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Volleyball: FIVB launches campaign to recycle discarded fishing nets

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(Reuters) – The World Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and marine conservation group Ghost Fishing Foundation have teamed up to collect discarded fishing nets from the oceans and recycle them into volleyball nets for local communities, the sport’s governing body said. The project, named Good Net, was launched over the weekend at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Read More

Interfaith kidney swap: Muslim, Hindu families in India form close bond after exchanging organs

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A pair of Indian families waiting for kidney transplants may have found the secret to ending religious strife: interfaith organ sharing. The Hindu and Muslim households are now close friends after swapping their innards. Nadeem and Nazreen Patel forged an unbreakable bond with Ramswarth Yadav and his wife Satyadevi after a doctor proposed that the Read More

What a coral reef spared from commercial fishing looks like

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent Sky News has been granted rare access to one of the world’s most heavily protected coral atolls. Aldabra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO world heritage site and is at the centre of a strict marine protected area. To be allowed ashore we had to follow Read More

Rare access to one of the world's most heavily protected coral atolls

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent Sky News has been granted rare access to one of the world’s most heavily protected coral atolls. Aldabra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO world heritage site and is at the centre of a strict marine protected area. To be allowed ashore we had to follow Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More

Yellow Vests & police clash in Paris as Macron’s ‘great debate’ ends

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Clashes between protesters and police broke out as the Yellow Vest rallies entered their 18th consecutive week, causing more headaches for President Macron, whose “great debate” aimed at pacifying the protests ended on Friday. Saturday’s rally saw hundreds of people flooding the streets of downtown Paris, with many wearing black balaclavas and holding French flags.  Read More

Apple touts data privacy in TV ad campaign

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue. Apple company logos are seen as two MacBooks stand next to Read More

Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Wasp discovered in the Coral Sea

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The wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Wasp has been discovered in the Coral Sea more than 70 years after the ship was sunk during the Guadalcanal campaign. Wasp was spotted on the seabed by experts from the vessel RV Petrel, which is part of a research organization set up by the late Read More

Trump's trade war cost U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2018: study

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FILE PHOTO: Imported automobiles are parked in a lot at the port of Newark New Jersey, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s trade battles cost the U.S. economy $7.8 billion in lost gross domestic product in 2018, a study by a team of economists at leading American universities published Read More