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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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Pollution and urbanization are impacting the atmospheric chemistry of the rainforest — ScienceDaily

How do you measure a chemical compound that lasts for less than a second in the atmosphere? That’s the question atmospheric chemists have been trying to answer for decades. The compound: hydroxyl radicals — also known as OH radicals. These oxidizing chemicals are vital to the atmosphere’s delicate chemical balance, acting as natural air scrubbers […]

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Tesla to pause production of Model 3

Tesla will pause production of its Model 3 electric car for “planned downtime,” a Tesla spokesman confirmed to CBS News. The company said it is planned downtime, but the Model 3 has been famously plagued by production problems. A Tesla spokesperson said the downtime is similar to a shutdown in February, which was “used to […]

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Evidence mounts for Alzheimer’s, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities — ScienceDaily

A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities. Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas said her group studied 203 autopsies of Mexico City residents ranging in age from 11 months to 40 years. Metropolitan Mexico City […]

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Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections — ScienceDaily

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research. Increases in PM2.5 levels also led to increased doctor visits for these lung […]

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