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Nobel Laureates Challenge Greenpeace Anti-GMO Campaign

Washington, D.C. More than 100 Nobel Prize winners are calling on Greenpeace and other environmental activist groups to cease their opposition to genetically modified foods, saying they pose no danger to health and can even be beneficial. Photo:International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)/Flickr. The Nobel laureates say Greenpeace and its allies “should re-examine the experience of […]

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Stephen Burlingham, Artist with Purpose: Kids with Cancer

New York, N.Y. Cancer. The Big C. The word that terrifies a human being into their very core, at any age. What about our youth that has cancer? As horrible as it is to ever hear someone has cancer, it is made so much worse when that person is young. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend acknowledged […]

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July 4th: Remember Those Veterans Who Battle Invisible Wounds

Nesconset, N.Y. For many, July 4th is a reminder that we are a free country and it is celebrated with fireworks. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the annual amount spent on those fireworks in the country is over $480 million. While many people are celebrating their freedom, they may not be aware […]

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Promising Vaccines Developed Against Zika Virus

Geneva, Switzerland. In February, the World Health Organization declared the Zika epidemic a global public health emergency. Since then, drugmakers have been working to create vaccines that could protect against it. Photo: NIH Image Gallery/Flickr Two have proven extremely effective in mouse experiments. One of the drugs is a so-called DNA vaccine, engineered from a […]

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Rights Expert Praises Media to Shine Light on Homeless in San Francisco

New York, N.Y. The United Nations human rights expert on housing today commended a large media initiative in the US city of San Francisco aimed at bringing the issue of homelessness to the forefront of discussions and encourage civil engagement. U.N. Photo: Mark Garten “The portrayal of homeless people in the media has a significant […]

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2016 Games Face Greater Challenges than Zika, Says Olympic C.E.O.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mosquito-borne Zika virus “won’t be a problem” in Rio de Janiero during the summer Olympic Games, according to Olympic Committee C.E.O. Sidney Levy.                                                   Photo:Rodrigo Soldon/Flickr  […]

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U.N. Allocates $13 million to Help People in North-Eastern Nigeria

New York, N.Y. The top United Nations relief official today released $13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses – known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have just become accessible.             […]

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Bank of America Supports ‘Orlando Victims’

Charlotte, N.C. This week outside the Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the bank chose to fly a rainbow flag in honor of those being mourned from the Orlando shooting. Bank of America took to Twitter to honor the victims as well. Bank of America is one of many U.S. companies honoring victims of the  shooting in Orlando, […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

U.N. Chief Signs Condolence Book For Victims of Turkish Terrorism Attack

Nobel Laureates Challenge Greenpeace Anti-GMO Campaign

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Stephen Burlingham, Artist with Purpose: Kids with Cancer

Captivating Animal Sculptures Illustrate Tragedy of Ocean Pollution