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Russian Hackers Targeted Voter Registration Systems in 21 States Before 2016 Election
The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not known until notified Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security officials tell the AP that in September hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Mulvihill / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election onetime States Source Type: news

The Internet ’s Biggest Companies Just Changed How the Web Works
1. The internet’s biggest companies just quietly changed how the web works. By Adrianne Jeffries in the Outline 2. A new nuclear arms race is taking shape between Washington and Moscow. Is Russia in the lead? By Patrick Tucker in Defense One 3. By watching grownups, babies can learn that hard work pays off. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 4. Americans have given up on public schools. That’s a mistake. By Erika Christakis in the Atlantic 5. There’s new hope for women who thought they’d hit a dead end with IVF. By Stephen S. Hall in the Cut The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organiza...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Babies Education fertility Five Best Ideas Innovation Internet Nuclear Weapons 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

Robert Mueller ’s Russia Investigation Is Moving Really Fast. Here’s Why
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

President Trump Says the Russian Facebook Ads Are Just Part of the Fake News ‘Hoax’
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to dismiss reports that Russia had bought ads on Facebook during the 2016 election as simply another part of the “Russia hoax.” His tweets came a day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would submit to Congress more than 3,000 ads purportedly linked to Russian actors. Facebook had announced on Wednesday that 470 “inauthentic” accounts had spent a collective $100,000 on ads between June 2015 and May 2017. “The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook,” Trump said. “What about the totally ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Russia Investigation Source Type: news

Russian scientists have studied the genes that allow cancer cells to resist drugs
(RUDN University) Researchers from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) have studied the mechanism of drug resistance for ovarian and breast cancer cells. They discovered that these cancer cells have redox-dependent mechanism which is tasked with sustaining their drug resistance. The results have been published in two articles in the journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘I Care Deeply About the Democratic Process.’ Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Election Meddling Plan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Zuckerberg’s announcement comes after the social network said earlier this month that nearly 500 accounts likely originating in Russia bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the election. Facebook said it had previously shared the information with U.S. officials investigating Russian interference leading up to Election Day. On Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed a nine-step plan to stop states from inte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Congress facebook onetime Source Type: news

Facebook Will Give Congress Thousands of Ads Bought by Russian Agency
(NEW YORK) — Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook executives before their committee since the company first revealed the existence of the ads two weeks ago. But critics say Facebook should g...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Congress facebook onetime Russia Investigation Source Type: news

President Trump Just Hit North Korea With New Sanctions
(NEW YORK) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions are not expected to further target oil, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters. Tensions have risen over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, despite intense pressure from world powers. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, the latest earlier...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea north korea sanctions onetime president trump Trump Administration United Nations White House Source Type: news

Sean Spicer: I Never ‘Knowingly’ Lied to the American People
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he didn’t “knowingly” lie during his six-month stint working at the White House. Spicer appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning and was asked if he’s ever lied to the American people. “I’ve not knowingly done anything to do that,” Spicer said. Throughout the contentious interview, Spicer did not apologize for his handling of various issues including Trump’s inauguration crowd size and the reason for former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, though he did say he wished he was more clear in his respons...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Iran Deal Decision
President Donald Trump is keeping even fellow world leaders in the dark on his plans for the Iran nuclear deal. “Prime Minister May [of the U.K.] asked him if he would share it with her and he said no,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Trump is said to be exploring ways to not fully end the deal, but rather to try to toughen its conditions or shift the burden to Congress on whether to impose additional sanctions. TIME’s Philip Elliott explores the tortured state of the Democratic Party in this week’s cover story. Robert Mueller’s investigation is squeezing Paul M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

Donald Trump Stays Mum on Iran Nuclear Deal Decision
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Trump had not informed him or others in the administration about his decision and had refused to share it with British Prime Minister Theresa May when she asked him about it. Tillerson said he had been surprised when Trump publicly announced he had reached a decision. The secretary told reporters it ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iran deal iran nuclear deal onetime White House Source Type: news

How the views of liberals evolved from the 19th century to the present day
(RUDN University) Scientists from the RUDN University have analyzed historical sources and revealed the foreign policy views of Russian liberals from the 1850s to the early 1890s. The researchers came to the conclusion that the views of modern liberals have nothing to do with the views of their predecessors. The study is published in The International History Review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

