Melissa Botson

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The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada (by Matt Molloy)

<b>Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada</b> (by Matt Molloy)

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

A knife can help surgeons make sure they removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors say.<p>LONDON — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.<p>An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use …

Drug lord's capture fuels Mexican standoff

The head of the Zetas cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, is behind bars in Mexico<p>His capture is a coup for the president, Enrique Pena Nieto - but it may only be short-lived as other gangs vie for turf held by Morales' men.<p>Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

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Massive 576-page indictment of alleged Cleveland kidnapper reflects horror — and seriousness — of case

The 977-count indictment that accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty to on Wednesday is a catalog of the rape, torture, and brutality prosecutors say he inflicted on three women at his home on Seymour Avenue for over a decade.<p>The 576-page litany of alleged wrongdoings can also …

5Ks that are so fun you'll forget you hate running

Running 3.1 miles? <i>In a row?</i> And I have to <i>pay</i> for this privilege? If you don't run regularly, the idea of running a 5K probably sounds like the worst. But even people who may not like running under normal circumstances are participating in a new crop of 5Ks across the country that make running seem …

Why do mosquitoes target certain people over others?

America's most awesome boardwalks

If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole, here are 19 little pieces of honky-tonk heaven — from Jersey to Cali —just waiting for you to pay a visit.<p><b>Navy Pier,</b><b>Chicago</b><br>Who says a boardwalk has to be by the ocean? Along Lake Michigan in the Windy City, …

'Life is more precious now': Why early detection of Alzheimer's is important

The memory problems started when Nancy Albertson hit her late 50s. Some may have blamed stress or poor sleep for difficulties finding words, but Albertson’s mother had died from Alzheimer’s disease and she knew it the early warning signs.<p>An articulate woman who taught English as a second language, …