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Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, continue to plague the world, but another cause of death is quickly creeping its way up the list. According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death …

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Ancient Mars Was Snowy, New Model Suggests

<b>Dreaming of a white</b> <b>Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have been debating for years whether the water that once flowed on the red planet's surface formed by either water …

El Salvador Gang Truce Crumbling, 103 Murders In Last Week Alone

SAN SALVADOR, July 5 (Reuters) - El Salvador has seen a burst of violence, with 103 homicides this week, the government said on Friday, as a year-long truce between the country's violent gangs appeared to be crumbling.<p>The uptick in murders in the Central American nation echoes killing rates before …

Big Personalities Are Front And Center In NYC Mayoral Race

Everything about the New York City mayor's race is supersized.<p>No less than a dozen candidates are vying to succeed Michael Bloomberg as leader of the nation's biggest city — five Republicans and seven Democrats. The candidates have appeared at more than 100 forums and debates, and the primary is …

Jury sides with teacher fired by Catholic school after artificial insemination

A Roman Catholic archdiocese in Ohio must pay nearly $200,000 to a teacher who alleged she was fired after school officials learned she became pregnant through artificial insemination, a federal jury decided on Monday.<p>Former computer instructor Christa Dias said she was removed from her post by the …

Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs

Welcome to the recovery?<p>(Reuters)

Germany drops longest word after EU law change

<b>The German language has lost its longest word thanks to a change in the law to conform with EU regulations.</b><p>Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz - meaning "law delegating beef label monitoring" - was introduced in 1999 in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.<p>It was …

Europe

Atheists Launching 1-800 Number For People Looking To Flee Their Faith

Atheists and secularists are preparing to launch the "Hotline Project," an effort that will assist those looking to leave their faith behind. Launched by Recovering From Religion, an organization that provides emotional support for the newly-non-religious, the Hotline Project is pledging to offer …

Religion

Smoking employees cost $6,000 a year more, study finds

Smokers cost their employers nearly $6,000 a year more than staff who don’t smoke, researchers said on Monday in what they say is the first comprehensive look at the issue.<p>And in what some might see as a dark twist, they’ve taken into account any savings that might come because smokers tend to die …

Last Boston Marathon Victim Leaves The Hosptial

Erika Brannock, a schoolteacher, lost part of her left leg in the explosions.<p>There is a fund established to help Brannock pay her medical bills at thebrannockfund.com.

Death toll from latest Oklahoma tornadoes rises to 18

The death toll from a series of tornadoes that swept through the US state of Oklahoma late last week has risen to 18 and includes three storm chasers, officials have confirmed.<p>Six children are also among the fatalities from late Friday's twisters, said the chief medical examiner's office, which had …

The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book

Talk about imposing: the ceremonial stone stair leading to bronze gates and carved doors; the frieze of inspiring names and the vaulted hall that seems the very definition of hallowed. And the books, bound portals opening to anywhere imaginable, available to all comers.<p>In cities across the nation, …

Humanities

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Disease

California Community Slowly Sinking Into Ground

New Orleans Mother's Day parade hit by shooting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/977000/977942_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522352635_67893f324824c1fab694e4ea4471ba23<p><b>Nineteen people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say.</b><p>The victims included two children who …

New Orleans

Astronaut recruitment for Mars colony project to begin in July

We’ve been hearing talks of the future formation of a colony on Mars, and it seems that space agencies and companies are quite adamant to get it …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

Nouriel Roubini

Teen suspended for tweet critical of high school sports

The senior class president at a Wichita high school is suspended for suggesting that his school isn't all that at sports. Just that. No cursing. No incitement to violence.<p>I am writing this with a cold compress on my head and a milk chocolate digestive biscuit in my mouth.<p>Both are to soothe my …

High School

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …

Every Every Every Generation Has Been the Me Me Me Generation

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>To Stein's credit, he has some sociological research to make his case — he brings "the cold, hard …

Underage Alcohol Usage: Soaking Gummy Bears In Alcohol Is Newest Trend For Teens

One of the scariest things about raising teens is the possibility that they might be influenced to drink. You can warn them of the dangers and consequences until you’re blue in the face, but sometimes, peer pressure gets the best of them. The American Academy of Pediatrics found that more than four …

H.P. Lovecraft’s Advice to Aspiring Writers: Timeless Counsel from 1920

<i>“If there is a magic in story writing,”</i> Steinbeck admonished, <i>“and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”</i> And yet, famous advice on writing abounds.<p>In January of 1920, iconic science fiction and fantasy author <b>H. P.</b> …

Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it …

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