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Duncan Smith said the breakdown of marriage had led to the fracturing of society, as well as addiction, crime and lost productivity and tax revenues that, in all, cost Britain around 100 pounds billion a year.
He accused Labour of undermining family life during their time in government ...
Spanish women were found to be the most likely to 'make the first move' with a man, according to Badoo.com, which studied 'flirtation behaviour' based on 90 million romantic contacts made on its site in a month.
The analysis resulted in the 'World Flirtation League', which ranked 20 countries by the number of contacts with a man initiated ...
A medical test showed that He Xiao Bao was suffering from premature sexual development and his mother, Chen Yan Ping said she suspected the milk powder caused the conditions, reports Sin Chew Daily.
Chen alerted the milk powder supplier to investigate the matter but the company denied any responsibility, reports the Star Online.
Yan Ping has then lodged ...
C and EN Associate Editor Lauren K. Wolf notes that consumer demand for life-like avatars and interactive scenery has pushed computer firms to develop inexpensive yet sophisticated graphics hardware called graphics processing units, or GPUs.
The graphical units work in conjunction with traditional central processing units ...
For well over a century, asbestos was hailed as a miracle mineral. It was fireproof, an excellent electrical insulator and resistant to acids and other chemicals. It was woven into fireproof cloth, used in pipe insulation, mixed into concrete and included into heat-resistant clothing and equipment.
Asbestos was prevalent in the ship-making, construction, refining and steel industries, and in the military it was used as insulation in electrical wiring, ships and planes. In 1939, the U.S. Navy required its use in all constructed naval vessels, generating the use of almost 300 different asbestos-containing products in ship-building alone.
By the 1980’s the toxic effects of asbestos were well known and asbestos was banned from use. However, asbestosis’ legacy continues, as many asbestos-related diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities, take decades to develop and show symptoms.
Now, the military refuses to provide statistics regarding how many veterans have died from asbestos-related diseases, although some sources say 26% of mesothelioma patients are former military that worked around asbestos manufactured products. What’s even more disappointing is that Washington is cutting back benefits for mesothelioma patients.
Asbestos is a silent killer that still poses a threat today, as it remains prevalent in older homes and materials, such as vinyl floor tiles from the 50’s and 60’s. Asbestos is most dangerous when it is disturbed, as it releases toxic fibers when it breaks or crumbles. The fibers can be easily inhaled and can cause pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs.