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  World headlines

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell loses appeal against child sex offense convictions
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

An Australian court upheld on Wednesday the conviction of jailed former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on child sex offences, rejecting an appeal lodged by his legal team against the verdict.

Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive.

Russia, China accuse U.S. of stoking tensions with missile test
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Russia and China accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but the foreign ministry in Moscow said it would not be drawn into an arms race.

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession.

Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.

U.S. oil firms challenge pipeline surcharge for steel tariff
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.

U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday.

Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or early elections.

 
Projects currently housed at Jinkle.Com
Disability411.Com - The Podcast for Disability Professionals
Disability 411 Podcast
BrainJogger.Com - BrainJogger.com
BrainJogger.Com
Jinkle.Com Health.Jinkle.Com
OMG-CISSP
OMGCissp.com
(not yet updated for 2019 exam)
GS.Dcre-labs.com
GS.Dcre-labs.com
(Research)
DoNotVoteFromFear.Org
DoNotVoteFromFear.Org
( Not exclusively a Jinkle Project )
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Projects formerly housed at Jinkle.Com (Now either completed or standing on their own)


 
  Science headlines

Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggests new research.

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests new research.

Lifestyle counselling and mobile application helped people change their lifestyle
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Finnish StopDia study yielded promising preliminary results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle guidance in a group and application that supports the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits helped participants to reduce their waist circumference and improve their dietary habits. For example, their fruit and vegetable consumption increased.

A lack of self control during adolescence is not uniquely human
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Impulsiveness in adolescence isn't just a phase, it's biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go through very similar changes, particularly in the areas that affect self-control.

Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a new study.

To make lakes healthy, you first need the right recipe
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Pollution of lakes is a worldwide problem. Restoration attempts take a lot of time and effort, and even then they might backfire. A team of researchers suggests a different approach. First, you have to determine to which of four different types your lake belongs. Spatial differences are the key to a successful restoration recipe.

Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu in mice
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

A serious case of the flu can cause lasting damage to the lungs. In a study in mice, researchers found that transplanting cells from the lungs of healthy animals enhanced healing in others that had had a severe respiratory infection.

Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Researchers have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanese, kiri, meaning to cut and kami, meaning paper).

Origin of massive methane reservoir identified
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water.

New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water
Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019

Food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water, has about 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories.


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