Ariel L

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Amanda Knox, what really happened: Writing toward the actual story

<b>Amanda Knox (Reuters/Andrew Kelly)</b><p>Looking for the truth? Try fiction. A novel about the lurid case might have more perspective than Italian courts<p>Katie Crouch<p>February 9, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>For the last three years, I’ve been working on a novel loosely inspired by the final weeks of Meredith …

Flying Blind in Egypt

If it seems as if the United States possesses little to no leverage over the deteriorating situation in Egypt, a contributing factor might be the …

82,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Spill From Plant Into North Carolina River

About 82,000 tons of coal ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water — enough to fill more than 40 Olympic swimming pools — has leaked from a North Carolina power plant and is threatening water supplies across state lines.<p>Duke Energy, the U.S.'s largest electricity provider, which runs …

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Satellites reveal new views of Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island'

Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of a deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.<p>Satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island emerged …

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House Republicans Target Contraception In Last-Minute Spending Bill

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans included a so-called "conscience clause" in the government funding bill in a plan they approved early Sunday.<p>The House voted 231-192 on a bill that would delay much of the 2010 health care overhaul for a year. It would also repeal a tax on medical devices that helps …

Chicago Tylenol murders remain unsolved after more than 30 years

The unsolved investigation into the deaths of seven people who swallowed cyanide-laced Tylenol is returning to where it started more than 30 years ago, as a group of Illinois law enforcement agencies said Friday that the FBI will no longer lead the probe.<p>Police in Arlington Heights — where three of …

UN: Global warming is reshaping the planet | Greenland

Greenland will eventually truly become green as most of its massive ice sheet is destined to melt, the authoritative U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported Friday.<p>The IPCC’s new 36-page summary of the latest science includes a warning that there is a 20-percent chance the …

Is Living With Extreme Wildfires The New Normal?

It has been a deadly year for the people who fight wildfires. In total, 32 people have lost their lives fighting fires in 2013; the highest number in nearly 20 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.<p>Just one incident accounts for most of those deaths, the Yarnell Hill fire in …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …

Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

Petri dishes have hosted all sorts of experiments, such as cultivating mold or breeding amoeba. But now, truly futuristic events are happening in these circular glass plates -- most notably, growing brains.<p>That's right, scientists are now raising brains in petri dishes.<p>According to a study in the …

'Grand Canyon of Greenland' discovered under ice sheet

The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.<p>"You think that everything that could be known about the land surface is known, but it's not," said Jonathan Bamber, …

Fracking Blamed For Widespread Death Of Federally-Protected Fish In Kentucky

Hydraulic fracturing fluids leaked from nearby natural gas drilling wells caused the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, according to a joint study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<p>Hydraulic fracturing is the most common …

Boehner seeks answers from Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent a letter to President Obama seeking answers to 14 questions regarding U.S. military intervention in Syria, but the speaker stopped short of seeking a formal authorization vote before the president can engage.<p>Rather, Boehner contended that the …

Migraine sufferers' brains 'show structural differences'

<b>There are structural differences in parts of the brain between people who have migraines and those who do not, according to a review by Danish researchers.</b><p>The analysis of 20 separate studies, in the journal Neurology, showed changes in the brain's white matter and tiny lesions could be …

Cairo forces detain siblings from Ireland after raid on al-Fath mosque

When Egypt's security forces stormed the besieged al-Fath mosque in central Cairo almost two weeks ago among those arrested were four siblings with joint Irish-Egyptian nationality – three women aged 21 to 28, and their brother, 17.<p>The siblings are still in detention without access to a lawyer but …

Syria Strike Reportedly Coming 'Within Days'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The march toward an assault on Syria continues to gain speed this morning as Britain has called a …

The Best Festival in the U.K.

I have to admit, shamefacedly, that in the past I have not fully embraced the festival scene in the U.K.<p>Stories of friends who have dived head-first down porta loos on quests to retrieve their iPhones, or have woken up to find their tent washed away by the inevitable, biblical rainfall fill me with …

What's New in the City of the Gods

<i>Photos by Paul Ross</i><p>People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city with broad avenues, a main street that points to astronomical north, huge stone pyramids …

Namaste: My YogAdventure

Its roots lie in India, its core stems from Hinduism, and its following is worldwide. Yoga and traveling go hand in hand. As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia. With my best …

8 Books That Will Make You Want To Travel To India

Whatever your impressions about India, reading about the country before you travel there can help de-mystify the experience and prepare you for what you're about to see.<p>Here are 8 awesome books that will make you want to travel to India—or help prepare you for your journey.

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Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

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Where to hang out with Uganda’s chimpanzees

Eyes trained on the canopy, the hunters slipped with speed and agility across the forest floor. Although communication was kept to a minimum everyone seemed certain of their role. Occasionally one of the party turned and shot a glance back at me, sweating and stumbling over branches and roots, far …

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Five Breathtaking Lake Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is known for epic skiing in the winter, however, summertime offers some of the region's best hiking opportunities. Numerous hikes include lakes as destinations and are just minutes from Salt Lake City ski resorts, which offer a variety of summer activities and lodging deals.<p>These …