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Panama hotel owners want Trump’s name off the property

Owners of a Trump-branded skyscraper hotel in Panama are suing the hotel arm of President Donald Trump’s business, according to a complaint filed in federal court in New York on Tuesday. The owners are demanding the termination of the management contract with the Trump Organization and the removal of Trump’s name from the property. The reason for the demand? They say Trump’s name is bad for business. “Nobody wants to stay in a Trump hotel,” a representative of one of the owners told NBC News, asking for anonymity because the…

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Breathing in a nanoparticle spray could prevent heart damage

An inhalable drug should get to the heart fastElla Maru studio By Andy Coghlan Some deep breaths could soon treat heart failure – the deterioration of the heart following a heart attack – thanks to an inhalable spray that has performed well in animal tests. The drug delivered by the spray is contained in nanoparticles that are small enough to be absorbed through the air sacs of the lungs and into the bloodstream. From here, blood travels straight to the heart, where the nanoparticles should release the drug. To test…

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North Korea could turn to dealing deadly CRYSTAL METH to fund its weapons programmes

Kim Jong-un’s regime may seek to copy the Taliban in Afghanistan by selling illegal drugs to the West to fund his cash-strapped government and avoid international sanctions, Loretta Napoleoni said. The economist, who is also a specialist on terrorism financing, warned North Korea could easily become the world’s largest producer of highly addictive methamphetamine – commonly known as crystal meth. The powerful stimulant is a Class A drug in the UK and long-term use can leave addicts suffering from a raft of serious mental health problems ranging from paranoia and…

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Horror as 33 human SKULLS found buried in three shallow graves in Mexico

It marks the latest grisly find in a region that has suffered from increasing violence between warring drug cartels.  A government official in the Pacific state of Nayarit, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “So far 33 skulls have been found. All discovered in the same area.” It was not yet clear who the skulls belonged to or why they were buried in three shallow graves, the official said.  Investigations have been underway at the site in southern Nayarit since Saturday and further discoveries of human remains are possible,…

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‘Black Lightning’ electrifies discussion on superhero diversity

The new CW series “Black Lightning” is striking — literally and figuratively — as a new superhero series unlike any ever seen before on prime time television. A black superhero character isn’t playing a strange sidekick, comic foil or interchangeable background figure; he is the lead — with supernatural powers. And he’s one who loves black women, is a die-hard family man, a pillar of his community, and has relationships with merciless drug bosses. This irreverent slice of African-American authenticity is offered up in the pilot episode of “Black Lightning,”…

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Technology 

Contraceptive app reportedly led to 37 unwanted pregnancies – CNET

A contraceptive app has been reported to a medical regulator in Sweden after being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies.  The Natural Cycles contraceptive app is being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies. Natural Cycles The Natural Cycles app, which has nearly 700,000 users worldwide, is designed to work by scanning women’s body temperature during their menstrual cycle to inform them when they can have unprotected sex. Those days show up in green on a calendar. On the days marked in red, couples are advised to use other contraceptive methods such as…

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Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain’s ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. When the inflammation was reduced by treatment with an arthritis drug, the animals’ ability to learn and remember remained sharp after West Nile disease.

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RISE OF THE ROBOTS Earth to be plunged into ‘meaningless dystopia’, scientist warns

Dr Subhash Kak, computing expert at Oklahoma University, said people will lose their self-worth as robots gradually steal their jobs. He believes that the US opioid epidemic and the rise of terror groups mark the beginnings of a dystopian reality. Dr Kak said: “There will be massive unemployment. “People want to be useful and work provides meaning, so the world will sink into despair.” Between 400 and 800 million workers across the world could be replaced by machines by 2030, according to a report published by management consultancy firm McKinsey…

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Corning’s glass is half full and rising

Corning Incorporated The name Corning is synonymous with glass and with good reason. It was Corning that developed the bulb-shaped glass for Edison’s incandescent lamp; Corning’s heat-resistant glass made safer railroad lanterns, technology which evolved into car headlights; CorningWare and Pyrex provided temperature resistance in kitchens and labs, and its glass ceramics were even employed in the nose cones of space ships. Today we associate the name with Gorilla Glass, which is widely used in the mobile industry, but Corning is also a big manufacturer of display glass for TVs,…

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