Report shows one quarter of all tweets about climate change are produced by bots

A study to be published soon by Brown University has found that Twitter bots have had a “substantial impact” in amplifying the messages of climate denialists. The researchers found about 25% of all tweets regarding the climate crisis came from bots with a large margin expressing an skeptical view as to its legitimacy. The study […]

At least 9 dead in Turkey after magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes northwest Iran

Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said. Three of those killed were children and 37 Turkish people were injured, including nine critically, Turkey’s health ministry said. The […]

Colts unsure if Adam Vinatieri will return

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri struggled through the worst season of his career last year, and it’s unclear if the 47-year-old will return in 2020. Vinatieri is a free agent, and Colts owner Jim Irsay said he isn’t sure if Vinatieri has played his last game as a Colt. “I don’t know. I know he’s rehabbing […]

Grieving woman who lost parents and sister writes to prisoner and gets engaged

A woman who lost her parents and sibling within five years became depressed and wanted a way to deal with the painful loneliness. Laura Belmar, from New York, began writing to a ‘lonely’ prisoner after a friend suggested the idea. The 30-year-old, who works as a customer service manager, had become suicidal after losing her […]

Italy’s UniCredit says Mustier to stay on as CEO

Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit (CRDI.MI) said on Monday boss Jean Pierre Mustier had confirmed he would remain in his role, after a source said that the French banker had ruled himself out for the top job at rival HSBC (HSBA.L). UniCredit shares came under pressure last week after media reports that said Mustier, 59, was […]

MIT researchers use artificial intelligence to identify powerful new antibiotic

Researchers at MIT are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create powerful new drugs capable of killing disease-causing bacteria, some of which are resistant to all known types of antibiotics. Only a small number of new antibiotics have been developed over the past few decades due to the cost and time associated with screening […]

Lockdowns to curb coronavirus epidemic lead to a rise in mental health issues

Zhang Meng, a college student from Changchun, in China’s eastern Jilin province, was concerned that her sudden weight loss was related to fear and anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country. So she called a hotline offering mental health assistance. “The doctor patiently answered my questions and gave me some useful suggestions,” Zhang said. […]