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Ultimate Guide to European Rail Passes

Whether you're a twenty-something backpacker or retirees who've finally made the time to see the world, traveling across Europe by rail is a right of passage. The major cities are home to romantic, grand stations while the countryside is dotted with charming little depots. Train travel has been a …

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Obama: 'The entire world is appalled' by beheading

President Obama calls the parents of slain journalist James Foley and condemns his killers.<p>WASHINGTON — "Justice will be done" to the Islamic State militants who beheaded freelance journalist James Foley, President Obama said Wednesday, calling the murder "an act of violence that shocks the …

Real-life 'Flubber', made in the UK, saving lives in war zones and on the football field

VIDEO: An orange goo, invented and manufactured in Britain, is being used to protect Hollywood celebrities from harm during daring stunts, keep soldiers safe and reduce brain trauma in American football<p>Flubber, starring Robin Williams as a mad professor who invents a new rubber-like substance, was …

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p><b>What’s the short version?</b><p>There are tens of trillions of microbes in our guts, which are important for our digestion and our health. The antibiotics that we take to kill off disease-causing bacteria also indiscriminately nuke these beneficial bugs. Now, …

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Western Africa is now by far the biggest in the 38-year history of the disease, with 1,145 deaths and 2,127 suspected cases recorded as a virulent strain of the disease spreads across across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone<p>Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone …

Epigenetics News Articles Put Too Much Pressure On Moms

The things that parents do and eat can change what traits they pass on to their unborn babies––but scientists are saying it's too soon to be giving pregnancy advice based on epigenetics studies.<p>Maybe you've heard of King Henry VIII's tendency to blame his wives for giving birth to baby girls …

Abstinence changes how men define ‘manly’

Bragging, dirty jokes, and sexual one-upmanship are ways young men, eager to assert their masculinity, often demonstrate their “manhood.”<p>But how does …

EBOLA: What West Africa Can Learn From Winnebago County, Wisconsin

There is no question the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the greatest epidemics seen in modern times. The epidemic has spread to four countries and has accounted for over 1,000 deaths with no signs of slowing down. The situation appears to be dire as a lack of resources, overburdened health …

Facial Recognition: Now Helping You Find Hot Dates, Cute Pets

Introducing the services Three Day Rule and PetMatch<p>Facial-recognition software cut its teeth on criminal mugshots, but now it offers an arguably more civic service: uniting people with potential life partners. Algorithms search for a match based on your prior dating or pet-ownership preferences. …

NASA's Greased Lightning Tests Vertical Takeoff

But is it systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic?<p>The space missions get all the credit, but the Aeronautics branch of NASA does really cool stuff. Today is National Aviation Day, and to celebrate, NASA shared a picture of their GL-10 Greased Lightning drone. Consider it the little sister to the …

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Girl Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis makes Sports Illustrated cover