Cynthia Spence

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Behind boxing's brain damage crisis

Dr. Charles Bernick, a neurologist and associate medical director at the center, leads the study. He’s disarmingly candid about how little certainty science has regarding CTE. How does a series of static injuries become a progressive, degenerative disease? Why can some people fight an entire …

Everytime I See You

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Cable cars and aerial trams around the world give you access to brilliant panoramic views without having to go through the effort of hiking a long, winding trail up a mountain or trekking through the wilderness in search of …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

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Cuba's Raul Castro calls for 'civilised relations' with US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1038000/1038891_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524662695_fcaf4046e215d43c4e73df71dceaacac<p><b>Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

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Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Al-Qaeda in Yemen 'sorry' for hospital attack

In a rare public apology, the military leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the defence ministry during a December assault that killed 52 people.<p>Qassim al-Rimi, commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, …

Man found guilty in murder of wife outside St. Louis County hair salon

<b>CLAYTON</b> • A St. Louis County jury found a man guilty Wednesday in the murder of his estranged wife outside a North County hair salon in 2012.<p>The jury …

La Lupe, Queen Of Latin Soul: The Original Alt.Latina

A Cuban icon known as the Queen of Latin Soul, La Lupe has been a massively influential figure across Latin culture. We'd give anything to talk to her today, but she's long-gone; La Lupe died in 1992. So we turned to her biographer.<p>Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez has written extensively about the great …

Syria 'abducting civilians to spread terror', UN says

<b>UN human rights investigators say the Syrian government is using what they call "enforced disappearances" as part of a widespread campaign of terror against civilians.</b><p>Thousands of people have been taken away, with most never seen again, their report says.<p>Disappearances on such a scale could be a …

Obama 'Would Abandon Israel Just Like South Vietnam'

Recent months have seen the Obama administration face sharp criticism from the USA's traditional Middle Eastern allies over its foreign policy.<p>Almost …

Middle East

5 Trips To Book After A Breakup

Let's face it: after a breakup, sitting teary-eyed on your couch while eating copious amounts of chocolate can get old pretty darn fast.<p>And while the thought of being alone may be horrifying and emotionally impossible, a new adventure may be just what you need to rediscover yourself.<p>After all, no …

7 Beach Resorts that are Affordable AND Awesome

Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that considering a hotel's value is just as important as considering its …

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CAR death toll much higher than thought, says Amnesty

<b>Former rebels in the Central African Republic killed almost 1,000 people in a two-day rampage this month, double an earlier UN estimate, Amnesty International has said.</b><p>The group says war crimes are being committed in CAR.<p>In a separate report, Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to send a …

What Your Brain Sees May Not Be What You See

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Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

LGBT community supports couple bullied on Craigslist

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Anger over a gay pride rainbow flag that mimics the U.S. stars and stripes prompted a public demonstration by the LGBT …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

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Mystery Disease Killing Ohio Dogs

Veterinarians, health officials and dog owners are alarmed by the mysterious recent deaths of four dogs in Ohio. Some experts suspect the dogs may …