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El Salvador woman cleared over baby's death says 'justice was done'
Evelyn Hernández, who has been acquitted of killing her baby, hopes her case will set a precedent.
Media captionEvelyn Hernández thanked her mother after being cleared A 21-year-old woman acquitted of the aggravated murder of her baby in El Salvador has called on her supporters to fight for others like her. A judge said there was no evidence that Evelyn … [+4954 chars]
El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby's death
Evelyn Hernández's murder retrial has shocked El Salvador and galvanised women's rights groups.
Media caption"I miscarried now I'm serving a 30 year sentence" A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, sayin… [+4640 chars]
We need to get 3G everywhere before we start looking at 5G
North America is a big place and much of it has no service at all. How will 5G in New York or Chicago help? I played a delivery boy this past weekend. A friend had an accident that left his foot in a big clunky cast and he needed some of his produce delivered…
I played a delivery boy this past weekend. A friend had an accident that left his foot in a big clunky cast and he needed some of his produce delivered to Winchester, Kentucky. Life can be hard if you're running a small farm. Since I've never been one to shy … [+2773 chars]
Drones and facial recognition could help keep cows healthy - CNET
Monitoring the health of small-herd cattle is a big job, but automated drones might just be a farmer's new best friend.
When I picture drone-filled scenes of daily life in our not-so-distant future, my mind drifts to ultra-modern city centers and modern suburbs with autonomous delivery. I don't think about farms. At least I didn't until I visited one research project at the Un… [+10407 chars]
It’s Time for a C-Level Role Dedicated to Reskilling Workers
Who’s in charge of preparing your workforce for the future?
Although corporate leaders have talked about skills gaps for years, the spread of automation and artificial intelligence is prompting some of the biggest companies including Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Walmart, and AT&T, to name just a few to take action… [+8689 chars]
Medicine delivered by drone to Salt Spring Island in Canadian first | News - Daily Hive
Medicine delivered by drone to Salt Spring Island in Canadian first | News Daily Hive Drone carries meds from Vancouver Island to Salt Spring Island in historic flight Vancouver Sun Historic drone flight delivers prescription drugs to the Gulf Islands CTV New…
Canadas first-ever Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flight successfully carried pharmaceuticals via drone from a London Drugs pharmacy to Salt Spring Island this month. The six-kilometre, 11-minute trial flight, took place on August 19, and included deliv… [+1715 chars]
How I Came to View the American Flag as a Threat
As the four of us pedaled along the Monongahela River and through McKeesport, Pa. — a sleepy steel town 11.9 miles from downtown Pittsburgh — I interrupted our debate about Ghostface’s place in America’s literary canon to remind our friends of what to expect …
As the four of us pedaled along the Monongahela River and through McKeesport, Pa. — a sleepy steel town 11.9 miles from downtown Pittsburgh — I interrupted our debate about Ghostface’s place in America’s literary canon to remind our friends of what to expect … [+9580 chars]
You can buy tiny houses on Amazon and Facebook now. That doesn’t mean you should
Tiny home expert John Kernohan got scammed after buying a home kit on Facebook. Here are his tips for avoiding the same fate. You can’t always trust what you see online. Earlier this year, tiny house guru John Kernohan learned this the hard way when he decide…
You can’t always trust what you see online. Earlier this year, tiny house guru John Kernohan learned this the hard way when he decided to buy a dome-shaped tiny home off Facebook’s online marketplace. After looking at the company’s website and seeing there we… [+6461 chars]
Mavericks no more, measles relief, chile delays: News from around our 50 states
Dierks Bentley fined after Colo. concertgoers report fishing violation, sad piece of Maine history resurfaces in ‘It: Chapter Two,’ and more
Alabama Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser) Montgomery: Gov. Kay Ivey says she should not have worn blackface in a college skit decades ago, but she does not plan to resign over something that happened so long in the past. In her firs… [+42139 chars]
Rocket’s last blast, Alaska drought, million-dollar ham: News from around our 50 states
8-year-old injured by mountain lion in Colorado, Maine city infested by rats, and more
Alabama Huntsville: A Japanese automotive supplier plans to build a more than $60 million plant that will hire about 200 people. A statement from the governors office said Vuteq USA will produce parts for the Mazda-Toyota assembly plant being built in Limest… [+44549 chars]
Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states
DMX helps Maine family with back-to-school purchases, underwater ‘people-quarium’ to close in Oregon bay, and more
Alabama Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser) Montgomery: Two new books have been published to coincide with the states bicentennial celebration. The Montgomery-based NewSouth Books has joined with Alabama Heritage mag… [+42147 chars]
Jonathan Ledgard Believes Imagination Could Save the World
His strategies for a more equitable, sustainable future range from practical and humanitarian to fanciful and abstract, Ben Taub writes.
