Megan Hammer

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World's first solar road opens in France

A small town in Normandy, France, claims to have become the first place in the world to install a solar-power road, in a bid to run the local streetlights.<p>The 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) stretch of road in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche was built at the cost of €5 million ($5.2 million) and …

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American Airlines is offering a limited time promotion where you can <b>earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles</b> for simply shopping online for things you may …

Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth

WASHINGTON — President Obama has expanded his use of executive power beyond bounds of earth, signing an executive order Thursday to prepare the federal government to deal with the effects of space weather events.<p>That space weather — which includes phenomena like solar flares, geomagnetic …

Space Weather

Endometriosis Isn't Period Pain, It's Hell

While Lena Dunham recently made headlines for the little-known condition, she's not alone. One in 10 people with a uterus will suffer from endometriosis at some point, including me.<p><i>As part of</i> <i>International Women's Day</i><i>we're looking at some of the issues facing women everywhere. This article is part</i> …

This woman had a hysterectomy at 29 and she wants you to know about endometriosis

It was only after Helen Owen had a hysterectomy at 29 that she felt that there was light at the end of the tunnel.<p>She had finally found specialists …

Period Pain as Severe as a Heart Attack, Doctors Say

Yet there is almost no research on how to treat it.<p>Raise your hand if you've ever had horrible cramps during your period. <i>raises hand</i> Same. Period cramps were the reason I initially went on the pill, and it turns out I'm not even close to being alone in my pain. It's estimated that 9 out of 10 women …

With endometriosis, shouldn't 'let's get you well' come before 'let's get you pregnant'? | Sylvia Freedman

New research shows doctors are prioritising endometriosis patients’ fertility over pain relief, without asking them what’s more important – this is not cool<p>“The only way to cure endometriosis is to get pregnant or have a hysterectomy.” This is what doctors are telling women every day. It is …

Pregnancy

New Flight Search Tool Reveals the Optimal Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Info is specific to the route you're flying.<p>Trying to score a cheap airline ticket is a traveler’s holy grail, but the complex and dynamic systems …

Heart Attack And Stroke Risk Increase In Women With PTSD

Heart attack and risk of stroke may be significantly higher in women diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an expansive …

To fight Climate Change, we have to Eat Fewer Hamburgers

By Dora Marinova and Talia Raphaely | (The Conversation) | – –<p>Climate change is the greatest challenge to human health, according to the recent …

Silent cancer killing young women: Doctors told Hollie, 24, she was 'too young' to have bowel cancer... until they discovered a tumour so big she had a one in twenty chance of survival

When Hollie Fielder was struck down with crippling stomach cramps and bloating every time she ate, she - and doctors - dismissed her symptoms as …

Cancer

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Oxford grooming: social workers and police 'turned blind eye to sexualised culture’

Review into Oxford grooming warns against perils of 'non-judgmental' attitudes to underage sex as it estimates at least 370 girls likely to have been targeted over 16 years<p>Social workers and police who ignored evidence of violent sexual abuse of young girls in Oxford were products of a “culture” of …

This Floating Neighborhoods Will Be Made From 3-D Printed, Recycled Concrete

This is why the Belatchew Arkitekte group wants to build out at sea where’s there still plenty of room. It’s developing the concept of the …

It's Never Too Late to... Learn Ballet

Ballet can help strengthen your core muscles and focus your mind as Ilona Johnson-Gibbs found out aged 72<p>“Age is just a number,” says Ilona Johnson-Gibbs, 74, who took up adult ballet two years ago. “It does not define who or what you are.”<p>A tall, elegant woman with striking red hair, Johnson-Gibbs …

India’s lethal contraception culture

Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America<p>Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America<p>Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America<p>Permanent contraception has a contentious history in India. In 1951, in the wake of a freshly earned independence, the central government launched a national family-planning initiative, a …

What To Do and See in Havana, Cuba

<i>My recent weekend in Cuba was absolutely amazing! If you haven’t done so already, check out</i> <i>my recent posts on Who Can Go to Cuba?, Tips For Traveling</i> …

Dumped, Abandoned, Abused: Women in India’s Mental Health Institutions

Women in India’s mental health institutions often face systematic abuse that includes detention, neglect and violence. Credit: Shazia Yousuf/IPSBy …

Mental Health

Get That Life: How I Became a Professional Ballerina

Alicia Graf Mack has had multiple injuries that required surgery, and she has a form of arthritis. But she says she plans to dance forever.<p><i>Alicia Graf Mack became a professional ballerina at 17, had her face on the front of the Kennedy Center by 19, and thought her career was over at 21. She shares</i> …