Artemis I Moon Rocket on Way To Launch Pad for Next Tanking Test

Jun 6, 2022

With all of the work platforms retracted, NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft atop the mobile launcher are in view in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 3, 2022. The crawler-transporter, driven by engineers, will slide under the Artemis I stack atop the mobile launcher and carry it to Launch Complex 39B for a wet dress rehearsal test ahead of the Artemis I launch. Credit: NASA/Glenn Benson At approximately ...read more

Type 2 diabetes linked to cognitive decline in older age

Jun 6, 2022

People with type 2 diabetes aged 50 to 80 performed worse on cognitive tests and experienced a faster rate of brain shrinkage than those without the condition Health 31 May 2022 By Clare Wilson A stock image of a person testing their blood sugar level sirtravelalot/Shutterstock People with type 2 diabetes may experience worse mental deterioration as they get older, perhaps because parts of their brain shrink faster than those without the condition. The finding comes from a ...read more