Jane Varra

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60 years after armistice, one harrowing mission still binds several Korean veterans

Trapped by the enemy, calculating his company had 20 minutes to live, the Army Ranger belly-climbed a napalm-fried hill as Chinese bullets peppered the dirt. From that peak, he glimpsed below “the most beautiful sight of my life” — four waiting U.S. tanks. "We are in bad shape," he radioed.<p>On the …

In China, 93% of dementia cases go undetected

By some estimates, China has the largest population of people suffering dementia—9.2 million people, as of 2010. That stands to reason given that China has the largest population on earth.<p>What’s alarming, though, is that only a tiny fraction of those people have been diagnosed. Some 93% of cases of …

Mental Health

War in Syria inspires Kurdish unity | US & Canada

A new front is opening in Syria’s devastating civil war as Kurds and al-Qaeda-inspired fighters take advantage of a power vacuum to fight for control of key northern towns.<p>Self-ruling in most of the north-east, the Kurdish autonomy project has been dealt a blow, as Islamists have emerged as a …

Russian cargo ship launches spacesuit repair kit to Space Station

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched on July 27, 2013 carrying the unmanned Progress 52 resupply vehicle for the International Space Station.<p>A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an unmanned resupply ship to the International Space Station Saturday for an express delivery to the orbiting outpost. The vehicle …

Space Exploration