An impressive earthquake in California, non-compliant waste and a curry-covered gull, here is your concentrated scientific news for this July 10th.

 

– The images are impressive: California was recently hit by a major earthquake, rated 7.1 on the Richter scale. Miraculously, the earthquake did not cause any human damage but left an indelible mark on the region. A huge fault has formed near the town of Ridgecrest, so large that it can be seen from space.

– This is a frightening statistic: two out of every 100 French women are reported to suffer violence during their pregnancy. This is the alert issued by Inserm and the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Statistics of the University of Paris, which reported that 1.8% of the 12,330 women interviewed had been victims. Pregnancy or not, violence against women is a major public health problem and can lead to death, disability and various mental or physical health problems for both mother and child.

– Return to sender: Indonesian authorities announced yesterday that 210 tonnes of non-compliant waste would be returned to Australia. This garbage was supposed to contain only recyclable paper, but the authorities found plastic bottles, packaging, used diapers and electronic waste. In recent months, Southeast Asia has multiplied this type of operation in order to no longer be the dumping ground for Western countries.

– British doctors report an amazing veterinary case: they rescued a bird with bright orange feathers that could not fly properly. After taking care of it, the veterinarians discovered that it was actually a seagull covered in curry. As strange as it may seem, this is not the first time this has happened. It is not yet known how this situation could have occurred.

 

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