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tech
Jul 19, 2019
The Chinese company had previously announced they were working on including Huawei's own operating system called Hongmeng, meant to replace Android after Google suspended its license earlier this year. But according to their SVP, Hongmeng is not ready to replace the original OS as the company hopes to still be part of the Android family. Hongmeng was originally designed to cover some of Android's functions on devices and has been only used on industrial equipment. The US is currently debating whether to take China out of the trading blacklist, first emitted after Trump stated the country was manipulating country matters through technology.
science
Jul 19, 2019
Archaeologists in Israel recently found the remains of what they believe to be one of the first mosques ever. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the remains were found during the preparation of a new construction project in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert. Antiquities authorities claimed that the mosque dated to the 7th and 8th century, and that it was uncommon to find a house of prayer that old whose congregation was most likely only local farmers. Moreover, it was revealed that the remains belonged to an open-air mosque the size of a single-car garage and that it had a prayer niche facing south towards Mecca.
health
Jul 19, 2019
A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene device to use during menstruation so that all of the blood can be gathered inside cup. Menstrual cups are becoming more and more famous among women as a new study found that the cups are just as safe as tampons or pads. This was discovered when researchers analyzed 43 studies involving almost 3,300 women and girls around the world. Scientists found that the cup is capable of collecting the menstrual fluid, and that it should be checked every twelve hours and emptied. It is also a good investment for women since the cups can be cleaned with boiled water and then reused the following month when they need them.
world
Jul 19, 2019
After having partially admitted to seizing a Panamanian-flagged tanker last week, Iran now claims it was aiding the vessel that had emitted a distress call; the boat that approached the ship helped it dock on Iran's Qeshm Island. The Persian Gulf is currently subject to many defense maneuvers from by the Iranian, British and American governments; the past few months have been filled with threats from both Iran and the U.S of conducting tanker seizings as a result of the sanctions imposed by both countries. The Iranian government is demanding Trump to lift the sanctions that are creating economic debacle on the country.
entertainment
Jul 19, 2019
Comic-Con 2019 just surprised attendees with a brand new trailer for Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman upcoming police drama. '21 Bridges' focuses on an NYPD detective during a massive manhunt for cop killers. The detective then uncovers a conspiracy that leads him to be chased as well. Manhattan becomes the center of the search and authorities decide to cut entries and exits from the island by closing all the bridges. The movie will be out in theaters starting from September 27, 2019.
travel
Jul 19, 2019
Delta is implementing a new feature so passengers can widentify sign language speakers whithin the crew members. Flight attendants will wear a pin that will display their language skills so passengers with communications disabilities can interact with them easily. According to the CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian, the addition is a small step on the company's journey, but it seeks to make the world a more inclusive place for everyone. The new system makes Delta the first airline in the US to implement this service.
world
Jul 19, 2019
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi protected 262 Christians in his mosque and hid them Muslim herdsmen who were tracking Christian farmers in Nigeria. The State Department is awarding Imam and four others from countries like Brazil and Cyprus with the Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback Award for having protected their lives, even trading their own for the ones they were hiding. The attacks in the Barkin Ladi area of Plateau State in June 2018 left more than 80 casualties after what armed rebel forces conducted what they called "cleansing" of different groups due to their religion. The groups are still active, and several attacks are reported every month with casualties increasing as the year passes.
health
Jul 19, 2019
According to the American Heart Association, blood pressure is the force of blood flowing through our bloodstream, and it is measured with two numbers, systolic pressure (top) the diastolic pressure (bottom). Scientists say that when our blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg, it means that it's in perfect condition, being 120 the systolic one and 80 the diastolic. Moreover, when the blood pressure reads 120 to 129 and less than 80, it starts being considered high blood pressure or hypertension, and when the blood pressure reading is less than 90 systolic and less than 60 diastolic is deemed to be low blood pressure or hypotension.
world
Jul 19, 2019
The South Korean police were alarmed after a man set himself on fire inside his car with more than 20 liters of gasoline and butane gas in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. The man was immediately taken to a hospital but died due to the injuries to his face, chest, and arms. The police haven't found the cause of the immolation but suspect it had to do with the ongoing tension between the countries after South Korea permitted for citizens affected by forced labor during the 20th century to begin trials against the Japanese based on those accounts due to the South Korean people went under much distress after the Japanese colonized the peninsula.
world
Jul 19, 2019
Following the arson that took the lives of 33 people and injured 35 others, the suspect of setting the Kyoto Animation studio on fire told the police the studio had previously plagiarized his work. After the flames had been controlled, the suspect was taken to the hospital where he was treated for severe burns on his face, body, arms, and legs; the police questioned him later where he gave his statement. According to the police, the man has an undiagnosed mental disorder that could have caused his actions. People in Kyoto are mourning the loss of the employees who gave life to many beloved animes in the country.
science
Jul 19, 2019
One of the greatest solutions to combat the climate crisis has been electric cars but experts assure not many people actually use them. Now, a new study by the European Federation for Transport and Environment has revealed that car manufacturers are ready to commit to electrification once and for all, meaning that in the next couple of years, the amount of electric car models that would be available in the market is expected to triple. More options means that these cars will become more affordable, and that by 2021, more people will finally switch their diesel and petrol cars for a sustainable type of transportation.
science
Jul 19, 2019
The world's most invasive species of mosquito has been almost entirely wiped out in China. Although scientists had attempted different methods to eradicate this mosquito in the past, they hadn't been able to pull it off. A couple of years ago they figured out a new method that sought to limit both male and female mosquitos's ability to reproduce. The method consisted on sterilizing the females with low level radiation and infecting the males with the Wolbachia bacteria, then both were released during the peak breeding seasons in 2016 and 2017. The results of the study showed that the method had worked so well, that almost all of the female mosquito population was gone.
entertainment
Jul 19, 2019
'Veronica Mars' waited for years for the show to be brought back, and it has finally happened. Although the fourth season was supposed to be released on July 26, all of its eight episodes are now available for streaming on Hulu. The surprise early released was announced by the cast during the panel at this year's Comic-Con. The series follows the lead (Kristen Bell) as she returns to her home town to help with her detective skills. The series sees Jason Dohring coming back as Logan Echolls, Veronica's love interest, while Neptune's community is heavily affected by crimes and bombs.
science
Jul 19, 2019
A recent study revealed that a worrying amount of wildlife has migrated out of the country. Over the past few decades, many species across the UK have had to relocate. However, it wasn't until recently that researchers were able to record the number of many species involved in this forced migration process. Scientists finally revealed that since 2008, a total of 55 species had entered new regions in the search for suitable habitat. According to them, many of these animals spread towards the north with the intention of finding cooler homes.
travel
Jul 19, 2019
The Taj Mahal was ranked the most famous wonder of the world after Taxi2Airport analyzed the social media engagement such as hashtags, likes, and tags with the "7 wonders of the world." The ranking had a 100-point scale, and according to the platform, the Indian wonder ranked at the top with a total of 94 points. With 92 points, Chichen Itza became the first runner up, while the third spot went to Machu Picchu with 89 points, the fourth position was for the Colosseum of Rome with 88 points, followed by The Great Wall of China with 81 points, Christ The Redeemer in Brazil with 81 points, and finally, Petra located in Jordan ranked last with 77 points.
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