Katheryn Rapson

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Bacon Bad?

Devastating news for the nation's favorite cured meat product<p>On October 26, the <b>International Agency for Research on Cancer</b> added a new item to its list of, Group 1 carcinogens. These are chemicals, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that are known to cause cancer. Much to internet america's …

Food

Sugar and Saturated Fat: Feeding the Parasites of Science

First things first: science does not deal in absolutes (I suppose "absolute zero" may be an exception, but frankly, probably not). Famously, everything is relative. Even relativity. Einstein's groundbreaking theory has been subject to on-going revisions in the minds and machinations of his …

Nutrition

Don’t Worry So Much About Whether Your Food Is ‘Processed’

As long as people are eating fruits and vegetables, it’s not that important whether they’re fresh, frozen, or canned.<p>“To say all processed food is bad is a mistake,” said Dariush Mozaffarian, the dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, at a session before the …

Processed Food

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

Nearly two weeks after Congress approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has officially vetoed the bill calling for its construction, stating that the project is not in the national interest. The decision follows a clear statement from the White House last month saying the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Protesters Burn Mexico Government Building Over Missing Students

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Demonstrators set fire to the local legislature building on Wednesday in the capital of the southwestern state of Guerrero in protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students by corrupt police and thugs from drug gangs.<p>Violent demonstrations rocked several …

‘Historic night’: GOP makes record gains at state level, on top of Senate wins

Republicans had a big night -- that much was clear. But the full scope of the GOP’s victories came sharply into focus Wednesday, as party leaders touted not only their newly claimed Senate majority but historic gains in the House and state legislative races.<p>While Republicans’ capture of at least …

N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation

A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from<p>Islamic Stateand other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.<p>Last month a spokesman …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Teenagers Captured by ISIS Militants Reveal Horrific Ordeals

<i>The names of the Yazidi girls and women in this story have been changed to protect their identities.</i><p>DUHOK, Iraq — Fifteen-year-old Sara had considered suicide many times during her month-long ordeal. The old man she had been given to as a “gift” beat her frequently. He taunted her with videos of …

Human Rights

Ebola fighters charge ahead to deal with crisis

The goggles that physician Daniel Lucey wore to protect against the Ebola virus almost blinded him. The protective suit he donned in Sierra Leone is a one-man sauna, and the only available gloves are, he says politely, "sub-optimal." After one tore, he wore three per hand.<p>Lucey, an adjunct …

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UN: Peacekeepers held captive by Al Qaeda-linked group released in Syria

Al Qaeda-linked Syrian militants on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers they had held captive for two weeks, bringing an end to a crisis that ensnared the U.N. monitoring force in the chaos of Syria's civil war.<p>Fighters from the Nusra Front captured the Fijian troops late last month in the …