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Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

Science
Mario TamaA key finding in the latest IPCC climate report has been widely misinterpreted, according to scientists involved in the study. In the document, researchers wrote that greenhouse gases are projected to peak "at the latest before 2025".This implies that carbon could increase for another three years and the world could still avoid dangerous warming. But scientists say that's incorrect and that emissions need to fall immediately.Coral reefs mapped to tackle climate change threatCOP26 promises will hold warming under 2CHow Russia's war threatens Brazil's indigenous landThe IPCC's most recent report focused on how to limit or curtail emissions of the gases that are the root cause of warming.In their summary for policymakers, the scientists said it was still possible to avoid the most d...
TikTok tries to remove widely shared suicide clip

TikTok tries to remove widely shared suicide clip

Technology
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The widely cited ‘disconnect’ between Wall Street and Main Street suddenly appears less confounding

The widely cited ‘disconnect’ between Wall Street and Main Street suddenly appears less confounding

Finance
A "Now Hiring" sign advertising jobs at Lowe's is seen as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Homestead, Florida, U.S., April 17, 2020.Marco Bello | ReutersQuite unexpectedly and rather suddenly, investors have been given a reset, a reprieve, a chance at a fresh start. What should they do with it?The furious stock-market rally, already the best-ever over 50 trading days through Tuesday, on Friday pulled the S&P 500 just about even for the year. Including dividends, the index has made you money in 2020, after a 37% collapse, a global pandemic and in a still-constrained economy.With Friday's burst higher on a far better-than-expected May jobs report, traders rushed to grab more exposure to the recovery scenario, which meant selling Treasury bonds and buyin...
Drug drop-offs more widely available, but experts say more options needed

Drug drop-offs more widely available, but experts say more options needed

Health
April 26 (UPI) -- Communities around the United States offer drug drop-off days that help to temporarily reduce the temptation to use opioids. Some experts say providing year-round methods for people to get rid of medications would be more helpful in removing the pathway for addiction. "Studies suggest that most patients do not dispose of their unused opioids after surgery," Chad Brummett, director of pain research at Michigan Medicine, told UPI. "These pills can become a source for diversion and abuse by vulnerable populations, including children and young adults." One study showed only 28 percent of patients disposed of pills, usually by throwing them in the trash, taking them to a police station or flushing them down the toilet. Flushing pills can pollute drinking water. Yet some orga...