Becky Adams

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Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

Why Fracking Actually Helps The Environment

No other factor comes close to providing a plausible explanation. Unlike the European Union, the US never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, in which participating countries committed to cut CO2 emissions by roughly 5%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2012. Nor is America's continued emissions reduction a …

Fossil Fuels

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. Today, Google is launching its …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

Chinese New Year

A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher

Nothing I have ever done has brought me as much joy as I have received from teaching children how to write the past 14 years. Helping young writers grow and mature has been richly rewarding and I would not trade my experiences for anything.<p>That being said, if I were 18 years old and deciding how I …

Education

The government could soon be using an iPhone to check your identity

Identity verification specialist AOptix is offering an iPhone-based biometric identification system aimed at government customers.<p>While there are existing solutions out there, the AOptix one is unusually comprehensive: it can recognise your face, iris, voice and fingerprints. The system – intended …

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How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians

Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.<p>A study released Monday sheds new light on last week's foofaraw over President Obama's comment that his friend and supporter California …

As Walgreen Plays Doctor, Family Physicians Bristle

Walgreen’s latest push into primary care has one major doctor group taking issue with the retailer’s expansion into “management for chronic conditions” such as high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension.<p>The nation’s largest drugstore chain earlier this week announced that its more than 330 Take …

Kent youth PCC Paris Brown apologises over 'inappropriate' tweets

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/968000/968123_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522265674_838069b40325cc2b4e86a737d429c4b4<p><b>A teenager who became Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner (PCC) has apologised for her "inappropriate" comments on Twitter.</b><p>Paris Brown, 17, …

Morality

Opposition Candidate Draws Gigantic Crowd In Venezuelan Election Rally

Venezuela is one week away from the election to replace Hugo Chavez.<p>This photo captures opposition candidate Henrique Capriles' huge rally held today in Caracas.<p>From Reuters:<p>Venezuela's opposition leader and presidential candidate Henrique Capriles (C) speaks to supporters during a campaign rally …

Venezuela

Why Politicians Want Children To Be Seen And Heard

President Obama will visit Connecticut on Monday to keep pushing for new federal gun laws. The poster children for this campaign are just that — children.<p>The president has invited kids to the White House to watch him sign new executive orders on guns. And the images of the kids who died at Sandy …

Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …

Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas

Wikipedia editors object to University of Toronto student contributions

A recent dust-up between Wikipedia and Canada's largest university raises questions about how collaborative the popular website that bills itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" truly is.<p>The online information portal recently took a professor from the University of Toronto to task …

Wikipedia

The Steubenville Rape Case Is Back — Are Parents at Party Houses to Blame?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The long and potentially dead-end grand jury process is underway in the rape case in Steubenville, …