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4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Syrian army claims gaining control in Homs

Syrian rebels are under pressure in their stronghold of al-Khaladiyeh in Homs, where the regime claims to have taken control.<p>The Syrian army is making gains in Homs in a bid to link the capital Damascus with the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad's minority Alawite sect along the coast.<p>Al …

A peace process that protects Israel | US & Canada

With peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials beginning again, many analysts have given their reasons for being either cautiously hopeful or sceptical. Yet what is incredible is that, twenty years on from the Oslo Accords, many people still have not asked more fundamental questions …

The injustice of a 'royal pardon' for rape | UAE

There is something perverse about a legal system when a country's vice president must pardon an alleged rape victim. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler and the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, summarily dismissed Marte Deborah Dalelv's case one week …

Classic FYI: Is It Ever OK To Drink Your Own Urine?

Not really, but urine has been a faddish health drink for centuries nonetheless. Celts in the Iberian peninsula gargled it to whiten their teeth about 50 years before Christ; amaroli is a Sanskrit word that refers to urine therapy, which in ancient Ayurvedic practice meant imbibing urine in the …

Child abuse linked to thyroid disorders in women

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> Being physically abused as a child raises a woman’s odds of developing a thyroid disorder by as much as 40 percent.<p>“We found a …

University of Toronto

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Whenever we give in to temptation, be it for a helping of something divine, like fine chocolate, or just a so-so piece of saltwater taffy abandoned next to the office coffeepot, there's something more than self-control at work.<p>Woven into the complexities of food choices and eating behaviors are all …

Young women 20 times more likely to die after prison

<b>U. MELBOURNE (AUS) —</b> Young adults just released from prison are much more likely to die compared to the general population.<p>Nearly all of the deaths …

Chronic Disease

Therapy filters cancer that chemo misses

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b>Many cancers, including breast and prostate cancers, can spread to the brain, but researchers say filtering malignant cells out of …

Cancer

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …

Meet RoboThespian: the British robotic actor

It may look a little like the rebellious humanoid from the movie I Robot, but this robot is not likely to rise up against its makers. Instead this robot, known as RoboThespian, is more of an artist than a fighter.<p>There are around 35 of these robots in use around the world, performing on stage in …

The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in August

Summer is generally a pretty fallow period for albums/films/books/etc. (unless you like crushingly expensive blockbusters about murderous robots, in …

14 Wonderful Island Resorts in the Maldives

<i>Maldives</i> is very famous for its natural beauty which includes the blue ocean and white beaches, accompanied by clean air and pleasant temperatures. …