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Jul 15, 2016

Scientists find evidence of new Stone Age farming population

Scientists say a previously unknown group of Stone Age farmers may have introduced agriculture to South Asia, challenging earlier theories that attributed the spread of farming to a different population. Previous research held that a single group of hunter-gatherers developed agriculture in the Middle ...

Jul 14, 2016

Peru declares Zika emergency across half of country

Peruvian officials on Wednesday declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus. The 90-day emergency was announced in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and ...

Jul 14, 2016

Japan to end mandatory testing for mad cow disease

Mandatory testing of all cattle aged over 48 months for bovine spongiform encephalopathy will cease next year, officials said Tuesday. The Cabinet Office’s Food Safety Commission on Tuesday received a report from a team of experts that says there would be negligible impact on ...