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No Cars in New York’s Central Park Starting June

No Cars in New York’s Central Park Starting June

After more than a century, Central Park will return its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists.

Shadow-Boxing Man Helps Protect Women Living Alone in Japan

Shadow-Boxing Man Helps Protect Women Living Alone in Japan

Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in. The image is nothing more than a projected shadow, but one that a Japanese apartment management company hopes will help protect and reassure women living by themselves. St

Cambodian Man Kills Ex-wife, Commits Suicide Live on Facebook

A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country. Ra Chhay Rath, 21, killed his former wife at a school on Thursday then went to the nearby Tsubasa bridge, in Ka

Environmental Advocate Self-Immolates in New York

Environmental Advocate Self-Immolates in New York

Local US media reported that a prominent lawyer and an environmental advocate died after setting himself on fire at a park in New York in a grisly protest against pollution and the use of fossil fuel. The body of David Buckel, was found in the Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

‘Google Go’ Seeks to Overcome Slow Internet in Africa

‘Google Go’ Seeks to Overcome Slow Internet in Africa

A new app launched by Google helps internet users in Africa overcome poor connectivity and the high cost of data. Google Go reduces the amount of data needed to display search results by 40 percent and allows previous searches to be accessed offline.

New Sensor Monitors Behavior of Alcoholics

New Sensor Monitors Behavior of Alcoholics

Scientists have developed a miniature, ultra-low power injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring.

Drug Waste Contaminates River Waters Worldwide

Drug Waste Contaminates River Waters Worldwide

A new study suggested that river waters around the world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste, increasing their toxicity and negatively impacting their quality and consequently harming human life. The study found that if this trend persists, the amount of pharmaceutical

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