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UV light can kill airborne flu virus, study finds

UV light can kill airborne flu virus, study finds

Science
Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Experiments prove low doses of far ultraviolet C light, or far-UVC light, can wipe out airborne flu virus without harming humans.Researchers at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center suggest far-UVC lamps should be installed in hospitals, doctors offices, schools, airports and other public places.Currently, ultraviolet light is used to decontaminate surgical equipment, but the light isn't safe for human exposure."Unfortunately, conventional germicidal UV light... can lead to skin cancer and cataracts, which prevents its use in public spaces," David J. Brenner, a professor of radiation biophysics and director of the Center for Radiological Research at CUIMC, said in a news release.Traditional UV lamps feature a broad spectrum of light wavelengths between 200 to 400 na...
Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

Entertainment
The incident occurred while filming the first instalment of the Quentin Tarantino-directed action franchise more than 15 years ago.But the clip has only just been released after Thurman managed to convince Tarantino to pass the footage onto her.It was posted on the actress’ Instagram feed yesterday, showing her travelling down a narrow dirt road in Mexico in a rickety old car, said to be a convertible Karmann Ghia.Thurman appears to lose control of the vehicle in the sand, as it slides off the road and hits a tree.INSTAGRAMSPIN OUT: Uma Thurman accused Harvey Weinstein of covering up her Kill Bill car crashShe is seen holding the side of her head before slumping backwards motionless then breathing heavily and rolling her head as a crew member reaches into the car and checks her pulse.Speak
Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

World
Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond with "brute force" after talks with security officials.No group has yet claimed the attack, but militants affiliated with so-called Islamic State (IS) have been responsible for scores of deadly attacks in the province.They usually target security forces and Christian churches, and the bloody attack on a mosque associated with Sufi Muslims has shocked Egypt.What happened?Witnesses said dozens of gunmen arrived in off-road...
Former U.S. Marine admits attack, says he didn't mean to kill Japanese woman

Former U.S. Marine admits attack, says he didn't mean to kill Japanese woman

World
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Marine Kenneth Franklin Shinzato on Thursday said he attacked and tried to rape a 20-year-old Japanese woman in Okinawa prefecture but did not intend to kill her.He made the admission on the first day of his murder and rape trial in Naha District Court.Shinzato said he planned to knock out Rina Shimabukuro, 20, on April 28, 2016, with a stick and then rape her after he saw her walking in Uruma. He said he panicked when she didn't completely lose consciousness so he took her to a nearby grass field. She was found strangled and stabbed several times, prosecutors said.Prosecutors said Shimabukuro's death was premeditated, though, because Shinzato took with him a large suitcase to dispose of her body. After her death, he allegedly put her in the suitcase, took it t...
Heatwaves can kill you 27 different ways

Heatwaves can kill you 27 different ways

Health
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- As global temperatures continue to rise and heatwaves become more common, scientists are working to better understand the impacts on human health.According to a study published this week, the threats posed by heatwaves are surprisingly diverse. In fact, heatwaves can kill humans 27 different ways. Researchers detailed the different fatal mechanisms in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes."We know of many case examples when people have died as a result of heatwaves," lead author Camilo Mora, researcher the University of Hawaii at Manoa, said in a news release. "However, why people died is a question whose answer is scattered."Mora and his colleagues identified five physiological mechanisms affected by extreme heat. They determined those five mechanism...