Grace Knight

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The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Another doctor dies of Ebola as death numbers climb

The Ebola death toll continues to climb, despite the global attention on the outbreak.<p>In numbers released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, 128 new cases were diagnosed between Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 alone, and 56 died.<p>The disease has infected and killed people in four West African nations: …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities

The election last year of self-professed moderate President Hassan Rouhani has not brought Iran's Christians any relief, according to a new United Nations report which finds the Islamic Republic's Bible believers more persecuted than ever.<p>The detailed report finds Iran has continued to imprison …

Christians killed for faith nearly doubled in 2013, group finds

Rev. Faye Pama Musa knew immediately why suspected Boko Haram militants burst into his home last year as his wife prepared dinner in the family’s northeastern Nigeria home. His stance against Christian persecution in the divided African nation had long made him a target.<p>Musa, who served as the …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …

Immunotoxin 3B3-PE38 Could Kill HIV-Infected Cells

A toxin created by scientists is able to kill cells where HIV is replicating despite antiretroviral therapy, a new mouse study shows.<p>The findings suggest that the genetically modified bacterial toxin, called 3B3-PE38 and created in 1998, could be used as a complement to antiretroviral therapy …

U.S. to part with contractor CGI for Obamacare website | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. government will part ways next month with contractor CGI Federal over the troubled Obamacare enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for insurance, the company said on Friday.<p>A man looks over the …

Nystagmus: Looking for answers to eye disorders

<b>Nicola Oates always thought her son Thomas's clumsiness as a baby was normal.</b><p>As he got older, it became more problematic. He would trip over anything lying on the floor and he started falling behind at school. He also developed a habit of turning his head to the right, and pointing his chin …

Autism

The Cigarette's Powerful Cultural Allure

Nearly 20 percent of Americans still smoke, in spite of what we know about the dangers. Part of the reason is the allure of a cigarette, so elemental to classic scenes in movies, television shows and books. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Richard Klein, author of <i>Cigarettes are Sublime</i>, about smoking …

Autism and Alternative Medicine: Getting Real About the Benefits and Risks

A new study published in the <i>Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics</i> found that among parents of 600 children between ages two and five …

The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

The actress went on to denounce the anti-aging craze:<p>"There's no such thing as anti-aging," she says. "There's no such thing as turning back the hands of time, and it makes me crazy that we live in a society where that's sold to women—that we're supposed to believe that if we're getting older, …

Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

Former South Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the<p>Boston Globerevealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for years.<p>Bulger, 84, is at USP Tucson, according …

Crime

Foreigners airlifted from CAR

Stranded foreign nationals are being evacuated from the Central African Republic following appeals from neighbouring countries.<p>The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) started an airlift on Saturday, one of three charter flights this weekend, to repatriate 800 Chadians from a refugee camp …

Breast ironing in Cameroon: empowering girls to speak out

Elizabeth Mbu kept her secret for 16 years. Aged 11, her mother kneaded her naked, developing breasts with a hot stone twice a week to stop them growing. "Each time I cried as it was really painful," she says. "I didn't understand what was going on, but it was very difficult to speak about." Her …

dip-dyed shoes

Winter isn't quite here, but already folks are starting to revert back to their dreary cold weather wardrobes. Ugh. How boring! We're not ready to …

20 Great DIY Wedding Backdrop Ideas

Last month I had the pleasure of being part of “Team Pom Pom” for my friends’ Clay and Lisa’s wedding. Along with Victoria and Anna, I helped create …

Giant, Giant Granny Square Blanket

As a child we often travelled to my maternal grandparent’s house for the holidays. I loved my Grandma Cordelia’s old house, especially all of its …

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

<b>A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.</b><p>The discovery of genuinely novel antibiotics is rare, and experts say resistance to the drugs poses a grave threat to human health.<p>US scientists say the new …

Extracted

APOD: A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay (2013 Jun 02) Credit & Licence: Daniela Mirner Eberl http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130602.html Explanation: What kind of cloud is this? A roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud, a type of Arcus cloud, is completely detached from their parent cumulonimbus cloud. Pictured above, a roll cloud extends far into the distance in 2009 January above Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roll-cloud.JPG Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130602 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0602

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'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

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10 Reasons Beginner Photographers Should Try to Learn With Manual Film Cameras

When I learned about photography for the first time, it was in my high school’s darkroom with a fully-manual Pentax K1000, which was at one time …