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HOW WOULD THE RUSSIAN NAVY FIGHT IN A FULL-SCALE CONFLICT?

21 APR 2022  How might Russian maritime forces be brought to bear against the United States and its allies? This question is particularly critical as fears of inadvertent escalation in Ukraine increase. Understanding the answer requires a close reading of what Russian military theorists themselves write about warfare, matched with an examination …

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SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT XE, NEW COVID HYBRID?

20 APR 2022 A new hybrid COVID-19 variant dubbed XE has sparked fresh concerns recently. XE is a combination of the highly transmissible BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron variants and was first detected in the UK in mid-January. Its spike protein derives from BA.2, which is potentially good news for New Zealand since this is the dominant …

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CHILDHOOD TRAUMA HEIGHTENS RISK OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, MASSIVE STUDY FINDS

16 APRIL 2022 The impact of childhood trauma can last a lifetime, and leave people feeling like shadows of their former selves. Victims of abuse also face unimaginable pain and very real health consequences, none of which is their fault. Now, a study of nearly 78,000 Norwegian women has found …

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A SHOCKING 99% OF US ARE NOW BREATHING UNHEALTHY AIR, WHO WARNS

9 APRIL 2022 We often take the air we breathe for granted, but new data reveals that the pollutants behind millions of preventable deaths now taint the air most of us breathe at unhealthy levels. “Air pollution has an impact at a much lower level than previously thought,” says World Health Organization technical officer Sophie …

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VIRTUAL WATCH TOWERS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

01 APR 2022                                                   Cargo owners and transport buyers wish enhanced visibility and forecasts on the times of goods and (returnable) assets arrival at various locations in the global end-to-end multi-tiered supply chain network. Logistics service providers also do need to stay informed on progress and disruptions on the activities …

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HERE’S WHAT DOOMSCROLLING IS DOING TO YOUR BRAIN – AND HOW TO FIX IT

20 MAR 2022 Many people have experienced chronic stress since the pandemic lockdowns. Added to this are the climate crisis, the increasing cost of living and most recently threats to European and global security due to the conflict in Ukraine. To some, it may seem that there is never any good …

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CHERNOBYL’S RADIATION SPIKED 20 TIMES ABOVE USUAL LEVELS AS RUSSIAN FORCES ARRIVE

25 FEB 2022 The Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its surrounding area are showing increased radiation levels after heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops in the region, Ukrainian officials said Friday (Feb. 25) Online data from the Chernobyl exclusion zone’s automated radiation-monitoring system shows that gamma radiation has increased 20 times above usual levels …

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TWO SIMPLE MUSCLE EXERCISES CAN HELP REDUCE DIZZINESS WHEN STANDING UP

02 MAR 2022 Feeling dizzy or light-headed when standing is a common experience caused by a drop in blood pressure. When this blood pressure dip is very brief and rapid, and not tied to any other health problems, it’s referred to as initial orthostatic hypotension or IOH. New research suggests some simple …

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HARROWING EXTENT OF LONELINESS WE LIVE WITH, ANALYSIS FROM 113 COUNTRIES

01 MAR 2022 More humans are alive today than ever before, and yet around the world, people are still feeling alone a lot of the time. Even before the global pandemic hit, a sweeping meta analysis has found chronic or severe loneliness was a common and overlooked experience in numerous nations. Past studies in the …

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PLASTIC POLLUTION IS “THE OIL SPILL OF OUR TIMES”

28 FEB 2022  A group of environmental advocates have carried out a lab study on samples of the plastic debris from the wreck of the X-Press Pearl, which burned and sank off Colombo, Sri Lanka last year. The vessel was carrying nearly 1,700 tonnes of plastic pellets, or nurdles, and it released …

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