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When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited—as little as tens of minutes, and the experience can be extremely painful at best.

A pair of MIT engineering professors developed a simple treatment based on animals that live in cold waters that can improve the survival time for a conventional wetsuit by a factor of three.

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The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel were gathering Tuesday to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices.

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Fierce fighting raged outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.

The United Arab Emirates-backed Amaleqa brigades, supported by airstrikes and naval shelling from the Saudi-led coalition, have been trying to storm the southern and western parts of the airport, the officials said.

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New Delhi officials ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that cloaked the city in smog and dust.

The government’s Central Pollution Control Board rated the city’s air quality on June 15 as “severe”—the worst possible category—for the fourth day in a row.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again. But the crisis shaking the new administration has come from within Ms. Merkel’s own conservative family, as her interior minister has pushed for Germany to turn back unilaterally some migrants at its border

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Teenage girls who binge drink regularly could fail to reach peak bone mass, according to a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit

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According to a new paper by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication that was published in the journal Science, there is a quantifiable answer: roughly 25 percent of people need to take a stand before large-scale social change occurs. This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.

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Nearly 50 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not attending school because of war, poverty and other factors, according to a new report.

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The Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports on Friday, instantly escalating a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

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The number of Americans who have “absolute certainty” in their belief in God has declined in recent years, according to previous research by the Pew Research Center. In addition, it found that those who have doubts of God’s existence or do not believe in a higher power at all is increasing.

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Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of diabetes and other health problems.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized “selfish, short-sighted” policies during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc on June 10.

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California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported.

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Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

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Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said there is no way to know when Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open.

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Austria’s government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of religious groups.

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A daily dose of a simple household item could help combat Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis—and improve overall well-being.

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One out of every five deaths among U.S. adults ages 24-35 is related to opioids, according to a study led by researchers in Toronto, Canada.

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Africa’s last male northern white rhino died in March. There’s been a 50% decline in many fish populations since 1970. Only 1% of North America’s ash trees will survive the emerald ash borer beetle. What does this all mean for us?

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After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide May 29 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.

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Rhetoric that evokes moral values on Twitter may signal whether a protest will turn violent, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC). The study was published on May 23 in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

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Children who take a 15-minute break from daily routines to exercise experience better health, according to new research by experts from UK universities Stirling and Edinburgh.

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