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Study Links Football Performance To Air Quality

The negative effects of pollution seem to increase with age, most noticeably affecting players aged 30 and over, researchers say.

Air Quality

Sewage pollution major issue for upcoming Rio Olympics | Fox News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Activists alleging that decades of neglect and authorities' repeated failure to make good on cleanup promises have effectively killed one of Rio de Janeiro's most iconic waterways staged Saturday a symbolic burial of the Guanabara Bay, the sewage-filled waters where Olympic …

Brazil

Milan wants to fight pollution by paying commuters to bike to work

After 2015 brought some of the worst air pollution on record, the city of Milan, Italy is considering a dramatic solution to improve air quality: …

Commuting

U.S. top court denies bid to block mercury air pollution rule | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants.<p>The action came about a month after the high court …

Environmentalism

Parental history of snoring, air pollution exposure linked to snoring in children

LOS ANGELES — A history of parental snoring was significantly associated with snoring among children at the age of 7, according to results from an …

Los Angeles

Is your football team playing badly? It may be air pollution

Footballers’ performance is affected by particles in the air, says German study<p>Down the years, professional footballers have blamed a lacklustre performance on many things. Famous explanations have included the ball being too bouncy (Newcastle United); the pitch being too small (Tottenham Hotspur); …

Pollution

Starbucks Inexplicably Denies Pregnant Woman Use of Bathroom

Sounds like <b>Starbucks</b> is in hot water again. This time, AZ Central reports that a Starbucks employee at a store in Arizona is accused of denying north Phoenix resident Ilana Scheinker use of their bathroom. "The urge hit me as it does many women who have two weeks to go," Scheinker said. But when …

Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

Don't Go To Las Vegas To Gamble — Go For The Food

The city has always been a hotspot for foodies, with high-end options like Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy, and Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro, but it's really blowing up recently.<p>More than 60 new restaurants have opened, been designed, or plan to open in Las Vegas, according to Travel & Leisure. Many of …

Las Vegas

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss. We even found one hotel chain that specially caters to the harried, the hurried …

Hospitality

Three US student footballers die in a week

<b>A student in New York state who died on Wednesday became the third US high school footballer to die playing the game in the last week.</b><p>Tom Cutinella, 16, died after colliding with an opponent, Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen said.<p>Two 17-year-old players collapsed and died after a …

UNC Chapel Hill

Surfer loses arm and hand in horrific shark attack

Shark attack in Australia follows government warning that the area’s beaches would be unsafe unless it continued its controversial cull<p>A 23-year-old man has lost his arm and a hand after being attacked by a shark while surfing with his girlfriend in western Australia.<p>The mauling occurred about 11am …

Western Australia

US Ebola case: family members told to stay home as Texas checks 100 for exposure

Health officials raise number of people monitored to 100 ‘We have tried-and-true protocols to protect the public’<p>‘Five new Ebola infections every hour’ in Sierra Leone<p>Health officials in Texas have ordered four “close” family members connected to the Dallas Ebola patient to remain home to prevent …

Thelonious Monk in His Prime: Copenhagen, 1966

On April 17, 1966, Thelonious Monk performed a special half-hour set for a television program in Copenhagen, Denmark. The footage captures Monk in …

Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Wednesday.<p><b>1. Kurds in Turkey are lashing out over the Turkish government's seeming inaction to prevent the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling to Islamic State militants.</b><p><b>2. After more than a week of demonstrations, student groups leading the</b> …

Nobel Prize

London Film Festival: Films to watch

Game of Thrones

Aziz Ansari: “I’m a feminist”

The comedian mocks the stigma that surrounds the deeply politicized word<p>It's so nice to hear that Aziz Ansari, a comedian so frustrated by the rituals of modern dating that he is writing a book about it, is in a stable and loving long-term relationship. What's even greater to hear is that this …

9 Secrets Your Flight Attendant May Be Burning To Tell You

We're infatuated with life in the skies -- and all the myth-busting that comes along with it. Who would've guessed that dim lights are meant to prep you for evacuation, or that those airline blankets <i>aren't</i> always freshly washed?<p>Of course, nobody knows these secrets better than flight attendants. So …

17 Fluffernutter-Inspired Desserts That Take The Classic Sandwich Up A Notch

Fluffernutter Day is a national holiday, which means the world is inherently a good place. Anyone who has ever sunk their teeth into the gluttonous sandwich knows this to be true.<p>The Fluffernutter is a simple but relished childhood lunch classic, consisting of two pieces of white bread. One side is …

HoodiePillow Is Everything You've Ever Wanted In A Pillow

The controversial Knee Defender has caused endless drama in the skies -- but we guarantee THIS travel invention will never start a conflict...because everyone who's using it will be asleep.<p>Behold the HoodiePillow, quite possibly one of the greatest napping inventions of our time. This brilliant …

Vietnamese blog leaks iPad Air 2 pictures showing thinner chassis, Touch ID, missing mute switch

Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn has pictures claiming to show the design of the new iPad Air, likely a dummy unit which acts as a reasonable portrayal of the device’s characteristics. Shown in white, the device is reportedley only 7 mm thin. This is almost the same depth as Apple’s latest iPhones, which …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

Marijuana Police Accidentally Raid Man's Okra Garden

Police flying in helicopters looking for marijuana plants last week tracked down a man who they believed was illegally growing cannabis. Yet they …

Cannabis

Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Reportedly Entering Production in Small Quantities

Quanta Computer has begun production on Apple's ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook and will look to ramp up its efforts beginning November, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. Despite these newest efforts however, the report also states that the notebook will not be ready in time for this holiday season.<p>Since initial …

Kobe Bryant calls out NBA owners for hypocrisy after new TV deal

A record new TV deal for the NBA may be good for the league and team owners — so long as they’re willing to pay their players more. In interviews since the deal was signed, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and more have seemed to hint that they expect to have the lid on max contracts lifted with the new …

Ebola patient waited days for medicine

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, received an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital -- a far longer wait than experienced by four other Ebola patients treated in the United States.<p>Those patients -- two each at …