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Local traders lament collapse in business from storm surge amid growing concern that city’s sea defences are ill-equipped to cope<p>Scientists in Rio de Janeiro have warned that the city’s sea defences may not be able to cope with the effects of climate change after a record storm surge swamped …

Climate Change

The Easiest Way to Cure a Canker Sore

New research delivers sweet news about this common issue.<p>Canker sores are a real pain, but maybe there’s a better (and sweeter!) way to get rid of these common annoyances than previously thought. According to new research in the journal <i>Quintessence International</i>, honey can be just as safe and …

Saudi Arabia

Are We Designing Nutrition Labels All Wrong?

One recent study says yes—and offers a better way forward.<p>Nutrition labels have the best of intentions—to keep us healthy—but they sure don’t have the clearest of formats. Four in 10 North Americans admit to no better than a “partial” understanding of them, according to a recent Nielsen survey. …

Senate fails to save PATRIOT Act

Key provisions have expired – at least for a few days.<p>Key parts of the PATRIOT Act expired at midnight after a bitterly divided Senate adjourned after failing to reach agreement during a rare Sunday session to extend the anti-terrorism law.<p>The Senate did vote overwhelmingly to advance the USA …

IS threat to Syria's northern bald ibis near Palmyra

<b>A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.</b><p>A tiny breeding colony of the northern bald ibis - a critically endangered species - was found near the city in 2002.<p>Only one female returned from the wintering grounds in spring 2013.<p>Three …

Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when mutated<p>Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose …

Mutations

Iraqi forces routinely leave U.S.-supplied weapons on battlefield for Islamic State

The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.<p>The Islamic State group, which had already seized a strategically …

Middle East

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake | Reuters

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday.<p>Thousands of people braved freezing …

Why Obama won't call terror fight a war on radical Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama once again refused to label the fight against terrorism as a war on radical Islam or any kind of "religious war," insisting that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities.<p>Obama also cautioned against the risk of overplaying the …

India

You’re Invited! How to Collaborate on Magazines with Contributors

Jenn de la Vega / January 8, 2015<p>Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can …

AirAsia flight: teams retrieve bodies from Java Sea

Teams searching for AirAsia flight QZ8501 have begun recovering dozens of bodies from the Java Sea, as Indonesian officials confirmed that scattered debris found nearby came from the plane.<p>A major search and rescue effort involving at least 30 ships and 15 aircraft from nine countries has been …

Chinese Scientist Likens Beijing's Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight<p>A Chinese scientist said that the smog situation in the country is so bad that it resembles a "nuclear winter," preventing plants from producing energy from the sun's rays via photosynthesis, and presenting a possible disaster for the …

The World’s Most Advanced Building Material Is... Wood

And it’s going to remake the skyline<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, compliments of the …

Engineering

Safari Beyond the Game Drive

If you are sitting at your desk wishing you were on safari, you are probably visualizing yourself sitting in a Land Rover taking a photo of a lion or an elephant that is just inches away.<p>Bull Elephant at Serian Mara Camp, Kenya (Photo courtesy of Serian Camps)<p>Do not get me wrong, game drives are a …