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May 30, 2017 6:34 PM World No Tobacco Day 2017: Smoking kills 7 million a year, says WHO

WHO highlights pollution generated during production, transport and distribution of tobacco products Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. "Tobacco threatens us all," WHO chief 33

May 30, 2017 3:57 PM Smoking down due to government restrictions

Smoking rates in South Africa have declined following the years-long ban on cigarette advertising‚ high taxes on cigarettes and the banning of smoking indoors in public places. The latest data from Stats SA released this month showed that 7% of women and 36% of men of a sample of 4‚210 smoked. These figures are lower when compared with the same study 74

May 23, 2017 11:19 PM Why whales grew to such monster sizes

Weighing in at 200,000 kilograms and stretching the length of a basketball court, the blue whale is the biggest animal that’s ever lived. Now, scientists have figured out why they and other baleen whales got so huge. “It’s a cool study,” says Jakob Vinther, an evolutionary paleobologist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. "I’m going to send it to my students 77

May 23, 2017 1:47 PM Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Surface Pro 4

Microsoft's new Surface Pro subtracts the numbering-scheme branding and adds some highly incremental steps forward. Let's see exactly how incremental, as we line it up next to its direct predecessor, the Surface Pro 4. Absolutely no differences here: Microsoft's boasts of "lighter and thinner" only apply to the new keyboard covers for the Surface Pro – not the device 17

May 21, 2017 2:26 AM Fact check: Trump claims on Russia probe aren't adding up

President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, calling it an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly." (May 18) WASHINGTON - Some things aren't adding up in President Donald Trump's account of the investigation into his campaign's relationship with Russians 34

May 18, 2017 3:14 PM Samsung or HTC – who’s got the edge?

In 2010, the world was astonished to see the Samsung Galaxy S with the fastest mobile chipset and a gorgeous display. HTC, on the other hand, had the Desire and the EVO 4G, which were equally appealing as well. Spin the clock seven years ahead and we still have these tech giants fighting for the title of the best smartphone available in the world. However 23

May 18, 2017 2:48 AM Iran's Election Holds Key to Much More Than Just the Presidency

Iranians vote in a presidential election on Friday that could decide the country’s direction and who gets a more powerful job that isn’t on the ballot paper: the Islamic Republic’s next supreme leader. Since Ebrahim Raisi, until recently a little-known cleric, entered the race last month talk is rife about whether he is being groomed as a potential successor 46

May 16, 2017 6:26 AM The French Economy Is Bad in a Crisis

Two measures highlight the seriousness of the economic challenge facing France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, who was inaugurated Sunday. The first is the current growth trend. Before 2008, France and the euro zone had similar growth rates; now France lags the euro zone trend growth rate of 1.6 percent. From 2013 the French economy grew just 1 percent 27

May 15, 2017 5:09 PM Here’s How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

What can businesses and individuals do to protect themselves from ransomware? Here are some tips from security experts. Security experts believe the malware that spurred this global attack, called WannaCry, may have initially infected machines by getting people to download it through email. After that, the malicious code was able to easily travel to a broader 23

May 15, 2017 4:00 AM Khama’s love for King Mswati III defies protocol

The same was not extended to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during a similar visit in May 2015. Mugabe’s visit as Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairperson came a month after reports that President Ian Khama walked out of a Heads of State Summit the Zimbabwean leader was chairing in Victoria Falls. Both Governments however denied 41