• 3700-year-old Babylonian tablet 'solved', revealing true birth of trigonometry
3700-year-old Babylonian tablet 'solved', revealing true birth of trigonometry

The city of Babylon in Mesopotamia , an early cradle of human civilisation in what is now Iraq, was famed for its Hanging Gardens, said to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. For decades mathematicians have puzzled over the four columns and 15 rows of numbers written on this particular tablet in its cuneiform script. Researchers have...

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  • New guidelines issued for treating and identifying high blood pressure in children
New guidelines issued for treating and identifying high blood pressure in children

Among the new recommendations is a call to only conduct routine blood pressure measurements at annual preventive care ("wellness") visits, as opposed to the 2004 guidelines that urged blood pressure testing anytime a child was in a health care setting, such as for emergency-room treatment or during a dental visit.

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  • John Cena's Move To RAW; Rusev & Lana Speculation
John Cena's Move To RAW; Rusev & Lana Speculation

We have a new champion. . The reaction he got the following night at RAW was even louder as a result, meaning WWE's slow build up of their giant superstar has paid off going into his solo title shot next month at No Mercy . Speculation has been that WWE is scaling back on Corbin's push due to his behavior on social media, and The Dirty ...

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  • Father threw his 1-month-old son into ceiling fan
Father threw his 1-month-old son into ceiling fan

Jones and the child's mother took the boy to the hospital after he began having seizures. Jones is now being held in Muskogee County Jail on a $1 million dollar bond. She and Jones took the baby to the emergency room, where doctors told Emma about Calvin's injures. "These injuries are considered to be non-accidental injuries".

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  • Wayne Rooney, England's record-breaker who divided opinion
Wayne Rooney, England's record-breaker who divided opinion

Wayne Rooney takes his leave of worldwide football with a host of records but no trophies to show for his 14 years of service. "It is always the player's decision and, of course, I respect that". "It's with sadness that we see Wayne call time on his worldwide career but we respect his decision and expect to see him continue to contribute to Everto...

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  • Qantas announces plans for nonstop flights to London and NYC by 2022
Qantas announces plans for nonstop flights to London and NYC by 2022

Qantas wants to begin non-stop flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London and NY by 2022 - provided it can convince Airbus and Boeing to develop a new generation of ultra-long range jets capable of conquering the 18 to 20-hour direct routes.

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  • McDonald's Expands Their Antibiotic Ban For Chicken
McDonald's Expands Their Antibiotic Ban For Chicken

Finally, McDonald's said HPCIAs will be eliminated in all its other designated markets around the world, with the goal of implementing the policy before January 2027. At least 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant infections. Scientists have warned that the routine use of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent illness in ...

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  • Two human cases of West Nile virus reported in Utah
Two human cases of West Nile virus reported in Utah

One individual also has contracted the disease. Officials previously reported a WNV death out of Grenada County, but additional laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) failed to confirm West Nile virus as the cause of death.

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  • England vs West Indies Second Test prediction, preview & squads
England vs West Indies Second Test prediction, preview & squads

However, the 28-year-old will need to hit the ground running to guarantee a starting spot in this winter's Ashes series after Roland-Jones took 14 wickets in his first three global games, including a five-wicket haul against South Africa on debut.

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  • Google Will Now Ask Users:
Google Will Now Ask Users: "Are You Depressed?"

The questionnaire Google plans to use is called Patient Health Questionnaire-9 or PHQ-9 self assessment test and is reportedly created to give people better awareness regarding clinical depression and where they stand. Google says the information will not be recorded or shared. Clinical depression is very common, affecting about one in fiv...

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  • Man wanted in connection with SC bank double murder arrested in Greenville
Man wanted in connection with SC bank double murder arrested in Greenville

Police followed tips throughout the county in the days that followed, until hearing this afternoon that Council had been captured in Greenville, N.C. Two men with Council were detained as the exited the auto. On Tuesday, the Conway Police Department identified Council as a person of interest in the investigation. No one was hurt in the robbery. '...

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  • Harvey regaining strength in the Gulf
Harvey regaining strength in the Gulf

Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for 30 counties Wednesday ahead of the expected landfall of the former Tropical Storm Harvey . That heavy rain is in the forecast for Texas and Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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  • Saudi-led sanctions cause Qatar's slowest economic growth since 1995
Saudi-led sanctions cause Qatar's slowest economic growth since 1995

In a rare cooling of tensions between the countries earlier this month, Saudi Arabia agreed to a relaxation of restrictions for Qatari pilgrims entering the country. However, they did not find any cooperation or positive response from the Ministry of Haj which has led to confusion and suspension of the regulatory process for Qatar's pilgrims,...

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  • Close friendships in high school make for happier adults
Close friendships in high school make for happier adults

Results are interpreted as suggesting that adolescents who prioritize forming close friendships are better situated to manage key social developmental tasks going forward than adolescents who prioritize attaining preference with many others in their peer milieu.

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  • Series production of electric VW Microbus announced
Series production of electric VW Microbus announced

Pilot autonomous driving mode". Volkswagen is set to reincarnate its classic VW camper van, but with a modern, more environmentally friendly twist. "After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, 'please build this auto, '" said Volkswagen bran...

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  • High Vitamin B intake linked to lung cancer in men
High Vitamin B intake linked to lung cancer in men

Scientists looked at data on more than 77,000 participants in the Vital (Vitamins and Lifestyle) study, a major USA investigation of the impact of vitamin and mineral supplements on cancer risk. The effect was worse in smokers who exceeded the daily recommended amounts of vitamins, CNN reports . The risk was four times greater for male smokers...

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  • England star set for crunch talks over Arsenal future
England star set for crunch talks over Arsenal future

Arsenal are expected to hold talks with Oxlade-Chamberlain this week after the winger turned down two new contract offers from the Gunners . Reports emerged suggesting the Gunners are hoping to tie the 24-year-old down to a new deal. 'Is that a position he wants to play regularly though? Or does he want to play in a more advanced area in behi...

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  • Security tightened in Mohali district ahead of Ram Rahim rape case verdict
Security tightened in Mohali district ahead of Ram Rahim rape case verdict

Punjab Police has declared an alert in Chandigarh to prevent destruction by Dera followers who are reportedly collecting these weapons at Naam Charcha Ghars, where their prayer ceremonies are held in Faridkot. The centre has also requested seven companies of the paramilitary forces, and those on leave have been ordered to join back with immediate...

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  • Some Moms Don't Put Babies to Sleep Safely Study Shows
Some Moms Don't Put Babies to Sleep Safely Study Shows

Fewer than half the moms surveyed reported that they both meant to and then actually did place their babies exclusively in the supine position (on their backs). Rachel Moon, a pediatrician who has studied SIDS in African-American communities and was not involved in the new study . The latest guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics a...

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  • Can pets go blind from the solar eclipse?
Can pets go blind from the solar eclipse?

But the reason we hear so much about the dangers of it during an eclipse is because, naturally, people's burning curiosity tempt them to look directly at the sun, even if it's just for a couple of seconds. If you feel like your vision is off after staring at the sun today, it's definitely worth a trip to the doctor. Adults are not the only ones...

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