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Boeing Ethiopia crash probe ‘finds anti-stall device activated’

Boeing Ethiopia crash probe ‘finds anti-stall device activated’

World
Officials probing the crash in Ethiopia of a Boeing 737 Max have preliminarily concluded that a flight-control feature automatically activated before it crashed, the Wall Street Journal says.The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, says the findings were relayed on Thursday at a briefing at the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The flight-control feature is meant to help prevent the plane from stalling.Boeing said it couldn't comment as the investigation was still underway. It said all enquiries should be referred to the investigating authorities and the BBC has approached the FAA for a response.Meanwhile, Ethiopia's Ministry of Transport said: "We have seen the WSJ report. We'll comment shortly."Thursday also saw what is th...
Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

Health
Throughout my career I've seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids to antioxidants and extracts. Recently, activated charcoal has been having a moment as a must-try natural remedy.Early on in my career I worked in a hospital, as well as a substance abuse rehabilitation center, so I am familiar with the medicinal use of activated charcoal. Similar to common charcoal for your grill, activated charcoal is typically made from peat, coal, wood, or coconut shells, treated in a way that makes it very porous, or "activated." It's used commonly in emergency rooms to treat poisoning and drug overdoses due to its ability to trap chemicals and prevent them from being absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood.Apparently some health enthusia...