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Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

By Thomas J. Bollyky
- via Foreign Affairs    Dec 16, 2017

Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released its 2015 mortality statistics, which showed U.S. life expectancy fe...

Parachuting probe crashed due to poorly understood Mars landing conditions: report

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

In this Oct. 19 file photo, a model of Schiaparelli Mars landing device is on display at the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. An independent report on Wednesday concludes Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. | UWE ANSPACH / DPA / VIA AP,FILE

Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft came very close to a successful landing on Mars last year, but engineers failed to realize how jarring the probe’s parachute descent ...

Manchester bomb designed for maximum carnage, photos indicate

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

This photo obtained Wednesday courtesy of The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2rV9VcF) from British Law Enforcement, shows what the bomber in the Manchester terrorist attack appeared to have carried as a powerful explosive in a lightweight metal container concealed within a blue Karrimor backpack, and to have held a small detonator in his left hand, according to preliminary information gathered by British authorities in Manchester, England. | THE NEW YORK TIMES / HANDOUT / VIA AFP-JIJI

The bomb used in the Manchester attack Monday packed a powerful charge together with a shrapnel of nuts and screws meticulously arranged for maximum damage, ...

U.K. investigates ‘network’ of alleged Manchester attackers, make four more arrests

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Police probe an address in Elsmore Road in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday. ??British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. | JOE GIDDENS / PA / VIA AP

British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated “a network” of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundre...

Poll finds Americans have doubts about ‘news media’ but trust their favorites

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Reporters raise their hands in February as White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the 'news media' in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world. | PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS, FILE / VIA AP

While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the “news media” in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests ...

Two suicide bombers kill three police officers outside Jakarta bus terminal

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Police officers carry a body bag from the site where explosions reportedly went off near a bus terminal in Jakarta Thursda. A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said. | AP

A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit ...

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