Robert Mueller ’s Investigators Are Seeking Documents from the White House
(WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. Mueller’s office has requested a large batch of documents from the White House and is expected to interview at least a half-dozen current and former aides in the coming weeks. Lawyers for the White House are in the process of trying to cooperate with the document requests. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis
There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program. That is because North Korea already holds US allies hostage to violence we cannot control—and may already or will soon pose a similar threat to the US homeland—and thus presents an unacceptable risk of retaliation for any American offensive military action. There is nothing the US can do for North Korea that might induce it to denuclearize, because keeping North Korea on a war footing vis-à-vis the US keeps the regime of Kim Jong Un in power. There is nothing the international community, inclu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Bobbitt Tags: Uncategorized North Korea Source Type: news

Russia heightens defenses against climate change
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Davydova, A. Tags: Atmospheric Science, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

The NHL Is Not Allowing Players to Compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here ’s What to Know
The National Hockey League will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which means some of the world’s greatest hockey players, including Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, will not be allowed at the Games. The NHL decided earlier this year not to give its players a break during the 2017-18 season to compete for Team USA and other countries, and the issue remains controversial as the NHL’s season gets underway on Oct. 4. The move puts an end to the NHL’s streak of sending its players to the Winter Olympics for the past five Games. The NHL’s April decision leaves the U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized olympics 2018 onetime Source Type: news

How President Trump ’s Iran Criticism Affects North Korea
President Trump teased Wednesday that he has reached a conclusion on whether to re-certify the Iran nuclear accord, which he has been blasting since his time as a candidate. Trump faces an October deadline to affirm Iran’s compliance with the letter of the agreement, and he told reporters that he has made a decision about what to do. The stakes are high not just for the immediate region, but for the world. The nuclear agreement, which Trump and GOP critics have called a bad deal, allowed Iran to continue its destabilizing activities in the region, but the Obama-reached accord is also viewed as a model for a potential...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

President Trump, North Korea and a Brief History of Nuclear Threats
During his first presidential speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump cited the “strength and patience” of his nation before telling the audience that “if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” This is not, as it happens, the first time a nuclear power has openly threatened another state with destruction — but the previous episode does not bode well for President Trump, or for the world. In 1956 only the United States, the USSR and Great Britain had nuclear weapons. It turns out that Russia was quite a w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kaiser Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Opinion United Nations USSR Source Type: news

Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach
The unidentified patient, 50, from Ulan-Ude, close to the Mongolian border, had the rubber tube put in after suffering a stroke in 2000. It was designed to keep her fed in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

See Inside a Berlin Synagogue ’s First Rosh Hashanah After World War II
When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on Wednesday night, it will mark the start of an annual period in which Jewish people around the world will take time to reflect on starting fresh in the new year. But few celebrants in modern history have had more cause for such reflection than the Berlin Jews who survived World War II. In 1945, legendary LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa was there to document the first Rosh Hashanah service held in the city since 1938, which took place on Sep. 7, 1945, at Fraenkelufer, a synagogue that the U.S. Army had helped restore after the Nazis torched it. There, he found a peopl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized 1945 faith Holidays LIFE Magazine photography robert capa rosh hashanah Source Type: news

‘Every Time I Met With Him’: Hillary Clinton on Vladimir Putin’s ‘Manspreading’
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday described experiencing sexism and witnessing “manspreading” from Russian President Vladimir Putin during her tenure as Secretary of State. “There’s an expression—we certainly know it in New York—called manspreading. Every time I met with him, it would be…” she said, gesturing to show legs spread apart. “The whole deal.” During one meeting in Moscow, Clinton said, Putin took her into what she called his “inner sanctum” to show her a map and tell her about the places where he was going to tag polar bears. “Then he says t...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized hillary clinton onetime Vladimir Putin Source Type: news

Russian regulators changing medical device, IVD regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Russian government has indicated that it may loosen some rules for registration of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products (IVDs) but also increase regulatory reviews of more substantial registration changes in the coming months. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Russian regulators changing medical device, IVD regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

‘This Is All We Can Do’: How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack
The wail of the emergency siren reverberates across the school’s playing field, conjuring a primal fear even before the words “Missile launched! Missile launched!” crackle over the loudspeaker. Two dozen men, women and children—many wearing bonnets and wet neck towels against the blazing sunshine—scamper across the shingle expanse before squatting down low with arms covering heads. “We haven’t got a nuclear shelter or even strong buildings, so this is all we can do,” says Nakamura Takashi, an official of Sakura City in Japan’s central Tochigi Prefecture, who helped to o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

See White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ’s Reaction to Trump’s U.N. Speech
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tierney McAfee / People Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump john kelly onetime viral White House Source Type: news

