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My Favorite African Science Fiction and Fantasy (AfroSFF) Short Fiction of 2015

Wole Talabi Image via Paul LewinI have always loved ‘Best-Of’ SF/F short story collections, lists, anthologies. ‘The Hugo Winners’ anthology …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

<b>Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.</b><p>The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.<p>Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound - which humans can also get from Brussels …

Broccoli

Peru plans tramway to Incan refuge of Choquequirao

Mountaintop site is currently reached by 12- to 16-hour hike and gets far fewer visitors than nearby Machu Picchu<p>The former mountaintop refuge of Incan royalty has elegant halls and plazas much like those of the fabled Machu Picchu 30 miles away. Yet only a handful of tourists visit the ruins each …

Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been …

Illicit Drugs And Mental Illness Take A Huge Global Toll

Mental disorders and substance abuse are the leading causes of nonfatal illness on the planet, according to an ambitious analysis of data from around the world.<p>A companion report, the first of its kind, documents the global impact of four illicit drugs: heroin and other opiates, amphetamines, …

The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers

<b>Farming has always been a hard way to make a living.</b><p>Now, a small but - anecdotally - growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land.<p>Some want to be a part of improving the food supply for …

Farming

Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

Former Patriots tight end might have been one of the NFL's all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence<p><i>This story,</i> …

Aaron Hernandez's Life Detailed in Shocking Rolling Stone Profile

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and last week he was indicted on charges including first-degree murder in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd.<p>Now, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has taken an in-depth look at the fall of a …

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Shakhter Karagandy warned with Uefa sanctions over sheep sacrifice

• Kazakh club facing disciplinary action for animal rituals • Celtic will not allow repeat episode at Parkhead<p>Uefa has threatened Shakhter Karagandy with disciplinary proceedings if they continue to perform the ritual slaughter of animals around games.<p>The Kazakh champions caused a stir when they …

Bronson Arroyo's durability something to be desired

ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo is the anti-Matt Harvey.<p>Scouts don't haul their radar guns out of their briefcases to clock his fastball. The folks at ESPN and Fox don't promote his starts, making sure everyone tunes in when he pitches. And, no, he hasn't been asked to pose nude …

Jacoby Ellsbury rumors: 'Starting point' as free agent is 5 years, $75 million

The price for Ellsbury this winter is expected to start at B.J. Upton and go up from there.<p>The rumored "starting point" for Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury when he hits free agency this fall will be the five-year, $75 million deal that B.J. Upton signed with the Braves last winter, CBS …