Group of 8 to Exclude Russia

Group of 8 to Exclude Russia

The allied leaders of the largest economies in the West, along with American President Barack Obama, agreed today to exclude Russian President Putin from the Group of 8. This temporarily ends Russia’s involvement in 15 years of this forum that has promoted diplomacy between the countries. After a small, private meeting which lasted several hours, […]

Tuberculosis: Estimate of Childhood Cases Double What Previously Thought

Tuberculosis: Estimate of Childhood Cases Double What Previously Thought

A new study from the Harvard Medical School and affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital concludes that the current World Health Organization (WHO) estimate of childhood cases of tuberculosis are likely half of what actual numbers are. Conventional TB tests, already not easily available enough in many of the regions where TB is a real issue, […]

DNA Mugshots Possible

DNA Mugshots Possible

A study published on March 20, 2014 reports on the possibility of computers to accurately create virtual mugshots of an individual based solely on that person’s DNA. Several scientists from around the world, the majority of them from Belgium and the U.S.A., have studied facial features based on the aspects of ancestry, gender and individual […]