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The deferred promise of Islamic-world science
Ten years ago, there was excitement about the prospects for science and innovation across the Islamic world. Was this optimism misplaced?Last week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017World Science Forum. It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the vision ofPrincess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan ’s Royal Scientific Society, who is in the vanguard of a new generation of leaders championing science and innovation in the region. Jordan is also home to theMiddle East ’s first advanced light sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ehsan Masood and James Wilsdon Tags: Science Higher education Islam Science policy Arab and Middle East unrest Politics Source Type: news

Over 400 killed, thousands injured in earthquake near Iran-Iraq border
The quake had a magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Powerful Quake on Iran-Iraq Border Leaves Over 400 Dead
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday. Iran's western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor Sunday night, with authorities saying the quake killed 407 people in the country and injured 6,700. Kermanshah is a rural, mountainous region where residents rely mainly on farming. In Iraq, the earthquake killed at least seven people and injured 535, all in the country's northern Kurdish region, accor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasser Karimi and Amir Vahdat, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Forest fire risk assessment-an integrated approach based on multicriteria evaluation - Goleiji E, Hosseini SM, Khorasani N, Monavari SM.
In this study, the effective criteria for fires were identified by the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effect of biological rhythms and personality traits on the incidence of unsafe behaviors among bus drivers in Shiraz, Iran - Kamari Ghanavati F, Jahangiri M, Khalifeh M, Keshavarzi S, Shakerian M.
This study was carried out to find out whether personality traits and biorhythm could affect t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the affordances in the home environment for motor development inventory for use with Iranian children aged 18-42 months - Valadi S, Gabbard C, Arabameri E, Kashi A, Ghasemi A.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to translate the original English language version of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development (AHEMD) inventory and test its psychometric properties for use with Iranian children aged 18-42 months.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

U.S. blocks Iran from fusion megaproject
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stone, R. Tags: Physics, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Rose hips found to reduce UTIs in women after a cesarean section
(Natural News) One of the most common postpartum infections is urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly among women who have had epidurals or catheters in their bladder. Fortunately, researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran may have found a solution to this exacerbating problem: rose hip supplements. Following previous in vitro studies that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

