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Bouteflika's offer appeared aimed at undermining the youthful wave of opposition against his 20-year rule and shore up an establishment dominated by aging revolutionary stalwarts of the 1954-62 independence war against France. Shops were open in Algiers but students did not show up for classes at Bab Ezzouar University in Algiers, the biggest in the oil-producing North African country. Several other university campuses in the capital Algiers were also deserted.
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have traversed 44 of Africa's 54 countries over four decades, documenting rituals used to mark milestones such as birth, death, and courtship, the graduation of girl to woman or the moment a warrior becomes a respected elder. "This record of Africa won't be taken again. It can't be taken again because 40 percent of it is already lost," said Fisher, a vivacious Australian draped in beads and red chiffon for their book launch in Nairobi on Sunday.
You love everything bagels with grape jelly. He loves everything bagels with grape jelly. You two were meant to be. But after a few blissful months of dating, you’ve started to notice that a weird rash appears...
The Vistula Spit is a heavily wooded sandbank 55 km (34 miles) long but less than 2 km wide which encloses a coastal lagoon. Currently, the only access to the lagoon from the Baltic Sea is a channel at the Russian end of the spit. Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), deeply distrustful of Russia, says a canal is needed for both security and economic reasons.
Walgreens launches Feel More Like You, a first-of-its kind service to provide personalized care for people living with cancer
Program offers the expertise of more than 15,000 specially trained pharmacists and beauty consultants Now available at more than 3,000 stores to help patients and caregivers manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment DEERFIELD, Ill.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Walgreens today announced the launch of Feel More Like You™, a first-of-its-kind pharmacy, health and beauty service […]
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Energias de Portugal, one of Europe’s major electricity operators, made a strategic investment in U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity company Sepio Systems. Financial terms were not disclosed. EDP, one of the world's largest wind power operators, is expanding partnerships in cybersecurity to strengthen connectivity and resilience that are vital to infrastructure, and advance new business opportunities. ...
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A group of children are suing the US government for failing to protect them against climate change, in a case which could force the authorities to rapidly decarbonise the American economy. The unprecedented lawsuit accuses successive administrations of knowing the science of climate change but not taking enough action to protect US citizens from the damage it causes. The case, first filed in 2015, was initially dismissed by most legal observers as hopeless, but in 2016 a federal judge, Ann Aiken, stunned the government by refusing its attempt to end the case.
Like the mythical monster Medusa, a newfound giant virus turns its host to "stone." But, luckily for us, its hosts are amoebas.Now called Medusavirus for its seemingly mythical powers, the strange virus was pulled from the muddy waters of a hot spring in Japan, according to a new study, published Feb. 6 in the Journal of Virology. Medusavirus belongs to a group known as "giant viruses," which have exceptionally large genomes compared with most other viruses.The virus infects single-celled organisms known as Acanthamoeba castellanii, a type of amoeba. When the researchers infected these amoebas in lab dishes, they found that the virus prompted the amoebas to develop a thick outer "shell" and enter a dormant state known as encystment. (The amoeba can naturally enter this state in response to stress in its environment.) That behavior reminded the researchers of the mythological monster Medusa, who, according to Greek mythology, could turn onlookers to stone with her gaze. [Going Viral: 6 New Findings About Viruses]While the virus doesn't sport a head full of writhing snakes, researchers found a just-as-amazing, unique feature on Medusavirus' outer surface: more than 2,600 spherical-headed spikes, according to the study, led by researchers at Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Science in Japan. The virus is different enough from other giant viruses that the researchers proposed that it should be classified in a new family: Medusaviridae.Interestingly, a number of genes in Medusavirus were also found in its amoeba hosts. This suggest that Medusavirus has infected these amoebas since "ancient times" and that the two microorganisms have exchanged genes over the course of evolution, the researchers said."Medusavirus is a unique giant virus that still preserves the ancient footprints of the virus-host evolutionary interactions," the researchers said in a statement.The scientists plan to continue to study Medusavirus with the hope of further unraveling the evolutionary history of viruses and cells. * Magnificent Microphotography: 50 Tiny Wonders * 8 Awful Parasite Infections That Will Make Your Skin Crawl * The 9 Deadliest Viruses on EarthOriginally published on Live Science.
Lithuanian prime minister Saulius Skvernelis will ask Belarus to convert its Russian-built nuclear power plant to gas provided by Lithuania's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and a planned gas link between Lithuania and Poland. The nearly-completed nuclear plant has long been viewed as a threat to its safety and national security by Lithuania, which says it is not built to the highest safety standards, an allegation which is denied by Belarus. Astravets, which is near the border with Lithuania, is being built by Russia's Atomstroyexport and financed with a $10 billion loan from by Moscow.
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