The Daily Populous

Saturday April 14th, 2018 evening edition

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Chinese universities add HIV test kits to vending machines to tackle virus' rise in taboo sex culture.

Along with chips, instant noodles and soft drinks, students in a growing number of Chinese universities now have the option of also grabbing an HIV test kit to go from their campus vending machine.

Key points: HIV self-test kits are selling for $6.20 each and the test can be done anonymously.

New HIV cases in people aged between 15 to 24-year-old doubled from 2008 to 2015.

About 758,000 people were reported to be living with HIV in China by the end of last year.

The annual number of newly diagnosed HIV cases among teenagers aged 15 to 19 increased more than 150 per cent in China over the past decade.

Students can check their results online after three to five working days by entering the serial number on the kit. »

Why school buses don’t need seat belts

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"A child is 16 times safer riding to school in a school bus than riding to school in a family car.".

"And you have a vehicle that sits higher than other traffic — when most vehicles hit a school bus, they collide below the floor line.".

Even if school buses don't ever have seat belts, there are still ways to make them safer, Carroll said. »

Donald Trump confirms 'precision strikes' on Syria

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Syria has said overnight military strikes by the US, UK and France following a suspected chemical attack will "inflame tensions in the world".

:: LIVE: US, UK and France launch airstrikes on Syria.

Welcome the news of UK military strikes against major chemical weapons facilities in Syria alongside our US and French allies. »

U.S., UK, France strike Syria to punish Assad for suspected poison gas use

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British Prime Minister Theresa May described the strike as “limited and targeted”, with no intention of toppling Assad or intervening more widely in the war.

In a speech, she gave a vivid description of the victims of the alleged chemical strike that killed scores, huddling in basements as gas rained down.

In Britain, May’s decision to strike without consulting parliament overturns an arrangement in place since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. »

Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

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The turtles can perceive both the magnetic field’s intensity and its inclination angle, the angle that the field lines make with respect to the Earth’s surface, earlier research has shown.

“The variation in earth’s magnetic field around the nesting area seems to really predict genetic differentiation much better than geographic distance.”.

With magnetic fields running across the peninsula, individual turtles might be making navigational errors and nesting on beaches that are magnetically similar to their home beach, but on opposite coasts, he said. »