Slug mucus used to create super-strong glue that stops internal bleeding

Slug mucus used to create super-strong glue that stops internal bleeding

Sticky slug mucus has been used to create a glue that can stop internal bleeding by binding biological tissues—even when theyre wet. The adhesive has been tested on a range of tissues, including a pigs beating heart, and was found to be safe and effective at sealing wounds—potentially paving the way for better way to seal wounds after surgeries on humans. Jul 28, 2017
Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea

Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea

Britains Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on July 27 that sailing through the Straits of Malacca would be one of the carrierss first missions, and that all parties should respect freedom of navigation and international law. Jul 28, 2017
North Korea ramps up nuclear threat despite 64 years of peace after Korean War

North Korea ramps up nuclear threat despite 64 years of peace after Korean War

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when 135,000 North Korean soldiers poured across the 38th parallel into South Korea. The U.S. ordered troops to aid South Korea, while China later sent troops to North Korea. On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with an armistice agreement signed by North Korea, China and the UN. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the Korean War. Jul 28, 2017
Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world. The billionaire bumped Bill Gates after a 1.3 percent pop in the shares of Amazon.com. Forbes estimates the wealth of Bezos at about $90.6 billion, compared with $90 billion for Gates. Jul 28, 2017
Dont drink in Mexico: U.S. warns travellers of tainted alcohol causing sickness and blackouts

Dont drink in Mexico: U.S. warns travellers of tainted alcohol causing sickness and blackouts

The U.S. State Department is warning travelers going to Mexico about drinking possibly tainted or counterfeit alcohol, which causes drinkers to feel sick and pass out. The travel alert advises tourists to consume alcohol in moderation, and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill. This comes on the heels of 20-year-old tourist Abbey Conners death in January. Conner was found unresponsive along with her brother in the pool of Paradiso del Mar, a popular all-inclusive hotel. Her brother survived after suffering a severe concussion, but Abbey never woke from the coma. This prompted Conners family to question the quality of the alcohol being served at the hotel. Nolan Webster, 22, was also found unresponsive in a hotel pool after going to Cancun for vacation in 2007. The hotel official said Webster was excessively drunk, though numerous eyewitnesses on scene claimed Webster did not appear to be intoxicated. Dozens of other people also claim theyve gotten sick after drinking limited amounts of alcohol at resorts, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. The travel warning states that people who become sick should immediately contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico. Jul 28, 2017
US Senate votes for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea despite Trumps objection

US Senate votes for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea despite Trumps objection

Despite President Donald Trump and the White Houses objection, the US Senate on Thursday (27 July) passed a legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. The bill has been sent for the approval of Trump, who can exercise his right to veto. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will review the sanctions but did not reveal what action he is likely to take. If signed by Trump, the sanctions will anger Russia, which has already threatened to retaliate. Jul 28, 2017
UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Thursday (July 27) called on China to use its influence over North Korea to stem the threat of the regime and amp;#39;s nuclear and missile programs. Fallon was speaking to media in Sydney after the Australian United Kingdom Ministerial Consultation (AUKMin), where he was joined by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne, all of whom spoke about the need to stick to a rules-based international order currently under strain. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the U.N. Security Council has ratcheted up measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and two long-range missile launches. Jul 27, 2017