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Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread

A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first time ever that all types of the virus have been targeted by the engineering …

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Trump’s impeachment trial under way

US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has opened in the Senate, with the formal charges being read out ahead of the swearing in of all 100 senators as jurors. The Senate’s sergeant at arms called the proceedings to order and seven lawmakers prosecuting the charges, led by Adam Schiff of …

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Russian government resigns after Putin’s state of the nation address

On Wednesday, a few hours after the conclusion of Putin’s annual state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that his government would resign, effective immediately. Putin has nominated Mikhail Mishustin, an almost unknown figure, to be Medvedev’s successor and has asked the current …

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Sex delays menopause, study finds

Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said Wednesday. On average, intimate relations at least once a week reduced the chances of entering menopause by 28 per cent compared to …

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Google to phase out third-party cookies

Google said on Tuesday that it plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in its popular web browser, Chrome, within the next two years. Chrome is the last major internet browser to discontinue cookies, which means that the end of the decades-old tracking technology is finally in sight. Chrome …

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