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U.S. BLACKLISTS MASTER OF IRANIAN TANKER ADRIAN DARYA 1

30 AUG 2019 The U.S. Treasury has designated the closely-watched Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 as a “blocked property” using anti-terrorism rules crafted after the Sept. 11 attacks. Consistent with prior warnings from the U.S. State Department, Treasury also blacklisted the vessel’s master, identified as Capt. Akhilesh Kumar, using measures targeting “those providing support to terrorism …

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VAPING JUST ONCE COULD IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR BLOOD VESSELS, EVEN WITHOUT NICOTINE

25 AUG 2019 For more than a decade, vaping has been sold as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. But puffing on an e-cigarette is not without its harms. In recent years, a growing number of concerns have surfaced over vaping and its potential to disrupt our health. Normal cigarettes are a leading cause of …

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NORWEGIAN TEAM DISCOVERS CHEAPER WAY TO MAKE HYDROGEN FUEL

24 AUG 2019 Norwegian scientists have developed a material which can make hydrogen from water vapor, instead of liquid water. It pays off, because heat is cheaper than electricity. The research results were published recently in Nature Materials in an article titled “Mixed proton and electron conducting double perovskite anodes for …

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IRAN SAYS MAJOR WATERWAYS WON’T BE AS SAFE OF OIL EXPORTS CUT TO ZERO

21 AUG 2019 If Iran’s oil exports are cut to zero, international waterways will not have the same security as before, its president said on Wednesday, cautioning Washington against raising pressure on Tehran in an angry confrontation between the longtime foes. The comment by President Hassan Rouhani coincided with a …

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