Robert Hoy

12 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @YogiHoy | Keep up with Robert Hoy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Robert Hoy”

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Families of the missing say they are stonewalled by Mexico state authorities

A candle has been burning for almost a year in the modest front room of the tiny two-bedroom apartment that Guadalupe Reyes shares with her husband, Bernardo, and their 10-year-old daughter, Tania.<p>Next to the candle is a picture of their older daughter, Mariana. Her 19th birthday was this month, …

Mexico

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.<p>The Classroom app is part of Google’s Apps for Education …

The 5-Move Full Body TRX Workout

When you arrive at the gym and all the iron is occupied, it’s easy to chicken out by walking back to the locker room, changing, and leaving. Option …

Nigel Farage heads for row over Ukip's anti-gay allies

Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, is facing new accusations of homophobia in his party over its links with anti-gay, far-right European politicians and claims that he has backed a populist Polish priest who describes homosexual men as "sodomites".<p>Farage – whose party has shot up to 14% in an …

Ukip backs councillor candidate who labelled gay people 'abnormal' and 'sodomites'

A local branch chairman for Ukip has defended a councillor candidate who called gay people “abnormal” and said he wished “they stop trying to ram it …

Methane poses huge climate threat to Earth

The volcanoes erupted for about 600,000 years, spewing basalt lava that blanketed an area about half the size of Canada. The acidified oceans warmed …

Climate Change

Lamb takeaway? 40% of curries and kebabs contain other meat

TESTS on lamb takeaways found that two in five of them had been mixed with other meats, while some contained no lamb at all.<p>Consumer watchdog Which? …

Landfill on the High Seas: Why's the Ocean Full of Trash?

The search for flight MH370 that has now entered its second month and covered tremendous swaths of ocean has brought attention to a pressing environmental issue: the tons of trash floating in the sea.<p>Searchers have found hundreds of objects floating in the remote waters. So far, they have all …

Pollution

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …