Earth & Conservation

A Breathalyzer Could Revolutionize How We Fight Malaria

Plus, Kenya retaliates against Shabab militants, a new super plant for doomsday, closing arguments in the Tsarnaev trial, the world reacts to a possible Iran nuclear deal, and more

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a new way to diagnose malaria as early as possible, using a breathalyzer-like device. Currently, over half a million people die each year from malaria, mostly young children in Africa.
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Closing arguments began today in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the men involved in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 200 people. Tsarnaev is facing 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property. The sentencing portion of the trial could begin as early as next week.
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Turkish authorities ordered that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and over 150 other social media sites be blocked across the country during an armed hostage siege at an Istanbul court house.
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A new superfood is gaining popularity among health food-enthusiasts and doomsday survivalists. Moringa (Moringa Oleifera), grows in hot, tropical climates, is rich in protein, and grows quite quickly.
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Kenya's military bombed two training camps in Somalia that have been used by the Shabab terrorist organization in Somalia. It was the government's first response to the group's attack on Garissa University, which killed 147 people last week.
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Over the weekend, President Obama called a potential nuclear agreement with Iran a "once in a lifetime opportunity". Although Israeli Prime Minister said the deal could grant Iran "a free path to the bomb", President Obama stated that Israel's security is inherent to the tentative agreement. On April 14, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on a bill that would require the president to get congressional approval on any nuclear deal.
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