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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, giving the Republican front-runner the blessing of one of the evangelical community’s biggest names just days before the Iowa caucuses.<p>In a statement, Falwell called Trump “a …

Donald Trump

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep school

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — For more than a century, St. George's School has been part of the pedigree of some of America's richest and most influential …

Heritability Estimates of Body Size in Fetal Life and Early Childhood

1. Silventoinen K, Sammalisto S, Perola M, Boomsma DI, Cornes BK, et al. (2003) Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin …

Pregnancy

If Your Biology Professors Believe in Adam and Eve, You’re Not Getting a Proper Science Education

January 19, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>A month ago, when the brouhaha at Wheaton College (in which a professor got in trouble for saying Muslims and …

Faith

Suicide bomber kills 10, wounds 15 in Istanbul tourist area

ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners — most of them …

US approval for drug that turns herpes virus against cancer

Imlygic, which bursts melanoma cells open and triggers immune response, can shrink localised tumours but is not proven to extend life, says FDA<p>The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug that uses the herpes virus to infiltrate deadly skin cancer tumours, reducing their …

Cancer

First 'in womb' stem cell trial to begin

<b>The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.</b><p>It is hoped the cells, which are able to transform into a range of tissues, will lessen symptoms of incurable brittle bone disease.<p>The trial, starting in January, will be led by Sweden's Karolinska …

California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting …

Russia opens huge new mosque ahead of Eid holiday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been joined by the Turkish and Palestinian leaders at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital's new main mosque after 10 years of construction work.<p>The $170m mosque - entirely funded by private donations - unveiled on Wednesday, the eve of Muslim holiday …

Growing a penis at 12: the 'Guevedoce' boys of the Dominican Republic

Scientists and BBC presenter travelled to the Dominican Republic to meet the 'Guevedoce' males who do not grow a penis until puberty<p>I hated going through puberty; voice cracking, swinging moods, older brother laughing at me. But compared to Johnny, who lives in a small town in the Dominican …

British Scientists Want Permission To Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos

The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast<p>While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have …

Scientists claim to have grown sperm in test tubes

The breakthrough could help thousands of infertile men and young boys left sterile from cancer treatment all over the world, the scientists say<p>Scientists have claimed to have grown mature human sperm in test tubes in a breakthrough that could help combat male infertility.<p>The sperm cells, which have …

Sex does not trigger heart attacks even after health scare

Scientists find no link between sex and adverse cardiovascular events as they rate intercourse as 'moderate' activity, equivalent to taking brisk walk<p>For those who want to grow old disgracefully, it could be good news. A study has found no evidence that sex can trigger a heart attack, even in …

In first Ukraine trip, NATO chief tries balancing act on Russia

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday an ebb in violence in eastern Ukraine was not enough to bring peace and demanded Russia withdraw heavy weapons the alliance accuses it of providing in support of separatists.<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) walks with NATO …

Russia

Liberia declared Ebola-free for a second time

The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola for a second time Thursday after a brief resurgence of the disease.<p>Liberia was the country hardest hit in the largest Ebola epidemic on record, accounting for more than 4,800 of the 11,300 people killed by the virus since the end of …

Disease

Transgender ruling: US court opposes Mexican's deportation

<b>A US appeals court has granted a transgender illegal immigrant the right to stay, as she would face discrimination in Mexico.</b><p>The court ruled that Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez was protected under international anti-torture conventions.<p>The judges said Mexico suffered from "an epidemic of unsolved …

Pope Francis's abortion pardon 'a great gift' for Catholics in Boston

While most US dioceses already allow priests to forgive abortion, the pope’s gesture is welcomed as making ‘the mercy of God more accessible’ to women<p>Sunshine spilled through the stained-glass windows of St Mary’s chapel at Boston College, on what was a particularly warm summer’s day. It was cool …

Christianity

Hungary closes Serbian border crossing as refugees make for Austria on foot

Hungary has closed its main border crossing with Serbia after several hundred refugees and migrants broke out of a nearby camp, while hundreds of others set off on foot for Austria and Germany from Budapest and Bicske, a town 25 miles north-west of the Hungarian capital.<p>A huge crowd fed up off …

Border Crossings

Connecticut teen fighting state justices' ruling on forced chemotherapy

For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation.<p>A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a port surgically placed in her chest.<p>"She hasn't …

Mozambique links contaminated beer deaths to crocodile bile

At least 69 people killed and 196 others admitted to hospital after drinking traditional beer pombe at funeral<p>Health authorities in Mozambique believe the contaminated beer that killed 69 people at a funeral over the weekend was poisoned with crocodile bile.<p>The government has declared three days of …

Mozambique

Boko Haram raids Cameroon army base

Fighters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram have launched an attack on a military base in the northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, police and government officials say.<p>Monday's attack came a day after blasts struck an open market selling mobile handsets in the town of Potiskum in Nigeria's …

Russia says West is wrong to blame Moscow for Ukraine crisis

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticised the West for constantly blaming Moscow for the crisis in eastern Ukraine.<p>Lavrov was speaking in Basel, Switzerland after an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting of foreign ministers in support of its work to …

Camera App and Attachment Turns Any Smartphone Into an Eye Exam Lab On-The-Go

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we go about our everyday lives. And while more often than not they’re used for more trivial tasks, there are …

Al-Shabab massacres non-Muslims at Kenya quarry

<b>Somali militants have killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers near the north Kenyan town of Mandera.</b><p>The attackers from the al-Shabab group shot the non-Muslims dead after separating them from Muslims, residents said.<p>There is growing concern in Kenya about security in regions bordering Somalia after a …

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

<b>Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.</b><p>They said their study on rats heralded a "huge breakthrough" towards developing effective treatments.<p>There is no cure for the disease, but medication and brain stimulation can …