The RNC Has Spent Almost $200,000 on Donald Trump Jr. ’s Legal Fees For the Russia Investigation
(NEW YORK) — The Republican National Committee has paid nearly $200,000 in legal fees for President Donald Trump’s eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation, a committee official said Tuesday. More than $166,000 was paid to Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas. Another $30,000 went to the law firm of Williams & Jenson, which helped prepare him for testimony. The RNC official insisted on anonymity to discuss financial information not yet made public. The RNC is expected to release its August spending totals Wednesday, but that report will not include the spending on Trump Jr.’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Jr. onetime republicans Russia Probe White House Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump ’s ‘Dark and Dangerous’ United Nations Speech
Hillary Clinton strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert the rhetoric was bombastic and inappropriate for the President of the United States. “I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering ,” she told Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show Tuesday night, adding that she had only seen parts of the speech, not the entire thing. Trump delivered his first Presidential address to the United Nations Tuesday. In his speech he espoused the “America...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized hillary clinton onetime Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senate Panel Calls Off Meeting With President Trump ’s Lawyer Amid Dispute
(WASHINGTON) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting. Senate intelligence committee leaders said they called off the closed-door staff meeting after Michael Cohen sent a public statement to the media just as the interview was about to start. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, issued a terse statement saying the panel had asked Cohen to “refrain from p...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime White House Source Type: news

Stanislav Petrov, the Russian Officer Who Averted a Nuclear War, Feared History Repeating Itself
Stanislav Petrov, the retired officer of the Soviet Air Defense Forces whose death at the age of 77 was announced this week, did not enjoy discussing the day he averted a nuclear holocaust. Maybe he was tired of giving interviews about the fateful cameo he played in the history of the Cold War. Or maybe he was just in a bad mood when he took a call from TIME one summer morning in 2015. But whatever the reason, the first mention of his heroism made him spit across the line from his home in a suburb of Moscow. “Chush!” he hissed into the phone in Russian. “Nonsense! I was just doing my job.” That job...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized russia Source Type: news

The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Pick for Russian Ambassador: ‘No Question’ Moscow Interfered in Election
(WASHINGTON) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Huntsman struck a tough tone amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The relationship has been marred in recent months by a series of expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic missions. “There is no question that the Russian government interfered in the U.S....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Lardner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress diplomacy onetime russia Source Type: news

President Trump Calls U.N.-Backed Iran Nuclear Deal ‘An Embarrassment’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction'” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront” Kim Jong Un and said that Kim’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons” poses a threat to “the entire world with an unthinkable loss of human life. “Rocket ma...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Sueprville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Russian helicopter accidentally fires rocket at onlookers
Three people injured after rocket from passing rotorcraft explodes near group of men during Zapad war games in LuzhskyA Russian attack helicopter accidentally fired at least one rocket into a group of people during large-scale military exercises close to Nato ’s borders, Russian media has reported.Three people were injured in the incident at theZapad 2017 drills, a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defence told RBC news agency. “They weren’t civilians,” the source said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Marc Bennetts in Moscow Tags: Russia Weapons technology Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists from Russia and Germany implement a closed cycle algae processing mechanism
(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) A unique cycle of processing algae into valuable materials and its residual biomass into sorbents for water purification with biogas generation was proposed by scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The project is to be implemented within 3 years' time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Man Who Saved the World From Possible Nuclear War Has Died Age 77
Stanislav Petrov, the former Soviet military officer credited with singlehandedly averting a possible nuclear disaster during the Cold War, has died age 77. Petrov was the commanding officer on duty at a nuclear early warning facility in the early hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when his computers falsely identified several U.S. missiles headed toward Moscow, the BBC reports. Having only 20 minutes to act, Petrov decided to regard the warnings as a false alarm. Instead of informing the military about an impending nuclear strike, he told his superiors about a system malfunction. “I had all the data [to suggest there was an o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia Source Type: news

3 Things to Expect in President Trump ’s United Nations Speech
President Trump will give his first address to the United Nations Tuesday, an organization with whom he has a bit of a controversial history. As a candidate and a President, Trump has often espoused an “America First” policy that doesn’t always align neatly with the values of international cooperation that define the U.N. At one point during his campaign, he even decried the organization’s “utter weakness and incompetence.” The criticism only continued after he was elected, with Trump characterizing it on Twitter as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy Iran Israel North Korea onetime russia Saudi Arabia United Nations Venezuela White House Source Type: news

