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Is this the end of the banana?

The spread of Fusarium wilt, commonly known as Panama disease, has caused international concern over the fate of the Cavendish banana<p>Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in Britain, but a rapidly-spreading fungus could endanger our future supplies.<p>The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense …

Forestry

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Only it’s not a rehearsal: the poisonous atmosphere is already here<p>The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring …

Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth - Facts So Romantic

Looking around our planet today, it’s hard not to be struck by humanity’s uniqueness. We are the only species around that writes books, runs …

University of Chicago

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Pregnancy

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Health Care

All Kinds of Pull-ups

Neutral Grip Pull-up<p>The pull-up is my all time favorite exercise. It’s simple, effective and can be varied in an endless amount of ways. Pull-ups …

Does the Red Cross sell blood?

The American Red Cross will have to pay a $4.2 million fine for violating blood-safety laws, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. A …

Sriracha plant's possible move out of Irwindale called 'very extreme'

Irwindale's city attorney said he was confused and disappointed to hear that Sriracha hot sauce creator David Tran is seriously considering moving his factory -- the source of a months-long battle over spicy odor complaints -- out of the city.<p>“This seems very extreme,” City Atty. Fred Galante said. …

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Comcast's merger makes big cable bigger, but not better or cheaper

In a three-hour hearing today (watch it here or embedded after the break; read the statements here), executives for Comcast and Time Warner Cable joined a few others taking questions about their proposed $45 billion merger. Unfortunately, after pushing a 180-page explanation of how great an idea …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of Betta …

Snowden: Feinstein a Hypocrite for Blasting CIA Spying

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein of hypocrisy Tuesday for complaining about alleged CIA spying on U.S. senators while tolerating government spying on private citizens.<p>Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that …

Surveillance

Mysterious ‘flying saucer’ slides found in documents leaked by Edward Snowden

A mysterious set of slides showing alien spacecraft have cropped up amid the trove of documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - and …

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Exxon’s Pro-Fracking CEO Is Suing to Stop Fracking Near His Mansion

Fancy a side of irony with your corporate hypocrisy? Last night on MSNBC, <i>Nation</i> Editor-at-Large Chris Hayes profiled ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a …

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People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of studies was published in the Lancet.<p>Eight out …

Huge chimpanzee population thriving in remote Congo forest

In one of the most dangerous regions of the planet, against all odds, a huge yet mysterious population of chimpanzees appears to be thriving – for now. Harboured by the remote and pristine forests in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and on the border of the Central African …

Surveillance Protestors Take 'USA Freedom Act' Demonstration Online

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, is Maryland's lone co-sponsor of the bill to prevent the National Security Agency from collecting people's private …

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New bill would restore net neutrality pending FCC action

A new pair of bills have been introduced to the Senate and House to protect Net Neutrality after a circuit court ruling struck down the FCC's previous rules earlier this month. A permanent solution will ultimately come from the FCC, which is still considering its next action, but the new House and …

Deadlifting Will Not Get You Laid But It Will Make You Awesome: 8 Common Deadlift Mistakes

Page: 1Next »<p>by DAN RUNION|Coach at CrossFit 77<p>I have a love/hate relationship with the deadlift. On one hand I love it for its simple brutality — no …

5 Tips on Preparing for the 2014 CrossFit Open

2014 CrossFit Open is about to begin - Image from games.crossfit.com<p>The 2014 CrossFit Open begins on Feb 27, 2014. If you are smart, you will have …

Squatting, Valgus Knees, The Knees-Out Cue Facebook Coaches

Evidently the most popular term on the internet right now is “valgus”. The legions of keyboard warriors and Facebook coaches have latched on to it …

1 Big Money-Saving Secret Everyone Needs To Know

<i>by Colleen Oakley</i><p>Trying to buy a house? Save for retirement? Finally pay off your student loans?<p>Then you know that saving thousands of dollars doesn’t happen overnight.<p>And you also know that your good intentions (“This year I’ll save $20 a week!”) can easily get pushed to the side when life gets in …