Top stories Cat poop mania spying slavery from space and tough lobster

Top stories Cat poop mania spying slavery from space and tough lobster

first_img By Alex FoxFeb. 22, 2019 , 1:20 PM Reality check: Can cat poop cause mental illness?Cats carry a brain parasite that infects roughly one in three people around the globe—and has been linked to behavioral changes in rats and mental illness in humans. But a review of current research suggests the human linkages are weak. For example, the odds of developing schizophrenia as a direct result of the cat parasite are so low that they are on par with other risk factors, such as living in a city.Researchers spy signs of slavery from space Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email Some 40.3 million people around the world are held in bondage today, according to the latest estimates from the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. But finding them is hard. Now, a surge in the number of Earth-observing satellites—along with algorithms that can interpret the deluge of data they provide—are putting modern slavery under a spotlight.A lobster’s underbelly is so tough, you could use it instead of car tiresA lobster’s shell is pretty tough. But the transparent material on the underside of its tail may be even more amazing: Lab tests show the thin, stretchy substance is as sturdy as the rubber used to make tires.Why sparks fly when you microwave grapesYouTubers have gone grape crazy. In a plethora of internet videos, kitchen scientists have cut a grape almost in half—leaving just a strip of skin connecting the two sides—and stuck it in the microwave. In seconds, sparks erupt. Now, physicists think they know why this happens.Researchers hung men on a cross and added blood in bid to prove Turin Shroud is realIn an attempt to prove that the Turin Shroud—a strip of linen believed to bear the image of Jesus after his crucifixion—is real, researchers strapped human volunteers to a cross and drenched them in blood. Their finding: The blood flow patterns are consistent enough with those on the shroud that it isn’t necessarily a fake. Most mainstream scientists, however, agree the shroud was created in the 14th century. Top stories: Cat poop mania, spying slavery from space, and tough lobster bellies (left to right): ISTOCK.COM/SUNRAY BRI CATTERY RU; ©2019 DIGITALGLOBE, A MAXAR COMPANY; CLASSICSTOCK/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrylast_img

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