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Russia medics fear nuclear blast contamination

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irradiated victims of a Russian weapons test were taken to civilian hospitals (archive pic) Russian medics who treated radiation victims after a military explosion in the Arctic had no protection and now fear they were irradiated themselves.Two of the medics in Arkhangelsk spoke to BBC Russian about the victims'…

Health Insurers Set to Expand Offerings Under the ACA

Insurers are expanding their Affordable Care Act plan offerings for next year, with the once-troubled business now generating profits, even as the overall individual-insurance market has shrunk.Oscar Insurance Corp. is the latest to announce its expected growth for 2020, adding six new states, including Pennsylvania and Georgia, to its current roster of nine. Insurers including…

Divers Visited the Titanic’s Wreck for the First Time in over a Decade. Here’s Why They Were Shocked by the Ship’s Condition

New footage detailing the condition of the Titanic has scientists speculating that the shipwreck will have disintegrated entirely within the next 30 years. An expedition team led by Caladan Oceanic CEO and deep-sea explorer Victor Vescovo recently dove to the wreck in the five times over the course of eight days, sourcing the most up-to-date…

Bernie Sanders Releases $16 Trillion Climate Plan That Declares Issue a National Emergency

(PARADISE, Calif.) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan Thursday that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency. While the Vermont senator had already endorsed the sweeping Democratic…

Amazon fires: How bad have they got?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade.The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas as well as Mato Grosso do Sul have been particularly badly affected.However, images purported to be of the fires - including some shared under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonas -…

Polypill prevents third of heart problems

Image copyright Getty Images A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers - in Iran and the UK - said the pill had a huge…

HP CEO Dion Weisler Stepping Down

HP Inc. HPQ -0.16% Chief Executive Dion Weisler is stepping down as the leader of one of the world’s largest PC makers later this year for family health reasons. Mr. Weisler, who took over as HP’s CEO in 2015, will be succeeded by Enrique Lores, the head of the company’s imaging, printing and solutions business,…