Alison Perry

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In Colombia, violence and flawed legislation undercut land restitution effort | Fox News

Threats of violence and flawed legislation are undercutting Colombia's efforts to return huge swaths of land illegally snatched from poor farmers during the country's half-century conflict, according to a study released Thursday.<p>Amnesty International's report said that titles to less than 74,000 …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Are Dangerous Spiders Hiding in Your Fruit?

Probably not, says a new study that shows most hitchhiking arachnids are harmless.<p>Fruit shipped from afar sometimes arrives with an unwelcome bonus: a large, scary-looking spider.<p>The arachnids, which hide among bunches of bananas and other fruit shipped from South America to the United States and …

Pig carcass study reveals how bodies decompose underwater

Three pig carcasses dropped underwater are helping scientists understand how submerged human bodies decompose. The answers could play a big role in …

PETA criticises man for being eaten alive by anaconda

PETA has attacked naturalist Paul Rosolie for 'tormenting' the giant snake for a Discovery Channel programme<p>A TV show commissioned by the Discovery Channel in which a man is apparently eaten by an anaconda has been heavily criticised by animal rights supporters.<p>Eaten Alive, which airs in the US …

Jean Shrimpton the Style Icon

In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from the era which she helped define.<p>The '60s and '70s fashion scene was dominated by Jean Shrimpton for her ultra mod and glam look. In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Veterans divided on Navy SEAL breaking silence about shooting bin Laden

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.<p>That internal debate …

The Rudest Things You Can Do When You're Eating, According To Etiquette Experts

We've so been there: On the other side of a table from someone chewing with their mouth open. Wide open. This person could be the dearest, most cherished person in our lives, but such a sight can almost be enough to make you consider never eating with them again.<p>Perhaps that's not your trigger. "I …

Buzz Aldrin: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice

Pioneering the space frontier is a perilous business.<p>That was recently underscored by the catastrophic breakup of the commercial Virgin Galactic …

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

<b>Image Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet Courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Press</b><p>Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. …

Street Photography

‘Q’ executive producer taking time off as CBC comes to grips with Ghomeshi scandal

The executive producer of <i>Q</i> is taking time away from work as the CBC continues to come to grips with the scandal surrounding the show's former host, Jian Ghomeshi.<p>Arif Noorani has decided to "take some time off while we get more clarity around the situation," said Chuck Thompson, the public …

Rover dressed as a penguin aids conservation

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Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Louisiana health officials say that anyone who's been in an Ebola-affected country over the last three weeks will be quarantined in their hotel rooms.<p>The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is telling researchers who've recently traveled to Ebola-affected parts of West Africa that …

Calculating the odds: 12 sons in a row

They may not beat the Duggars for sheer number of children, but this couple in Michigan has their own kind of reality-TV-worthy reproduction streak going on.<p>Kateri and Jay Schwandt of Rockford have 12 sons and no daughters, all conceived naturally, according to the Detroit Free Press. The odds of …

Major Autism Studies Identify Dozens of Contributing Genes

Two new studies exploring the genetic basis of autism tie mutations in hundreds of genes to the disease.<p>Several teams of researchers collaborated on …

Government report: Tough laws 'do not stop drug use'

There is "no obvious" link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a government report has found.<p>Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Norman Baker said the report, comparing the UK with other countries, should end "mindless rhetoric" on drugs policy.<p>But Prime Minister David Cameron said …

David Cameron

Minister wants drug abuse to be treated as health issue

There is "no obvious relationship" between tough laws and levels of drug use, a government report has suggested.<p>The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should ditch what he calls the "inappropriate rhetoric of the 1950s" and focus more on …

Substance Abuse

4 Ways Being Lonely Can Affect Your Health

When you’re lonely, you may look for friends in all sorts of unexpected places. At least, that’s the conclusion of a recent study in <i>Psychological</i> …

Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now 'doesn't seem like the right time'

Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.<p>"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Maynard …

Should I Eat Shrimp?

<i>Welcome to</i> Should I Eat This?<i>—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you.</i><p><b>5/5 experts say yes.</b><p>The lure of …

Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say

People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. They suffer from muscle and joint pain and may experience short-term memory loss.<p>But diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult, according to the Centers for Disease …

WHO Chief Says Ebola Response 'Did Not Match' Scale of the Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has morphed into one of our biggest health crises in years, with at least 4,900 known deaths among more than 13,000 …

What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

Back in 2003 I was a junior doctor working at a Chicago teaching hospital.<p>As one of the newer docs, my daily appointment schedule had lots of openings. Pretty much any assignment nobody else wanted came my way.<p>One morning the nurse who managed our clinic told me that my first patient for the …

Here's Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet, high in vegetables, nuts and healthy fats like olive oil, has once again proven itself worthy of our plates.<p>People who …

'Lady Ganga' breaks record before cervical cancer death - CNN.com

Michele Baldwin was 45 years old when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The single mother decided to do something extraordinary before her death: Break a world paddle boarding record on the Ganges River.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Lady Ganga<p>Lady Ganga<p>Lady Ganga<p>Lady Ganga<p>Lady Ganga<p>Lady Ganga<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- "I …

U.S. quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states on doctors and nurses returning from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak are creating a “chilling effect” on Doctors Without Borders operations there, the humanitarian group said on Thursday.<p>A Doctors Without Borders health worker …