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Democracy in danger: the BJP government uses Pegasus spyware for illegal surveillance

by An_Indian

The Indian government has been spying on its political rivals and other critics – including activists, lawyers, and journalists – using some of the world’s most advanced spyware.

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Climate change: as mountain regions warm, hydroelectric power plants may be vulnerable

by Sanjana_18

Tragically, more than 200 people are believed to have lost their lives, many of them construction workers at the Tapovan hydropower plant.

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Zantac unlikely to turn into cancer-causing chemical in the body, but concerns remain about how drugs age on the shelf

by Sanjana_18

FDA has found excessive amounts of NDMA in several drugs for hypertension, diabetes and heartburn.

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Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

by Sanjana_18

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a global scale, new research shows.

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The judicial murder of Stan Swamy

by An_Indian

India is the only country in the world that locks up its grandfathers on charges of terrorism. The government must be held accountable for his death.

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Who’s being allowed to leave Australia during COVID? FOI data show it is murky and arbitrary

by Sanjana_18

People who usually live overseas (as well as New Zealanders who ordinarily live here), aircraft crew or maintenance staff, freight workers, those who have “essential work at an offshore facility in Australian waters”, those travelling on official government business, and those travelling directly to New Zealand don't need permission

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Fungal infections worldwide are becoming resistant to drugs and more deadly

by Sanjana_18

Research data shows that risk factors include recent surgery, diabetes and broad-spectrum antibiotic and antifungal use. People who are immuno-compromised are at greater risk than those with healthy immune systems.

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Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution – 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated

by Sanjana_18

COVAX’s goal – for lower-income countries to “receive enough doses to vaccinate up to 20% of their population” – would not get COVID-19 transmission under control in those places.

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Schools must act carefully on students’ off-campus speech, Supreme Court rules

by Sanjana_18

School districts and officials were anxious for guidance about the extent to which they can police social media speech by their students, especially with heightened concern about cyberbullying and threats of school shootings.

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The behind-the-scenes people and organizations connecting science and decision-making

by Sanjana_18

Sometimes individuals or organizations naturally broker information between scientists and policymakers, even though it may not be a stated part of their job.