The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 24th, 2022 evening edition

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A sexually transmitted disease expert at the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed that monkeypox "is not a gay disease" after cases were identified in gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (MSM).

The recent outbreak of monkeypox across the world continues to be investigated by scientists.

It is unusual in that cases are being identified with no apparent links to endemic areas where the virus tends to be reported.

The WHO said that as of Saturday there were 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases under investigation across 12 countries where the virus is not endemic.

The WHO also noted that cases so far have mainly, though not exclusively, been identified among MSM.

The reason for this is unclear but it has led to concern that these communities could face stigma or discrimination as a result.

People can catch the monkeypox virus when it enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or mucous membranes, such as the eyes, nose or mouth. »

Cheap gel film pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have now demonstrated a low-cost gel film that can pull many liters of water per day out of even very dry air.

Those two components work together to make a gel film that can absorb water from the air and then release it on demand, without requiring much energy.

In tests, the gel film was able to wring an astonishing amount of water out of the air. »

Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’

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Entertainment Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’ By Malavika Pradeep COPY URL.

As the petition to dismiss Heard surpassed 4.3 million signatures last week, Johnny Depp fans are now searching for the next Queen Mera to replace the actress in question.

A top comment under the petition reads, “Amber Heard is a vile person, and should not be privileged to portray a beloved female hero. »

Millions ‘marching to starvation’ as Putin unleashes global food catastrophe

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Hundreds of millions of people are "marching to starvation" after Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine unleashed the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, the head of the UN’s World Food Programme has warned.

David Beasley condemned Russia for “a declaration of war on global food security” after it blocked Ukrainian grain exports, and said that 325m people are at risk of going hungry as a result.

He said: “This cost-of-living crisis could lead to the worst set of economic and social challenges we’ve seen in four or five decades. »

The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps

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Dr Zenz then shared them with the BBC, and although we were able to contact the source directly, they were unwilling to reveal anything about their identity or whereabouts.

The state began to see Uyghur culture itself as the problem and, within a few years, hundreds of giant re-education camps began to appear on satellite photos, to which Uyghurs were sent without trial.

Xinjiang’s formal prison system has also been massively expanded as another method for controlling Uyghur identity - particularly in the face of mounting international criticism over the lack of legal process in the camps. »