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29/07/2022 ---- 04/08/2022
04.08.2022
THEME: TECHNOLOGY

Pig organs partially revived hour after death

An improvement for organs transplant? A study published on the scientific journal Nature shows that the technology called OrganEx was able to partially restore the functionality of pig organs an hour after death. This technology could help to preserve human organs for longer therefore allowing more peoples to receive transplant. Let’s hope that this is going to work soon!

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Kerala government on Monday confirmed the first fatality for monkeypox in India (a 22 year old man who died on July 30). At the same time a state of emergency has been declared in US Illinois, and cases continue to increase worldwide as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) already in May. It is worth to note that 98% of cases so far are among men who have sex with men, therefore mainly impactin gthe LGBT+ community.

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After the visit to Taiwan of White House Speaker Pelosi the chinese government announced military drills, which have now started. Military excercises are intended to show that the PLA (People Liberation Army) is capable of blockading the entire island and of resolving the Taiwan question through non-peaceful ways. While western news report the drills as mere excercises without evidence of such power, eastern journals present them more seriously as a "rehearsal of unification operation", suggesting that if such drills continue it will constitute a substantial blockage of Taiwan. The situation is supposed to not change for at least the next five days. Live-fire is expected across the Taiwan strait thorugh the eastern side of the island.

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China has suspended imports of several categories of food from Taiwan including fish and seafood, edible oils, citrus fruits and biscuits and cakes, hitting publicly listed companies such as instant noodle and soy sauce producer Ve Wong and Chi Mei, which makes frozen foods. China also announced fresh military drills near Taiwan.

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The famous trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp concluded positively for the interpreter of the famous captain Jack Sparrow. Further, Amber Heard bid for new trial with Johnny Depp has been rejected, making the verdict final. The star of "Aquaman" has been sentenced to pay defamation damages and trial expenses for a total amount of several millions dollars.

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It is well recognised nowadays that eating processed food can increase the risk of obesity, cancer, cardiovascular problems and diabetes. A recent study presented Monday 1st august at 2022 Alzheimer’s Association international Conference in San Diego shows that people who consumed more than 20% of daily calories from processed foods had a 28% faster decline in global cognition and a 25% faster decline in executive functioning compared to people who ate less than 20%. If you want to preserve your brain: start to cook your own food!

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Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan is being discussed since days. Not supported officially by the White House, her visit could be sparkling further tensions with China over Taiwan. The situation is not promising as Chinese and Russian journals already describe this visit as an unacceptable provocation. Will the governments of US, China, and Russia understand that a peaceful interaction is the only one acceptable in 2022? Let's hope so, to be verified in the next few months.

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01.08.2022
THEME: ECONOMY

EU braces for the upcoming energy crisis

European nations prepare for the likely upcoming energy crisis. Some nations are approving the extraction of resources from owned land, so far avoided for environmental reasons. Those (like Switzelrand) who are entirely dependent on the neighboring nations are working to secure purchase deals and have contingency plans in case the supply does not meet the demand. Overall, all nations are preparing themselves to face scarcity of gas supplies.

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01.08.2022
THEME: WORLD

Grain crisis has been averted

Russia and Ukarine have reached the very first agreement from the beginning of the conflict. After the signature in Instanbul, the first Ukrainian ship has finally left its port towards the black sea. Grain export is resuming, famine for millions people has been averted.

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