Istanbul police have busted a criminal gang specialized in cloning credit cards of restaurant customers and that has so far made 3 million Turkish Liras ($730,000).
Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised today as the world's oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905 — just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity — received a certificate from Guinness World Records at home on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
No, this not a phrase made up just for the sake of a catchy title! This must have been the perception of the plant Borago officinalis in 16th and 17th century England. In his colossal work Herball-Generall Historie of Plantes, first published in 1597, English botanist and herbalist John Gerard wrote:
Swarms of locusts are plaguing the western part of Lesvos and are posing a threat to crops in Sigri, Mesotopo, Hidira and upland areas around Eressos, according to local reports on Wednesday.
Experts said locusts have always troubled the island but this year the phenomenon has intensified due to high temperatures and humidity.
If the anti-vaccination trend gains pace, this may produce serious consequences, including an epidemic, warns Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan, a member of the immunization advisory board of the Health Ministry.
Human activity has driven animals and plants into decline in every region of the world, putting our own well-being at risk by over-harvesting and polluting, a comprehensive species survey warned on March 23.
The number of families in Turkey who say they are against vaccination rose to 23,000 in 2017, up from just 183 in 2011, according to the head of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
A large-scale study involving Bulgarian scientists could influence the cancer treatment process. An international team of scientists from Bulgaria, Germany and the United States unveils the dynamics of 70 key proteins involved in the DNA repair. This provides a platform for fundamental research of the process and effect of anticancer drugs.
Global warming could place 25 to 50 percent of species in the Amazon, Madagascar and other bio-diverse areas at risk of localized extinction within decades, a report has said.