Engineer Who Sold Military Secrets to Fake Russian Spy Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
An engineer in Southern California was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison after he sold military secrets to an undercover FBI agent who he believed was a Russian spy. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu handed out the punishment Monday morning to Gregory Allen Justice, who worked as a satellite engineer for a defense contractor, the Department of Justice said. While the company Justice worked for was not included in court filings, Boeing told CNBC it had a former employee by the same name. The engineer pleaded guilty in May to two charges: economic espionage, and violating the Arms Export Control Act and the Internat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Crime onetime spies Source Type: news

Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come to TIME in a single day for an eclipse and, in Firsts, some of the most ambitious enterprise we’ve ever done, we have also been continually reminded that our coverage of the nation’s capital is in so many ways the engine of our journalism. And so I am delighted to announce some important new roles in our Washington Bureau: Massimo Calabresi, one of the best-sourced and steadiest hands in our business, becomes TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief. Deputy Bureau Chief Alex Altma...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Journalism TIME washington Source Type: news

Sean Spicer ’s Emmys Appearance Rewarded His Lies With Fame
“This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.” So declared Sean Spicer, the supposed-to-be disgraced former press secretary, during a surprise guest at the Emmys last night. If Hollywood is a hotbed of anti-Trump sentiment, you wouldn’t have known it last night. After his brief appearance making fun of the most famous time he lied to the American people, the supposedly-disgraced press secretary posed backstage for pictures with celebs. Gross. I’m all in support of well-placed humor, especially for politicians. (I just wrote a book on ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Litt Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Television Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders: I Did Everything I Could to Get Hillary Clinton Elected
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders pushed back against Hillary Clinton’s criticism that he did not do enough on her behalf in the general election — claiming he had no control over his supporters who ultimately voted for Donald Trump. “Let me just say this; I worked as hard as I could after endorsing Hillary Clinton. I went all over this country. And I would remind people, people say, ‘Not everyone who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary.’ No kidding, thats what happens in politics,” Sanders told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday. “I worked as hard as I could...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bernie Sanders onetime Source Type: news

I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties
“ We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes, ” said a member of the I.O.C. ’ s executive board. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARIQ PANJA Tags: Olympic Games Cheating Doping (Sports) International Olympic Committee Russia Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

Here Are the Nominees for the 2017 National Book Award
The National Book Foundation announced its long lists for the 2017 awards this week, with the final and most anticipated category — fiction — announced on Friday. The list includes past favorites, like Sing, Unburied, Sing author Jesmyn Ward — who won the award in 2011 for her last novel, Salvage the Bones — as well as newcomers like debut novelist Lisa Ko. The short list will come out on Oct. 4, and the winners will be announced in a ceremony on Nov. 15. Fiction Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing Daniel Alarcón, The King Is Always Above the People: Stories Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma Jen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books onetime timeshop Source Type: news

Jennifer Lawrence to Take Break From Acting, Possibly to Make Pottery
Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, has had an insanely successful run over the last seven years. In fact, since bursting onto the scene with Winter’s Bone in 2010 and leading the Hunger Games and X-Men franchises, Lawrence has never taken more than a few months off before hitting the set of a buzzy new film. Her latest, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller mother!, hits theaters today. Meanwhile, the first trailer for the upcoming Russian spy drama Red Sparrow, due in 2018, was just released. Today Show host Savannah Guthrie asked Lawrence in an interview, which aired on Th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

"Hold Your Breath", paintings made by Russian artist while in a TB clinic
“Hold your Breath” presents the story of Russian artist Paulina Siniatkina’s fight against tuberculosis (TB). In 2015, Paulina spent 6 months and 17 days in a TB clinic in Moscow. She went through fear, misunderstanding, anger, despair, loneliness, silence, love, friendship and hope, and left the hospital with a series of artworks that tell the stories of people who shared her fate. She created these works of art to fight the stigma attached to TB. The exhibition "Hold your breath" has been travelling the world since then, fighting stigma and urging people not to be afraid to talk about TB. On...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, European Region [region], Feature [doctype], Russian Federation [country] Source Type: news

Russia ’s Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries. Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions. Russia and Belarus say the exercises, w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuras Karamanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized Baltic states Belarus Eastern Europe onetime Poland russia Source Type: news

Bill Clinton to People Who Hate Hillary ’s Book: ‘They Don’t Have to Buy It’
Bill Clinton has a response to people who have criticized his wife’s book about the 2016 election — don’t engage with it. “They don’t have to buy it,” he told TIME in a brief interview at the United Nations Thursday. He did, however, note that the overall reception has been positive. “The people that have read it liked it,” he said. Clinton was the keynote speaker on a panel Thursday at the United Nations about the importance of ear care and hearing health and the ways it can promote peace and sustainable development. Bill Austin, the founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bill Clinton onetime Source Type: news