每日新闻播报(December 10)

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>Scientists create fake blood

Scientists in Japan have developed "artificial blood" that could, in theory, be transfused into patients regardless of their blood type.

According to the journal Transfusion, the artificial blood can mimic and fulfill the functions of biological blood, primarily the storage and transport of oxygen, if a body is suffering from severe blood loss during surgery or after trauma.

"It is difficult to stock a sufficient amount of blood for transfusions in such regions as remote islands," said the study author Manabu Kinoshita, an associate professor of immunology at the National Defense Medical College. "The artificial blood will be able to save the lives of people who otherwise could not be saved."
这项研究的作者、日本国防医学院免疫学系副教授Manabu Kinoshita表示:"在偏远的岛屿等地区,很难储存足够的供血。这种人造血液将能够挽救那些濒死之人的生命。"


A blind date in Shanghai tries to bring singles together through needlework, Nov 28, 2016. [Photo/IC]

>More 'ebabies' to be born

More couples will be first meeting online than in real life in the year 2035, and by 2037, more babies will be born to parents who met online - so-called "ebabies" - than offline, according to new research.

Over 4,000 adults were quizzed about their love lives in the study for dating website eharmony.

Researchers found that a third - 32% - of singletons already meet their match through dating apps.

Over the past four years, the next most common couplings took place at work (23%), through a mutual friend (12%) or via social media (7%).

MBA students from London's Imperial College Business School also found that 2.6 million ebabies have already been born since 2000.

They concluded that four in ten babies born by 2030 will be ebabies with the figure rising to over half in 2037.


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>1,634 fugitives brought back

A total of 1,634 fugitives accused or suspected of corruption related crimes have been brought back to China from January to October, up 69% year-on-year, according to figures from the office in charge of fugitive repatriation and asset recovery under the Central Anti-Corruption Coordination Group.

Of those who were brought back to the country, 741 are members of the Communist Party of China and officials, up 201% year-on-year.

In addition, the amount of ill-gotten gains brought back from overseas reached 2.95 billion yuan, up 288% year-on-year.

Four of those who were handed back to the country were on the Interpol Red Notice list of 100 corruption fugitives most wanted by China.

The achievements against fugitives and ill-gotten gains are attributed to the development of Skynet, a campaign launched in 2014 and targeted on tracking down corruption fugitives and recovering illegal assets overseas.


A group of kindergarten children play soccer outdoors. [Photo provided to China Daily]

>Lack of exercise in teens

Teenagers in South Korea are the laziest in the world, according to a global study.

A country-by-country breakdown of physical activity levels has revealed just one in five 11 to 17-year-olds get as much exercise as they need to stay healthy.

In some countries, led by South Korea and including the Philippines, Cambodia and Sudan, more than 90% of teenagers are inactive.

Meanwhile the US outperforms almost every country on Earth with just 72% of children inactive – higher only than Bangladesh, Slovakia and Ireland.

Researchers from the World Health Organization said all children between the ages of 11 and 17 should do at least an hour of exercise every day.

Physical activity is important for developing young people's hearts, lungs, bones and muscles and keeping them a healthy weight.

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