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Cancer Will Be Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. By 2030, Report Says

Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.<p>According to the most recent data from 2010, the current leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory …

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

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HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The treatment, which has never been tested on humans before, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of …

How the Government Pays Defense Contractors Tens of Billions for Nothing

In 2011, the Army doled out its first con­tracts to de­vel­op new ar­mored vehicles that could carry a full nine-man in­fantry squad. Build­ing the …

Afghanistan: 'Half of children' suffering malnutrition

Half of all children under five in Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to estimations.<p>After 13 years of Western military intervention and billions of dollars spent on aid, the United Nations says the situation is critical, especially in Helmand province, where …

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Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Tracking Exactly How Much Air Pollution You're Exposed To

Start-up bike-sharing programs make inroads in US cities

As the bike-sharing business gains traction in cities across America, two small companies, Alta Bicycle Share of Portland, Oregon, and B-Cycle of Madison, Wisconsin, are making a big difference in the lives of tens of thousands of cyclists.<p>Alta Bicycle Share operates bike-sharing systems in …

China parliament head warns of western-style democracy for Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The head of China’s parliament warned on Thursday that importing western-style democracy for a planned direct election in Hong Kong in 2017 could lead to “disastrous” results, a delegate who attended the closed-door meeting said.<p>People walk past a waterfront near the People's …

U.S. Navy Destroyer Heads for Waters Near Ukraine for Exercise

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the U.S.S. Truxtun had entered the Black Sea.</i><p>WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy destroyer was en route to the Black Sea on Thursday - but it had nothing to do with tension in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said.<p>The …

Hillary Clinton Tackles the Resurrected Debate Over Democratic 'Toughness'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Hillary Clinton (reportedly) compared Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to those of Nazi …

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Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Russia Today Anchor Resigns Live On Air

"I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin."<p>WASHINGTON — Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned Wednesday live on air, saying she could no longer work at the Kremlin-funded network after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.<p>Wahl said she …