Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced that they will be selling hydrogen-powered cars in the upcoming months. Generally thought to be dangerous due to its volatility, the Japanese company has apparently figured a way to make fuel cell safe as there have already been 200 pre-sale orders. Amidst all its popularity, the company admits that they plan to sell no more than 400 cars initially.
Amid outcry of its hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has recently been chosen as the home for the 2019 World Athletic Championships. Many are outraged over the country’s hosting of these two popular world events citing how migrant workers are maltreated in the country. These individuals fear that it will only worsen with the necessary construction that the country must conduct in order to prepare for these upcoming events.
According the a release video a group of hackers named RedHack were responsible for the “disappearance” of over 668 billion dollars’ worth of electricity bills from the system of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company website. This “Robinhood esque” act of valor comes with a price however as the group remains on the list of the most wanted hacker groups. The electricity company has no backups of the bills and therefore has no way of retrieve to account for the missing bills.
Despite consistent outrage, the Indonesia government continues to require virginity tests of its female police officers. Since such tests are illegal according International law, the government can face serious penalties if the allegations are proved to be true. Efforts are currently being pushed to end these discriminatory laws which so clearly contradict the non-discriminatory and humane laws Indonesia claims to enforce.
A couple’s review of a hotel on Trip Advisor was the cause of the €100 fine from said hotel. Apparently it is printed boldly in the terms and conditions of the hotel that any negative comments about the establishment will warrant a €100 charge each time. Amongst the couple’s complaints was the myriad dysfunction appliances, uncleanliness of the suite and unkempt state of the room as a whole. This hotel located in Blackpool is one of the few to do so and the ethics of the whole situation is still in question.
Once again, scientists feel they may be onto the cause of cancer. The answer this time they fear lies in the compound Triclosan. Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent found in many household items like shampoo and toothpaste but mainly hand washing soap. Furthermore, through a wide array of tests the compound has been detected in urine as well as some breast milk samples.
According recent reports the number of deaths accrued from terrorism has sharply increase in the last years. Though not a surprise, the numbers are worth noting as just between 2012 and 2013 the rise in deaths caused by terrorism has been 61%. Reports put attacks at about 10,000 in 2013. From these attacks nearly 18,000 people have died.
Studies at St. George’s, University of London have found more medicinal therapeutic uses for marijuana. The study found that combining extracted components of the marijuana plant known as cannabinoids were with radiotherapy, can cause a significant size reduction in tumors at an incredibly fast rate. Although this study has only been done on animals so far, researchers are confident on the drug’s ability to work on humans.
Another recent report shows that India may have the “highest number of individuals living in slavery out of any country worldwide.” This disheartening report comes after an investigation that revealed that nearly 14 million Indians are living in modern day slavery. The alarming statistic suggests that about 1 in every 100 Indian is living in slavery today. The counts of modern day slavery in India include inter-generation bonded labor, trafficking for sexual exploitation and overbearing manufacturing labor.