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Mexico: six men suspected of stealing radioactive cargo hospitalised

The men are showing signs of 'critical, close contact' with radioactive material<p>Six men suspected of stealing a dangerous radioactive cargo from a truck outside Mexico City earlier this week have been treated in a hospital for signs of radiation exposure and remain under police guard.<p>On Monday, …

Here are Google’s picks for Best Apps of 2013 and Best Games of 2013

Brace yourselves, best of 2013 lists are coming. Google started early with two Play Store collections bringing together some of the best apps and games of the year.<p>The 14-strong best apps list include staples like TuneIn Radio, Wunderlist and Aviary, but also a few more niche-focused apps like …

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"Rocks or stones, explain it as you will, but there is a mystery to St. Petersburg—it really affects your soul." Joseph Brodsky. St. Petersburg is often called the cultural capital of Russia, but Russian poets such as Joseph Brodsky have highlighted that there is something even more special to the city. With a population of 5,000,000, for several centuries St. Petersburg has been a center for creative people to come together from throughout Russia. Now, the city is home to a growing Instagram community organizing InstaMeets and gatherings. Want to see St Petersburg for yourself? Check out more Instagrammers from St. Petersburg on the Instagram blog. http://blog.instagram.com/post/69253347883/spotlight-st-petersburg Photo by @verarolle http://instagram.com/p/hDJwNXSHw2/

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

The <i>Washington Post</i> recently showed how high-earners are clustering into “Super ZIPs” where median household incomes are more than $120,000, and where …

Australian kangaroo (j) via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/19210735884080157/ #marsupial #australia

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

Miami's Newest Condo Tower Will Be Home to Nearly 2 Percent of the World's Billionaires

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Canadian armed forces hit by spate of suicides

A sudden spate of suicides in the Canadian armed forces has raised urgent questions about care for Afghanistan veterans amid criticism of the government for failing to provide mental health support professionals for soldiers.<p>Four men have killed themselves in the past two weeks. The latest was …

Hoped-For AIDS Cures Fail In 2 Boston Patients

HIV has reappeared in the blood of two Boston patients who scientists had hoped had been cured of their infections.<p>This disappointing development, reported by <i>The Boston Globe</i>'s Kay Lazar, is yet another cautionary tale of how researchers can never afford to underestimate the human immunodeficiency …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Judge orders Colorado baker to serve gay couples

A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.<p>The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because …

Infections are the true beneficiaries of war

<b>History has repeatedly shown that contagion makes an easy bedfellow with human conflict.</b><p>Take the poliovirus outbreak in Syria - and Israel and Egypt too - caused by related strains that can be traced back to Pakistan.<p>War and insurgency provide the ideal conditions for bacteria and viruses to take a …

Public Health

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …

Gretl Slams ‘Sound of Music’

Delta Airline Pilot Sends Actress Claire Holt Adorable Thank-You Note (PHOTO)

Gratitude at 30,000 feet!<p>Actress Claire Holt, who apparently is a frequent flier with Delta Air Lines, was clearly touched when the pilot of a recent flight sent her a handwritten note thanking her for flying with the company.<p>The Aussie star, known for her work in hit television shows "The Vampire …

Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea

The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.<p>Ever since Syria …

Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think

The smart people at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>If you were hoping for some green goodness during this holiday interlude, you've come to the wrong place. This weekend, we're bringing you cakes, …

Beautiful Family Portraits with 4+ Living Generations

<i>Generations</i> is a portrait series by UK-based photographer Julian Germain that features visual timelines of families with at least four living generations. With each person representing a single generation of their lineage, Germain manages to create a chronological look at these fruitful families. …

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