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12 Classic Cocktails Invented in New Orleans

Despite the popularity of Hand Grenades and sickly sweet Hurricanes on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, New Orleans’ history of the cocktail can be traced back to its beginning, when drinks were built simply from spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. The city may not be the birthplace of the very …

New Orleans

Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath The Atlantic Ocean

The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies<p>Scientists looking for deep sea organisms on a research cruise last month got a surprise when, instead of deep sea life, they pulled up metal balls the size of softballs. The German researchers stumbled inadvertently onto the discovery of the …

Boko Haram militants attack Chad troops in Nigerian town | Reuters

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - Militants from Islamist group Boko Haram attacked Chadian army positions in Gambaru, a town in northeastern Nigeria, on Wednesday, and were beaten back, Chadian military sources said.<p>Chadian troops are in Gambaru as part of a regional offensive against Boko Haram, whose …

Boko Haram

Defeating cancer, the 'evil genius'

<b>"If you had to describe cancer I would say it's an evil genius."</b><p>It's a vivid metaphor from Dr Udai Banerji, of the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden, for the challenge facing patients, scientists and clinicians.<p>Over the past 18 months, I've been part of a Panorama team that has …

Cancer

Apple Watch App Made By Dexcom Will Display Blood Glucose Levels

When the Apple Watch launches in April, one of the first apps that will be available for the device benefits diabetics because it reports glucose levels on a graph. This app — which was designed by medical technology company Dexcom — has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Diabetes

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant unsolved problems.<p>Now a French team say they have settled the question of why popcorn pops through a series of high-speed …

Chemistry

How Will Mexico's Economy Perform in 2015?

Mexico is being squeezed in a difficult global economic environment. In mid-2014 Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said “Last year (growth) was low, I think that this year it will be relatively low too, but I think next year will be much better.” Expecting Mexico’s highly touted set of structural …

Economy

Mexico's Organized Crime Queenpin Released From Prison

Sandra Avila Beltran, Mexico’s most infamous female organized crime figure, has been released from prison. A Mexican federal judge threw out a five-year sentence for money-laundering and ordered the release of Sandra Avila Beltran, the woman known as the “Queen of the Pacific” for her alleged role …

Mexico

Teenager arrested after taking selfie with dead body

16-year-old who allegedy used Snapchat to share photograph with friend is charged with homicide<p>Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.<p>The 16-year-old boy is charged with …

8 'Tell-Tale' Signs Associated With Impending Death In Patients With Advanced Cancer

Being able to diagnose death within several days of it happening can assist cancer patients and their families with making end-of-life care decisions. A new study seeks to help with the process by providing physicians with a list of indications to consider when evaluating a patient for impending …

Cancer

Quantum computer makes finding new physics more difficult

How quantum computers are making sure physics work.<p>Physicists often work unusual hours. You will find them running experiments at 4am and 10pm. This …

Now Hear This: 9 Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind and Soul

Headphones and earbuds ever’where. You see people wearing them while shopping at the grocery store, driving their cars, walking down the street, …

Self-improvement

Widespread cancer screening does little to prevent deaths, major review finds

Researchers at Stanford University found that more than two thirds of screening tests they studied did not save lives<p>Screening for cancer does little to prevent deaths and may do more harm that good, a widespread review of studies has found.<p>Researchers at Stanford School of Medicine looked at data …

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …