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Ben-Gurion U. researcher indicates nicotine replacement is safer for pregnant women than smoking

BEER-SHEVA, Israel...December 11, 2017 - Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking and should be recommended to more pregnant patients who are not able to quit on their own, according to a new review study in the Medical Journal of Australia led by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher.

Women who accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault unite to demand investigation by Congress

A group of women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment have united to demand an investigation by Congress. The women, who are among 16 to have lodged allegations of sexual misconduct against the US President, will speak at a press conference and in TV appearances on Monday. Mr Trump has previously denied the claims and said all 16 women were lying.

The secret to getting your cat to poop out its hairballs? Beet pulp.

Here's a paper with a title that reads like poetry: "Beet pulp intake and hairball faecal excretion in mixed-breed shorthaired cats". Laugh if you want, but if you've ever had a cat with hairballs, anything that gets them to poop them out instead of puke them up is pure poetry. Show More Summary

Officials Fear Whale Facing Extinction

Scientists are raising a red flag over the future of endangered right whales after a high number died in 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that there are only about 450 North Atlantic right whales left after 17 were reported dead this year, according to Phys.org...

Scientists Go on a Mission to Save Sea Turtles

Over the past half century, Leatherback turtle numbers have suffered a disastrous decline of almost 70%

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in deprived areas ignored

Hate crimes against LGBT+ residents in deprived neighbourhoods risk going unrecorded because housing associations rarely enquire about tenants' sexual or gender identity, research has found.

Archaeologist finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks

An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world's oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on Indonesia's Alor Island, northwest of East Timor.

Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia's prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mamma...

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

Israel's leader faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East's moribund peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital. Prime Minister Benjamin...Show More Summary

U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department

One diplomat's stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into declining morale at the State Department under Trump.

Celebrities Send Messages Of Support To Bullied Tennessee Student

Actors, athletes, musicians and other big name celebrities are using Twitter to rally behind a Tennessee student after an emotional video showed the boy crying about being bullied.

Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

Both urban flooding and rural drying to intensify

In a comprehensive global analysis, including data from more than 43,000 rainfall stations and 5,300 river monitoring stations in 160 countries, researchers report that global rainfall is increasing, likely due to warming air temperatures that allow more moisture into the atmosphere, causing more intense rainfall. Show More Summary

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