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No Crap: Missing 'Mega Poop' Starves Earth

Earth has a problem: not enough poop.<p>The extinction of megafauna both at land and at sea has led to a shortage of mega manure, new research finds. As …

Biology

Cornering Russia - Risking World War III

Official Washington is awash with tough talk about Russia and the need to punish President Putin for his role in Ukraine and Syria. But <i>this bravado</i> …

Bad weather, visibility prevent search of AirAsia fuselage

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather and poor underwater visibility on Thursday prevented Indonesian navy divers from searching inside the …

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

Deployment marks shift in Africa policy and will be first Chinese infantry battalion to take part in a UN peacekeeping mission<p>China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts.<p>The first …

The Strange Effect of Your Sports Drink

It has links to some surprising bad habits<p>If you’re not breaking a sweat, then let go of that Gatorade. Drinking sports drinks as a regular beverage at least once a week is associated with other not-so-healthy behaviors, like higher intake of added sugar from sodas and fruit juice, smoking, and …

What Should You Eat Before a Run?

A new study provides pre-workout fuel for thought<p>Have you been fueling up all wrong before endurance workouts? Eating protein or fat before exercise might provide health benefits that carbohydrates don’t, suggests a new research review from Florida State University.<p>The common advice if you’re …

Nutrition

From crime to cigarettes, Bloomberg leaves his mark on New York | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: New Yorkers will not forget outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg anytime soon.<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks from the podium after delivering the 2014 city budget in the Blue Room of New York's City Hall, in this file photo from …

New Yorkers have 'sky high' expectations for new mayor: poll | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers are largely optimistic about the city’s future as Bill de Blasio prepares to be sworn in as the next mayor on January 1, according to a poll released on Monday.<p>New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks to the press outside the West Wing of the White House in …

Spacewalkers install new station cooling pump | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts spent more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station on Tuesday and successfully repaired a critical cooling system.<p>It was the second spacewalk in three days for flight engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, who …

Britain hit by floods, power cuts at Christmas | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Britons will remain without electricity on Christmas Day after torrential rainfall flooded homes and hurricane-force winds battered the country.<p>A man sweeps an empty platform at Waterloo Station after numerous trains were cancelled due to storms in London …

Making waves: In the hunt for invisibility, other benefits seen | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it. Similarly, tsunami waves could be bent around towns, and soundwaves bent around a room to make it …

Question over purged China leader's remains as widow dies | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The widow of late Chinese Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, toppled for opposing the 1989 crackdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, died this week, the family said, leaving a question over what will happen to his unburied remains.<p>Former reformist Communist Party …

Analysis: Struggle for resources at root of Central Africa religious violence | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Mariam watched in horror as militiamen burst through the gate of her home in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui and demanded her husband say whether he was Muslim. When he said yes, they shot him dead.<p>A member of a Christian self-defence militia, called anti-balaka, poses …

Greek deflation accelerates; Carney calls for vigilance on house prices - as it happened

<b>Time for a closing summary</b>:<p>Mark Carney has said rising house prices require "vigilance not panic". Interest rates will not rise for the near future and he ruled out changes to his forward guidance policy.<br>• Household incomes will not return to to 2008 levels until 2016, according to the OBR.<br>• Aerospace …

Japan's whaling fleet en route to Southern Ocean for 'scientific' hunts

Barbara Veiga/AP<p>The Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Japanese whaling fleet, in a 2011 file photo. Two whaling vessels and a surveillance ship are to link up with it. Photograph: Barbara …

French troops begin disarming CAR fighters

French troops in the Central African Republic have clashed with rebels they are trying to disarm in a bid to end violence between rival armed groups which has killed hundreds of people since last week.<p>Shooting erupted on Monday near the airport as the troops searched for weapons in the capital …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

Deadly Argentina looting spreads as police go on strike

<b>At least five people have been killed as looting spreads through Argentina.</b><p>Hundreds have been injured as people took advantage of a police strike to rob shops and homes.<p>Police have refused to go on patrol until their demands for a salary rise are met.<p>Their move follows a police walkout in Cordoba …

Dementia: Five priorities

<b>Dementia is described as a "global disaster waiting to happen" and the biggest health and care problem of a generation.</b><p>Someone is diagnosed with the disease every four seconds and cases are expected to soar from 44 million now to 135 million by 2050.<p>The disease already costs the world £370bn …