Study Finds 33 Percent Of Seafood Sold In Six DC Eateries Mislabeled

By Newsroom America Staff at 3:08 pm Eastern

Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled--although in most cases with species that are either closely related or considered acceptable alternatives for menu listing.

In A Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need To Be Revisited

1:09 pm Eastern | World

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the 'freedom of the mind' at risk have been proposed in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.read more »

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Malaria Sickening Thousands In US And Racking Up Millions In Healthcare Costs

11:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as a steady stream of travelers returns home with the dangerous mosquito-borne disease. read more »

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Starvation Looms For 20 Million People

9:01 am Eastern | World

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the Food and Agricultural Organization warned. read more »

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Snapchat & Instagram Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

24 Apr 17:10 | U.S. News

A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. read more »

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Study Finds Obesity As Top Cause Of Preventable Life-Years Lost

24 Apr 15:06 | SciTech

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.read more »

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In Experiments On Earth, Testing Possible Building Blocks Of Alien Life

24 Apr 13:01 | World

Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids--building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth--that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% In March

24 Apr 11:14 | Business

Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Cuba Needs New Laws And Stronger Action Targeting Human Trafficking: Expert

24 Apr 09:00 | World

A human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders. read more »

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BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion In Damage To Natural Resources, Scientists Find

21 Apr 17:15 | SciTech

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.read more »

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California Cities Dominate List Of Nation's Most Polluted Regions

21 Apr 15:18 | U.S. News

The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2017 report found California has the dubious distinction of being home to the majority of the Top 10 cities with ozone and particle pollution in the United States. read more »

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Antarctica's Biodiversity Is Under Threat

21 Apr 13:35 | World

A unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world.read more »

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Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth Through 2019

21 Apr 11:10 | Business

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.read more »

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Middle East Engulfed By 'Perfect Storm' That Threatens International Peace

21 Apr 09:06 | World

Reporting on the dire situation across the Middle East region, marked by the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, fractured societies, proliferation of non-State actors and unbelievable human suffering, an envoy reiterated the need for a surge in diplomacy for peace to ease the suffering of innocent civilians. read more »

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First Evidence For Higher State Of Consciousness Found

20 Apr 17:17 | SciTech

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.read more »

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Study Ranks Which Production Attributes Are Most Important To Consumers

20 Apr 15:09 | U.S. News

For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether the milk is organic, and so on.read more »

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Ocean Current Dumps Plastic In Remote Arctic Waters

20 Apr 13:08 | World

The Arctic Ocean is a dead-end for plastics floating in the North Atlantic, a new study reports. The study confirms that plastics are abundant and widespread in seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia, even though human populations - contributors of plastic waste - are low there.read more »

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Immigrant Backlash Not Impacting Hiring Of Job Candidates Born Outside The United States

20 Apr 11:03 | U.S. News

In the midst of ongoing debate around immigration, U.S. employers plan to reach beyond borders to help fill U.S. jobs. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a third of employers (33 percent) say they plan to hire immigrant workers in 2017, with 16 percent planning to do so in the second quarter.read more »

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Discovery Of More Mass Graves Reveal 'Unfolding Horror' In DR Congo

20 Apr 09:08 | World

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).read more »

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Social Networks An Ideal Stage For Narcissists To Showcase Themselves

19 Apr 17:30 | Entertainment

(Newsroom America) -- Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows.read more »

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More than Half of Americans Feel More Informed Due to Recent Political Events

19 Apr 15:10 | U.S. News

While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about current affairs than before the Presidential election, according to a new study.read more »

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Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing

19 Apr 13:04 | World

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.read more »

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Consumers Fear Technology Failures With Autonomous Vehicles

19 Apr 11:06 | U.S. News

With the exception of Gen Y, all other generational groups are becoming more skeptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study. read more »

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Recent Attack On Evacuated Civilians In Syria 'Likely A War Crime'

19 Apr 09:01 | World

The United Nations human rights office has expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying a weekend attack on a convoy near Aleppo likely amounts to a war crime and the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court.read more »

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Eye Expressions Offer A Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Emotion

18 Apr 17:18 | SciTech

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul.read more »

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Migration From Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape Cities Inland

18 Apr 15:21 | U.S. News

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of Georgia study predicts that this could happen again as a result of sea-level rise. read more »

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Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality With Discovery Of Giant Shipworm

18 Apr 13:13 | World

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species -- a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. read more »

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Spring Homebuying Season Kicks Off Strongly As Prices And Sales Propel Higher

18 Apr 11:10 | U.S. News

California's spring housing market posted a strong start to the year as existing home sales and median price registered healthy gains in March on both a monthly and annual basis, as did every major region in the state, the California Association of Realtors said.read more »

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Scale Of Civilians Fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'Staggering'

18 Apr 09:04 | World

Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”.read more »

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When It Comes To Your Profile Picture, Let A Stranger Do The Choosing

17 Apr 17:24 | Entertainment

When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study suggests.read more »

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Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age: Study

17 Apr 15:11 | Business

People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.read more »

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New Study Emphasizes The Relative Scarcity Of Lake Water

17 Apr 13:18 | World

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umea University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. read more »

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E-Commerce Fraud Increased 33 Percent In 2016

17 Apr 11:07 | U.S. News

Understanding where fraud takes place matters so businesses and consumers can be diligent in protecting themselves. Fraudsters continue to migrate their activities online as more merchants switch to EMV terminals and consumers receive chip-and-pin credit cards. read more »

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Famine Looms For Millions

17 Apr 09:02 | World

Senior United Nations officials have repeated mid-February's 'call to action' on behalf of some 20 million people across four countries that now face the risk of famine. read more »

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