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Gun suicides far more common than homicides

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fewer Americans are being shot and killed in homicides, but more are using guns to commit suicide, new research shows.<p>Gunfire continues to kill a widely disproportionate number of young African-American men. The research, published in the Annual Review of Public Health, …

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Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats

Find cozy seclusion, starry views, ancient gardens—whatever your romantic heart desires.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California</b> <br>www.postranchinn.com <br>Perched on the Big Sur coastline, between the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and the endless …

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

Mind-reading device invented by scientists to eavesdrop on 'inner voice'

Scientists at the University of California were able to pick up several words that subjects thought using a new mind-reading device<p>It might seem the stuff of science fiction, but a mind-reading device is being developed by scientists which can evesdrop on your inner-voice.<p>Reseachers at the …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday