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US research links cancer to plain bad luck

Most types of cancer cannot be blamed on heredity or risky habits like smoking, says a US medical study, suggesting that two-third of the disease cases are caused by the "bad luck" of random DNA mutations.<p>"This study shows that you can add to your risk of getting cancers by smoking or other poor …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Uproar in Indian state over alleged gang-rape

The alleged gang-rape of a woman in a moving vehicle in India’s northeastern state of Assam has shocked and outraged people, leading to protests and rallies.<p>The incident, remarkably similar to the December 16 gang rape of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi last year, which caused a national …

Ison: The comet of the century

<b>If we're lucky, then in just a few days' time we could witness one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky for a generation or more.</b><p>Astronomers hope that on 3 December a comet will appear on the eastern horizon - Comet Ison.<p>For the whole month of December, millions of people across the …

Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons

A historic deal was struck early Sunday between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program that slows the country's nuclear development program in exchange for lifting some sanctions while a more formal agreement is worked out.<p>The agreement -- described as an "initial, six-month" deal …

Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide

A massacre of the innocents is taking place in the heart of Africa as the world looks the other way.<p>One man describes how his four-year-old son's throat was slit, and how he saw a snake swallowing a baby. A woman explains that she is caring for a young girl because her mother went searching for …

Go nuts! A handful a day may help you live longer, docs say

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart …

Foreign actors battle for stardom in Bollywood

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1028000/1028415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524720246_db8ae4946d339f207f5b144dca1046eb<p><b>The latest drama to hit India's television screens, Firangi Bahu ("Foreign Daughter-in-Law"), is a tale of culture clash and changing social …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Möbius strip bridge, intelligent beehives and the SeaOrbiter

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Apple's new headquarters is perhaps the most hotly anticipated building in the country, and the company just released a new set of images of the …

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Smart

When someone constantly uses the filler word "like," you probably think they don't sound so smart.<p>But have you ever met someone who's babbling "like" after "like," and then suddenly inserts a zinger of a vocabulary word such as "sycophant," which means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone …

Who's First in First? Best in Business? An Airline Round-Up

Recently, this request from a reader popped into my Q and A inbox: "Can you tell me the difference between Business Class and First Class? Please let me know all the differences you can. I am trying to book a flight for a special occasion next year, and I am trying to figure out what is best."<p>I put …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Gorgeous Celebrities Over 60 Are Proof Women Don't Necessarily Peak In Their Twenties

Miley Cyrus and her peers can wear all the crop tops and hot pants they want to make us appreciate their toned physique, but they too will come to learn that beauty doesn't necessarily mean less is more. The following 40 celebrities have all left their roaring twenties behind long ago and still …

Mid-life stress 'precedes dementia'

<b>Mid-life stress may increase a woman's risk of developing dementia, according to researchers.</b><p>In a study of 800 Swedish women, those who had to cope with events such as divorce or bereavement were more likely to get Alzheimer's decades later.<p>The more stressful events there were, the higher the …

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut

Dr. James Greenblatt, a Boston-area psychiatrist, had a puzzling case: a teenager arrived in his office with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder …

To Infinity and Beyond: NASA Confirms Voyager Out of Solar System

Just where will 68 kilobytes of computing power and an analog record get you? To quote Buzz Lightyear: "To infinity and beyond!" That very well could …

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.<p>The Justice Department said it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

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7 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

"You may be able to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease by a whopping 70 to 80 percent," says Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Mercury levels in Pacific fish likely to rise in coming decades, study reports

In 2009, researchers at the University of Hawaii determined that the depth at which a species of fish feeds is nearly as important as its position in …

Hadrian's villa tunnels explored as cavers drop down into hidden city

Amateur cavers have mapped a vast network of tunnels underneath Hadrian's Villa outside Rome, leading archaeologists to radically revise their views of one of ancient Rome's most imposing imperial retreats.<p>Lowering themselves through light shafts found in fields around the 120-hectare (296-acre) …

Ancient wall in Israel matches up with Bible's tale of Assyrian attack

Archaeologists say they have unearthed the remains of massive fortifications built about 2,700 years ago around an Iron Age Assyrian harbor in present-day Israel. The ruins appear to have a connection to Assyria's takeover of the region, as mentioned in the Book of Isaiah.<p>"The fortifications appear …

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The Earth's Oceans Have Never Been Higher

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The story of climate change is largely a story about what's happening to the ocean. Most of the …

Piece Of Jesus' Cross Found? Archaeologists Discover 'Holy Thing' In Balatlar Church In Turkey

Archaeologists working in Turkey believe they have found a piece of the cross that Jesus was crucified on.<p>While excavating the ancient Balatlar Church, a seventh-century building in Sinop, Turkey, on the shores of the Black Sea, they uncovered a stone chest that contained objects that may be …