EU citizens may sue countries for health-damaging dirty air, top court adviser says

The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a small-particle haze which hangs above the skyline in Paris, France, December 9, 2016 as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 5 (Reuters) – Citizens in European Union countries may … Read more

Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first Black and out LGBTQ person in the role

Jean-Pierre currently serves as the White House’s principal deputy press secretary. “Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people,” Biden said in a statement, adding that … Read more

Israel accepts Putin apology over Hitler comments

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday that he’d accepted an apology from Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Kremlin’s contention that Adolf Hitler had had “Jewish origins.” Bennett’s office said the apology took place during a phone call Thursday, in which the two leaders also discussed the further evacuation of civilians trapped in Mariupol’s … Read more

Bye, bye, biopsy? Handheld device could painl

image: A handheld device being developed at Stevens Institute of Technology can scan skin and detect different types of skin cancer, such as carcinoma (left), squamous cell carcinoma (middle), and actinic keratosis (right). view more Credit: Stevens Institute of Technology Skin biopsies are no fun: doctors carve away small lumps of tissue for laboratory testing, … Read more

Major mobile publisher buys Wordle! (but not the one you’re thinking of)

Aurich Lawson Regular readers may remember how the viral success of wordle led to an unexpected flood of downloads for an unrelated, six-year-old iOS game that also happened to be called wordle! (note the exclamation point.) Those readers may also remember how mobile developer Steven Cravotta pledged to donate some proceeds from his unexpected wordle! … Read more