Tina Capodanno

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Only one city in the world is more sustainable than London

The first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index of 50 cities has declared a winner, and London only made the number two spot<p>Excellent higher education establishments and a strong health record have helped make London the second most sustainable city in the world, a new report has found, but high …

The Facts Behind Oil's Price Collapse

The dramatic drop we have seen in oil prices over the last few months has many economic forecasters worried about future growth. The problem with declining oil prices is that too much of a good thing can turn frightening. Someone who goes on a modest diet and loses five pounds over the course of a …

Woman 'cured by lucky DNA mutation'

<b>A woman with a rare disease has been spontaneously cured in an event so improbable doctors say it is the medical equivalent of a lottery win.</b><p>The woman in her 50s, who is not being named, was plagued by warts and infections as part of "WHIM syndrome" - caused by a defective immune system.<p>But US …

Dostoevsky Draws a Picture of Shakespeare: A New Discovery in an Old Manuscript

Dostoevsky, a doodler? Surely not! Great Russian brow furrowed over the meaning of love and hate and faith and crime, diving into squalid hells, …

Literature

Loving foster homes repaired brain damage of Romanian orphans

Harvard University has found that Romanian orphans suffered serious brain damage<p>The haunting images of Romanian orphans staring blankly through the bars of their cots was one of the most disturbing legacies of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime.<p>However new research suggests the youngsters were not only …

Harvard

Chris Rock is right: White Americans are a lot less racist than they used to be.

Chris Rock wants you to stop talking about "black progress," and consider "white progress" instead.<p>In an interview with Frank Rich of Vulture, he says "to say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before." He goes on:<p>So, to say Obama is progress is …

As oil prices plunge, wide-ranging effects for consumers and the global economy

Tumbling oil prices are draining hundreds of billions of dollars from the coffers of oil-rich exporters and oil companies and injecting a much-needed boost for ailing economies in Europe and Japan — and for American consumers at the start of the peak shopping season.<p>The result could be one of the …

A Modern Day Renaissance Man Shares Lessons On Happiness, Habits, And Health

<i>Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our email newsletter.</i><p>That Jamie Metzl has completed nearly 50 extreme endurance events, including Ironman Triathlons and ultramarathons, is not mentioned …

The airport of the future

The airport of the future will be less like a sprawling bus depot and more like a large, sustainable park.<p>The number of passengers and aircraft are set to double by 2033, according to Jack Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, a firm specializing in the travel industry. To adapt to the growing …

Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.<p>On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International …

The Secret of Successful Travel in France

In a response to anarticle by Pamela Druckerman in the <i>New York Times</i> about "being French," someone described his experiences bumming cigarettes when he was broke during his last six weeks in Paris:<p>The phrase "<i>Puis-je prendre une cigarette</i>," made certain people look like my question made them …

Seller of StealthGenie spyware app gets fined $500,000

A US District Judge in Virginia has ordered the man responsible for selling and distributing StealthGenie, an application used to spy on people, to pay a $500,000 fine and hand over the software's source code to the authorities. Hammad Akbar, who is originally from Denmark, last week pleaded guilty …