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Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think | David Nutt

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

Romans 'destroyed Portus palace as barbarians approached'

The grand imperial palace was razed to the ground to prevent it falling into the hands of barbarian hordes, British archaeologists believe<p>Decorated with rich frescoes and multi-coloured mosaics, it was one of the grandest palaces ever built by the Romans.<p>Yet just a few hundred years after it was …

Ancient History

Tymoshenko says EU-Ukraine deal under threat

<b>Imprisoned Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has accused President Viktor Yanukovych of seeking to undermine the country's EU aspirations.</b><p>She said the arrest of her lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, was "the last stab" in the heart of hopes of signing a long-awaited agreement with Brussels.<p>Mr …

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.<p>The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so …

Associated Press News

Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, a young Filipino diplomat, Naderev Sano, was getting ready to lead his country's negotiations in the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Yeb, as he is known, is a scientist and head of his …

Associated Press News

The First World Trade Center Tower At Ground Zero Since 9/11 Opens Today

Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers.<p>It stands 977 feet tall - a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.<p>The …

Tony resort city mulls bankruptcy, blaming wages, pensions

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - A resort town in California warned on Tuesday that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs and could join other U.S. cities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection.<p>A bankruptcy filing by Desert Hot Springs, a city of …

Associated Press News

The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

Congress Wasn’t Going to Save the Postal Service Anytime Soon

For sev­er­al years, the U.S. Postal Ser­vice, which was shed­ding bil­lions of dol­lars a year — nearly $16 bil­lion in 2012 — has pushed Con­gress …

Snapchat turned down more than $3B from Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has dangled more than $3 billion in cash to woo Snapchat, the popular photo-messaging used by younger audiences, amid growing signs of waning interest among teens in the world's largest social network.<p>The Los Angeles-based company, founded by 23-year-old Evan Spiegel, …

Europe to allow gate-to-gate electronics use by the end of November

Certain air travelers in Europe will soon be free to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers and music players during all phases of flight. An announcement today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) states that the organization will extend new guidelines by the end of this month, enabling …