43 countries call on China to respect Uyghur rights

Beijing has long denied accusations of ethnic cleansing against Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic people in Xinjiang, where experts have estimated that more than one million people are incarcerated in camps.

Its ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun furiously denounced Thursday what he termed the “lies” and “a plot to hurt China”.
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/forty-three-countries-call-china-192425564.html

“YOU turned her against me”.

You have done that yourself Anakin.

43 countries call on China to respect Uyghur rights

Forty-three countries have called on China to “ensure full respect for the rule of law” for the Muslim Uyghur community in Xinjiang, in a statement read at the United Nations on Thursday that sparked outrage from Beijing.
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/forty-three-countries-call-china-192425564.html

How does this nation have such thin skin?

Because of desperation. It is weakness that causes a need to grip itself and the people living inside ever tighter.

Aides race to correct Biden gaffe on Taiwan | National Post

President appears to shift established US policy by pledging to defend the island should China attack
— Read on nationalpost.com/news/world/aides-race-to-correct-biden-gaffe-on-taiwan

Gaffe? Imagine being from the democratic nation of Taiwan 🇹🇼. Imagine having the swords hanging over your heads, unsheathed at the smallest slight.

Jane Goodall Q&A: Discussing climate change, solutions and hope – The Washington Post

‘We’ve got to get everybody around the world to say — we will not be defeated by climate change, we will not be defeated by loss of biodiversity. We will defeat covid, we will fight to prevent another pandemic.’
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2021/10/19/jane-goodall-book-climate-change/

Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug – but not for COVID-19 | Health | tulsaworld.com

Ivermectin has been lifesaving for people with parasitic infections like river blindness and strongyloidiasis. But taking it for COVID-19 may result in the opposite effect. Here’s a brief history.
— Read on tulsaworld.com/content/tncms/live/

Cutting-edge forensic analysis identifies rare ceramic dish for the British Museum

Scientific analysis by Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) has proven that a stoneware dish is a thousand-year-old Chinese Song dynasty treasure, the rarest of all Imperial Chinese ceramics.
— Read on www.cranfield.ac.uk/press/news-2021/cutting-edge-forensic-analysis-identifies-rare-ceramic-dish-for-the-british-museum

River as a living entity – Frontline

Recognising river ecosystems or other entities of nature as having rights offers the possibility of managing and governing habitats based on the ecological realities of a region. When a river is recognised as a legal person, it has a right to maintain its spirit, identity and integrity.
— Read on frontline.thehindu.com/environment/photo-essay-river-as-a-living-entity/article36984037.ece

Follow a natural health philosophy? Vaccination may have more in common with it than you think

Vaccination prepares the body’s immune system in the same way “natural” exposure to infection does. It just does it in a safer, controlled way with a much lower dose.
— Read on theconversation.com/follow-a-natural-health-philosophy-vaccination-may-have-more-in-common-with-it-than-you-think-167981

Follow Your Heart “Rewrites the Rulebook” with Trio of Vegan Cheese Launches   – vegconomist – the vegan business magazine

US vegan heritage brand Follow Your Heart releases three more cheeses to plant-based range, including blue cheese, cheddar and mozzarella.
— Read on vegconomist.com/products-and-launches/follow-your-heart-rewrites-the-rulebook-with-trio-of-vegan-cheese-launches/

Coral microbiome is key to surviving climate change, new study finds | NSF – National Science Foundation

The microbiomes of corals — which comprise bacteria, fungi and viruses — play an important role in corals’ ability to tolerate rising ocean temperatures, according to research led by Penn State scientists.

The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded team also identified several genes in certain corals and the symbiotic photosynthetic algae that live inside their tissues that may play a role in their response to heat stress. “We know how complex coral communities are at the human visual level,” said Mike Sieracki, a program director in NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences. “Now we’re learning that their microbial partners, which we can’t see, help sustain coral health.”

The findings could inform current coral reef conservation efforts, for example, by highlighting the potential benefits of amending coral reefs with microbes found to bolster heat stress responses.
— Read on www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp