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U.K. lawmakers demand Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before committee

LONDON — The U.K. parliament’s media committee demanded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before the panel after lawmakers said a senior executive who testified Thursday failed to fully answer their questions about the data protection scandal that has engulfed the company. Committee members didn’t hide their frustration with Facebook’s chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, who was […]

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Hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health — ScienceDaily

People living near oil and gas facilities along Colorado’s Northern Front Range may be exposed to hazardous air pollutants, including carcinogens like benzene, that could pose health risks above levels deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, Boulder County Public Health, CU Boulder, the […]

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Who is Aleksandr Kogan? – CBS News

Last Updated Apr 22, 2018 11:24 PM EDT Aleksandr Kogan — who spoke to “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday — is the app developer at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal. The social media giant announced last month that it was suspending the University of Cambridge lecturer for violating its policies […]

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Wildfire smoke associated with more ER visits for heart, stroke ailments among seniors — ScienceDaily

Smoke from wildfires may send people — particularly seniors — to hospital emergency rooms (ERs) with heart, stroke-related complaints, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Previous studies have shown that wildfire smoke exacerbates respiratory conditions but yielded inconsistent […]

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Bacterium discovered in New Jersey wetland has surprising ability to degrade metal pollutants without using oxygen — ScienceDaily

Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers. Now, a bacterium discovered by Princeton researchers in a New Jersey swamp may offer a more efficient […]

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