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28 Things Every Book Lover Wants Their Partner To Know

Romeo and Juliet is not romantic, fyi.

Books

South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium

Changing Planet<p>By Adam Cruise<p>Two of South Africa’s largest private rhino breeders have taken the South African government to court in an effort to lift a moratorium that bans domestic trade in rhino horn.<p>In 2012, Johan Kruger, a Limpopo game farmer and rhino breeder, introduced litigation against …

Extinction

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

Diabetes

This man's blood has saved the lives of two million babies

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia's central coast. But it's what's under the surface that makes him extraordinary -- specifically, what's flowing in his veins.<p>Known …

Medicine

Time to be honest about Israel's capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Diplomacy sometimes creates moments of delusion, when learned men and women seem to lose touch with reality and speak in confusing sentences. That fact is on clear display when it comes to the issue of Israel's capital.<p>Let's be clear here: In every reasonable, logical way, the capital of …

Israel

First Ever Glass Deposits Found On Martian Surface

Okay, who left their glasses on Mars?<p>It seems like Mars has just about everything: auroras, water, and now... glass?<p>In a paper published recently in <i>Geology</i> researchers announced that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found deposits of glass in craters on the Martian surface. These are the …

Meteorites

A letter to the South African cricket team from an Indian fan

<b>Dear South Africa,</b><p>I am an Indian and support the Indian cricket team when the two teams are playing each other but the way AB de Villiers and his …

Cricket

“We just agreed we would disagree”: Jeb Bush & the Catholic Church’s “culture of life” hypocrisy

Bush says his Catholic faith is central to his politics — unless it means aiding the poor, helping the sick or…<p>Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism 20 years ago. He is guided by his faith. He enjoys going to church because it makes him feel serene. He sings and shakes hands with his fellow congregants …

There Is No ‘Proper English’

Never mind the grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak<p>It’s a perpetual lament: The purity of the English language is under assault. These days we are told that our ever-texting teenagers can’t express themselves in grammatical sentences. The media delight in publicizing …

Language

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

Medicine

How alien life might look on Saturn's moon Titan

Scientists have come up with a cellular lifeform which could exist in the chemical conditions on Saturn's moon Titan<p>Alien lifeforms may exist in the solar system but they would look very different to life on Earth, scientists have suggested.<p>A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that …

The two women behind the viral dress want to turn it into something positive for girls

Sarah Weichel and Caitlin McNeill, the two women behind the dress photo that rocked the Internet on Thursday, have a plan to turn their fifteen seconds of viral fame into a win for young girls.<p>Weichel reached out to Business Insider late Friday and announced the pair have teamed up to sell “Team …

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is a geological smoking gun that illustrates how violent the Earth can be. One event overshadows all others: Some 640,000 years ago, an area many miles square at what is now the center of the park suddenly exploded. In minutes the landscape was devastated. Fast-moving ash flows covered …

National Parks

180 Israeli Security Officials Tell Netanyahu That Speaking To Congress Is A Mistake

"It is time the prime minister listened to us before he wrecks our strategic interests with our closest ally. Nothing good for Israel can come from humiliating the U.S. president."<p>TEL AVIV — An alliance of 180 of Israel's top former military and intelligence officials are criticizing Israeli Prime …

Israel

December 2014

With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November 17 when researchers got footage of this rare anglerfish—the first time this species has</b> …

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Courtesy of University of Oxford Press Department, Flickr Creative Commons<p>There’s a lot of excitement about a class of …

Tsunami 10 Years Later in Pictures

Australian mother charged with murder in deaths of 8 children

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.<p>Police have charged the 37-year-old woman in Friday's deaths in a suburb of Cairns. She faces eight counts of murder, Queensland …

Palestinian Media Agency

One month after the end of the conflict, Gazans are starting to rebuild their lives. How can NGOs support them? Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP<p>The recent …

Palestinian Media Agency

Gaza, ALRAY - 17 wounded Palestinians including five children arrived in the Turkish city of Izmir on Tuesday evening for medical treatment.<p>17 …

Israel

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians after settlers storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque

<b>Updated at 2:52 pm (GMT +3):</b> Clashes erupted Wednesday between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem …

Israel

PNN

No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers say

Initial human testing of a top<p>Ebolavaccine candidate demonstrated that the drug was safe and provoked a strong immune response, according to researchers.<p>In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases described …

Disease

Gandalf’s room was a mess: “The Lord of the Rings” retold from the perspective of Rivendell’s housekeeper

Tolkien’s world-building is missing some of life’s more mundane practicalities. So one fan decided to fix that<p>The Tolkien buff writing under the name of Rolf Luchs isn't the first to point out that the master's world-building, while justly praised for its depth and breadth, is nevertheless lacking …

Israel's Foreign Minister Wants to Pay Israeli Arabs to Leave

Avigdor Lieberman puts forth a controversial proposal to "resolve this issue of divided loyalties" for the country's Palestinian citizens.<p>Last week, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved draft legislation to amend the country's Basic Law to declare that Israel is "the national …

Can Your Job Help Your Brain Age More Gracefully?

A new study looks at whether retired surgeons have better memory skills than retired painters.<p>For the most part, I've never felt self-conscious about my memory skills until I heard of the world of memory championships. With intense training and special techniques, memory champions can memorize and …

Want to Get Better at Photography Quickly? Take Advantage of These Black Friday Photography Course Deals

If you're looking to up skill your photography quickly and cheaply, then Black Friday is a great day to take advantage of. The deals from photography …

5 Low-Carb Holiday Side Dishes You'll Love

Holiday dinners can be heavy on the meat and bread, but there are loads of ways to get more veggies into this year's meal. Indulge in a variety of warm, flavorful fall vegetables—like crunchy brussels sprouts, sweet butternut squash, and aromatic fennel—and season with cozy flavors such as maple or …

Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia …