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If our results are applicable to the general population, fine particulate pollution in the ambient air may be responsible for about one out of every five cases of dementia. This study, the first to combine human epidemiologic investigation with animal experiments, adds to a growing body of research from around the world that links air pollution to dementia. It also provides the first scientific evidence that a critical Alzheimer’s risk gene, APOE4 , interacts with air particles to accelerate brain aging. Where there’s smoke Previous research at the University of Southern California has already established that air pollution accelerates the risk of having a heart attack. Based on this work, we established the AirPollBrain Group to examine whether and how exposure to fine particulate matter – known as PM2.5 because the particles measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameterimpacts the aging brain.
The Sun Daily
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Aerial photos showed police vehicles surrounding the white bus. Police deployed two robots, which were reported to have been used to remove a window on the bus. Witnesses tweeted that police used loudspeakers to negotiate with the suspect. Police said there was no evidence of a terrorism link. Roberts said the suspect appeared to have "mental issues" and "definitely was not really with it". Earlier in an unrelated incident, as many as three robbers wearing animal masks — one tweet showed a person wearing a pink pig mask — used sledgehammers to break into a jewelry case in a store in the high-end Bellagio Hotel. The suspects in that incident wore black suits or tuxedos, police Lieutenant Carlos Hank told the Las Vegas Journal-Review. "It's like a movie," he said. "It's just crazy." Police attributed initial reports of an active shooter to people hearing the sound of the glass in jewelry cases being broken.
Daily Mail - USA
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A soldier pulls a rotund raccoon out of a narrow Army tank vent after the animal got stuck head-first while trying to sneak inside (pictured). The raccoon appeared unharmed.
Daily Express - Finance
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Times of Israel
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Mashable
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Nobody gives you the Harambe treatment when you have scales instead of fur. That's what we're learning after Zoo Knoxville officials in Tennessee revealed that 33 snakes and a lizard were mysteriously found dead on Wednesday morning. No crime scene clues of note and no message from the killer, just a bunch of dead snakes. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition And despite all the animal lovers out there, no one seems to raising all that much of a stink over the possibly non-accidental death of these innocent, slithering zoo residents, which included some endangered species. Read more... More about Snakes and Watercooler
I4U News
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Scientists have identified an array of bacteria and fungi that exist in orca’s mouth and released when animal come to the surface and exhale. Some of these bacteria are good while others are...
Sputnik International
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Leicester Mercury
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Animal-loving mums can celebrate Mother's Day with free entry to Twycross Zoo.As long as they're accompanied by a full paying adult or child, they can enjoy a free day out either today or tomorrow.In addition, visitors will have the chance to learn about animal mothers and their little ones from this weekend's special series of keepers' talks.Talking about mothering habits and parenting facts, keepers will stop at the zoo's elephants, lemurs, penguins, gibbons, otters and meerkats.Twycross Zoo...
SABC Digital News
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Most animal shelters are inundated with stray and unwanted pets. They're heavily reliant on funding to keep their doors open. One such fund raising initiative saw a radical reversal of roles For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
ScienceDaily
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How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, research has shown.
USA Today - Top Stories
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Three people wearing dress clothingsuits or tuxedoes — and animal masks smashed the windows, grabbed items from inside the store and fled...
Daily Mail - USA
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A police officer was captured on a dashboard camera attempting to wrangle a runaway cow before the animal turned around and charged at him on Thursday in Temple, Texas.
The Event Chronicle
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It’s not secret that these cows are given a range of growth hormones and antibiotics . The ubiquitous franchise received the low grade of C for their ineffective antibiotic policies, by the Center for Food Safety. McDonald’s meat comes from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where nearly 25 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to livestock annually in the United States. Mercola explains , “These antibiotics, along with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are transferred to you every time you eat CAFO meat – and sometimes even through the animal manure used as crop fertilizer. Two million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths .” McDonald’s has run numerous campaigns over the years to dispel questions about the quality of the food they are serving and improve their image.
The Northern Echo
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AN MP says she hasnt given up on her hopes of a change of a law so that those convicted of animal cruelty receive tougher sentences.
ScienceDaily
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Researchers have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model, using 3-D bioprinting. The results will move development closer to a potential future in which it will be possible to help patients by giving them new body parts through 3-D bioprinting.
Leicester Mercury
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Animal-loving mums can celebrate Mother's Day with free entry to Twycross Zoo.As long as they're accompanied by a full paying adult or child, they can enjoy a free day out either today or tomorrow.In addition, visitors will have the chance to learn about animal mothers and their little ones from this weekend's special series of keepers' talks.Talking about mothering habits and parenting facts, keepers will stop at the zoo's elephants, lemurs, penguins, gibbons, otters and meerkats.Twycross Zoo...
TechCrunch
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Coventry Telegraph
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He broke into the fridge and ate a banoffee pie
Brown Eyed Baker
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Cnet
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Daily Mail - Australia
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The man is seen in the clip running at the animal as it bows before him. He then hops onto its trunk as it stands up, propelling him into the air. The video was shot in Budapest in Hungary.
Daily Mail - Home
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David Hicks 41, and his wife Zara Hicks, 38, both pleaded guilty to charges under the animal welfare act after they left their pets (pictured) to fend for themselves while they jetted off to the continent.
Apartment Therapy
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(Image credit: Shutterstock ) If you've ever needed further encouragement to stay in and binge on animal documentaries (I have not), they've now been shown to be scientifically good for you : Research from BBC Earth and the University of California has found that watching nature programmes [such as Planet Earth II] ... increased people's feelings of awe, contentedness, and joy. READ MORE »