Friday, 21 February 2020 08:12

Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery

A procedure one might expect to see only on an episode of popular television show Grey’s Anatomy actually occurred at a London hospital recently as a patient played the violin while undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor.

GENEVA - Child and adolescent health experts around the world warn children’s health and future are endangered by climate change and harmful commercial marketing practices. Forty independent experts participated in a landmark report commissioned by the World Health Organization, U.N. Children’s Fund and the British medical journal, The Lancet.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in coming months to rein in U.S. tech giants and Chinese companies.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - China has published new data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, which show the disease is not as deadly as previous coronaviruses including SARS and MERS. The World Health Organization reports more than 70,000 cases, including 1,772 deaths, mostly from China's Hubei province, where the outbreak first surfaced. Cases in 25 countries outside China have increased slightly to 694, including three deaths, one each in the Philippines, Japan and France.

Monday, 17 February 2020 06:38

Here's Where the Internet Actually Lives

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA - Have you ever stored something in the cloud and wondered where that data goes?

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook decided Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads.

SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.

The earliest fans of the internet wondered if it could be a democratizing technology, giving all people access to information, regardless of their income, social status, or level of freedom under their governments. Today another computer technology -- artificial intelligence -- raises similar questions, depending on whether it will bring benefits for all, or worsen the inequality already in place.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 07:48

Stopping Venice choking on its own pollution

It is well-known that Venice is drowning as global sea levels rise because of climate change. Last year, the city suffered its worst floods in half a century.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:41

Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 1,000

The number of deaths from a coronavirus outbreak in China is nearing 1,000, while an increase in cases in Britain has led the government there to declare the virus a "serious and imminent threat" to public health.

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