Apple says it supports 2.4 million US jobs
Friday, August 16, 2019, 8:03 PM
Apple Inc said it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4-million U.S.-jobs, up 20% from the 2-million the technology company estimated in 2017. The iPhone-maker said its direct workforce grew from 80,000 to 90,000 in the 2-1/2 years since its last U.S.-job estimate. Apple has faced criticism, including from U.S.-President Trump, for contracting factories to assemble most of its products in China.
Sudan state TV announcement hints at coup attempt against president
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:59 PM
Sudan state television said that the armed forces would make an important announcement soon, sparking speculation that a coup attempt could be underway against President Omar al-Bashir, who has led the country for 30 years. Earlier this week, soldiers clashed with uniformed intelligence and security service personnel who had tried to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters camped outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum.
GM plants can remove cancer-causing pollutants from home
Thursday, December 27, 2018, 7:56 AM
Scientists have genetically modified a-common houseplant to remove cancer-causing pollutants from our homes. While a variety of air filters in our homes can keep allergens and dust particles at bay, some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters. Both benzene and chloroform exposure have been linked to cancer. "Now we've engineered houseplants to remove these pollutants for us," said Strand.