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Pets Enjoy Some Pampering in Palestinian Clinic

Pets Enjoy Some Pampering in Palestinian Clinic

A new animal clinic has opened in the occupied West Bank, part of a growing tendency among Palestinians to raise and pamper pets. Veterinarian Ahmed Al-Amad's "Royal Care Vet Clinic", in the city of Nablus, is one of the few facilities in the Palestinian Territories offering grooming services for

Britain Urges Net Zero Shipping Emissions by 2050

Britain Urges Net Zero Shipping Emissions by 2050

Britain, host of this year's COP26 climate change summit, called Monday for net zero global shipping emissions by 2050 and the launch of non-polluting commercial vessels by 2025, said AFP. The UK government wants to "chart a course" for cleaner shipping, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on t

Jill Biden, Prince Harry to Host Event for Wounded Soldiers

US First Lady Jill Biden will host a virtual event along with Britain's Prince Harry for athletes involved in the Warrior Games, an event for wounded US military veterans, the White House said late Sunday. The US Department of Defense Warrior Games, first held in 2010, is normally an annual event

Co-Inventor of mRNA Shots Sets Sights on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine

Co-Inventor of mRNA Shots Sets Sights on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine

Drew Weissman's decades of research helped pave the way for mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, but the scientist isn't resting on his laurels. The University of Pennsylvania immunologist, who on Thursday shared the $3 million 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences with his longtime collaborator Katalin Ka

Nerve Disorder Listed as 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Jab

Nerve Disorder Listed as 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Jab

The European Medicines Agency has listed the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, as a "very rare" side effect of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. A causal relationship was "considered at least a reasonable possibility", the EMA said in an update We

Researchers Complete First-Ever Detailed Map of Global Coral

Researchers Complete First-Ever Detailed Map of Global Coral

Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world’s coral reefs by using more than 2 million satellite images from across the globe. The Allen Coral Atlas, named after late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will act as a reference for reef conservation, marine planning and coral s

Conservation Meet Mulls Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining

Conservation Meet Mulls Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining

The world's top conservation forum will vote this week on whether to recommend a moratorium on deep sea mining, with scientists warning that ecosystems degraded while dredging the ocean floor 5,000 meters below the waves could take decades or longer to heal. The proposed ban is among a score of m

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