Laura Rosenthal

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Hamas put activists under house arrest, Fatah says as crackdown feared

Gaza's ruling Hamas placed dozens of activists from the rival Fatah movement under house arrest during the Gaza war and shot several in the legs for not staying indoors, Fatah officials said Monday.<p>One of the shooting victims told Associated Press that masked gunmen shot him in both legs in the …

Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.<p>Palestinians walk next to the ruins of houses, which witnesses …

University Of Toronto, 3 Other Canadian Schools Make It Onto Top 100 List

Four Canadian universities have made it onto a prestigious list of the top schools in the world.<p>The University of Toronto, The University of British …

Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas warnings

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday any deal on Gaza’s future had to meet Israel’s security needs, warning Hamas it faced “harsh strikes” if it resumed firing into the Jewish state.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting …

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Beet ice cream, red-pepper sorbet: Yes, vegetables are now the stars of your favourite frozen treat

When Grinning Face, a non-dairy gelato shop in Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood, introduced a wildflower-honey and beet flavour to its clientele last year, the response was overwhelmingly good – and bad. "It's our most polarizing flavour," says owner Keo Williamson. "People wanted to try it just …

Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires.<p>A Palestinian protester hurls a stone at Israeli …

On the hunt for an ancient society in Lake Huron

Lisa Sonnenburg cradles a stone flake about the size of a fingernail in the palm of her hand.<p>"This is one of our best ones," said the geoarcheaologist at the University of Michigan. "What's cool about this is you can actually see where it's been split off from the rock."<p>To Dr. Sonnenburg and her …

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Australian study finds Egyptian mummies may date back to 4,500BC

The ancient Egyptian practice of mummification may date back 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, an Australian-led study has discovered.<p>The findings, led by Macquarie University researchers and based on studies of bodies found in ancient Egyptian graves from up to 6,000 years ago, is …

Hydrogen Bridge Is 20 Times Longer Than The Milky Way

A bridge of gas more than 20 times bigger than the Milky Way has been discovered linking distant galaxies, possibly after a catastrophic collision or near miss.<p>The cloud of atomic hydrogen is the largest known, massing more than all the gas in our own and the Andromeda galaxies combined. It amounts …

Mediators race against clock to extend Gaza truce

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, as the three-day ceasefire entered its final hours.<p>A crowd gathers during a rally in support of Hamas, in Gaza City August 7, 2014.<p>Israel said it was …

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Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there?<p>The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work and a NASA first.<p>It began 110 million years ago in …

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Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

Two years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of Mars. Touching down ever so gently, Nasa’s Curiosity landed with an almighty roar.<p>It sent a message to the world that a new space race – a race to eventually set foot on …

3 Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid

To get your metabolism moving...<p>Most people are familiar with the relationship between the thyroid and body weight. The thyroid is the master gland in our neck that controls all metabolic processes in the body, i.e. your metabolism. If you are eating the right foods and getting adequate movement …

The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976.<p>Then Ebola appeared in West Africa.<p>So far this year, 887 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday.<p>To put that into perspective, more than a third of all …

9 signs you're still a tourist in France - Matador Network

9 signs you’re still a tourist in France<p>1. You consider the wine aisle at the supermarket daunting.<p>There are so many bottles to choose from! The …

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

Museum rediscovers 6,500-year-old human skeleton in storage

An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find in its own storage rooms: a 6,500-year-old human skeleton.<p>The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, said the skeleton was believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5ft 9ins (1.75 metres) tall.<p>The skeleton …

Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

GAZA/CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel withdrew ground forces from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.<p>Palestinians look at destroyed houses after returning to the …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Israel says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.<p>Palestinians wheel a woman, …

Record-breaking cosmic 'magnifying glass' found by Hubble telescope

In a surprising discovery, astronomers have found a faraway galaxy that doubles as a cosmic "magnifying glass." At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, NASA announced July 31.<p>Spotted in observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the …

Mysterious holes in Siberia may be craters of climate change explosions

Holes like this one have been appearing in Siberia — at least three are known so far. There are a couple of theories for what's causing them and both …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

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10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.