The prevalence of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in Iran: a meta-analysis study - Parno A, Sayehmiri K, Parno M, Khandan M, Poursadeghiyan M, Maghsoudipour M, Ebrahimi MH.
This study aimed to determine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Epidemiology and socio-demographic risk factors of self-immolation: A systematic review and meta-analysis - Parvareh M, Hajizadeh M, Rezaei S, Nouri B, Moradi G, Esmail Nasab N.
In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to combine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experiences of civilian nurses in triage during the Iran-Iraq War: an oral history - Firouzkouhi M, Zargham-Boroujeni A, Kako M, Abdollahimohammad A.
PURPOSE: Nurses played a critical role in performing triage during the Iran-Iraq War. However, their experiences in triage have not been discussed. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the triage experiences of civilian nurses during the Iran-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Seasonality in violent and nonviolent methods of suicide attempts: a cross-sectional study on systematic registry data - Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Sayehmiri K, Moradi G, Hassanzadeh J.
Little attention has been paid to seasonality in suicide in Iran. Time pattern in suicide deaths and suicide attempts for some related factors such as gender, mental disorders has been found. In present study, we focus on suicide methods and the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Watch: Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady details his family ’s move to the U.S. from Iran (Video)
He currently serves as St. Louis Children ’s Hospital’s chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of its heart center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Seasonality in violent and nonviolent methods of suicide attempts: a cross-sectional study on systematic registry data - Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Sayehmiri K, Moradi G, Hassanzadeh J.
Little attention has been paid to seasonality in suicide in Iran. Time pattern in suicide deaths and suicide attempts for some related factors such as gender, mental disorders has been found. In present study, we focus on suicide methods and the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Epidemiology and socio-demographic risk factors of self-immolation: A systematic review and meta-analysis - Parvareh M, Hajizadeh M, Rezaei S, Nouri B, Moradi G, Esmail Nasab N.
In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to combine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experiences of civilian nurses in triage during the Iran-Iraq War: an oral history - Firouzkouhi M, Zargham-Boroujeni A, Kako M, Abdollahimohammad A.
PURPOSE: Nurses played a critical role in performing triage during the Iran-Iraq War. However, their experiences in triage have not been discussed. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the triage experiences of civilian nurses during the Iran-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bobak Ferdosi: We Are Far More Similar Than Different
With the goal of harnessing the untapped potential of Iranian-Americans, and to build the capacity of the Iranian diaspora (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suicide: an un-resolved and under-recognized health problem among people of Ilam Province (the most popular suicide spot in Iran) - Kassani A, Baghbanian A, Menati W.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Epidemiology and outcome of 2,590 burned patients in Northwest Iran - Hosseini SN, Rashtchi V, Kamali K, Moghimi MH.
Burns are calamities with considerable morbidity and mortality rates. We attempted to examine the epidemiology of burns in Zanjan city, in northwest Iran, by a systematic study of existing information. The medical files of 2,590 thermal burn patients treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mediterranean Recluse Spider, Loxosceles rufescens (Araneae: Sicariidae) from Charkhab Cave, Southern Iran - Sadeghi S, Dashan M, Malek-Hosseini MJ.
BACKGROUND: The best-known dangerous spiders belong to the six genera. The genus Loxosceles or violin spiders are well known for their ability to cause skin necrosis or loxoscelism. All Loxosceles species have medical importance due to their necrotizing ve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Injury patterns among various age and gender groups of trauma patients in southern Iran: a cross-sectional study - Bolandparvaz S, Yadollahi M, Abbasi HR, Anvar M.
Administrative data from trauma referral centers are useful sources while studying epidemiologic aspects of injuries. We aimed to provide a hospital-based view of injuries in Shiraz considering victims' age and gender, using administrative data from trauma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iran president: 10 Trumps can't roll back nuke deal benefits
Iran's president is defending the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to the Middle Eastern country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Using Bayesian model to estimate the cost of traffic injuries in Iran in 2013 - Ainy E, Soori H, Ganjali M, Bahadorimonfared A.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: A significant social and economic burden inflicts by road traffic injuries (RTIs). We aimed to use Bayesian model, to present the precise method, and to estimate the cost of RTIs in Iran in 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigation paraquat poisoning in southwest of Iran - from sign to mortality and morbidity - Jamshidi F, Fathi G, Davoodzadeh H.
This study was conducted with the aim to investigating Paraquat poisoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of Farsi version of the Wish to be Dead Scale - Dadfar M, Lester D, Atef Vahid MK, Abdel-Khalek AM.
The Wish to be Dead Scale (WDS) is a new scale to measure precursors to suicidal ideation, and the aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric characteristics of a Farsi version of the WDS. The sample was a convenience sample of 145 Iranian fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of suicide in Khuzestan Province, South West of Iran, during 2011 to 2014 - Rostami C, Karami K, Daliri S, Mardani A, Narimisa F.
This study was carried out in Khuzestan province for the examination of the epidemiology of suicide. Material and methods: This is a descriptive-cross-sectional study on epidemiology of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees Home
“If Norway had believed us, my husband would be alive today,” Sadeqa tells me. She had fled to Norway with her family in 2015 after Hadi, her husband, had been kidnapped and beaten, but Norwegian authorities rejected their claim for asylum and returned them and their children to Afghanistan. A few months after their arrival, Hadi was killed. Sadeqa and her three young children are living in constant fear. Sadeqa is one of thousands of Afghans who have been returned from Europe to Afghanistan in the last two years. They are sent back despite evidence that people are at real risk of serious human rights violation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Shea Tags: Uncategorized Afghan refugees Afghanistan Europe refugee crisis European Union Source Type: news

U.S.-Iran science exchange
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Schweitzer, G. Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

What Will President Trump Say About Guns?
As President Trump heads to Las Vegas, all eyes in Washington are on how he will handle the emotional moment and what, if anything, he will say about gun control. Aides say they’ve seen no indication that the president is making a 180 on gun control overnight — he was backed by the NRA during his campaign and became the first sitting president in decades to speak to the group’s annual conference. But Trump has been moved off seemingly firm positions before, whether for emotional reasons like the photos of Syrian chemical weapons use in March, or for political ones in the case of DACA. Officials across th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

These Are the Favorites to Win the Nobel Peace Prize 2017
Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Syrian White Helmets and the architects of the Iran nuclear deal are among the oddsmakers’ favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which is due to be announced on Friday. The award is given annually to a person or people who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. The official list of nominations remains a secret, however the committee has said that there are 318 nominees. Here are the top candidates, base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized angela merkel Iran Nuclear Agreement Nobel Peace Prize nobel peace prize 2017 Pope Francis white helmets Source Type: news

