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World's First Malaria Vaccine Pilot Will Run In 2018

0SHARESShare Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa. ...

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We've Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide

The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere just keeps going up and up, in an ominous trend that suggests the ravages of climate change are only going to get worse. Last Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory  in Hawaii recorded its first carbon dioxide reading above 410 parts per million  — specifically, 410.28 ppm. For context, in 1780 or so, ...

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Remembering The Armenian Genocide

0SHARESShare April 24th is the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. It was 102 years ago that the Ottoman Turks began a lengthy and methodological plan to eradicate Armenians. The result left over 1.5 million Armenians dead. Survivors were left without a homeland and in a state of trauma. They were refugees fleeing for survival. I am the descendant of Armenian ...

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France's First-Round Elections Have Redefined Status Quo Of Politics

“What a day!” I can still hear François Mitterrand pronouncing these words the night of May 10, 1981, attempting to redact his victory speech and incredulously putting down his pen in front of a television flashing his image. We can draw parallels between what happened that year and the current presidential campaign, the first phase of which culminated Sunday. The ...

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Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar

The Honeymoon of the Generals Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com MOAB sounds more like an incestuous , war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.”  Still, give Donald Trump credit.  Only the really, really big bombs, whether North Korean nukes or those 21,600 pounds of MOAB, truly get his attention.  He wasn’t even involved ...

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6 Conservationists Win Major Prize For Environmental Activism

SYDNEY ― Wendy Bowman was forced off her family farm a few hours north of Sydney, Australia, in the late ‘80s after a coal mine contaminated the water supply and caused her crops to die. Two decades later, she had to move again after another mine served her an eviction notice. But in 2010, when yet another company threatened to mine ...

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens Up About The Loneliness Of Motherhood

The Duchess of Cambridge knows firsthand that motherhood can be isolating.  While visiting the Global Academy in west London last week, the former Kate Middleton opened up about the challenges of being a mom while speaking to a group of mothers who shared their struggles.  “It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many ...

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Process Of Elimination: How Do We Stop The Persecution Of Gay Men In Chechnya?

0SHARESShare We are born. We exist. We are not flaws in the grand design. We are perfect as we are. We will not be eliminated. Chechnya. 2017. Gay men are being starved , beaten , murdered . Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have chosen to ignore this information, you’ve probably seen a headline or 20 come through your Facebook ...

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News Roundup For April 24, 2017

Looks like it’s going to be a busy week of terrible news… 1. The French election will see Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in another vote to take place on May 7th. A political noob and a right wing whack job… France is just looking for attention! More here . 2. China wants Donald Trump and Korea ...

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He Was Searching For Intersexual Pigs And Ended Up Finding The World's Rarest Dog

0SHARESShare Twenty years after beginning his quest to find what’s been called the world’s rarest canine species , James “Mac” McIntyre was vindicated. There on his camera screen were the images he’d been waiting years for. The New Guinea highland wild dog — an animal once feared extinct — was alive and well, his pictures showed. “I squealed like a ...

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