Margaret Gates

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There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Waxing On Your Period & More 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject (literally). Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured out.<p>So, we took one for the team …

Clinton: I'm 'minded to do it'

Hillary Clinton, the subject of intense 2016 speculation, recently said abroad that she is “minded to do it,” according to a Scottish newspaper.<p>“Again, Mrs. Clinton politely gave a neutral answer,” the Scottish outlet The Herald reported last week, describing an exchange with a guest at a private …

FAA to allow tablets and e-readers during all phases of flight

Airplane passengers who forgot to bring a magazine will soon have other entertainment options besides browsing SkyMall and the in-flight safety card. The FAA announced Thursday that the agency will be relaxing half-a-century old guidelines on passenger electronic device use during takeoff and …

Phone hacking jury told Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had six-year affair

Rebekah Brooks had a secret affair for at least six years with Andy Coulson, her successor as editor of the News of the World, it emerged at the Old Bailey on Thursday.<p>The jury in the phone-hacking trial was told that the clandestine relationship took place between 1998 and 2004, covering much of …

South African officials arrested over 'Aids drug scam'

<b>Two health department officials in South Africa have been arrested for selling anti-Aids drugs to patients in a sting operation, police say.</b><p>Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs are supposed to be handed out free of charge to HIV-positive patients at public clinics and hospitals.<p>The elite police Hawks unit …

The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

The Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be.<p>When Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former vice president, decided to run against a sitting Republican senator in Wyoming, her target, Mike Enzi, …

Why Drug Traffickers Love Buses

Malaria cases hit 40-year high in US

Nearly 2,000 people were diagnosed with malaria in the U.S. in 2011, a 40-year high for the infection, health officials reported Thursday.<p>Most were among U.S. residents or citizens and virtually all cases were brought back from other countries, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

Pour on the Sriracha! Judge sides with hot sauce maker over odor -- for now

Hot sauce lovers rejoice!<p>A Southern California town failed Thursday in its bid to shut down production of the popular Sriracha chili sauce because of the odor the factory gives off.<p>Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien rejected the city of Irwindale's initial bid to cease operations at …

You don’t want to know what’s hiding in your spices

If you use everyday spices such as pepper, parsley and paprika, you could be sprinkling more on your food than you bargained for.<p>Twelve percent of spices imported to the US are soiled with insects (both live and dead), animal excrement, rodent hairs and a range of other unappetizing materials, …

Spices

Turkey women MPs break headscarf taboo

Four female legislators wearing headscarves have walked into Turkey's parliament in Ankara, marking an end to the early 1920s ban on the Muslim symbol imposed in the early days of the Turkish Republic.<p><b>Thursday’s symbolic action</b> highlighted an emerging trend in Turkey where the issue of headscarves …

Experts dismiss prediction of global wine shortage

Image 1of/6<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Confusion abounds over a prediction that a wine shortage could be looming.<p>A Morgan Stanley report released this week said …