In a clearing in rural Somalia, a jihadi commander sat in a white plastic chair, stroking a dik-dik, an antelope the size of a cat. His men escorted two British journalists into the clearing and sat them under an acacia tree. The commander, who had offered sa… [+46637 chars]
Uranium Contaminates Water Across California's Central Valley
As many as one in four San Joaquin Valley families with private wells are unknowingly drinking dangerous amounts of uranium.
At particular risk are the San Joaquin Valley families who rely on private wells; as many as one out of every four of them are unknowingly drinking dangerous amounts of uranium, researchers determined this year and last. Government authorities say long-term e… [+11673 chars]
Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain's blood vessels
MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain.
MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain. In the future, this robotic thread may be paired with existing endovascular t… [+7182 chars]
Filthy surgical instruments: the hidden threat in America's operating rooms
How dirty medical devices expose patients to infection
It seemed simple enough at the time. In 2009, John Harrison, a 63year-old oil industry sales manager in Mission, Texas, had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, a routine procedure that usually requires at most a single nights stay in the… [+26593 chars]
There's a CVS Boycott Brewing Over Mail-Order Birth Control
Recent changes made by CVS Caremark could result in people having fewer options for birth control delivery.
On Thursday, after birth-control delivery service Pill Club went public with its battle over reimbursement rates with pharmacy company CVS Caremark, the hashtags #CVSDeniesCare and #BoycottCVS started trending on Twitter. Pill Club alleges that, as of early J… [+7465 chars]
Inside Huawei: From a European village in China to a live smartphone factory
They weren’t letting cars in anymore — we’d have to take the crowded train, get off at the next station, and make our way to the hired driver. This was the greeting I received when I stepped off my flight in Hong Kong on a Monday night, as a fourth day of pro…
They weren’t letting cars in anymore — we’d have to take the crowded train, get off at the next station, and make our way to the hired driver. This was the greeting I received when I stepped off my flight in Hong Kong on a Monday night, as a fourth day of pro… [+28295 chars]
Climate Migrants within the U.S. Will Need a Strong Health System
We must ensure continuity of care for Americans who will be displaced from agricultural regions and coastal cities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Rachel Carson, speaking to the class of 1962 at Scripps College, said, “Your generation must come to terms with the environment. Your generation must face realities instead of taking refuge in ignorance and evasion of truth. Yours is a grave and a sobering re… [+5378 chars]
A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis
Researchers have tested a mobile digital tool that can help tuberculosis patients comply with their treatment programs.
For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers in Kenya, in collaboration with the digital health company Keheala, shows that a digital program used on mobi… [+5404 chars]
China’s two-child policy linked to 5 million extra babies in 18 months
A Chinese government policy allowing all couples to have two children led to an additional 5.4 million births in the first 18 months after it took effect
By Donna Lu China’s population growth has been stagnating Description:Visual China Group via Getty Images A Chinese government policy allowing all couples to have two children led to an additional 5.4 million births in the first 18 months after it took eff… [+2142 chars]