Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing: UN

The top UN human rights official has denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to militia attacks carried out last month.

The biggest ever "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of New Jersey

The man-made problem is an environmental disaster and an economic threat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday that this year’s “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest ever measured.

Chimpanzees are first animal shown to develop telltale markers of Alzheimer's disease

Analysis of chimp brains reveals protein plaques and tangles that signal brain disease in humans, but whether the animals can develop dementia is unclear.

Fast radio bursts may be dark matter 'stars' hitting black holes

Dark matter hitting black holes could be the source of some fast radio bursts – mysterious blasts of radio waves that come from billions of light years away, first detected 10 years ago.

'13 Reasons Why': Suicide-Related Searches Spike After Show's Premiere

Internet searches about suicide — including phrases such as "how to kill yourself" — increased in the weeks following the release of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," a new study finds.

Papayas from Mexico recalled by the FDA after salmonella outbreak

At least one person has died and 12 people have so far been hospitalized, due to illness from consuming the Mexico-imported fruit.

How Two Bodies Stayed Mummified for 75 Years in a Swiss Glacier

Last week, during a routine inspection tour, a ski-lift technician for the Swiss adventure resort Glacier 3000 found what he thought was a collection of black rocks near the Tsanfleuron glacier in the western Bernese Alps, reported The New York Times. Upon close inspection, though, he discovered that the rocks were, in fact, mummified bodies.

China launches world's largest floating solar farm

Most of the Earth's surface area is covered in water, so it makes sense to utilize that area to collect energy. Offshore wind turbines are already operating in both shallow and deep seas around the world, but so far a similar concept has not been extensively applied to solar energy collection.

Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

Google has today awarded €706,000 ($800,000) to the UK’s Press Association to develop robot reporters that can crank out 30,000 articles a month for local newspapers and bloggers.

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