Seasonality and time patterns in attempted suicide in Ilam province of Iran: an appraisal of current data of 2010 -2014 - Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Sayehmiri K, Moradi G, Hassanzadeh J.
In this study, we examined seaso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The delayed effect of mustard gas on housekeeping gene expression in lung biopsy of chemical injuries - Eghtedardoost M, Hassan ZM, Askari N, Sadeghipour A, Naghizadeh MM, Ghafarpour S, Ghazanfari T.
OBJECTIVE: Sulfur mustard (SM) was used as a chemical weapon in Iraq-Iran war. Exposed people have major complications in important organs such as pulmonary system. Some studies have shown that SM could affect the expression of endogenous genes and non-hou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nixon Lawyer: Donald Trump Abused Pardon Power When He Freed Joe Arpaio
During the last two days of his embattled presidency, Richard Nixon made a rare principled decision. With the Watergate special prosecutor and congressional impeachment proceedings closing in, he rejected last-minute requests for pardons from his two former top aides, the men who could most damagingly testify against him. Unfortunately, while dust is settling on Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, its message suggests a much cruder view of the pardon power, and sets a dangerous precedent for the months to come. Most pardons attract little attention. Over the course of a presidency, typical pre...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John W. Dean and Ron Fein Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: Doubt Spreads as Marines Take Fire in Vietnam
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 40: Oct. 6, 1967 The latest report from Vietnam, based largely on files from correspondent David Greenway, who also took the image that appeared on this issue’s cover, found U.S. Marines under fire at Con Thien. The name of the area, the magazine explained, meant “place of angels”—but had come ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Vietnam Source Type: news

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

Adverse drug reactions reported to the drug and poison information center of Tehran, Iran - Saheb Sharif-Askari F, Saheb Sharif-Askari N, Javadi M, Gholami K.
BACKGROUND: Burden of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), in home-environment and domestic settings, is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the epidemiology of reported ADRs to 13-Aban drug and poison information center (DPIC) and to discuss the burden of ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Data on morphotectonic indices of Dashtekhak district, Iran - Fadaie Kermani A, Derakhshani R, Shafiei Bafti S.
Morphotectonic indices by representing the longer period of time than recorded earthquake data, are useful in evaluating the tectonic activity of a region. Dashtkhak area is located in Kerman province of Iran, where one of the most active faults, Kouhbanan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Iraqi Kurds Vote to Split From Baghdad in Landmark Independence Referendum
Iraq is teetering on the brink of a political crisis as the country’s northern Kurdish region announced on Wednesday that an overwhelming majority of voters cast ballots in favor of independence from Baghdad. More than 92 percent voted “yes” in the landmark referendum on Monday in which more than three million votes were cast, according to the electoral commission of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the city of Erbil. The vote gave voice to decades of aspirations for self determination among Kurds, an ethnic group of nearly 30 million people scattered across Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. The president...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

Tim Kaine: Backing Out of the Iran Agreement Would Destroy America ’s Moral Authority
North Korea tested its sixth nuclear device earlier this month. Experts estimated that the blast from this test was significantly stronger than the 1945 Hiroshima bomb. This test puts a rogue regime one step closer to placing a nuclear bomb on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. Yet two days following this test, instead of detailing a comprehensive strategy to rein in North Korea, a conflict that could endanger tens of thousands of American citizens and service members living in South Korea, our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, chose to focus her remarks a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Kaine Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy international relations North Korea politics White House Source Type: news

Tim Kaine: Backing Out of the Iran Agreement Would Damage America ’s Moral Authority
North Korea tested its sixth nuclear device earlier this month. Experts estimated that the blast from this test was significantly stronger than the 1945 Hiroshima bomb. This test puts a rogue regime one step closer to placing a nuclear bomb on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. Yet two days following this test, instead of detailing a comprehensive strategy to rein in North Korea, a conflict that could endanger tens of thousands of American citizens and service members living in South Korea, our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, chose to focus her remarks a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Kaine Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy international relations North Korea politics White House Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

Victoria and Abdul Author on the Movie ’s Unlikely Story: ‘It Sounds Like a Fantasy’
The first time Shrabani Basu heard of Abdul Karim, she was carrying out research for a book about the history of curry in the late 1990s. A few years later, while on holiday with her family, she came across a painting of Karim in Osborne House, a former private home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the U.K.’s Isle of Wight. Basu was immediately struck by the fact that Karim — whom she thought was a servant — had been painted “beautifully, in red and gold,” with a book in his hand. “I knew that Abdul Karim had come from India to England to serve Queen Victoria in 1887, but the portr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized movies victoria and abdul Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Why Robert Mueller Is Moving So Quickly
It’s hard to know what special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation is doing, but it’s clear that it’s going quickly. Experts on independent investigations, including some who have worked with them in the past, say that the former FBI director is moving on an aggressive timeline as he looks into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. They say that could help keep it from getting bogged down or off track, like some past investigations. “We don’t want it to be spread out,” says Solomon Wisenberg, who was second-in-command in the Whitewater/Lewinsky investigation into Pres...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized justice Justice Department onetime Robert Mueller White House Source Type: news