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More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.<p>Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a …

Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' Persists

In many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in the form of a bland, brownish lump. Known as nutraloaf, or simply "the loaf," it's fed day after day to inmates who throw food or, in some cases, get violent. Even though it meets nutritional guidelines, civil rights activists urge …

'Dead' Banker Arrested in $21 Million Fraud Charges

A banker who vanished in an apparent suicide in 2012 and was wanted by the FBI in connection with a $20 million wire fraud case has been arrested in …

Cheerful Passengers Live Tweet Their Antarctic Ice Rescue

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>All of the 52 passengers aboard a ship that's been stranded in the Antarctic ice for the last week …

W.H. stands by birth-control rule

The Obama administration Wednesday said the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulations are fair — and they don’t really hurt the Denver-based religious organization that got a temporary New Year’s Eve reprieve from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.<p>“We defer to the Department of …

Another year, another death of a gang rape victim in India

A teenage girl who reported two brutal assaults was found dead on New Year's Eve, almost exactly a year after the gang rape and death of a woman on a Delhi bus. Has anything changed?<p>On New Year's Eve, just as many of us were looking forward to toasting the end of the year with wine, family and …

More than 300 Bibles are confiscated in Malaysia

<b>Islamic authorities in Malaysia have seized more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.</b><p>Bible Society officials told Reuters that two of their members were briefly detained following the seizure.<p>A court ruled in October that non-Muslims …

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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

<b>Listen · 7:50</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at Mama Afrika, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to …

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

<b>The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.</b><p>The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence …

Cheerios drops genetically modified ingredients

Under pressure from consumers and activist groups, General Mills says it will stop using genetically modified ingredients to make its original Cheerios cereal.<p>While the oats used to make Cheerios have never contained any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company did make changes to its …

Woman lives on Starbucks products for a year

Some college students may think they live on the pre-packaged sandwiches, cake pops and triple-shot lattes at<p>Starbucks, but one Seattle woman puts them all to shame.<p>Beautiful Existence (that's her legal name), made it her mission to literally live on Starbucks products for all of 2013. She ate and …

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A weighty problem: how to halt obesity in the developing world

If you believe growing waistlines are a problem affecting only rich countries, think again. The latest data reveals that the number of overweight and obese people in the developing world has more than tripled – from about 250 million in 1980 to almost a billion by 2008.<p>The upshot is that there are …

Architects unveil plan for $360 million bike path in the sky

SkyCycle would allow commuters to bike high above London’s traffic<p>More and more cities are investing in ways to get bikers on the road, but London has been particularly preoccupied with keeping them safe. After a particularly brutal spate of deaths last year, Mayor Boris Johnson drew the ire of …

'Breaking Bad' contest winner accused of running drug ring

This just might be a case of life imitating art: On Thursday, Florida officials announced that they arrested a "Breaking Bad" contest winner on suspicion of helping run a nationwide drug ring out of his home.<p>However, instead of making meth, like the chemistry teacher in the popular show, Ryan Lee …

China's Latest Food Scandal: Fox-Tainted Donkey Meat

Walmart has yanked the compromised meat, a venerated dish in parts of the country.<p>As if a nasty bribery scandal in Mexico was not enough to deal with, Walmart is now embroiled in a fox-meat scandal in China. Over the holidays, I watched <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>, and now just can’t help but imagine Walmart …

DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

The Justice Department will answer a challenge Friday morning to a controversial provision in the new health care law. It requires most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost.<p>A group of Catholic nuns has objected to that, and this week they won a temporary …