Category: This Day in History

‘Violence against children staggering’

‘Violence against children staggering’

A new study by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that children around the world are undergoing a “staggering” extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. In its largest-ever report released on Thursday, the UN body documented endemic violence against children within their communities, schools and homes rather than on the streets or [&hellip

Sleep deprivation may affect brain size

Sleep deprivation may affect brain size

European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of brain. Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans. The first scan was taken before patients completed a questionnaire pertaining to their sleep habits, while the second scan was [&hellip

LG to sell ‘the first 4K OLED’ TV

LG to sell ‘the first 4K OLED’ TV

LG has announced plans to sell televisions that incorporate both 4K ultra-high definition resolutions and OLED panels. The firm said a curved 65in (165cm) set would go on sale in Europe, South Korea and North America in September. It calls the move a ‘first’ since other firms sell models that offer either one or the other [&hellip

Experts to review stroke clot-buster

Experts to review stroke clot-buster

The UK medicines watchdog is to review the safety of a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency believes the benefits of alteplase outweigh the risks. But it is revisiting the evidence. Some experts say previous assessments may have been flawed. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges welcomed [&hellip

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Experts say heat entrapment in deep ocean could be the reason global warming has hit a hiatus for the past 15 years. It could be another 25 to 35 years before the heat stored in the recesses of Atlantic and Southern Ocean surfaces and contributes to global warming’s renewed rise, showed the findings published in [&hellip

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

Amid continued controversy over a high-profile case, a Thai official says the country is to place a ban on commercial surrogacy. Chatree Pinyai, the head of the Ministry of Public Health’s legal department, said a draft law had been forwarded to the newly-appointed National Legislative Assembly. “The law will be put into place by the [&hellip

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a report by a cybersecurity provider company that alleges its discovery of 1.2 billion stolen Internet logins and passwords. Hold Security has said the data has been stolen by a cybercriminal gang. The company described the data as collected over several years from approximately 420,000 websites [&hellip

Google planning to offer kids accounts’

Google planning to offer kids accounts’

A report says US search engine Google is planning to offer internet accounts designed for children under the age of 13. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new system would allow kids to access Google services through accounts parents set up and fully control. One of the accounts could be a kid-friendly YouTube version. [&hellip

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers have developed a swarm of 1024 tiny robots, which can flow into different shapes designated by programmers. The team, lead by Radhika Nagpal, an engineering and applied sciences professor at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, conducted the project assigned by Harvard researchers Mike Rubenstein and Alejandro Cornejo. The robots, each only a few centimeters across, [&hellip

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

Some 3,300 pounds of garbage from the International Space Station (ISS), which has been loaded onto resupply cargo ship, is to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The combustion, which is to take place on Sunday, will also afford astronauts an opportunity to examine atmospheric reentry. The Cygnus vessel departed from the ISS on Friday. [&hellip